Best sport bras for women according to redditors

We found 713 Reddit comments discussing the best sport bras for women. We ranked the 466 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Women's Sports Bras:

u/BridgetteBane · 112 pointsr/xxfitness

I really like the Panache sports bra. It's like a tactical boob holster.

u/Gluestick05 · 65 pointsr/AskWomen

I just got an underwired sports bra in my real size and holy shit it's like angels are holding up my boobs. Even Mr. Gluestick was surprised by its power--"what are those things doing all the way up here?!" were his exact words.

u/imaginaryideals · 53 pointsr/ABraThatFits

You should check the sidebar and measure yourself with the ABTF calculator. I don't know what kind of measuring guide JCPenney's provides, but a lot of mainstream stores use the +4 method, which is more likely to give you an uncomfortable bra size.

I noticed in another comment of yours that you mention wires poking out of your bras from stress. When I had this happen with my old bras, it was before I started wearing my correct size. Since switching from 34C to 30E/F, I haven't had similar issues.

If you have a Nordstrom Rack nearby, I strongly recommend checking it. Nonstandard sizes can be found on their clearance racks, although like all clearance items, YMMV for finding what you want. But it's a good way to find cheap bras. If you don't have one nearby but are in the US, Amazon, Bare Necessities and Bravissimo are good places to look online. Bare Necessities currently has a sale going on.

As for sports bras that have bra sizes, I personally wear Panache's underwire sports bra, and I like it. However, from my normal 30E/F, I went up a band size to 32E. If I tried my regular size in their sports bra it would be uncomfortably tight.

u/localgyro · 52 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I'm a HUGE (no pun intended) fan of the Panache Sports Bra. I'm a 38FF and wear the non-wired version, and find it contains and supports the girls quite well!

u/Iophobic · 27 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've been there. I found that buying actual running shoes and workout clothes (rather than wearing old college tees and cotton leggings) was a great motivator. I told myself that I didn't buy these things just to have them go to waste (and a small part of me liked showing off my ~fabulous shoe and shirt combos~). As I started exercising more, my matching game became A++ and I invested in more expensive items (specifically, a good, supportive sports bra)

I would start off buying cheaper workout clothes rather than diving into "nicer" brands like Lululemon. Old Navy and Target (and apparently Forever21?) have great affordable options. I've also gotten great deals at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and outlet stores

u/CrackpotJackpot · 19 pointsr/bigboobproblems

If you want something super supportive that doesn't hide things and won't give you the squashed-down uniboob look, check out the Panache underwired sports bra -- but only once you've been properly fitted!

u/weesheep · 17 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Try panache underwire sports bra.
It comes in so many sizes and is great for high impact. I couldn’t recommend it more! I think they also make a non wired one if that’s what you are looking for, I’ve never tries that though.

u/ikoabd · 16 pointsr/xxfitness

This sports bra literally changed my life. I can run, jump rope, jumping jack without fearing giving myself a black eye. I echo the others, head over to /r/ABraThatFits and check your size, and then immediately get this bra.

u/imabratinfluence · 14 pointsr/bigboobproblems

If you don't want to squash them, avoid "compression bras" and look for "encapsulation bras." Encapsulation bras will have separate cups, like this Freya Active, Panache Sport, and Panache Sport Non-wired.

u/wicksa · 13 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Yasss! Get yourself this bra. It's in UK sizing though so make sure you aren't using US sizing. And it runs a little tight so you might have to sister size up for comfort. But it's true, it keeps those things in their place.

u/hatchetations · 12 pointsr/bigboobproblems

You might want to try the Panache sports bra if you haven’t already. Zero movement, very comfy, breathes well, no uniboob, looks good. Definitely use the r/abrathatfits measurement and sizing guide if you haven't worn Panache before. It’s not cheap and it’ll probably take a few tries to find the perfect size but it’s so worth it.

u/Jiggy90 · 12 pointsr/MtF

I recently purchased these off of Amazon. I got them more as protection, since my nipples really only show right now through very thin shirts, but they were getting sensitive enough that thicker shirts like the ones I wear at work would really zing when the shirt would move around too much.

However, I was recommended these because they're both comfy and hide developing breasts well, so they should be perfect for what you need.

u/intangiblemango · 9 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

36E is the same as 36DDD!

Are you wearing sports bras that are sized like S, M, L (like this: ) or that are sized according to your bra size? If it's the former, that's probably your issue.

I do a lot of HIIT which requires bouncing around a LOT and I really like Panache Sport: and Shock Absorber bras including the Ultimate Run bra: (Note: If you happen to buy the Ultimate Gym bra... it sizes really small, so adjust accordingly. The Ultimate Run bra sizes true to size).

At 36DDD, though, you can totally buy sports bras from Victoria's Secret that will be sized according to your actual bra size and they are much more widely available. Be sure to jump around a ton in the dressing room! I can't speak to them much because I am not in the size range that Victoria's Secret serves, but I am sure that they are totally adequate.

u/jujicakes · 9 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Panache Sports Bra it's a bit pricy but the bra has individual cups and underwires, and your boobs don't even jiggle in it.

u/tweebles · 8 pointsr/running

Finding the right sports bra can be tricky. My suggestions:

  • Have you tried any encapsulation bras? Personally, I prefer them because I find them to be more supportive. Instead of compression bras (which work by squishing everything down), they encapsulate each breast individually to keep them from moving. I like the Panache Sport a lot.

  • Sports bras that have regular bra sizes instead of bras that have the general S/M/L might work better for women who need a lot of support.

