I am a huge fitness fanatic and have friends who often refer to me lovingly as a “gym rat.” Without my endless collection of activewear—ranging from leggings to wrap tops and even stylish ankle weights—I wouldn’t be able to make the most of my gym days. Having access to well-fitting activewear is so important, and I’m so happy that most brands can now cater to a wide variety of body types. This article is dedicated to honoring the brands that have helped create options that are size inclusive and high quality, allowing for the best workout possible for all of the amazing plus-size women who love getting their sweat on.
If anything is an indication of a good product, it’s always in the reviews. While researching for this story, I was so impressed by how many detailed testimonies some of these products have. Hello, endless scrolling. While these positive commentators have given these brands quite a few test-drives, I reached out to my personal favorite It girls to get the scoop on plus-size activewear that is a cut above the rest.
A quick chat with Chloe Pierre revealed that she will “always be a Nike girl through and through.” She adds, “However, I have a new favorite when it comes to activewear. … Sweaty Betty rules my wardrobe recently, as the support is unlike anything I have ever experienced. The pieces are not only tailored for extreme variations of both sports and fitness alike but perfect for getting to these activities as well as just walking on the street. I get so many compliments, and the feel, as well as look, is so premium. It ticks all the boxes for me.” These brands weren’t the only standouts among fashion insiders. Javiera Del Pozo let me know the brand she prefers for playing volleyball: “I find myself reaching for my Fabletics leggings the most! They’re extremely supportive, thick, and I love that they carry up to 4x!”
Alright, I’m sold on those brands, and thanks to my extensive research, I have a few others to share. Read on to find your new workout uniform.