Whether you’re hitting a Pilates class or a hike, workout gear that looks as chic as it feels is a must-have. But not all activewear brands are created equal. Some have a loyal following for their matching legging and top sets that can go from barre to brunch to running errands post-workout, while others are dedicated to being good to the environment.
From leggings that sculpt your body to sports bras that support you through a hardcore workout, here are the best women’s activewear brands to shop right now.
Spanx might not be the first brand that comes to mind when you think of workout clothes, but Hayley Hasselhoff, a Contributing Wellness Editor, swears by the shapewear brand for its smoothing technology. Among the brand’s standout products are its faux leather leggings, which look so good paired with a cropped sweater and work perfectly for barre class or brunch with the girls. Its Get Moving Skort is another favorite, as it’s a great alternative to a yoga pant and will take you through your sweatiest workouts without needing a change of pants.
This small UK start-up offers high-quality, low-cost workout gear that’s designed to be mixed and matched—and it’s backed up by its solid ethical credentials. Made using recycled ocean plastics and factory offcuts (it adheres to a full transparency policy), Girlfriend Collective’s pieces are among the most sustainable in the industry. And, with sizing from XS to 6XL, it’s one of the few activewear brands that can offer size inclusivity as well as style. activewear for women