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    31 Pieces Of Workout Clothing You’ll Wear All The Time

    Sometimes just getting dressed for a workout is the hardest part.

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    1. A pair of leggings created in collaboration with customers so you know they truly are tie-dye for.


    These high-rise leggings are meant to move outside. They have moisture-wicking fabric so you don't feel sweat and also UPF 50+ sun protection. Plus, they have a hidden waistband pocket for your keys (or snacks!).

    Get them from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).

    2. A pair of mesh shorts that are so basic, you literally can't go wrong with them.


    Promising review: "These are comfortable, breathable, and fantastic workout short! They're durable quality and have a nice comfort waistband." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $7.69+ (available in sizes XS-2X and in eight colors).

    3. A tank top/bra combo you'll love if you have a larger bust because it'll keep you supported whether you're doing yoga or running a marathon.


    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). I'm curvy and have love handles that I'm self-conscious about, so it's hard to find a top that isn't really loose but not terribly formfitting, and this top is it! 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! For reference, I'm 5'3", 175 lbs." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 18 colors and patterns).

    4. A mesh-trim jacket to throw on for the beginning of your yoga class when it's still a little too cold to be in a tank top, but you know you'll get warmed up soon.

    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I love this jacket! So much that I just ordered two more colors. It's stretchy fabric that really hugs your curves!" —monique P.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $11.90 (originally $17; available in sizes XS-L and in light purple, light pink, and purple).

    5. A simple racerback top more than 1,600 people have given five-star reviews — so you know you can't go wrong by stocking up on every color.


    Promising review: "I rely on reviews to decide on everything I buy so I thought I’d help a sister out! I just got these in the mail and tried them on and I’m so impressed! I’ve been eyeing these shirts for a while and finally decided to buy them, and I’m so glad I did. Based on the reviews, I was a little unsure about sizing, but I went with my normal small. In my opinion, they're very true to size (I'm 5’1", 122 lbs). The material is soft and not constricting. They are a tad long, but I have a pretty short torso. I’d size up for a looser fit and down if you’re looking for a tight fit. Overall I’m happy, and I think $20 for three shirts is a steal!" —Shelby Jordan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in XS-XXL and in 17 colors and varieties).

    6. A sports bra for bigger bust sizes that promises no bounce — and, based on more than 4,000 five-star reviews, delivers.


    Promising review: "I have been searching for a sports bra that works. This one does what it says. I am a 36D and I work out with a personal trainer. I do HIIT workouts, strength training, and running. With this bra there is very little bounce. It also is very breathable. It fits snug but I like that. It runs true to size. It even feels like it supports my back and shoulders. I am definitely buying more of these. I highly recommend this bra especially for women who are larger. Seriously the best support I have ever had in a sports bra." —Jennifer Pelton

    Get it from Amazon for $23.04+ (available in 34C-50J and in nine colors).

    7. A petal hem short with a stretchy waistband, so you feel supported and not suffocated.

    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed! I already sent out a PSA to my friends recommending these. I have been looking for new workout shorts for months now! I have tried many popular brands, and they are either too tight on my thighs to fit on my waist or way too short. These are perfect! They're so flattering, which makes wearing shorts more comfortable. I just bought another pair!" —Mary

    Get them from Dick's Sporting Goods for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors).

    8. A pair of bootcut yoga pants to widen your selection of workout bottoms.


    You can customize the inseam length to make sure they fit you just right!

    Promising review: "I tried these out with low expectations, but they really surprised me. There is almost no difference between these pants and other name-brand ones, other than they are half the price. I bought my normal size and they fit perfectly. I didn't measure the inseam, but I wear 35-36 inseam and they are perfect. I love them!" —Jean

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL, inseams 27"–37", and five colors).

    9. A simple moisture-wicking top that'll keep you cool as a cucumber even through the most intense workouts.


    Promising review: "I love these shirts! I've been looking for a good workout shirt that doesn't cling around the middle. Not only did this one fit the bill, it's about 2 inches longer than the Champion shirts that I bought for more money. They are incredibly comfortable to work out in but also just look like a regular non-athletic shirt. I don't have any problem wearing them out of the gym and feeling like I have normal street clothes on. And this is much more comfortable than normal street clothes!! I highly recommend!" —Mom-of-Two

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in sizes XS-4XL and in 15 colors).

