(Closed) Sports bras – recommendations

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5177 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I am a 30DDD – 32Dirty Delete (depending on my weight training) and prefer the ShockAbsorber Run best of all. And I have tried a LOT of sports bras over the years including Lululemon Ta-Ta tamer, Enell, Moving Comfort, Under Armour’s Armour Bra, etc. They have all been relegated to low-impact, sleep bras, or “double up” bras.

The Run band is really snug (which is most important part) and the compression/separation balance is great. I put them through a lot of running and other intense stuff and they work well. They are the only ones I have not had to double up on.

I know some other larger breasted women like the Enell bra but to me it is way too hot and confining and not comfortable. I know a few larger breasted friends/runners also like Moving Comfort Juno but it did not work for me as well as the Run did since the run also has a bit more separation and I prefer the material. It may work for you though as a lot of people do really like it.

ETA: link to ShockAbsorber Run http://www.zappos.com/shock-absorber-run-sports-bra-b5044-white-silver?zlfid=111&recoName=zap_pdp_acc


Post # 4
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sports bra. I can even run in it, but I prefer to run in a sports bra with underwire. I like this one because it keeps the girls contained and provides good coverage. I hate feeling like my squished up boobs are flowing over the top of my sports bra.

I’m 38 D/DD, depending on the bra.

Post # 5
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not large (34C / 36B), but I really need support, and I run/jump/sprint hard. I swore by Lululemon;s Ta-ta Tamer bra for a long time for my plyometric training.

Recently replaced them wih Victoria Secret’s VSX “Incredible” bra, the Maximum support one and it;s equally as good.

Neither are particularly cheap though; but when it comes to bras; I feel you get what you pay for.

Post # 6
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Panache, Shock Absorber and Enell all make great (no bounce!) sports bras. I also have a Freya Active that I bought on Ebay that is great too

Post # 8
4932 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

lulu lemon ta ta tamer. No movement or bounce, saves the back. Yet not flat as a board. They can XX in the back. 

Post # 9
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have Ds and I loooooove the Nike drifit (sp?) bra. Nike categorizes them by activity so if you send someone to an outlet store, they could choose yoga, dancing, light jogging, running, etc.

Post # 10
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Fiona from Moving Comfort. Best ever, hope they never stop making them.

Post # 11
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you want a seriously supportive sports bra try the Enell sports bra, it’s not the prettiest but it’s friggin amazing!!


I have tried many “supportive” sports bras and often found I still needed to double bra or wear a super tight tank over top to feel properly supported. This bra locks the girls in, fully supports them and doesn’t give me a uni-boob!

ETA*** I’m a size 14/16 brand bra size 38 D/DD

Post # 12
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have enell. It does its job but sometimes i feel like it’s hard to breathe when i wear it. I will definitely be researching all of these suggestions!

Post # 13
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@farawayviolet:  I use moving comfort because they look attractive (not like any other supportive bras I have found), but can keep my DDs in place on my long runs. I run 40 miles per week and find them to be up to the task. After running I let them soak in the sink as I shower and line dry, so there is no need to do lots of laundry.

They are on sale here: http://www.6pm.com/moving-comfort-urban-x-over-c-d-cup-black-shimmer?zfcTest=mat%3A1

Post # 14
78 posts
Worker bee

I also use Shock Absorbers. I’m a 34F and they are awesome for high impact cardio.  I also have the ta ta tamer from Lululemon but its not really good for high impact cardio.

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