When you’ve got big boobs, working out in the summer can be a struggle. You’ll want to find a sports bra that provides maximum support while keeping sweat to a minimum. Shopping for the right style can also be difficult if you’re not sure which ones work best for your bust.
According to Jene Luciani, bestselling author of The Bra Book, it’s important to note that there are two styles of sports bras best suited for larger breasts: compression and encapsulation. These styles can often give your breasts the support they need. “Compression is the kind of style that you pull over your head,” Luciani tells HelloGiggles. “Compression bras squish breasts together to keep them in place.”
Encapsulation bras, on the other hand, encase each breast separately, much like a regular bra, she says. These often come in typical bra sizes and clasp in the back. Some also have an underwire. Although Luciani says the right style really depends on your preference, she generally recommends encapsulation for larger busts. However, no matter what bra you choose, she suggests doing a bounce test (by jumping up and down) before deciding to keep it.
To help you find the perfect sports bra this summer, we’ve rounded up 19 styles for bigger breasts.
1Yandy Multi-Strapped Sports Bra
This heavy-duty compression sports bra features soft cups and removable padding to make sure you get the support you deserve.
2Torrid Black Floral Sports Bra
This stretchable compression moisture-wick sports bra is perfect for ladies with bigger busts. It comes in a variety of sizes for a perfect fit.
32(X)IST Cutout Racerback Sports Bra
This adorably-printed compression bra delivers a double-lined front to make sure your breasts stay in place during cardio.
4C&C California Patterned Mesh Back Sports Bra
This stretchable compression bra moves with you while you work out, meaning you won’t have to deal with any embarrassing exposure while running.
5Motion by Coalition Karissa Motion Standout Sports Bra
Thanks to special moisture-wick technology, this compression bra will keep you cool and dry all summer long.
6PARFAIT Active Underwire Sports Bra
This ultra-supportive encapsulation bra offers underwire support for all those high-intensity workouts you’re trying to master.
7The Body Department Flexin Sports Bra
Pack this compression sports bra in your gym bag when you’re looking for comfort. It delivers a special StretchFlex fit to make sure your bust is properly supported.
8Celestial Bodiez Twilight Sports Bra
Delivering support and functionality, this compression sports bra has built-in cups to make sure you can move as much as possible.
9Adore Me Alia Plus, $69.95
This chic active set is perfect for fashionistas who want to bring style and support together.
10Wacoal Wire-Free Sports Bra
Bigger busts need to add this encapsulation sports bra to their wardrobe because it goes up to a G cup. It also offers wire-free support.
11Victoria Secret Pink Ultimate Gym Racerback Sports Bra
Larger busts will love this compression pull-on style, as it offers the support you’ll need for all sorts of summer activities.
12Lane Bryant Medium Impact Cooling No-Wire Sport Bra
This must-have encapsulation sports bra is quite the summertime essential. It provides built-in SPF 50 protection and goes up to an H cup.
13Yummie Full Coverage Cross-Back Wireless Bra
This compression scoop-neck bra comes with removable pads to ensure you get the best fit possible.
14Panache Sport Ultimate High Impact Underwire Sports Bra
Think of this encapsulation sports bra as an investment, especially since it supposedly reduces bounce by 83 percent.
15Sculptresse High Impact Underwire Sports Bra
This sports bra goes up to a size 46J.
16Xersion Floral Lattice Front Sports Bra Plus
This machine-washable compression bra offers wide straps to comfortably support any big bust.
17Brooks UpLift Crossback
Boasting perforated cups and power mesh straps, this compression sports bra is perfect for medium impact sports.
18MISSION Triangle Texture Temper Bra
If you are looking for a budget-friendly compression sports bra, this supportive delivers, and it’s comfortable.
19Lululemon Speed Up Bra High Support For C/D Cup
Great for runners, this high-performance compression sports bra features padded straps.