Women's Sports Bras

Any active woman will tell you that a sports bra is more than an undergarment- it's a bare necessity. And while all activity bras claim to stop more bounce to the ounce, not all jog bras are the same. Deciding which one is best for you is a lot like picking a boyfriend: you want maximum support, a great level of comfort…and good looks don't hurt.

Sports bras are designed to keep you comfortable during exercise and physical activity. The best kind for you really depends on what sports you're participating in. While all women's sports bras are made from soft, stretchable fabrics that draw moisture away from the body, there are several different levels of support to choose from:

Women's Sports Bras- Which one's Best?

Light Control: This type of sports bra is akin to a tight tank top. Perfect for power walking, or even just working around the house and garden. Comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time, this is many women's favorite alternative to going bare. It's the bra world's version of a loose tee shirt and faded jeans.

Medium to Firm Control: This is the best sports bra for most women's exercise regime. From yoga and bicycling to an hour at the gym or a jog around the block, this type of bra will provide comfort and stability while you're getting your workout on.

Maximum Control: For ladies that really push

their bodies, a maximum control sports bra offers the most stay in place protection. This is the ideal sports bra for women who love to run, horseback ride, or hit the court hard.

When you're ready to immerse yourself in your favorite sport, nothing should stop you- least of all, your bra. A little comparison shopping can save you some real heartache- and backache- on the field.