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    Updated on Jul 24, 2020. Posted on Jul 22, 2020

    28 Pieces Of Activewear From Brands You Might Not Know But Should

    It's time to upgrade your workout wardrobe with some brands that are doing some really cool things.

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

    1. A shiny bodysuit that'll instantly boost your confidence level by at least 100% and help you crush whatever your workout (or day) brings your way.

    Solely Fit

    Solely Fit is a Black woman-owned brand creating functional activewear that looks super nice. The pieces are made to work out in 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 $110 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    2. A reversible crisscross bra you can wear with the print side out or the solid side, so it's basically two bras in one.

    Wolven

    Wolven is a WOC-founded business that creates sustainable activewear and swimwear. The clothes are made from fabric from recycled plastic water bottles and the patterns come from geometry found in nature. Plus, for every sale, Wolven removes one pound of waste from the ocean.

    Get it from Wolven for $54 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    3. A mesh tank perfect for even your toughest of workouts because the breathable fabric will keep you as cool (as possible) while you crush those burpees.

    Two models wearing the tank in red with a high neckline and a tie in the back
    Alala

    Alala is a WOC-owned business offering luxury activewear that can be worn all day long. The pieces are inspired by women's wardrobes and are meant to make the wearer feel powerful.

    Promising review: "I live in south Florida where I train outdoors, so I am always looking for something relatively sweat proof (because nothing is 100% sweat-proof in this heat!). This is a great option. It's lightweight, does not absorb sweat the way cotton does, and it is very flattering. I will be buying this in another color!" —MAGGIE

    Get it from Alala for $65 (available in sizes XS-3X).

    4. A cowl-neck pullover great for those early morning runs when it's still a little too chilly to wear only a tank top.

    Model wearing the sweatshirt with funnel neck and front pocket in grey
    Splendid

    Splendid is a brand that focuses on soft basics, but their activewear also stands up. The styles combine basic pieces with great detailing.

    Promising review: "I love this top. It's soft, comfy, and lightweight. It's also fashionable! I would buy it in every color." —Patricia P.

    Get it from Splendid for $88 (available in sizes XS-L and in grey and black).

    5. A pink leopard set for when you're feeling a little ~wild~ and are ready to step out of your black-legging comfort zone.

    Model wearing black, white, and pink leopard-print leggings and sports bra
    Lydia Endora

    Lydia Endora is a Black woman-owned company offering clothing, accessories, activewear, and swimwear at reasonable prices. This set comes with the leggings and sports bra that are made with a moisture-wicking material.

    Get it from Lydia Endora for $89.90 (originally $115; available in sizes XS-2XL).

    6. Seamless bike shorts made to be super comfortable but stay in place, no matter how intense your workout is.

    Model wearing the high-waisted bike shorts with a black camo print
    Spanx

    Spanx is a woman-founded brand mostly known for its shapewear. But the activewear is also really great. They have a lot of seamless styles and basic pieces that really do their jobs. I've been living in these bike shorts recently and am obsessed. They seem pretty small when you first see them, but they stretch a lot, but they're never too tight. I've done many a workout in them, and they stay in place, which is always a great thing. I highly recommend them and may need to get a couple more just so I can wear them every day...

    Get them from Spanx for $58 (available in sizes XS-3X and in black and camo).

    7. A mesh-back tank that's basically the modern-day mullet because it's business in the front and party in the back. (And by party, I mean that it lets your skin breathe and keeps you feeling cool.)

    Superfit Hero is a female-founded brand that focuses on body positivity. All of their clothing is size-inclusive and are offered in sizes up to 5XL. Everything is ethically made in Los Angeles, California.

    Promising review: "I love the fit of this tank top so much. It fits in all the right places. My favorite part is how well it keeps the sweat off me through the back! I highly recommended it." —Mike W.

    Get it from Superfit Hero for $45 (available in sizes S-5XL).

