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Gym bag essentials: 5 fashion-forward sports bras

Whether you’re hitting the gym for a relaxing yoga session, or owning the floor at a HIIT class, a sports bra is essential in nailing that workout.

Like perfume or fine wine, sports bras are subjective and priorities differ from one person to the other. While some prefer more coverage, others value support or design more. But exercising is meant to be fun, and choosing the right sports bra shouldn’t bog you down.

So we’ve done the scavenging for you. Here’s our crop of five fashion-forward sports bras that check our boxes for both style and performance.

PE Nation The Mountain Crop

For something a little more unconventional, PE Nation’s colour-blocked Mountain crop offers a deeper neckline via a triangle crop. Its cross-back feature enables unrestrained mobility, and the sweat-wicking jersey is woven with a four-way stretch that’s suitable for any dynamic movement. Pair the vivid yellow and blue stripes with its coordinating leggings.

 S$125, PE Nation

Olympia Activewear striped Lyon bra

Great for low-impact sports such as yoga, the Lyon sports bra from Olympia Activewear is free from padding and designed with a high neck muscle cut style. This spring, the widely popular design comes with a blue striped and solid white colour-blocked version for a slightly nautical twist to the silhouette.

S$126, Olympia Activewear

The Upside Masquerade Andie printed sports bra

Get your training on under the blistering sun with Upside’s Andie sports bra. Made with SPF50 stretch fabric, the bra also features patches of greys and turquoise that are reminiscent of camouflage prints. A meshed back helps wick moisture away from the skin, and padding can be added for extra support or a little perk-up.

S$107, The Upside

Lorna Jane Amelia sports bra

Designed with a longer line and strategically-placed mesh panels, the Amelia sports bra doubles up as a crop top for after dark activities too. It’s designed with the brand’s LJ Excel fabric for quick drying and maximum support, especially for fast-paced activities such as dance workouts or even hot yoga classes.

S$108, Lorna Jane

LNDR Tempo sports bra

Cut from a stretch-knit fabric that’s woven on a circular loom for a seam-free finish, LNDR’s Tempo sports bra is also anti-bacterial, absorbent and quick-drying. Graphic panels in a lighter material are placed at spots where you sweat more, so ventilation is at its optimum throughout the workout. The contrasting stripes add a warrior-esque style to the gym staple.

S$90, LNDR

Shatricia Nair
Managing Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.