Whether you’re Off to the gym, working on perfecting your warrior pose, or power walking around the block, we here at Dia & Co understand that you want a plus size sports bra that looks great, feels awesome, and offers the best support you can find. There are also days when you’d rather slip on a sports bra instead of a regular bra—we do that too. That’s one of the reasons why we here at Dia & Co take sports bras very seriously. Between our research, designers, and collaborators, we make sure that we offer the very best sports bras available in sizes that go up to 46L and 6XL. Let’s face it, sports bras for plus size women should be supportive, but they also should be stylish, comfortable, and come in fun designs.
Some exercise bras can be paired with jeans and a cropped jacket for a night out. That’s one of the great things about the best exercise bras—they go with everything and can go anywhere. We know you may have questions regarding sports bras, so we’ve created a primer to give you all the information to help you find the best plus size sports bra for you and your activities.
Dia & Co works with designers and collaborators who have experience in crafting sports bras that offer support and comfort. The best sports bras for big busts are designed with encapsulated cups that support and separate your breasts. The sports bra should have wide cushioned straps that will evenly distribute the weight, so you don’t feel discomfort or a digging sensation when working out or walking. When shopping for a plus size sports bra, do consider the type of exercise you will be engaging in, as exercise bras plus size come in low, medium, and high impact support.
Sports bras may come in regular bra sizes and may start with a 36F and go up to 44G or beyond. Other plus size sports bras may be sized Large to 6XL. To find your proper size, refer to our size chart. The basic rule of thumb is a 1X sports bra size is equal to a 38D-40C, a 2X fits a 40D – 42C, 3X will fit 42D – 44C.
When shopping for the best plus size sports bra for you, look for exercise bras that fit your activities. Low impact sports bras are designed for gentle activities like yoga, Pilates, or walking. Low impact sports bras can also be worn for lounging and running errands. A good example of a low impact sports bra is Beyond Yoga’s Dalary Plunging Sports Bra. Medium impact sports bras may have a slight bit of compression and can be worn for low and medium impact activities. What are medium impact sports? Golf, cycling, hiking, weight training, using the treadmill or elliptical. Girlfriend Collective makes a very stylish sports bra for medium impact activities. High impact sports include anything that has a lot of jumping around and would cause significant bounce. Some high impact sports bras may have compression built in to prevent that bounce, and they will have wider straps to offer more support and stability. If you’re into HIIT, kickboxing, running, or boot camp workouts,Third Love makes a great high-impact sports bra that offers support for any activity.
Want to round out your activewear look? Bike shorts are on-trend and are versatile, just like sports bras, in being appropriate for any occasion. And then check out our collection of women’s plus size workout tops to top off your sports bra with comfort and a pop of color (if you’re feeling fierce).
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