A good pair of leggings and a fly workout women clothes tee can make you feel confident in a Pilates class, but when you throw on a cropped hoodie and some pumping beats, you’re ready to rock that workout and crush your fitness goals. If you’re shopping for new workout women clothes, look for pieces that support your favorite activity and fit you well—and be sure to check out the brand’s return policy and sizing guidelines.
The best workout clothes are breathable, moisture-wicking, and stretchy enough to move with you while offering support where you need it. “Avoid baggy pieces that can snag on equipment or get in the way of your movements,” says Arias. Likewise, avoid clingy, thick fabrics that will chafe and lead to blisters.
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Having the right gear can also help you perform better at the gym. “Well-fitting, soft, buttery-soft performance knits are key,” says Stokes. “Look for fabric that will stretch with your body and move with you, while reducing bounce.”
For leggings that stay put during jumping jacks, try this high-waisted pair from Splits59, which is available in multiple classic hues. This ribbed bra from FP Movement, on the other hand, is ideal for lower intensity studio classes (and can be worn from the gym to the coffee shop without even changing). With a flattering silhouette and inclusive sizing (1X-5X), reviewers say it’s the first bra in a long time that has made them feel supported.