Boob bounce isn't just a mild inconvenience if you have a bigger bust. It can be downright painful, especially if you prefer higher-impact workouts. If you have a large bust, having the most supportive sports bra is crucial to getting the maximum support during your workouts. A low-impact sports bra won't always do the trick, especially if you have large breasts.
Here we break down the different types of high-impact sports bras and give our recommendations for the best sports bras for large breasts. If you prefer higher-impact workouts, keep reading our guide to the best sports bras below.
Like everyday bra styles, there are different sports bra styles that provide different levels of support. Compression bras are the most common sports bra styles. These sports bras hug your bust snug to your chest to prevent them from bouncing. Most low impact sports bras simply provide compression of the bust, and do not provide ample support or bounce control. Encapsulation bras hold each breast individually with molded cups that help keep your bust separated to eliminate uni-boob and breast bounce.
Most sports bras are compression bras, but sports bras can be both compression bras and encapsulation bras, or one or the other. A good high impact sports bra will offer both encapsulation and compression, as this provides the most support while also preventing uni-boob and chafing. If you are in search of the best sports bra for large breasts, look for a bra that offers a combination of compression and encapsulation. A high impact sports bra should do both.
The Difference Between Encapsulation & Compression Sports Bras
Before we get into no-bounce sports bras, we need to clear up some industry lingo. Compression sports bras, the most common type, hug the girls closer to the chest to keep them from moving up and down when you do. Encapsulation sports bras, on the other hand, hold in each boob individually with inner cups that secure each side (and eliminate the infamous uniboob!). A combination of compression and encapsulation gives Glamorise sports bras the highest levels of support, security and shape.
The Best Sports Bras for High-Impact Workouts
Below are our recommendations for the best sports bras for large breasts. If you have a large bust, having a good-fitting, supportive plus-size sports bra is key. These are the best high impact sports bras we recommend for women with large cup sizes.
Review: 4.8/5 Stars
A full coverage sports bra is key if you have large breasts. A flimsy sports bra that leaves cleavage exposed will likely not provide the support you need for your workouts, and no one wants to deal with constantly pulling up a sports bra during high-impact activities. This is why we recommend the No-Bounce Camisole Elite Sports Bra as one of the best sports bras for large breasts.
This supportive sports bra features a built-in mesh panel that provides ample coverage for your cleavage. The high-tech fabric has sweat-wicking properties that keeps your bust securely in place throughout your workout, and the wide straps are comfortable on shoulders. Plus, the back hook-and-eye closure and adjustable straps are customizable to your fit.
Fit for band sizes 34 to 50 and cup sizes B through J, this is the best plus size sports bra for large breasts. If you have larger breasts, we recommend this sports bra for both working out and everyday wear. This is one of the best plus-size sports bras.
Review: 4.6/5 StarsMany women with large breasts prefer the support that an underwire sports bra provides. If you have a large cup size, a sports bra with underwires will help to shape and support the bust. If your workouts tend to be more high impact, a low-impact sports bra or wireless sports bra might not do the trick. The High Impact Underwire Sports Bra is the best high-impact sports bra for larger breasts.
This high impact sports bra features cushioned underwires that provide comfortable shape and support and won't poke or pinch you. The double-layer molded cups also provide encapsulation, preventing uni-boob and chafing. The adjustable straps and hook-and-eye closure also let you customize the fit you need.
Offering both compression and encapsulation of the bust, this is the most supportive sports bra for large breasts, especially for women with large cup sizes. Plus, the seamless, molded cups make this sports bra a great option for everyday wear as well. In band sizes 32 to 46 and cup sizes B through H, this is a great sports bra (or everyday bra) for large breasts.When it comes to having a supportive bra, if you prefer the support of an underwire for everyday wear, an underwire sports bra is a great choice for active wear. The Glamorise High Impact Seamless Sports Bra provides the utmost support during exercise. This full coverage bra features our signature cushioned WonderWire design to prevent wire poke, wide adjustable straps, and a back hook-and-eye closure for a custom-feeling fit. Plus, with seamless cups, this bra is versatile enough to be worn as an everyday T-shirt bra. Here’s what women have said about this underwire sports bra:
“Most comfortable underwire [bra] I've ever worn.” - Valerie C.
“I love it. I never wore a sports bra because of no support, but this one is great. It holds everything together and no sagging!” - Delicia S.
“Great support. Super comfortable for active wear.” - Susan D.
If you’re searching for the best wired sports bra, look no further than the High Impact Seamless Sports Bra. You can purchase this bra here.
Review: 4.7/5 Stars
If your workouts tend to look different each week, this is one of the best sports bras for you. Featuring our patented adjustable support front panel layered over molded cups, the Custom Control Sports Bra lets you customize the compression you need for your workouts. With four levels of bounce control, you can go from morning yoga to lifting weights to an after-work run without thinking twice about your sports bra. When adjusted to the highest level of bounce control, this workout bra becomes a great high impact sports bra.
This sports bra is a great option for low or medium impact workouts to high impact workouts, as it allows you to adjust the support you need. Plus, the adjustable straps adjust in the back for a custom fit. If you are in search of the best sports bra for your workouts, you can't go wrong with this bra. Its adjustability and bounce control makes this one of the best sports bras for large breasts.
This plus-size sports bra is available in band sizes 32 to 46 and cup sizes B through I. No matter what your workouts look like, this low to high impact sports bra is a great option.
When it comes to shopping for sports bras for large breasts, it's important to make sure you get the support you need. Wearing proper sports bras is even more crucial if you engage in higher-impact workouts.
A good high impact sports bra will have features like adjustable straps, supportive underwires, a hook-and-eye closure, and sweat wicking fabric. The best sports bra for large breasts will also provide compression and encapsulation of the bust. A high impact sports bra should do both to provide maximum support for large breasts.
Having a good high impact sports bra is key, especially for women with larger cup sizes. Glamorise carries a wide selection of sports bras designed specifically for large breasts. Browse our collection of plus-size sports bras to find the best high impact sports bra for large breasts.
About the Author
Maeve Gesualdi is a Fordham University alumna where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Fashion Studies. Based in New York City, Maeve is part of the marketing team at Glamorise. Maeve regularly interacts with customers via social media and product reviews, as well as with influencers and models. She is constantly getting feedback on our products as well as gaining a better understanding of what women in our category struggle with and/or look for when searching for a bra. Aside from writing, she is passionate about all things travel and fashion.
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