Best Workout Tops for Women

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Maybe you’re a CrossFit junkie or you’ve recently joined a gym and are looking for wardrobe items that will keep you comfortable while you’re getting sweaty.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite workout tops for women with big breasts. From sports bras to tank tops, we’re sure that there is an article of clothing on this entire list that will help you look amazing AND feel comfortable while you’re getting your sweat on.

NameCategoryProduct
Under Armour Womens Tech V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-ShirtBest OverallUnder Armour Womens Tech V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
Hanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance Long Sleeve TeeBudget PickHanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance Long Sleeve Tee
CRZ YOGA Women's Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt Breathable Gym Workout TopUpgrade PickCRZ YOGA Women's Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt Breathable Gym Workout Top

1. Under Armour Womens Tech V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Our rating: 9 / 10

Under Armour Womens Tech V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

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This Under Armour tops is another brand I am sure you have heard of. There is a reason for that. It is a fantastic find, especially if you are looking for a tank top.

Not only it will feel extremely comfy. It will keep you cool on those intense training sessions. Just ensure you pick the right size.

2. CRZ YOGA Seamless Workout Tank Tops

Our rating: 9 / 10

CRZ YOGA Seamless Workout Tank Tops

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Pros:

  • Keeps you dry
  • Keeps you cool
  • Helps you avoid embarrassment
  • Can be worn as workout top or worn under another top
  • Makes your body look hotter

Cons:

  • Doesn’t look the same on everyone
  • Can be heavy
  • Not extremely comfortable
  • Can limit your range of motion
  • Can be too hot in the summer

The CRZ clothing brand has come up with a revolutionary idea. They have designed a workout tank that is practically like wearing nothing at all.

When you wear this outfit underneath another blouse, it is virtually invisible to anyone but you. You can confidently wear it underneath a low cut top that exposes your chest and wouldn’t want to wear a bra to work out in.

Of course, you can also wear it as a tank top. The workout tank comes in two different styles. The racerback style, shown above, is especially cool because of its tank design and built-in bra.

3. C9 Champion Women's Soft Tech Tee

Our rating: 9 / 10

C9 Champion Women's Soft Tech Tee

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The C9 Champion Soft-Tech Tee is a great workout shirt. It’s lightweight, so it’s comfortable enough to wear on its own, or you can wear a tank top under it. It breathes well, so it’s great for working out in the hot summer months.

The soft-tech material is also very flattering. It’s smooth but gives you a little bit of structure. You can wear this rough or tucked in. It’s great for legs and arms alike.

The C9 Champion Soft-Tech shirt is available in many colors. The colors shown in the pictures are Nautical Blue and Herringbone. I very much like the bright colors, but they all have other solid colors available.

4. Nike Legend Women's Short Sleeve Shirt

Our rating: 8 / 10

Nike Legend Women's Short Sleeve Shirt

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Pros:

  • Looks good during workouts
  • Super comfortable
  • Doesn’t restrict movement
  • Light weight material
  • Available in different colors
  • Soft inner lining
  • Inexpensive
  • Moisture-wicking

5. CRZ YOGA Women's Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt Breathable Gym Workout Top

Our rating: 8 / 10

CRZ YOGA Women's Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt Breathable Gym Workout Top

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Pros:

  • Perfect blend of flexibility and support
  • Great for a range of exercises
  • Breathable fabric
  • Affordable price point
  • Easy to care for
  • Great for the gym
  • Will not limit your range of movement

Great for Yoga,Running,Crossfit,Walking,Gym,Weightlifting,Basketball.

The CRZ Women’s Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt is a top notch athletic top from the well-known sportswear company.

A perk of going with this workout top is that it provides you with a perfect blend of comfort and performance. Sweat will not make its way into this shirt, as the nylon-spandex blend used in the fabric helps wick moisture.

6. C9 Champion Women's Active Tank

Our rating: 8 / 10

C9 Champion Women's Active Tank

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Made with moisture-wicking material

This fairly affordable tank top from Champion is by far one of the best workout tops for women and we�re sure that once you try it on, you�ll agree.

