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If you’re a large-chested yogi, finding a well-fitted, supportive, and cute sports bra or yoga top can be difficult. Some well-known activewear brands only offer sizing up to large or extra large, leaving yogis outside that range on a quest to find their perfect fit elsewhere.
This goes beyond comfort (although that’s important, too!)—wearing an ill-fitting sports bra when practicing yoga or another form of exercise can cause discomfort and strain on the breast tissue and ligaments, and put added pressure on the back. Research has also shown that people have opted out of physical movement altogether due to not being able to find a well-fitting sports bra.
We believe that no one should have to skip their practice because of clothing. Luckily, many retailers are taking note and launching innovative (and supportive) solutions for large-chested bodies. With the help of our readers, we’ve rounded up some of the best tops and sports bras for larger chests, so you can feel secure and confident flowing through your next sequence or workout.
Not only is this retailer size-inclusive, it’s also committed to sustainable practices. This company makes its clothes out of recycled plastic water bottles (yes, really), rather than new plastics and upholds eco-friendly practices, including using 100 percent recyclable packaging.
Most of the retailer’s pieces go up to a size 6XL. If you’re looking for a sports bra made with a lightweight, cooling fabric that’s perfect for slower flows (and still supportive), check out the company’s bestselling Alpine Heather Cleo Halter Bra ($42, sizes available up to a 6XL). Looking for a little bit more support? Consider the Moss Mia High Neck Bra ($42, sizes available up to a 6XL). With a little bit more coverage, you (and your chest) will feel secure during your practice.
If you’re looking for a top to throw over your sports bra for class, Girlfriend Collective has some great options. For a slightly looser fit, check out the Dune Florence Tank ($28, sizes available up to a 6XL), which could be the perfect balance between a crop top and a longer tank. Interested in something a bit less cropped? Add the Dune Long Weekend Tank ($28, sizes available up to a 6XL) to your cart.
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Focused on promoting movement and activity for women and girls of all sizes, Athleta is a size-inclusive brand. Most of their sports bras and tops are available in up to a size 3X.
Andrea, a YJ reader, recommends Athleta’s Conscious Crop (prices range from $29.97– $64, sizes available up to a 3X) for a versatile sports bra that’s size-inclusive. “As a mom of three whose body has changed during and post pregnancies, [I] became very conscious of the changes and tend[ed] to hide them,” she says. “When I started my yoga journey, I was not comfortable, and hid underneath my clothes. As my practice progressed and again my body was changing, I was feeling good, but [I] also wanted to look good.” After trying different brands, Andrea says she settled on the Conscious Crop from Athleta for its coverage, comfortable feel, and stylish look.
Other great options from Athleta include the Ultimate Bra (prices range from $24.97–$49, sizes available up to a 3X) and the Advance Bra (prices range from $54.99-$69, sizes available up to a 44DDD).
Looking for a top to pair with your cute new sports bra? If you’re searching for a longer tank, consider the Vital Tank 2.0 (prices range from $13.97–$44, sizes available up to a 3X), which is semi-fitted with a higher neckline. If you’re gravitating toward something more cropped instead, check out the Shanti Rib Crop Tank 3.0 ($49, sizes available up to a 3X), which is made with a soft fabric—and is specifically designed for a yoga practice.
Committed to offering stylish workout clothes in inclusive sizes, most pieces from this brand are available up to a size 24. If you want to prioritize looking good over, well, everything else, this is the brand for you. They even offer a Hologram Bra, so you can go straight from your yoga class to the club (yes, really). Important note: Good American has its own sizes, so a Good American size 7/8 is equivalent to 4XL/5XL.
Hologram Bra not your style? Don’t worry–this company has tons of others sports bras to choose from. Try the Seamless Chunky Rib Bra ($45, sizes available up to a 7/8) in bright neon colors for a fun look—and a sports bra that’s comfortable and supportive. If you’re looking for a sports bra with even more support (for those power sequences), consider the Crossback Icon Bra ($59, sizes available up to an 8), which is also a bit longer.
This brand doesn’t offer as many tops as some other activewear lines, but the Slinky High Low Tank ($49, sizes available up to an 8) is a perfect option if you’re looking for an elevated basic black tank that can be worn anywhere.
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Founded by women fed up with the size discrimination rampant in clothing companies, this brand produces well-made, stylish clothing for women of all sizes. While they don’t carry sports bras (fingers crossed for the future!), their workout tops are perfect for yogis with a larger chest.
The Next-to-Naked Tank ($58, available up to a size 40) is a great option if you want to feel like you’re well, naked. This tight, body-hugging tank will allow you to flow through your practice—without any fabric getting in the way. Prefer a looser fit? Try the brand’s new Racer Back Tank ($48, available up to a size 40) for a breathable top that’s perfect for any yoga class.
Known for producing high-quality apparel for all of your physical activities, this company offers a range of sizes in their famous sports bras. Whether you’re looking for high support or a low-impact bra, Lululemon has you covered.
The In-Alignment Bra with Light Support ($68, available up to a G cup) is made for low-impact activities, like a restorative flow yoga class. With a quick-drying fabric, you can use this sports bra all week. (We promise we won’t tell anyone.) If you prefer a high-supporting sports bra, consider the company’s Run Times Bra with High Support ($68, available up to a G cup). While designed for runners, it also works great for a fast-paced flow.
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