I used to hate girls who worked out in cropped shirts. I thought it was showy — a cry for attention. Then people started wearing those crop top/sports bra hybrids and I was just like, Come on, girl! Put on a shirt!
Secretly, I was just jealous. Well-endowed girls like me need to be strapped in when we work out. Ever notice how sports bras for big girls look more like life vests than lingerie? It’s because we need all the support we can get.
The truth is, I would love to work out in just a bra. Not wearing a shirt at the gym is awesome! You have more range of motion. You don’t have to worry about sweat stains. Plus, those crop top sports bras are super cute. Only thing is, do they make any that actually offer support? Do any of those crop top sports bras actually function as ... well, sports bras?
Turns out some do! Below is a list of tops that will get even the bigger-busted through most medium to high impact workouts. Can you run a marathon in any of these? Probably not. But will you look great and not have to worry about the girls staying in place? Absolutely. So, go forth, look cute and perspire.
Free People Crop Top
How amazing is this color? The support in this tank is only a built-in bra so while it’s probably not jump rope-friendly, it’s perfect for yoga, weight-training, and cute summer outfits.
Running Bare Valley of the Dolls Crop
When given the choice, always go plunging neckline over uni-boob tank. The removable padded cups offer extra support.
Heroine Sport Performance Bra
So soft! So cute! I am never taking this off! Double layered with a thick band, this crop offers medium support to any size.
Michi Elektra Bra
The fuller coverage here is a good option if you’re new to the “I’m basically just wearing a bra in public” trend. We also like that when they say “large,” they mean real large and not model large. For example, a 34D would wear a medium.
Alpine Granite Bra
The perfect top for being Instagram famous.
Joylab Mesh Bra
You work hard for those arms. Your workout gear should not cost you one and a leg.
Titika Active Swiss Sports Bra
Swap your leggings out for a cute skirt and you can instantly go from workout to post-workout drinks.
Nike Pantone Pro Structure Bra
A friendly reminder from Nike to have a little fun at the gym. This sports bra comes with removable cups for extra support.
Fabletics Monique Bra
We absolutely love this crop from Kate Hudson’s brand new collection. It’s ultra feminine and fully capable of carrying you through any medium to high-impact activity.
Vixen Fitted Crop Tank
Do you prefer to wear a real bra with high-impact, maximum support? Then this tank is for you. It looks cute even over your most full-coverage bra.
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