    8. Striped leggings specifically made to stand out and make you smile when you wear them. How cool is that?

    Model wearing the blue ombre striped leggings while doing a yoga pose
    K-Deer

    K-Deer is a female-owned brand offering size-inclusive activewear in bright and fun colors. They're also focused on giving back, and the signature stripe leggings are named after inspiring women. Five percent of proceeds from the leggings to go charity. So far, they've raised more than $150,000.

    Promising review: "These are the best leggings I have ever owned! Whenever I wear them, I get so many compliments and everyone wants to know where I bought them at. They're so comfortable — feels like a second skin" — Felicia K.

    Get them from K-Deer for $98 (available in sizes XS-4X and in 20 styles).

    9. A floral short to help you ~tropic~ like it's hot and crush those squats.

    Model wearing the mid-rise tight shorts in a tropical floral pattern
    Love Her

    Love Her is a woman-owned brand that specializes in activewear at reasonable price points. Their bottoms range from $25-$35. These shorts are designed to fit like a second skin and be comfortable and breathable.

    Get it from Love Her for $25 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    10. Printed leggings to help you make a statement, and that statement is that you're a fun person who likes to wear fun workout clothes.

    Model wearing the full-length lettings with a black and white line triangle design throughout
    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 it from Rochelle Porter Design on Etsy for $69 (available in sizes XS-XL). And get the coordinating bra for $44 (available in sizes XS-2X).

    11. A tie-dye crop tee made with antimicrobial, sweat-wicking fabric to keep you feeling dry and also odor-free (both equally important) so you can go about your day if taking a shower right after you work out is just not in the cards.

    Model wearing the short-sleeved crop top in white, peach, purple, and light pink tie dye
    Day/Won

    Day/Won is a female-founded brand by model Candice Huffine, who after starting to run marathons, realized that there was a lack of high-performance activewear in larger than size 10. The brand is size-inclusive and offers sizes 0-32 on every item they sell. The products are sustainably made in the US.

    Get it from Day/Won for $52 (available in sizes XS-5X).

    12. Mesh-panel leggings you may find yourself reaching for even when you don't plan on working out because they're super comfy no matter what you're doing.

    Model wearing the full-length leggings with a high-waist and mesh panels on the side in green
    Universal Standard

    Universal Standard is a woman-owned business focused on size-inclusive clothing. They offer all their styles from a size 00 to 40. These leggings are made with sweat-wicking antimicrobial fabric and a hidden back pocket for an extra detail.

    Get it from Universal Standard for $85 (available in sizes 00-40 and in green and black).

    13. An All in Motion sports bra with medium support to keep your boobs in place without making them feel suffocated (you know that awful feeling).

    Model wearing the sports bra in purple  with a mesh panel across the top and adjustable straps
    Target

    All in Motion is a performace-ready brand focused on quality, sustainability, and inclusivity. Most of the pieces in the collection incorporate sustainably sourced materials. This specific bra is made with recycled polyester and has medium support.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bra! I am extremely picky and have a hard time finding bras that fit well. I usually have to spend an arm and a leg. I also prefer the comfort of sports bras, but don't like how flat-chested and non-lifted I look! This bra gives me both! It looks like a regular bra under clothing but fits with the comfort of a sports bra. The support is also awesome, which is hard for me to find!" —Amanda

    Get it from Target for $24 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 1X-4X in three colors).

    14. A pair of leggings made from sustainable fabric so you can not only look great in them but feel great about your purchase, too.

    Model wearing the full-length black leggings with a black camo stripe down the outside and a purple stripe down the inside
    Pact

    Pact is a brand that makes organic cotton clothing sustainably and ethically. They believe everyone should be able to have organic alternatives, so the products are at a more reasonable price point. These leggings are made with organic cotton and elastane for stretch and comfort.

    Promising review: "I love the fit and comfort of these leggings. They have a high waist and good coverage while looking really stylish!" —Micki1

    Get it from Pact for $36 (originally $45; available in sizes XS-XL and in three styles).

    15. A bralette specifically made for bigger chests to give the perfect amount of compression you'll appreciate when your instructor tells you that it's time for even more jumping jacks.

