Stop The Bounce

We put the latest sports bras through their paces. These beauties came out on top
LORNA JANE CARISSA CROP
LORNA JANE CARISSA CROP
WOMEN’S ECRET MY BASICS
WOMEN’S ECRET MY BASICS
BLUE FISH SPORT
BLUE FISH SPORT
UNDERWIRE HIGH IMPACT PUSH-UPECO SPORTS BRA
UNDERWIRE HIGH IMPACT PUSH-UPECO SPORTS BRA
PANACHE SPORT (D-H cup)
PANACHE SPORT (D-H cup)
NON-WIRED YOGA SPORTS BRA
NON-WIRED YOGA SPORTS BRA
NIKE
NIKE
LILY OF FRANCE
LILY OF FRANCE
WORKOUT ANNIE FASHION FORMS
WORKOUT ANNIE FASHION FORMS
NON-WIRED SPORTS BRA
NON-WIRED SPORTS BRA
WACOAL SPORTS BRA
WACOAL SPORTS BRA

Best for
YOGA SESSIONS
LORNA JANE CARISSA CROP

(Dhs265, Facebook/LornaJaneDubai)
For the more “athletic” girls among us, this baby comes with two hidden saviours – removable pads – that add both shape and comfort. We’re loving the soft, elastic fabric that’s quick to dry and the T-back detail, which keeps you cool. While sports bras don’t often win medals in the glamour stakes, one tester said, “it looks so good you won’t want to cover it up”.

Best for
UNINTERRUPTED MEDITATION
WOMEN’SECRET MY BASICS

(Dhs139, Women’secret)
You don’t need to worry about a chaffing bra ruining your yoga moves or meditation. “It’s so light and airy, that it felt as if I had nothing on,” said one tester. The soft texture of the material makes it extremely comfortable to wear. Perfect for any low-impact activity.

Best for
DANCE CLASSES
BLUE FISH SPORT

(Dhs260, shemovesonline.com)
This cute top is perfect for when you want to take it up a notch in a dance class. It’s padded, underwire free and extremely comfortable. It comes with a secret iPod pocket and is SPF50, so if you want to leave the studio behind and take your workout outdoors, you can do that too.

Best for
WEIGHT TRAINING
UNDERWIRE HIGH IMPACT PUSH-UPECO SPORTS BRA

(Dhs125, Marks & Spencer)This sexy sports bra looks like your favourite piece of lingerie, but it can handle a whole lot more. “While jumping is off limits, this piece of kit can still go the distance,” says one gym rat. Thanks to the cute design and colour, you won’t mind leaving it on your washing line either.

Best for
CIRCUIT TRAINING
PANACHE SPORT (D-H cup)

(Dhs250, tkdlingerie.com).
Big girls definitely don’t cry when slipping on this bra. Thanks to the wide, padded straps, there’s no chaffing and “even when taking it to the max, there is hardly any movement”. We love the clip that makes it a racer back too.

Best for
ACRO YOGA
NON-WIRED YOGA SPORTS BRA

(Dhs100, Marks & Spencer)
This two-tone top with a racer back, not only looks good, but feels great too. Even after a seriously sweaty workout, it still managed to stay reasonably dry. “Everything stayed in place, I didn’t feel restricted,” says a PT.

Best for
SPRINTS
NIKE 

(Dhs175, Nike)
Great for sprints and high impact workouts. This dri-fit fabric help you keep your cool while you’re clocking a PB. And you don’t have to worry about any movement, as everything is kept firmly in place thanks to the lightweight chest band.

Best for
CROSSFIT
LILY OF FRANCE

(Dhs159, KLynn)
This comfortable bra comes with good support and bounce control. It’s not too padded, but it still enhances your figure. We like the splash of colour on the strap and the fact that it wicks away moisture too. “Perfect for high intensity workouts”.

Testers also loved...
WORKOUT ANNIE FASHION FORMS

(Dhs149, KLynn)
If the motivational words printed on the inside of the top don’t motivate you, the tunes that come out of it will. This clever piece of kit comes with an iPod pocket. “Great for smaller busts who want a boost.”

Testers also loved...
NON-WIRED SPORTS BRA

(Dhs140, Marks & Spencer)
Trying to pull on a sports bra over a hot little body can be tricky, which is why we love this funky zip front buy. “The thick elastic gives increased support and you don’t need to wear another top with it”.

Testers also loved...
WACOAL SPORTS BRA

(Dhs279, KLynn)
This bra comes with minimum motion, but still offers great lift. Plus thanks to the moisture management fabric our tester also stayed dry when smashing targets too.

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