As if there aren’t enough excuses to skip a workout, here’s a frightening statistic. Without support the average D cup bounces around 2-3″ in every direction. Yikes! Permanent stretching of the breasts soft tissue and ligaments result in drooping, adding to the effects of age and gravity. While choosing exercises that are comfortable for a large chest can be part of the solution, don’t give up anything that you love! The right sports bra cuts down that movement up to 59%.
For curvy women, those elasticized generic sizes just don’t provide enough support (though I do like to lounge around and sleep in them). The three things to look for in a sports bra for DD or large breasts is band and cup sizing, wide straps, and support from encapsulation. Encapsulation uses fitted cups and structure to reduce movement in every direction. Some sports bras also use compression, with tightly fitted elasticized fabric to minimize bounce. Here are the best plus size sports bras that really lock down the girls.
This is the top rated sports bra for full figures with 4.4 stars from over a thousand users (including me). The design includes all the must haves: seam-free cups, encapsulation and compression for high impact activities, an adjustable back closure, and front adjustable straps with velcro. Sizing is B, C, and DD for band widths up to 44.
For high impact activities, the full coverage sports from Ennell uses encapsulation and compression to eliminate bounce and damage. With support and compression, the 11-hook front closure sports bra is easy to put on and take off and creates a high neckline that further stabilizes the breasts with no visible cleavage. Wide straps provide support without digging in. The full back and cross strap design provides posture enhancing back support and a smooth line plus the fabric will not cling to other fabric. Enell has a 1-8 sizing that fits upto 52G. 500 users rate this product 4.5 out of 5 stars!
If you want support without the uniboob, this is the bra for you. This soft and supportive sports bra has wide shoulder straps and exterior underwire for a secure and comfortable fit. Plus the moisture-wicking fabric keeps skin cool and dry. This bra is a tight fit and it is recommended to order one band size up and one cup size down. Sizes are available up to 40DDDD. 303 reviews rate this medium support sports bra 4.5 out of 5 stars.
“No more Black eyes for me!“, says it all! This bra has a unique feature an adjustable bounce control front panel and criss cross design. The quick dry bra is wire-free with a kook-and-eye back closure and adjustable straps. It fits up to 46H and is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 378 reviewers. Also check out their No-Bounce Sport Bra.
For even more support, this is an underwire sports bra designed specifically for larger busts. The molded cups separate and support without compression for a comfortable fit that works with any sport. The UK-based brand uses UK sizing so check the reviews to get the right fit. For larger busts, Panache fits up to a 30E and 40GG. 159 reviews give this sports bra 4.5 out 5 stars. The pattern is so fun and will look cute peeking out of a tank top or off-the-shoulder sweatshirt.
If these sports bras aren’t quite enough, do what I do and wear two at a time. I wear my Moving Comfort bra on the bottom and a compression-style bra from Target on top for even more support and immobilization. Maybe this surpasses gets me to cutting down 80% of movement!