Working out in the right gear is important for more than just a comfortable fit—it can boost your confidence and help you push your limits. As longtime editors and fitness enthusiasts, we’ve seen a lot of workout womens clothes from leggings that stay put (no slipping!) to sports bras that support your shape to hoodies that keep you warm after the gym to the perfect pair of trainers that will help you go the extra mile on your next run. The best women’s workout clothing for you depends on your budget and your favorite activities, with some brands offering a better cost-per-wear than others.
If you’re into yoga or Pilates, Stokes recommends Lululemon’s breathable, stretchy performance knits that move with your body and provide just the right amount of support. For barre and ballet classes, try Australian brand Vouri, which offers sleek, elongating styles that work for low-impact moves like toning the core.
Fashion Meets Fitness: Trendy and Functional Sports Clothes for Women’s Active Lifestyle
Runners should look no further than Asics, whose shoes are Editor-Approved for runners with knee pain and its running leggings are seamless to prevent chaffing after a long run. The label also makes great running jackets and is a favorite of the elite runners who compete at the Olympics.
If you’re looking for a cool crop top to wear with your favorite pair of leggings, check out Girlfriend Collective, which is known for its commitment to sustainability and size inclusivity. The line uses recycled plastic water bottles and fishing nets to create its streamlined, simple pieces, which are available in sizes XS all the way up to 6XL. Its leggings are a favorite of TikTok stars and Instagram fit-fluencers alike.