9 Plus Size Sports Bras That Are Actually Supportive

How many times have you wanted to work out, but remembered the pain of your boobs bouncing and changed your mind? You are not alone! Exercising without support hurts, but thankfully there are excellent plus size sports bras for high-impact activities to help avoid pain completely.

Whenever you want to engage in a high-impact activity, like running, jumping rope, or mountain biking, it's best to have a bra designed to minimize bouncing. High-impact bras do this in a couple of ways. You can choose a compression bra, where your boobs are pressed in towards your chest to reduce bounce. Or, an encapsulation bra that supports each breast separately. Of course the best bet for a larger bust is a sports bra with both features. That way you get the best support while still feeling comfortable.

A lot of times when we shop for a high-impact sports bra, we don't treat it like a regular bra. I know I've thrown on whatever sports bra fits over my head and called it a day. But it's important that your sports bras fit properly to avoid pain during workouts. The band should sit snug (not tight) below your bust while your breasts fill the cups entirely without spilling over. If the bra is too loose or tight, all the high-impact engineering won't help you. So, just double check the sizes before ordering and go for a bra with an adjustable band and straps for the very best fit.

With these great plus size sports bras for high impact activities, you'll never have to dread another workout due to underperforming under garments.


A Cute Two-Tone Bra With All The Support

Glamorise Plus Size High Impact Underwire Sport Bra (Sizes 32D-46G), $46, Amazon

Get ready to run in this cute two-tone bra. With two way stretch for a great fit and outer cups for support, you'll feel great during any activity. The moisture wicking fabric keeps you dry and the pop of purple makes the bra extra fashionable.


A Strong Sports Bra With A Satin Touch

Enell High Impact Sports Bra (Enell Sizes 00-8), $64, Amazon

Just because a bra is high impact doesn't mean it can't have a delicate touch. This bra has no wires, but maximum support. The hook and eye closure at the front provides comfortable control, while the shimmering fabric wicks away moisture and looks amazing. Note that Enell has its own sizing, so be sure to check it out before ordering.


A High Impact Bra That Keeps You Cool

Lunaire Plus-Size Coolmax High Impact Sport Bra (32C-48DDD), $30, Amazon

If your sports bras tend to make you extra hot during a workout, this extra breathable bra might be worth a try. Every part of this bra is designed to keep you cool. From the moisture wicking fabric, the floating underwire construction, and eyelet lined cups, it's all specifically made to keep air flow at max. Plus, it has adjustable shoulder straps, so you'll get no pulling or digging at the gym.


A Bra With Some Hot Pink Style

Champion Plus Size Shape U Sports Bra (38C-42DDD), $32, Amazon

Whenever I see hot pink, it cheers me up. It's not a color I wear all the time, but every once in a while, it just makes everything feel more fun. So, it's the perfect color for a sports bra. Even the most avid exerciser needs to add a little more fun to their routine every so often and this bra will do the trick. The racerback gives you comfortable straps that stay in place, while the front mesh panel will keep you cool and dry. The overall compression fit feels very supportive, so it's as practical as it is cute.


A Super Comfy Bra With A Mesh Back

Lucy Plus Size High Impact Workout Bra (1X-3X), $65, Amazon

Here's a bra that's just straight up comfortable. This sports bra has removable cups, so if you'd like extra coverage, you've got it. But if the padding is too much,you can take it out easily. The wide band adds support and won't dig into your ribs during your workout. Then, the mesh back keeps you cool and looks awesome.


A Convertible Bra For Any Workout

Leading Lady Plus Size Sports Bra With Crossover Straps (34C-46DD), $32, Amazon

This is a bra that's supportive for high impact workouts and comfortable enough that you'll probably want to wear it all the time. The leotard back has the hook and eye closure of a traditional bra and the straps can convert from straight to racerback whenever you like. The side seamed cups prevent any spillage and the smooth look will look great under any outfit.


The Bra With A Super Intricate Back

SYROKAN High Impact Support Wirefree Bra (XS-XXL), $22, Amazon

This bra is great from all sides, but looks especially amazing from the back. With two layers of fabric for added comfort and support and a bit of padding in the cups, the bra looks perfectly practical. Yet the back has a surprising criss cross design that looks great and makes the bra even more supportive. A great mix of practical and fashionable that will make you even more excited to work out.


A Patterned Bra For Every Size

Yvette High Impact Fitness Racerback Sports Bra (Small-XXXX-Large), $25, Amazon

If you're looking for a full coverage bra with a fun pattern, this is it. This bra has a longline look with a racerback that has extra coverage. The fabric wicks away sweat to keep you dry and unchafed. Now, finding a cute bra with a modern pattern is hard enough, but the fact that this great sports bra has an amazingly cool pattern is some kind of miracle. Best of all, this bra is good for all shapes and sizes.


The Zip Up Bra That's A Two-In-One

Marika Curves Sierra Sports Bra Plus Size (38D-42DD), $30, Amazon

At first glance, this looks like a pretty typical sports bra. But, this bra has hidden support that makes it great for any high impact activity. The first layer has strong, underwire cups and padded comfortable straps. Then, the zip up layer covers up the cups and adds even more control and coverage. The racerback ensures the straps stay where they should be and its mesh design keeps you extra cool during intense exercise.

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