    10. Some leggings that basically feel like butter when you put them on, which might seem like a weird feeling, but just imagine wearing something so soft and smooth. You may never want to take these off.


    Get them from Lululemon for $88 (available in sizes 0-14 and in 11 colors and patterns).

    11. A long-sleeved shirt with breathable fabric and UPF 50+, perfect for any outdoor workouts.


    Reviewers say the shirt runs small and suggest ordering a size up.

    Promising review: "We just got back from a vacation in Utah where we hiked nonstop for a week. I have never worn a long-sleeved shirt to hike in when it is warm, but this one was fantastic. Even though I packed other shirts, I kept washing this shirt in the sink, hanging it up to let it air-dry, and wearing it the next day. Unfortunately, all my pictures look like I only have one outfit, so I intend to order a couple more in different colors. It's much better than having to use sunscreen all day long." —callie2

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in sizes XS-2X and in 11 colors).

    12. Some leggings with side pockets to fit your phone and keys, so you can conveniently keep valuables safe and sound.


    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 room left. It’s so practical. I’m 5’4", 170 lbs, and usually wear between M-L. I like how the large fits better. 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 30 colors and styles).

    13. An anorak – you won't be-leaf how much wear you'll get out of it and find yourself throwing it on for your morning run every single day.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $19.53 (originally $27.90; available in sizes XS-L).

    14. A pair of high-waisted shorts you'll waist no time putting to good use during a new workout.,

    Promising review: "I love my shorts so much that I purchased a second and third pair. They are great for my summer walking group. This particular short has pockets for cell phone, keys, or money. I also wear them for spin/circuit-training classes. All the styles I bought have the tummy-control panel and fit high on the waist...PERFECT!!! I totally recommend trying these. I looked in stores all over my area, and couldn't find what I wanted, but I found them on Amazon." —jme

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 42 colors).

    15. A front-close sports bra that'll be so much easier to put on and take off, especially if you're covered in sweat.


    The bra is machine-washable and 95% cotton/5% spandex.

    Promising review: "These are the best sport bras EVER! They actually give you enough support and don't give me uni-boob! Plus, they're so much easier to get on as opposed to regular sports bras that are basically a workout to put on over your head and unroll to fit. I can’t wait to buy more soon!" —Stacey D Belt

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in sizes 34-48 and in eight colors and varieties).

    16. A pair of printed leggings to switch up your routine of black leggings after black leggings after black leggings. You've gotta throw a wild card in there every once and a while.

    TJ Maxx

    Get them from TJ Maxx for $14.99 (available in sizes S-L).

    17. A simple tank that's really anything but ordinary. You'll start doing laundry more regularly just so you can wear it more often.


    Promising review: "This shirt is soft and light which is perfect for working out. I ordered a medium which is my usual size and it fit perfectly. I like that it's modest in the front and open in the back to show off the sports bra design." —Nate Larkin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 12 colors).

    18. A pack of high-impact sports bras to keep your boobs in place no matter how big or small they are., Amazon

    Promising review: "These sports bras are amazing. They are great quality, wash well, and fit comfortably. You get 5 sports bras for the price of one, which is great for my wallet. The colors are beautiful and just as bright as advertised. They have a removable pad that are easy to take out and put in. I wear a 40DD, and the XL fits comfortably and supports me perfectly. The material helps keep you feeling dry when you sweat, which is what I am always looking for. All in all, an excellent buy!" —Tokens of Faith

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 9 colors and varieties).

    Read more about how great these sports bras are here.

    19. A long-sleeved shirt with intricate detailing to put you ~on the dot~ of workout style.


    Promising review: "I own two of these awesome shirts. I wear them for long and short runs, running errands, and just hanging out. They are super soft, comfy, and not skin tight. For reference I am 5'7, 155 pounds, 34D, and I bought Medium. Plus, they're a good length for my long torso!!" —Marathonmom

    Get it from Athleta for $59 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 11 colors).

