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This viral sports bra is a win for big busts and you can get it for as little as $19

If you're someone with a bigger chest, finding a good sports bra is practically impossible. I know, because I've tried them all — wire-free, underwire, extra-supportive, racer-back, criss-cross, you name it. And in addition to the fact that these undergarments tend to be extremely uncomfortable (something akin to a panini press for the boobs), they also happen to skew super expensive. The icing on the cake is that they're generally ugly too. But there is one sports bra, the Lemedy Padded Sports Bra, that a friend (who's shaped like me) raves about. She found it, believe it or not, at Amazon — and the retailer has them on sale now for as little as $19 with an on-page coupon.

The bra pulls on overhead — no fiddling with hooks and clasps — and the longline design means it can double as a tank top under a sweater or hoodie.

$19 with coupon at Amazon

And that friend of mine? She's not the only fan. The Lemedy Sports Bra has been going viral on TikTok, solving problems for busty exercisers everywhere. Though I was skeptical (how can thin straps like that hold up during a workout?), I finally ordered one.

Dear reader, let me tell you: I'm in love.

The moment I tried it on, I was intrigued. The Lemedy Sports Bra not only holds you in and supports you like a hug, but it also makes the girls look good, too. It's lightly padded, so even if you're not packing too much, it'll give you a bit of a lift (and you can remove the pads if you like). It's soft and breathable.

And about those straps? I was thrilled to discover they don't dig into the shoulders or leave red marks. After working out in it, I immediately bought another color. One note: Consider going up a size, especially if you have a larger bust.

The bra is available in 22 colors ranging from neutrals to pastels, and it has amassed quite the following. Not only has it been trending on TikTok for how supportive and cute it is, but it also has nearly 40,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

"The design of this tank top is both chic and practical," one shopper raved. "The thoughtful cut and fit provide a flattering silhouette while allowing for unrestricted movement during various exercises!"

Another agreed: "Very good compression, and flattering. If you have big breasts, this bra will give you good support. I would recommend a size up if you don't like the smushed boob look."

Woman in lime green bra, woman in teal bra
The layered design of this sports bra means extra security. Bonus: It's available in 22 colors. (Amazon)

If you're self-conscious about your upper back or armpit area, this sports bra has earned the curvy-girl stamp of approval. Shares one: "I’m 5'5", around 150 pounds and have big boobs and some back and armpit fat. ... I usually struggle to find bras that I like. One of my biggest peeves is when the bra elastic cuts right through the armpit/back fat. These don’t do that. They’re perfect for curvy girls! I wear them with high-waisted leggings and the length, coverage and support are honestly great. I’ve tried all the brands out there and this bra is up there, if not better than some of them. Do yourself a favor and just buy it. I’m obsessed and ordering it in three more colors."

Though I wouldn't recommend this bra for running or any high-impact sports, it's great for yoga, Pilates or weight training. Plus, you can wear it out or around the house; it's such a relief to have great support without that squashed sports bra feeling.

The ultimate praise comes from this reviewer, who says she prefers the Lemedy Sports Bra to that pricey other brand: "As someone who loves Lululemon, this is a great alternative to save money! It has a built-in bra so it's just so convenient to slip on and go. I run long distances and it's perfect. I have a small-medium bust size and it has great support. Also super flattering."

One shopper called this "perfect for curvy girls" and another proclaimed it the "best tank top" she's ever bought.

$19 with coupon at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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