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    19 Things From Athleta That Are Totally Worth Splurging On

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    1. A super supportive, high-impact workout top complete with a built-in bra, saving you mental energy by combining two of the trickiest pieces of workout gear in one.


    Promising review: "FINALLY! This is the exercise tank I have been searching for! This top checks ALL the boxes. It’s the perfect length; neither too long and bunchy at waist, nor so short that my stomach shows. It has the perfect amount of support and stretch and comes in fun colors as well as the typical black and white. I purchased this tank in four different colors and am considering getting a few more. They are really cute with workout shorts and now I can barely wait to do my daily workout!" —Tracy Grace

    Price: $64 (available in sizes XS-XL and five colors)

    2. A chic ventilated dress that is basically the Swiss Army knife of outfit choices: it comes with a breathable mesh back, a zippered front, and — be still our beating hearts — sneaky pockets.


    Promising review: "High quality material used to make a very attractive dress. It has ball pockets which is extremely hard to find. Easy to move around in and the correct length for tennis. Worth the price in every way." —Erda

    Price: $89 (available in sizes XXS-XL, in regular, petite, and tall lengths and four colors, some colors on sale)

    3. A packable lightweight running jacket with a cheeky lil' cinched back, perfect for those breezy not-quite-summer days.


    Promising review: "I love this jacket! It really is the best purchase I’ve made at Athleta. I love that it’s packable and lightweight. My go-to gym jacket for sure. I love how you can cinch the waist if you want definition. It's seriously the best jacket ever for running." —Sam

    Price: $128 (available in sizes XXS-XL, in regular, tall, and petite lengths)

    4. A carryall gym tote equipped with a special pocket or space for anything and everything you can think of: your wallet, yoga mat, even a separate compartment for your sweaty shoes.


    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a stylish bag for the gym and weekends. This is great. Holds a lot of things. Separate compartment, inside lining is a different color which makes it easier to find things. Also the bottom unzips for shoes. It even came with a small bag for your dirty clothes!! It’s $$$$ but well worth it!" —Judesa

    Price: $128 (available in two colors)

    5. A pair of eye-popping mesh shorts that won't run up or chafe, and are so beloved that they have amassed over 770 five-star reviews from customers wearing them for every kind of scenario you can think of.


    Promising review: "I needed shorts for running that wouldn’t roll up or creep up between my legs. I also needed the inside liner to stay put with movement. I’ve worn these 4x already for my workout and I’m extremely pleased with the quality of my purchase, not to mention all the compliments I’ve received on the color." —Alishaslp

    Price: $49 (available in sizes XXS-XL and three colors)

    6. A moisture-wicking bra specifically designed to support D and DD cups, with sleek razorback detailing that will make you want to pair it with every top in your closet.


    Promising review: "I was thrilled to find this workout bra with the help of the excellent staff in the store. I was on the hunt. I'm a fan of high-impact aerobics — not all workout bras fit the bill, and especially for large cups. This bra did all and then some. I have road tested it for two weeks and it's two-thumbs-up. It’s been through high intensity, fusion, kickboxing, strength training and is incredibly comfortable, stays in place and is easy-on and easy-off. I will be buying more." —Gardenparty

    Price: $49 (available in sizes XXS-XL and five colors)

    7. A fun-loving sun-protective jacket perfect for those transitional weather days between seasons, and so colorful you can throw it on any "blah" outfit for an instant bold layered look.


    Promising review: "Lightweight, stretchy and well-designed zip-up jacket that offers a lot of versatility. It can be worn with jeans for that casual day outing or before and after a gym workout to minimize the chill. It covers well in front and back while offering a stylish, not boxy look. Fits true to size! Good value!" —Boerne

    Price: $98 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in four colors)

    8. A pair of durable, stay-put performance leggings so comfortable and easy to slide on that you may accidentally start living in them. (The sleek pockets on the side may have just sealed that particular fate.)


    Promising review: "This is my first pair of Athleta leggings and they are worth every penny. They are very comfortable, fitting snugly without being tight. The pockets are a great feature and very practical. They barely moved out of place during my HIIT workout and allowed full range of movement. Definitely one of my new favorite pairs!" —Annelise

    Price: $89 (available in XXS-XL, 1X-3X, in petite, regular, and tall lengths, and four colors)

    9. A breezy wrap so incredibly soft that you'll have to touch it five times over to believe it.


    Promising review: "The nirvana wrap is amazingly soft! I love to wear it after yoga class. It fits so perfectly to my shape. On top of that I love the colors... I purchased a couple of them and I would like more! One of the best pieces of Athleta designs." —LilyFitz

    Price: $89 (available in sizes XXS-XL, in regular, petite, and tall lengths, and 10 colors, some colors on sale)

    10. A pair of high-waisted, colorful leggings with just the *chef's kiss* perfect amount of compression, and no uncomfortable side seams digging into your skin.