  • Have you been fitted recently? A good fit is really important when you are depending on the bra to provide strong support, especially when you're doing high-impact stuff. /r/abrathatfits has fitting information as well as a specific sports bra guide if you just want info on other brands.

u/lo_dolly_lolita · 8 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I love my Panache Sport! I wear it for everything like biking, hiking, ballet, traveling, and horseback riding. It would be quite difficult to stock enough sizes for a small business though.

u/prefinished · 8 pointsr/xxfitness

Panache has some cute colors and they're great bras. I have mine in Geo Print and my fellow pole girls kept complimenting me on it. Just mouse through the colors, there's more than generic solids in there. :)

I know you said 30C, but in this brand, as a 28H I wear a 30FF. Amazon has a great return system anyways!

u/LocalAmazonBot · 8 pointsr/xxfitness

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: this Panache sports bra

u/cakebyte · 7 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have the Panache Underwire Sports Bra and it's a feat of engineering. My large cup boobs don't bounce when I wear it running. I've also heard good things about Shock Absorber sports bras as well.

u/agentdanakscully · 7 pointsr/Reduction

Hey! I'm gonna paste the shopping list I used to buy things before my surgery and maybe it'll be helpful for you!

Extra strength Tylenol, frozen peas (for icing), gauze pads (I've gone through three packs of the largest band-aid brand gauze at Target), Hibiclens soap for my pre-op shower, three cases of water, throat drops, saltines, light soups, small bottles of gatorade so they're easier to lift, paper plates +disposable utensils so you don't have to do dishes, and cat food + cat litter (obviously this is specific to cat owners, but if you have a pet I suggest buying everything they need before so that you won't have to pick up anything for them at the store post-op)

Something else that might be helpful is a pack of cheap wash clothes to dry your chest after you shower since they're easier and quicker to wash than using a new full size towel every time. Paper towels are also helpful to dry your chest since they're disposable. I'm 11 days post-op, allowed to shower, and still have tape over my incisions, so I use a wash cloth to dry my chest and then blow dry my chest on low heat from a distance since I don't want the tape to retain moisture. Maternity pillows are great for sleeping- I borrowed one from a family member since I don't have any children and they're kinda pricey.

As far as post-op bras go, definitely call your surgeon's office and ask if they will provide a post-op surgical bra. My surgeon never mentioned it, but ended up providing one since I woke up in a size 38 band velcro surgical bra. I bought one Fruit of the Loom front closure bra in 38 since I knew I would be swollen. It didn't fit until 5 days post op. Here is the bra. I got it in black so that it wouldn't show any leakage, but the inside is white anyway so it didn't really matter.

Good luck with your surgery!!! :)

u/MissArtsyDee · 7 pointsr/progresspics this sports bra from panache was my saviour. So comfortable and comes in all sizes. Well worth the $70 cause it saved me from knocking myself out every time I jogged. Lol.

u/Kaelizilla · 6 pointsr/loseit

Enell makes, hands down, the best sports bra I've ever found for busty ladies, and I've tried many. It's not cute and it can be a bear to get on, but their high impact compression bra (amazon product link) is the only one that has ever worked for me. I never thought I could be a jogger because of my chest, but this one lets me! Well, it lets me try, anyway.

u/57001 · 6 pointsr/running

Champion and C9 are my favorite brand for sports bra. I have two of these in my rotation.

u/Libby_Fringe · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

I love this thing. It 1) fits like iron, 2) converts to a racer back, 3) Comes in all sorts of sizes for those of us with big boobs and a small band size.

u/kaloryth · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

I do wayyyyy shorter of runs, but I'm personally having success with and heard good things about Panache. Here's the one I use which is designed for us busty ladies. linky

u/AustinTheGrouch · 6 pointsr/ftm

Try Underworks. They have a something they market as both a sports bra and a binder if that helps your dysphoria any. They use a female model for the picture so your parents won't suspect anything and they sell them on amazon so they're easy to get. I know a lot of guys who use them. Just use the size chart on their website and not Amazon.

u/sassafrassfast · 5 pointsr/loseit

This bra is magical.

Panache Women's Underwired Sports Bra, Black,34 DD

u/kinasekinase · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

I'm 32DD and I adore this panache sports bra. Pricier than target, but makes workouts a ton better. Read the comments for sizing recommendatiosn!

u/amandatory_reading · 5 pointsr/bigboobproblems

Enell is my favorite for hi impact workouts, I refer to it as my boob harness 🤣 It's going to feel pretty snug on your ribs.

Is F equivalent to a DDD? If so, I use Victoria's Secret for medium-low impact workout. The way the band/cups are set up puts way less strain on my neck.

u/PMmeyourSLOTHS · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I am a 32F and I got a great Panache underwire sports bra via Amazon. Kind of looks like a tank top under your clothes but I don't move or spill out at all!

u/torturous_flame · 5 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I'm a 32F. I got this sick sports bra on amazon! Shits locked and loaded yo!

u/jojotoughasnails · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

Fruit of the Loom Women's SPAG Sports Bra, White/Heather Gray/Black, 36 (Pack of 6)

Im a fan of these. Not a ton of support if youre big or do high impact. But for lifting i find them super comfortable. They come in racerback too

u/Mrs_SippySip · 4 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I love and swear by this specific Enell bra: ... you may want to order a 1 and a 0 and see which one you like better.

It's a bit pricey, but definitely holds everything in place.

u/MadBodhi · 4 pointsr/FTMMen

Whats best for you will depend on your body shape and size. Gc2b is more comfortable with one compression panel in the front, This makes it more stretchy but may not be good if you have a lot to bind. Under works is a rougher and all of its is made of the compression material. Less comfortable but offers stronger compression. Buy them with a gift card.

