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Article: Top 10 Best Sports Bras In Australia For 2024

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Top 10 Best Sports Bras In Australia For 2024

As ladies we know all too well that the first hurdle when it comes to maintaining a fitness regime is simply making sure you have the right sports bras to support your chest through a variety of exercises. At one point or another, chances are you’ve experienced the awkward T-rex run you have to do when you realise your breasts are moving around a bit too much during some cardio. And once we get in our heads about our chest bouncing, it gets harder to stay present or work on your technique when exercising. 

Whether you’re looking to engage in some high-intensity cardio, some hot yoga, or just some low-impact walking with a stroller in tow, investing in the best sports bras to suit your bust can actually help to keep you moving.

Top 10 Best Sports Bras For 2024

So today, we’ll be sharing our top 10 best sports bras in Australia, across all sizes and styles, alongside outlining all the design features that allow these top-tier sports bras to help you maintain your peak performance across a variety of exercises.

The best sports bras in Australia for 2024 are:

  1. Sculptresse Non-Padded - Best Sports Bra For Big Chest
  2. Shock Absorber D+ Classic Support Bra - Best High Impact Sports Bra
  3. Panache Ultra Perform Non-Padded Sports Bra - Best Sports Bra For Running
  4. Triumph Triaction Ultra W - Most Affordable Sports Bra
  5. Triumph Triaction Wellness Wire Free - Most Comfortable Sports Bra
  6. Triumph Triaction Ultra Wirefree Sports Bra - Best Crop Sports Bra
  7. Elomi Energise Four Section Cup Bra - Best Plus Size Sports Bra
  8. Triumph Triaction Control Lite Minimiser - Best Sports Bra for Small Chests
  9. Triumph Triaction Cardio Cloud P Ex - Best Sports Bra for Teens & Tweens
  10. Anita Extreme Control High-Impact Sports Bra - Best Overall Sports Bra

 

1. Sculptresse Non-Padded Sports Bra

Two women in sculptresse plus size sports bras

Best Sports Bra for Big Chests

Bra manufacturers prioritise two key factors when developing a great sports bra for gals with anything from G cups to J cups. These factors are control and comfort. Control is achieved by things like structured but non-padded cups paired with a high neckline and breathable fabrics – all working together to keep the bust covered but still airy during high-intensity workouts. And comfort is achieved by incorporating design features like comfortable foam shoulder straps to remove strain, and Fortitude© technology to cushion underwires. The Sculptresse Non-Padded Sports Bra happens to have all of these features, which is what’s made it our pick for the best sports bra for bigger busts. 

Designed to be lightweight and comfortable without sacrificing on performance, this non-padded sports bra is available in a wide range of band and cup sizes, catering from D cups all the way up to J cups. So it shouldn’t be too tricky to find a Sculptresse Non-Padded Sports Bra in your size! If you do need a hand with your sports bra fitting though, you can always come in-store for a professional fitting service, courtesy of our experts at Illusions Lingerie!

Colours: Liquid Waves, Black
Band sizes: 12 – 24
Cup sizes: D – J

 

2. Shock Absorber D+ Classic Support Bra

Two women in Shock Absorber bras

Best High Impact Sports Bra

High-impact physical activity requires breathable activewear. That’s exactly why boxing gloves are designed for airflow – to keep a fighter’s fists and fingers comfortable for hour-long sparring sessions. Why wouldn’t you want that same level of breathability for your bust?

Thankfully, the Shock Absorber D+ Classic Support Bra delivers on this front! Made with breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, padded straps and a wide and supportive underband, this sports bra is designed for high-impact activities like boxing, running, and circuit training. The full coverage cups and higher round neckline of this supportive sports bra also makes it suitable for a wide range of high-energy sports like tennis, basketball, and netball. 

You’ll also notice that the adjustable straps and underband of this bra are super soft on the skin, allowing you to wear your Shock Absorber D+ Classic Support Bra for hours of activity without experiencing irritation. 

