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    32 Pieces Of Activewear That Might Just Motivate You To Crush Your Next Workout

    No matter what your fitness goals are, these clothes will help you get there.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A seamless set made to be stretchy and comfortable while still being squat-proof, which is one of the most important factors when it comes to leg day.

    reviewer wearing the long-sleeved set in light blue
    reviewer wearing the short-sleeved set in purple

    Promising review: "Plus size girl here, and I can say, this is good for us curvy women. I felt extremely comfortable working out with this set. Its is squat proof for leg day. It's really stretchy material that is not see through. I got an XL, and it fits perfect. I’ve received many compliments wearing this set and felt confident during my workout because I knew I looked good. Just now I ordered another color." —Rubi Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 45 colors, patterns, and sleeve-lengths). 

    2. A unitard here to make it extremely easy to figure out what to wear. No need to figure out what leggings and bra go together when you can just throw on this number and waste no time when motivation strikes. 

    model wearing the scoop-neck shorts unitard in grey
    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "I love love love the fit and feel of this! The scoop neck is flattering, yet secure, and the color is so nice! It's great for hikes, dance classes, strolling, or when I'm too lazy to put together an outfit and want to be comfortable." —Sandra O.

    Get it from Girlfriend Collective for $88 (available in sizes XXS–6XL and in eight colors). 

    3. A pair of high-waisted running shorts made to be so lightweight you'll barely feel them when you're in the middle of a workout — but don't worry, this won't hinder your performance at all. Instead, they will enhance it so your clothes don't get in the way of you hitting your goals.

    BuzzFeed editor in high waist elastic purple shorts
    reviewer wearing the shorts in black
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, www.amazon.com

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord loves these shorts. She says: "I recently bought these shorts because I needed some more breathable summer options, and they're phenom! I love the huge range of colors you can buy these in (at other places they often sell out too quickly to get to pick!), love that the high-waistedness of them meets about where my running crop top ends so I don't have to get bonkers with sunscreen, and love love loooooove the side pocket for my keys or face mask. I only have them in purple so far, but I'm excited to try other colors!"

    Get it from Amazon for $19.19+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 38 colors and patterns).

    4. A strappy sports bra that might seem like it would be just for show, but reviewers swear it's more supportive than it looks.

    model wearing the scoop neck sports bra
    reviewer showing the back of the sports bra with the strappy design in yellow

    Promising review: "This little workout bra is not only super cute on, but it actually supports a lot better than it's advertised to do. I didn't think I'd be able to wear this for a workout and bought it more for around the house. But once I got it, it became obvious I could wear it to the gym. I have run in this (and I'm a 34C), done burpees, box jumps, etc., and everything stays put with no pain. I've had a ton of compliments and two other people have ordered since. I tried one just to see how it fit and then immediately ordered two more." —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 30 colors and patterns).

    5. Abstract zebra print leggings for anyone who needs a little extra ~oomph~ when it comes to motivation. Because once you slip these on, you'll feel like a GD star ready to tackle whatever your fitness instructor throws at your way (yes, even burpees!). 

    model wearing the black and white striped leggings
    Rochelle Porter Design / Etsy

    Rochelle Porter Design is a Black woman-owned business that has been creating bold print activewear in Atlanta, Georgia since 2015. Many of the prints are inspired by the designer's Caribbean roots. These leggings have a four-way stretch and are made with microfiber yarn.

    Promising review: "I love these leggings! They stay put and everyone loves the pattern!" —Christa

    Get them from Rochelle Porter Design on Etsy for $72 (available in sizes XS-XL). And if you want to complete the outfit, get the coordinating bra for $49 (available in sizes XS–2X).

    6. A three-pack of compression tops made with moisture-wicking fabric to keep you dry and comfortable during even the most intense workout.

    Promising review: "These are great shirts. I use them for jujitsu, and I don't have to worry that they will ride up when I'm rolling. I also wear them as an overshirt for CrossFit. They are lightweight and soft. They definitely run small. I usually wear a medium and got a large, they are still a bit tight. 5'6"/155lbs/athletic build." —Avid Shopper

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $33.86 (available in sizes S–3X and 10 color combinations).

