@neyu_ma wearing a bright green ribbed short sleeve shirt with wrap tie and open back and a matching pair of high waisted leggings while doing yoga in her backyard.

7 Open-Back Workout Tops

A tasteful touch of skin for practice & pavement 

Breathable and beautiful, open-back workout tops are an activewear phenomenon that will never lose momentum.

There’s just something about a subtly exposed back that screams intentional, confident, and self-assured. And we think that’s a power move for your time spent on the mat and beyond it as well.

Whether it’s an open-back workout tank or an open-back sports bra, the world is your oyster as long as you’re getting that extra dose of style and sport mixed into one.

Our Alo Fam knows we live for a trend-forward moment but the performance-elevating characteristics need to hit just as hard. Enter center stage: our open-back workout top collection.

Made for showing up and showing off wherever you go, these open-back tops blend function with fashion for a set of iconic pieces that belong in your closet — broadly speaking, because these styles could stake claim in your activewear drawer as well as your drawer of better-than-a-T-shirt tanks that pair splendidly with jeans, skirts, and bottoms made for hitting the town.

@fiona.bl wearing a crisscross open back bra while posing on an empty beach at sunset.


For the days when working out seems less likely than the sky raining diamonds, we suggest an open-back sports bra to spice things up. Nothing inspires a workout more than looking in the mirror and thinking, “Dang, I look good!” (and these styles below will accomplish just that).

Alosoft Switch It Up Bra – a build-your-own open-back journey, this versatile bra features extra-long ties so you can halter, crisscross, and peek-a-boo to your heart’s content

Alosoft Iconic 90s Bra – losing fabric in the back doesn’t mean losing any support in the front — this medium-impact, high-neck bra will be your new workout go-to

@joe_lizzzzzz_yoga wearing an open back, high neck workout tank with a pair of high-waisted leggings while doing a yoga pose in the middle of a street.


A bit more coverage in the front without compromising the tasteful open-back detail we love. These open-back activewear tanks provide the support you need for Jacy Cunningham’s “HIIT To The Beat” along with the street-ready flare you’ll appreciate for post-workout adventures.

Airlift Fuse Bra Tank – mock-necked, sleek Airlift fabric, and performance-engineered, it’s no wonder Alessandra Ambrosio and Tinx are spotted in this style so often

Goddess Rib Cropped Dynamite Tank – combining two fan-fave features — high-neck design and ribbed fabrication — for a TNT style

Airbrush Millennial Bra Tank – if flawless could be personified into a tank, this would be it — halter silhouette with a built-in bra, snap closure, and so-soft Airbrush fabric

@madison.headrick wearing a ribbed long sleeve shirt with a tie around wrap and open back with a matching pair of low-rise leggings while practicing Pilates on a reformer.


Whether you opt for the no-bra lounge days at home or add a bra for your Pilates class this afternoon, these open-back shirts deliver comfort, layering opportunities, and versatility aplenty.

Ribbed Manifest Short Sleeve – DIY your open-back style with the customizable extra-long tie feature paired with an always welcome buttery-soft fabric

Ribbed Manifest Long Sleeve – and if you’re more into long sleeves, we’ve got you (pair with the Ribbed Manifest Bra for a slow flow day at the studio)

No matter your plans, keep your options open with these open-back styles. Be sure to tag @Alo for a chance to be featured on our IG and we will see you back on the blog later (we couldn’t help ourselves)!