Bra Review - Anita Active Extreme Control Sports Bra (5527)

The Anita Extreme Control Sports Bra is a great all-rounder, compression sports bra. Ideal for both high and low-intensity activities ranging from running or boxing to low impact yoga or Pilates. The lightweight, breathable fabric makes for an extremely comfortable bra that is easy to wear and is super supportive. The Anita Extreme Control Sports Bra is the perfect addition to any lingerie wardrobe for a great multi-purpose sports bra!

Size range

8-20 D-FF

Colours available

Ongoing in white and black with grey accent panels   

Best features

The best feature is the hydrophilic towel lining which is seam-free to minimise irritation and is moisture-wicking to keep you dry during your workout. Another feature that women love is the thick, cushioned straps which sit comfortably on the neck and shoulder and provide firm support. While being lightweight, this full-coverage sports bra still provides fantastic support. The breathable, wide back band sits comfortably along your back and the soft microfibre underbust band anchors to your ribcage nicely to eliminate any movement or chafing.

As the inner section is soft and seam-free, we also love this bra as a post-surgery option. The use of different fabrics regulates the moisture level and ensures that the skin remains dry when exercising to minimise chafing.

What women love...

  • Cushioned, wide straps to support the bust and sit comfortably on the shoulders without cutting in.
  • The cup is non-moulded and fits like a second skin on the body.
  • Full coverage to provide great support and compression to minimise bounce.

What some women may dislike...

  • Some women prefer a more structured, higher impact bra.
  • No racer-back function.
  • Prefer a wired sports bra that encapsulates each breast rather than compresses.

Other under-wired sports bras that we love are the Panache Sports Bra and the Ulla Kate Underwired Sports Bra. If you prefer a wire-free sports bra, we suggest the Freya Dynamic Soft Sports Bra or the Shock Absorber Active D+ Classic Support Bra! 

"This is my 3rd one, so supportive for golf & gym. Even for everyday wear. Won’t even look at any other brands.

Great product. - Roberta C, Brava customer."

Video Review

Our expert fitter Dominique reviews one of our in-store favourite sports bras, the Anita Extreme Control Sports BraAnita is a German, family-owned brand which has been working on the fit, quality, and comfort of products for over 130 years, and strives for perfection. 

Percentage of women this bra will work on 85%

Total score


The Anita Extreme Control Sports Bra has been one of our go-to sports bras for our expert fitters for years. The softness and comfort coupled with the amazing support makes this a winner for the D - FF cup sizes.

Unsure of your size? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Head to our Virtual Fitter for a one on one fitting experience online.