Bralettes are the sports bras, dare we say it, cuter cousin. Unlike some sports bras, which are designed to be worn underneath your workout gear, bralettes are meant to be seen. They want to be seen. With their straps, sexy mesh cutouts, amazing knits, and bold colors, it’s time you give them the time in the spotlight they deserve.
You can also get a sense of if they’ll keep your boulders put by looking at the bottom band (it should fit snugly across your chest and be supportive, not flimsy). Also look at the neckline. Higher necklines accommodate boob bounce without the slippage. Lower necklines make things a little more precarious, which is why they’re best for the lower-impact movements.
Of course, we don’t assume that you’re only wearing these to the gym. With how cute these are, you’re going to want to throw them on for every day wear—or at least when you take on the weekend. You may even count them as lingerie, too.
Here are seven super cute styles that are must wears right now:
The criss-cross spaghetti straps in back mean you won’t want to throw on a shirt over this bra. Jersey knit is moisture-wicking to keep you dry, and the elasticized band on the bottom lends the girls support. Reserve this one for low-impact activities, particularly if your boobs are on the bigger side.
Buy it: starting at $20, gap.com
The racerback bra has straps in back and a mesh panel in front to make this one cute piece of gym gear. Though it has removable cups for extra boob holding, it’s designed for low-impact activities to prevent those pesky nip slips. Unlike other sports bras that may feel too tight, this one stays snug and comfy.
Buy it: starting at $25, gap.com
Sexy straps highlight how much you’ve been working on your back game these days. UA notes that this bralette is designed to tame A to C girls. You also have the option of removing the cups if you don’t need the extra boost. Anti-odor technology is also handy, especially if you’ve ever dealt with a stank sports bra before.
Buy it: $30, underarmour.com
One look and it’s easy to see that this could be the sexiest sports bralette you own. (Seriously must. have.) Stick with this if you’re an A cup—the lacy band at the bottom and cups don’t offer a huge level of support. And that’s okay! Sometimes you don’t need it.
Buy it: $68, bloomingdales.com
Finally, a bralette built for holding in bigger boobs. This one will offer you the support you need if you’re a C to DD. You’ll also love how the molded cups keep each one lifted and separated. With a high neck, you can bounce around at the gym without worry.
Buy it: $59, athleta.com
Grab this one if you wear an A, B, or C cup and are heading to a light activity like yoga. The wire-free bra and sewn-in cups keeps everything snug. The v-neck keeps boob sweat at bay, while the mesh back adds more ventilation for staying cool. The longer style flatters a high-waisted legging.
Buy it: $54, athleta.com
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If ever there should be a sports bra playing peek-a-boo out of your shirt, this one’s it. The adorable knit and strappy back offers enough support for small-chested girls, and performs perfectly in yoga, Pilates, or general athleisure wearing. Your only problem is choosing between brown, white, coral, and green.
Buy it: $24.50, victoriassecret.com