    Model wearing the bralette with a scoop neck and blue tie-dye-like design
    Lola Getts

    Lola Getts is a woman-owned athletic brand that has been designing workout clothing for curvy woman's bodies since 2012. All the items are made in the US. This bralette is designed with compression and moisture-wicking technology.

    Get it from Lola Getts for $56 (available in sizes 10-24).

    16. Petal-hem shorts with a design that will help stop chafing and also help you ~go the distance~ and crush those goals you have.

    Model wearing the shorts with a thick black waistband and white, black, and teal floral print
    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Calia by Carrie Underwood was created by, you guessed it, country superstar, Carrie Underwood. She's known for her killer legs and intense workouts, and her brand holds up to that. The styles are functional but still have details that make them interesting. These shorts have a curved petal hemline to keep them super flattering.

    Promising review: "These shorts are comfortable and cute! I got so many compliments on them when I wore them! But more importantly, I love them! I am usually a size small but probably could’ve gotten an extra small in these." —Rtmrunner

    Get them from Calia by Carrie Underwood on Dick's Sporting Goods for $40 (available in sizes XS-XL and in three styles).

    17. A crop top that may just be the reason you take that virtual yoga class so you can show it off, but whatever motivation it takes, right?

    Model wearing tank-top style crop top in green with an abstract print in darker green on it
    Nube

    Nube is a woman-owned company that makes sustainable activewear. The clothes are made from recycled materials in the US. They partner with artists and designers to create the abstract print on their clothes. Five percent of the profits go to the artist. The design in this crop top was created by Chris Ballasiotes.

    Get it from Nube for $45 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    18. A bodysuit you won't have to worry about sliding up at all during class because nobody needs to take the time to put their shirt back in place.

    Model wearing the deep V-neck bodysuit in navy with thin straps and two straps at the bottom of the V
    Free People

    Free People may be more well known for its boho-inspired clothes, but their activewear is also great. Plus, one percent of all Free People activewear purchases go to benefiting Girls Inc.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bodysuit. It fits well and makes you feel like a sexy ballerina! The material is durable, comfortable, and stretchy. I feel like you can dress it up with some cute jeans and a nice jacket or even dress it down with some sweats. It's seriously great for any occasion. I am in love! I will definitely be wearing it to yoga sessions, too! I'm ready to buy another." —thisisjoan

    Get it from Free People for $40 (available in sizes XS/S and M/L and in eight colors).

    19. A floral capri legging designed with a pocket on each side so you can easily stash your phone and keys and not have to worry about bringing a bag with you at all times.

    The capri legging with a wide waistband and strappy ladder detailing on the bottom side in black with a white, pink, blue, and grey floral print all over it
    Lane Bryant

    Lane Bryant may be known more for its clothing, but they also have an activewear line Livi. These leggings have a 4-inch elastic waistband for extra support and comfort.

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $49.95 (available in sizes 14-28).

    20. A ribbed lace-up sports bra cute enough to also work as a top, which means less dirty laundry for you to do.

    Model wearing the sports bra with thick straps, thick band around the chest, and a lace-up front by the neckline in green
    Aerie

    Aerie is known for its bras and underwear, but their activewear is amazing. The styles are cute and functional, and the brand celebrates body positivity and the empowerment of women. They don't retouch any of the images on the site. This bra is made with a ribbed fabric for comfort and support.

    Get it from Aerie for $26.21 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in five styles). You can also get the coordinating leggings to complete the look above.

    21. A pair of printed leggings that are especially great for tall people, as they're made to be two inches longer than most leggings. But if you're more vertically challenged, the style will still gather nicely around your ankles.

    Model wearing the leggings with a thick black waistband, diagonal mesh panels and black panel in the middle by the knee and a purple circular pattern on the rest of the leg
    CultureFit

    CultureFit is a Black woman-owned business creating activewear inspired by West African culture. The leggings are made with moisture-wicking fabric. The leggings are also made 2 inches longer than most, which is great for anyone with especially long legs.

    Promising review: "I’m loving my Ankara print leggings! They fit comfortably and allow me to move through Vinyasa flow with ease." —Keisha C

    Get them from CultureFit for $54.99 (available in sizes XS-L).

