This High-Impact Sports Bra Makes My Runs Pain-Free—and It's Perfect for Larger Busts

Old Navy makes the best sports bra for large busts that I've tried, and I'm shopping it in every color.

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There are a few things I've come to expect on my runs, no matter the distance I go. First, since morning workouts are my favorite, I look forward to a nice chill in the air. Second, I prepare an absolute fire running playlist that'll pump me up for my workout. And last but certainly not least, I've come to expect chest pain—not because of a health issue, but rather thanks to unsupportive athletic bras.

Trust me, I've tested plenty of shapes and styles, and nearly all sports bras have let me down. But, I chalked this up to just another annoyance that came with being a woman with large breasts. I've shopped high-end picks, internet favorites, and friends' recommendations in hopes that I could find something to limit painful bouncing during high-impact workouts and runs. But it wasn't until I bought Old Navy's High Support Racerback Sports Bra (Buy It, $23, $33, that I actually felt a difference.

When I first tried on the Old Navy sports bra, I was super impressed with the quality of the fabric. It felt durable, comfortable, and *so* much more expensive than the crazy cheap price tag. Plus, it had the same tech features of pricier activewear, like sweat-wicking capabilities and flatlock seams to prevent chafing, at a budget-friendly price. (

Unlike other sports bras that dig into my skin, the straps of Old Navy's racerback were soft, while still remaining securely in place, and supported my chest without causing irritation. Within the first five minutes of running, I completely forgot about the pain I had gotten so accustomed to. Believe it or not, with this sports bra, there wasn't any. And, this bra continued to prove itself not only in my runs, but in my lifting, at-home yoga, and HIIT sessions. (I can even do jumping jacks and burpees without pain, yay!)

Another feature I like about the bra is that it doesn't come with overly shaped cups. I've found that most sports bras for larger busts come with built-in wiring that never actually fits properly; however, Old Navy's is more of a supportive outline rather than an uncomfortable cage. Also nice: It didn't pop the girls up into space as other sports bras do—another very crucial bonus.

The best news, though? The Old Navy's High Support Racerback Sports Bra is on sale for just $25—and the brand is offering an additional 10 percent off at checkout, so you can snag it for just $23. In fact, everything at Old Navy is $25 or less right now through May 10—and I'm stocking up. The racerback bra comes in five shades, as well as in cup sizes ranging from 32C to 40DD, and I'm looking at adding a few more colorways into my activewear rotation.

Since everything at Old Navy is currently marked down (and more people than ever are investing in athletic gear for at-home workouts and couch lounging now), you can bet that this sports bra will sell out quickly. So, if it piques your interest, add it to your cart ASAP!

High Support Racerback Sports Bra Heather Grey
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Buy It: High Support Racerback Sports Bra, $23, $33,

High Support Racerback Sports Bra Black Jack
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Buy It: High Support Racerback Sports Bra, $23, $33,

High Support Racerback Sports Bra Shell Pink
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Buy It: High Support Racerback Sports Bra, $23, $33,

High Support Racerback Sports Bra Dark Ivy
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Buy It: High Support Racerback Sports Bra, $23, $33,

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