Women’s Workout Apparel Brands to Keep on Your Radar
Good women workout apparel can make all the difference—in the comfort, support and confidence you feel while pushing yourself to your limit. And while it’s true that the best activewear for a dedicated runner might be completely different than the best fitness gear for a yogi, we’ve found some brands to keep on your radar no matter what you love to do.
The top women’s workout apparel brands are all about delivering high-performance, comfortable and functional clothing that fits just right. The leggings that don’t ride up, bind or chafe. The sports bra that’s super supportive for a variety of movement patterns and doesn’t move no matter how many jumping jacks you do. And the top that wicks sweat and looks as cool as you are during your next spin class or jog.
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There are plenty of options out there, from big sneaker brands to women-only gym brands like Lululemon, to retailers that have a strong active line, such as Old Navy. But a few things to keep in mind are your budget, the type of activity you do, and the materials you want in your fitwear.
For instance, if you plan on doing lots of low-impact activities like yoga or barre, Stokes says to check out Vouri, which makes a range of activewear in ultra-breathable soft and stretchy performance knits that are “designed for the elongated movements of ballet and barre.”
For higher-impact exercise, she recommends a pair of Lululemon’s buttery Align leggings. And for those who want to try something a little more unique, she loves Norfolk Virginia-based Astoria Activewear, which is all about representing strength and community. Its pieces are a mix of cutting-edge styles and fabrics, plus the brand’s mission is all about body positivity and inclusivity. Shoppers swear by the brand’s “fierce, cute and comfy” leggings, sports bras, tank tops and bike shorts.