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The wrong bra can completely sideline a workout. Fabric friction and breasts moving in different directions is the last thing you want to think about when running 400-meter repeats. Plus, ouch! One in three women says her girls hurt during exercise, and the number goes up with bra size. Luckily we found the right sports bras—lots of them! We had dozens of testers run in dozens of designs to find the best, high-impact fit for every shape and size.
Here are our winning sports bras for DD through F-Cup runners. Larger cup sizes don’t have to mean wearing two bras. Shop for encapsulation, compression and wide, adjustable straps for a customizable fit.
New Balance Shockingly Unshocking
With breathable panels, front adjust straps—so you can customize the fit while you’re wearing it—and internal knit fabric cups, this bra has the smart engineering and luxurious finish needed to run long. “My entire breast was perfectly supported, even for pre-run agility work.”
Enell Sport High Impact
A fresh crew of testers chose this style as a winner for the second year in a row: “It held everything in place, without cutting off my circulation. Do they make satin exercise pants too?” The secret sauce is in the secure, front hook-and-eye closure that locks in your chest for a no-bounce fit. This bra has no adjustments, so be sure to measure and follow the company’s size guidelines.
Tailoring is queen in this badass zip-front bra, which empowers runners to adjust the strap length, modify the bottom band and switch from a straight-strap to racerback design. This feature “elevated the bra to the ‘very supportive’ list,” says one tester. The powerful mesh liner helps to hold you tight while wicking boob sweat.