Getting the right support is essential, and is key to a good run. This selection of sports bras for bigger boobs will help you get just that.
Finding your perfect sports bra is a bit of a Cinderella moment – with boobs instead of feet. Now that you’ve got that very strange image out of your head (sorry) it’s worth checking out our list of tried and tested sports bras for the bigger-busted among us. We’ve taken each and every one out for a test run and selected a few that really made a difference to our comfort and security.
MAAREE Solidarity High Impact Sports Bra
£64 | Tester: Holly
MAAREE sports bras are hard to beat, and this high-impact design is no exception. The attention to detail is excellent, with multiple adjustable straps and that innovative Overband. It reduced a huge amount of upward movement as I ran thanks to the stiffer fabric on the front, so there were no embarrassing boob grabs while running downhill (we’ve all been there, haven’t we?). Most importantly, the sizing is great for bigger-boobed women. This is bra designed by someone who really knows what it’s like to run with boobs.
Available in sizes 30C to 38G
RUNDERWEAR Easy-On Support Running Bra
£55 | Tester: Claire
The fabric is soft and moisture-wicking, and the padded straps are comfy as is the wide, elasticated under-band which holds the bra in place during movement and reduces risk of rubbing. The moulded cups control movement across all three planes (up and down, in and out, and side to side) reducing bounce without feeling constricted. I love this bra; it really does the job, which is important if, like me, you have big boobs.
Available in sizes 32D to 38F
BROOKS Dare Crossback Bra
£55 | Tester: Esther
This is a game changer. It’s a pullover bra, and my experience with those is that they don’t over the necessary support – fine for the gym, but not for a run. But this is different: made from seamless, chafe-free, hem-free, thick, wicking fabric, this bra holds you firmly in place. You need to sort of rummage yourself into it a bit – with no adjustable straps, there’s a little bit of pulling and heaving to get your boobs positioned right, but once you’re in – you’re in! The seamless design is fantastic – this was worn on a half marathon, and there were no lines, no irritation from any hooks or hemming, and absolutely no budging: you can tell that Brooks design with both runners and women in mind from the outset. If you fit in the size range below, this is little short of boobtastic.
Available in sizes 30A to 40D
ANITA Active Extreme Control Bra
£54 | Tester: Laura
As soon as you put this sports bra on you will not want to take it off! The design is super attractive and gives the bust a lovely uplifted shape. The bra is true to size and you should find it’s a perfect fit, thanks to the adjustable shoulder straps. The fabric is great quality and it washes and dries with ease. The inner fabric of the cup is like towelling and keeps the skin wonderfully dry and odour free even after a long run. The back strap is made of a mesh that is breathable and has great stretch, allowing for a comfy fit with no chafe or rub. The shoulder straps are pleasantly shaped, thickening on the shoulder for maximum support without the feeling of digging into the skin; this is especially welcome for those of us with bigger boobs. Bounce is also super minimal on all runs. Winner!
Available in sizes 32B to 42H
BOOBUDDY Breast Support Band
£20 | Tester: Laura
The Boobuddy is a game changer for women who struggle with uncomfortable breast movement during exercise. The thick elastic band sits comfortably above the breasts, preventing excess bounce, painful jiggle and long-term damage to your breasts. It’s adjusted easily with Velcro and can be worn under or over your top or sports bra. You have to hand wash your Boobuddy but it’s easy enough in soapy water and it dries easily for a quick turnaround. A highly recommended investment.
Available in sizes S to L
POUR MOI Energy Underwired Sports Bra
£28 | Tester: Louise
This bra feels cosy and secure and it’s a beautiful design. It comes in black and grey, with a mottled design, and also a striking blue and orange. Lightly padded and underwired, it’s designed for high impact sports, and it worked for me when running and doing high-intensity cardio workouts. A soft internal fabric ensures no chafing and the wide underband elastic feels smooth and stays in place. You can convert it into a racer back with the J-hook, and the straps are adjustable.
Available in sizes 32C to 40J
SHOCK ABSORBER Ultimate Run Bra
£45 | Tester: Laura
This has a stunning design and colour, so looks great on its own. It’s slightly tricky to do up initially, but once on the fit is superb, giving great support without feeling restrictive. The material is beautifully soft and breathable leaving you feeling dry and chafe free even after a long run.
Available in sizes 30B to 40FF
SALOMON High Impact Sports Bra
£65 | Tester: Susan
The support is excellent without feeling restrictive, the seamless cups ensure there is no rubbing and a high degree of comfort. Easily adjustable at the front and back, this allows you to customise the fit to be perfect for you. Advanced skin technical fabrics keep you dry and comfortable, even during high intensity sports. Machine washable and quick to dry, this will become your favourite sports bra.
Available in sizes 32A to 36D
SHOCK ABSORBER Multi Sports Support Bra
£39 | Tester: Helena
Unpadded and non-wired, this simple yet effective crop-top design comes in a range of stylish colours and is suitable for runners with larger cup sizes who prefer a less sculpted structure from a high-impact bra. The keyhole between its two clasps is a clever feature that creates a feeling of security and the racer back option is included for those who want extra support, too.
Available in sizes 30B to 40GG
RUNDERWEAR Support Running Bra
£50 | Tester: Louise
This is specifically designed for runners looking for the best comfort and reduced bounce. Moisture wicking and with mesh panels, it’s breathable and chafe free, and it has adjustable J hook straps with closure at the back. It also has removable pads so you can choose whether to have firmer support.
Available in sizes 28A to 38E