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Five sports bras that actually work *updated version*

We've rounded up a list of sports bras that do their job while looking great

The sports bra is considered by many to be a necessary evil. Getting one that fits properly is very tricky – you want something that does the job without restricting circulation and movement. On the other hand, it’s crucial that a bra isn’t too loose. 

Obviously the degree of support needed varies from person to person. With all of these requirements in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of sports bras that do their job while looking great. These bras are for runners who are looking for maximum support, but they are available in all sizes. 

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Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra is a UK company that is devoted to bras. Their ultimate run bra reduces bounce rate by up to 78% and provides friction-free comfort. There are three points of adjustment, to allow a customized fit. The bra also comes in standard lingerie sizes, which makes finding the right fit way easier. Available in cup sizes A-G, this bra has every runner covered. The Ultimate Run Bra retails for $69.90 CAD. 

The Moving Comfort Women’s Rebound Racer Bra is designed to provide powerful support. The Brooks’ women’s line bra is moulded to maintain shape and increase comfort. Front adjustable straps and hook-and-eye closure create the perfect fit for a runner. Moving Comfort also uses lingerie sizing, and is available in cup size A-DD. The bra retails for $55.00 CAD. 

Enell sports bras are designed for the well-endowed athlete. The Enell Sport has a fit formula that assigns you a size based on your bust and rib measurement. Their sizes run from 00-8. Their bras come in seven colours and retail for $75.00 CAD. Enell uses Naturexx Moisture Management Performance Fabric, which is designed to wick away moisture and keep you cool through your toughest workouts. 

Lululemon Speed Up Bra High Support features molded foam cups and bonded elements throughout the bra to prevent chafing. This bra is intended to provide high support to the D-cup runner. The bra retails for $78 CAD and is available in sizes 2-12. 

Panache Sports Bras Underwire Bra offers high-impact support with compressive fit. The J-hook on the back of the bra allows for a racer-back fit, while the wide and supportive bottom band anchors the bra to the body. The bra comes in UK sizes but a size conversion chart is provided to make finding your fit easy. Panache is a British lingerie brand that is available at Nordstrom Canada. The bra retails for $96.49 CAD.