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Best Running Sports Bras for Large Breasts

If you have been following my blogs for a while you would have read my ’10 Best Sports Bras for Running’. This definitive list was written for all runners with no consideration of size.

This article is specifically aimed at the more endowed amongst us. If you have a bit more up top and love to run, then this article is for you.

We all know that larger breasts need more support. And a good running sports bra is just the thing to provide that support.

My Top Ten.

To support larger breasts when running you need a good combination of support and comfort. It is no good having the best support if comfort is compromised. The following list offer a good combination of both.

As always, my list is in two sections. 5 best wirefree and underwired sports bras for running. I always find it beneficial to offer both as we women can be quite parochial when it comes to the wirefree / underwired debate.

I also want to state that I have been given no financial incentive 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 my 10 best.

5 Best Wirefree Running Sports Bras for Large Breasts

#1 Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra

There wouldn’t be to many ‘best of’ running sports bra lists that this bra wouldn’t top (unless they are a sponsored list!). And rightly so as it is the running sports bra ‘bomb’.

A sports bra specifically designed for running is hard to ignore and tops this entire list. Both wirefree and underwired!

So, what makes this sports bra so good for running? Guit simply the support and comfort. It offers up to 83% bounce control and is specifically designed to counteract the ‘Figure 8’ breast motion caused during running. Add to this the soft wirefree design and you have a running sports bra winner.

The best bit is the wide range of cup sizes it supports. From an A cup up to a G cup. Perfect for the larger breasted among us.

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#2 Anita Active Extreme Control Sports Bra & Anita Active Extreme Control Plus Sports Bra

Next up is a double shot from Anita. Those of you who follow my blogs know I am a big fan of Anita. They make beautifully comfortable and supportive sports bras. What’s not to love?

Why a double shot you ask? Simply because these two sports bras from Anita are both ‘Extreme Control’ styles designed to cover a large range of cup sizes.

The original Extreme Control has the D-FF cups covered. Whilst the Extreme Control Plus supports up to a H Cup. Well done Anita for considering us larger breasted ladies.

#3 Panache Wirefree Sports Bra

When I think running and large breasts Panache is always a brand that comes to mind. They are renowned for supporting bigger busted women through high impact activities. And there are none higher than running!

According to Panache this sports bra offers up to 83% bounce control. Impressive! More than enough support to keep the girls under control during your run.

I particularly like the shaped cups and convertible back design. Provides amazing shape and a little extra support if needed.

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

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#4 Glamorise Sport Adjustable Wirefree Sports Bra

Coming in at number 4 is a large breast classic from Glamorise. How can a sports bra that offers high impact running support up to a H cup not make my list!

Glamorise are the experts when it comes to designing and making big bust sports bras and that expertise shines through in this style.

It offers awesome support and comfort. With the bonus of being able to up the support level on the move with a simple front adjustment of the outer cup.

Well done Glamorise. You have a large breasted winner here.

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#5 Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Bra

Another Shock Absorber you ask? Yes, I answer! What can I say, they make great running sports bras for large breasts.

Supporting up to an impressive HH cup. The larger breasted among us can hit the track with the support need and the comfort we deserve.

The Active Multi is a wirefree, non-padded sports bra that offers compression and encapsulation support. Its racerback styling makes it perfect for running.

A great all-rounder and the perfect running bra to round out my wirefree top 5.

5 Best Underwired Running Sports Bras for Large Breasts

#1 Q-Linn Barcelona Sports Bra

Top of my underwired list is this offering from European brand Q-Linn. It is from the same mould as the Shock Ultimate Run Bra but add underwire.

The support level is top notch. Originally designed for horse riding (now that’s a high bounce activity) it crosses over beautifully to support the high bounce demands of running.

It reduces running bounce all the way up to a H cup! The secret in the wide supportive underband, structured cups and racerback design. These add up to an underwired winner.

I highly recommend giving this sports bra a go. Your run and your breasts will thank you.

#2 Freya Active Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra

A worthy number two is the Epic from Freya. Freya are underwired sports bra specialists, and the Epic is their flagship style.

Freya tout up to 92% bounce control. I don’t have scientific breasts but my runs in this bra would make me believe this is an over-exaggeration. That said it is pretty damn supportive.

So, why isn’t it number one? Purely because I find it a little cumbersome for running. It is moulded and the cup thickness can leave you hot under the collar. Not good in Queensland!

With a convertible racerback style and support up to a H cup it is a great cooler weather running option.

Good work Freya!

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#3 Panache Underwired Sports Bra

You don’t come across many ‘big bust best of’ sports bra lists that don’t include this bra (unless of course they are sponsored!) And rightly so, it is an awesome sports bra.

It’s comfortable and supportive and feels great on. The convertible back option makes it perfect for running (no strap slippage!) And the lightly moulded cups and encapsulation support give great breast shape and separation.

Supporting up to a HH cup this sports bra is perfect for the big-busted runner. It is easy to see why it has become a sports bra classic.

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#4 Elite Adjustable Underwire Sport Bra

Coming in at number four this newly released offering from Glamorise. It is the underwired sister of the popular Adjustable Wirefree.

This sports bra is wonderfully supportive for larger busts. The unique double cup design allows you to increase the support with a simple outer cup adjustment. The best bit is this can be done on the run.

It’s non-padded, regular back design offer compression and encapsulation breast support. And the high-performance fabrics will keep you cool and comfortable during your run.

One negative is the reduced range of cup sizes it supports. D-G is good, but not great. That said if you are in this cup range then this sports bra is well worth considering.

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#5 Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra

The final underwired running sports bra on my list is the Energise from Elomi. And what a beauty it is?

Why you ask? Quite simply is it offers high impact running support up to a K cup. Wow, not many sports bras offer such great support for such large cup sizes. Thank you Elomi.

It is easy to see why it is a Sports Bras Direct best-seller. As it keeps the bigger busted among us under control through any run.

It is non-padded and provides encapsulation support. Perfect to keep good breast separation. It also easily converts to a racerback style with a simply strap ‘J’ hook at the back.

Thank you Elomi for making running accessible to all women. Well done.

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Final Thoughts

Wow, what a list. You would be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive ‘best running sports bras for large breasts’ list elsewhere.

What can I say, I am confident in this list of recommendations. If you have a bit more up top, then there should be a sports bra for you.

This list focuses on larger breasts and supporting the largest range of larger sizes. Does that make sense. The only reason the Berlei Shift Sports Bra and the Triumph Control Lite Minimiser Sports Bra didn’t make the list is they only cover up to an F cup. Both great bras but just not the cup range.

Take the time to examine my list and chose the best running sports bra for you. If you are struggling to find the best bra for you then take a minute to complete my sports bra finder. It’s an easy-to-use tool that will point you in the right direction.

If you need any help finding the best running 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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