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The 6 Best Exercise Shirts for Women

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Women have unique needs when it comes to exercise apparel, and especially so when looking at tops. 

I’ve curated a list of great exercise tops that I think will help you feel more comfortable and confident while your work out – check them out!

From Tosca

Find the intersection of function & fashion.

The metrics for a good workout shirt vary wildly from person to person. Some people want form-fitting, while others want loose and baggy. Some people want lots of chest support; others would rather just wear a separate sports bra underneath.

Whatever you want from an activewear top, I’m confident you’ll find solid options here.


BALEAF Women's Long Sleeve Running Shirts

BALEAF Long Sleeve Running Shirt



  • Quick-drying, breathable fabric
  • Moisture wicking
  • Reflective logos for visibility


  • No built-in support

The BALEAF long-sleeved shirt is lightweight with lots of coverage and a relaxed fit, so you don’t have to feel like you’re on display when you exercise. The back is even a little longer, covering your butt so you can focus on finishing your set.

Hibelle Women's Workout Yoga Racerback Tank Tops

Hibelle Racerback Tank Top



  • Built-in chest support
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Moisture-wicking fabric


  • Colors may look slightly different in person

The Hibelle racerback tank is cute and practical! The comfy built-in bra has removable cups, so you can customize your fit. Plus, the tunic-style tank top comes in multiple fun colors and prints.

HE GYM PEOPLE Womens' Sports Bra

THE GYM PEOPLE Women’s Sports Bra with Medium Support



  • Built-in chest support
  • Longer than typical sports bra
  • Moisture-wicking fabric


  • May be too low-cut for some users

We’ve talked about a tank top with a built-in bra. Now let’s talk about this bra that looks like a tank top! This longline sports bra is padded and wire-free for comfort. The hem sits right around the natural waist, so you look like you’re wearing a standard tank top to everyone else.

Under Armour womans pullover

Under Armour Women’s Tech Twist ½ Zip Long Sleeve Pullover



  • Quick-drying fabric
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Looser fit for increased range of motion


  • Torso may fit too short on some users

The Tech Twist is all about your comfort with a relaxed fit, standing collar, and half zipper. Take this pullover out for spring and fall workouts— it wicks sweat and dries quickly to keep you at the ideal temperature in any season.

Mippo Workout Tops for Women Yoga Tank Top

Mippo Workout Tops for Women



  • Higher neckline & arm scythes
  • Designed to create adjustable fit
  • Soft fabric


  • Does not wick moisture

The Mippo workout top gives you lots of coverage with a spicy twist. The mesh panel in the back lets you show the suggestion of some skin, and the split back hem can be tied to switch up the silhouette

icyzone Women's Racerback Workout Athletic Running Tank Tops

icyzone Womens’ Racerback Athletic Tank Tops



  • 3 tops for low pricepoint
  • Large arm scythes for range of motion
  • Sweat-wicking & quick drying


  • Tend to run somewhat small

When you find a piece of activewear that ticks all your boxes, why not get one of every color? These icyzone tank tops come in packs of 3, so you get more for your money right off the bat. The colorful and comfortable shirts offer a slim-relaxed fit and tag-free labels.

Buyer’s Guide

What to Look for When Buying Workout Tops

It doesn’t matter how cute or popular a particular piece of activewear is if it doesn’t make you feel secure and confident. Ask yourself these questions before you shop so you know what you’re looking for.

How Much Coverage Do You Want?

There’s no wrong answer here; it’s just a matter of your comfort. You might want as much skin showing as possible to stay cool. You might want as little showing as possible to avoid any risk of wardrobe malfunctions. As long as you know what you feel most comfortable in, you’re on the right track.

How Much Support Do You Want?

Some people need their chest locked down like Fort Knox, while others find support more restrictive than helpful. It’s important to know your preference. If you’re unsure what feels best for you, err on the side of more support. You’re less likely to feel self-conscious when over-supported than under-supported.

How Much Do You Sweat?

All fabrics are at least a little bit susceptible to sweat. But damp, sweaty spots will be far less evident on a shirt made from moisture-wicking material that dries quickly.