Today, the modern sports bra is no longer just for sports. Yes, the high-functioning workout staple needs to perform in the fitness space, and has evolved in ways that appeal to more body shapes and sizes. But it also has rise in the fashion-athleisure ranks, thanks to the variety of styles that can be worn all day as tops—whether paired with a midi skirt and flats or cropped jeans and a blazer.
According to Jessica Evans, a California-based certified boxing coach and FightCamp trainer, the wear-it-everywhere sports bra is a look you don’t have to be fitness buff to pull off. “Honestly, you kind of see it everywhere,” she says. “It’s in fashion; it’s walking into the supermarket or coffee shop.”
And the latest designs are so comfortable, especially in hot weather, you won’t want to relegate them to just your spin class or HIIT session. “Athleisure has definitely provided a world of options where you don’t have to compromise style for functionality—you can commit to your workouts and look stylish while doing so,” says Amy Jordan, a Los Angeles-based pilates specialist and WundaCore founder.
Here, 10 expert-vetted options, from fashion statements to fitness staples for every body type, workout need and budget.
Best Overall Sports Bra
Alo Yoga Wellness Bra