Less Bounce For Your Buck: The Best Sports Bras For D+ Women

 

I may not have big boobs but I have many tennis pals who do, so I know that the sports bra struggle is very, very real. There’s never enough support, the straps dig in, and getting them on and off practically requires a sports bra valet.

Well, I’ve listened to you ladies and did my homework, and I’ve rounded up 16 of the best sports bras available that will keep the girls happy and healthy so you can get your sweat on comfortably and stylishly.

Berlei High-Performance Underwire Bra

 

The Berlei High-Performance Underwire Bra ($74.95) with ultrasonic cup panels and padded adjustable straps minimise bulk and maximise support, ensuring that you lift your game without the bounce. This is the only brand worn by tennis champion Serena Williams.

Wacoal Front Zip Underwire Sports Bra

Foam underwire cups and a wide racerback provide ample support and shape for this Wacoal Front Zip Underwire Sports Bra ($72) designed with a secure front zip with a zipper garage to protect your skin. Sizes available up to a G cup allow everybody to shake what their mamas gave them — without bouncing what their bra is containing.

Moving Comfort Embody Underwire Bra

Stay nice and secure whether you’re running, spinning, lunging, or whatever your favorite fitness instructor demands in this Moving Comfort Embody Underwire Bra ($68) featuring encapsulating compression with molded cups, wide straps, and an adjustable racerback. Buh-bye, bounce.

Panache Full-Busted Underwire Sports Bra

Apparently, independent researchers determined the Panache Full-Busted Underwire Sports Bra ($70) reduces breast bounce by 83 percent, and we’re not going to argue with science. Padded shoulder straps, a convertible racerback option, and encased underwires ensure maximum comfort, and mesh paneling allows airflow that keeps your temp down (who says science isn’t cool?).

Lululemon Enlite Sports Bra

We chose the Lululemon Enlite Sports Bra ($98), and with good reason. The bra’s innovative design works with your body instead of relying on the old compression model, utilizing individual wire-free encapsulated cups to comfortably minimize bounce without squeezing and pinching. Clean lines and simple styling are a refreshing change of pace from bulkier high-impact bras of years past, laying low under even the breeziest tanks and tees.

Nike Pro Rival Mesh Trimmed Sports Bra

Borrowing a molded cup design from your favorite everyday bra but leaving the wires out, the Nike Pro Rival Mesh Trimmed Sports Bra ($75) balances comfort and function for all your favorite high-impact activities. Nike’s signature Dri-fit fabric wicks sweat, while an adjustable racerback and hook-and-eye closure lets you customize your fit to your girls’ liking.

Incredible by Victoria Sports Bra

Victoria’s Secret knows boobs, and they built the Incredible by Victoria Sports Bra ($37) for the ladies with big ones. Breathable padding and mesh lining keep everything smooth even in nippy conditions, a flexible underwire adds support without digging in, and a padded, adjustable back closure keeps you comfortably secure.

Marvel Underwire Sports Bra by Title Nine

It’s no coincidence the Marvel Underwire Sports Bra ($70) is named after a fleet of superheroes. A great choice for women with a slim rib cage and large breasts, this convertible racerback bra goes up to an F cup and features a channeled underwire for comfortable support.

Brooks Maia Sports Bra

Built as two sports bras in one, the Maia Sports Bra ($56) features molded cups to maintain shape and a hidden underwire to support each breast individually, ensuring you look as great as you feel. Adjustable gel-padded straps and soft-padded back closure prevent anything from digging into you.

Enell Sports Bra

It’s no wonder Ashley Graham swears by this sports bra. Constructed specifically for full-chested ladies, the Enell Sports Bra ($64) touts wide nonstretch straps for shoulder comfort, a full-back with a cross-strap design for posture-enhancing back support, and a hook-and-eye front closure that provides full support without making a workout out of getting it on and off.

Champion All-Out Wirefree Full Figure Support Sports Bra

Simple and functional, the Champion All-Out Wirefree Full Figure Support Sports Bra ($15.99-$42.95) from Champion features a spandex/nylon outer cup with a polyester inner cup and rigid lining for maximum comfort and support in a variety of activities. Crossback straps and a hook-and-eye closure provide adjustability so you can get the exact right fit.

Lululemon Ta Ta Tamer III

Lululemon designed the Ta Ta Tamer III ($58) to provide the heavy-duty support, separation, and coverage that you crave. Convertible straps let you choose between straight or crossed styling, and the hook-and-eye closure makes it easy to get on and off. Sweat-wicking fabric and a mesh panel down the center lets you say “ta ta” to that icky-drippy-sweaty feeling.

Le Mystère Hi-Impact Underwire Sports Bra

The Le Mystère Hi-Impact Underwire Sports Bra ($42.99-$62) offers confident support with its hidden lightweight foam pads, cushioned underwire, padded shoulder straps, power-mesh wings and smoothing leotard back. The compressive fit is ideal for running and cross-training for girls wearing up to a G-cup bra size.

Chantelle Intimates Convertible Underwire Sports Bra

The Chantelle Intimates Convertible Underwire Sports Bra ($72) is built with a flexible underwire to support you in the highest-impact activities. The three-part, foam-lined cups ensure minimal movement and bounce, while an additional support panel beneath the cups anchors the bra for a snug, no-slip fit.

Glamorise Plus Size High Impact Sports Bra

The Glamorise Plus Size High Impact Sports Bra ($49.88-$51.99) offers total bounce control so that the only thing bouncing on the court is you. The double layer cups with the integrated Wonderwire design, which prevents the wire from ever touching your body. Feel supported in comfort like never before. Seamless outer cups made of non-stretch material look and feel great while moisture-wicking fabrics keep you cool and dry when it matters most.

Sweaty Betty High-Intensity Sports Bra

The Sweaty Betty High-Intensity Sports Bra ($65) will become your best friend, there for you through thick and thin. It’s supportive with breathable mesh panels and sweat-wicking fabric that fits cup sizes A through F. Bonus: You can wear it as both a sports bra and a crop top, which makes the investment that much more worth it.

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4.5 USTA rated/open champion level tennis player, pescatarian, fitness freak, animal lover, and smart ass who firmly believes that champagne is anathema for all ills. Right now I’m either up to my eyeballs in paint swatches and fabric samples, or kicking some butt on a tennis court (hopefully the latter).


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