Today’s post in the Fit and Active September series is about finding workout clothes for big busts, shoulders and hips – focusing on tanks, tops and t’s.
Since I live in a warm climate, I can wear tank tops across seasons. A huge benefit of tank tops is that I only have to worry about fitting my big bust and hips, because a tank will fit shoulders of varying widths. However, tanks aren’t without challenges because of the “waist-roll” (when the the hip area of a tank isn’t contoured to fit over your hips, and every movement turns the tank into a rolling band of elastic that comes to rest somewhere around your waist or under your bra band).
Short and long sleeved tops can be problematic because in addition to fitting a big bust and wide hips, the additional wide shoulder challenge is added. While athletic apparel is generally designed to accommodate muscular shoulders, finding a brand that consistently designs for wide shoulders, big busts, and wide hips has been difficult.
Under Armour is my go-to brand for workout clothes for big busts, hips and shoulders. First, they design their women’s sizes for hourglass figures of all sizes (that means they fit my bust, waist and hips). Second, they have a huge selection of styles. Third, there is an Under Armour factory outlet in the Phoenix Premium Outlet center – close enough to hit the sale racks every few months.
Here are a few of my latest finds at the Under Armour Outlet:
C9 by Champion from Target
I’m a fan of convenience, and discount retailer Target is definitely convenient. I’ve found C9 by Champion basic workout t’s to be a great fit for my shoulders and big bust, and they glide easily over my hips.
Another great line of workout clothes for big busts, hips and shoulders is Amoena. I recently tried an Amoena Comfort+ Tank Top 13 at local lingerie shop Alice Rae, and I really liked it. The Amoena tanks are discreetly designed with an integrated pocket bra for breast forms, which I didn’t realize until I looked up the design details. The built-in bra is very supportive, the straps are adjustable, and I could easily go without a sports bra in this top during a stretching or yoga session. The tank is designed to flow over your curves while accentuating your figure – your waist is well defined!
A few brands I haven’t tried yet…
Other brands I’m interested in trying are The North Face and Columbia, since both lines are designed to accommodate hourglass figures. I have my eye on The North Face’s Eat My Dust Sport Tank, and Columbia’s Trail Dash Tank.
This post is a part of the Fit & Active September Series. Check out posts from other bloggers in the series:
By Baby’s Rules
Braless in Brasil
Two Cakes on a Plate
Les Gros Bonnets
As always, I welcome (and hope for) input from my readers and fellow boob bloggers! Please comment on this post or drop me a line at info[at]widecurves.com