Sports Bra Types

Low Impact

Low Impact Sports Bras

Provide light support for activities that create little breast bounce.  This includes activities such as yoga, pilates and walking.

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Medium Impact

Medium Impact Sports Bras

Provide support for activities that create a moderate amount of breast bounce. This includes activities such as cycling, martial arts, skiing, and power walking.  These can also be worn for low impact activities.

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High Impact

High Impact Sports Bras

Provide support for activities that create a high amount of breast bounce.  This includes activities such as running, dance, horse riding, aerobics and tennis.  These can also be worn for lesser impact activities.

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Extreme Impact

Extreme Impact Sports Bras

Provide the ultimate support for activities that create the highest levels of breast bounce.  This includes activities such as high intensity running and sports involving jumping such as basketball, netball and trampoline.  These can also be worn for lesser impact activities.

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New Balance Pace Printed Bra

Compression Sports Bras

Compress the breasts close to the body to provide good support and minimise unwanted movement. Ideal for small to medium cup sizes and low to medium impact activities.

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Dynamix Star Bra

Encapsulation Sports Bras

Have a defined cup structure that supports each breast individually. Provides maximum support with a feminine bust shape. Ideal for medium to large cup sizes and medium to high impact activities.

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Juno cobalt

Compression and Encapsulation Sports Bras

Use both compression and encapsulation to provide maximum support and comfort.  Ideal for all cup sizes and medium to high impact activities.

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Anita Active Padded Air Control

Padded Sports Bras

These sports bras offer extra volume and elegant shaping without compromising support and comfort. Perfect for those who want a little more or just want a little modesty in the cold.

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Berlei Scoria

Underwired Sports Bras

Contain underwire providing extra shaping and support, but the right fit is essential for comfort and performance.

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Anita Active Extreme Control

Wirefree Sports Bras

Can still offer great support and shaping for all cup sizes.  Also recommended for developing or sensitive breasts.

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Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra Racerback

Racerback Sports Bras

Because they cinch in the back, the straps anchor the bra closer to the body, providing more support.  Ideal for running as they can reduce shoulder pressure.  Many have the option of racer back or wide straps.

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Triaction Zen Crop

Pullover Sports Bras

Typically cover the back more than clasp sports bras.  Generally have all over stretch and little adjustability so usually more suited to smaller cup sizes and lower impact activities.

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Triumph Triaction

Back Fastening Sports Bras

Have a traditional back clasp allowing greater adjustability to tighten or loosen the band.

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Amoena zipper bra

Front Fastening Sports Bras

Easy to put on and take off.  Choose a zip or a hook and eye fastening.  Does not allow for band size adjustability.

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Hotmilk maternity yoga bra

Maternity Sports Bras

Nursing your child should not mean compromising on a stylish and supportive sports bra.  We have a range of sports bras which allow you to nurse with ease.

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Anita Active mastectomy

Mastectomy Bras

We have options suitable for post surgery which offer full comfort and different levels of support.  Plus pockets for a full or partial breast form, symmetry shaper or enhancer.

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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 Sizing

Abi and Joseph

Anita Active



Lorna Jane

New Balance


Royce Lingerie


Shock Absorber