A good bra is essential when you work out, but choosing the right one is no mean feat. To make sure you’re not one of the 9.5 million women in the UK currently in the wrong sports bra, consider your breast size and the type of activity you’ll be undertaking. Compression bras work for smaller cup sizes while encapsulation (with individual cups) tend to be more effective for larger sizes. If you mostly do low-impact activities such as walking, then thinner material will be fine, but if you’re hitting the treads go for less stretchy material with supportive seams.
Try one of our top picks below.
Designed for medium to high impact workouts, this racer back bra has a supportive underband as well as a non-restrictive compression feel, plus it’s lined with removable pads. We love the retro feel of the print too.
Nike Pro Classic Printed Sports Bra, £35, net-a-porter.com
Breathable, durable and flattering, this sports bra from Ivy Park ticks all the boxes.
Printed stretch jersey sports bra, £20, topshop.com
Work out in style with this fashionable option from high street giant River Island.
River Island Active Dark Red Block Sports Bar, £20, riverisland.com
With its fast drying fabric, racer back, inner lining and ventilated back, we can’t wait to add this sports bra to our collection.
Sports bra, medium support, £9.99, hm.com