The six best sports bras that pro athletes really wear

Finding the perfect sports bra is a complicated venture that no one understands better than pro female athletes. After all, when you train and compete for a living, the last thing you want or need is a bra distracting you from giving it all you can or going for gold. Here, elite athletes share their favorite sports bras and why they work to keep them comfortable and fashionable. View the entire collection here.

1.Serena William’s Berlei Electrify Scape Sports Bra ($29.95) Serena Williams hasn’t been shy about endorsing Berlei’s new line of sports bras, appearing in a recent advertisement for the lingerie brand that allowed her to show of her love of both Berlei and solo dancing. As to what Williams likes about Berlei, she told Allure magazine, “As a female athlete, I know how important a good bra is. As my tennis regime includes tons of high-performance exercises, I’m always running, bouncing and jumping, and I need to be confident there is both comfort and support—especially on the court.”

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2. Lindsey Vonn Under Armour Eclipse ($39.99) Vonn rocks this sports bra when she’s busy winning medals and World Cup titles. The ultralight and super-breathable sports bra is a winning blend of comfort and support. The unique open-back style features adjustable straps and a soft second-skin fit.

Lindsey Vonn for Under Armour

3. Stephanie Gilmore’s Roxy Lhassa ($39.50) Pro surfer Stephanie Gilmore wears her Roxy sports bra like she moves in the water: with comfort and style. The soft mesh lining is ideal for running and yoga and includes sturdy adjustable straps.

Stephanie Gilmore for Roxy
Stephanie Gilmore for Roxy

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4. Kelley O’Hara Under Armour Breathe ($17.75) Soccer player Kelley O’hara loves this Under Armour bra for mid-impact support. Featuring triple-layer heat gear and sporty mesh panels, the Breathe bra allows for exactly that—easy breathability and effortless movement—and is ideal for yoga, pilates and gym training.

Kelly O’Hara Under Armour
5. Natasha Hastings Under Armour Low Bra ($24.99) Sprinter Natasha Hasting’s favorite bra features superior support and comfort during intense workouts. The moisture transport system wicks sweat to keep you dry no matter how hot your internal thermometer rises.
Natasha Hastings Under Armour

6. Misty Copeland’s Under Armour Seamless Streaky Heather ($34.99) Dancer Misty Copeland’s Seamless Streaky Heather is built for low-impact activity. The moisture-wicking, super-soft fabric keeps you dry and comfortable while the bra includes removable cups.

Missy Copeland’s Under Armour Sport’s Bra

View the entire Six Best Sports Bras for Athletes Collection here.

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