I wore it around the house for a while to see if I liked it before I removed the tags and laundered it. While it was a wee bit tight around the ribs, I think thats the way sports bras are. Its not uncomfortably tight. It is quite a substantial bra which I like. I do not wear this for exercise but for everyday wear. I am older and need some formed cups for shape and racerback to keep straps on my shoulders, and front close at my age is so much easier to close, and not cotton. I am always on the hunt for an inexpensive bra that has slight padding, close front, racerback in size 40D, believe it or not its hard to find. I will purchase the black. Wish it came in more colors such as blue, gray, pink, etc.