When you’ve got D+ boobs, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting the right amount of support, especially when you’re working out or exercising! Finding the perfect fit can be tricky, but it’s a good idea to remember that some sports bras will feel much smaller than your regular bras due to the increased level of support they need to provide. If you’re not used to a tight fitting band, it might be worthwhile trying your sister size (one band size up, and one cup size down from your usual size).
As well as ensuring the perfect fit, you need to find the right style for your sport. So whether it’s yoga, gymnastics or running – or anything in between – we’re here to give you a quick run-down of the top styles for some popular activities!
If you’re looking for something that’s suitable for a bit of everything, the Freya Active Epic Crop Top sports bra is a perfect choice. The perforated foam cups offer maximum breathability, and create a smooth shape too so you can wear it with confidence. The moulded cups keep your boobs in place, with concealed underwires for added support. Fuller coverage means no spilling out and minimal bounce. There are five colours to choose from but our fave has got to be Cherry Marl, and is available in 28-40 backs and D-H cups across the range.
Fab for Gym Workouts
If you’re a gym bunny and make use of all the machines and classes, try the Pour Moi Energy sports bras. Available in both wired and non-wired styles in a stylish black and grey colourway, they both feature cushioned straps that increase comfort and reduce impact. Both styles also feature a j-clip for racerback conversion and maximum support, plus with a price point under £30 you really can’t go wrong! Both styles are available in 32-40 backs and D-G cups.
Ideal for Dancing
Give the Panache non-wired sports bra a go if you’re into dancing! Despite the lack of wires it’s still super supportive, and works perfectly for a range of dance styles thanks to the structure of the bra allowing for maximum movement of your arms and shoulders. Available in an array of colours, we love the new Purple/Pink option. The collection ranges from 28-40 D-H. If you’re not convinced by the lack of wires, there’s also a wired option available in 28-40 D-J, and the Sculptresse by Panache sports bra caters for 38-46 backs.
Perfect for Running
If running or jogging is your thing, try the Freya Active Sonic moulded sports bra out. There are LOADS of colours so you can be super stylish and co-ordinated, but they all have the same amazing features. Foam lined and perforated cups styled from a sports performance material ensure maximum breathability to keep you cool whilst reducing bounce. The moulded shape encapsulates each breast to prevent chafing and rubbing, with side slings to keep your boobs in front. Wear the straps straight over the shoulders or hook the j-clip together for unrivalled support. Our top pick would be the stunning Grey/Aqua colourway and the full size range across all colours is 28-40 backs and D-H cups.
Optimum for Gymnastics
The Elomi Energise sports bra is a perfect option for gymnastics, thanks to the structured full cup shape that keeps you securely in place with minimal bounce. The j-clip option keeps you strapped in for even the most daring of high flying moves, and we just love the classic black colour that goes with everything! Available in 34-44 backs and F-K cups across five different colours.
Suitable for Horse Riding
If you’re into equestrian sports or anything equally as bouncy, you need something that keeps your girls firmly in place! For this, we’d recommend the Royce Impact Free sports bra. The high neckline and structured cups make sure you’re fully covered and supported, whilst comfortable and cool too. We’re obsessed with the Coral shade right now, but you’ll be spoilt for choice with 7 different options! Available in 28-40 backs and D-K cups, it’s a definite winner.
Great for Yoga
For lower impact activities such as yoga, the Freya Active Force soft cup sports bra is a winner. Whilst it’s also great for higher impact sports, the lack of wires makes it oh-so comfortable – exactly what you need when you’re contorting into all those different positions! It features a wide band for maximum support, and moisture wicking fabric to keep you cool and comfortable. Currently available in four colours, our fave has to be the stylish Navy Blue option. Across the whole collection the size ranges from 28-40 backs and D-H cups.
So that sums up what sports bras would be suitable for certain activities, but of course ultimately it all comes down to what you feel most comfortable and supported in. Take a look at our Top 10 Sports Bras here for some further insight, and if you’re not sure of your sizing check out our guide on finding the perfect fit for you. If you’ve found your perfect sports bra, why not take a look at the other activewear we have available, and mix up your look with some leggings or a tank top?
Have we missed off your favourite sport from this list and you want to know what would be the perfect sports bra for you? Let us know in the comments below or send us a message on social, and we’ll be happy to help!