You can get Underworks on Amazon. They have this which can easily pass as a bra. This is also more comfortable than the udnerworks binders. I found it to bind about as good as gc2b.

u/Mac-n-cheez · 3 pointsr/loseit

I have the Panache. I liked it MUCH better than the Enell which every says is the best for DD+ girls (but uni-boob situation and it is SO hot because it has a huge back strap). Honestly, I always get my sports bras a cup smaller because I hate bounce when I am working out. The cups on the Panache are pretty firm but especially if you are still losing I think that should work. The good sports bras for the DD+ are so darn expensive I'd err on the side of a little smaller.

However, I LOVE the Freya one even better: This has been my go-to as I've gotten even smaller because I can wear it to work since it looks like a normal bra when I am running tight on time to get my workout in. I think I only started using this when I got down to an F cup (D4) so I'm not sure I would have liked it as much when I was larger. I started wearing the Panache at a 40GG.

The Elomi one isn't bad either. I stalk sales of all three brands. Hope this helps!

u/vallary · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

It's a bit harder to get diagnose fit and for some people to get the best possible fit in a moulded bra, but if you're not at all open to wearing a non-moulded bra, that's totally your choice. Your measurements put you between band sizes as well as between cup sizes, so you're likely to wear a 32 band in some bras and a 34 in others (in addition to being between cup sizes).

I'm putting only amazon links in here for ease of shipping/returns. Everything I've linked is available on Prime, but it might default to another seller if the size you choose is out of stock or they have a lower price so just pay attention when you're adding stuff to your cart as other sellers will have their own return policies.

For absolute basic, 'everyday' bras, your best choice to start would probably be Freya Deco. This bra runs bigger in the band, so you'll probably do fine in a 32 band here.

Personally I prefer the fit of the Parfait Jeanie to the Deco, I find the cups/straps are a little closer together so it's much more comfortable for me. (Also it's $20 cheaper, though, I'd still pay the extra money for something that fit better).

Strapless bras are fairly difficult to come by in larger sizes, the Deco Strapless is what I would consider the most useful one, it also comes in a longline version which may be more supportive if you don't find this sufficient. It is tighter in the band than the regular Deco, so you may take a 34 in this.

Panache Sport is probably the most consistently recommended bra on this sub, it comes in underwired and non-wired versions. It's not moulded, the cups are seamed and made of flexible foam. The underwires in the wired version are padded, so it's pretty comfy. You'll probably take a larger band in this based on the fact that you're lifting and doing yoga, and not running.

However, since the Panache sport is an encapsulation bra, it's really not my first choice for yoga. I prefer this Shock Absorber which is a strong compression bra, to just flatten my boobs as much as possible to get them as much out of the way as they can get. This runs tight in the band, so I might suggest trying a 36 band. The sizing is kind of weird on this as well, the boob section never gets any wider, it just gets taller (I own this in a FF and H cup in the same band size), so if you try it and think it doesn't provide enough coverage and is showing too much very squished cleavage, just size up even if it's a cup size much larger than you would normally wear.

$250 is a bit of a tight budget for the number of bras you want, but really not impossible once you've narrowed down your size. Even based on Amazon-pricing, if you like the Parfait Jeanie, you can get 3 of those, the Deco Strapless, and a sports bra for $260.....but you can also get 3 Decos, the Deco Strapless, and a Panache Sport from here for £161 which converts to $213USD. You can also often find new with tags bras on ebay from UK sellers that are selling off previous seasons' printed or fashion colour bras.

u/sockbears · 3 pointsr/loseit

I would recommend trying out a wired sports bra if you can. Having a bra that encapsulates your breasts instead of compressing them really helps with comfort, support, and prevents uniboobing. I have this one by panache and I love it.

u/Miss-E-xo · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

These work really well


u/pollyatomic · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I recently picked up a couple of the Panache underwire sports bras that sound like they fit your criteria almost perfectly. I got them in 32DD, but they go up to at least DDD/E+. They have multicolored, but I grabbed a solid back and a solid white (on sale at my local running store!). They hook in back and also have a small hook on the straps to convert to racerback if you prefer it. They seem a bit more suited for FoT (which I'm not), but I've been quite happy with them regardless. I'm quite glad I found them!

u/iknitblankets · 3 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I would get fitted for your first one because the band runs small and you may need to go up a band size. Or you can try amazon wardrobe. But here’s a link to the one I purchased!

u/BriannaRG · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I used to get upper back pain in ill fitted, cross-back sports bras. I thought the cross-back would be good for larger sizes, but they really aren't. Also, if the size is not right for you, it means you are getting support from the straps instead of the band and you'll get that upper back ache you are talking about as the weight of your chest pulls on the straps. Once I found my proper size using the sidebar guide, the upper back aches generally stopped.

I tried the Panache Non Wired Sports Bra and its wireless sister and fell in love with the regular straps and great hold. No more achy back and shoulders after a workout! I didn't think I would like the wires, but they are so cushioned and encapsulated in the fabric that they only add support. The wired bra is best for intense workouts, but I do pretty well in the wireless, too.

The band is VERY snug in this model, so be sure to take your measurements using the sidebar and lean towards the upper end of your band measurement. I have a snug underbust of about 28 and a tight measurement of about 27.5, and the 30 band can even feel a little too tight for me.

u/earth_rises · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I've heard good things about this one, if you know your UK size (you'll need to measure yourself).

u/dehue · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Have you ever double checked your size at /r/abrathatfits? I am asking because most stores tend to fit everyone busty into DDD sizes which often results in bad bra fit that can be the main reason for painful and uncomfortable bras. I went from 32DDD to wearing 28GG bras from UK bra brands and have stopped having issues with shoulder steps digging in and band not providing enough support. Not to mention that the bras make my boobs look way nicer. Before, I would attempt to alter the band too but it never worked too well.

