My 3 favorite strappy sports bras

Strappy sports bras are everywhere these days. They pair well with those low-sidecut shirts that are so popular at SoulCycle and Fhitting Room classes. For the longest time I avoided them because I couldn’t imagine they were actually supportive or comfortable. But I now own three that I love and I am excited to share the wealth with you.

Keep in mind, I’m not a large-breasted woman. So my idea of support might vary from yours.

The Onzie Elastic Back

onzie elastic bra

This is the classic strappy back bra.  It’s the first strappy bra I ever saw (probably on a fashion blog.) I think Onzie pioneered this look. I love this bra, it’s easy to get on and off and it looks awesome. It’s not supportive enough to run in, but I love wearing it for hot yoga or barre. I like pairing it with this Onzie top.  (I have one with a hot pink strap in the back.)

The Lululemon Energy Bra

Lululemon energy bra
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Despite the intricate back detail, this is a really serious bra. I only wear it if I’m planning to run or do high impact activity because it’s a little hard to get into but so supportive once you’re in.

The Sweaty Betty Infinity Bra

Full disclosure, Sweaty Betty/Movemeant Foundation gave me this bra (and an awesome tank top and pair of leggings) for free for my participation as a blogger in this month’s Dare to Bare event. But no one asked me to write about my love for the duds. I might not have purchased this bra before my introduction to it, because at $65, it’s pricy. But now that I have one, I’d definitely get another. The Infinity Bra offers a lot of support (I would totally run in it!). It’s very comfortable and very easy to get into (not true of the Lulu one but I love it anyway). The back is intricate but the straps still lay flat. I have it in a bright neon and it screams energy.

Am I missing a great one? What’s your favorite sports bra?


  1. October 11, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I love the look of strappy bras, but I always get tangled like a fly in a spider web trying to put one on.

    • Nicole
      October 11, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      HA! Then I think you might like the Sweaty Betty one. It’s easier!

  2. giannanicole22
    October 12, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Love the energy bra and strappy bras in general! I am a 34 C/D but actually don’t really need crazy supportive, they sound bigger than they really are lol

  3. May 25, 2017 / 2:13 am

    I just love sports bras, I am a big fan of the active clothing. I have been using Nike pro Sports bra fro my workout session and it is amazing, The feel the comfort it just beats every other normal bra. Plus the support is amazing.

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