I Wear Sports Bras Even When I'm Not Working Out—These Are My Favourites

Admittedly, I'm prone to exaggeration, but I am certain there are few things more grating than wearing an uncomfortable bra. We've all been there—you've just hopped on the bus to work, only to feel the faint yet familiar stabbing of a break-out underwire. Or when the adjustable straps lose their adjustability and keep sliding loose after a few hours of wear. I feel frustrated just typing this.

Thankfully, we live in a world where sports bras exist. And no, they're not reserved for the gym. Lacy lingerie sets are great for boosting your confidence and feeling your sexiest, sure, but sometimes it's worth skipping the faff of a regular bra and putting comfort first.


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If you're seeking a sports bra for everyday wear, a light-support option will most likely do the job. But if you're planning on hitting the gym and engaging in some seriously intensive workouts, your needs are slightly more specific.

Not every bra is suitable for fast-paced movements—the last thing you want is to end up clutching your chest as you jog through the park—especially if you have a larger bust. But don't fret, because there are some impressive options on the market, designed with a wide spectrum of exercises in mind, and I've plucked out the 18 that are most worthy of your attention.

Keep scrolling to see the best sports bra for light, medium and high support.




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Freelance Fashion Editor

Bébhinn Campbell is an Edinburgh-based fashion and lifestyle writer and editor. She started her first blog at age 14 and went on to intern at print and digital publications in Berlin and London, including Dazed & Confused and Indie magazine.

A job at a fashion startup took Bébhinn from Ireland to Scotland in 2019, where she now works as a freelance journalist and copywriter covering everything from travel and interiors to styling advice. As a contributor to Who What Wear, Bébhinn always keeps her eyes peeled for emerging trends and looks worth writing about. She prides herself on her ability to cut through the noise and identify solid investment buys, exciting new brands and fresh takes on classic design.

In her spare time, Bébhinn enjoys perusing Edinburgh’s best vintage shops, working through her out-of-control book collection and watching dog reels on Instagram.