Are You Wearing the Wrong Sports Bra? 7 Things the Perfect Sports Bra Must Have

We all love a good sports bra — but does your sports bra love you back? Keep reading to find out if your sports bra truly adds up to Zen perfection for your practice, or if it’s time for an upgrade!

Stay-Put Power

You know how some sports bras start creeping out of place the minute you and “the girls” sink into a really satisfying downward dog? The perfect sports bra will fit like a second skin, with body-hugging compression that holds everything in place, no matter how acro you’re going.

Just-Right Support

The best sports bras provide just-right support for your flavor of fun. If you’re going for a long run, you might make a case for squeezing into a serious compression bra. Yet for other high-intensity activities like cycling, inline skating and even swimming, a supportive yoga bra can hold everything in place and look great doing it.

Universal Wear

We multi-task all day, every day — so why would you expect anything less from a sports bra? The very best sports bras will wick sweat and dry quickly enough to stand up to the hottest Bikram class and be cute enough to wear for a stroll in the sun. We especially like the sports bras and other active apparel from Onzie, because they’re tough enough to stand up to saltwater and chlorine — so you can zip straight from the yoga studio to the swimming pool or beach, or vice versa, without having to change.

Flatter Every Body Type

Who says you have to look like a fitness model to work out in a sports bra? The best clothing companies provide a variety of styles that will make every body look and feel fabulous, from one-piece yoga wear to the ultimate in cute, strappy sports bras in fun prints and bold colors. Here’s a pro tip: We love the way that Nux’s leggings keep elastic out of the waistbands, helping avoid that unflattering spillover look that can happen to anybody if your leggings squeeze you too tight.

A Conscience

Your sports bras should be just as enlightened as you are. We love pioneering brands that are made either right here in the USA or by ethical, totally sweatshop-free companies around the world. Of particular note, Teeki makes their stylish, comfortable clothing from recycled plastic bottles and uses an eco-friendly printing process to reduce waste from textile dyeing, which the World Bank estimates is responsible for up to 20 percent of industrial water pollution worldwide. We also love Manduka, which uses raw natural fibers whenever possible and uses recycled plastic water bottles in much of its clothing line.

Totally Seamless

Okay, sometimes we do need just a few seams for the perfect fit and support — but when you do slip into a totally seamless sports bra, it feels like heaven! Seam-free construction from top companies like Nux and Free People means you don’t have to worry about making awkward adjustments to avoid the chafe, no matter how sweaty your hot flow is getting.

A Personality That Matches Yours

Who wants a drab sports bra that has to be hidden under your clothing? The best yoga wear is sleek enough to hide out under clothes when you need it to, but comes in such bold colors and flattering styles that you’ll find yourself hunting for excuses to lose your shirt and show off that sports bra. Two ultra-exciting brands we’re currently in love with are the SoCal-inspired Jala, which focuses on yoga clothing that is feminine, fashionable and functional, and the Brazilian brand Vestem, which combines high fashion with the special sensuality of Brazilian styles.

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