Are you itching to move, but realizing your same old sweatpants and T-shirt won’t cut it? Wearing the right workout clothes—ones that function (a proper, comfortable fit plus breathable fabric) but also are fashionable—certainly helps to keep you motivated as you sweat. But with so many choices, where is the best place to buy workout clothes for women in their prime? Good news: We gathered six sites that offer you so many options, you’ll be strutting and sweating in high style in no time.
With an inclusive eye for models (the company often showcases its wares on women age 50-plus), Athleta certainly knows how to dress every woman at every age. The company’s extensive catalog of workout clothes features items for any activity you can think of—yoga, swimming, tennis, running and more—but you’ll especially love the Ultra High Rise Elation Tight, which features a three-layer “unpinchable” waistband to tuck you in without discomfort; the Empower Bra, which has a front zipper if pulling a sports bra on over your head is not in the cards; and the free shipping for purchases over $50.
Don’t mistake Alo Yoga as yoga-only wares; the brand’s ultra-soft workout clothing can be worn no matter how you’re moving. The bestselling 7/8 High-Waist Airlift Legging is a great introduction to the brand: Micro-performance double-knit Airlift fabric provides moisture-wicking and a four-way stretch to smooth and hold everything in place while a front-smoothing panel helps tummies feel secure. Shy about shorts but fearful of overheating in tights? Alo Yoga’s High-Waist Circuit Short features a two-in-one design with airy running shorts layered over smoothing biker shorts that promise to reduce chafing and sweat. Plus, the brand offers free shipping no matter how much you spend—truly making it one of the best places to buy workout clothes.
While the prices are on the higher side, the site’s breadth of chic designs can’t be beaten. Full-support bras, like the Carbon38 Longline Zip Front Contrast Bra, are abundant, and the trendier items from known brands like Nike and Adidas can be found in this curated online store. If you’re feeling frisky and fashion-forward from head-to-toe, Carbon38 carries several matching sweats sets, like Sundry Camo Pocket Jogger Pants and Cozy Sweater, and matching bras and tights, like Ultracor Fern Terrain Bra and Ultra-High Legging.
Ask just about any woman you know: Lululemon remains one of the best places to buy workout clothes. Technical performance and innovation are cornerstones of the company, so every fabric and finish is picked for the utmost wearability during your workout sessions. Case in point: The comfy, sweat-wicking Essential Tank Pleated sits at the hip with a not-too-loose-or-tight fit and won’t stink or lose its shape. If you need to cover up, the lightweight Define Jacket has a figure-flattering fit and is made with Luon Fabric that’s breathable, sweat wicking and stretchy with the perfect amount of give.
Amassing a cult following isn’t easy, but Outdoor Voices managed to do so, cementing itself as the best place to buy workout clothes. OV eschews theatrics like busy prints in exchange for function, turning out pieces that are 100-percent about comfort. If front-zip sports bras don’t appeal to you but you need one with easy on and off capabilities, the STV.OV Bra features a back clasp as well as breathable material. For tennis lovers, The Exercise Skort includes a built-in shorts liner and smartphone pocket plus LightSpeed fabric to keep sweating while serving at a minimum.
Yes, Amazon can be hard to parse through, but the site is powered by reviews by real women like you—and those reviews can go a long way in making smart workout clothes purchasing decisions. With more than 11,000 reviews and 4.5 stars, FITTIN Racerback Sports Bras has become a hit with larger-busted women of all ages, and at just $12.99, the price can’t be beat. If you’re daunted by searching through Amazon’s extensive offerings, go directly to its extensive Core 10 line, which promises workout gear that won’t break the bank. We’re betting on the Core 10 High Waist Yoga Lattice 7/8 Crop Legging, which, at less than $40, comes in sizes up to 3X and, as one reviewer put it, is “not see-through”—a definite plus.
If you want to start moving today check out the workout videos below or watch Prime Women’s Guide to Fitness on YouTube.
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