What is the Difference Between Low, Medium, and High Impact Sports Bras?

These days, we're all about the sports bra. But finding the ultimate sports bra is sometimes a challenge. We're talking high fashion and adequate support, all without looking like they came from your grandmother's drawers. 

Plus, sometimes it's just plain difficult to weed through the bajillion options to find the sports bra that's right for not only your body type, but for the activity you'll be wearing the sports bra for. 

Never fear, it's really not as complicated as it sometimes seems... we promise! We've rounded up some of our faves and categorized by impact level. Keep reading to find your perfect match! 

what is the difference between low, medium, and high impact sports bras

What is the Difference Between Low, Medium, and High Impact Sports Bras?

First thing's first. What the heck is the difference between low, medium, and high impact sports bras.. and how do you know which one is right for you?! 

The two main points to consider is body type (we're talking about the girls..ladies), as well as the type of activity you're going to be doing. Typically, women who have a little more up top find more support from high impact sports bras, whereas women who are a little smaller up top can find more comfort and a better fit with the lower impact sports bras.

What definitely matters the most, though - is comfort. Our biggest recommendation is to try multiple styles and fits until you find the one that fits your beautiful curves best!

what is the difference between low, medium, and high impact sports bras

Our Favorite Low Impact Sports Bras

Low impact sports bras are perfect for those days where comfort is your main focus. Maybe you're catching up on your favorite Netflix shows, or running errands, or engaging in lower-impact activities such as yoga, stretching, walking, or even some weight lifting. Low impact means you're not doing anything that requires vigorous movement. 

These are our favorite low impact sports bras! 

low impact sports bras

Black and White Overlay Back Sports Bra | Blue Poppy Floral Print Sports Bra

Our Favorite Medium Impact Sports Bras 

Medium impact sports bras are the ones you're going to grab first when your workout is going to kick it up a notch. These are the types of activities that cause you to break a little more of a sweat, because your body is going to be moving more! We're talking about light jogging, elliptical and other cardio machines, cycling, and heavier weight training.

Here are some of our favorite medium impact sports bras! 

medium impact sports bras

Suspended X Racerback Sports Bra | Monochrome Camo Sports Bra | Magenta Laser Cut Lace Racerback Sports Bra

Our Favorite High Impact Sports Bras

High impact sports bras are the ones that will provide you the strongest hold for the ultimate activities. We're talking about running, HIIT, CrossFit, and anything that involves jumping. Box jumps, jumping rope, squat jumps, you name it. These are the bras that you can feel confident in - meaning everything will stay where it should, so you can focus on beating that clock and achieving your next PR. 

These are a few of our favorite high impact, and medium-high impact sports bras! 

high impact sports bras

Laser Cut Seamless Sports Bra | Hibiscus Floral Print Sports Bra | Mesh Lace Front Sports Bra | Light Pink Colorblock Striped Racerback Sports Bra

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