The internet is rife with posts about the best sports bras for big boobs, but sometimes it feels like those posts are written by women with average-size breasts. And as a woman with a DD-cup, it's easy to feel like there aren't any good options for you. Luckily, there are plenty of sports bras for big boobs that can actually support your girls during a workout, though you may have to do some digging to find one that fits your unique size and lifestyle.
In a hurry? Here are the top picks for the best sports bra for a large bust.
- Best Push-Up Sports Bra: Bloom Signature Bra
- Best Budget Sports Bra: PLAYTEX 18 Hour Cooling Bra
- Best Breast Minimizing Bra: Bra B-G by Athleta
- Best Sweat-Wicking Sports Bra: Knix Catalyst Sports Bra
- Best Low-Impact Workout Sports Bra: Nike Dri-FIT Swoosh
Signature Bloom Bra® - Wireless Front-Closing Push-Up Bra
This bra is designed by NASA engineers for all types of activities. Whether you enjoy yoga or HIIT, your girls are lifted up and secured. No more pain and discomfort from chafing or bouncing! The straps are adjustable, so you can get the perfect fit, and the material is breathable and moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable during your workout.
From customer review: "I am wearing the size 9 and I've never felt a bra with construction like this before. The engineering helps distribute the weight across the entire back, not just digging into the shoulders, and the design keeps the "ubderboob" fully dry and protected."
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PLAYTEX 18 Hour Cooling Comfort Wire-Free Sports Bra
This simple sports bra is designed for low-impact activities and has a compression fit that holds the breast tissue down. Though you can't wear this sports bra without the right top, this bra is an excellent option for plus-size girls who want a little extra support and comfort.
From customer review: The bra gives as much support as the wired bras I am used to, and is extremely comfortable. Looks good under shirts and T-Shirts.
Athleta Advance Bra
Athleta's Advance Bra is perfect for high-impact activities like running, training, and HIIT. While customers complain that it's difficult to put on and off, the sleek fabric that molds to your body and keeps your boobs separated can justify the struggle.
From customer review: It's true that it's a beast to get on, but it's WORTH IT! I thought Enell bras were the only thing that would work for me, and these ones from Athleta are better fitting and better looking. I do running and HIIT and these keep everything in place. Love.
Knix Catalyst Sports Bra
The Knix Catalyst Sports Bra is an excellent option for women looking for a sweat-wicking sports bra for a large bust. This bra will keep you feeling dry and comfortable during your workout. Though it can be challenging to put on, this bra will give you the confidence and coverage you need.
From customer review: I have had the Catalyst Sports Bra for over a month now. I play Women's Soccer which involves a lot of running and jumping and have worn this bra a number of times. I find it supportive, keeping everything in place. Some of my games are played outside in very hot weather and the bra handles the sweat well. It also washes well and maintains its support for the next wear.
Nike Dri-FIT Swoosh
The Nike Dri-FIT Swoosh sports bra is perfect for low-impact workouts like walking or Pilates. The wide, comfy straps provide support without constricting, and the racerback design ensures that your straps stay in place. The smooth, lightweight fabric is made from at least 50% recycled polyester fibers, making it environmentally friendly and moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable and dry during your light gym workout.
From customer review: “Medium support for a big girl, it will get you through. It is made very well. For a light gym or workout day or just everyday bra day if you wear sports bra.”
Which bra is best for the gym workout for women with heavy breasts?
Every woman is unique, and so are the requirements for the sports bra. We prepared a few questions to help you select the best sports bra for your girls.
What is your workout intensity?
For high-impact activities, such as running or kickboxing, you'll need a sports bra that offers maximum support. Look for a style with a sturdy band, wide straps, and cups that encapsulate each breast. You can choose a sports bra with less support if you're doing a low-impact activity, such as yoga or walking.
Do you want a push-up effect or minimizing effect?
For a push-up effect, look for a sports bra with encapsulation. These have two separate cups for each breast, rather than one large cup, and often have padding to help support and lift the breasts. And if you want to make your bust look smaller, opt for a compression-style sports bra to flatten the breasts against the chest rather than trying to support them from underneath.
Need a lift? Bloombras
We believe every woman should feel confident and supported in her own skin, no matter her boob size. That's why we created Bloom Bra - the most size-inclusive sports bra on the market. Designed by NASA engineers for comfort, adjustability, and breathability, it offers natural lift without underwire or squishing the breasts. Get a 10% discount on your order with code: SECRET10.