Experts recommend the Champion Double Dry Seamless Full-Support Underwire Sports Bra as a great choice for C- and D-cup women. Those with large breasts don't necessarily need an underwire in their sports bras, but some like the extra support it provides. This encapsulation model includes interior cups and cushioned underwire; even C- and D-cup runners are impressed. Reviewers say the adjustable straps and back closure help them achieve a perfect fit, and testers think the Double Dry Seamless is stylish enough to wear without a t-shirt. The bra also gets excellent feedback for its moisture-wicking fabric, which keeps testers dry during hot weather and sweaty exercise sessions. However, women with a DD or larger cup size say the bra doesn't provide adequate support. If you prefer a sports bra without underwire, the Moving Comfort Fiona (*Est. $45) gets rave reviews from C- and D-cup testers.
Running Times and Runner's World magazines both have good coverage of the Champion Double Dry Seamless Full-Support Underwire Sports Bra based on feedback from wear-testers. Shape and Health magazines also evaluate sports bras, but their coverage is less detailed. Amazon.com is the best place for user reviews, but the bra only had about two dozen posts at the time of our visit.
Testers at Runner's World magazine are impressed with this Champion bra. High points include soft, chafe-free fabric and a triple-cushioned underwire.
Review: The Top Choices, Dimity McDowell, November 2010
2. Running Times
Running Times enlists the help of C- and D-cup runners to test eight sports bras and selects the Champion Double Dry Seamless Full-Support Underwire bra as the top pick. Testers like that the bra resembles a regular sports bra, and they rate it "outstanding" for its moisture-wicking properties.
Review: Best Performance in a Supporting Role, Candace Karu, November 2007
3. Shape magazine
Editors of Shape magazine pick the Champion Double Dry Seamless Full-Support Underwire Sports Bra as the best bet for women with C- and D-cup breast sizes who engage in high-impact exercise. Their D-cup testers are especially impressed with how the bra performs.
Review: The Best Sports Bras, Editors of Shape magazine, Not dated
4. Health Magazine
The Champion Double Dry Seamless Full-Support Underwire is a top pick at Health magazine for women with C and D cups. Testers report that it provides excellent support for low- and high-impact activities.
Review: Find the Right Sports Bra for You, Beth Dreher, March 5, 2008
Nearly 100 Amazon.com reviewers give the Champion Double Dry Seamless Full-Support Underwire bra an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Users praise the bra's material, which keeps moisture and sweat away from their skin, and most women with C and D cups find that the bra provides enough support. However, many DD-cup and up women say the bra's material is too stretchy and just not supportive enough.
Review: Champion Women's Double Dry Seamless Full Support Underwire Sports Bra, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of August 2012