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Top 10 Sports Bras for D+ Runners

Whether you just run for fun on the weekends or are a seasoned race campaigner, a great sports bra can be your best run buddy. Almost no activity gets the girls moving like running and keeping them under control during your run can be challenging to say the least.

A quick search of the internet brings up a myriad or articles offering the best sports bras for A-D cup runners. But what if you have a bit more up top? Why, oh why are us bigger busted ladies always ignored!

Fear not as I am here to help you. This article focuses exclusively on the best running sports bras for D+ cups and up. So, read on to discover the best running bra for you.

Things I Have Considered

So, what are the things I have considered when compiling this list. Firstly, I have ignored all sports crops. They do not offer the support you need when running. It is structured bras all the way for me.

Secondly, support. This is the whole point of this exercise isn’t it, to support the girls? A good running sports bra should keep the girls in check stride after stride. Think about how many strides you do during your run, thousands! That is a whole lot of bounce that needs a whole lot of bounce control.

Thirdly, comfort. There is no point wearing the highest support sports bra on the market if it isn’t comfortable. The best bra is one that is supportive and comfortable. We are looking for sports bras that do not chafe, are lightweight and cooling and stay in place throughout your run.

One thing I have not considered is style and features. Everyone is different and we all have our own personal preferences, wirefree, racerback, padded, underwired, etc. All I have done is offer up my expert opinion on the very best running sports bras available today.

My Top 10

1. Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra

The name says it all. How could a sports bra named the ‘Ultimate Run’ not top the list? All jokes aside this bra is the bomb. It is specifically designed for runners with independent tests showing it reduces breast movement by up to 78%. And in my experience wearing this bra it will keep your girls under control whilst offering the very best in friction free comfort. A big thumbs up from me.

Suitable for D-G cups.

Shock Absorber Ultimate Run Bra

2. Anita Active DynamiXstar Racerback Sports Bra

Coming in at number two is this awesome offering from Anita. It is designed for comfort and offers exceptional support. The thing I like about this bra is it is so lightweight. Running in Australia can be a hot prospect so any bra that helps keep you cool is a bonus. And this bra does just that. The front adjustment is a bonus. It is great for ratcheting up the support when you need it. I wear it (I’m a DD) and I love it!

Suitable for D-F cups.

Anita Active DynamiXstar Racerback Sports Bra

3. Freya Active Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra

Number three is the first underwired sports bra on my list. It offers high support and full coverage. Perfect for keeping the girls in check when out on the trails. It doesn’t skimp on comfort either. It has a wide underband and padded straps to reduce rubbing and shoulder soreness. All in all, a great running sports bra for all the way up to a H cup!

Suitable for D-H cups.

Freya Active Epic Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra

4. Glamorise Sport High Impact Underwire Sport Bra

Sitting just outside the top three is this offering from Glamorise. Glamorise specialise in sports bras for larger ladies and this style offers great support and comfort for D-G cups when hitting the pavement. I particularly like the Wonderwire technology. This offer you the best of both worlds, the benefits of underwire with the softness of wirefree. Well done Glamorise!

Suitable for D-G cups.

Glamorise Sport High Impact Underwire Sport Bra

5. Berlei Shift Underwire Bra

I have to say Berlei do make great sports bras. But for running I often find the support level is not quite there. This Berlei bra breaks the mould. It ups the support level whilst maintaining comfort. The shaped underband and wide straps help keep everything in place. Even during the longest of runs. Well done Berlei.

Suitable for D-F cups.

Berlei Shift Underwire Bra

6. Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra

If you are a fan of underwire and have a lot more up top, then it is hard to go past this sports bra from Elomi. It caters up to a K cup without compromising on support and comfort. Each breast is supported individually giving great shape and separation. Women of all sizes are entitled to great support when running and this bra offers it!

Suitable for D-F cups.

Elomi Energise Underwired Sports Bra

7. Triumph Triaction Control Lite Minimiser Sports Bra

This sports bra is perfect for those that may be self-conscious about their breasts when running. It really is a good running bra. I am a DD cup and it felt great on. Triumph advertise it with a lot of jargon like ‘3D Powertech Technology’. I am not sure what it all means. All I know is whatever it is it works. All in all, a great running bra from Triumph.

Suitable for D-G cups.

Triumph Triaction Control Lite Minimiser Sports Bra

8. Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Support Bra

Rounding out my top 10 are three wirefree styles that offer great support and comfort. The first is this offering from Shock Absorber. Whilst not as good as the Ultimate Run it is however a great running bra. Shock really do know how to make great bras. As the name suggests the Active Multi is designed for all round use but I found it particularly good for running. Keeps everything in check without compromising comfort.

Suitable for D-HH cups.

Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Support Bra

9. Anita Active Momentum Wirefree Sports Bra

My penultimate running bra is another offering from Anita. They are the queens of comfort and this bra is no exception. It is beautifully comfortable and lightweight without compromising on support. Anita’s use of hi-tech design and materials ensure this bra will support you through any run.

Suitable for D-FF cups.

Anita Active Momentum Wirefree Sports Bra

10. Glamorise Sport Adjustable Wirefree Sport Bra

Rounding out my top ten is this bra from Glamorise Sport. Although I place it at number ten, I do like this sports bra. It is a go to in my underwear drawer. I especially like the way you can adjust the support on the go with an easy to use outer bust panel. It feels great against your skin and the wide shoulder straps help stop shoulder soreness.

Suitable for D-H cups.

Glamorise Sport Adjustable Wirefree Sport Bra

So, there you have it, my top 10 done and dusted. As mentioned at the start when it comes to running sports bras it’s all about support and comfort and every bra on my list offers both.

It is simply a matter of doing your research and seeing what style is best for you. If none of the above take your fancy, you will find many more running sports bras on my Sports Bras Direct site. We are the sports bra experts and know a thing or two about sports bras!

Yours in support

Amy x

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