Sports Bras for Small Chests

A quality sports bra is a must for a good workout, but there are so many out there, how do you choose the right one? If you're on the less-than-curvy side, you have a variety of choices, but the most comfortable sports bra will offer support while flattering your figure, instead of making you feel flat and restricted.

You want enough support for high impact activities, but you don't want too much compression so that it's like wrestling an alligator every time you pull it on and take it off.  It does take some trial and error, but I've put together a list of some of the most popular sports bras for smaller chested women.


This is a consistent favorite amongst smaller-chested exercisers for a variety of reasons. First, it has slim straps, so it doesn't feel bulky and uncomfortable, and the straps are adjustable, which isn't always the case with many sports bras. It also has a padded band around the ribcage so it won't ride up, and padded cups that offer support without that annoying uni-boob look. A-C cups will find this a good choice for higher impact activities.


This Champion is a staple in my workout wardrobe and a practical choice for almost any workout. It does have a little padding, which offers support and a more flattering shape (rather than flattening you out), and the lining is breathable, wicking away sweat (although the outer fabric of the bra does get pretty sweaty itself). It has a padded band for comfort and offers support for high impact workouts. It can be a challenge getting it on and off, especially after sweating, but it's a great overall sports bra.


This bra is another favorite for small-chested women because it's comfortable, flattering, lightweight and it's so comfy, you can wear it all day long.  It has sweat-wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry and it has a UPF of 50+ to block UVA and UVB rays. Minimal back coverage allows for enhanced range of motion. I love the v-neck and the straps are braided in a criss-cross in the back.  Love this one! 


The Under Armour Seamless Essential Bra is another great choice, offering moderate support for A cups and medium control for B-C cups. This one has a slimmer profile than many sports bras, offering less bulk with its skinny, adjustable straps. It has a soft, seamless construction and an inner layer around the ribcage for extra support.  This one would be good for yoga or other low impact exercises.


This bra is one of my favorites.  First, you get three for an incredible price.  Second, as the name suggests, this bra is seamless and lightweight, making it super soft and comfortable.  The fabric is breathable, it has removable pads and it also has adjustable straps. 


If you want a serious bra, with no wires to jab into your ribcage, this one is for you.  It provides a compression-molded fit that helps with bounce control and helps you avoid uniboob.  It's made of sweat-wicking material and it comes in tons of sizes and colors, so it's perfect for any exerciser. 


The UpRise is specifically constructed specifically for A/B-cupped women. It's seam-free molded cups both encapsulate and compress so that you get full support for any activity.  I also love that is has a J-hook back closure.  No having to yank this one over your head.


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