9 best-selling sports bras both you and your wallet will love

Our top picks under $100.
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Finding the perfect sports bra can make a world of difference in your workout routine. After all, there’s nothing more annoying (and painful) than the girls bouncing about while you’re jumping, jiving and giving it your all during a high-intensity session.

But let’s be real, not everyone’s rolling in the big bucks to splurge on a top-tier sports bra. That’s why going for a budget-friendly (yet still high-quality) option just makes sense.

What to look for in a quality sports bra

Before choosing the right sports bra for you, there are some things you should consider.

Supportive structure

Look for bras that offer the right level of support for your activity. High-impact workouts require more support, while low-impact activities may need less. Check for features like a sturdy underband, encapsulated cups and adjustable straps.

Comfortable fit

A well-fitting sports bra shouldn’t chafe, dig in, or feel too tight. Opt for a snug yet comfortable fit that holds everything in place without causing discomfort.

Moisture-wicking material

Sweating is inevitable during workouts, so go for bras made from moisture-wicking fabrics that keep you dry by pulling sweat away from your skin.


Search for designs with mesh panels or breathable fabric to ensure proper ventilation, especially in areas prone to sweating.


Adjustable straps and closures allow you to customise the fit according to your body shape and preference, ensuring maximum comfort and support.

Ease of use

Getting in and out of your sports bra should be hassle-free. Look for bras with front or back closures, especially if you find pulling tight sports bras over your head uncomfortable.

Appropriate coverage

The level of coverage you prefer is of course subjective, but make sure the bra covers enough without causing spillage or discomfort.


A good sports bra should withstand multiple washes and retain its shape and support over time.

Activity-specific features

Depending on your workout, look for specific features. For instance, running bras often have extra padding to minimise bounce, while yoga bras may focus more on comfort and flexibility.

The 9 best sports bras to shop under $100

Below, we dive into the best highest-quality sports bras you can buy for under $100.

Active Truth Crop Top
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Ultimate crop in black, $45 (usually $89.99) at Active Truth

Feel secure through every movement, bend and stretch with this supportive crop. It has a rounded neckline and a racer-back style in black for a classic sports bra look.


Triumph Triaction Sports Bra
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Triumph Triaction underwired sports bra, $64.95 at Curvy

Made for active lifestyles, the Triaction bra provides extreme bounce control for the toughest of workouts. It’s designed with double-layer support, adjustable padded straps, and a versatile unpadded, wired design suitable for intense movement like running, dance, netball and more.


Rockwear Zen High Impact Sports Bra
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Rockwear Zen high impact sports bra, $48.99 (usually $69.99) at Myer

Giving you maximum coverage across the bust with non-stretch lining to reduce bounce, this compression-fit sports bra is perfect for any activity.


CRZ Yoga Strappy Back Sports Bra
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CRZ YOGA strappy back wirefree sports bra, $43.99 at Amazon

CRZ YOGA’s padded sports bra has over 2000 five-star reviews on Amazon alone, with customers saying it’s an “amazing, cheaper alternative” to more expensive activewear brands. Plus, it comes in 24 cute shades, as well as a wide range of sizes.


Lululemon Sports Bra
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Flow Y bra nulu light support, $69 at Lululemon

Designed to feel like you’re not even wearing a bra, Lululemon’s classic racerback is bound to become a staple in your workout wardrobe. While this one only offers light support, the brand has an extensive range of styles, sizes and support ranges for different needs.


Berlei Electrify Non-Contour Bra
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Berlei Electrify non-contour bra, $64.95 at Myer

If comfort is your main criteria, you can’t go past this bra with almost 400 five-star reviews. “This bra is the best sports bra I have ever worn,” said one loyal customer. “I would never buy anything else and I have one in every colour.”


Adidas Sports Bra
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adidas Powerreact training medium support sports bra, $44.99 at Rebel Sport

Perfect for medium-intensity workouts, this best-seller keeps you supported and dry, thanks to breathable mesh details and moisture-wicking properties. Its pullover-style also has removable padding, letting you decide your desired coverage.


Nike Alpha Sports Bra
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Alpha women’s high-support padded adjustable sports bra, $75 at Nike

Nike’s Alpha high-support bra gives you the highest level of support with a compressive feel and minimal bounce. Engineered foam pads provide support and shaping, while its adjustable back keeps you comfortably contained – and most importantly – still breathing.


Lorna Jane Circuit Recycled Sports Bra
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Lorna Jane Circuit recycled sports bra, $95 at The Iconic

You’ll have a hard time finding a bra more comfortable and flexible than one from Lorna Jane. With moisture-wicking technology and four-way stretch, it also has adjustable straps and mesh panels for quality support and ventilation.


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