    7. Pocket leggings with a secure, no-slip fit so you won't have to worry about stopping every five minutes in your yoga class to adjust your pants.

    model wearing the pocket leggings in blue
    SuperFit Hero

    Superfit Hero is a female-founded brand focusing on creating activewear in inclusive sizing that fits well. All of their clothing is offered up to size 7XL. Everything is ethically made in Los Angeles, California.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these leggings! They're thick and comfortable, the pockets are great, and they don't bunch up or wrinkle." —Laurie E.

    Get them from SuperFit Hero for $95 (available in sizes L–7X and in four colors).

    8. A zippered running jacket I'm convinced might be the unicorn of workout jackets because it can do it all. Not only is it compressive enough to keep you warm during a cold morning run, but it also has mesh panels to prevent overheating, is sweat-wicking, has thumbholes, *AND* (maybe the coolest feature of them all) has built-in mittens!

    Reviewer in pink hoodie with their hands tucked into the sleeves as makeshift mittens
    reviewer wearing the jacket in grey

    Promising review: "This jacket has built-in mittens! Don't believe me, check my photo. Often when I go for a run I think, 'no, it's too warm for gloves.' Then a mile in my hands are ice, literal ice. I have two Under Armour tops with these kinds of built-in mittens and I LOVE them. I would like this jacket even if it didn't have the awesome built-in mittens. Finally, a zip-up workout jacket that fits, without paying $90. Built-in mitts forever!" —NN Dye

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 40 colors, patterns, and styles).

    9. A pair of textured pocket leggings worth the splurge because not only are they made from recycled polyester, but they also have UPF 50+ and are made to be breathable so you can wear them for every outdoor workout you do. *And* the pattern is so cute that you may even want to wear these when you're not working out.

    model wearing pink and purple printed leggings
    Athleta

    Promising review: "These are my go to leggings for everything. I love the thicker fabric and the texture. The compression is also great and I'm able to run in these leggings, lift weights and do yoga. I love these leggings!" —Kenzie R

    Get them from Athleta for $98 (available in sizes XXS–3X and in two colors). 

    10. A short-sleeve top with a twist back and a feature at the bottom you can tie in a knot so any extra fabric doesn't get in the way as you level up to those heavier dumbbells.

    Reviewer wears black tie-back short-sleeve top with matching bike shorts
    Reviewer turns around to show twist-back detailing on the same top

    Promising review: "Wow, these tops absolutely blew my mind. They’re light, breathable, yet provide coverage. The open back detail is very cute and I love the knotted detailing as well. I can literally wear these with any workout outfit and feel totally comfortable in it. If you’ve been debating on getting this, don’t! Totally worth every penny!" —Kaitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).

    11. The "ultimate" sports bra with more than 19,000 5-star reviews raving about how it fits all different bodies and keeps boobs of all shapes and sizes in place.

    Model wearing the sports bra in black with thick straps, a wide band around the chest and a zipper down the front
    Shefit

    Shefit is a woman-founded business that has been making customizable sports bras since 2010. You can customize not only the fit of the bra but also the support. In this specific bra, the straps can be adjusted and also worn as an X-back or H-back. Plus, sizes 1Luxe and up have 1.25 inches of extra padding in the straps. The bra also has has a 2-inch bust band that works to stabilize the breast tissue and make it more comfortable, no matter how hard your workout is.

    Promising review: "I am a fitness instructor who has struggled to find a supportive sports bra. This bra is perfect. I love that I can adjust it. It’s easy to care for. I will be buying more." —Christine S.

    Get it from SheFit for $75 (available in sizes XS–6Luxe and in nine colors and patterns).

    12.  Seamless leggings to help ensure you have a ~seamless~ workout and don't have to stop mid-set to adjust the waistband that's been distracting you. 