There are lots avaliable on the internet, in different pretty colors, styles and patterns from bust friendly UK bras. Sometimes it's harder to find plain ones. Most are fairly pricy, but I have found lots of $40 bras on sale in my size before. Nordstoms if you have one near also stocks lots of DD+ sizes in all kinds of styles, brands and colors!

For sports bras, I really recommend Panache sports bra. It's supportive, very comfortable and makes exercising not a terrible experience. There are lots of sales too so if you don't mind the more colorful styles, you can generally find a discounted style fairly easily.

u/babbitybumble · 3 pointsr/Reduction

Everyone says to get these Fruit of the Loom bras. I was a 30GG before surgery and I got two of these bras in a size 34. They were too small after surgery. It's been three months since my surgery and the bras are still too small. I would estimate my current size is a 32DD or 32E/34D depending on the bra (my band size is bigger now). So if you get bras like these, get them way bigger.

People also recommend other sports bras from Walmart. I found that with my small band size, these rode up and caused the front to dig into my sore incisions. But you might have better luck.

I bought this bra in a larger size, like a L A/B, because that was all they had available in the shop. They altered it - took a big tuck in the back of the band so it would fit. It's okay for sleeping in. If I were doing the whole thing over again I would have ordered that Amoena bra in a M C/D ahead of time.

u/mapspam867 · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I second the wired sports bra. I have the Frey’s wired sports bra - in 38 G and it’s amazing. It doesn’t look like a sports bra, so no uniboob. It’s super supportative - I can go running in it, (or running after my kids in grocery store) or wear it out for girls night and no one can tell. It would work great under scrubs tops. I got mine on amazon.

Edit - here’s the link (I hope it works) amazon link

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/PurplePillDebate

Aw, crap, I just checked and Gap apparently does not make my favorite type anymore. :-( I'm in the 34(large cup size) neighborhood, myself. I do have a running bra by a company named Moving Comfort that is pretty great. And for lower-impact stuff, I've actually had fantastic luck with the Champion line found at Target.

This has good reviews, although it is hand-wash only. And it comes in your size!

u/jennypop · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

try this one. trust.

u/nosudo4u · 3 pointsr/TryingForABaby

Oh noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! I forgot my underwear a few weeks ago so now I keep a spare pair my gym bag JIC.

PS - Say goodbye to uniboob! Check out Panache Sport. I've also heard great things about Wacoal and Chantelle's sports bras but so far my Panache sport's bras are my favs. I have two with wires and two without and they are seriously the best sports bras I've ever worn.

u/trillium_waste · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I'm 34H (US) and used to wear the Moving Comfort Juno Bra for the longest time. I recently got this Panache bra! and cannot STAND the Juno for the life of me. I ran a marathon in the Panache bra and had some pretty bad chafing, but I don't think it was from the way it fits.. some body glide would have helped for that long of a distance.

u/Redditogo · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I love Panache! I bought their regular sports bra and while I liked it for most workouts, on my long runs (10+ miles), the underwire would poke into me and rub me raw. I was disappointed, and continued to search for the perfect bra.

Eventually, I decided to try their non-wired sports bra and it's absolutely the best sports bra I've ever put on. No bounce, no chaffing, just awesomeness.

u/RowingPanda · 3 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I recently purchased a Panache sports bra and love it!

However, my breasts are full on bottom. But the shape of the bra seems like it would hold in the top fullness. Maybe someone else here will have experience with this one and full on top? Good luck!

u/theruthisloose · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I am a 30G (measured over at /r/ABraThatFits). I finally broke down and ordered the sports bra from Panache. Assuming you're all measured and properly fitted into the correct bra size, this thing is a miracle!

It doesn't use compression, but more of an encapsulation technique.. if that makes sense? It's the most amazing invention in the world of large-breasted athletes. If you can spare the cash, I would highly recommend it.

u/Raymondmyman · 3 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

If your problem was the same as me with finding a good and safe binder that didn't have only male models / overly masculine ones, then I found some binders on amazon that you can send to whomever that don't raise suspicion or get you clocked. One of the higher quality binders, most expensive option This one has been reported very safe for use by multiple trans people.Not a "binder" per se, but would work well if you have a smaller chest. Downside is advertised for women and I wouldn't recommend something like this if you're higher than a C. Theres other binders available on Amazon that aren't advertised as male specific. I don't want to send some other binders I found because a lot of people report them as being unsafe due to the clasps giving uneven pressure, you can find those on your own but do know they come at a risk of being dangerous.

Besides all this, whens your birthday? I was having the same exact predicament and my birthday is in exactly a week. We could be birthday binder buddies.

u/iswearitsreallyme · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Seconded! I recently bought this Panache sports bra and it makes a world of difference. I don't need to wear a second sports bra or a top with a built-in bra when I go running now!

u/finleysfins · 3 pointsr/FTMMen

Found a ‘sports bra’ kind of binder in an article about the best kinds of binders:

And here’s the article in which I found it, in case you want to read that person’s opinion/thoughts on it:

Hope that helps, and good luck :)

u/tossinthetrash22 · 2 pointsr/C25K

I hear you on the necessity to invest in a good running bra! A few years ago, I decided to get the one that Oprah always recommends and it is THE BEST. In case anyone is looking for suggestions:

u/legopuffer · 2 pointsr/bigboobproblems
u/erinunderscore · 2 pointsr/Reduction

I'm two weeks post-op.

