Most women who regularly exercise will be able to attest that finding a comfortable, supportive and great looking sports bra is like finding a unicorn. And if you’re looking after the best sports bras for running, you’ll know how important high-support is. That’s why we tackled the job for you and went out on a search for the Best High-Support Sports Bras to Try in 2024.
Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Running Bra
It’s no wonder this sports bra made its way to the top of our list of best high-support sports bras. Comfortable yet highly supportive, we love how buttery soft the bra and straps feel against our skin, the large colour-way available as well as the wide range of cup sizes which make it very inclusive. This is Sweaty Betty’s brand new bra launched in April 2023 after over 2 years of development by an all female team.
We also love how easy it is to put on and take off by yourself which is quite rare with a sports bra (we’ve all had to do a sweaty wiggle out of sports bra before and that is a workout in itself).
We have put it to the test with some treadmill interval training as well as a variety of sports from reformer pilates to weight training and more. And it’s a 10/10!
Lululemon Energy Bra High-Support
Another brand which will rarely let you down is Lululemon. Their sportswear and activewear is on another level in terms of comfort and performance but also design. Their Energy Bra High-Support is no exception. Incredibly comfortable and supportive, it has adjustable crossback straps, built in cups and quick drying fabric which makes it a great option for those into running and/or with large breasts.
We love the range of colours and sizes with the only down side being the availability. Lots of sizes and colours are unfortunately often sold out but you can sign-up for back in stock notifications.
Oysho Firm-Support Sports Bra
If you’re not yet familiar with the Spanish brand Oysho, your life is about to change! The brand stocks some incredible sportswear designs alongside stunning swimwear, pyjamas, loungewear and lingerie. Their Firm-Support Sports bra is an all-time favourite due to its comfort, design and performance. With preformed cups, super soft and moisture absorbing fabric, the only bummer is the lack of sizing and colours available compared to Sweaty Betty or Lululemon.
Gymshark Cut Out Back High Support Sports Bra
Gym Shark needs no introduction and same thing goes for their sports bras. Their Cut Out Back High Support Sports Bra comes in three colours and sizes ranging from B cups to F cups. We put it to the test with some high-intensity circuit training and it was both highly comfortable and supportive.
We loved the dual sizing that the brand offers as well as the front adjustable straps for easy adjusting even mid-workout.
Under Armour Uplift High Sports Bra
Under Armour’s Uplift High Sports Bra offers the compression needed for high-impact exercise without limiting your movements or breathing. With strategically placed support and a 4-way stretch fabric which wicks sweat and dries within seconds, you can be sure this will help lift up the girls and support you to reach your goals.
We love the good size range from A to DD cup and the fact that the main body fabric contains 60% recycled polyester.
H&M DryMove High-Support Sports Bra
Last but certainly not least on our list is also the most affordable option. But don’t let that fool you, if you’re on a budget and need a good performing high-support sports bra, this is a fantastic option. With two colours available and sizes ranging from XXS to XXL, the patented DryMove fabric wicks away sweat in an instant and the adjustable straps make it easy to adjust for a perfect fit.
Best High-Supports Sports Bras for Large Breasts
Women with larger breasts often struggle in the lingerie and sportswear department. That’s because brands that cater for bigger cup sizes are quite few and far between. So if you’re looking for the best sports bras for G cups and above, we’ve got you covered.
Simply Be Glamorise Plus-Size MagicLift Seamless Sports Bra 1006
Be Glamorise offer a wide range of clothing, lingerie and sportswear for the more voluptuous ladies. Their Simply Be Glamorise Plus-Size MagicLift Seamless Sports Bra is the perfect example for this. Built with curves in mind, it hugs the body and offers incredible support to take some of the weight off your back during exercise.
Size range: B cups to H cups
Bravissimo Inspire High Impact Crop Sports Bra
Catering for cup sizes D and above, Bravissimo has lingerie, swimwear and sportswear. We love their huge choice of designs and sizing and their Inspire High Impact Crop Sports Bra is no exception. Beautifully designed and with an underwire for extra support, it stays surprisingly comfortable.
Size range: from D cups to L cups
M&S Goodmove Ultimate Support Serious Sports
M&S has a wide range of lingerie, swimwear and sportswear for larger cup sizes. With beautiful designs, great prices, easy store and at home deliveries as well as returns, M&S is a strong contender on our list of best high-support sports bras for large breasts. Their Ultimate Serious Sports Bra is developed in collaboration with scientists at the Asahi Research centre in Japan. With high coverage and thicker straps, it reduces bounce by 25%.
Size range: from F to H