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Needing a super supportive sports bra

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#1 Marinated.

Posted 18 December 2019 - 01:48 PM

Recommendations for a super supportive sports bra please.

I'm after something that's supportive enough for running / high impact work and OK to wear while breastfeeding (e.g. I understand that underwire should be avoided while breastfeeding?).

Much appreciated.

#2 IamzFeralz

Posted 18 December 2019 - 02:31 PM

I love my Shock Absorber classic D bra. It has no underwire, is very breathable and is supportive.  It’s only for D cups and above however.

#3 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 18 December 2019 - 02:32 PM

Don't bother with the Target nursing sports bra, it's pretty useless.

#4 eponee

Posted 18 December 2019 - 02:34 PM

I wore an underwire bra when breastfeeding.  It was a normal bra that was able to be altered to enable breastfeeding.  I dont remember the brand but if you go to a shop specialising in bras, they should be able to help you

#5 Magnolia2

Posted 18 December 2019 - 05:28 PM

Depending on your cup size:

Hot Milk does a sports bra (called Activate, I think). Nursing clips, A-frame, flexiwire. I stopped bf-ing a year ago and still wear it as my most supportive bra! ( I have a large cup size though - not sure about the make for smaller cup sizes).

Another maternity lingerie brand solely devoted to sports bras is Cadenshae. I have the Ultimate bra and the Luxe version, which have no underwire but do have shaped, padded cups. Both supremely comfortable but not as supportive as the flexiwire one above. I suspect their cuts for smaller cup sizes (ie not in need of underwire) would be excellent.

#6 BeachesBaby

Posted 18 December 2019 - 05:51 PM

The most supportive sports bra on the market, intended for people with very large breasts is the Enell sports bra. I wear a 10F and I’m a size 0. There are about 10 hooks in the front, so it may be more nursing/pumping friendly than others since you wear it like a holster and unhook from the front. This is the racer back version which is a bit harder to find in specialty stores.


Edited by BeachesBaby, 18 December 2019 - 05:52 PM.

#7 vanilla_bear

Posted 18 December 2019 - 05:56 PM

I've been very happy with my wirefree high impact sports bra from Lorna Jane. Previously loyal to Berlei, I prefer the LJ as it is easier to get in and out of!

#8 Islander

Posted 18 December 2019 - 05:59 PM

My cadenshae high impact bra has been incredible for trail running. So supportive. Ran very slightly small for size.

#9 Froyohoho

Posted 18 December 2019 - 06:25 PM

I'm 10H and I swear by Freya. I'd check out their wirefree options.

Edited by Froyohoho, 18 December 2019 - 06:26 PM.

#10 Marinated.

Posted 19 December 2019 - 09:23 AM

Thanks everyone.

I'm a 10C / D, so it sounds like Cadenshae and Lorna Jane are my best bet.

Here's to regaining my fitness - !

#11 Phoebeandme

Posted 22 December 2019 - 11:27 PM

Cadenshae ultimate bra for sure :)

#12 Teah

Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:17 PM

Exoticaathletica !!! I've been meaning to try there stuff. Looks super supportive .

#13 eigne

Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:28 PM

I second shock absorber 👍🏻

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