It’s true: Having a
good array of workout wares makes working out so much easier—and way more comfortable. Sure, that five-mile run might not seem so appealing, but the feeling of accomplishment that’ll come after you’re done (plus the fact that your running shoes make it feel like you’re walking on a cloud) is reason enough to get out the door. A good pair of sweat-wicking leggings—bonus if they transition from barre class to brunch in seconds—is another sporty essential that has the power to get you up from the couch and sprinting lakeside.
This leads us to today’s focus: sports bras, and, more specifically, the absolute
best sports bras for large busts. There definitely isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of bra, as everyone prefers something different in terms of support, strap width, and back design. Ladies with bigger busts are going to like what they see below. How do we know? People wrote some pretty great testaments about them. According to reviews, the sports bras below offer amazing support, good coverage, and, most importantly, a high level of comfort.
“I can’t imagine finding one thing wrong with this sports bra. In fact, I have never found much wrong with any of Zella’s products. I am size 12/14 with a 40DD chest. I ordered the Xlarge only because I don’t like the wrestling match with size large sports bra. Not only does this one go one easily but it fits perfectly without squishing the girls. They’re happy, I’m happy, and we all should be happy for Zella.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“Call me vain, but while I need a lot of support in a sports bra, I still want my bra to be cute! When spinning in a studio, I often take my tank off a little bit during class, so an attractive bra is a must. This bra fits the bill! It’s incredibly supportive for high energy studio spin classes and easy to put on. ” — Nike Reviewer
“I wear this bra for daily activities and exercise. I have this bra in a 40D and feel like it’s supportive but not too constricting. The back strap has three clasps, The shoulder straps are thick and adjustable. The back also has a ‘v-back’ design which is great for people who have issues with straps falling or slipping off shoulders. The straps on this bra stay put. Highly recommend this bra and the Wacoal brand.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“Best sports bra I have ever owned. Well made, cups don’t come out it the wash, stretchy, soft material. Highly recommend.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“I always wear Wacoal sports bra since I am large chested and I work out a lot this is the first time I bought this style, fantastic. Great quality, comfortable, and really covers everything no bouncing during a workout I wear size 34DDD. True to size. Important this is the first time I can wear a cross-band. So happy with the bra. I hope they make more colors. I am ordering a second one. Very happy thank you Nordstrom.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“I have a large chest and need a lot of support for riding horses. This bra does a great job of keeping my chest secure and supported with minimal bounce. I’m a 36DDD.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“My fellow big-busted sisters know the struggle for a sports bra. To find a sports bra that offers support, doesn’t kill your shoulders, minimizes jiggle, doesn’t create an armpit bulge, or doesn’t make you want to die with the amount of boob sweat—we’ve all been there. As a 36H, I was pretty resigned to paying $80+ for decent bras I can only wear for a few hours before my shoulders and neck beg me to take them off. This sports bra is a GAME CHANGER, and at a great price! The dual straps/back design don’t kill my shoulders and it actually FITS… I’ll absolutely repurchase because this is honestly the holy grail of sports bras for me, and at a price where I can afford multiple bras!” — Amazon Reviewer
“FINALLY, a sports bra that does what it’s supposed to! I wear a 32G and have never found a sports bra in my size, fits well and my girls don’t bounce! The band was snug but not uncomfortable like most sports bras. I love the wire on the inside of the bra and the separation I have, no uni-boob. I can wear it with a racerback T because you can crisscross the straps. It def pulls perspiration away from my body and keeps me cool. Love that! I love that it looks like a tank so I can wear it without a top and cool colors are offered. The bra is also less expensive than the one I was wearing and is of better quality. I love it so much, I bought several to wear even when I’m not working out. I definitely recommend it to all, especially my full-busted friends. Winner!.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“I’m 67 years old and a 40DD bra size. One of the first things I do when I know I’m home for the night is lose the bra. Well, I had no desire to take this one off, so I kept it on, slept with it on, and the only reason I took it off the next morning was to shower and put on a clean one. I’m a fan of the retro-chic model for its support, but this one will look much smoother under some of my sheerer blouses.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“Bra number 4 just bought. I mean, it’s perfect. I wear it on a daily, and I’m absolutely thrilled with it. The band is a little larger.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“I’m very heavy-chested, and it’s hard finding a sports bra that fits me and really cute, not plain. This is perfect. Fits just like it’s supposed to, and I love how the straps crisscross. It’s unique in design, and black is my favorite color, so this has become my favorite bra.” — Amazon Reviewer
