For some people, sports bras are considered "the easy way out." You wear them when you don't feel like putting on a real bra. Personally, I'm pickier about my breast support during a workout than any other time. I need to find the best front-closure sports bras for big boobs, because for me, puberty hit sometime around eight years old, and they're not getting any smaller. If I'm hopping around and sweating, I need a great bra that's going to to minimize bounce, give me a ton of support, and wick away sweat. Infinite bonus points if I can find one that closes in the front, too.
Bras that close in front are gaining tons of popularity with larger-chested people because they're insanely easy to take off and put on. They're also great for positioning your breasts for optimal support, because they pull your chest forward and together instead of backwards and apart. Among the rave reviews, you'll also find women who just underwent surgery or have limited mobility in their arms and shoulders — these bras make it infinitely easier to get dressed in the morning.
If you fit into the aforementioned three categories (big chested, looking for a great sports bra, and prefer a front-closure feature) you've come to the right place. These nine front-closure sports bras check all the above boxes and more.
1. This Sports Bra That Follows The Contours Of Your Body For Comfort And Support
The Marika Curves Adriana plus size sports bra follows the contours of the body with its four-way stretch and wide underband. However, it's also created for support because of its five-layer bust sling, as well as temperature control because of its mesh racerback design. The scoop neck and wide straps keep you lifted, cool, and comfortable — needless to say, reviewers have called this one an "exceptional sports bra."
2. Zero Bounce, Zero Chafing
One of the best front-close bras for super high impact exercises, the Enell sports bra has a ton of great features to keep your chest bounce-free no matter what. It has wide non-stretch straps, a super durable nylon construction, and a full coverage design to prevent any spilling. Reviewers also say that it won't chafe, slide, or stretch out after extended use.
3. This Push-Up Bra With A Locking Zipper And Velcro Adjustable Straps
Then there's the Newlashua push-up sports bra, which comes in five different colors and tons of different sizes. It has adjustable velcro straps and an anti-chafing lining around the top and bottom seams. The zipper also locks to avoid opening in the middle of your workout, and it has super sturdy (yet breathable) fabric that gives you a lifted, push-up look.
4. The Zipper Protects Your Shoulders And The Bra Protects The Zipper
This Columbia zip front bra has a lock down zipper and fabric tab protector to avoid chafing. It's made with high-support material to keep you lifted and comfortable while you're doing everything from cross-training to running. It's also got an awesome racerback design and mesh panels for breathability. "I got this because both of my old sports bras had really annoying straps and closures, and I was sick of dealing with them," says one reviewer. "This bra is so easy to put on and take off, it's fantastic! Quite soft fabric and had no bounciness on the treadmill."
5. This Supportive Post-Surgical Bra That's Infused With Vitamin E Micro Capsules
With wide back support, gentle but firm structure, flat seams, and removable shoulder straps, the YIANNA support sports bra is great for those with limited movement or post-surgical limitations. It's virtually seamless under clothing, has soft padding under the cups to protect any incisions, and it's actually infused with vitamin E micro capsules to nourish the skin, because why the hell not?
6. A Great Combination Of Support, Style, And Breathability
Victoria's Secret Incredible Front Close Sports Bra (Sizes 32A-38DD), $24-$70, Amazon
The Victoria's Secret Incredible Front Close Sports Bra is one of the best options if you're looking for a combination of support, style, and breathability. It has concealed underwire and cushioning to keep you lifted, wicking liner and mesh to keep you dry, and tons of different colors and designs, from polka dots to pixel geo. It's even got a super soft elastic bottom band for comfort, movement, and no chafing.
7. This Sports Bra That's Modeled After A Full-Coverage Underwire
Maidenform Sport Secure Zip Front Underwire Racerback (Sizes 34B-40D), $20-$44, Amazon
Modeled after their best-selling comfort devotion extra coverage bra, the Maidenform sport racerback has a few very unique features. Comfortable underwire and signature shaping support keeps you front and center, while motion control cup technology helps minimize bounce. There's even an added hook and eye closure behind the zipper for extra support, and mesh panels for ventilation.
8. Breathability And Tons Of Bounce Control
The two-ply cups in this Victoria's Masquerade sports bra are non-stretch and seamless on the inside for tons of bounce control. That being said, the removable pads and sweat-wicking liner are extra breathable to keep you super dry all throughout. It's also got a locking zipper, a racerback style to keep the straps where they should be, and comes in eight gorgeous colors.
9. Because "Pulling A Sweaty Sports Bra Over Your Head Can Be Difficult"
The Champion Zip Sports Bra has tons of awesome features, like adjustable racerback straps, moisture management technology with ventilating panels, and removable molded foam cups to keep you cool and comfortable all throughout your workout. It also comes in a whole bunch of bright, uplifting colors. "Absolutely perfect sports bra," says one reviewer. "I have been looking for a front zip for a long time (that does not cost an arm and leg) since pulling a sweaty sports bra over your head can be somewhat difficult, depending on the level of sweaty."
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