Shopping for a plus-size sports bra sure is tough as hell. It’s almost common knowledge that companies who manufacture bras either do not make bras larger than a DD or they don’t make them look as cute as the other sizes. Certain bras can make you feel like you’re going to suffocate, while others make you look like you’re about about to nurse a newborn child. How much harder can it be to find the perfect plus-size sports bra?
Fortunately, there have been brands here and there that stepped up their game so that finding plus-size sports bras is no longer impossible.
8 Brands with the Perfect Sports Bra for Plus-Size Ladies
Champion’s other designs may not be as size-inclusive as the other brands in this list, their Spot Comfort Full Support sports bra is well loved. It features moisture-wicking fabric, gel-infused straps for comfort, and molded cups for shape and support. They also have the Power Core sports bra, the Vented Compression sports bra, and the Show-Off wired sports bra as other options, so you can push yourself to the limit at the gym without sacrificing comfort.
Glamorise is usually at the top of the list of plus-size sports bras. The Ultimate Full Figure sports bra comes in sizes 34 to 48G! It has no underwires and has non-stretch cups. The High-Impact underwire sports bra, on the other hand, has double-layer cups that feature an integrated wonder wire design to prevent the wire from ever touching your body. Built for your most demanding workouts, the two-way stretch back won’t pinch or irritate. Glamorise also offers a Low-Impact camisole sports bra and Medium-Impact No-Bounce Active bra.
Introducing your new go-to compression running bra: the Brooks Juno sports bra. With an interior unicup, hidden adjustable front straps, odor-resistant material, and mesh ventilation, this plus-size sports bra has it all. The unicup design prevents movement and spillage, and the compression fit makes it an excellent choice for high-impact sports.
Anita’s extreme control comes with side support and a size H. You might have bought a plus-size sports bra that fits your cup and band size, is durable, and looks stylish enough, only to find out that it gathers the fat to your sides and up into your armpits, forcing you to keep your arms up or be in pain. There’s nothing worse than trying to work out while you feel like a penguin! Anita also specializes in fitting and comfortable bras, from swimwear, to nursing, to mastectomy to large breast sizes. Their Momentum sports bra is seamless and is made with a combination of moisture-wicking fabrics.
Enell Sport may not be as glamorous-looking as the others, but it has great breast coverage, a high neckline to prevent too much movement, and wide straps to keep shoulders from getting sore. It’s so great it was labeled as one of Oprah’s favorite things a few years ago. Because of that, Enell quickly became the workout bra for plus-size ladies.
If you’ve been looking for a plus-size underwire sports bra that gives you full support for high-impact sports but doesn’t suffocate you with an excessively tight fit, the Elomi Energise might be what you’re looking for. It is cut high enough that it eliminates the “bounce out of your bra factor” while you run or jog. The Elomi Energise underwire sports bra features three section cups and plus-side panels for forward shape, good uplift, and separation. It is unpadded, and it does have underwire. It goes up to a size 46DD.
Coming in sizes up to 40G, Freya’s Active Underwire Molded sports bra offers heavy duty support with total comfort, even during your most strenuous workouts. The molded cups give your bust great shape with no bounce, and because of their more rounded styling, this bra will look great under tees and tanks with no worry that you’ll look like Madonna. Because the band size tends to run on the small side, consider buying bra extenders to further customize your bra for a perfect fit. Freya also offers the Sonic Spacer sports bra with adjustable straps, breathable foam-lined cups, and an underwire.
Wacoal designs comfortable, size-inclusive lingerie, including sports bras. Wacoal’s underwire sports bra is made for high-impact activities, which means it’s ideal for busty ladies who need secure support. It also includes two-ply cup fabric and adjustable shoulder straps so that you can customize the fit. Wacoal’s Sport Contour bra is a wire-free option in sizes up to a G cup. Wacoal makes beautiful plus-size bras for everyday wear as well.
We hope you have a comfy time working out! While you’re at it, check out these plus-size activewear brands we’re sure you’ll love.