This Women�s Active Tank Top is made of a moisture-wicking polyester and offers a tagless comfort and free-moving fit that feels close to the body for greater range of motion and protection.

Great for yoga, spinning, weight training, crossFit and so much more, this tank top is soft, comfy, fitted, moves with you, and works for every activity.

7. adidas Women's Must Haves Badge of Sport Tee

Our rating: 8 / 10

adidas Women's Must Haves Badge of Sport Tee

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Pros:

  • Perfect for working out
  • Light and absorbent material
  • Can be used as a sports bra
  • Comes in a variety of colours and sizes available
  • Easy to wear
  • Looks great
  • Affordable
  • Official Adidas product
  • Comfort
  • Versatile

Cons:

  • Sizes run quite small
  • Material doesn’t breathe well

The Adidas Women’s Must Haves Badge of Sport Tee is a great choice for women who want to look great and work out, even when they’re at home.

This adidas sportswear item is made of 100% polyester and doesn’t feel chunky at all. It feels lightweight and even has a slight shimmer to it.

The sleeves are slightly more fitted than the rest of the tee and will be a great addition to a workout outfit. It’s also ideal to wear at home for everyday use.

8. Under Armour Women's Tech Solid Tank Top

Our rating: 8 / 10

Under Armour Women's Tech Solid Tank Top

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Pros:

  • Comfortable and supportive
  • Various sizes, styles, and colors
  • Perfect for yoga, running, and weightlifting
  • Made from Quick Dry material
  • Machine-washable

The Under Armour Women’s Tech Solid Tank Top will make a great addition to your wardrobe. All of the terrible stinking you’ve dealt with in the past will go in the garbage.

The material for the tank top is made from anti-microbial and anti-odor polyester, so your clothes will be comfortable and you won’t feel gross. The tank top itself looks great in black, but also comes in several other colors. What’s great is that the tank top comes in a wide variety of sizes, so you don’t have to worry about it being too tight or loose.

The tank top compresses and supports your muscles to help you work out harder and recover faster. A sweet feature available in this top is the HeatGear pocket, which allows you to keep your phone in your pocket during a workout without it getting in the way or being uncomfortable.

9. Mippo Workout Tops

Our rating: 8 / 10

Mippo Workout Tops

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Pros:

  • Good Quality Material that Lasts
  • Very Comfortable and Fitting Tank Top
  • Great for P90X Program
  • Good for Workout and Running
  • Great for Gym

Cons:

  • Sometimes the color of shirt can be different from the image you see
  • Would like a thinner material but it is fine since it wicks sweat.

10. 90 Degree By Reflex

Our rating: 8 / 10

90 Degree By Reflex

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If you want a high-quality workout top that isn’t overpriced, this 90 Degree by Reflex Power Flex Racerback Tank Top could be the one for you.

This tank top comes in eight colors/patterns, including a grey one that is best for hiding sweat and body odor stains. 90 Degree by Reflex designed this tank top with an all-over lace racerback that delivers support and helps your shirt stay in place so that you don’t need to adjust it throughout your workout.

This shirt’s stretch fabric provides enough room for your body to move naturally while fitting Snugly to give you a flirty look. The fabric dries quickly, so it doesn’t promote the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

11. Reebok Women's Muscle Tank Top

Our rating: 8 / 10

Reebok Women's Muscle Tank Top

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Pros:

  • Made For Women
  • Stretchable
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Tactel Nylon
  • Machine Washable
  • Good for weightlifting and yoga

This tank is the PERFECT undershirt for a woman. I am constantly needing to take it off, and put it back in every time I strap on the weights and am an all-around fan of this top.

Tactel Nylon makes the shirt stretchable and durable enough to wear over and over.

Once I start sweating, the sweat is kept in and is not noticeable under my clothing.

