The Best Sports Bras for D Cups and Up
Made for fuller busted women, these sports bras stand up to even the most rigorous workouts.
If you wear a D-cup or higher, you know the struggle well—sure, there are athletic-wear brands out there that promise sufficient support, but by the time you’ve slipped into (okay, struggled and tugged and clawed your way into) one of those too-tight contraptions, the result is almost always an unflattering “uniboob” look or an uncomfortable digging sensation. Thankfully, a few retailers are now stepping up to bring fuller-busted women the best of support, comfort, and style. From powerhouse yoga sessions to good old-fashioned running, here are the most reliable sports bras for D-cup sizes and up to carry you through any kind of work out.
Panache Women’s Underwire Sports Bra
Sized all the way up to a hard-to-find J-cup, not only does this minimizing fit make your chest appear slighter but it’s also proven to reduce bounce by up to 83 percent.
To buy: $70; amazon.com. Available in sizes D-J; available band sizes 28 – 40 vary by cup size.
Simply Be Naturally Close High Impact Active Mesh Sports Bra
Edgy designs aren’t only reserved for smaller-chested women. Featuring a six prong back clasp and thick adjustable straps, this super chic cross-front mesh option marries security and style.
To buy: $36; simplybe.com. Available in sizes 36C – 48I.
Under Armour Women’s Armour Bra Protegee DD
Designed specifically for DD-cup fit, the Under Armour Bra features chafe-free fabric, anti-odor technology and 4-way stretch to help you move with ease. The fast front zip provides a cute and functional addition, complete with a hook and eye closure so you’ll never have to worry about popping out.
To buy: $50, amazon.com. Available in 30DD – 38DD.
Parfait Colorblock Sports Bra
Created by Parfait, a lingerie brand catering toward bigger busts, this sports bra features form-fitting underwire and a wide elastic band that will hold your girls in place without pinching or squeezing. Moisture-wicking foam cups make it super breathable, while the fun colorblock design will brighten up any gym outfit.
To buy: $45; lordandtaylor.com. Available in 30 C – 42 G.
Women’s High Support Sports Bra Nike Rival
Nike is a leader in high-impact athletic gear, so naturally the brand offers one of the best sports bras on the market for fuller-busted women. The adjustable racerback and molded cups ensure reduced bounce, while Nike’s Dri-FIT technology wicks away sweat to keep you dry and comfortable.
To buy: $65; nike.com. Available 30A – 38 E.
Athleta Performance Underwire Bra
This amazing underwire, which includes separately molded cups for proper shape and lift, will make you want to ditch your compression bras for good.
To buy: $65; athleta.com. Available in sizes 32C – 40DDD.
Lululemon Enlite Bra
Tested by 1,000 women and available in 20 different sizes, Lululemon’s Elite Bra offers maximum mobility and an effortlessly natural shape. Plus, it’s made from the brand’s signature Ultralu High Performance Fabric, so it’s both lightweight and super soft.
To buy: $98; lululemon.com. Available in cup sizes A – E; band sizes 32 (except A) – 38.