“To My Customers” – The American Sports Bra Journey

“My hope is that I can take one worry away from your life.
If our bras help you while you run, dance, heal, walk or play, then I will be satisfied".  - Hilary Lambert
Thank you for visiting our site!
American Sports Bra is located in sunny, Santa Monica, CA! But it began years ago when I was in college at Brown University in providence, Rhode Island.
In college, I was an athlete.  But I couldn't find a sports bra that worked. I started American Sports Bra so that I could share with other women the sports bra I initially designed for myself, back then, as a college athlete. I knew that if I loved this bra, which helped me run and compete worry free, others might as well. I’ve always believed that women should support each other so that we can all feel unselfconscious as we strive to reach our goals.

It all started when I was a teenager. For girls and women who needed a lot of support, there were no great sports bras to help us. Sadly, we were on our own.

It seemed to me then, and still does today, that if I had to spend time thinking about my chest bouncing around, it took away from my focus and from the fun of playing and competing. Movement and sports empower women, but we need tools to help us play with freedom so we can master whatever it is we are doing.

In college, I was on the women’s varsity crew team and still couldn’t find a sports bra that worked. Frustrated, I decided to make one myself by sewing two bras together. I tinkered with this prototype until I finally came up with a bra that satisfied all of my needs...the first American Sports Bra!

I wore that bra for years and found myself spending a lot of free time working to improve it. I made the bra for friends and family and seeing how much they all loved it, I decided to go a step further. I applied for a patent and was fortunate enough to get it. (A second patent on a similar design would follow a few years later.) American Sports Bra was well underway and I would soon be able to offer the bra to women everywhere.
I was fortunate that our bras found their way into the hands of a well known surgeon, Dr. Andrew Salzberg.  He found that our bras were the best Post Surgical bras on the market. The inner bra's ability to supply shaping and the outer bra's gentle compression were the right combination.  Our Post Surgical Bra line is now helping women as they heal and get back to full activity after surgery. 

All of our bras have gotten better and better every year because we continuously listen to feedback from our customers. Our goal is to listen to YOU and make you the bra that you need. So please, email me on our contact page with any suggestions you have.  I appreciate your feedback.

I am grateful to all the women who have expressed their love of American Sports Bra's products. I hope that wearing any of our bras helps you head out into the world and think about your goals and dreams, not your bra.

Very Sincerely,


Hilary Lambert, Founder of American Sports Bra Inc.