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Gear: Girlfriend’s Guide to Sports Bras


Looking for your chest mate? Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Since there are so many fish in the sea (and the A through G), we’ve done the hard work for you. Our cracker-jack team of testers tried out over 50 bras to find the best styles for every cup size.

STRAIGHT-A STUDENTS

Brooks Epiphany II
One advantage of sporting an A-cup is the freedom to experiment with creative silhouettes. The Epiphany’s double-strap construction had testers raving, “This is a great combination of comfort, style and support—it’s also very feminine.” $44, brooksrunning.com

Mizuno Colt
Don’t let the simple style fool you—this racerback bra prevents the dreaded uni-boob thanks to encapsulated cups that separate breasts. A high neck, UPF 40+ fabric and pretty jewel-tone design mean this top “passes the shirtless test.” $36, mizunousa.com

Handful Adjustable
One tester summed up this bra in two words and three exclamation points: “Convertible straps!!!” Handful’s unique style features light padding and adjustable straps that can be worn both over-the-shoulder or criss-crossed. $44, handful.com

What works for you. . .

Just because you don’t need a ton of support doesn’t mean you can wear anything. Look for a bra with wicking fabric and fl at seams to ward off chafifing. Contoured or lightly-padded cups prevent breasts from feeling smushed and keep your high beams in the off position.

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