12. Bestisun Crop Top Workout Shirts Muscle Tank Cropped Athletic Workout Top

Our rating: 8 / 10

Bestisun Crop Top Workout Shirts Muscle Tank Cropped Athletic Workout Top

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Pros:

  • American Size
  • Has a built-in bra
  • Perfect for intense workouts
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Great for muscle compression since it closely contours the torso
  • Machine Washable, Tumble Dry, Do not Iron

Cons:

  • Shrinks excessively during the first wash/dry cycle
  • Is Low-cut

The Bestisun Women’s Crop Top is a high-quality, high-performance, fitted compression crop top.

This lightweight muscle tank is made of 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex, and also features an attractive gray chevron pattern on the side panels. It is designed to give you the support you need during an intense workout.

The Bestisun Women’s Crop Top is available in 2 color pattern options: Gray and Black.

13. Hanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance Long Sleeve Tee

Our rating: 8 / 10

Hanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance Long Sleeve Tee

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Pros:

  • Moisture-wicking fabric
  • Fade-resistant
  • Seamless installation
  • Quick-drying
  • Affordable
  • Pocket at the back
  • Scoop on the collar for easy fabric management
  • Material that's breathable

Cons:

  • Does not have sleeves
  • Can dig into skin
  • Fabric tends to shrink over time

This long-sleeve t-shirt by Hanes is made of polyester and spandex, thus producing a lightweight shirt that can keep you cool and dry. The material is a blend of 60% polyester and 40% spandex, making it easy to dry and super soft to the touch.

The shirt is available in 13 flattering colors, which can complement your skin tone, particularly if you want to appear thinner. It’s not a form-fitting t-shirt, but it’s loose-fitting just enough to appear like a fitting t-shirt.

One of the best things about the shirt is that it’s seamless. The shirt is seamless, which means it’s easy to take off and on, and it doesn’t cause your body to twist.

14. PUMA Women's Active T-Shirt

Our rating: 8 / 10

PUMA Women's Active T-Shirt

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Pros:

  • Super soft
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Good price
  • Perfect for day-to-day workout wear

Something that we were really looking for in workout apparel is the right amount of compression.

The right amount of compression will decrease the amount of time that you feel sore after working out and will improve the flow of blood for increased circulation.

This t-shirt will definitely help your body recover and is perfect for day-to-day. It has a loose fit that will allow for you to keep comfortable and not feel inhibited during your run.

15. Amazon Brand

Our rating: 8 / 10

Amazon Brand

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Pros:

  • 360 degree stretch
  • 7 inches in length
  • 3.9 ounces

The quick drying fabric and v neck design make this tank perfect for hot yoga. It also comes in various colors for you to choose from, has built in shelf bra support and a built in bra.

16. Reebok Women's Legend Long Sleeve Running T-Shirt & Gym Top

Our rating: 8 / 10

Reebok Women's Legend Long Sleeve Running T-Shirt & Gym Top

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Pros:

  • Soft fabric and impeccable fit
  • Stretchy fabric and broad straps for great freedom of movement
  • The sleeves and collar are tapered to help keep out sweating
  • The fabric is made with high quality shiny material
  • Machine washable
  • Comes in many fun colors
  • Perfect for anyone who is looking for a comfortable, yet effective workout top and for various kinds of exercises
  • Affordable price
  • Reebok a trusted brand for fitness clothing
  • Can be worn for swimming and water running

Cons:

  • If you have long hair, it could get caught in the velcro
  • If your arms are large, I recommend you order up a size, I am using a size small and I have thin arms. I think a medium would fit better.

17. Champion Women's Short Sleeve Double Dry Performance T-Shirt

Our rating: 7 / 10

Champion Women's Short Sleeve Double Dry Performance T-Shirt

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Pros:

  • Breathable fabric
  • Extremely versatile
  • Great for workouts and casual wear

A staple for any athlete, the Champion Women’s Double Dry T-Shirt is the perfect go-to top almost any time.

