May 23 2018
After running shoes, the next most important gear item is a pair of well-fitting socks. We ran in dozens to bring you our top picks.
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.
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
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
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.