    Promising review: "These pants work great for the gym and they’re not shiny so they work great as leggings. So soft and comfortable! I waited to purchase because of the $$$ but totally worth it." —JAR

    Price: $98 (available in XXS-XL, 1X-3X, in petite, regular, and tall lengths, and six colors)

    11. A hybrid sports bra and crop top with such an adorable cut you'll be planning all of your future summer outfits around it, both in the yoga studio and out.


    Promising review: "LOVE this workout top. If I could have this in every color I would, it hits at the perfect place on the body and because Athleta has separated the 'bra' part from a thinner softer Powervita layer, you feel supported but not suffocated if that makes sense. This is my favorite cropped workout top that I own!" —clairebear

    Price: $59 (available in sizes XXS-XL and eight colors, some colors on sale)

    12. A wrinkle-resistant hiking skort with breathable lining to cancel thigh chafing before it even has a chance to start — plus, enough pockets for all your well-deserved "we made it to the top!" snacks.


    Promising review: "I love this skort. It is super comfortable. I love the length. It's the perfect everyday skirt for spring and summer. I live in this! I am tempted to buy two more exactly the same so I never have to be without it. The length is perfect. It's long enough to go anywhere in, and it feels sporty. I've looked for this kind of skort for a long time, and I'm so happy to have found it!" —Robin

    Price: $59 (available in sizes XXS-XL, in regular and tall lengths, and four colors)

    13. A breathable T-shirt made to stand the test of time, so when you fall in love with its flowy cut and its perfect scoop V neckline, it'll be a staple in your closet for life.


    Promising review: "I have always loved the 'burnout' style tee, but other brands quickly start to fall apart. These are my new go to tee! They are much more durable than other burnout styles I’ve had. They fit perfectly and are comfortable yet just nice enough to not look like you’re 'just wearing a t-shirt.'" —Gyance323

    Price: $49 (available in sizes XXS-XL and six colors, some colors on sale)

    14. A pair of lightweight utility joggers with a playful ankle cuff, and so many pockets (six! pockets!!) that you will essentially turn yourself into the chic, sporty version of the Room of Requirement.


    Promising review: "Great, non-binding waist band, easy access pockets near waist, and wonderful, large pockets for passports or driver's license on legs! These pants have a loose fit with soft, lightweight texture. They are ideal for long and/or overnight flights, because they can store your valuables without impinging on the comfort necessary to easily fall asleep. Terrific price and fantastic neutral color." —judith

    Price: $89 (available in sizes 0-16 in regular, petite, and tall lengths, and four colors)

    15. A crop top that falls at such a perfect length that it will probably end up in at least half of your summer Instagram photos — it'll be hard to find a pair of denim shorts or jeans you won't want to pair it with.


    Promising review: "This is actually my second daily crop tee! They are so comfortable and easy to through on with yoga pants or high rise jeans for a casual look. Bonus: they are great to wear under sweaters in the winter too if the sweater is a bit itchy or has larger holes. This is a must-have basic." —Beth

    Price: $44 (available in sizes XXS-XL, in regular, petite, and tall lengths, and 10 colors, some colors on sale)

    16. A buttery soft sweater that pairs just as easily with structured jeans as it does with a fun pair of leggings, with a relaxed, cozy fit that will make you want one in every single color.


    Promising review: "This sweatshirt is warm and cozy! The material is the softest I have ever worn. I would wear this every single day if I could! The thumb holes add to make it the perfect crew neck sweatshirt ever." —lyss

    Price: $79 (available in XXS-XL, 1X-3X, in petite, regular, and tall lengths, and 11 colors)

    17. A chic take on work pants so cozy that they will quickly become your go-to WFH uniform.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect pant! I wore these during a business travel trip and they were very comfortable. After riding in a car for four hours there were no wrinkles and looked great for my meeting. Well worth the money!" —Mrs. C

    Price: $98 (available in sizes 0-16 and regular, petite, and tall lengths)

    18. A snuggly year-round hoodie with a mock turtleneck collar to lock in the coziness so effectively that it's basically like your own sweatshirt is giving you a hug.


    Promising review: "I don't write reviews very often but this deserves one! I was reluctant to spend the $$ but since bringing this home, I've worn it nonstop. I love all the pockets and the long cuffs that fold if you don't want to use the thumb hole. The collar and hood are super functional and the zipper is very smooth. I got the grey and I'm tempted to get another color. Please keep making this, Athleta!" —chronically opinionated

    Price: $108 (available in sizes XXS-XL, 1X-3X, in regular, petite, and tall lengths, and eight colors, some colors on sale)

    19. A pair of ultra high leggings that fit like a comfy glove and will pair beautifully with pretty much any cut of top in your closet, whether it's a billowy sleeved number or a cheeky crop.


    Promising review: "These are my FAVORITE leggings ever. This is the second pair I've purchased — the first pair has lasted over a year at this point and I wear them multiple times a week. They're super comfy. Will definitely be buying another pair once my pocketbook is replenished..." —Liz

    Price: $89 (available in XXS-XL in petite, regular, and tall lengths, and six colors, some colors on sale)

    Your closet waiting to open its doors to these splurge-worthy staples from Athleta:


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