Where to Buy the Best Workout Clothes for Women

From Nike to Gymshark, try these best athleisure brands to find the best fitness clothing.

a person in workout clothing doing a flying crow pose on a ledge
Photo: Alo Yoga

Whether you're hitting the gym, frequenting your favorite fitness studio, or simply lounging at home, you want workout clothes (or athleisure picks!) that are cute, functional, and comfortable. Ahead, the best workout clothes for women from athleisure brands that check every box and budget, no matter how you like to break a sweat.

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It's no secret that Nike makes some of the best workout clothes for women. When you're running outside or going with the flow at yoga class, Nike's innovation-focused workout clothes have you covered. Whether you're looking for a tank or tennis skirt, a swimsuit or a hoodie, you're bound to find a color, size, 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.

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Under Armour

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.

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It may be performance-based, but gear from Adidas looks good, too. The budget-friendly retailer partners with designers such as Stella McCartney, Prada, Jeremy Scott, and even Beyoncé for clothes that cater to fashion-conscious athletes.

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Sweaty Betty

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 $98!), but you're paying for features you won't see anywhere else, such as asymmetric mesh panels and bold patterns. Not to mention the clothes' quality — try one piece and you'll realize it's worth every penny.

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Alo Yoga

Mindful, movement-inspired yoga pieces are Alo's specialty. All of the clothes from Alo Yoga 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 if you want pieces with staying power, these are worth the investment. 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.

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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, and more — affordable and accessible for everyone.

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New Balance

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.

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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, cut-outs, and unique prints. Prices won't cause sticker shock, either.

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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 clothes for women here, and your wallet won't hate you for it either.

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Outdoor Voices

All the cool kids are wearing Outdoor Voices — and for good reason. The brand offers playful pieces such as pastel color-blocked leggings and leopard print workout dresses. The brand has also made a public commitment to rely on ethical production practices and sustainably-sourced fabrics.

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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 $88 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, or 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.

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Owned by Gap, Athleta is definitely a bit more wallet-friendly when it comes to activewear, and yet stands up to bigger name brands such as 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.

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Bandier is loved by influencers and celebrities alike for its high-end activewear and athleisure options. The retailer has its own in-house brands such as the celeb-approved All-Access line, but it also sells luxury brands including Adam Selman Sport, Varley, Aviator Nation, and Koral, which is a favorite of Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez.

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UK-based Gymshark has become the It brand of social media, with everyone from TikTok stars to Instagram fit-fluencers rocking its infamous second-skin crop tops and booty-lifting 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 joggers and leggings ranging from just $30 to $68.

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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.

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FP Movement

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.

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Girlfriend Collective

First launched in 2017, Seattle-based brand Girlfriend Collective has gained a well-earned cult following, including love from celebrities such as Kerry Washington. It's become so popular that products are known to completely sell out on the regular. And why wouldn't they? 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.

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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 incredibly cozy sweatshirts to sneakers and performance underwear, the brand has everything you need to hit the gym, travel on weekends, or Netflix and chill.

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Beyond Yoga

Made in California, Beyond Yoga was designed so that every single body would feel comfortable in their own skin. From tanks to leggings and 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 4XL, as well as maternity options. Pro tip: The signature, buttery-soft Spacedye fabric is a customer favorite.

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If you're looking for athleisure that's more fashion-forward and work-appropriate than your typical gym garb, look to woman-founded brand Aday. The brand's lineup, which includes everything from leggings to sweaters to casual suiting, is made to be technical, seasonless, 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.

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