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9 Best Underwired Sports Bras in Australia

Straight up, here is the list of my 9 best underwired sports bras. Boom, done!

  1. Freya Active Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra
  2. Panache Sport Underwired Sports Bra
  3. Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra
  4. Berlei Shift Underwire Sports Bra
  5. Triumph Triaction Ultra W Sports Bra
  6. Glamorise Sport High Impact Underwire Sports Bra
  7. Anita Active Momentum Underwire Sports Bra
  8. Q-Linn Barcelona Sports Bra
  9. Sculptresse Non-Padded Sports Bra

That is some list containing a range of awesome sports bras. Read on as I fill in the blanks and tell you everything you need to know about each bra.

1. Freya Active Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra

A perennial ‘best of’ list maker. This sports bra makes another appearance. This time in the underwire category.

And rightly so. Freya state it provides 92% bounce control. Wow! Now, it must be said this is in controlled conditions with a ‘normal’ size participant.

As such, I wouldn’t race out and buy one based solely on this statement. That said, 92% is impressive in the sports bra space. No other style boosts as high.

Without a doubt it does offer great support with comfort to match. And the best bit is it accommodates a wide range of sizes. Making it a perfect option for many women.

A word of caution, it has moulded cups. And although these do provide great shaping, they can make things a bit warm. Especially in the hotter months.

That said, if you are an underwired fine looking for high support then this sports bra is for you.

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2. Panache Sport Underwired Sports Bra

Next up is a Panache classic. This sports bra has stood the test of time is still a favourite for many women.

It’s promoted bounce control isn’t as good as the above Freya but still comes in at an impressive 83% on a 10E subject. Not bad!

It is a little less bulky than the above Freya. But still be aware it is moulded and still may be a little hot in the warmer months.

It looks good on and feels great against your skin. Everything about this sports bra just ‘feels good’. From the supportive under band to the adjustable shoulder straps.

The underwire is encased in silicone making the underwire less imposing. An added bonus, the shoulder straps can be slipped together to form a racerback style.

Like the Freya it caters to a large range of sizes. Well worth a try!

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3. Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra

This sports bra is an underwire classic. It is one of our bestsellers and with good reason.

It is specifically designed for larger cup sizes and fuller figures. Larger women love the support it provides.

The underwire fully contains the breasts. Helping shape and support larger cups.

As can be seen in the image it offers full coverage. Ensuring containment of the entire breasts. No popping out!

It is perfect for active women and is often the bra of choice for women who are looking for all day support.

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4. Berlei Shift Underwire Sports Bra

Number 4 is this offering from Berlei. Berlei specialize in designing and making underwired sports bras. And I would put this as their flagship style.

It is certainly one of their most supportive styles. With a Berlei support factor of 4. The highest they offer.

The underwire is nicely sheathed to prevent rubbing. And is contained within a shaped band that sits flat against the ribcage.

I love the wide straps. Perfect for spreading the load! A bonus is they can be crossed over at the back to form a racerback style.

Well done Berlei. It is easy to see why this sports bra remains one of your best.

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5. Triumph Triaction Ultra W Sports Bra

This sports bra is new to the Triumph stable. It is described as a combination of the popular Endurance (sadly discontinued) and the recently discontinued Performance (why do brands discontinue their most popular styles!).

Initial thoughts are it nails the combination. It offers great support, coverage, and comfort. Like it’s predecessor it fits a wide range of sizes to support many women.

I like the strap design. They adjust front and back with an added security hook provided at the front.

Like many Triumph styles the straps cross over at the back. Go from regular to crossed straps with a simple adjustment.

I think Triumph are onto a winner here.

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6. Glamorise Sport High Impact Underwire Sports Bra

Next up is a style from the plus size specialists; Glamorise Sport. These guys know how to make sports bras and the High Impact Underwire Sports Bra is no exception.

It offers high support with the comfort to match. The cups are seamless (no rub!) and offer full coverage.

Although it is underwired it is designed such that the underwire never touches the skin. How? Wonderwire technology!

What is Wonderwire technology you ask? Glamorise promote it as a unique design whereby the underwire is encased in three layers to ensure the wire never touches your skin.

Sounds good to me!

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7. Anita Active Momentum Underwire Sports Bra

At number 7 is an underwired style from the wirefree specialists. What you ask?

Yes, Anita are the queens of wirefree sports bras. And they have seamlessly (see what I did there!) transferred their expertise to the Momentum Underwired sports bra.

It is a beautiful bra fit for the Anita range. It offers high impact encapsulation support with the comfort Anita are renowned for.

A thumbs up from me.

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8. Q-Linn Barcelona Sports Bra

I am personally not an underwire fan (personal choice) but this is an underwired sports bra I do wear and love. My all-time favourite sports bra is the Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Padded sports bra, and this sports bra is cut from the same mould. Albeit with underwire.

It feels so comfortable for an underwired sports bra. How does it do this. With shape recovery underwire and cushioning gel. What, you ask? I know sounds technical right?

Basically, the underwire flexes with your body’s movement and is encased in a gel within the underwire sheath. Make sense?

This combined with the wide underband (that’s where most of the support comes from) and racerback style adds up to one supportive sports bra.

Well done Q-Linn. Design ++

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9. Sculptresse Non-Padded Sports Bra

Rounding out my list is this offering from Sculptresse (by Panache). Why do I like this sports bra? Quite simply because it offers high impact support to plus size and big busted women.

Too many brands cater for ‘normal’ sizes. This sports bra breaks that mould. 12E to 24G with some sizes up to a J cup. Wow! I love styles that cater for larger women.

 Once again, the underwire has technology. This time Fortitube. This is simply a reinforced sheath that encases the underwire aimed at preventing poke through.

A great bra to finish on.

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Final Thoughts

My 9 best underwired sports bra list done and dusted. Now, that is one comprehensive list.

You would be hard pressed not to find something suitable for you. All styles offer support and comfort in spades.

My advice is work through my list and decide what works best for you and your intended activity.

If you don’t find something you are happy with, please check out my entire underwired sports bras range. With over 30 styles there is sure to be something for you.

Yours in support.

Amy x

Amy Jaffers - Sports Bra Expert

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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