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The Best Sports Bras For Large Breasts

Updated 17 August 2021.

There is nothing worse than an unsupportive sports bra when you are working out. Your focus should be on your workout not on your breasts bouncing all over the place.

This goes for all women but is more noticeable to those with a bit more up top. Those more blessed in the breast department will know that finding a sports bra to keep the girls in check is no easy task.

Many women skip a workout for fear of not having proper support. In fact, nearly one in five women say their breasts prevent them from participating in physical activity, according to research published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health.

The survey of 249 women found that not being able to find the right sports bra and being embarrassed by breast movement were the two biggest barriers to breaking a sweat.

During high impact exercise, your boobs can move up to 14cm. This puts a whole lot of strain on the Cooper’s ligaments that support your breast tissue. These ligaments can irreversibly stretch during exercise leading to breast sag over time. Not only this, but bouncing breasts can be downright painful.

So How do you Find the Best Sports Bra For You?

Fit, support and comfort are the three major things ladies with a bit more up top should look for. Everyone is different and we all have personal bra preferences so there is no one bra suits all miracle I’m afraid.

What might be perfect for you may not suit your workout partner. No matter your preference large chested ladies should look for a supportive bottom band to provide that extra ‘oomph’ and cups that hold all the breast tissue in without gaping or spillage.

If all this sound challenging, we’ve made your search easier by nominating our top ten picks for the more well endowed. So, strap in and let us do all the work to get you back out there with the support you need.

1. Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Bra

Perfect for D-H Cups

This sports bra by Shock Absorber was voted #1 Sports Bra by Runner’s World Magazine and has won numerous UK awards. The crop top style is made from moisture-wicking, breathable, high-performance fabrics to keep you dry and fresh during any activity. The Active Multi Sports Support Bra gives you extra support and a greater range of motion.

Fitting Tip: This Shock Absorber sports bra is a snug fit in the band. We recommend going up a size in the band and down a size in the cup to get the perfect fit. Example: 12D becomes 14C.

2. Freya Active Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra

Perfect for D-H Cups

This sports bra is a support classic from Freya. It can reduce independent breast movement by up to 92%. Wow! Made from COOLMAX® fabric in the inner bra combined with microfibre to wick moisture away helping keep you cool and dry. It contains inner slings for maximum support and a soft, wide bottom band for your support and comfort. The Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra can be worn stand alone or as a sports bra for all levels of support.

Fitting Tip: Amazing support, Freya spent 6 years developing and testing this bra specifically for larger cups.  We love that it suits a large range of back sizes too and it supports your natural breast shape. The cup is a little generous so if you are in between cup sizes or like a snug fit, go down a cup size.

3. Glamorise Adjustable Wirefree Sports Bra

Perfect for D-H Cups

This exclusively designed, patented sports bra by Glamorise eliminates the need for 2 (or more!) sports bras during your workout. It combines the Magiclift® criss-cross design on the inner bra with the adjustable bounce control outer panel to provide superior lift, bust definition and support for all levels of activity.

The Adjustable Wirefree Sport Bra is the perfect all round sports bra allowing you to adjust the level of comfort and support to suit any activity.

4. Sculptresse Non-Padded Sports Bra

Perfect for D-JJ Cups.

This high impact sports bra is specifically designed for larger breasts. The under band is shaped, comfortable and supportive. Perfect to give you the support you need. The underwire incorporates ‘Fortitube’ technology to give you shape of underwired with the comfort of wirefree.

The Sculptresse Non-Padded Sports Bra is perfect for the active lady with more up top. It converts to a racerback style allowing you to increase the support if you require.

5. Anita Active Extreme Control Sports Bras

Perfect for D-H Cups

Anita proves that you don’t need underwire to get great support and this bra certainly fits that mould. The soft microfibre underbust band gives great support and moulds to your body’s contours. The three-section outer cup with sickle-shaped supporting section at the sides supports and enhances the shape of your breast. The name says it all. The Extreme Control Sports Bra does what it says keeping you controlled and supported during any activity.

Fitting Tip: You will find Anita can run a bit big in the cups, so if you’re in between cup sizes we suggest going down a cup size to ensure the perfect fit.

6. Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra

Perfect for D-K Cups

Elomi specifically designed this sports bra for fuller figures & larger cup sizes. It’s made from a super-smooth microfiber fabric which wicks moisture away. The four section cups with side support panels encapsulate rather than compress the bust giving amazing support and great separation. No more uniboob! The Elomi Energise is the go-to sports bra for the fuller busted lady or for someone simply looking for amazing support and comfort.

Fitting Tip: The cups are designed for fuller busts and the shape may appear more pointed on busts that are not so full in the top. We have found the sizing to be true to size and the underwire is designed well to suit different shapes.

9. Royce Impact Free Sports Bras

Perfect for D-K Cups

Royce designed this sports bra specifically for larger cup sizes. The structured cups provide firm support to reduce all movement whilst a high neckline ensures full coverage of the bust to reduce vertical bounce. The wide elastic underband also provides great support. Designed specifically for larger cup sizes the Impact Free Sports Bra is great for any activity or for extra support every day.

Fitting Tip: Being 100% cotton this sports bra feels great. It’s perfect for larger cup sizes and can be worn as an everyday bra if you are looking for a little extra support. The cups fit true to size, but you may find the back a touch tight, it is designed for high support after all. If you are between back sizes, we recommend going up a size in the band.

10. Triumph Performance Sports Bra

Perfect for D-F Cups

Triumph designed this sports bra with the needs of high-performance athletes in mind. It’s double layer cups with rigid top panels reduce bounce and provide an extreme level of support. The quality fabric allows softness and comfort, as well as prolonged life. The Performance Sports Bra is designed for extreme bounce control and support during intensive movement.

No conversation about support for larger breasted woman would be complete without mentioning the Pinkclover Breastband. This amazing strip of material can be combined with any sports bra to give all round total support. They say the simple things are often the best and OMG is this band the best!

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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