This shirt is incredibly lightweight and dries quickly, which is a lifesaver if you workout in a hot gym. The shirt is made from a smooth polyester fabric that sends moisture away from your body. I really like the look and feel of this shirt and find myself wearing it for everything from intense workouts to causal social outings.

18. icyzone Workout Tank Tops

Our rating: 7 / 10

icyzone Workout Tank Tops

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The sizing is almost one size fits all and the customer service is very responsive. It does not hurt the skin at any time while working out or in ordinary wear. Some people who ordered these tops had complained about the length but ordered again when they knew their correct measurements.

The material is so soft and smooth that there is no itchiness involved. It absorbs sweat so well and does not show sweat marks so easily. This makes it a hot fashion item and is appropriate to use while at work or in the gym. You don’t have to change as you keep sweating all through the day.

The straps are so wide that they give a perfect shape to your body. It makes you look slimmer and athletic. The straps also hide the fat and do not stretch out when wet. Some people had complained that the straps were too thin, but a wide shoulder strap is more comfortable around major muscle at the back.

19. adidas Women's Essentials Linear Loose Tank Top

Our rating: 7 / 10

adidas Women's Essentials Linear Loose Tank Top

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Pros:

  • Very comfortable
  • Breathable material
  • Could be worn alone or with a sports bra
  • Essentials line is a great value line
  • Can be worn alone for lighter or indoor workouts or can be layered under a jacket for workouts in colder weather
  • Accommodates larger busts. Excellent for high impact workouts

Cons:

  • Works perfectly for running, but is not tight enough to provide much support for high impact sports. Might not be ideal for larger chested women or for high intensity workouts
  • Some reported that the stitching was not entirely solid after a few washes
  • Might not be thick enough for really cold days. Be prepared to layer.

The Linear tank from their Essentials line is a great option for stretching your budget when you’re looking for workout tops. It’s also a great option for everyday wear.

If you’re in the market for a workout top that’s versatile enough to be worn on its own as well as layered, then the Linear might be the right option for you, particularly if you want a singlet that can accommodate a high impact sport.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the best workout clothes for women?

Workout gear for women usually denotes something that is a little bit tighter than something you’d wear on the average day. Tech shirts and vests are great for resistance training.

Climbing shoes and pads are a must for rope climbing, and resistance bands are great for strengthening and stretching those legs at the same time.

And don’t forget about the long-sleeve tops for cycling and running in cold weather. Lightweight, fitted and flowing, with the help of a sports bra, will allow you to easily move your shoulders, arms and torso.

What is the best brand of workout clothes?

There are dozens and dozens of brands of athletic tops. But, I personally love Under Armor. I have tried them all, and I keep coming back to the Under Armor brand. They last a long time, are extremely comfortable, and are quite stylish.

Where is the best place to buy workout clothes?

I actually prefer shopping at discount places like DICK’S or Academy for workout clothes. I don’t like paying full price for apparel, especially when it’s something I’m just going to sweat (and probably spill) all over.

Which gym brand is best?

In my experience, gym clothes aren’t worth it. They’re never the right size, they’re ugly, and don’t fit.

I am a woman who has a hard time finding tech shirts that don’t show my bra through them. I haven’t yet seen a shirt at all (even at the gym) that “keeps it in place.”

Also, they’re not cheap.

What I have found is the Lululemon Activewear brand. This brand is the best for both functionality and style.

Conclusion

There are various theories from experts and many people with experience about how one can achieve the best body in the shortest time. It is important to know all the different opinions because no two people have exactly the same gains and losses. You are also unique as a person and as an athlete. You are also different from your last workout even if you do the same workout routine. The best workout top for women is whatever feels best for you and gets the job done.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Under Armour Womens Tech V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-ShirtBest OverallUnder Armour Womens Tech V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
Hanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance Long Sleeve TeeBudget PickHanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance Long Sleeve Tee
CRZ YOGA Women's Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt Breathable Gym Workout TopUpgrade PickCRZ YOGA Women's Seamless Athletic Long Sleeves Sports Running Shirt Breathable Gym Workout Top