People here all have fantastic suggestions so far!
I used:

  1. Fruit of the Loom bras from Wal-Mart, look like this. They were cheaper at the store vs. Amazon. I specifically like this bra because it's shaped like a tank top -- not a racerback, which means I can wear more clothes with it without straps showing.
  2. Curad Non-Stick pads that look like this. That's what my doctor shoved in my post-op bra, so I just got more of them. Now I don't need them anymore. I didn't even finish the one box of 12.
  3. Husband installed this bidet for me. The dignity of cleaning my own butt after such a challenging surgery was nice.
  4. Someone else said heating pad -- yep.
  5. Consider pre-making some food -- something really healthy and easy to eat. I made a diet soup that is meant for a cleanse because it had a ton of fiber (cabbage, lots of other veg) and was easy to heat a little at a time. I can provide the recipe link if you want it. I also took psyllium fiber tablets every day and drank dark coffee each morning, while drinking as much water as I could. And I lost some extra weight with the soup, too. For breakfast, I only ate oatmeal with cinnamon and bananas since that's so easy to digest. I had no problems, uh, getting the job done with all that fiber.
  6. We installed a handheld shower head. I had my husband around to help me bathe, and it made things easier for both of us. I sat in a shallow bath and he helped me clean with the shower head. In the shallow bath, I used some scented epsom salts to help me relax. The first couple of baths were uncomfortable and awkward and it helped.
  7. Tylenol. I weaned myself off the drugs after 3-4 days. In the morning, I took half the dose of Tylenol (which is every 3 hours vs. 6) to see how my pain was, then I'd either take another one on time, wait a while, or take half a pain pill. I did this until I was using only Tylenol and eventually nothing or only one dose a day of it.
u/captain_wombat · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

A properly fitting bra will support and separate your breasts without pressing them too tightly to your chest. It sounds like that's what you're looking for. What I would recommend is first to use the calculator and then post a measurement check with your measurements so the community here can help you find your ideal fit. I think it's likely that the bras you have been wearing are too large in the band and too small in the cup, which is just a recipe for discomfort.

Once you have found your ideal size, a bra with a nice snug band and soft underwires will be super comfortable. Personally my most comfortable bras are from Comexim, but there are other brands with pretty soft underwires too.

Another option is to go with an encapsulation-style sports bra. These bras are designed to completely surround your breasts and hold them snugly in place without compressing them. The gold standard for this type of bra is the Panache Sport. I get the "oozing" problem you describe with some compression-style sports bras, but the Panache keeps everything in place nicely.

u/skiizzle · 2 pointsr/bigboobproblems

I have this Freya sports bra, and I love it! I actually ran a half marathon in it. Highly suggest.

u/cairdes · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I found mine on, it is also on, and Nordstroms. Here is the Amazon link and here is the sports bra's page on the Panache website. It is a UK company so make sure you know your size in UK terms. If you scross down this page. You can see a chart comparing US to UK sizes.

u/trialblog · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Panache! It is ah-mazing. I do go down a band and a cup size in this one, normally wear a 30F, took a 28F in white. I don't know if that holds true across the board tho, it might just be because I have in-betweeny sized breasts.

u/Supermal · 2 pointsr/bigboobproblems

It's hard when I don't live somewhere where I can try sizes like that on. I'd prefer to just keep ordering sizes like the ones I can try on that fit reasonably.

Right now I'm looking at this one by Panache, but it's such a pain to order it and send it back if it doesn't fit. And a disappointment, like this Shock Absorber was.

u/rhythmicdancer · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I came across this Booband while shopping online for sports bras. Maybe this might help?

u/Pippyn · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

The Panache Wired Sports Bra has saved my running life! I bought mine on Amazon LINK
PRO TIP: This ran a cup size big for me. I'm a 32GG and the 32G is perfect for me.

edit: I'm just now realizing this isn't in K on Amazon. Sorry :(

u/DistractedMyth · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Don't laugh, but part of the reason I didn't want to give up Victoria's Secret is because of their sports bras. I know you're outside their matrix, but you may be able to sister size into a 34DDD - or a 32DDD, depending on measurements, etc - and it's definitely worth a try. All of my old sports bras from there have lasted forever. They worked really well for running, physical labor, and a Tough Mudder, considering I had to sister size up twice, 28E->30DD->32D.

My Panache Underwire is great with regular straps, but I wouldn't recommend racer back while upside down. There's one listed on Bratabase for only $20. I'd definitely recommend Shock Absorber, though.

u/brizzles · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Is that a thing??

I've gone through two reductions before I was 22 and I can't wear racerbacks either. People think I'm nuts but I think those things are the devil.

Anyway though, how active do you plan on being? I have a Natori Yogi, and I love it.

I run, take gym classes, hike, you name it with this baby. It's not advertised as high impact, but I have never been uncomfortable in it. It has underwires and straps like a normal bra.

I also just got a shock absorber.

To be honest I only bought this because I wanted a cuter one, but it is slightly racerback so I don't wear it for longer than a few hours. (Good for a trip to the gym, but I wouldn't wear this casually or when I hike long distances.)

If it helps I am a 32/E or 30/F, so we are similar in terms of volume.

u/nottellingit · 2 pointsr/fatlogic

I have two of these and they're literally the best things ever. Unfortunately I'm shrinking out and they're hella expensive.

u/normal3catsago · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I love the Glamorise Sports Bra.

I have two of them in 38DD and find them true to size despite the reviews. The band is tight for the first couple of wears but gets just perfect after that. There is very, very little give and no bounce.

Since she may lose weight, the adjustable portion of the double layers would be great. I haven't had to use it yet but am hoping I may as well as I've taken up run-walking.

