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Best Sports Bras for Big Busts

A Few of Our Most Popular Larger Busted Sport Bras

Goddess Sport Bra 5056
Goddess Sport Bra 5056

Collection: Sports

Colors: White/Gray, Black

Sizes: 34 - 48 C, D, DD, DDD, G. H, I

Features: Better Fit, Anti-Microbial, Improved Strap Adjustment

Panache Sports Bra Underwire Convertible Style PAN-5021
Panache Sports Bra Underwire Convertible Style PAN-5021

Collection: Sports

Colors: Black, White, Grey

Sizes: 28 DD - H; 30 D - H; 32 C - J; 34 B - J; 36 B - HH; 38 B - H; 40 D - GG

Features: Bra, Sports, Underwire, Convertible

Royce Wire-Free Impact Free Sport Bra S925
Royce Wire-Free Impact Free Sport Bra S925

Collection: Active Sport

Colors: Grey/Black

Sizes: 28 - 40 D, DD, E, F, FF, G, GG, H, HH, J; 30 - 38 JJ; 30 - 36 K

Features: bra, sport, no wire, impact free

Shock Absorber Level 4 D Max Support Sports Bra N109
Shock Absorber Level 4 D Max Support Sports Bra N109

Collection: Level 4

Colors: White, Black

Sizes: 30 - 40 D, DD, E, F, FF, G; 32 - 38 GG, H

Features: Sports Bra, Moisture Wicking, Breathable Fabric, High Performance

Shock Absorber Level 4 D Plus Max Sports Bra Top B4490
Shock Absorber Level 4 D Plus Max Sports Bra Top B4490

Collection: Level 4

Colors: Black/White, Black

Sizes: 32 - 34 A; 32 - 38 B, C; 28 - 40 D, DD,E, F, FF, G, GG, H, HH

Features: Sports Bra, 3 Dimensional Support, Padded Straps, Crop Top Design

Freya Active Soft Cup Sports Bra AA4391
Freya Active Soft Cup Sports Bra AA4391

Collection: Active

Colors: Red

Sizes: 32 - 38 C; 28 - 40 D, DD, E, F, FF, G, GG, H

Features: Sports Bra, Soft Cup, Supportive

Freya Active Core Underwire Sports Bra AA4002
Freya Active Core Underwire Sports Bra AA4002

Collection: Active

Colors: Black

Sizes: 28 - 38 D, DD, E, F, FF, G ; 30 - 38 GG, H, HH, J, JJ; 30 - 36 K

Features: Sports Bra, Underwire, Supportive

Royce Wire-Free Impact Free Sport Bra S826
Royce Wire-Free Impact Free Sport Bra S826

Collection: Active Sport

Colors: White, Black

Sizes: 28 - 40 D, DD, E, F, FF, G, GG, H, HH, J; 30 - 38 JJ; 30 - 36 K

Features: Bra, Sport, No Wire, Impact Free

Elomi Energise Underwire Sports Bra 8040
Elomi Energise Underwire Sports Bra 8040

Collection: Energise

Colors: Black, White, Nude

Sizes: 38 - 46 D; 36 - 46 DD; 36 - 44 E, F, FF, G; 34 - 44 GG; 34 - 42 H; 34 - 40 HH; 34 - 38 J

Features: Sports, Underwire, 4 Section Cups

How do I Find the Best Fit?

Get the best sports bra for your body!

Best Sports Bra Brands

Treat yourself to a new sport bra from one of our top sports bra brands:

Anita Sport Bras Champion Sport Bras Dominique Sport Bras Elomi Sport Bras Enell Sport Bras Freya Sport Bras Glamorise Sport Bras Goddess Sport Bras Le Mystere Sport Bras Leading Lady Sport Bras Marie Jo Sport Bras Moving Comfort Sport Bras Panache Sport Bras Royce Sport Bras Shock Absorber Sport Bras

Or browse our sports bra collection to find something moisture-wicking, to customize your impact level or to find the perfect new bra for your active lifestyle!

Our choices in the best sports bra brands include Shock Absorber and Enell for high impact activities and best bounce reduction. Runners up include Freya Active (larger bust sizes) for low to medium impact activities and Goddess or Elomi Energise for the best plus size sports bras. Anita Sports Bras make the list for all around sports bra quality.

Anita Active Sports Bras for Large Breast Sizes

Here's a Sample of What Our Customers' Have to Say About These Sport Bras

Elomi Energise Sports Bra 8040

Elomi Energise Underwire Sports Bra 8040

Amazing sports bra with unique construction for perfect bust seperation, higher neckline, great control, minimal bounce and ultimate comfort. Now you can exercise in complete confidence, knowing that you will look and feel great.

