SHOPPING for bras is a huge headache – and it only gets worse when you’re shopping for a sports bra.
A woman who has a cup size of 28 FF tested popular sports bras and found three that work wonders for those with large breasts and a small waist.
Jennifer Warnes usually reviews bras everyday on her TikTok account, but she recently shared three of her favorite sports options with her 117,000 followers.
Sports bras are great for high-impact activities and feature fun accents like a magnetic clasp and built-in bands.
First, Warnes tried a wire-free bra from Panache, which included a unique way to limit bounce.
She pointed to the secret weapon: a small hook on the back of the bra that, when attached, holds the bra straps together.
“Certainly the rebound is more controlled,” Warnes said. She posted a video of herself running in the Panache bra, then a bra from another brand.
The Panache-style rear hooks kept any wobble to a minimum, but Warnes said there was a downside after miles of racing.
“It hurts my neck a bit,” she admitted. Although the hooks reduced the impact, the bra put pressure on her neck and shoulders.
But with the straps in place as normal, Warnes was impressed with the comfort and support the bra provided.
“I think I just prefer to have the normal straps,” Warnes said. “Even though it gave me more support, it was still a bit painful.”
Warnes shared a clip of another Panache bra, in the same style, but with a magnetic shoulder closure instead of a hook.
She found the style worked best for her needs.
“The magnetic clasp on the back, I definitely preferred a regular hook,” Warnes said. “It was much more comfortable on my shoulders.”
Overall, she was impressed with the performance of the Panache bras.
“That sports bra really didn’t move at all,” Warnes explained, showing some snippets of the bra during her five-mile run.
“I didn’t have to readjust it, it stayed in place and did its job all the way.”
Panache bras come in 29 different colors, and you can choose the version that best suits your needs: a hook for less impact, or a magnet for less pressure.
Her third choice was a bra from MAAREE that features a weird but effective overband to hold the breasts in place.
“I’ve never seen a sports bra with this built in before,” Warnes said in a video where she tried on the bra.
The overband of the MAAREE bra extends over the top of the cups and prevents the breasts from overflowing. It is adjustable, so the bra can fit a range of larger cup sizes.
Warnes posted clips of the garment in action and called the high-impact bra “incredible.”
“There wasn’t much movement at all,” she said.
At one point, Warnes even caught herself on camera checking that the bra wasn’t bouncing. “Am I really not moving, is that what’s going on?” she wondered.
His only criticism of the bra was a minor – and common – aesthetic criticism: he gave it “uniboob”.
“I feel like my boobs were a little squished,” Warnes said, but “in terms of rebound control, I think it did an amazing job.”