Glamorise has a 40I, though not a J. When I first purchased Glamorise brands, I found that I had to originally try a few different sizes in this style, of which I own multiple (38 F was what the ABTF calculator originally put me at), and the 38DD has been great across Glamorise bras.

u/ShackledPhoenix · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

This is my favorite one for not being noticeable. It's very basic, I wear a T-shirt and dress shirt all the time and nobody notices a thing.

u/simplythere · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I can understand the desire to buy something for your SO, even if there's a likelihood that they may not like it. My husband isn't a fan of shopping so he won't even bother looking until his current clothes rip or become threadbare, so I've always just bought a bunch of options for him to try at home without the pressure and discomfort of a dressing room and returned things that he didn't like. I've returned entire orders of clothes to Nordstrom because he didn't like any of it. I think it's the sentiment of doing something considerate to make them feel comfortable vs. what you actually end up buying.

As for your question, I think the Panache underwired sports bra is pretty popular among very busty women. Compression-only bras may not provide enough support for women with a lot of volume. I'd also try one with molded cups and no underwire like the Moving Comfort one another girl suggested because depending on how her breasts are spaced, some underwires go up too high and can cause discomfort where the center gore will dig into the breast tissue.

u/idunnoshutup · 2 pointsr/curvygirls

I love this bra so much, you definitely have to size up though

u/_9a_ · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Don't know if you've seen/had any success with them, but several companies make front-close sports bras

u/LoxStock · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I had big boobs (34F) before (and after) pregnancy, and I found this to be the best sports bra. Although expensive, it WORKS! It straps those suckers down, and they ain't moving.

u/geekygirly · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

The Panache underwired sports bra:

I am a 30JJ and love Love LOVE this sports bra. The band is nice and firm, and the wires are very well padded and don't hurt or dig. I also love that it has a hook to convert the bra from normal to racerback straps (I find I need the extra holding power of converting to racerback after a while on a run!)

Have fun getting back into the gym! I'm just getting back into after the holidays too and it feels great to be sore (good sore!) after a workout!

u/DeciduousTree · 2 pointsr/thebachelor

Sure, it’s this one. I usually buy them when the less popular colors go on sale.

u/superasteraceae · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Panache Sport comes in an ever-changing array of colors and patterns. The "boob-armor" style might not suit you, but you'll probably find a color that does.

Other options:
Freya (both Panache and Freya have more styles than just the one underwire version))
Shock Absorber (also look for different styles from them, and check out UK retailers for even more options than are available in the US)

u/Into-the-stream · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You say the straps are digging in. That's the problem. The support should come from the band, not the straps. The straps should be just tight enough not to slip off your shoulders.

Get a bra that has a band tight enough that it can't ride up your torso in the back. If you measure around your torso just under your breast tissue, keep the tape parallel with the ground, and the tape should be very tight. Tha is your true band number. Don't add or subtract. If it measures 38", you need to find a bra that's 38" (most bra sellers suggest adding inches. This makes bras easier to manufacture, but it's wrong. Yes, you've been lied to about how to fit a bra by everyone your whole life.)

Now that you know your size, there are two types of sports bras, bending or encapsulating. Binding is basically a giant elastic band that squashes your boobs into place. Encapsulating creates little pockets for your breasts that hold them in place. Binding bras are more common, and a lot cheaper. Encapsulating are better, and more expendsive.

Panache makes encapsulating ones with wire and no wire. amazon

/r/abrathatfits is a great resource.

u/Red_Mare_ · 2 pointsr/Equestrian

I wear a Panache underwire sports bra. I'm a 30GG, so I need the support. And it does a pretty good job. I had to size down to a 30G in the sports bra because of shape issues, though.

Eta: I got mine from Amazon here

u/quaith · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Aww, your emoticon is so sad! The Panache Sport has kind of padded wires? In my experience, it's not great at separation and it's very full coverage, but looks like it gives a good shape/support in your size range. FYI, generally people report the band runs firm and the cup runs small, so you might want to try a 36H/38GG as well as your normal size.

u/evendree72 · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

When I had my reduction, I wore the front zipping sports bras from lane Bryant.. I don't see them on here but they zipped up the front.

Before surgery I always wore the enel sports bra, they were amazing.

u/ReadWriteRecycle · 2 pointsr/tifu

Agree with all the r/abrathatfits recommendations, but wanted to add a suggestion she try 2toms SportShield swiped along where the band will sit and under where the clasps will be if she’s going to be exercising in humid or rainy conditions or doing cardio for over an hour. Even the best fitting sports bra (my pick is Panache Underwire over Freya or Shock Absorber) still has the potential to chafe!

u/tiffwilliams15 · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I personally like the Panache Sport. I got it in my normal size (32FF) and it works great. First time I haven't had to wear two sports bras while jogging.

u/mysticalthrowawayacc · 2 pointsr/loseit

When I was that band and cup size (38G/GG) I wore an Enell sports bra size 3. (I now wear the same one as a 34/36 G/GG in a 2). It's super effing ugly, but ZERO BOUNCE and that's really what I'm looking for for running and stuff.

Here's the Amazon link-

u/true2u4 · 2 pointsr/Reduction

These have been the best I've had (I also had several surgical bras, and the Fruit of the Loom ones). Anything going over my head was almost impossible for a few weeks. These have been a hit on our board over at Real Self too. They come from overseas, but actually shipping time is WAY less than stated when you order. I've always gotten mine in less than a week. I'm 9 weeks post surgery, and I still wear these a lot.

u/IAmASquishyBunny · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Do you want a completely yellow sports bra? Panache has a great sports bra that comes in actual bra sizes, and the geo print has some yellow in it, but not an overwhelming amount. It's also just a fabulous sports bra in general, I highly recommend it.