    Promising review: "I am insanely picky when it comes to clothes, especially gym clothes. These leggings are sweat proof, squat proof, made of great material, and flattering as hell. Definitely recommend. Will be buying in every color lol." —Laina Torries

    Get them from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL and in 38 colors, patterns, and styles). 

    13. A long-sleeved tee perfect to throw on when you need a little extra coverage but don't want to overheat 30 seconds later. This top is also great during warmups and also post workout. 

    model wearing the long-sleeved shirt in purple
    Mono B

    Mono B is a minority-owned brand known for its athleisure collections. The site has a big selection of loungewear and athletic gear at pretty reasonable prices.

    Get it from Mono B for $32 (available in sizes 1X–3X and in three colors). 

    14. An affordable high-impact sports bra to keep your boobs in place no matter how big or small they are.

    Reviewer wearing the bra showing how it supports bigger breasts
    A different reviewer wearing the bra in black with white piping

    Promising review: "I run half marathons and have DDD boobs and a small frame. I was getting crazy burn marks from other sports bras with underwire. This is amazing. For me, it fits around the ribs (I got the 32E) and the bra band stays in place, doesn't move, really holds my breasts down, and fits comfortably. Everyone that sees it thinks it's such a cute design and the back is cute too. I have one in pink and black. I just bought the one in blue tonight. You also can't beat this price. Highly recommend this sports bra! They're all I wear to workout (I do HIIT, yoga, boot camp type activities, and train/run half-marathons)." —jacquelyn Keeley

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in 32A–44E and in 15 colors).

    15. A pair of Lululemon Wunder leggings combining comfort and support (minus any pilling) into one great pair you can wear for years. 

    model wearing the full-length leggings in black and grey camo print
    Lululemon

    There's a lot of buzz around Lululemon leggings and if they're worth it. Well, let me tell you that these are one of my favorite pairs of leggings I've ever owned. I also have a pair of their Aligns, which are supposed to be everyone's favorite, and while I like them, I LOVE this style. These leggings are so comfortable yet supportive. I've worn them for every type of workout, including dance classes, weight lifting, and even yoga. And just like the below reviewer, I've had them for more than a year, they haven't pilled at all, which is something I cannot say about my Align leggings. I know these are a bit pricey for leggings, but I think this style is totally worth it. 

    Promising review: "Aligns pilling when working out? Other legging not comfy for lounging? Want to have an all-in-one legging so you’re not wasting cash on different types? THIS IS FOR YOU! I’ve had a pair for over two years with no pilling and look new every time! I wear these running, cycling, and lifting weights! Plus, they're so comfy to just lounge with a sweatshirt." —Robynsmith

    Get them from Lululemon for $98+ (available in sizes 0–20, three lengths, and 14 colors and patterns). 

    16. An open-back tank top with built-in strappy bra you'll love if you have a larger bust, because it'll keep you supported whether you're doing yoga or running.

    Reviewer wearing the scoop-neck tank while running
    A different reviewer wearing the tank in grey, showing the back of the top with the strappy bra and low-cut back

    Promising review: "OMG, this is the BEST workout top EVER! I'm really busty (38DD) and have always struggled to find sports bras that really hold the girls down but won't come undone (like the zip-up ones). It hugs you tight on top and is supportive enough that you feel secure, and is loose at the bottom, so it's not tight around your midsection. Size up if you're busty like me! I normally wear a L but decided to buy an XL due to others' advice and it fits perfectly. I'm going to buy more, I love it so much!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 18 colors and patterns).

    17. A long-sleeved top with a hood reviewers confirm stays in place while running, so you can focus on getting a new PR and not pulling your hood up every few minutes as the wind pushes it back down. 

    model wearing the long-sleeved top in red tie dye
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I purchased the top for running, and it’s become my favorite as it’s so comfy against my skin and doesn’t ride up. It’s pretty clingy so I’d recommend you go up a size if you don’t want it too snug. The hood stays put and keeps your neck warm which is an added bonus, and the top seems to be pretty windproof too." —Wooski

    Get it from Nordstrom for $78 (available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors). 

