10 No-Frills Sports Bras That Double as Basic Crop Tops

Pair them with anything from sports shorts to your old blue jeans.

plain sports bras that double as crop tops
PHOTO BY Air Active, Gap, Uniqlo ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) Oftentimes, the clothes that we use the most are those that are versatile enough for a variety of occasions. Think of those sandals that you can dress up for formal occasions or down for casual brunches; or that plain tank top that goes as well with your old blue jeans as it does your snazzy blazer. That’s why any time we spot fashion finds that serve several purposes, we’re immediately intrigued—we know they can quickly become closet staples. And if you, too, love multifunctional styles as much as we do, we’ve got the list for you. Below, we round up 10 no-frills sports bras you can shop locally right now. These tops offer built-in padding and support ideal for exercises and other physical activities, but they also feature minimalist designs that let you wear them with casual bottoms, jackets, and shoes of all colors and silhouettes.

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These minimalist sports bras can also be worn as plain crop tops:

Easy Scoop Sports Bra (P1,200) from Easy Active

easy active sports bra
PHOTO BY Easy Active

With a high-support build, stretchy fabric, and a mid-length silhouette, this sports bra from Easy Active is a no-fuss pick for workouts and outdoor activities. Plus, it has a minimalist scoop neck design on both sides that makes it as simple and versatile as a basic tank top. You can get the top in a goes-with-everything white shade or a soft, powdery blue color.

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Available online.

24H Non-Wired Wrap-Over Bra (P2,690) from Etam

Etam 24h bra
PHOTO BY Etam

Hate uncomfortable wired bras? Etam’s 24H Non-Wired Wrap-Over Bra could be your new go-to top. Its wire-free build and soft, wrap-over design is not only seamless, but sits delicately against your skin. With its elegant, form-flattering design, you can use it as a casual or dressy crop top—depending on how you style it—as well as a sports bra thanks to the top’s built-in padding, which is both supportive and breathable. It can even be worn as a bikini top—perfect for any and all summertime adventures.

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Available at Etam stores and on Zalora and Lazada.

Josephine Square Neck Bra Top (P995) from Lotus Activewear

Lotus Activewear sports bra
PHOTO BY Lotus Activewear

This solid-toned bra top from Lotus Activewear would be a great addition to your basic tank-top collection. It features thick straps, a flattering square neckline, and a body-hugging material made of nylon and spandex. Plus, the padded construction promises high support, so you can use the top for workouts or just days when you’d rather not wear a bra, but still need to keep the girls in check.

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Available online.

High Standards+ Bra (P1,898) from Recess

recess sports bra
PHOTO BY Recess

Love high-neck crop tops? This cute sports bra from Recess would be right up your alley. It features a racerback design and a halter neckline perfect for showing off your shoulders. You can get the top in a variety of bright colors including yellow and orange, both of which are punctuated by a thick white border on the arm holes, neckline, and hem.

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Available online.

Swoosh Luxe Sports Bra (P2,795) from Nike

nike sports bra
PHOTO BY Nike

We are obsessed with this medium-support Nike sports bra’s seamless design, which not only makes the top look effortlessly elegant when worn, but also keeps it from digging into the skin the way thick seams would. On the spine, the mostly plain sports bra features a strappy, cross-back design that shows off your back and gives the top a show-stopping look. You can get it in black, white, teal, light pink, and blue.

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Available online; see a list of Nike stores.

Padded Yoga Bra (P580) from Air Active

air active sports bra
PHOTO BY Air Active

In case you’ve already got a fair share of scoop-neck and square-neck crop tops, this V-neck sports bra from Air Active may be a worthy addition to your collection. The double-lined, buttery soft material not only feels comfortable against the skin, but moves with your body during physical activities and strenuous workouts. The no-frills design, which comes in gray, blue, pink, teal, ivory, and more, can be paired with a variety of bottoms from cozy sweatpants to structured trousers.

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Available on Shopee.

Wireless Bra Active Square Neck (P1,290) from Uniqlo

uniqlo sports bra
PHOTO BY Uniqlo

Uniqlo is known for underwear that’s lightweight, seamless, and fit for a variety of outfits—and yup, their sports bras boast all the same qualities. Currently on our wish lists is their square-neck active bra, which has a padded but wire-free construction and a racerback silhouette on the spine. The minimalist design would go great with both your go-to sportswear as well as your casual and even dressed-up pants and skirts. Plus, the top comes in several wearable shades including black, brown, gray, green, and pink—you’ll want to collect them all.

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Available online and at Uniqlo stores nationwide.

Sports Bra Top (P899.75) from Bench

Bench sports bra
PHOTO BY Bench

With this Bench sports bra, you get a basic cropped tank and a versatile activewear top in one. It comes in six stylish shades from neutrals like black and brown to pastel tones like pink and lavender. The bra top has double inner lining and removable pads for maximum support as well as a wire-free construction and stretchy nylon-spandex perfect for a variety of exercises and movements.

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Available on Lazada.

GapFit T-Back Sports Bra (P1,450) from Gap

Gap sports bra
PHOTO BY Gap

Gap launched their activewear line in Manila in early 2020 and if you haven’t tried it yet, you may be missing out. They offer a wide range of workout-ready styles in a variety of colors and patterns and we’re currently eyeing this T-Back sports bra. You can get it in a plain white, a hot pink, and even a cute animal print in case you’re looking for a more stand-out style.

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Available online; see a list of Gap stores.

Energy Sports Bra (P899) from Pinch Fitness

Pinch Fitness sports bra
PHOTO BY Pinch Fitness

Though this sports bra from local brand Pinch Fitness keeps it mostly plain up front thanks to a scoop-neck design and seamless construction, the back of the top offers a little more flamboyance. It sports an eye-catching criss-cross silhouette that lets you show off your back and shoulders.

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Available online.

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