Before baby, I always wore tops with built-in shelf bras to a yoga class, and my girls stayed perfectly covered and under control. But now that motherhood has blessed me with some larger ladies, the thin, lightweight, elastic shelf-bra doesn't even come close to cutting it on the support front. I've had to put my shelf-bra tanks on the shelf for a while (until I'm done nursing) and am embracing simpler tanks with no built in support. This way I can pair my top with my own bra, to create the support I need.
Learn why I loved this top.
It's impossible to tell from the photo, but the fabric is unbelievably soft and slinky. Even my husband commented on the velvety feel when he hugged me as I was leaving to go teach yoga. The supple and stretchy eco-friendly fabric is a modal blend, made of reconstituted cellulose from the beechwood tree. It's not only soft, but it's smooth and breathes well. You'll notice a difference as soon as you slip it on. The best part is it's so lightweight, it feels like you're not wearing much at all.
Another essential feature this top has down is seamless material, so you don't have to worry about chafing. I also love the racerback style, high sides, and adjustable straps — all of which prevent the dreaded surprise nip slippage. Even though the fit is loose, the bottom is slightly fitted and long, so I didn't have any unwanted belly exposures while flipping upside down into a headstand.
I wore the Be Present Racerback Bra ($31) underneath and it offered the lightweight support I was after during yoga, but wouldn't have been very supportive while running. So I wore my favorite wicking sports bra underneath, and the Easy Cami's loose fit felt really flexible, lightweight, and comfy — perfect for a hot Summer run.
This top scored major points for me because I just slipped it on and forgot about it, and could just focus on working out. It's also really cute. Don't you love the ruching at the top? It's adorable enough to wear out after class, and it comes in so many bold colors to really dress up your basic black leggings.