Athleisure with a ballet look

Athleisure Wear for Women Over 50

Athleisure Wear. Truly an American-born wardrobe staple, we can take ‘comfy’ to a whole other level. Designers caught on to this and created beautiful, luxurious pieces for days when wearing “grown up clothes” is just not going to happen.

See, the point of Athleisure isn’t the workout. It’s about feeling feminine, strong, and chic. More often than not, the designers have zero intention of you actually working out in said workout clothes. Athleisure wear is a guilt-free zone that says, “Be fabulous, but be comfortable, and if you should decide to go workout, then good for you!”

While the trend started with moms and celebrities looking for casual elegance running between life moments, workout wear designers took note, and elevated what was left of boring-but-functional styles.

No matter your favorite workout – a walk in the park, a few laps in the pool, or balancing your chakras, there’s a lot of options in athleisure wear for the woman over 50.

We’ve created a few looks that will take you from the gym to brunch and back again.

Beyond Ballet

Athleisure with a ballet look


Carbon38 Celestine Wide leg Active Pant, 2 colors $128 

Carbon38 Eyelet Puff Sleeve Top $98

Star Cool Feet Socks, 5 colors $18

Sweaty Betty Stamina Sports Bra, 9 colors, $50 or 2 for $75

Additional Options:

Warm-up Tee: Sweaty Betty All-Sports Bag, $115

Kinetic Lace Sneaker by Sorel, $130

Turn up the beat: Bose, SoundSport Wireless Headphones, $149

Weekend Warrior

Weekend Warrior Althleisure


Beyond Yoga Convertible Cardigan, $120

All Night Festival Bag, $78

Tissue Print Wool & Cashmere Scarf, $99

Dr. Scholl’s Madison Slip On Sneaker, $49

Floral Ponytail Run Hat, $38

Power-Walking in the Park

Athletic wear for everyday or athleisure

Tory Sleeveless Track Dress, $158

Fjällräven, ‘Mini Kånken’ Water Resistant Backpack, $70

S’well, Blue Granite Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $35

Outdoor Voices Rec Sock 3-Pack, $20

Additional Options:

Jacket for cooler weather: Adidas, SST Track Jacket, $75

Leggings for Extra Layering: Zella, Live-In High Waist Leggings, $54

For additional strength training:  Valeo Adjustable Ankle/Wrist Weights, $18

Yoga Class

Yoga Class Look Athleisure Wear

Outdoor Voices, Freeform Unitard, $90

Outdoor Voices, TissueWeave Wrap Top, On Sale for $65

Outdoor Voice TissueWeave Wrap Skirt, On Sale for $33

Additional Options:

For more support up top: Kate Spade New York, Scalloped Sports Bra, $78

Stay put: Bombas Gripper Socks, $14 

Extra cushion: AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat, $19

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