Breast Assets: The Best Sports Bras for Every Body Type

Your sports bra problems solved—for good.

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Let’s face it, ladies: We’ll happily fork over a small fortune for the right bra to accentuate that little black dress, but when it comes to sports bras, many of us are still shopping in the one-size-fits-all discount bin. Wearing the proper support while you break a sweat is more important than you think. “If the fit isn’t right, all that movement can cause sagging and loss of shape,” says Helen Eilert of KOP’s Intimacy boutique, who has 14 years of bra-fitting experience. That’s irreversible damage that can only be corrected with surgery. Yikes.

Good news: the right sports bra isn’t impossible to find—you just have to know what to look for. Here, the five best bras to solve your biggest fit problems.

Problem: “I wear two sports bras—at least.”
Surprise: Too much compression is a bad thing. Overly tight sports bras hold the breasts in but don’t prevent movement in other directions—up, down, left, right—which causes discomfort and stretching. Large-chested women (D to H cups) should try a Freya Active sports bra; the seamed cups and underwire encapsulate each breast for all-direction support. $62 at Intimacy, King of Prussia.

Problem: “My cups runneth over when I’m in downward-facing dog.”
Cleavage is fine for date night—but not for your yoga class. If you’re spilling out, try the high-impact, higher-cut All Sport Bra, best suited for B through D cups. $52 at Lululemon, multiple locations.

Problem: “Er, headlights. On.”
Whether it’s the extra blood flow or cooler temperatures, lots of us have girls that stand- at-attention during workouts. One word: p­adding. Try the Sugoi Women’s Jackie Bra, which has removable padded cups and flat seams for a textureless fit. $40 at Indigo Schuy, Chestnut Hill.

Problem: “Ugh. Uniboob.”
Yup, you can get the whole separate-and-lift thing from a sports bra, too. Under Armour’s Armour Bra defies the dreaded uniboob with sweat-wicking molded cups. Bonus: It comes in actual bra sizes—34A, 36C—for best fit. $57.99 at Nordstrom, King of Prussia and Cherry Hill.

Problem: “Wait, people wear sports bras to work out?”
If lounging is your only objective, you need Gap’s Racerback bra, the PJs of sports bras. It comes in a rainbow of colors and features buttery-soft material with seamless, wireless non-padded cups. $20 at Gap, multiple locations.

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  • OregonDucker

    According to Vick during a post game interview, the Eagles only revealed 60% of their play book. Casey’s chances will come and he needs to make the most of them.

    I’m a Casey fan! This kid is a winner.

  • Wilbert M.

    He’ll get his chance. An H-back will come in handy. There wasn’t much short stuff over the middle which is Casey’s forte. When a defense leaves that open, Casey will be in there.

    • OregonDucker

      I believe the DJax touchdown formation had Ertz has an H-back. They used play-action to freeze the linebackers.

  • Chris

    Too many reasons for him to not get some playing time in the next few weeks. It’s just the first game and Kelly didn’t put too many multiple TE sets out there. Of course there’s always an injury concern as well. Better believe if Ertz keeps dropping passes that Casey will see more time. I’m excited for Ertz’s future here but they do have two other quality TEs that can play at a high level.

  • Dutch

    I never understood this signing, and where his role in his offense was coming from. Who are we taking receptions from to give to Casey? As a blocker lining up in the backfield, Harbor has displayed those skills and surely last year’s fullback Igwenagu is no strangers to lead blocking for Shady.

    I don’t see any justification in this signing and that guarantee given his skill set in Houston which is not that different from what Harbor did in Philly under Andy Reid. He’s not some gifted receiving tight end and his stats bare those facts.

    • BrickSquadMonopoly

      All I can say is Ertz looks real bad right now…Fatboys last second rounder in Curry is showing a lot more promise

  • ridusofreid

    It’s just one game. I think Kelly wants to introduce new players, formations, etc. each week. We just beat the division champs at their stadium. Let this play out. If nothing else, we know Kelly has a plan. Just like our opponents we don’t know what it is yet.

  • #7

    I forgot he was even on the team

    • RIP illa


  • ojdiddoit

    he needs to to stay healthy,not miss practice and have surgerys before training camp

  • FMWarner

    I think Kelly’s offense is going to feature different philosophies each week. This week Casey sat, next week we might run two tight ends most of the time. I understand guys being competitive and wanting to play, but I think it’s going to be like this a lot. Next week maybe it’s Avant or Brown not seeing a lot of time.

  • tdilla

    If we’ve learned anything from Chip Kelly, it’s that everything happens for a reason. Vinny Curry inactive, Casey and Damaris Johnson barely sniff the field; we know these guys can play, so why aren’t they? Kelly knows it’s going to be a long season. I don’t think he wants to reveal every weapon in the arsenal by week 4.


    after seeing his story last night on espn i’m glad he got that guaranteed money

  • anon

    He’s probably sad not to be super involved given how eletric the game was yesterday, who doesn’t want to be part of that especially when Ertz is playing like ass.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    get Ertz out and Casey in there. the Rookie can be good and all but his hands as of late have been suspect. Casey has been here and done this before. need him in the game. hope CK gets Casey all of ZE snaps and more….

    • All In Eagles

      Yep, switch those two around this week and let’s see. Give Casey those 3 targets and roll the dice.

  • TC

    bring back harbor

  • GayleSaunders

    Love Casey’s versatility and I’m pretty sure he’ll get a chance to be involved. I think that Kelly will start using him like the Texans did from lead blocking and out of the back field or in the slot. He was a guy I was excited to see play not sure if the coaches have favored Ertz’s route running. Hey at least he got $8 million guaranteed to be ready when they call his number. Good to see that he wants to compete! If I saw Monday’s offensive game tape tuesday morning with the offense…I would be disappointed that I wasn’t involved If I was him. That looked like a whole lot of fun!!!