Comments about Elomi Energise Sports Bra 8040

"This is truly the best fitting bra I have ever had. The underwire does not jab me under the arms, the cup supports fantastic, straps are comfortable & don't slip, while the band holds & does not ride up. I have Always been VERY heavy busted and have never had one in my 46 years of wearing bras this form fitting with proper support, & all day wearable comfort. I wear a 36G -Please don't stop making this bra!"

Shock Absorber Level 4 D Max Support Sports Bra N109

Cushioned straps for added support and comfort. Adjustable straps for a secure fit. Encapsulation bras are designed for wide range of cup sizes and are ideal for high impact sports.

Comments about Shock Absorber Max Sports Bra N109

"I'm 24 years old, 32G, have been on sports teams all through grade school and do my best to keep in shape via the gym now...but sadly have never been much of an "athlete". This is the FIRST TIME that I feel like I can BREATHE while I run! I had no idea that my cheap, ill-sized bras were hindering my ability and enjoyment of exercise to such extreme. Wow. I bought one and have another one on its way - cannot be happier."

Royce Wire-Free Sport Bra S925

Royce Wire-Free Impact Free Sport Bra S925

Impact free bra provides the base for the perfect workout. Features a wide underband for anchorage. High neckline for support.

Comments about Royce Wire-Free Sport Bra S925

"I've been looking for the right sports bra for me for years. and even back in high school, i was rather busty for my age so finding one that worked for me wasnt easy. just recently i have gone up a cup size from 36J to a 36K which didnt help my search at all. but my mother asked me my new size and decide to join in on the search. so early this week, she surprised with this sports bra. so after getting to use this bra a few times, i have to say that its absolutely perfect! its very comfortable, looks good, and unlike all my other bras in the past, has been able to support the full weight of my breasts which is not an easy task even for me. and its great with reducing bounce. granted because of my size, i cant go full on running, but i can say this bra is great for a light jog or brisk walk."

Quick Tips About Sports Bras

Freya Active Sports Bras for Larger Bust Sizes

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28 - 38 D - K

Plus Size High Impact Sports Bras

For plus sizes and sports bras, one of our best is the Goddess sports bra 5056. But, competition is really heating up for plus size sports bras. We're seeing some great contenders coming from Elila, Elomi and Anita. If you're wearing a B to DDD cup, then the Enell sport bra should be in your pick list. Shock Absorber and Panache also make great sports bras, but they stop at size 40.

Racerback Sports Bras and Zip Front Sports Bras

Racerback sports bras are designed to give your shoulder blades more ease of movement during exercises such as lifting or activites where your arms are moving out and upwards a lot. Zip front sports bras are a feature of some racerback bras. Simply put, a zipper is used instead of clasps for ease of use in putting the bra on or taking it off, but there may be no noticeable differences in support.

Coolmax, Compression, Encapsulation and Other Sports Bra Words to Know

There are a lot of terms that are more associated with sports bras than other types of bras. Coolmax for example is a moisture wicking fabric that helps keep you cool and dry during activity. Compression and encapsulation refer to the type of cups in the bra. Many sports bras work by compression (remember they're trying to reduce bounce) but some people balk at these because compression bras are typically associated with the dreaded uni-boob. If you would like to learn more about sports bras and their terms, please refer to our special sports bra guide.

Riding, Yoga and Running Sports Bras for Large Breasts

Sports like running, horseback riding and even yoga are all activities where less bounce is better. Have you ever noticed the woman jogging in place while waiting for the light to change and she is just bouncing all over the place? Well, that's not good.

The ideal sports bra for running is going to reduce the amount of bounce.

Reducing bounce is important because excessive bouncing damages the ligaments in your chest wall and leads to premature sagging. (A high impact sports bra - reduces bounce - will help lessen or prevent damage to your ligaments.)

The best sports bras are often rated with an impact level, low (for yoga), medium (for hiking) and high impact sports bras (for activities like running or horseback riding).

Sports Bras - Love Running, Hate Bouncing

Sports bras are a must-have for any woman who wants to be comfortable and supported while working out, playing sports, enjoying an active lifestyle or even just running errands and doing every-day tasks.

The right sports bra will give you the support you need; especially when you match the sports bra to the activity you're doing.

Many women prefer sports bras to regular bras for running errands and hanging out around the house because they're so comfortable.

But why is this? How do sports bras work, and what do you need to know when you're shopping for one?

