Do you underestimate the use of a sports bra? If you nodded yes, then either you don’t work out, or possibly don’t need the sports bra as much as others. And forget only strapping in your assets, these lovely accessories can jazz up your workout gear. More so if you find your current ensemble being aped by the other women in your gym. Quite a demotivator! Pfft! And don’t worry if you think that the Nikes, Pumas and Adidas ones are well out of budget, we’ll come to rescue with plenty of other options. From strappy to racer backs, here’s our pick of where to shop.

Decathlon

The Mecca of all things sporty, we love that they don’t kill you with high prices. Kalenji and Domyos rule the shelves here. They have all kinds of sports bras be it sturdy racer backs with thick underbust straps to the more cutesy crop top sorts that are ideal for yoga.

Price: INR 199 upwards

H&M

h&m sports bras

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Who better than this high-street brand to blend functionality with fashion. Being quite into sports and working out, we are thankful for their vast collection. So if you’re a runner then their firm fitting bras will suit you well, without compromising on style {think pretty pinks and electric blues}. Or pick the low-impact ones that’ll tide you through light jogging and aerobics classes.

Price: INR 799 upwards

Jockey India

jockey sports bras

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OK, we admit it. We were originally sceptics with this brand.  But when we actually tried it out, we turned fans in a single sprint session. Racer backs, power backs or padded, they’re giving you options in styles within this already limited sub-category. How’s that for choice? Keeping the colours girly but mixed with solids {along the lines of purple and black or pink and grey}, they even have ones with hooks if you’re more comfortable with that.

Price: INR 199 upwards

Shop online here.

Forever 21

Oh how we love ourselves some sports wear from Forever 21. Girly, colourful and always on trend, they go all out to create styles for all kinds of sporty girls. If you workout is yoga and very light jumping, they have lovely criss-cross back bras that we’d urge you to show off. For the more strenuous sport, the medium impact bras cut down the strings but don’t do away with them so you’re still on trend. And for the all out runner or tennis star, these folks do a maximum support one in plenty of colours so you don’t look drab. Pair them with the barely-there tanks and vests and you’re good to run the ramp!

Price: INR 799 upwards

Shop online here.

Triumph @ Jabong

triumph triaction active wear

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TriAction by Triumph is an entire line dedicated to active/sports wear. Quite functional, and not particularly cheap, we’re fans on this brand only for the fit. Closest to actually working like a sports bra but not feeling like one, Triumph’s pretty colours also get a thumbs up from us. Their full cup bras from the t-short section too work well for low-impact workouts.

Price: INR 649 upwards

Shop online at Jabong here.

HRX by Hrithik Roshan @ Myntra

hrx by hritik roshan on myntra sports bra

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Light padding and soft fabric for those workout sessions when comfort is the only thing on your mind. Contrary to what you might think, this range is quite reasonably priced and quite cute.

Price: INR 629

Buy it online here.

Pretty Secrets

pretty secrets sports bra

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The selection at Pretty Secrets is extremely fun and full of colours. Ditch the regular boring ones and add some pops of colour to your workout gear! They also have a variation in padding, so whatever floats your boat.

Price: INR 399 upwards

Shop online here.

Marks & Spencer

mark & spencers sports bras

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High impact, low impact, extra high impact and even underwired — we’re inspired to get working out thanks to their selection! With bright pops of colour accentuating a highly functional bra, we love this collection. Check out their high impact sports bras for extra support.

Price: INR 1,200 upwards

Zivame

zivame sports bras

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No need to roll your eyes at us! They really do have a few good solid sports bras. There’s two brands, both in-house Zivame ones, called Coucou and Penny Movement, offering bursts of colour and cutesy straps.Expect pretty colours, athletic back straps and just the right amount of support.

Price: INR 599 upwards

Shop online here.

Ajio

The plethora of sports bras available at Ajio will spoil your for choice. Alongside their lovely in-house products, they also feature other brands like Puma, Marks & Spencer, Hanes, Floret and so many more.

Price: INR 170 upwards

Shop online here.

Featured image via: Jockey India

Inputs by Aakanksha Singh Devi