    22. A sports bra designed with a pocket for your phone in the back so you have a place to easily stash it when you go on a run.

    Back view of the sports bra in navy with a model reaching for their phone that fits in a pocket in the back middle
    Senita Athletics

    Senita Athletics is a woman-owned business that has been creating affordable and functional activewear since 2015. The products are designed with small details, such as pockets on the sides of most of their leggings and shorts and back pocket on the sports bra that fits a phone. The bra also has removable cups and is wire-free.

    Promising review: "I bought this sports bra after hearing so many people rave about it, and I'm so glad that I did! I now have this bra in two colors, and they are so comfy with and without the pads. I wear them for running because of their ability to handle impact, but the pocket is also a great feature! I am a 32 C and a small fit perfectly, without the bottom strap being tight around my rib cage." —Amanda

    Get it from Senita Athletics for $26 (available in sizes XS-L and in 10 styles).

    23. Shining leopard bike shorts that'll ~stand~ out in your wardrobe and in your life. You may wear these at least once a week.

    Model wearing the high-waisted bike shorts in white with a black leopard pattern all over them
    Good American

    Good American is a woman-founded brand that is more well-known for its jeans, but the activewear follows the same ideas of body positivity and inclusivity. The pieces are made with breathable fabrics and high-tech design. These bike shorts are also made with UV protection so you can wear them outside with no problems.

    Get them from Good American for $69 (available in sizes 0-7, which fit sizes XS-4XL).

    24. High-rise leggings you'll soon be telling everyone you know about because not only are they made from recycled water bottles, but they're soft, comfortable, and let you move.

    Three models with different body types wearing the full-length high-waisted leggings in grey
    Girlfriend Collective

    Girlfriend Collective is a woman-owned brand focused on bringing sustainability and inclusivity into activewear. Their pieces are made from recycled water bottles and fishnets. All of their styles are offered in sizes XXS-6X.

    Promising review: "I love how these leggings feel! They don’t ride up or down when you move! I love being able to wear them for anything — walking, yoga, lounging. I wore them hiking this past weekend, and they were perfect! O have them in two colors and have been telling everyone about them." —Victoria E.

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $68 (available in sizes XXS-6XL, three styles, and nine colors).

    25. A bodysuit so you can stand out from the crowd because your workout clothes should be as unique as you are.

    Model wearing the full-length bodysuit with spaghetti straps in white with a blue and red tree pattern throughout
    Pru Apparel

    Pru Apparel is a Black woman-owned business creating printed activewear since 2014. They use culturally-inspired prints to celebrate their heritage. This bodysuit has illustrations of Marula trees from South African all over it.

    Get it from Pru Apparel for $75 (available in sizes S-XL).

    26. The "ultimate" sports bra with more than 15,000 5-star reviews raving about how it fits all different bodies and keeps boobs, no matter how big or small they are, 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 customizeable 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 $65+ (available in sizes XS-6Luxe and in five styles).

    27. Biker shorts designed with a zipper in the front for an added detail that also makes them easier to get on and off.

    The high-waisted biker shorts in green  with a white stripe down the side with "Damihow" written three times
    Damihow

    Damihow is a Black woman-owned brand that offers different collections of activewear pieces, from sculpt, to synergy, to essentials. These shorts are made with polyester and spandex and have a zipper up the front.

    Promising review: "I got these shorts, and lemme tell you as I soon as I put them on, I was like "yasss!" The quality is amazing, and they literally sculpt your body. I love them." —Ataysha F.

    Get them from Damihow for $26 (available in sizes XS-L)

    28. And a pair of leggings that'll be the ~cherry on top~ of your next workout because they are just so fun and different.

    Model wearing high-waisted full-length leggings in black with yellow, pink, and red cherries all over
    Goldsheep

    Goldsheep is a woman-owned company that makes one-of-a-kind leggings with fun and bright prints. The products are hand-made in California. These leggings are made with moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabric.

    Get them from Goldsheep for $98 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in long and 7/8th length).

    I second what Elle said, but also not that she needs to add that cute workout clothes make you happy too!

    Marc Platt Productions

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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