The 8 Best Sports Bras For Yoga of 2019

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First Look

Best Overall: Ebb To Street Bra II Bra at lululemon

"No stitches to worry about thanks to seamless construction."

Best Budget: Aerie Play Padded Sports Bra at Aerie

"Soft and light four-way stretch fabric."

Best Light Support: Nike Indy Light Support Sports Bra at Nike

"When you feel like wearing nothing, but need a little something."

Best High Support: Enlite Bra Weave at lululemon

"An absolute dream, particularly for fusion classes."

Best for Small Chest: Alosoft Lavish Bra at Alo Yoga

"Made with the brand’s signature 'alosoft' fabric."

Best to Wear As a Top: Spacedye Slim Racerback Cropped Tank at Beyond Yoga

"Eliminates the need for a top on top of your sports bra."

Best for Large Chest: Doing Things Bra at Outdoor Voices

"Women across the map in sizing have sung its praises."

Best for Everyday Wear: Willow Bra at Avocado

"Patented cooling technology wicks moisture."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Lululemon Ebb To Street Bra II Bra

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Lululemon

Ultimate comfort, just enough support, gorgeous style, and customizable fit all live together in this yoga-ready sports bra. It gives a slight lift and adds definition while giving some coverage with removable cups. Thanks to seamless construction, there are no stitches to worry about. This means no chafing, rubbing, discomfort, or raw skin—so you’re free to focus on your practice.

Nor only can you adjust the length of the straps but the style of straps, too: wear them straight or turn them into a racerback with the built-in hook fastener. Because this may fit a bit differently than other sports bras you have, we recommend trying it on in-store to get the perfect fit.

Best Budget: Aerie Play Padded Sports Bra

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Aerie

Soft and light four-way stretch fabric, a customizable fit, and removable padding to give you options: this stylish but inexpensive sports bra has it all. A classic scoop neck and racerback silhouette with a touch of mesh give the look is a modern twist on an old school style.

Aerie took their best-selling sports bra and added adjustable straps, giving fitness fans the ability to further fine tune their fit beyond the XXS-XXL sizing. The updated version is still machine washable and comes in gorgeous solid colors.

Best Light Support: Nike Indy Light Support Sports Bra

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Nike

One of Nike’s best sports bra styles is the super light, incredibly comfortable Indy. The bra was designed for “when you feel like wearing nothing, but need a little something,” and comes in sizes up to 3X, so it’s ready to provide light support for a range of body types and builds.

The Indy is best put to use for light classes like yoga, but it’ll work for similarly low-impact classes like reformer and mat Pilates and barre (think: no plyo or bouncing). Its thin straps are adjustable, and a light layer of padding gives just enough support.

Best High Support: lululemon Enlite Bra Weave

Enlite Bra Weave

 Lululemon

The Enlite Bra from lululemon came out in 2017 and the brand has been fine-tuning it ever since. The Weave version adds a bit of detail to the back, offering a rarely seen bit of strappy style to a high-impact, high-support bra.

With insanely smooth and stretchy fabric that feels like silk, breathable built-in cups (engineered to absorb shock and soften bounce), no wires, welded seams, and a hook-back closure, this bra is an absolute dream, particularly for fusion classes like power sculpt yoga or yoga HIIT. It comes in size 32B to 38DD and is truly the ultimate balance of security and nonrestrictive breathability.

Need more options? Check out our roundup of the best high-impact sports bras.

Best for Small Chest: Alo Yoga Alosoft Lavish Bra

Alosoft Lavish Bra

Courtesy of Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga is known for their seriously cool style, and the Alosoft Lavish bra is no exception. The longline bra can be worn under a tee or tank, or on its own with a matching pair of bike shorts or leggings. With ultra-thin straps, beautiful detailing on the back, super light coverage, a v-neck cut, removable light cups, and a band of ribbed material around the rib cage, it’s an ideal style for smaller cup sizes (though it’ll do the trick for bigger cups in lighter-impact yoga classes). It’s also made with the brand’s signature “alosoft” fabric, so it’s exceptionally smooth and comfortable.

Best to Wear As a Top: Beyond Yoga Spacedye Slim Racerback Cropped Tank

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Beyond Yoga

This longline sports bra-slash-cropped tank comes courtesy of Beyond Yoga, a brand so comfortable and well-made they’ve transcended the yoga community and infiltrated studios far and wide. With light support, a smidge of snug compression, and a built-in shelf, the Spacedye Slim Racerback Cropped Tank eliminates the need for a top on top of your sports bra.

The extra inches give a tad additional coverage while keeping your midriff cool (and adding some stylish flair), and they pair perfectly with high waisted leggings. Get it in a bold bright hue or a subtle neutral to match your favorite pair of yoga pants, and wear it as a matching set to Yin class or to your at-home Vinyasa practice.

Best for Large Chest: Outdoor Voices Doing Things Bra

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Outdoor Voices

One of the best-rated sports bras across the internet is Outdoor Voices’ signature “Doing Things” bra. Women across the sizing map have sung its praises (including us) thanks to its unparalleled comfort and support. You’ll experience complete security when running, but it’s comfortable enough to wear to yoga as well when you want the additional coverage and stability. It comes in a classic sporty style that’ll go with all your other workout clothes. Whether you’re a 30D or a 40G, it’s likely you’ll find the perfect fit for any of your activities. 

Looking for more gear? Check out the best sports bras for large breasts.

Best for Everyday Wear: Avocado Willow Bra

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Avocado

It’s hard to describe Avocado’s signature fabric; they call it “Sensil,” which is a combination of “premium” nylon and spandex (and Lycra “sport technology fibers”) offering a “generous stretch and superior recovery.” Sensil also has patented cooling technology to wick moisture “three times faster than other fabrics,” meaning you won’t stay—or feel—sweaty.

This bra is super comfortable. It's smooth, cozy yet light, thick but not too thick, and snug in all the right places without restricting movement. No pads, no fuss, no straps to adjust, just a great light support bra that’ll take you from hot yoga to mediation to the grocery store to binge-streaming on the couch. An active life is all about balance, right?

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Our Process

Our writers spent 10 hours researching the most popular sports bras for yoga on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered over 100 different sports bras overall, screened options from over 100 different brands and manufacturers, read over 20 user reviews per product (both positive and negative), and tested 8 of the sports bras themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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