Colours: Navy/Red, White, Black

Band sizes: 10 – 18

Cup sizes: D – H

  

3. Panache Ultra Perform Non-Padded Sports Bra

Two women wearing a bra for running

 

Best Sports Bra for Running

Following the popularity of Panache’s Non-Wired Sports Bra, the design team at Panache had gotten back to work to develop a non-padded alternative that specifically catered to women with bigger busts who wanted to engage in high-intensity exercise. They wanted the new design to basically boast all the best support features of their Non-Wired and underwire sports bra. These features include full coverage cups for bounce control, a padded underwire casing and soft, thick shoulder straps for comfort, and a longer underbust band and smooth back panels to ensure that their Panache Ultra Perform Non-Padded Sports Bra would also stay firmly in place during high-intensity physical activity.

Panache succeeded in their designs and this sports bra was born! An absolute must-have for anybody who runs or jogs daily, this non-padded sports bra provides exceptional chest support with minimal bouncing, protecting your breast ligaments during running and jogging.

Colours: Charcoal, Mono Print, Black

Band sizes: 8 – 18

Cup sizes: C – J 

 

4. Triumph Triaction Ultra W

Women wearing an affordable sports bra

Most Affordable Sports Bra

For those who want to get moving fast with a jack of all trades sports bra that does the job at a minimal cost, we have to recommend the Triumph Triaction Ultra W. This wired, non-padded sports bra boasts innovative double layer cups for added chest support as well as back panelling and padded adjustable straps that are comfortable on the shoulders. 

Simply put, the Triumph Triaction Ultra W provides most of the high-performance design features observed on the sports bras we’ve outlined thus far, but with a more traditional structure and only in neutral colourways. So you could wear your Triumph Triaction Ultra W to the office for all-day support, knowing that you’ve got the sports bra you need to keep you moving for your post-5pm weekday gym sesh. 

Colours: Fig Pink, Black, White

Band sizes: 10 – 20

Cup sizes: C – F

 

 

5. Triumph Triaction Wellness Wire Free

Two women in comfortable bras

Most Comfortable Sports Bra

A standout from Triumph’s Studio-Wellness series of sports bras, the Triumph Triaction Wellness Wire Free Bra is recognised by its mesh-lined cups, thick shoulder straps, traditional design, and its breathable bi-active stretch fabric and LYCRA® fibre construction. This is a wire-free sports bra without any bells or whistles – just a simple fit with natural bounce control and a highly comfortable fit.

Whilst the Triumph Triaction Wellness Wire Free is suitable for moderate intensity exercises like pilates, the absence of an underwire makes this sports bra a little less supportive for higher impact activities like running or team sports. But if you want a sports bra that will move with you through your yoga flow and feel comfy on your skin, you can’t go wrong with the Triaction Wellness Wire Free.

Colours: White, Black, Neutral Beige

Band sizes: 10 – 18

Cup sizes: C – E

 

6. Triumph Triaction Ultra Wirefree Sports Bra

Two women wearing a crop sports bra

Best Crop Sports Bra

If you were looking to invest in some Triumph bras for your health and wellness but are looking for E+ cups, then the Triumph Triaction Ultra Wirefree Sports Bra is likely to be the fit for you. Available up to F cups and with a 16 band size, this minimiser-style sports bra boasts double layer cups and back panels for additional support.

The Triaction Ultra Wirefree has also been designed for breathability and ease of movement, making this another great sports bra for yoga, pilates, and some other moderate intensity activities. If you’re looking for a sports bra that doubles up as a supportive crop that you can wear while lifting weights or using an elliptical or a stair climber, then you’ll find the Triumph Triaction Ultra Wirefree Sports Bra to offer just the right amount of support without compromising at all on comfort across its cups or straps.

Colours: Fig Pink

Band sizes: 10 – 16

Cup sizes: C – F

 

7. Elomi Energise Four Section Cup Bra

Full figure woman wearing a plus size sports bra

Best Plus Size Sports Bra

With its innovative four section cup design for superior bust and side support, the Elomi Energise Four Section Cup Bra is the ultimate sports bra for plus size busts and bodies. Although the Elomi Energise Four Section Cup Bra also doesn’t use traditional compression methods for providing support, its structured cupping that allows comfortable bust separation and shaping help to keep you moving without concerns of moisture buildup. The restricted stretch shoulder straps and foldover elastic located on the underband offer comfortable support without concerns of digging into the skin.

