“What’s the best bra for big boobs?”
This is probably the question I get asked most frequently. Hands down.
I gotta say, this is a tough question to answer. Boobs vary so much body-to-body; even women who wear the “same size” fit into bras differently. And then you have to ask questions like: What kind of support are you looking for? What kind of workout are you planning to wear the bra for? How do you want to feel in your bra?
It’s tough out there, I hear you.
Ok, but, like, what do I know? I certainly don’t have big boobs. I live in the Free To Be Bra & the Free to Be Moved Bra and they both work just fine for me. I may not struggle on the daily to find a supportive yet cute sports bra but I encounter ladies every day who do and I hear A LOT of opinions.
So, here are my top 5 suggestions for you well-endowed ladies out there searching for a bra that works perfectly for your lifestyle and/or workouts:
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First off, this is an everyday bra, not a workout bra. So please don’t go for a run in it and expect it to do you any favors. As the name implies, it’ll feel like wearing nothing and isn’t intended to provide support during your workouts. That being said, my 32DD friend says it’s her very favorite bra for everyday casual wear.
Minimal seams, hardware and layers make for a naked-in-a-good-way sensation with even support and a natural shape. Over time, the sweat-wicking fabric molds to your body for a personalized fit. There’s a stitch-free hook-and-eye closure in the back that lies flat & the v-neck in front prevents it from playing hide-and-seek underneath your shirt.
Sizes ranges 34A to 36E.
If you’re a yogi or like barre/pilates classes, this is the bra for you. The strappy, open-back design provides an easy, distraction-free range of motion. It’s made with cool-to-the-touch Luxtreme, one of lulemon’s most moisture-wicking and fastest drying fabrics. Worried about headlights during class? There are removal cups for additional coverage!
Sizing notes: This bra runs 2-12 rather than in traditional bra sizes. It’s designed to provide light support for C/D cups. Numbered sizing corresponds to band sizes (4=32, 6=34, 8=36, etc).
There are currently two colors on markdown in the We Made Too Much section of the website.
3. Energy Bra
The Energy Bra was the first bra I bought at lululemon 7 years ago. I’m a CrossFitter and it gave me high-level support and really good coverage; over the years, I started wearing less supportive sports bras because I realized I don’t actually need that much support (and I like a little cleaveage, which wasn’t possible in the Energy). However, this is always the first bra I suggest to any woman looking for a bra to run in, CF in or who is just looking for something mid- to high-level support.
Same Luxtreme material as the Free To Be Serene above and same pockets for removable cups.
Sizing notes: This bra runs 2-12 rather than in traditional bra sizes. It’s designed to provide medium support for B/C cups, however I’ve had A/B/C/D/DD ladies wear this bra and love it, so it’s definitely worth a try. I call this the most universal bra at lululemon. As for determining which size to order, the numbered sizing corresponds to band sizes (4=32, 6=34, 8=36, etc.). Larger cup sizes may need to size up in the numbered size to balance coverage/support needs.
There are even a couple colors on markdown in the We Made Too Much section of the website.
As the name suggests, this bra is designed for run. Meaning it’ll work great for any high-impact activity that includes running or jumping (bootcamps, CrossFit, Orange Theory, HIIT classes of any kind).
If you’re an old-school lemon, you’ll remember the Ta Ta Tamer – the original best-of-the-best in the high support arena. Despite its popularity, the Ta Ta Tamer was replaced by newer technology with the release of the Enlite Bra. Drumrollllll …. after lots of guest feedback asking for the return of the Ta Ta Tamer, lululemon has listened and revamped that classic style to bring you the Run Times Bra.
Like the Ta Ta Tamer, you’ll get high support, separation and coverage. You can customize your fit with adjustable, crossable straps and a hook-and-eye closure underband. There’s perforated panelling throughout to allow airflow, a soft brushed underband to wick sweat and the straps are padded for comfort.
Sizes ranges 32B to 36E.
Shop the Run Times Bra. This bra just rolled out, so there are no colors on markdown. It’s full price or nothing on this one right now.
This is literally the Porsche of high support bras. And at $108, it better deliver, right?
With it’s release in 2017, this bra was a game-changer. The idea of high-support sports bras always went hand-in-hand with smooshing them down so they couldn’t move at all. After 2 years of high-tech research about how breast tissue moves when we move, along with considerations for what’s actually healthiest for breast tissue, the Enlite Bra was born.
It’s designed to encapsulate the breasts vs compressing them down. This allows for more comfort, movement management to soften bounce and a natural shape. The Ultralu fabric (designed by lululemon specifically for this bra) is lightweight and designed to mold to your body after three to five wears. You’ll see few seams and a flat hook-and-eye closure in the back to keep distractions at a minimum.
I’ve heard so many woman tell me this bra changed their life. They wear it for workouts and everyday life. No joke, no exaggeration. If you’re on the fence, it’s at least worth a try. And if you test it and hate it, nine times out of ten lululemon will take it back and replace it with a sports bra you will actually love.
Sizes ranges 34A to 36E.
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