The wrong bra can completely sideline a workout. Fabric friction and breasts moving in different directions is the last thing you want to think about when running 400-meter repeats. Plus, ouch! One in three women says her girls hurt during exercise, and the number goes up with bra size. Luckily we found the right sports bras—lots of them! We had dozens of testers run in dozens of designs to find the best, high-impact fit for every shape and size.
First up, we share the best sports bras for B-Cup runners. Don’t worry ladies—sizes C through F are coming soon! A-Cups can find their picks here.
Compression is your friend, while encapsulation lifts and separates for a flattering shape. Choose one or both depending upon your personal preference.
Brooks Moving Comfort SureShot Racer
A wide, soft bottom band gives extra support to the clean racerback design that testers liked pairing with a drapey tank to show it off . “Running, jumping, this bra worked like a dream.”
The North Face Stow-N-Go II
Double-layered compression support and body-mapped ventilation are winning attributes, but what makes this bra truly special is its front pocket. The handy pouch—which testers called “awe-some!”—is big enough for your phone, ID, key or snacks.
“Everything on this bra was my favorite!” said one tester. Adjustable and convertible straps (from straight to crossback) and a stretchy fit accommodated a variety of sizes, including testers with wider torsos. Center ruching helps to contour and separate breasts for comfort.