    18. A lightweight performance tank perfect for just about any workout but also other occasions too. This versatile top can even be worn swimming or on just your daily adventures. We love a top that can do it all. Oh — and I almost forgot. It has UPF 50+ protection, which makes it great for any outdoor sweat sesh (or swim).

    Reviewer wearing a purple tank top in the ocean
    Reviewer wearing it in black

    Promising review: "This is a quality workout top for the price. I bought five of them. They're very thin but not see through and keep me cool. Definitely the most comfortable workout tops I've owned. The fit in the chest and waist are perfect for me. I look great in them! I would definitely recommend them. I think they would also be good for swimming, but I haven't tried wearing them for that yet." —emily

    Get it from Amazon for $5.17+ (available sizes 1X–5X, 16–32 and seven colors).

    19. A two-piece workout set you'll be ~feeling~ yourself so much in you'll go for that finisher even harder and snap an epic workout selfie when you're done. Look at you go! 

    reviewer in same set in a black-and-blue leopard print
    reviewer in blue snake print sports bra and bike short set

    Promising review: "The fit of this set is amazing. The pants fit snug but still have breathing room. The top is a little tight against my back but nothing that would stop me from wearing it. I will be purchasing more pieces. It felt great the entire time during my workout. Material is very soft, and I do not have to keep pulling my pants up during my exercises." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.88+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 colors and styles).

    20. A medium impact sports bra made to be a hybrid between a sports bra and a crop top so you only have to wear one thing during your workout and don't have extra layers weighing you down. 

    model wearing the sports bra in blue
    Spanx

    I own this sports bra, and it's one of my favorites. The longline style is perfect for wearing on its own, while being supportive enough for more high-impact workouts. I own it in white but have been eyeing the other colors because I wear mine at least once a week. 

    Get it from Spanx for $68 (available in sizes XS–2X and in four colors). 

    21. A racerback muscle tank so you can show off that cute sports bra (and your muscles, of course).

    Promising review: "I teach fitness classes multiple times per week. This is my go-to top! I have it in six colors. I love the cut on the arm opening up to the neck. Also, the arm opening is low enough to show off a cute sports bra while also being loose enough to maintain appropriateness while 'working.' They wash and dry really well too. It fits true to size." —Ticket81

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $22.79+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 color combinations).

    22. A pair of super hight waisted leggings with pockets on *both* sides, which means you can carry your phone and any other small accessories you need to keep with you at all times. 

    model wearing the leggings in bright yellow
    Roam Loud

    Roam Loud is a small Black woman-owned biz!

    Get them from Roam Loud for $65 (available in sizes S–XL). 

    23. Or a racer-back sports bra if you're looking for a different spot to stash your phone. The back has a pocket specifically designed to fit your phone, so you can listen to music or podcasts during your morning workout.

    Reviewer slides smartphone into back pocket of floral racerback sports bra
    Reviewer wears same striped and floral racerback sports bra while running outdoors

    Promising review: "I love this bra! It holds my phone while I run, and I don't have to worry about it and I don't even notice I'm carrying it. Great fabric, well made. I love it so much I bought two!" —Crystal DeLancy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and in four colors).

    24. A pair of stirrup leggings to ensure everything actually stays in place even if you try to hit the super hard poses in your yoga class that usually intimidate you. Not today!

    model wearing the stirrup leggings in dark purple
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "I like having the stirrups on these leggings, they help keep them from riding up during exercise and also remind me of the stirrup trend during the eighties/nineties. The material is so soft and they are very comfortable to wear for fitness or errands around town!" —anonymous

    Get them from Old Navy for $30+ (available in sizes XS-4X, S–XXL Tall, XS–XL Petite and in three colors). 

    25. A set of crop tank tops that hit perfectly above high-waisted leggings so you don't have extra fabric bunched up around your stomach.