The coral colorway (it's called Print Multi on amazon for whatever reason) has a nice bright but not neon yellow edging to it.

u/memmly · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

I have two of these bras and they're my favorite for running:

They have version without underwire too.

Edit: id like to clarify that i wear 28F and I'm very particular about having enough support while running. So this bra really does great

u/feckoffk · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Hey, we're the same size! Can I ask you about sports bras? I'm a very petite long-distance runner (5'1, 105 pounds) so I bought Enell bras and sewed the straps a lot higher, really tight. Now my boobs don't bounce, but my shoulders and back HURT.

u/lheurebleue · 1 pointr/braswap

Hey! Is the Panache Sport in the color that Amazon calls turquoise/lime?

Any chance you'd be interested in a beige 28DD Panache Porcelain?

u/atheologist · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Which style do you recommend? I used to have the Multi Sport Max Support bra (this one) and didn't love it, but they make so many others!

u/advwench · 1 pointr/datingoverthirty

With Panache's underwire sports bra, mostly. It goes up to J and it keeps movement to a minimum. I just had to downsize to a 36G from a 38H (please, please let me end up with a size sold in stores, oh boob gods) and although I also have this one from Glamorise and it also does a good job, I prefer the Panache.

u/Distnsun · 1 pointr/genderfluid

Underworks MagiCotton Sports and Binding Minimizer Bra Black 32-BCD

I use this one. Looks like a sports bra but is super compressy. A tip though: the first time I put it on I didn't realize I was supposed to push my breasts to the side. I pushed them forward like a regular bra & couldn't figure out why I had a giant uniboob.

u/turmoli · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Ah, this is more complex than I realized it would be!

I will purchase a 28FF this weekend and see how that fits and if I can get used to it.

I've seen a lot of people raving about the Panache sports bra. Do you have any experience with this brand, and if you do, do I keep the 28FF as well?

Thanks so much!
I'm already intimidated because I just looked up VS bras, and they don't even list band size 28. Or bigger cup sizes for smaller bands. This will need some shopping around, yeah shopping!

u/Reverserer · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

the tube gripper that goes around the top to hold the bitches down.

Like this

I know nothing of that particular one but that is the boob holder down thing that is supposed to work very well.

u/theChaparral · 1 pointr/running

I'm a dude, but for some reason this popped on my Amazon recommendations just now. Maybe this could work for you?

u/the-dizzy · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Um. So yeah, I goofed up a little. It's actually not a Freya, it's a Panache. This one:

Derp. Sorry. :P Back to square one, I guess.

Anyway, I do have pretty significant gapping at the top of the cups - maybe about an inch? Though maybe I should go down to a GG instead... a little gapping won't bother me too much.

Thanks for the input about the balcony/plunge bras. :D

u/fondalashay · 1 pointr/progresspics

Around 50$.. here they are on the US Amazon

u/aust1nthegr0uch · 1 pointr/ftm

Oh and underworks sells a binding "bra" with a female model if that helps with your parents.

u/basylica · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

Most bras use the UK sizing when you are in the post DD size. There are a few exceptions.

Bravissimo has huge selection, as well as figleaves and amazon carries a lot of them. If you want to try on IRL nordstrom will carry your size in most stores.

If memory serves (see i dont even remember because UK sizing is king) 32K = 32H which is one band and cupsize larger than me. You have a lot of options but for me i prefer panache (particularly cleo which is a sister brand) bras mainly because they cater to smaller bands and deep (vs wide) cups.

Next step is figuring out you breast shape and trying on bras. Fyi after 20yrs of cramming myself into too small bras my initial size worked until i had the mythical “tissue migration” and went up like an extra cup size so i would warn you about buying a ton of bras initially because boobs can sometimes inflate after years of being compressed ;)

I really like the panache cleo marcie, its been my goto for several years (and sizes) now. But i probably tried on tons of sizes and styles over the years. But if you are full on top its a great place to start and has come in a rainbow of colors over the years.

Amazon isnt a bad place to start ordering bras because of free ship and returns and there are lots of shapes and styles.

Try a few and post fit results here (you dont have to post pics, just this fit great in this way but didnt work because of this...)

Odds are good you will need a deep cup vs a shallow one because generally H cups are. So panache is a good place to start. Freya is another brand (i found the bands were not firm enough when i tried them, but this was years ago) bravissimo has their own line of bras, curvy kate makes bras in your size (ive never tried them as ive heard they run wide and shallower, but i cant say for sure)

You can literally search 32H bras on amazon and scroll through options.

Goddess comes in US sizing, and a couple other brands but UK tends to be the popular big boob bras. The brits definitely have us beat bigtime on better bras ;)

These can be pretty compressing so i preferred going up a size ie 32H when i wear a 30H in other bras, but id start with your size and go up if you need to. Just be aware of sister sizing. Ie 30H = 32GG = 28HH. Go up a band go down a cup, and down a band go up a cup.
So 32H = 34GG is one band bigger but same cup. Confusing but bras can be ;)

Id highly recommend using a unlined cup bra like marcie or jasmine to find correct fit. Lots of girls want/are used to foam cup bras but they dont mold to you like a “cut and sew” bra and make it hard to diagnose fitting issues. There are some foam cup and spacer options out there in your size but id start with the inlined for fitting purposes first.

