Whether it’s a womens workout wear that have lost their shape or a sports bra that no longer offers enough support, there will eventually come a time when you need to invest in a new set of women’s gym clothing. And while it can be tempting to hang onto baggy sweatpants or stretchy tops for as long as possible, oversized gym clothes are less than ideal when you’re trying to squeeze in a workout. Baggy gym gear can easily snag on workout equipment or get tangled up in an elliptical. Plus, loose-fitting workout wear can actually make you feel sluggish and can affect your performance.
Performance and Style: The Best Women’s Gym Clothing for a Confident Workout
Look for women’s gym clothing clothes that are made with moisture-wicking fabrics, which can help to keep you cool and dry even as you work up a sweat. For tops, try a light and airy sweat-wicking jersey, or go for a stretchy fabric that will move with you as you bend and stretch. Leggings should be form-fitting and made with high-quality materials, so they’ll move with you during every pose, sprint or squat. And don’t forget the right shoes – trainers with enough cushioning to keep you going from warm-ups to cool-downs and the treadmill.
For workout clothes that tick all the boxes, shop our selection of brands that are tried and tested by fitness experts. US brand Outdoor Voices kicked off the athleisure trend back in 2014 with its pastel color-block leggings, while UK brand Gymshark is a favorite of TikTok stars and Instagram fit-fluencers alike (Hailey Bieber, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jennifer Lopez, Kaia Gerber). Look for their second-skin crop tops and sleek long-sleeve bodysuits, or check out their breathable, soft and comfortable Lux Performance Tank that’s a great balance of style and function with a halter-neck silhouette.