The right sports bra is often an essential part of an active wardrobe, but searching for plus size sports bras that actually work can sometimes be a challenge. Whether you're looking for high impact sports bras for big boobs or a fashion-forward bra to show off at the gym, more and more plus size activewear lines are creating cute and colorful bras that are both fun and functional.
Personally — although I love my super-supportive basic black active bra — I'm craving more options with new colors and interesting patterns to spice up my gym routine. That said, finding a trendy bra in a size 40H that keeps my lady lumps from bouncing all over the place when I'm on the treadmill is difficult, to say the least.
Luckily for me, DD+ lingerie brands are slowly starting to add more bright, cute designs to their active lines. Also, a number of plus size fashion retailers are getting into the game with cool, contemporary styles that, while they might not fully lock my chest down for activities like running, will definitely bring some added interest to my outfits for yoga class (and, for plus size women with smaller busts, these lighter options will be even more awesome).
So, if you've been looking for something new in plus size workout wear, then these super cute sports bras will be sure to add a little spring to your step the next time you get your sweat on.
1. Abstract Animal Print
Animal Print High Impact Sports Bra, $18, Simply Be
Go a little wild during your next spin class with this animal print bra from SimplyBe that fits up to a size 50DDD. After all, there's no reason you can't look super cute while working out like a beast.
2. Bold Brights
Elomi Energize Sports Bra, $66, Amazon
This high-impact DD+ design will give you the support you need for a long run or an active dance class. Padded underwires should keep you secure, while the pretty poppy color palette will up the fun factor.
3. All Eyes On Me
Go-Dry Longline Sports Bra, $30, Old Navy
If you've been trying to find a plus size sports bra cute enough to wear on its own, then look no further. From the soft, watercolor print to the double strap details and longline fit, this design from Old Navy is meant for showing off.
4. Neon Appeal
Convertible No-Wire Sports Bra,$45, Lane Bryant
If you've never met a highlighter that you didn't like, then this vivid violet sports bra is for you. Convertible straps will allow you to switch up your look for maximum versatility.
5. Soft Stripes
Nola Stripe Print Sports Bra, $40, Addition Elle
Keep your active look easy and chic with this soft heather gray and blue bra from Addition Elle's Nola activewear line. The subtle stripe motif adds a little something extra to a simple shape.
6. Sunset Shades
Max Support Sports Bra, $38, Old Navy
You'll look radiant in this orange sports bra with hot pink insets. Customize your support with adjustable straps and removable cups.
7. Added Edge
Marble-Print Sports Bra, $18, Forever 21
Keep your active wardrobe on trend with sexy, caged straps and a unique marble print. These details are too cute to cover up.
8. Supportive Stunner
Panache Underwire Sports Bra, $70, Amazon
Another pretty DD+ bra, this coral underwire from Panache mixes mesh panels with cups in a contrasting heathered fabric. With this cute and comfortable design, you'll be ready for anything.
9. Get In Line
Racerback Sports Bra,$30, Old Navy
This beach-y blue racerback features some added appeal with a minimal geometric line print. A medium-support bra like this one is great for smaller busts and less intense activities.
10. Not-So-Basic Black
Butterfly Print Sports Bra, $24, Torrid
If you prefer to live in an all-black wardrobe, but you want a sports bra that's far from basic, this moody butterfly print option from Torrid will have you covered. Available in sizes up to a 5X, this design should work for a wide range of bodies.
11. Fabulous Zip-Front
Champion Zip-Front Sports Bra, $50, Amazon
No need to struggle getting your sports bra on and off with this model from Champion that features an easy front-opening zipper. Available in a diverse range of colors and an easy price point, this bra could be great for someone who loves a lot of options.
12. Think Pink
Marika Gabriella Sports Bra, $60, Amazon
Play up that post-gym flush with a sports bra in blush pink. Padded straps and cups will keep you comfortable no matter how long your workout.
13. Geometric Mesh
Maximum Support Sport Bra, $75, Lane Bryant
No need to sacrifice cuteness for solid support. This bra's molded underwire cups will keep everything in place while a deep azure hue and mesh insets keep your look on point.
14. Pretty In Peach
Natori Yogi Sports Bra, $68, Amazon
Contrasting colors like the bright peach and lavender in this Natori bra are an eye-catching way to easily add some style to your workouts. Wear it with a great pair of patterned leggings for flawless fitness fashion.
15. Pale Perfection
High Impact Multi-Way Sports Bra, $72, Chantelle
If you want a clean, modern design but aren't feeling a neon color palette, this pale gray stunner from French brand Chantelle might be exactly what you're looking for. Thoughtfully functional elements like multi-way straps, a curved comfort band, and special support panels all add up to a bra with the ideal blend of sophistication and practicality.
Cute and comfortable athletic clothes should help make maintaining an active routine much more enjoyable, and finding the right sports bra for your body is an important part of building your dream activewear wardrobe. Whether you want bright colors, trendy patterns, or standout design elements, these plus size bras will have you looking for an excuse to hit the gym.
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