I’ll help you find the best sports bra for you

Hi my name is Amy, owner of Sports Bras Direct. A website that specialises is Sports Bras.

Your lucky day. All the best sports bras in the one place!

So I’m assuming the reason you’re here is you are looking for a new sports bra (how clever am I). Well I’m going to say it; you have sooo come to the right place.

My life is sports bras, and my kids, oh and my husband (pretty much in that order 😊) so I can certainly help you.

Buying a new sports bra (especially online!) can be daunting.

What size do I need?

What if it doesn’t fit?

Which one do I choose?

What if the website takes my money and runs for the hills?

[Insert sound of you ‘tearing your hair out’ here]

Lucky for you I can help you answer all these questions and many more. I am an expert after all! Note to self; stop big noting self.

So where do you start? Easy at the beginning…..

Step 1: Size!

The first thing you need to know is your bra size.

This is oh so crucial. There is nothing worse than a poor fitting sports bra!

If you know your size fantastic, you can skip this step. If you’re unsure or just want to check then read on.

A simple measure will do the trick. Head over to my determine your size page for all the info on how to correctly measure yourself and find your size. Have a poke around as there is plenty of other info.

Then return for step two.

Congratulations you have cleared the first hurdle. Claps all round.

Step 2: Activity

This one is simple; what activity will you use your new bra for?

Is it low impact; yoga, pilates, weight training….?

Is it medium impact; cycling, walking, golf….?

Is it high impact; running, dancing, netball….basically any activity that gets you boobs bouncing in all directions!

It is extreme impact? OMG you are going to need some serious support!!!

If you are unsure of your activities impact level, err on the side of caution and go up a level. After all the purpose of this whole exercise is to keep the girls in check!

Right, you now know your bra impact level. Let’s move on, assuming you are still with me. I can be a bit long winded!

Step 3: Features

OK we all know what we like in a bra; racerback, underwired, padded, compression, none of these!

Write your sports bra wants down in order of importance to you. Most important at the top of the list, least important at the bottom. And be prepared to drop off the least important in favour of a more important factor, like size, support or comfort.

Armed with this information you are ready to go shopping. What about brands you say? You didn’t mention brands. And for a very good reason, this exercise is about finding the perfect sports bra for you not buying the latest fashion brand that has your boobs bouncing all over the place.

Sorry to be so brutal but throw brands out the window.  Unless of course you already have the prefect sports bra and you just want to buy another. Wow we all envy you!

Right where to from here?

Time to go shopping! To your local store or an online store, I don’t mind if you come away with your perfect sports bra. After all that is the aim here!

That said I have what you need (there I go big noting myself again) and would like to say a few things about my business (the good old sales pitch, here we go you say!);

Number 1: We are the best!!! (ha, ha. Isn’t that what every business thinks?)

Number 2: OK seriously, we are pretty damn good at what we do. The value of specialising.

Number 3: As mentioned earlier buying a sports bra is daunting. What if it doesn’t fit? No problem we offer free delivery & returns so simply contact me to organise a free exchange or return no questions asked. Easy!

Number 4: We have a diverse range of brands, styles and sizes. Not everything (yet) but near enough too! Check out the brands we stock.

Number 5: We have a very easy to use website and refining your search is oh so easy. If you know what you are after simply use the menus at the top and go from there. You can search by activity (hey we talked about that earlier). Or by impact or features (Hmmm I’m sensing a trend). We have even categorised by specialty and stock a range of apparel. Don’t want to spend much? Head to our sale page. Bargains galore!

Number 6: Once you’ve selected a category simply use the filters on the left (desktop) or under the products (mobile). Here you can filter by your size, features, impact (how supportive the bra is) & price. So easy and user friendly!

Number 7: Hopefully you are still with me as this is the big one; we are NOT FOR PROFIT!!! Again we are NOT FOR PROFIT! Wow of wow, a business that gives back. The future of business is here! Just my humble opinion.

Helping women in need

We are a not-for-profit company with all net profits donated to women’s charities. The primary charity we support is Support the Girls Australia. We love the work they do helping disadvantaged women and girls.

What does this mean? It means we only exist to do good, to help women in need. We like to think; you need a new sports bra so why not buy from a company that gives back. Together we can change the world together!

Wow we got through all that and not a pretty picture in sight (how is that possible?).

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I am more than happy to help you.

Bye for now


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Determine Your Size With Our Bra Size Calculator

1. Underbust Size

2. Overbust Size

Measuring Your Underbust

Stand straight with your arms hanging casually by your side; if you can get a friend to measure you around your chest, directly under your bust.

Ideally, measure yourself while you are not wearing a bra, or if you are wearing one, be careful not to sit the tape over any part of your bra.  The tape should sit directly under your breasts (where your bra band would normally sit), should be horizontal all the way around and be as tight as possible without being uncomfortable (exactly like your bra’s underband).  This measurement is your Underbust.


Measuring Your Overbust

Still standing straight measure horizontally around the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).  This is best done while you’re wearing a good fitting bra.  The tape should not be to tight resting lightly on your body. Make sure the tape is straight across your back and is parallel to the floor.  This measurement is your Overbust.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

Finding your correct Australian Bra Size is as easy as 1, 2, 3. One; follow the instructions below to find your underbust and overbust size. Two; slide the bars to your correct size position to discover your recommended size. Three; start shopping!

  1. Underbust Size; measure around your chest, directly below your bust. Read more below.
  2. Overbust size; measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Read more below.

Crop Tops

Crop tops can fit differently to cupped bras.  Generally speaking they are more similar to women’s clothing sizes.

XS = 8    S = 10   M = 12   L = 14   XL = 16    XXL = 18

Sports Bras Direct recommends crop tops for cup sizes A-D only. You must also check the specific style of crop top suits the level of impact you require.  Breasts that are bigger than a D cup require more specific support from a cup size sports bra.

Each Brand has a slight variation in their actual measurement guidelines for crop tops. Please check brand specific sizing below to establish the best size crop to suit you.

If you are still unsure on your size we would love to help you, please contact us to arrange your personal fitting appointment.

Brand Specific Size Guides

Abi and Joseph Size Guide

Anita Active Size Guide

Cadenshae Size Guide

Champion Size Guide

Lorna Jane Size Guide

New Balance Size Guide

Puma Size Guide

Royce Lingerie Size Guide

Shock Absorber Size Guide

Speedo Size Guide