What’s more motivating than getting your sweat on in something you feel good and look good in? You might already own 10-plus pairs of leggings and countless sports bras (I know I do), but I can almost guarantee that there are only 2 or 3 in your top rotation because the rest just don’t work the way they should. So instead of skipping out on a great workout just because it’s laundry day, we dug through the growing pile of activewear brands and narrowed them down to our top 10.
These are the brands whose leggings won’t ride down in the middle of a run, whose sports bras fit in all the right places for practicing your sun salutations. For the cherry on top, some brands, like Girlfriend Collective, are committed to sustainability, making performance leggings out of plastic bottles for under $70 (you can thank me later). Check out the below activewear, and you’ll be feeling and looking your best before you can say Barry’s Bootcamp.
With celeb fans like Taylor Swift, Hailey Bieber, and Gigi Hadid, you know this brand has got to be doing something right. Alo Yoga focuses on developing the best performance fabrics that sculpt your body as if you were airbrushed. Plus their pieces won’t slip, slide, or ride up during your chaturangas.
What do you get when you mix a love for fashion and yoga? Let us introduce you to The Upside, an Australian activewear brand founded by a yogi herself, Jodhi Meares. The Upside is filled with playful prints and high-quality performance materials that will elevate your style, but won’t abandon the function you’ll require for an intense workout.
From working out to hanging out, FP Movement has everything you need for yoga, dance, running, lounging, and wellness! Free People’s activewear is a performance-ready line full of sports bras you’ll want show off outside of the gym, leggings that are funky and bold, and everything else to keep you moving.
“Good things come to those who don’t waste,” says Girlfriend Collective, a sustainable activewear brand that takes discarded plastic water bottles and converts them into leggings, sports bras and more. Their fabrics are sweat-wicking, breathable, and have a four-way stretch that makes them unbelievably comfortable. Available in sizes from XXS-6XL, water bottles never looked so good!
Athleta is a longstanding women’s activewear brand that is able to dress you in everything you need from hiking, to studio classes, to surfing. The brand is committed to motivating women with affordable and stylish clothing, for every sport, and every season. As if thats not enough, this year, Athleta is striving to have 80 percent of their materials made with sustainable fibers by the end of 2020.
NUX believes that one type of compression does not fit all, so they’ve developed their own “body engineered” fabric. This extra-stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric gives your body the sculpt it needs at three different levels, (light, moderate, or high). Check out their bestsellers like the All Net Leggings, (in high compression) and Get Shredded Leggings, (in moderate). Both are guaranteed to lift your toosh and turn some heads.
If the ultimate goal is to have your activewear coordinating head-to-toe, boy do I have the brand for you! The beloved fashion label Tory Burch gives us everything a girl could want in her Tory Sport activewear collection. From her leggings, to sports bras, to outerwear, Tory Sport has you covered for tennis, running, and studio classes!
This is a no-bullshit brand, and I’m obsessed. Started by former Nike Creative Director, Kristin Hildebrand, Wone is the ultimate in minimalist activewear. Made with the highest-quality French fabrics and seasonless silhouettes, their all-black pieces are promised to last you through thick and thin. Check out this limited quantity luxury brand, and try to grab a few pieces before they’re all gone.
This is the brand I imagine Sporty Spice wearing if we could get the band back together again. Splits59 has everything, including bold colors and funky prints, but it still provides all the breathable, performance fabrics you’ll need to get you through that Peloton class.
Here’s the brand for the tomboy in all of us. P.E.Nation has relaxed styles and graphic designs that blur the lines between streetwear and activewear. Their high-performance fabrics are “squat-proof”, breathable, and will take you from spin class to the street.