Queer Fashion - Best Sports Bras So You Feel Like Yourself

When it comes to breasticles, some of us are blessed with more real estate than we need - or want.

Within the genderqueer community, feeling even slightly more comfortable in one's body can improve mental health and a sense of security. Wearing binders is always an option. But - aside from the extra cost - they come with a bunch of scary safety restrictions. Like, don't wear over 8 hours a day, no strenuous exercise, and how the hell to find the precise fit? Try never.

But what if you want to live your life unhindered by your breast size and be a sporty human? Deadlift weights? Hot yoga? Chase after every cute dog trotting by on the street?! The right sports bra can go a long way to make you feel comfortable in your skin, without the high maintenance and physical risks of a binder. However, you gotta know what to shop for.

The best sports bras offer support and "compression" features. Avoid models that have extra padding or shaping cups, especially if they're not removable. Most bras with "maximum support" can form a "uni-boob" that only calls attention to your chest and makes it look bigger.

So, we're highlighting the best sports bras for nonbinary, genderqueer, trans, or any category of all-inclusive fashion (including plus sizes)!


Dyke wearing TomboyX Compression Top

TomboyX Compression Top

Designed to fit any body of any gender identity, this TomboyX Compression Top is a low-intensity bra that offers everyday comfort. With no underwire or padding, it's double-lined with a mix of cotton and spandex for a silky-soft feel.

Title Nine

Title Nine Tech Athena 2.0 Sports Bra

Tech Athena 2.0 Sports Bra

Title Nine's beloved Tech Athena 2.0 Sports Bra is the wise choice for larger-breasted women who require big-time support built in with big-time wicking. With COOLMAX® lining for superior moisture wicking, this is one of the best sports bras out there. From 32" - 40" & C - DD.

Under Armour

Under Armour

Under Armour's sports bra is often used as a binder substitute, due to its ultra-tight fit that's designed to best fit A to C cups. As a compression sports bra, it's padding-free and double-layered for a flattening effect. Tailored for medium-impact activities like boxing, weight training, or cycling, breathable fabric keeps you comfy while you're working up a sweat.


Nike Swoosh Medium Support Bra

This iconic sports bra features Nike's brilliant engineering. The Nike Swoosh Medium Support Bra features a removable 1-piece pad that loads easily from the top. Great for training workouts and dance classes, medium support helps keep everything snug and in place. Plus, sweat-wicking, adaptive material will carry you through your workout.

​Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Bettyis one of the chicest athleisure brands out there. But this doesn’t mean they skimp on quality. Their supportive sports bras prove that good bras can be comfy and look fun at the same time. Their seamless bra is super stretchy with sweat-wicking fabric. The breathable mesh vent at the back and a ribbed under-band make it wearable all day. Plus, inner cup pads are removable for customizable comfort.


Alo Yoga

You might have to save up for an Alo Yoga bra, but it will be well worth it. This tank top/sports bra is a lightweight - but sturdy - piece that you can wear for a HIIT session or catching coffee with a friend. This sleek top is proof that sports bras don’t have to be sausage casings that squeeze and chafe. They can make you look so fine.

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