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10 Best High Impact Sports Bras for Large Breasts

Updated 25 May 2022.

Those of you that follow my super informative blogs (Hey, what can I say. I know a thing or two about sports bras) know that I have compiled a few ’10 best of’ lists over the years. Again, what can I say? What is the point of having a wealth of sports bra knowledge if I don’t impart it?

Ok, enough of the big-headedness (is that even a word?) time to talk seriously.

I have previously written a blog on my 10 best high impact sports bras. Some great sports bras but are they suitable for those of us with a bit more up top?

Larger breasts need more support. Damn gravity. It’s simple physics. The heavier the object the more effort is needed to hold it up.

Sounds crass I know but with GG cup boobs weighing some 1.6 kgs more than D cups there is an element of truth in my crude physics lesson!

So, What Are My 10 Best?

The best sports bras provide the perfect balance of comfort and support. When it comes to bigger cupped sports bras, we need more support without compromising on comfort.

I have separated my list into two sections. 5 best high impact wirefree and 5 best high impact underwired. Nothing causes more sports bra division so I thought I would stop the arguments and point you in the right direction from the off.

I also wanted to state from the start that I was given no financial rewards given by brands to get their sports bra on the list.

This makes many ‘best of’ lists very biased and don’t ensure you get the best of advice. Not me. All honesty here!

Please read on for 10 best.

5 Best High Impact Wirefree Sports Bras for Large Breasts

#1 Anita Active Extreme Control & Extreme Control Plus Sports Bras

What a double shot first up? Surely that makes it an ’11 best’ list. Maybe so but these are sister sports bras perfect for the larger breasted lady.

Anita Active rock. All their sports bras offer great support and are wonderfully comfortable. With a cup coverage ranging from D – H these bras offer high impact support for larger breasts.

As the name suggest they offer extreme control. Keeping the girls under control during any activity. The original Extreme Control is nicely complemented by the newer Extreme Control Plus.

Both styles feature a regular back, are back fastening and offer encapsulation support.

Well done, Anita. You have us larger breasted ladies nicely covered.

#2 Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Bra

Have I ever said before that ‘I love Shock Absorber!’ Only about 100 times 😊

Why, you ask. Quite simply they specialise in making awesome supportive sports bras. And the larger breasted among us are not left on the sideline.

For larger cups it is hard to go past the Active Multi. It offers full coverage and high impact support up to a HH cup.

The Active Multi features a racer back that is back fastening and offers compression and encapsulation support.

A great all-around sports bra that will keep you feeling secure.

#3 Glamorise Sport Adjustable Wirefree Sports Bra

Number three on my wirefree list is the Adjustable Wirefree Sports Bra from Glamorise.

Glamorise specialise in designing and making bras for the larger breasted women. And their sports bra range also wonderfully accommodates larger cups.

When it comes to wirefree support the Adjustable Wirefree is their flagship sports bra. Considering it offers high / extreme impact support it easy to see why.

I have this sports bra in my wardrobe, and I love it. It keeps you under control!

A feature I love is the double cup system that accommodates up to a H cup. The inner cup keeps you contained while the outer cup adds an adjustable second layer of support.

Need a bit more support? Easy. Simply unclip and adjust to up the support. Love it!

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#4 Panache Wirefree Sports Bra

A ‘high support’ list without Panache. Unthinkable!

This bra offers control, coverage, and support. All the way up to GG cup. Wow!

Panache spruk 83% bounce control. I cannot confirm this, but I can say it is very supportive. My girls were kept well and truly under control.

The convertible back design is a great feature. Simply clip the straps together at the back for a little extra support.

It doesn’t skimp on comfort either. Well done, Panache. You have a winner here.

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#5 Shock Absorber D+ Classic Sports Bra

Coming in at number five is another Shock bra. What, another Shock you ask? Yes, another Shock I answer.

What can I say? They make awesome sports bras for large breasts.

They name kinda gives it away. It really is a D+ Classic 😎

All jokes aside this is an awesome wirefree sports bra for big boobs. It offers full coverage and high impact support.

Perfect for D-H cups. If you have more up top, then this sports bra is well worth a look.

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5 Best High Impact Underwired Sports Bras for Large Breasts

#1 Panache Underwired Sports Bra

If you are D+ and are active, then chances are you have heard of this sports bra. It is a Panache classic.

It delivers maximum support and comfort all the way up to a HH cup. Now that is impressive!

Like its wirefree sister, Panache rate it as having 83% bounce control. And it certainly does a great job of keeping everything where it should be.

It features a convertible regular back with back fastening and offer encapsulation support. The moulded cups giving you a defined breast shape.

It is not hard to see why this sports bra has become a classic.

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#2 Freya Active Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra

Coming in at number two is the Epic from Freya. Freya specialise in high impact underwired sports bras which includes the Core and the Sonic.

Of the three the Epic is the pick of the bunch. Freya tout 92% bounce control. Perhaps a little overoptimistic, but hey who am I to argue with scientific research. All I can do is verify it does keep the girls under control.

It features a convertible back that allows you to clip the straps together to form a racerback style. This combined with the full coverage it offers make a great option for large-busted ladies up to a H cup.

Great work Freya. This sports bra ticks all the underwire boxes.

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#3 Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra

If you are blessed with an exceptionally large chest then this sports bra could be just what you have been looking for. It offers high impact support up to a K cup.

It is specifically designed to support fuller figures and larger busts and is a best-seller here at Sports Bras Direct. It keeps the girls under control no matter your size.

Once again it features a convertible back. Allowing you to wear as regular back or racerback. It is a dream to wear and gives a great combination of comfort and support.

Thank you Elomi for making physical activity accessible to all women. I applaud you.

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#4 Glamorise Sport High Impact Underwire Sport Bra

Number four on my wirefree list is another Glamorise. An underwired model this time.

This sports bra is wonderfully supportive for larger busted women. It features double layer cups but unlike its wirefree counterpart, the outer cup is not adjustable.

It features what Glamorise call ‘wonderwire technology’. This is a fancy wire of saying the underwire is prevented from ever touching your skin. A great feature as you can enjoy the benefits of underwire with the comfort of wirefree.

One negative is it only sizes to an F cup. Big but for many women not big enough. That said, if you do fall within this cup range then this sports bra is well worth a look.

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#5 Q-Linn Barcelona Sports Bra

The final sports bra to round out my underwired and full high impact sports bras for big breasts list is this offering from Q-Linn. Who, you ask? Yes, yes, I know many of you may not have heard of them, but this European brand is making waves in the high impact sports bra space.

Starting in the horse-riding space (now that is a high impact sport!) they now make sports bras to accommodate all high impact sports.

The Barcelona sports bra is their most supportive sports bra. It eliminates breast bounce up to a H cup. Impressive!

Ift features a racerback design similar to the Shock Active Multi which combined with a wide underband gives great support and comfort.

You have certainly heard of Q-Linn now and I highly recommend giving this sports bra a go. You will not be disappointed.

My Final Thoughts

I have to say that is one awesome list of the 10 best high impact sports bras for large breasts. You would be hard pressed to not find something suitable amongst that lot.

At the end of the day (OMG, I am starting to sound like my dad!) this exercise is all about you and what is best for you.

Take the time to peruse my list to make sure the sports bra you choose ticks every box. Support, tick. Comfort, tick. Style, tick.

If you need any help finding the best sports bra for you, please no not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours in support

Amy x

Amy Jaffers

Amy is the face behind Sports Bras Direct, Australia’s largest sports bra website. She's a mother of two, outdoors lover and sports bra expert. Her life mission is to help active women get the support they need as well as assisting women in need through her charitable donations.

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