The cutest sports bras that we'd rock outside of the gym
Sports Bra Meets Street Style
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A couple of years ago the idea of wearing a sports bra outside of the gym seemed ludicrious. At this point, it almost feels expected. We've continued to see the convergence of function and fashion with collections like Lululemon's '&go' line and the launch of luxury activewear site Net-a-Sporter. And while we're still not totally sure we can pull off the trend like the models and fashion bloggers who flaunted their sports bras proudly during Paris Fashion Week, we're intrigued by the possibility.
"To avoid looking like you're actually just on your way to the gym, make sure you wear the sports bra with something more elevated, like a sheer silk top or lace skirt. The contrast in styles is what makes this look so striking," says Catherine Sheppard, a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist and founder of The Life Styled, a personal styling services company. Not comfortable showing off your midriff? Stick to an off the shoulder sweater that shows off just a hint of your sports bra strap, or throw on a blazer, says Bernadett Vajda, a NY-based style expert. The bottom line, though: "If you're going to show your bra, make sure the bra is worth showing," Sheppard says. With that in mind, we rounded up our eight favorite sports bras that are functional but cute enough to wear just because.
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Lululemon Front Racer
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Don't worry, Lululemon's front racer is actually designed to be worn as a sports bra or on its own as a crop top.
Live The Process
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We love the feminine floral design of this Live The Process sports bra.
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This black racer bra with black foil detailing from Norma Kamali is just edgy enough to be worn on its own.
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Lululemon Twist Bra
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A pop of color plus flattering cleavage make Lululemon's Twist Bra a great option in and out of the gym.
T by Alexander Wang
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We love the chic simplicity of this T by Alexander Wang sports bra.
VPL Insertion Bra
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Who wouldn't want to show off the straps and pop of color on this VPL number?
Free People Daisy Crop Top
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Part of Free People's Movement line, this adorable daisy print crop top comes complete with a built in shelf bra.
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We'd wear this sexy Free People cage back sports bra just about anywhere.
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