Today is April 7th, which, in any normal year, typically means Spring is here in KC. However just when you think you’ve got KC weather figured out, you don’t. I assumed by this point in the year we would have sunny skies and 60+ degree weather, but unfortunately, we got a tease at the beginning of March, and now have had what seems like nonstop rain since then! However, I think as of yesterday we’re on the up and up and I’m so excited to be able to run/workout outside again!
Anyway, onto the real point of the post for today … sports bras! While this may not sound like the most thrilling topic, I think it’s important and I feel like it’s not something many bloggers talk about, so I figured, why not!?
I would venture to guess that I’m not alone in saying, without a sports bra, a workout could not physically happen for me. That being said, finding a good sports bra is pretty essential in the quest to work out. So today, I’m posting my current three favorite sports bras for all you not-so-flat-chested-women out there who unfortunately have to take into consideration more than just which color sports bra to buy, or which criss-cross back will look the cutest with you open back Lulu tank. All you IBTC girls out there, don’t take this luxury for granted!
When you’re more on the busty side, C-D+ range (me), it’s difficult to find a sports bra because there are a plethora of things you have to take into consideration. You need the perfect amount of support to withstand burpees without your girls flying every which way, while not being completely suffocated at the same time. Then there’s the strap issue. We all know that anything providing a decent amount of support always seems to have thick nursing bra style straps, which aren’t my number one choice when trying to find something to look cute under a workout tank. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware of the fact that people don’t typically see your sports bras on a regular basis, however open back and cut out tanks seem to be the active wear trend these days, and I’m not trying to show off a sports bra that looks like it came out of my grandma’s drawer.
I will say, when it comes to workout clothes, I’d choose quality over cute 10 times out of 10, but there’s definitely something to be said for the motivation that comes with trendy new workout clothes, sports bras included! So that being said, here are my top picks, just click the pictures to shop!
Nike ‘Pro Classic’ Dri-FIT Padded Sports Bra – I don’t dare admit how many of these Nike sports bras I own, it’s embarrassing, but that should speak for itself when it comes to their quality. I have yet to retire one of them and I’ve had my earliest ones for almost 4 years now! They’re extremely thin for how supportive they are, but that’s one of the things I love about them. They have that barely-there feel, while being able to hold down the goods during a high intensity workout. These are a little bit more of a tight fit, so I would size up when ordering! They come in a ton of cute colors, but my favorite for spring is “Hydrangea” which is the one pictured above! They’re $35, and worth every last penny.
Calia Inner Power Seamless Bra – I bought this sports bra on a total whim when Dicks Sporting Goods was having a sale a couple of weeks ago, but I’m so happy I ended up trying it on and buying it because it has very quickly become my favorite. It comes with removable pads, and adjustable double straps, making it a great option for both larger and smaller chested women. It’s seamless, so it’s by far the softest, most comfortable, and most breathable sports bra I own. It provides more coverage that any other sports bra I have, and the support is phenomenal. It’s my go to for HIIT workouts – it’s definitely high knee/burpee/mountain climber/box jump approved! The pastel pink I’m wearing is sold out, but I linked the merlot colored one on the right, which I just bought as well! It’s $35 and a complete steal, you will not be disappointed with this one!
Hot Like Agni Bra – SALE ALERT! This is under the “we made too much” section of Lululemon’s website (pro tip – the best way to affordably shop Lulu) and it’s only $39! I will preface by saying that compared to the other two sports bras I’ve talked about, this one provides just a little bit less support, but it’s perfect for low impact workouts even if you are bigger busted. One thing I really love about this one, besides this perfect spring purple/pink color, is how thin the straps are. They’re easy to conceal, but tight enough to support you in all the right places! I sized down on this sports bra and it fits perfectly. There’s enough room to breathe while still feeling like your girls aren’t going anywhere.
And there you have it, my top three sports bra picks as of right now! I will say, as with any article of clothing, these favorites change every so often, so when I find another one I love, and I will do an updated post. But for right now, I’m confident in saying you will love all three of these! Please feel free to comment and share the links of your own favorites – I’m always in the market for something new when it comes to a good sports bra!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and are enjoying some somewhat springy weather wherever you’re spending it!