Where to find the best plus size workout clothes and activewear

Sometimes all it takes to motivate you to exercise is to slip into comfortable, snug-fitting workout clothes (it also doesn’t hurt to have good workout gear at home). If your goal is to move, consider revamping your fitness wardrobe with activewear you feel good in and that covers an inclusive range of sizes. Below, we’ve rounded up eight activewear brands that offer quality workout clothes for plus-size women.

In recent years, there’s been a push to make all areas of the fashion industry more inclusive, and the brands in this roundup have made it easier to find workout clothes, that don’t skimp on the style or function, for every body type. Ahead, find plus size leggings, biker shorts, sports bras and more from brands like Nike, Lululemon and Girlfriend Collective.

Nike: a must-have brand for innovation

Nike is known for its innovative sportswear, like this luxury jumpsuit featuring a built-in bra, as well as compression fabric that gently hugs the body. Along with that cool one-piece (literally, the strappy back keeps air flowing), the brand has a variety of plus-size workout pieces you can push the limits in.


Universal standard: a brand that rethinks inclusivity

Its reinvented sizing system (where a size small equals sizes 14-16) sets Universal Standard apart from typical fashion brands, along with its incredible exchange program. This lightweight, nearly invisible antimicrobial coverall is one of many items you can exchange (for free) within one year of the date of purchase, if your size changes.


Lululemon: the antiperspirant must-haves

Lululemon prides itself on outfitting customers with clothes for their most intense activities, including yoga, cycling, working out, and running, like this high-support, wicking bra. perspiration and which is offered in a wide range of sizes (34A-40E). When it comes to the brand’s popular leggings, the range is a bit narrow but still worth pursuing if you’re in the 0-20 size range.


Athletica: When style meets functionality

If you want workout clothes that are as stylish as they are functional, don’t miss Athleta’s selection, which includes essentials like tank tops and tights in sizes XS-3X. The printed pair seen here are ideal for medium to high impact workouts and feature reflective details that improve visibility outdoors.


Group of friends: Elegant and recycled clothes

Girlfriend Collective is your one-stop-shop for sustainably made clothing, like these leggings made from recycled water bottles. Since they wick away moisture and dry quickly, they’re ideal for your most intense workouts, whether you’re a size XS or 6X.


Reebok: adaptable sportswear

Reebok has its hat in the ring as the go-to brand for smart sportswear, and its inclusive size range gives the brand a leg up. The brand’s Pure Moves leggings, available in sizes 1X to 4x, are designed with Motion Sense technology that adapts to your workout: for high-intensity workouts, the fabric firms up and for low-impact activities, the cut is more relaxed.


Beyond yoga: a collection of comfortable essentials

As the name suggests, you’ll want to wear Beyond Yoga’s workout gear made from deluxe Spacedye, a buttery soft fabric, beyond the yoga studio. Consider adding versatile pieces like this cropped racerback tank top (available in sizes 1X-4X) to your wardrobe to go from workout to brunch in a snap.


Superhero Fit: a super inclusive range of sizes

You don’t have to worry about these bike shorts rolling up or down when you move. Superfit Hero’s hyper-inclusive sportswear range has been tested on all sizes L-7xL to ensure premium fit and performance. Made from the brand’s Superhold fabric, these shorts and many others in the range are designed to help you maneuver without hindrance.

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