The Best Sports Bras For Large Breasts
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 ladies but is more noticeable to those that have 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, which 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 The Most Supportive 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.
Anita Active Extreme Control Sports Bra
Our Sizes: 12-24 Back & D-G Cup
Anita prove 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.
Berlei ProElite Mesh Crop
Our Sizes: 10-20 Back & DD-G Cup
A Berlei classic re-designed specifically with the fuller busted woman in mind. It’s made from soft materials that fits snugly to your body and the encapsulating cups with in-built underwire provide extra support whilst maintaining the crop aesthetic. The ProElite Mesh Crop conforms nicely to the shape of the body. Its soft materials feel great to the touch and the skin. Larger busted ladies will love the flattering design.
Fitting Tip: You may find the cup size fits a bit snug in this bra. If you are in between cup sizes we recommend going up a cup size.
Brooks Juno Sports Bra
Our Sizes: 8-18 Back & C-F Cup
Brooks updated this sports bra classic to make it more breathable so you’re more comfortable during any workout. The Seam-free interior moulded unicup design gives you support, shape and modesty. Built for maximum support and comfort, the Juno Sports Bra is a perfect match for C cup-plus women who want a racer-back style that covers, supports, and is fashionable
Our Sizes: 10-24 Back & D-K Cup
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.
Freya EPIC Underwired Crop Top
Our Sizes: 6-18 Back & D-H Cup
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.
Glamorise Adjustable Wirefree Sport Bra
Our Sizes: 10-24 Back & B-H Cup
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 Wire-free Sport Bra is the perfect all round sports bra allowing you to adjust the level of comfort and support to suit any activity.
Goddess Sport Soft Cup Sports Bra
Our Sizes: 18-26 Back & C-G Cup
This sports bra by Goddess is perfect for bigger busts and back sizes. The tall smoothing sides are two-ply stretch knit with covered elastic edges for secure fit. The Soft Cup Sports Bra is the perfect relaxation sports bra. With wireless comfort, exceptional support, and advanced sports tech properties it will keep you supported at rest and at play.
Royce Impact Free Sports Bra
Our Sizes: 10-18 Back & D-K Cup
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.
Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Support Bra
Our Sizes: 8-18 Back & B-H Cup
This sports bra by Shock Absorber was voted #1 Sports Bra by Runners 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.
Triumph Performance Sports Bra
Our Sizes: 10-22 Back & C-F Cup
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!