Sports bras for large breasts are definitely worth their weight in gold. (That's a lot of gold!)
Why? Because 'D' sized breasts can bounce an average of 6-8 inches when running! Ouch!
We spend about as much time going up as moving forward.
I have long given up on horse back riding, running stairs, and hop-scotching. There are many things that our smaller sized sisters take for granted. Being able to exercise without wearing three bras and duct tape for added measure is one of them.
Bouncing during exercise is not only embarrassing and annoying, but did
you know that excessive bouncing can cause lasting health effects?
Our breasts are held up by something called Cooper's Ligament. If this ligament gets stretched out it can cause your chest to sag. Bouncing can also lead to stretch marks and chaffing.
Aside from exercising, large breasts can cause health problems.
There are several companies that are finally making high impact bras for big busts that work excellent during exercise, but before I mention specific brands, lets take a minute and talk about what to look to look for.
Now that you have some knowledge about what makes a good sports bra, you should have no trouble finding one that will work for you. If you're looking for a couple ideas I will recommend two. (I recommend several more on my new sports bra page you can read about here.)
Also, I want to be honest with you. I'm affiliated with herroom.com. This doesn't affect my opinion of the bras I review. I just earn a few bucks when you order.
Of course this is the Oprah Sports Bra. She wears it, atleast she did at one point (so does Drew Berrymore). It's suppose to be unbeatable for big busted ladies doing high impact activities (i.e. hopscotch, jumprope, oh and running).
The Enell Bra will support you better than duct tape ever could, and is less painful to take off. It hooks in the front and has extra reinforced straps in the back.For reals, it looks like body armor. And comes in 7 different colors including the basic white, and black.
It has a whole row of clasps in the front
Did you know that this bra has been reviewed 800+ times on herroom.com!!?? And it has a 4.5 star rating.
So the model below is size 36DD, and this video shows her running in slow motion in both a front and side view. I'm sure she's not running sprints or anything out of control, just a jog, but either way this video gives you a pretty good idea of what you can expect when it comes to support and containment from the Enell.
You can see in the bounce test video that there really is almost zero movement with the shock absorber. It is so nice to wear a sports bra that reduces movement so much.
Another thing is the difference in the shape of the breasts when wearing the Enell and the Shock Absorber. The Enell almost compresses them all over like a minimizer and the Shock Absorber lifts and supports from the bottom. You will have two different silhouettes from these two bras. Keep that in mind.
Both work fabulously, just personal preference on what you like.
Interested in the Shock Absorber? Click here to see it at herroom.com
My sister got the shock absorber a couple months before I did.
She's a long distance runner, competing in cross country throughout high
school and college. I would classify her as having a 'baby big bust'
(size C) and she absolutely raves about the shock absorber sports bra.
Here's her review.
"Boy, am I won over! After having spent a third of my life in competitive running I was amazed that I was ever able to run at all without it. Any high school or collegiate runner out there with a big bust, this is the bra for you."
(she really, really, really loves this bra- trust me, I've heard about it over and over)
If you wear a C,D, and maybe a 'small' E then the Shock Absorber D+
is most likely the sports bra for you.
If you are bigger than an E, I personally would go with the The Enell.
Both bras are excellent choices for a large breasted woman.
Hope this will help put the spring back in your step and keep it out of your big bust.