Years spent weightlifting five days a week taught me that a workout is as only as good as your sports bra. Whether you’re hitting the elliptical or gearing up for a session of HIIT, nothing can subvert the promise of a great sweat more than feeling like your assets aren’t fully supported. Even if your workouts tilt more towards weight lifting than cardio, a sports bra that can handle the demand of movement while keeping everything in place is a fitness essential.
Although your home may serve as the backdrop to most of your workouts as of late, a sports bra should still rise to the occasion no matter your environment. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect one to add to my line up and through years of trial and error, I’ve discovered a few brands and styles that have become my favorites. While luxury activewear has certainly become a saturated market, I found that you really don’t have to shell out big bucks for a sports bra that’s simultaneously cute and capable. Below, is the culmination of my research. I’ve rounded up the best budget-friendly sports bras under $50 that offer medium to full sport–no matter your bust size. Keep reading to find your new workout buddy.