    20. A pair of high-waisted leggings I may already have in my cart because they're cute, come in so many colors, and one can never (never!) have too many pairs of leggings.


    Promising review: "These leggings are perfect. They’re not see-through at all, very stretchy without being straight spandex, and true to color. The seams are in comfortable places and the waistband is great. I buy a lot of leggings and this is now my go-to source." —Devon Borokoff

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 18 colors).

    These are also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best inexpensive leggings!

    21. A three-pack of compression tops that will ensure your shirt won't fall down and cover your face when you're doing a downward dog.


    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 them from Amazon for $20.45 (available in sizes XS-XL and in seven colors and styles).

    22. A medium impact sports bra with an ingenious pocket for your phone so you have a place to stash it when you run and not have to worry about it falling out of your pocket and cracking your screen.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love the pocket in the back!!! I went running and didn't even feel the weight of the phone. It's an awesome sports bra." —Jennifer

    Get it from Fabletics for $17.47+ (available in sizes XXS-3X and in white, black, and dark grey).

    23. A racerback muscle tank so you can show off that cute sports bra you love.

    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. It really flatters the shoulder muscles. 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 it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in XS-XL and in 18 colors and varieties).

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


    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. It's replacing my Victoria's Secret workout bras that I can no longer find." —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $11.72+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 15 colors and patterns).

    25. A reversible jacket...which just means you basically get two jackets for the price of one, and how cool is that?


    Get it from Target for $41.99 (available in sizes 1X-4X).

    26. Some compression socks designed to help promote blood circulation and oxygen flow, prevent cramping, swelling, and muscle recovery — and basically perform magic on your legs before, during, and after your workout.


    Plus, they're great for long flights as well as for people with chronic lymphedema.

    Promising review: "I love these socks. They have helped so much with fatigue in my legs during my runs and HIIT workouts. They aren’t too tight to where they leave indentions in my feet. Plus, the toe seam isn’t one that irritates you. Just make sure you are putting them on the right feet. The bottoms say L or R. They go right below my knee but can be pulled slightly over the knee, if needed." —Kess_reviews

    Get them from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in sizes S/M and L/XL and in seven colors).

    27. A tank top with a mesh panel to prove – once and for all – that you really are bringing ~sexy back~.


    Promising review: "This is a great workout shirts! I usually wear a small and ordered a small, and they fit great! I wore it for weight lifting one night and cardio one morning, and it worked really well and is very comfy. I will be buying in more colors." —Nikkie A

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 15 colors and styles).

    28. A metallic jacket because you deserve to ~shine~ during your workouts. (And, no, sweat doesn't count.)

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $49.97 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    29. A pair of ombre leggings to help get your ~om~ on in yoga class while everyone around you will be wondering where you got your pants.,

    Promising review: "Let me tell you, I have been rocking these for over a year, and they still look brand new. I wear them out on errands, to the gym, when I am traveling, and pretty much everywhere else you would want to wear these. They keep my stomach under control, but I still feel flexible and am able to move. Plus, I am a little obsessed with the ombre design. I bought them in two other colors. They're worth it!" —VivalaDittrich

    Get them from Amazon for $18.75+ (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in 40 colors).

    30. A lightweight woven short you can wear while you run on a treadmill or when hiking a mountain and everything in between., Amazon

    Promising review: "These are my new favorite running shorts! They are the right length and fit perfectly snug around my waist and are not too tight or uncomfortable. They have an inside key pocket and also outside pockets. I plan to get one in every color!" —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $14.59+ (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in 64 colors).

    31. An adorable matching set you'll love so much that you'll sign up for more yoga classes just to show it off to everyone...even the annoying girl in the front who likes to show off how well she can do the crow pose. We get it! You're flexible!


    Madewell x Outdoor Voices = the collaboration of my dreams 😍

    Get the set from Madewell: $75 for the bottoms (available in sizes XS-XL), $45 for the top (available in sizes XS-XL), or the set for $95.

    How I feel about myself after I finish a workout:

    Blye-Bearde Productions

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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