I’m so sorry for the title but writing it any other way just didn’t cut it. I have bad boobs, no make that terrible boobs. After exclusively breastfeeding two babies for 6 months each my (originally) 34D boobs shrivelled up to nothing and just left two empty sock looking sacks that need some serious , tucking in, uplifting and moulding to make me feel confident about my shape and help me reconstruct the illusion of curves.
I spend most of my days in activewear. Regardless of when my workout was, you will find me in the shops, on the school run and at the dentist in my leggings, dri-fit vest and sneakers. So when it comes to sports bras I need something that doesn’t completely flatten me out, something that gives me good coverage and stability (I can’t handle the thought of nip slips at school or flaps of saggy skin poking out anywhere). I need the best boob pads that money can buy. A vital component to give me the shape and volume I want under my shirt or vest and I need the ever elusive uplift to get the “girls” back up in the general area they are meant to be, rather than where they currently reside when unsupported.
So if you too are on the post breastfeeding , “WTF happened to my boobs” struggle bus, take a seat relax and let me tell you about the best bras I have found so far, that rebuild the look of your bosom for sport. (As this is such an important topic for me I just wanted to make sure its clear that no part of this post is sponsored – these are all bras I’ve worn out, worked out, and genuinely make me feel great).
CLEO HARPER – Oxygenta bralette
Beautiful design and construction. Full support, even though its completely backless! It is sturdy, full coverage yet very feminie. Amazing built in cups, really create shape and hold you up where you want to be and the overall silhouette is completely stunning. This one makes me feel really confident.
NIKE – Pro Indy
I have two of these and really love them. out of all the good boob boosting sports bras, these do a phenomenal job while being daintier ( not so heavy duty) having spaghetti straps and showing a little bit more skin ( and a little bit more cleavage) it gives me a good up lift and a little bit of curve and although a lighter support bra, they do a good job keeping me up and in at the same time.
PUBLIC MYTH – Cross V Halter
If you don’t want padding but you want your boobs to look high and amazing from the front this is the bra for you. No underwire, no padding, just really clever design. Super soft material combined with a cleavage enhancing halter neck keeps the ladies lifted and well supported and doesn’t even give you neck ache when you workout. Comes in a huge rainbow of colours so there is something to suit everyone.
VICTORIA SECRET SPORT
Famous for their lingerie and asset enhancing bras, it’s only logical that their sports bras would be made with the same aesthetic. I currently own two VSX sports bras. One with underwire, one without but both with moulded cups. The non-underwired one is ridiculously comfortable and actually gives me the best shape under a t-shirt out of all the bras I’ve talked about here. The underwired (printed) bra offers unrivalled support and keeps me up high and in place just like the normal underwear would although a little more restrictive and so the compromise is inevitably the wear all day, comfort quality.
ADIDAS – supernova
My personal favourite for a sporty look. Its padded enough to give you a little ummph, its full coverage yet still looks like a bra rather than a top. The wide straps cross over at the neck into a keyhole design at the back, giving me what I like to call ‘sporty cleavage’ (aka just a hint of something good, yet burpee appropriate.) It also comes in a wide variety of prints and colours and I really hope to get a few more as they are high in quality and comfort too.