Check out bravissimo’s site too and filter by your size. The options will for sure blow your mind ;)

u/Goddess_Keira · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

I will second the suggestion of Decent Exposures, but she may also like something like this--there are lots of variations of this type of bra on the market.

u/neptunesbrinypubes · 1 pointr/xxfitness

We have similar stats, so just chiming in with some anecdotal experience!

I hit puberty before many of the girls in my class and was known for having outrageously large boobs throughout middle and high school, so mine, too, have been the target of my frustrations for many years. After having children, they grew exponentially (nursing and weight gain), and haven't gone back to their previous size since. They're a nuisance and a pain, and I'd likely be really self-conscious of them if I were less comfortable with myself, because their mass means they hang low on my chest wall without a bra to lift them up. Personally, I've considered breast reduction, but not seriously, because, for better or worse, I experience a lot of anxiety with surgery and hospitals. In short, you're not alone in resenting something that other women get augmented to possess.

Here is a visual reference of the change in my own body since I lost 50 lbs. After my second kiddo, I was at my heaviest weight, 180 lbs (am 5'1"). I think I was a 36 J. After the weight loss, I was a 30 G. That's three band sizes and six cup sizes, and keep in mind that cup size also shrinks in proportion to band size.

I imagine your results will be largely influenced by genetics; but that being said, there's still hope. I think you absolutely need to get yourself a hardcore, proper sports bra after being properly fitted. I have a Panache, and I can do anything in it without pain. At my largest, I wore an Enell, and currently I wear a Panache and am size 32GG. I prefer the Panache over other styles and brands because it has a center spacer that separates the breasts. At my bust size, a traditional pull-on sports bra that creates the pressed-together-uniboob-look just means I'm in for lots of sweat and heat rash. Another well-regarded sports bra for busty ladies is the Freya, but I've found that the Freya brand, although superior quality, personally doesn't work for me because I'm a full-on-bottom breast shape and they're often too shallow for me. I've also had my Panache for three years and use it exclusively, and it looks and performs like new.

As an aside, I worry that your use of the word "disproportionate" to describe yourself indicates that you have some unhealthy feelings toward your body. Many of us have experienced body dysmorphia, but you need to understand that there's no such thing as a disproportionate body, unless you have Elephantiasis or a similar medical disease. I know you were probably just using it to describe how chesty you feel, but big busted or not, you're not unnaturally or wrongly shaped, and you need to know that. Keep eating well and moving your body, and hopefully your happiness in your own skin will follow!

u/bustybluestocking · 1 pointr/ABraThatFits

My experience with sports bras and gymnastics (which has it's own 360 concerns) has led me to search for the elusive racerback encapsulation DD+ bra. Racerbacks are only style I get support, good distribution of pressure and full range of motion in, while encapsulation personally feels much more comfortable then compression. Both the Panache Sport and Freya Active (which are very popular, so give them a try too) have j-hooks which are completely inadequate and a bit flimsy.

I've temporarily settled on the Bendon Extreme Sport. It's a cup size small for me (only goes up to a G, alas!), but the best fit I've found: great top and side support, convertible straps for a true racerback and really strange wires (they have a sort of swoosh shape when worn) that somehow work. Worth a spot on your list for sure.

u/thesame10things · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I recently had to buy a non-sport bra to wear with a dress and confirmed that you get what you pay for with bras. Wacoal and Glamorise are two of my recommendations for sport bras.

u/DensestPotato · 1 pointr/unpopularopinion

Way to necro, also there is! It's called a sports bra and there's also some support items like this one.

u/Josienx · 1 pointr/Reduction

I've only had surgery past friday, so my experience is very limited but absolutely DO get something that closes in the front. I've bought a medical compression bra as well, because of sudden changes in my operation date, and it has a way to open up the shoulders so you don't have to do a lot of weird arm work to get them on. The one I have linked is the one I have, and it has hooks first, so you can close those before you zip it up. My nurse in the hospital and my mom both found that VERY handy. Especially if all things are still a bit swollen and such.

Also got these linked from someone on here, and I've ordered similair as those, and they're so nice. Super colorful, and I need to wear one for 6 weeks straight, so the colors really are helpful to keep the cheering up :)

Good luck with your surgery! It may not be as bad as you think.

EDIT: Also get some shirts and hoodies and such that you can close in the front, because you will need it.

u/Dignified_Rebel · 1 pointr/ftm

Just got this one a few days ago, so far its pretty good, I have somewhat of a larger chest and it flattens me out pretty well. Comfort is good too.

u/2tinypoodles · 1 pointr/ftm

I have bought other binders, but I pretty much only wear these. They are incredibly comfortable and bind well. They don't get me completely flat (I'm about a C cup and a bit overweight,) but make my chest look acceptably masculine. Would definitely recommend.

u/greentravelgirl · 1 pointr/Reduction

Thank you :) Here ya go! bras

u/CB81 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

What type of bra are you wearing? Most sports bras are compression type, which rely on stretchy fabrics to squish you into your ribcage, and generally don't provide much support for bounce.

Try an encapsulation bra like the Panache Sport or Freya Active. Encapsulation bras are fitted to your ribcage measurement where the band rests, usually have wires to surround your whole breast, and provide higher rise for protection against upward movement. You might also like Enell, Shock Absorber, or Moving Comfort.

Panache and Freya use UK sizing, so head here to figure out what size to get:

u/kbug21 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

32F here (UK sizing) and Lululemon didn't cut it. It was painful to run. Now I wear Panache and it's awesome!

Edit: This bra is THE SHIT for busty ladies

u/Celidos · 0 pointsr/Feminism

Make sure you fit yourself properly first. Once you find your size, figure out your shape - different bra shapes will support different boob shapes, surprisingly. I've heard really good things about this bra though: