The best lululemon sports bras – with a size and fit guide! Whether you’re looking for a buttery soft everyday bra, or a high-support sports bra appropriate for running and HIIT training, these are the best lululemon sports bras.
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Today’s post is one of our most requested shopping guides. We’re sharing everything you need to know before purchasing a lululemon sports bra.
Whether you’re looking for an ultra-soft and comfortable bra for daily wear, or a more compressive high-support bra for running and HIIT, these are the best sports bras from lululemon.
A few reasons why we love shopping lululemon include:
In general, yes. We’ve found lululemon bras tend to run small. For best results, use lululemon’s free bra size quiz to determine what size to get. We included detailed sizing notes for each bra below, but I tend to order one size up in lululemon bras and tops.
Yes! You may want to choose a sports bra with low/medium compression rather than extremely high compression for everyday wear. Some of the best options for sports bras that double as everyday bras are variations of the Align Bra. The sweetheart style is particularly well suited for daily wear under t-shirts and blouses.
That depends on the amount of support you need, as well as the type of workout you’re doing. For example, those looking for a bra for high-impact workouts or running may like the Classic Energy Bra (cup sizes B-D) or High Support Energy Bra (cup sizes B-DDD). Whereas the Align Bras are great for yoga and low impact strength training.
Each piece of apparel from lululemon comes with care instructions for that specific piece. In general, you’ll get the longest life out of your products if you machine wash on cold and air dry. Avoid adding fabric softeners, which can coat the technical fabric and reduce its sweat-wicking capabilities.
Best For: ultimate comfort bra. Our favorite for lounging.
When it comes to comfort, the Align bras can’t be beat. Made out of the same signature Nulu fabric as the iconic Align Leggings, this buttery soft bra is perfect for daily wear and low impact workouts alike.
It is worth noting that the C/D cup variations come with removable cup pads, while the A/B cup variations do not (with the exception of the sweetheart neckline, which has removable cups). The cups offer a thicker lining and more coverage, but can fall out in the washing machine.
Sizing Notes: Rachel normally wears a 34B bra, size 8 in lululemon tops, and is pictured wearing a size 8 in the Classic Align A/B Cup. We found the Align bra works best for those with smaller chests. If you have a larger chest or prefer more coverage, go with the C/D cup variation of each style.
Best For: the softest bra ever. Perfect for yoga and running errands.
This bra is described as “marshmallow soft” by reviewers, and features foam cups to keep you gently supported and comfortable throughout your day.
This is also a great option if you hate losing removable bra cups in the laundry. Instead of removable cups, the Like A Cloud Bra has lightly padded moulded foam cups.
The smooth texture and minimal seams also makes it the perfect bra to wear under t-shirts.
Sizing Notes: Caroline normally wears a 32B bra, size 4 in lululemon tops, and is pictured wearing a size 4 in the Longline Like A Cloud Bra. If you’re between sizes, we recommend sizing up.
Best For: low impact workouts. Subtle thin straps fit perfectly under racerback tanks.
The Flow Y Bra is one of lululemon’s best known low-impact bras. This classic racerback style is perfect for everything from yoga to strength training.
This bra is lightweight and minimal – it’s designed to minimize distractions to keep you comfortable and focused on your workout. The band is slightly tighter than the Like A Cloud Bra, providing more compression and support. The Flow Y Bra includes pockets for optional, removable cups depending on the amount of coverage you prefer.
Sizing Notes: Megan typically wears a 34C bra, size 8 in lululemon tops, and is pictured wearing a size 8 in the longline Flow Y Bra. If you’re between sizes, or aren’t comfortable with a snug-fitting band, we recommend sizing up.
Best For: the most versatile sports bra. We wear this for everything from yoga to strength training to running.
The Energy Bra is the MVP of sports bras for our team because of how versatile it is. It offers good compression and support without restricting movement or being too tight. It also comes in a high-support version which is great for high impact sports and bigger bust sizes.
This is our go-to bra for everything from NML workouts, to studio classes, to spinning classes, to yoga. It’s breathable and sweat-wicking, and one of the items we continue to repurchase because it’s such a wardrobe staple.
Bonus: Lindsey also wears this bra as a swim top in the summer.
Sizing Notes: Lindsey typically wears a size 34B bra, size 6 in lululemon tops, and is pictured wearing a size 6 in the Longline Energy Bra.
Best For: great support and coverage for high-intensity workouts.
Although it’s not strictly a bra, the Wunder Train Tank deserves a place on our ranking because of how often we wear it during our own workouts.
A supportive built-in bra and a high neckline provides additional coverage through all different types of workouts. It’s also breathable and quick-drying, which is great for sweaty HIIT workouts.
Sizing Notes: Lindsey typically wears a 34B bra, size 6 in lululemon tops, and is pictured wearing a size 6 in the Racerback Wunder Train Tank.
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