“This is easily the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. Adequate support without underwire? What is this sorcery? In case, it is wasn’t clear how much I love this bra, I’ve been an Amazon customer for years, and this is the only product I’ve ever bought that I felt strongly enough to go back and write a review for. Just sayin’.” — Amazon Reviewer
“My initial impression of the bra was that it was well and thoughtfully made. I could tell it was high support by the feel of the fabric. Wearing it was easy. I didn’t feel the need to constantly adjust. It fits just as I’d hope a sports bra would. Does not cut in anywhere, and does not roll. Just very comfortable and non- distracting.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“This is such a comfortable bra. Just received in the mail and fits like a glove. Doesn’t hurt shoulder and doesn’t hurt boobs or underarms. It’s like a dream come true. Something comfy and no wires with the perfect amount of support for everyday is just what I needed. I have a shoulder blade injury so it also feels great in the back. Loving this bra already within the first 20 minutes of wearing it.” — Amazon Reviewer
“Some reviews said to buy a cup size up—I bought one in my normal cup size and one up, but prefer my normal cup size. The one-cup-up bra puckers a little in the heart area. I love the piece of fabric that covers the cleavage. No one’s looking in downward dog, of course, but this is more comfortable for me because I like lower V-neck T-shirt for yoga. This is my new go-to low to a medium-impact sports bra. I can’t wear it all day, though, because the stitching on the interior of the body band below the cups is raised too high and rubs against sensitive skin. Good for yoga; they must take it off. For high impact, I’ll probably stay with the Ennel bra: true workhorses for large cup sizes, and they last FOREVER!” — Amazon Reviewer
“I really like this sports bra. It’s not overly padded where my chest feels too stiff, it’s comfortable and lightweight. I am a 34 DDD and I got a large, fits good!” — Amazon Reviewer
“I wear a 38D, and this bra is awesome! The cushioned straps are comfortable and don’t dig in, the dry-wick fabric keeps you from getting a pool of sweat in your cleavage, the bottom band is tight but not pinchy, and even with jumping up and down, there’s little to no bounce. Downward dog without your girls hitting you in the chin. Cardio with confidence. The only negative is that the sides up to where the straps begin do cut in a little bit, but they don’t pinch or chafe. When you’re big-busted, you know that this is fairly normal, and this is the least amount I’ve experienced since the girls made their appearance 24 years ago. Big-boob ladies, rejoice! We’ve found a good and affordable sports bra.” — Amazon Reviewer
“My search for a sports bra is finally over!! No longer do I have to stuff myself into three sports bras, crushing my bosom and my soul, to be able to get a good workout. My 36G bust is fully supported in this bra – it’s comfortable, easy to put on, and cute! I especially like the panel that prevents too much cleavage, which has always been a problem for me. Now I can go to the gym without feeling self conscious. I’ll definitely be purchasing more.” — Amazon Reviewer
“I love the longline style of this bra. It’s super supportive, but also very flattering. I own multiple colors of this style and will definitely buy more. The girlfriend collective brand is great overall!” — Shopbop Reviewer
“This is a great compression bra. I am a 42DDD and the 3x works great!!! Being a well-endowed girl I was scared this would be too small but it is perfect.” — Amazon Reviewer
“This bra holds me well, gives support, and feels like I have a foundation to rest upon. It’s also sturdy and well-made and very stretchy in all the right places. Another plus is that it actually makes my larger-than-normal figure look like it’s got some honest-to-goodness cleavage. Having this one allows me to throw my uncomfortable underwire bras out into the garbage.” — Amazon Reviewer
“I have this bra in multiple colors. It’s super comfortable. Provides great support for running with my D-size chest. Love how it looks and it’s easy to put on. I hope they will never discontinue it.”—Nordstrom Reviewer
“I bought the 36DD and at first it looked like a lot of bra; it felt restrictive, and the underwire was a new feature for me for a sports bra. I took it out for a six-mile trail run to test it out, and I totally forgot about it because it was so comfortable and I was able to just focus on my run. I definitely recommend this to women who have similar dimensions and struggle to find the right support.” — Nordstrom Reviewer
“I wear a 38G, so that’s what I ordered. The bra fits perfectly. It’s supportive, provides full coverage, and cuts down on bounce dramatically. I’m very active, and the bra holds me up on the elliptical and sprinting and everything else. I couldn’t be happier. The material is strong, and the fit is comfortable. I don’t have any problems with the material rolling or puckering. This would suggest to me that those reviewers who have experienced that may have ordered the wrong size.” — Amazon Reviewer
“This is the best sports bra. I used to double up with sports bras but I don’t need to anymore. Not only does this bra hold the girls in place, but it is also comfortable on your rib cage. It’s the ultimate win in sports bras.” — Knix Reviewer
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.