    Reviewer wearing tank top and flexing
    A different reviewer wearing the scoop-neck tank in black

    Promising review: "I love these! I am definitely not a crop top type of girl, but I decided to try these out for the gym since I like something that doesn’t move too much when I run or lift. With high-waisted leggings, these barely show any skin and are extremely breathable and comfortable." —Desi Brown

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $26.29+ (available in sizes S–L and in seven color variations).

    26. A two-tone long sleeved bodysuit, or in other words, your new go-to workout outfit. Not only is it super beautiful, but it will also let you go through your yoga flow feeling like the strong superstar you are. 

    model wearing the two-tone long-sleeved body suit while doing a headstand against a wall
    the same model showing the back of the bodysuit and how it has a cut out in the middle
    Solely Fit

    Solely Fit is a Black woman-owned brand creating beautiful functional activewear. The pieces are made to work out and hang out in. This bodysuit is made from a mix of polyester and spandex, so it fits comfortably.

    Get it from Solely Fit for $144 (available in sizes XS–XL and in two color combinations). 

    27. Printed bike shorts for when you're feeling ~wild~. And by wild, I mean you want to try that workout class labeled "hard" that you've haven't felt quite ready for yet. These will be as supportive as your workout buddy telling you "you can do this!"

    Reviewer wearing the bike shorts in a blue snake print
    A different reviewer wearing the bike shorts in white leopard print

    Promising review: "These are amazinggggg! So buttery soft and comfortable. A lot of shorts ride up and move around while working out, but these did not. So soft and comfy. I want to get more for workouts and just hanging out. I LOVE these. They look just like the picture and fit perfectly." —Jennifer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 17 colors and patterns).

    28. Leggings with side pockets to fit your phone and keys, so you can conveniently keep your valuables safe without having to awkwardly hold them.

    Promising review: "These are my new favorite workout pants! They are so comfortable, look and feel great and, have two side pockets. Those side pockets fit my iPhone comfortably and there is plenty of room left. It’s so practical. I think they run a little big and the fabric is also kind of stretchy. I could probably go with one smaller size and still be fine. I like it how it is, but it is something to consider. I'm definitely going to order more!" —Jessica Anne

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 36 colors and styles).

    29. A three-pack of compression tank tops that'll ensure your shirt won't fall down and cover your face while you're doing a downward dog.

    reviewer wearing the tight tank in blue
    a different reviewer wearing the tank in white

    Promising review: "These are GREAT! They're made of a super-soft material and are perfect for working out. They are by no means 'compression' material but are great for keeping you cool while exercising. I'm usually XS, but the small fits well. They're not skintight but do cling nicely to my figure. I'm in love!" —Leah

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $21.89 (available in sizes XS–3X and seven color combinations).

    30. A pair of period running shorts designed to hold up to two tampons worth of fluid, so you can wear them during your light to medium days for ultimate comfort during your workout sesh. 

    model wearing the shorts in green floral
    Aerie

    The shorts are made to be anti-bacterial and with odor-reducing layers. Just be sure to pre-rinse by hand in cold water (after wearing) and then machine wash on delicate in cold water in a mesh laundry bag. You can wash with your other clothes and tumble dry on low. 

    Promising review: "I got two pairs (pink and green),and they are so comfortable, and the pattern is adorable! I love how the shorts allow me to move around in them completely. My favorite part is the liner thing they have for your period — it’s SOOOOOO HELPFUL." —Sydney

    Get them from Aerie for $24.97 (originally $49.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and in four colors). 

    31. A printed workout set, which comes with a stamp of approval from a fitness instructor, and you know that's the highest compliment because they wear activewear every day like it's their job (oh right — it is). 

    Reviewers do say it runs small and recommend ordering a size up. 

    Promising review: "As a fitness instructor, I’m always looking for cute workout clothes that are functional. This holds up during HIIT, weight lifting, mixed martial arts, etc! Plus, I’ve received a lot of compliments 😁." —Kristin Giles

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 38 colors and patterns).