Like most Elomi bras, the secret to the Energise’s superior support is providing a wide range of sizing options that allows Elomi customers to find their perfect fit. This allows you to maintain a perfect balance of support between your bra straps and back band – and once you have this balance of support, there’s really no stopping you from moving freely and across a range of low to high intensity exercises.

Colours: Navy Geo, Vintage Denim, Dusky Leopard, Stormy Haze

Band sizes: 14 – 22

Cup sizes: D – J

 

8. Triumph Triaction Control Lite Minimiser

Woman with small bust wearing a sports bra

Best Sports Bra for Small Chests

Even smaller chests still need heavy-duty support for exercising and playing sports. Exercise-induced breast discomfort doesn’t discriminate, and even if you do have a smaller chest and typically don’t experience overt discomfort during high-intensity exercise, breast tenderness caused by hormonal fluctuations during your monthly cycle can result in surprise discomfort that can throw you off your game. 

Thankfully, the Triumph Triaction Control Lite Minimiser is here to provide maximum support paired with superior lightness and comfort. A minimiser-style sports bra with 3D padded straps and underwire support, the Triumph Triaction Control Lite Minimiser maintains a modest profile, keeping your bust protected and secure for effortless high-impact training. The full coverage cups and adjustable strapping for standard and racerback styles also makes the Triumph Triaction Control Lite Minimiser another sports bra that can double up as an active crop for easy gym wear.

Colours: White, Grey, Black

Band sizes: 12 – 18

Cup sizes: C – G

 

9. Triumph Triaction Cardio Cloud P Ex

Young woman wearing a sports bra

Best Sports Bra for Teens & Tweens

At Illusions Lingerie, we pride ourselves on maintaining a wide range of bras for women of all ages. Our collection of first bras for teens and tweens includes a selection of basics, like T-shirt bras that can be worn comfortably under school uniforms, and of course, sports bras that ensure young women feel confident engaging in team sports or even just training for themselves.

So with our expansive range of sports bras for teens, what makes the Triumph Triaction Cardio Cloud P Ex our favourite? A few things: its cloud spacer cups for structure and breathability, quick-drying fabric construction, and seam-free design. With its simple yet flattering mesh-style design and matching wide shoulder straps with full adjustability (to allow for standard and racerback fits), the Triumph Triaction Cardio Cloud P Ex is a great first sports bra that provides a great base level of comfort and support and sets a standard for younger bra wearers. 

Colours: Black, Platinum, Peach

Band sizes: 10 – 22

Cup sizes: C – E

 

10. Anita Extreme Control High-Impact Sports Bra

Woman wearing the best overall sports bra

Best Overall Sports Bra

No surprises here that the Anita Extreme Control High-Impact Sports Bra takes the cake as our best overall sports bra of 2024! A favourite with our customers here at Illusions Lingerie, this high-impact sports bra boasts three-section outer cupping with sculpted side support as well as seamless microfibre towelling inner cups for moisture-wicking and zero chafing. All of this breathability in the front is also coupled by the Extreme Control’s fully mesh back and soft microfibre underband. 

The full effect of this airy design and fabric construction is a sports bra that provides superior moisture control without sacrificing on support. In short, this is perhaps the most breathable sports bra in our selection, making the Anita Extreme Control High-Impact Sports Bra a must-have for any gym junkies who do fast-paced treadmill workouts and other high-intensity or high-impact activities.

Colours: Black, Nude, Heather Grey, Black/Gold

Band sizes: 8 – 24

Cup sizes: C – FF

 

Final Thoughts

Finding the right fit when it comes to sports bras can be tricky – especially if you’re expecting changes to the size and shape of your breasts or are even expecting to build more muscle once you’re deep into your training. Thankfully, an in-store bra fitting can actually help you prepare for these eventualities, as our expert bra fitters at Illusions Lingerie can work with you to find the best sports bras that grow and change with you.

So if you’re looking for a particular style, size, or support features and have found a few frontrunners on this list, come in-store to see how they fit. We know bra sizing can be tricky and if you want any bra to fit you like a glove it’s your sports bras!

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TRACEY
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Famously known throughout Moonee Ponds and Greater Melbourne as the "Bra Fairy", Tracey has been helping women feel comfortable and confident through stress-free bra fittings for over 38 years.

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