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Queer Fashion: Best Sports Bras to Feel Like Yourself

From flattening to high impact sports bras, there's the perfect fit for you.

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

Within the genderqueer community, feeling even slightly more comfortable in one's body can improve mental health and security. Wearing binders is always an option. But, aside from the extra cost, they come with important safety restrictions - like finding the precise fit for you, never wearing one more than 7 or 8 hours a day, and no strenuous exercise.

But what if you want to live your life unhindered by your breast size and also stay physically active? Deadlift weights? Do 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 more comfortable in your skin, without the high maintenance and physical risks of a binder. But you have to know what you're shopping 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. Bras advertised with "maximum support" will only make your chest look bigger. These are the best sports bras for nonbinary, genderqueer, trans, or any category of all-inclusive fashion (including plus sizes)!


Designed to fit anybody of any gender identity, TomboyX's 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's beloved Frog Bra is made of thick, knitted fabric that gives you plenty of stretch. Made with 32% Lycra, it's particularly suited to C or D+ cups. Its pullover design is simple and fits comfortably under your daywear. The Frog Bra is particularly popular as a binder bra to minimize size but allow maximum movement.

Under Armor

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 free of padding and double-layered for a flattening effect. It's tailored for medium-impact activities like boxing, weight training, or cycling. And the breathable fabric keeps you comfortable while you're working up a sweat.


This iconic sports bra features Nike's brilliantly engineering. The Nike Dri-FIT Swoosh Sports Bra features a removable 1-piece pad that loads easily from the top. It retains a smooth, consistent shape, even after washing. A top-loading pocket holds all your essentials, while classic coverage provides support for many activities. Composed of recycled polyester, it delivers peak performance with a lower impact on the environment.

​Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty is 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 fun to look at at the same time. Their seamless bra is super stretchy with sweat-wicking fabric. The high neck and longline design provide extra coverage. The breathable mesh vent at the back and a ribbed under-band make it easy to wear all day. Plus, the inner cup pads are removable for customizable comfort.


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 through a workout or as a casual piece. Sports bras don’t have to be bulky, this sleek top is the proof.

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