Before you set off on that morning run or complete a 30-minute at-home yoga flow, you'll have to consider which pieces to wear for that activity. No one likes a sports bra strap digging into your shoulders or a top that traps sweat. We already highlighted the best sports bras here, so our next mission is to find workout tanks, tees, and pullovers that help us feel and look good. Tops, thankfully, are relatively abundant, and the options we found can work for a variety of workouts, from HIIT to Pilates. Some even work for Zoom calls—just skip the super crop styles. Keep in mind that workout tops can also be worn on your off days too—like when you skip that workout in favor of drinking wine on a Thursday night. We want a workout top that will do the most, so we found 14 options that check off these categories and more, ahead.
Supportive Workout Top
The built-in supportive bra in this quick drying tank top will keep you from feeling any discomfort so you can focus on the workout at hand. It's breathable, offers UPF 30 protection, and is made from recycled nylon.
Sweat-Wicking Tank Top
The tank you'll want to wear 24/7, whether you're running laps around your block or sitting at home while devouring charcuterie and sipping some wine. The sweat-wicking cotton blend tank earns a solid A for being comfortable and versatile.
Crop Muscle Tank
You worked hard for those abs, so show them off with a crop tank. This top comes in three different colors and is designed for those on the move, so don't be afraid to get sweaty in this top. The fabric is quick drying.
Sexy Workout Top
You can forgo wearing a sports bra when you slip on this workout tank. It has four-way stretch, is moisture wicking, and looks smooth and soft. The extra strappy detail gives the tank a sexy feel, which means you can easily take this top from studio to the streets.
Body-Hugging Workout Top
This Adam Selman Sport top has a texture elasticized under band to provide support while you move and the fabric hugs your body, so it doesn't hang loose. (There's nothing worst than not being able to see the next exercise move on your laptop screen because your loose tank is hanging in front of your face.)
Dri-FIT Workout Top
For a classic work out tank, you'll find your match with Nike. This particular design is cut from its signature Dri-FIT fabric and has the iconic swoosh logo on the front.
Long Crop Workout Top
Not all of us feel comfortable working out in a teeny-tiny crop top, so here's a longer option for you. It can be worn with or without a bra, depending on how much support you need, and is suitable for yoga sessions or running since the material doesn't tug or pull.
Running Workout Top
This sweat-wicking top has a mesh crisscross cutout back and is specifically designed for runners. Show off your favorite sports bra underneath and let the breathable top keep you comfortable as you conquer those miles.
Animal Print Workout Top
You love circuit training/HIIT sessions and consider yourself the leader in your workout pact. This tiger print racerback top is made for you then because it's fierce and strong. Wear with the matching bottoms and you'll feel confident in acing your workout.
Thick Workout Crop Top
This compression top is suitable for medium to high impact workouts, so don't be afraid to test drive the piece on your running days and biking days. It's made from recycled nylon and has a thicker fabric, if you dislike thin workout tops.
Lightweight Workout Top
Runners who don't want any distractions while on the track or streets will opt for this racerback top. It has an open hole design to keep you cool, is lightweight thanks to Nike's "AeroSwift technology," and comes in a tailored style for a comfortable fit on your body.
You'll find yourself buying two, maybe even three, of these tees simply because they feel like air on your skin. The cotton blend top is made for everyday activity and will whisk away the sweat on a hot afternoon.
Mesh Panel Workout Top
Your shoulders are sunburned from your last long run, so protect them the next day with this training tee. The soft fabric repels moisture and mesh panels in the main sweat zones allow air to flow through (genius). We'll wear this top even on rest days.
For post-dinner strolls or light yoga routines at home, you can get away with wearing just this sweatshirt over a sports bra. The top is so soft and features a one-of-a-kind tie-dye print. Get the matching bottoms or opt for the whole set to complete your lazy-day workout look.
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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.
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