Your petite activewear guide to sports bras and tops

boudavida sports bras and tops

Find the flattering fit for you

You can forget what you thought you knew about activewear – it doesn’t need to be boring! New to Bomb Petite, Boudavida is changing the face of petite activewear as you know it with flattering cuts, bold prints and unexpected technical details.

‘We have found that our bold prints give women a confidence boost, making them feel much more positive about their workout,’ says Boudavida’s founder, Anabel Sexton.

Get to know the key pieces you should have in your workout wear roster, whatever your body shape. We take you through the essential guide to sports bras and workout tops especially for petites.

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‘Activewear can be styled in so many different ways these days, that you no longer have to worry about feeling exposed in skin-tight Lycra from head to toe,’ says Anabel.  ‘We make a point of designing individual pieces that you can mix and match depending on your body shape’.

You don’t need lots of different workout tops – one good vest and one well-fitting zip-up jacket that you can remove when you heat up will be enough.


Try: Boudavida Dynamo Vest

Bright, fitted sports vest top in fast-drying functional fabric with a racer back. This super-soft, fast drying fabric will keep you cool and comfortable whilst you’re exercising. The straps are the perfect width for petites as not too wide which frames our shoulders and making our top half balanced. Perfect for a multitude of activities, indoor and outdoor and from low to high intensity.

Perfect for:

Rectangle Shape (H)

Show off your sculpted shoulders in Boudavida’s Dynamo Vest. The racerback-style top is cut to flatter with an open back to give an illusion of shape. Plus, the slightly curved hem will define your waist.

Pear Shape (A)

Go for bright colours on your top half to balance out darker colours on your bottom half. Try the Dynamo Vest in orange and wear with a bright patterned sports bra underneath to add top half dynamic to your shape.


Try: Spark Jacket in Black

Featuring a stretch, water-resistant fabric, contrast zip and back vent this jacket will keep you dry and comfortable. Lightweight and easily packed this jacket is great for travelling or keeping in your bag in case of rain. Feel prepared to tackle a workout in all conditions!

Perfect for:

Apple Shape (O)

Wear a zip up jacket over your vest. The zip will streamline your top half and make your mid-section appear elongated. Boudavida’s Spark Jacket is lightweight and will pack easily into your gym bag and add a slimming silhouette to your shape.

Inverted Triangle (V)

Choose a zip-up jacket in a darker colour means you can wear brighter bottoms to balance your shape. The overlapped vent detail in the back will also give the appearance of a narrower shoulder.


Try: Spark Jacket in Grey

Stretchy, waterproof fabric jacket with sealed seams, reflective details and back vent for outdoor sport such as running or cycling. With this incredible stretchy, water-resistant fabric, this jacket will keep you dry and comfortable. Lightweight and easily packed this jacket is great for travelling or keeping in your bag in case of rain.

Perfect for:

Hourglass Shape (X)

Lengthen your mid-section with tops made especially for petite frames. ‘We make sure most of our tops have raised hemlines on both sides, to accentuate the length of the leg,’ says Anabel. Details like this will make you feel much more confident.

Sports bras

The right sports bra can really make a difference to your workout, so it’s arguably the most important part of your fitness fashion. Whether you’d rather hide or show off your assets, make sure the fit and support is right for your chosen activity to provide maximum comfort.


Try: Boudavida Spirit Crop Top in Leaf Print

The Spirit crop top teams up perfectly with matching leggings for a striking ensemble that will turn heads at the gym. The signature waist band and cut out details effortlessly combine fashion and function. This low impact crop is ideal for yoga and Pilates and can be layered underneath a vest or t-shirt.

Perfect for:

Rectangle Shape (H)

Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your sports bra. The cut-out detailing on the Spirit Crop Top will keep you cool but also look stylish. Pair with some high-waisted leggings to show off your frame and give your waist shape.

Pear Shape (A)

Choose a sports bra with some bold prints. The Spirit Crop Top is perfect as it will accentuate your upper body. The branded elastic trim is an extra bonus as draws attention to your defined waist. It will be really comfortable for low impact workouts like yoga.


Try: Boudavida Spirit Crop Top in Zig Zag Print

Moisture-wicking low impact sports bra with branded elastic trim. Stay cool and confident with the Boudavida Spirit Crop top in classic black, zigzag print. The Spirit crop top teams up perfectly with the mesh panel zoom leggings for a confident look both on and off the mat.

Perfect for:

Inverted Triangle Shape (V)

If you’re not completely confident in wearing prints on your top half, choose a sports bra with a bold print and wear it peeking out from beneath a plain coloured vest.

Apple Shape (O)

If you want to make your bust appear smaller when you’re working out, choose a sports bra that is cut slightly higher on your chest. It will contain your bust and let you workout with confidence. Pair with matching high waisted leggings to minimise your midsection and highlighting your shoulders instead.

Hourglass Shape (X)

As an hourglass you’ll want to show off your waist so make sure you use the right support for your activity of choice. This top has a high stretch factor which is your perfect body shape match.

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