Where to Buy the Best Workout Clothes for Women
It's no secret Nike makes some of the best women's fitness clothing. When you're running outside or namaste-ing the morning away at yoga class, Nike's innovation-focused workout clothes have you covered. Whether you're looking for a tank or a tennis skirt, a swimsuit or a hoodie, you're bound to find a color, size (Nike sells plus sizes!), and style that suits you and your chosen athletic pursuit. You can shop by outfit or item, and prices range from $25 to over $300 for outerwear. (Related: Nike Aims to Reduce Common Running Injuries with Its Latest Shoe Launch)
No longer just about undershirts, Under Armour mixes style with the function of HeatGear and ColdGear, for those who want to take their workout clothes from gym to street. You can shop full looks by activity, which makes it easy to look good for the treadmill or Tabata.
This London-based, celeb-loved brand's focus is fit, fabric, and fashion, so you look and feel great while you sweat. Sweaty Betty pieces can be pricey (T-shirts for $115!), but you're paying for features you won't see anywhere else, like asymmetric mesh panels and bold patterns. Try one piece and you'll realize it's worth every penny. (Related: The Workout Leggings Jennifer Aniston Has Been "Loving" Most These Days)
Mindful, movement-inspired yoga pieces are Alo's specialty. All of the clothes at Alo lift, shape, and compress, making them ideal on or off the mat. Of course, sporting the best outfits in yoga class will cost you. Some pants styles are over $100. But throw on one of the brand's bomber jackets after class, and you'll look so put-together, you'll forget all about the price tag.
Reebok's functional fitness gear is shaped by the brand's dedication to pushing the human body to its limits. But Reebok is also pushing the limits when it comes to fashion while keeping its full line of pants, tops, bras, hoodies, more affordable and accessible with basic shapes and colors for everyday workouts.
You're thinking shoes, right? Well, yes, but there's more to New Balance than footwear. This brand is all about helping athletes of all levels perform their best. From studio tights to windbreakers, New Balance is a one-stop-shop for moderately priced workout wear. The brand has even partnered with J. Crew for the collection of every preppy fit person's dream.
Yoga wear and whimsy wed with Onzie pieces that are created to flatter as they function. Free-Flow Fabric Technology works to keep you cool, whether you fancy hot yoga, Pilates, or even a swim. The brand offers one-pieces and separates, and many styles are intricately detailed with lace, sexy cut-outs, and notice-me prints. Prices won't cause sticker shock, either. (Related: I’ve Tried Dozens of Face Masks and This One Is the Most Comfortable)
If functionality is key, Asics is the brand for you. Shop by sport or item to find the right shoe, sock, leggings, tank, or gloves to fit your needs. You'll find some of the best workout gear for women, and your wallet won't hate you either. (Related: Check Out the New Asics "The New Strong" Collection)
All the cool kids are wearing Outdoor Voices – and for good reason. The brand offers playful pieces like pastel color-blocked leggings and leopard print workout dresses. It's also made a public commitment to rely on ethical production practices and sustainably-sourced fabrics. (Related: Camila Mendes and I Both Love This Matching Outdoor Voices Set)
While it might be pricey, Lululemon has you covered for all of your fitness wear (sports bras and bike shorts, check!) and athleisure needs (cute joggers and sweatshirts, yep!). Leggings may start at $89 and climb to a lofty $168, but you know you're paying for quality, sleek silhouettes, and technical features. Whether you're a runner, yogi, boxer, or reserve your workout clothes for plane rides and errands, the brand has everything you need to get your sweat on or to travel in style. (Related: This Lululemon Yoga Mat Got Me Through 200 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training)
Owned by Gap, Athleta is definitely a bit more wallet-friendly when it comes to activewear, and yet stands up to bigger name brands like Adidas and Lululemon, thanks to its durable fabrics, technical features, and fashion-forward designs. The brand should be your go-to for running and training apparel, yoga and hiking wear, casual travel style, and even sporty swimwear.
Bandier is loved by influencers and celebrities, alike, for its high-end activewear and athleisure (even Ashley Graham can't stop wearing styles from the brand). The retailer has its own in-house brands, such as the celeb-approved All-Access line, but it also sells luxury brands, including Heroine Sport, Varley, Aviator Nation, and Koral, which is a favorite of Jennifer Lopez.
UK-based Gymshark has become the "it" brand of social media, with everyone from TikTok teen stars to Instagram fitness influencers rocking its infamous second-skin crop tops and bum-sculping leggings. Not to mention, it's become a favorite of celebrities, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Garner, Hailey Bieber, and Sarah Hyland. It makes sense that the brand has such a cult following, since people love the feel of its clothing and how surprisingly friendly it is on your wallet, with leggings ranging from just $25 to $65.
While you might think of Amazon for your kitchen needs, household goods, pet supplies, and even skin-care products, the retailer is actually a gold mine for workout clothes, backed by thousands of five-star customer reviews. Not only can you score athletic wear and gear (think: sneakers, leggings, tanks, sports bras, and gym bags) from big name outfitters, such as Nike, New Balance, Puma, and Adidas, but you can also find insanely good dupes from in-house Amazon brands for your favorite pieces from Alo and Lululemon. (Related: The 6 Best Lululemon Dupes You Can Score On Amazon)
ICYDK, Free People has an activewear line called FP Movement, which is filled with all kinds of athleisure gems — from crop tops and puffer jackets to bike shorts, onesies, and leggings. Hilary Duff has even declared the brand's Good Karma Leggings the "good booty pants," since they make your butt look amazing.
Fairly new on the athleisure scene (it was first launched in 2017), Seattle-based start-up Girlfriend Collective has already gained a cult following, including celebrities such as Kerry Washington. It's become so popular that products are known to completely sell out. The eco-conscious activewear brand uses fabric made with recycled water bottles in designing super chic, incredibly comfy essentials, including sports bras, leggings, sweats, and joggers.
Chances are, you know it by its iconic logo. Champion has been a trusted and affordable athleisure brand for more than 100 years — and it doesn't get any more classic or comfortable. From TikTok-loved sweatshirts to sneakers and performance underwear, the brand has everything you need to hit the gym, travel on weekends, or Netflix and chill.
Made in California, Beyond Yoga was designed so that every single body would feel comfortable in their own skin. From tanks to leggings to jumpsuits to dresses, the brand not only has a diverse line of athleisure wear, but it's also very inclusive, with sizes ranging from XXS to 4X, as well as maternity options. The signature, buttery-soft spacedye fabric is a customer favorite, while Jennifer Lopez has been known to rock several other styles from the brand, including the Alloy Ombré Leggings.
If you're looking for athleisure that's more fashion-forward and work appropriate than your typical gym garb, look to female-founded brand Aday. The brands lineup, which includes everything from leggings to sweaters to casual suiting, is made to be technical, season-less, and sustainable with tailored silhouettes and high-quality fabrics. You could actually create an entire capsule wardrobe from the brand, if you prefer a minimalist look.