Here at Big Girls Bras, we've got the know-how to give you the real scoop on sports bras so you can make the most of whatever sports bra you wear.

What Sports Bra do I Need?

The two most important factors in getting the right sports bra are size and exercise impact level.

Making sure you have the right size is important because a sports bra that's too loose will be ineffective and one that's too tight will be too painful to wear. It's best to get a fresh fitting every time you buy a new sports bra to ensure it will be a perfect fit.

Once you've got your size down, think about what activities you'll need your sports bra for. Generally speaking, exercise and physical activity can be grouped into impact levels based on how much they will make you bounce.

What are Impact Levels?

When you're shopping for a sports bra, you'll see bras designed for low-impact activities like yoga in the same category as bras for high-impact activities like running or other cardio.

While these may all be sports bras, they don't all work for all activities.

If you're shopping for a sports bra for a specific activity, look for a sports bra designed for that activity. The sports bra for running is going to have a much more rigorous support system than one designed for yoga.

Not all sports bras are made alike, and matching the right sport bra with the right activity matters.

Figure out what you want to do with your sport bra before you go shopping, and find the right bra for your exercise requirements.

Generally speaking, exercise and physical activity can be grouped into impact levels based on how much they will make you bounce.

Low impact is great for leisurely walking, weight training, biking, gardening, or yoga.

Medium impact would include power walking, hiking, skiing, golfing, skating, or elliptical training.

High impact includes running, aerobics, boxing, kickboxing, mountain biking, horseback riding, playing tennis, racquetball, volleyball, or soccer or other intense workouts.

Why Wear a Sports Bra?

The invention of the Sports Bra was truly an amazing, liberating, empowering moment for women. Before sports bras came along, active women had to endure painful bouncing and the unwanted attention and premature sagging that came along with it.

Since that fateful time, sports bras have evolved from the original jog bra - literally two jock straps sewn together - to an entire industry dedicated to incorporating the most supportive, comfortable, fabrics into some incredibly engineered and highly tested designs.

Sports bras are now designed for the different support levels women need according to activity and the industry is also now beginning to understand the different needs of varied sizes.

Here at Big Girls Bras, we've hand-selected the best of the best and break it down for you so you can find your perfect sports bra and get back to action.

What Types of Sports Bras Are There?

Regular bras are great for normal, every-day activities. If you want a bra to give you a flattering shape under your work clothes, or to look great under a t-shirt, the key is to finding the right bra for the outfit and your bust type.

But for sports bras, there's less emphasis on shaping, and more emphasis on support. Many sports bras actually compress the bust in order to help hold it in place while you're active. This gives you the "uni-boob" look, but the breasts are less likely to bounce around when they're tightly compressed. This is why many sports bras have this type of shaping for more active styles. (Compression style sports bras)

Less active styles, popular in low-impact activities such as yoga, walking, or just for every-day wear, typically provide a bit more shaping, or simply provide the comfort of soft cloth without a lot of seams, panels or uncomfortable straps. (Encapsulation style sports bras)

Many women perceive this as more comfortable than regular bras, and prefer to wear them on the weekends or after work, when they don't need the shaping of a more structured bra under work clothes. (This is a false perception, by the way, ladies - if your bra is properly fitted and is a design that's good for your preferences, it can be just as comfortable as a sports bra!)

When do I Replace a Sports Bra?

If you've been exercising in a regular bra, it's a great time to see what a difference an athletic bra can make. Most quality sports bras are made with light weight moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you cool and dry while you're working out. Sports bras keep breasts from bouncing significantly more than a standard bra can. And sports bras are designed to prevent chafing.

If you're already wearing a sports bra but notice that the fabric is pilling, the fit seems looser, or that your breasts seem to have more movement during exercise, it's time for a new sports bra.

A basic rule of thumb is that no well-used sports bra should celebrate a birthday! Find the best sports bra for you here.

What About Sports Bras for Large Breasts?

Women with large breasts need support that's specifically designed for their bodies. Traditional sports bras work by compression, flattening the breasts as one unit as close to the chest wall as possible. This can work fine for smaller breasts or low impact activities, but the higher impact your exercise is and the larger your chest is, the more support you will need.

New sports bra technology has brought about encapsulation support. Encapsulation (molded) separates the breasts and supports each one individually within its own cup; encapsulation and compression are often used together for extra support.

Sports bras designed for larger breasts usually also have other distinct features, like comfortable underwire support, moulded cups, wide padded straps, hook and eye closures, and wide underbands. Check out some of our favorite sports bras for large breasts.

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