Sports Bra Types

Types of Support in a Sports Bra

So what's the difference between Hybrid, Compression, Encapsulation? This short video describes each type of support system you can get in sports bras today. Which one is your preferred type?


Compressing the breast tissue close to the body, this classic support method provides maximum support and minimises unwanted movement. Ideal for A-C cups.

Using a defined cup structure to encapsulate each breast, these sports bras give you maximum support with a feminine bust shape. No monoboobs here!

Combines separate cups with a layer of compression fabric over the top to create what some might describe as 'best of both'. Choose this for support and comfort.


Styles and Features

If you're looking for some specific features in your sports bra, such as front fastening or breast-feeding friendly, then shop by the quick-links below!


Choose a zip or hook and eye fastening sports bra, for easy on and off. Ideal for post-surgery or comfort wear.

An underwire typically provides extra support for bigger busts, but the right fit is essential for comfort and performance.

There is plenty of choice for a supportive non-wired bra that also provides great shaping from A-K cup.

For those who want a little extra coverage in the cold, this sports bras have moulded cups for great shape.

If you've got plenty of natural padding(!) and don't want any more, opt for non-moulded styles to suit you.

Choose straight, cross or racer back straps with this range of convertible sports bra designs.     So many options!

Pick from our range of the best sports bras for materntiy. Styles that will grow with you and have drop down cups for breast-feeding.

If you run, horse ride, hop skip or jump, you need high impact support for maximum control.          Take your pick!

If you're heading for the gym, riding a bike or even Pilates, a medium impact bra will see you through.

Perfect for yoga and walking, you’ll soon forget you’re wearing these super comfy bras. Recommended for A-DD cups.