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.
Girlfriend Collective Alpine Heather Cleo Halter Bra
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.
The best sports bras from Girlfriend Collective
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.