Best Sports Bras for Petite Figures and Full Busts

Sports bras for petite figures and full busts
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Self magazine thinks a full bust means a C cup, maybe a D. Self Magazine left me sobbing in a Lululemon dressing room last night.

You see, when I saw a link to an article about the best sports bras for big busts I was stoked, it wasn’t until I looked closer at the article that I realized many of the bras didn’t go above a D cup.


1. Wacoal Sports Underwire Bra ‘855170’ (32C-42DDD)

WINNER! Wacoal Sport Underwire '855170'
Image Source: Wacoal America

I may start wearing this bra as an everyday bra. It keeps each boob individual, perky and almost completely still. 4 hook and loop closures keep it securely in place (although I nearly dislocated my shoulder trying to get them all hooked.) This bra is like strapping on soft stretchy super supportive body armor. Even better? The straps don’t adjust with traditional slides, rather they hook and slide into individual loops. It may sound confusing, but what it means is that when your girls are bouncing there’s absolutely NO chance of the straps loosening on you. Even better? It doesn’t look like a sports bra. I tried and purchased 32DDD.

Available now at Wacoal, $65

2. The Elomi Energise (32GG-46DD)

Best for Super Full Busts - Elomi Energise
Image Source: Elomi Lingerie

These came highly suggested for petite to full figures with full busts.

Available now on Amazon, $35

3. Under Armour Bra Protegee (32DD-40DD)

Most Likely to Malfunction - Under Armour Protegee Bra DD Cup
Image Source: Under Armour

This one’s weird. It had a zipper in the front. Just seems like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Not to mention the zipper showed through my shirt, that was a weird looking third nipple thing. Even if my proper size had been available I wouldn’t have purchased this bra, the zipper. Weird. I tried in 32DD and 34DD.

Available now on Amazon, $18

4. The Enell Sport (Size 00-8)

Heavy Duty Honorable Mention - Enell Sport
Image Source: Enell

This was another brand Self suggested but with 11 hook and eye closures in the front, your bra is going to be peeking out of nearly every top you wear. There’s a specialty bra store here in Indy that carries the Enell and I may go in and try it just to say I did. The sizing is a bit different than other brands and seems to fit a host of sizes between 32C-52DD.

Available now on Amazon, $64

5. Lululemon ta ta tamer ii (32C-38D)

Best for Smaller (Full) Busts - ta ta tamer - lululemon
Image Source: Lululemon

If I were a smaller cup size, I would have liked this bra. It held the ladies up and kept them perky. There was a little bit of a strange shape from the removable inserts (I assume to hide perky nips) and I’m not sure if it would be as noticeable if my double (triple!) bubbles weren’t bursting at the seams. Cute colors, too. I tried in a 32DD and 34DD.

Available now on Lululemon, $58

6. Moving Comfort Fiona (30B-44DD) and Maia (32C-44DD)

Reader's Choice - Moving Comfort
Image Source: Moving Comfort

After telling twitter my woes and admitting to tears in the Lululemon dressing room, they came through with thumbs up for the Moving Comfort Fiona and Maia.

Available now on Amazon, $29.95

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7. Athleta Va Va Sports Bra (32C-38DD)

Meh - Athleta Va Va Sports Bra
Image Source: Athleta

I love Athleta for just about everything but bras. If you’re a C or smaller? Give them a shot! But if you’re bigger I say keep looking. I tried in 32DD and 34DD.

Available now at Athleta, $54

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