As fitness becomes a bigger priority for people, brands have responded with an abundance of womens gym apparel From the big sneaker companies to women-only brands like Athleta, and retailers with active lines like Old Navy, there are plenty of options out there. But which ones are the best? We asked trainers and yoga teachers to share their favorite workout clothes for women.
Arias and Stokes both recommend starting with a pair of leggings that are the right fit for your body type (if you have longer legs, go for high-waisted styles, and vice versa). Both agree that you should try on the clothes before making a purchase to make sure they’re comfortable enough for long workouts. And don’t forget to consider the fabric: “Choose sweat-friendly synthetic or blended fabrics that are breathable and will repel moisture so you stay dry and comfortable,” Arias says.
Gym Ready: Fashionable and Functional Women’s Gym Apparel for the Active Lifestyle
FP Movement is one of our go-to brands for workout clothes for women that feel as good as they look. We love their citrus-inspired pops of color, cheeky cutouts and unique silhouettes, like this tee with a running motif that reads “Happiness Runs,” or this bralette that’s made from a special Italian econyl seamless yarn. They also have a yoga line with pieces that are both stretchy and cute, like these long-sleeve crop tops.
UK-based Gymshark has become the It brand of social media, with TikTok stars and Instagram fit-fluencers alike rocking their second-skin crop tops and booty-lifting leggings. The brand’s streamlined silhouettes and a commitment to sustainability mean it’s one of the best places to find eco-friendly fitness wear for women. Plus, its sizing goes from XS to 6XL, which makes it the go-to for sustainable leggings and sports bras for plus-size women.