12 New Sports Bras for All Sizes

Photo by: Rodale
Champion Sweetheart
If you want: Compression
The feminine V-neck and bright colors of the Champion Sweetheart ($32) belie the cozy, firm hold its stretchy nylon/polyester/spandex ... more 
Photo by: Rodale
Champion Sweetheart
If you want: Compression
The feminine V-neck and bright colors of the Champion Sweetheart ($32) belie the cozy, firm hold its stretchy nylon/polyester/spandex blend offers. A keyhole cutout in the mostly mesh back provides ventilation to keep things cool underneath. S-XL championusa.com

Pro: "I felt well supported throughout a fairly active workout." -A size 36B athlete

Con: "The bra initially felt too tight, but I got used to it." -34B

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Ask any woman what her most important piece of exercise gear is and she'll likely (and very quickly) say, "Sports bra!" But variations in straps, padding, closures, and fabrics make it hard to choose the right one. So, we recruited 49 testers--ranging in size from A to F cups and 32- to 40-inch bands--to put 33 of the newest bras through plenty of bounce-inducing activities. These 12 top performers will support you through any workout.