In the female workout gear and beyond, the right female workout gear makes all the difference. Whether you’re running outdoors in the heat or doing a low-impact workout at the yoga studio, you need clothing that moves with you and helps you keep up. This is especially true of leggings, which can move up and down as you do jumping jacks, and tops that won’t ride up no matter how many sweaty reps you’re crushing in a class.
The good news: From big sneaker brands to women-only labels like Athleta and Outdoor Voices, to retailers with their own active lines (like Old Navy) there are plenty of high-quality options. The best are breathable, comfortable and fit well. The Gap-owned retailer’s fitness pieces—like an on-trend floral longline bra and smooth light compression tank top—echo the look of its regular garments and come in sizes XS to 4XL, making them an excellent source for affordable, versatile workout clothes.
Style and Performance: Must-Have Women’s Workout Clothing for Every Exercise Session
Stokes is a fan of Vouri, which produces a range of breathable, stretchy performance knits ideal for ballet and barre classes, and for high-intensity training in the gym. She also loves Lululemon, which has been producing yoga pants since 1998. “Lulu’s products are super durable and washes beautifully,” she says. “They are worth the investment.”
If you want a workout outfit that is more fashion-forward and work-appropriate than your go-to gym leggings, check out Koral, a female-founded brand founded in 2014. Its line, which includes a range of pants, sweaters and casual suiting, features sleek silhouettes, shiny fabric and slimming cuts for a look you can wear from studio to street.