It’s important to stay fit and healthy. But if your bust moves around when you’re exercising, you’re never going to be comfortable. Below you will find the best sports bra options to hold everything where it should be while you work out.

Cathy in a matching activewear set |

Cathy @themiddlepageblog above (read her style interview here) chooses a bra that matches her leggings.

Check out this blue printed racerback bra and leggings from Zella. Here is another set you may consider from the same brand.

Susan in pastel workout gear |

Susan @susanjakovina above chooses a palette of soft pastels for her sportswear.

Recreate her outfit with this similar longline sports bra (another option here) and leggings.

The best sports bra choices to keep everything in place |

Angela @angelamashelle above looks great in her matching green activewear set.

Check out these workout sets from Sidefeel and LINGD, and these sports bra and leggings options from Nike.

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Now, let’s take a look at some of the best reviewed and most recommended sports bras you could choose for your workouts.

I’d love to hear your own recommendations too. If you’ve found a comfortable, supportive, stylish sports bra, you can tell me in the comments at the bottom.

Amazon essentials

If you workout regularly and are looking for an affordable option, you could choose a pair of Amazon Essentials bras. Reviewers say they are comfortable, soft and fit well. Although some said these wouldn’t work for high intensity running, so they may be best for yoga or pilates.

Amazon Essentials Light-Support Seamless Bras |

Amazon Essentials Light-Support Seamless Sports Bras

Best sports bras for large breasts: Wacoal bra

Wacoal is often well-reviewed for women with larger busts. Many sports bras don’t have underwiring, but the Wacoal bra (below) does, which means it is extra supportive. It is available in a wide range of colors and sizes and it has incredibly positive reviews from women with larger chests.

Wacoal Underwire Bra |

Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra

natori supportive sports bra

With a hidden underwire and foam cups, the Natori bra (below) is ideal for yoga. You can wear as a traditional bra, or change the straps to a racerback.

Natori Yogi Convertible Bra |

Natori Yogi Convertible Sports Bra


If you exercise several times a week, then a pack of three bras will give you enough to wash and wear. The Heathyoga bras (below) are designed for high and medium impact exercise.

Heathyoga High Impact Bras |

Heathyoga High Impact Sports Bras

Best bra for high impact – Shefit bra

The high impact Ultimate sports bra® from Shefit is a popular choice for women who want to keep their bust in place while working out. Available in multiple colors, this bra gets a lot of raving reviews.

high impact Ultimate sports bra® from Shefit

high impact Ultimate sports bra® from Shefit

Running girl bra

The Running Girl bra (below) has crisscross straps to give freedom of movement, and has good reviews from wearers who say friends have mistaken it for higher end brands.

RUNNING Criss-Cross Back Padded Strappy Bra |

RUNNING GIRL Criss-Cross Back Padded Strappy Sports Bra

Hanes racerback bra

If you like a wire free bra, then the Hanes racerback bra could be a good choice. Reviewers say this is an ideal option for lower impact workouts, or for days when you are relaxing at home.

Hanes Seamless Racerback Bra |

Hanes Seamless Racerback Sports Bra

Evercute sports bra

The double crossover straps on the Evercute bra (below) make this a stylish option. You can opt for packs of two, three, four or five, and there’s a big choice of colors. Reviewers say these work well for large busts, with no spillage over the top.

Evercute Cross Back Low Impact Sport Bras |

Evercute Cross Back Low Impact Sport Bras

Padded strappy sports bra

Another option for you that comes in multipacks so you can be sure to always have a clean bra for your workout routine. The Mirity racerback sports bras have more than 50,000 largely very positive reviews from women who say they are comfortable for larger breasts and don’t give an unflattering “uniboob” effect like some other sports bras.

MIRITY Racerback Sports Bras |

MIRITY Racerback Sports Bras

WIRE-FREE sports bra

If you like a longer line sports bra that looks more like a crop top, the longline sports bra (below) is well reviewed by women who say it is a good dupe for a well-know brand.

THE GYM PEOPLE Wirefree Longline Sports Bra |

THE GYM PEOPLE Wirefree Longline Sports Bra

seamless sports bra

Simple, and seamless, the Champion sport bra (below) has wide straps and mesh to keep you comfortable and cool. Reviewers say it offers medium support although it doesn’t have any paddings.

Champion Freedom Seamless Racerback Sport Bra |

Champion Freedom Seamless Racerback Sport Bra

running bra

You can choose from a regular sports bra, or a longline tank top with built in bra with the crisscross bra (below). Reviewers say this is a supportive choice for larger breasts but also has additional padding if you feel your chest needs a little extra oomph.

RUNNING GIRL Crisscross Back Sports Bra |

RUNNING GIRL Crisscross Back Bra

high impact workout bra

If you’ll be doing high-impact exercise like running, trampolining, burpees or skipping, then you’ll need a high-impact bra. Women who have tried the Fittin bras (below) say they are comfortable choice for larger busts.

FITTIN Padded Seamless High Impact Racerback Sports Bras |

FITTIN Padded Seamless High Impact Racerback Bras

High impact gym bra

Another good high impact choice to try is the Mirity bra (below). These have more than 50,000 mainly positive reviews from women who say they keep everything in place while being comfortable and affordable.

MIRITY High Impact Gym Activewear Bras |

MIRITY High Impact Gym Activewear Bras

tank style bra

Simply styled, the Fruit of the Loom tank bras (below) have more than 70,000 mainly good ratings from women who say they are particularly good if you have any pain related condition like fibromyalgia.

Fruit of the Loom Built Up Tank Style Sports Bras |

Fruit of the Loom Built Up Tank Style Sports Bras

Cross back bra

Wirefree, the Akamc bras (below) have an elastic band for support instead. One reviewer who is 72 said she liked these so much she ordered another set.

AKAMC 3-Pack Cross Back Wire-free Sport Bra |

AKAMC 3-Pack Cross Back Wire-free Sport Bra

Curvy sports bra

Many of the bras above are very well reviewed by women who have larger busts, and the Champion sports bra (below) could be another option to consider as it is specifically designed with curves in mind. Reviewers say they like these as they have built-in padding that doesn’t bunch up.

Champion Curvy Sports Bra |

Champion Curvy Bra

Strappy sports bra

The Angool bras (below) have a stylish, sporty look and are designed for medium to light workouts.

ANGOOL Padded Strappy Sports Bras |

ANGOOL Padded Strappy Bras

Matching bra and leggings

If you would like a matching set, you could try the bra and leggings below. If you want some extra coverage but still want to show off your workout set, you could wear a semi-sheer tunic over the top.

Jetjoy workout set |

Jetjoy workout set

Don’t forget to tell me about your recommendations in the comments below.

Continue reading:

  1. The Best Workout Clothes For Women: How To Look Stylish While Getting Fit And Healthy In 2022
  2. Bras For Large Breasts: Bras Which Are Supportive AND Stylish
  3. Bras for a small bust sizes
  4. How To Wear Leggings Over 40 – A Complete Guide With The Best Leggings And Tops And Shoes To Wear With Them

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