For me, there's a million reasons to avoid working out. It's hard, I get covered in sweat no matter the activity, and the siren song of the TV calls my name whenever I head to the gym. Having trouble finding a
supportive and comfortable plus size sports bra only adds to my list of reasons not to work out.
Now, most of my anti-workout excuses are pretty lame, but finding the
best plus size sports bra is a serious issue. If you're plus sized or extra blessed in the chest, exercising or playing sports can be seriously painful if your bra isn't doing its job. You don't realize what powerful weapons your boobs can be until you hit the treadmill with a bad bra and smack yourself in the face with them.
Luckily, Amazon has a lot of options for
plus size sports bras that do their job and are actually cute. You don't have to worry about wires digging into you or feeling like your boobs are stuffed into straight jacket. These bras have enough give to fit around your back comfortably while keeping your breasts in place for all your sporty activities.
Finally, I can take sports bras off my list of exercise excuses. Maybe a good bra will thrust me into a new active lifestyle — or my boobs will just be comfortably supported while I catch up on
House of Cards.
A Solid Sports Bra With A Super Cute Back
Torrid Active Cage Back Sports Bra (Torrid sizes 0-6), $47, Amazon
Supportive and comfortable doesn't have to mean ugly. This
sports bra has a cool track print and amazing cage style back straps. It's cute enough you could wear it wherever with a low back top and your boobs will feel beautifully supported all day. The four-way stretch fabric is designed to hug the body while the material is still super soft to the touch. Know that Torrid is a plus size specific store with their own sizing, but these bras go up to the equivalent of a 6X or a 70 inch bust.
A High-Impact Sports Bra With Amazing Shaping
Glamorise Women's Plus Size High Impact Underwire Sports Bra (sizes 32D-46G , $43, Amazon
Just because you're doing a high intensity workout doesn't mean you want to look like a one-boobed wonder. Instead the normal sports bra uniboob look, you'll keep your beautiful, curvy look in
this bra. The outer cups are made of non-stretch material to give shape while the rest is made from moisture-wicking two way stretch fabric, so it feels light and dry. Plus, it comes in a great range of sizes, so there's options for everyone.
A Colorblock Bra That Zips You In
Torrid Active Colorblock Zip Up Sports Bra (Torrid sizes 0-6), $47, Amazon
This could be an ordinary sports bra, but with the accents of hot pink and a zipper that gives you extra support,
this bra is excellent. The extra thick bust band give you support from below while the zipper gives you a little extra hold in the front. Plus, you can do a sexy zipper pull down move when you're changing in the locker room. Just make sure you don't lock eyes with anyone, or they'll be irrevocably seduced by your sexiness.
The Workout Gear That Has The Best Of Every Bra
Goddess Women's Plus-Size Soft Cup Sports Bra (sizes 34C-48I), $56, Amazon
sporty number has the best parts of every kind of bra. From the front, it looks like a great sports bra with soft cups for gentle shaping and support. From the back, it looks like a great supportive regular bra with hook and eye closure and adjustable straps. It's made with a super stretchy fabric for comfort and the fabric is moisture wicking and anti-bacterial, so you'll be clean and dry every time you hit the gym.
An Underwire Bra That's Actually Comfortable
Torrid Underwire Sports Bra (Sizes 36C-48DDD), $63, Amazon
Don't be scared by the underwire,
this bra is very comfortable and designed to keep you supported for all mid-impact activities. With this, you still get the shaping from a normal bra with moisture wicking microfiber to keep you cool and dry in any workout. Plus, the padded front, adjustable straps come with a j-hook that convert the bra into a racerback. So, you never have to worry about slipping straps or constantly adjusting your bra.
A Sports Bra With A Unique Shape
Champion Women's Plus Size Shape-u Sports Bra (Sizes 32B - 42DDD), $17-$50, Amazon
You get a lot of options with this
easy care sports bra. Don't worry about hand washing, just throw it in the wash and it's ready to wear for your next sports adventure. It comes with removable pads, so if you want a little extra nipple coverage, you have it, or you can take them out entirely if pads aren't your jam. The bra has a hook and eye closure, so it's easy to get on and off. Plus, the fabric is designed to wick away moisture and it has strategic ventilation to keep you extra cool.
The Sports Bra That's Cute Enough To Wear By Itself
Flex Women's Plus Size Striped Sports Bra (Sizes 1XPlus-2XPlus), $14, Amazon
If you're looking for a very affordable and super cute sports bra, check out
this one from Flex. It features a racerback and reinforced comfort straps. Plus, the stretchy, quick dry fabric gives you a cozy, all-day fit. The V-neck gives an extra sexy look and honestly if you rocked this bra sans shirt during your workout, it would be sure to look beyond amazing.
The Pull On And Forget About It Bra
Just My Size Women's Pure Comfort Bra (Sizes 1X Plus - 5X Plus), $10-$35, Amazon
Sometimes you need a bra that you can just throw on and go. Honestly, the extra step of hooking it in the back might convince me to just stay in bed for another hour.
This bra is a pull on style with very stretchy no-wire cups. The thick underband gives extra support and doesn't roll or bunch up. If you're running a marathon, this might not be the bra for you, but if you're doing yoga, pilates, or just taking a long walk, you can't find anything more comfortable.
A Super Strong Bra For A No Bounce Workout
Glamorise Women's No-Bounce Full-Support Bra (Sizes 34C - 50G), $28-$38, Amazon
There are times when you need a break from cleavage. Especially if you've got big boobs, gym cleavage can get pretty intense and you're not always in the mood for dealing with that attention. Thankfully,
this bra has an extra camisole type top to keep you as covered as you want to be. It still has tons of support, adjustable straps, for a completely no-bounce workout.
A Bright Sports Bra With High Impact Support
A Wireless Sports Bra That Shapes & Supports
Playtex Women's Active Lifestyle Bra (Sizes 36B - 46DD), $13-$37, Amazon
If you're a total no-wire girl, I get it. That doesn't mean you still can't have a sports bra with shape and support. This
Playtex bra stays in place and features wide cushioned straps so it won't dig into your shoulders. Honestly, you could totally wear this bra on a daily basis, but it's especially good for your most active days.
A Maximum Support Bra That's Anything But Boring
A Minimalist Bra With Convertible Straps
A Sports Bra With Anti-Bacterial Power
Goddess Sports Bra (Sizes 34C - 48I), $44-49, Amazon
This is called the
Goddess sports bra for a reason. The outer fabric has powerful stretch that adjusts to your shape and holds you in place while wicking moisture away from the body to keep you cool. The wide underband keeps the bra in place and helps keep chafing at bay, which is great since chafed boobs are the absolute worst. Plus, the inner cup lining is anti-bacterial, so you'll be extra fresh for every gym sesh.
A Cotton Bra You Can Wear Under Anything
A Big Attitude Sports Bra (Sizes 0X Plus - 6X Plus), $35, Amazon
This simple, two layered
cotton bra is amazing. The scoop neckline hides under most any top and it's surprisingly supportive for a pull over bra. One Amazon reviewer wrote: "I'm shocked... SHOCKED at the comfort and fit. I know you other "large" ladies (any maybe guys... hehe Homer) know what I'm talking about. I was completely downtrodden and prepared to be another SIGH moment and sending it back. But it fits great, so comfy, so soft. It helped me when I was looking so I'll add in that I am a size 24 and a 44DD, so I got the 3X." Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.