The 5 Best High-Impact Sports Bras For Anyone In Need of Extra Support (Regular & Plus)

best high impact sports bras

Finding a sports bra can be tricky, especially when you’ve got a larger chest.

Unfortunately, you can’t just find a cute little bralette and throw it on — you need some heavy-duty support to keep those puppies wrapped up tight! Because there’s nothing that can ruin a perfectly good workout quite like your girls bouncing out of control.

So, we looked at *a ton* of sports bras from both name brands and lesser-known brands to find the best of the best.

What We Looked For

The two most important things we looked at were (1) size inclusivity and (2) what reviewers had to say. Were the majority of folks happy with their purchase? Was the bra supportive and comfortable? Was it supportive for people of all sizes or just for those on the smaller size?

With that in mind, we also considered secondary qualities like affordability, availability, and appearance.

The List

With no further ado, check out the best high-impact sports bras below.

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1. Best Overall: Fabletics No-Bounce High Impact Sports Bra

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credit: Fabletics

With over 2k glowing reviews and sizes that go up to 4X, this Fabletics sports bra does it all. Buyers say the bra is both super comfortable and supportive with one person saying they were “able to jog without worrying about coverage.”

The bra comes in 16 colors and patterns and the price is super reasonable, whether you’re a member or not. The best part? The website allows you to change the model so you can see how the bra looks on everyone from a size XS to a size 2X.

Available on Fabletics’s website

2. Best Size Inclusive: Glamorise No-Bounce Camisole Elite Sports Bra

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credit: Glamorise

With sizes going up to 50H, it doesn’t get much more size inclusive than this! Glamorise has a ton of highly-rated sports bras on its site but its “No Bounce” bra is the creme de la creme.

Buyers can’t say enough good things about the support with many calling it the best sports bra they ever bought. One reviewer said, ” I jog/run/HIIT etc. And this bra was fine on its own. No need to double up.”

Available on Glamorise’s website

3. Best For Back Pain: Forme Power Bra

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Anyone with a larger chest knows that it can cause some *serious* shoulder and back pain, making working out downright unappealing. That’s what makes the Forme Power Bra a game-changer.

The bra is designed to improve posture and body alignment as well as provide upper body support.

With a 4.8 rating, the bra is perfect for both a high-intensity workout and for lounging around every day. But most importantly, it has helped tons of people with their back pain. One reviewer wrote, “BACK PAIN GONE! Will be getting more. So comfortable and structured.”

The bra goes up to size 3XL and comes in 8 colors.

Available on Forme’s website

4. Best Underwire Sports Bra: Wacoal Simone Sport Underwire Bra

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credit: Wacoal

Sometimes you just need the support that only underwire can provide. Buyers are thrilled with both the level of support and comfort with one person writing, “This bra is the PERFECT sports bra! It is supportive and comfortable. It compliments me when I jog and leaves no bra marks on the skin.”

Reviewers say the bra runs true to size with options going up to size 42I.

Available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Wacoal’s Website

5. Best Affordable: Offline By Aerie Real Me Hold Up! Sports Bra

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credit: Aerie

With a 4.6 rating, users love the material, quality and fit of this Aerie sports bra. A shopper who bought bra in size XL said, “Always a pain shopping for them with 38DD boobs. Bought the XLDD and they’re perfect! No squishing my boobs into my throat or back!”

The sports bra comes in 10 different colors. The downside? Sizing only goes up to XXL.

Available at American Eagle

Honorable Mentions

We looked at a lot of sports bras in order to make this list and while not all of them made the cut, there were a few that received high enough reviews that we’d be remiss not to mention them.

Under Armour Continuum High Sports Bra 

Quick Facts: 4.6 stars, sizes XS-XXL, 7 colors

Reviewers say: “It’s hard to find sports bras that keeps the girls in place with a larger bust and this works perfectly!”

Available on Under Armour’s website

Victoria’s Secret Featherweight Max Sports Bra

Quick Facts: 4.5 stars, sizes 32B-40F, 7 colors

Reviewers say: “Finally! A sports bra that is easy to put on, light, comfortable, and won’t spill out of when I work out.”

Available on Victoria’s Secret website

Girlfriend Collective Simone High Support Bra

Quick Facts: 4.4 stars, sizes 2XS-6XL, 6 colors

Reviewers say: “This is definitely high support. It fits well, snug but not too tight, and looks good too.”

Available on Girlfriend Collective’s website


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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.