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    24 Pieces Of Inexpensive Athletic Clothing That Might Make You Say "Bye" To Lululemon

    Nothing in this post is over $30.

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    1. A T-backed sports bra with double straps to keep everything up there supported — and stylish.


    It's made of moisture-wicking, four-way stretch fabric, and has removable cups!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and eight colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this sports bra! It is more supportive than I expected, but still light weight. It is so comfortable, it doesn't dig into my back or under my boobs like some sports bras. I got the blue and the color is so vibrant, I have washed it multiple times and it is holding up great so far. I love the look of the double straps as well!" —Shelby H.

    2. A pair of high-waisted leggings made with mesh paneling, pockets, and Aerie's ~Feel Cool~ fabric so you feel comfy in and out of the gym — yeah, you're gonna want to wear these while running errands too.


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

    Promising review: "These leggings are amazing! The pockets held my phone perfectly during my workout, and they stayed up really well! I absolve that they aren't so thick that they can't be worn during a normal day out, but they aren't so thin that you feel like you're wearing nothing. They're perfect!" —Jessi

    3. A moisture-wicking tank that'll just tell it like it is. You're fabulous.


    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in sizes 1X–5X and five other styles)

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these workout tops. They fit well, comfy and dry quickly when you work out. I have ordered one for each day I go to the gym." —Mslorizb

    4. Colorful yoga pants, because they're completely squat-proof (aka they don't turn sheer when you bend over), move *with* you, wick away sweat, and all-in-all do their job way better than their more expensive counterparts.,

    Get them from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes XS–2X and 32 styles, with and without pockets).

    Promising review: "I LOVE these yoga pants. I ordered the blue with a pocket and I love them! I have used them for jogging, yoga, barre, and rock climbing and they performed great! They are super comfortable, to the point where when I get home I don't want to take them off. Normally with high-waisted pants I worry about it squeezing me like a corset, but these are SO comfortable. At my last barre class I had two girls come up and ask where I got these. The fabric is soft, too. I've owned yoga pants that pushed into the $50-$60 range and these pants are BETTER. I cannot say enough good things about them; I'm in the process of purchasing more colors." —Kay713

    5. High-waisted shorts with a pocket to comfortably stash your phone so you can crank your favorite tunes to get your bod moving and grooving.


    Get them from Amazon for $14.88+ (available in sizes S–2X and 24 colors and two inseam lengths).

    Promising review: "These are my second pair of these shorts (different color), because after receiving the first pair and being so impressed with the way they fit, I had to order another pair. Sure enough, love these as well. In fact, so much so that I shared with my ladies running group and at least half a dozen of them ordered within the hour! Comfy, true to size, pocket held my iPhone 7 without bounce or pulling the shorts down throughout a three-mile hill repeat run on the treadmill. I will say, choose your undergarments wisely if you plan to hit the gym for yoga, pilates, etc as there is a bit of show during downward dog. Other than that, I expect I'll be ordering several more!" —Honore MacCoy-Patty

    6. A supernova-print sports bra for the fitness enthusiast whose goal is to ~reach for the stars~. The stars are reflective so you can be easily spotted by cars, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $29+ (available in sizes XS–3X).

    Promising review: "I started running again and have been using a champion XL. These are comfortable, easy to put on and take off. There are no gymnastics moves needed to take off like other sports bras. It keeps me dry and less sweaty. I ended up buying a couple of more. For champion sports bras, I was wearing XL. For these I'm using an L. I run, on average, 2.5 miles a day and I don't have to worry about support. I love these bras!" —Amazon Customer

    The leggings are *not* under $30, but they're also great and so cute! You can get them from Amazon for $41.28 (available in sizes XS–3X).

    7. A long sleeve (but lightweight) yoga top that'll inspire your ~twistiest~ self, even if you're only starting to build up your flexibility.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.79+ (available in sizes S–XL and six colors).

    Promising review: "It's super comfortable and stylish. The fabric is also breezy for workouts." —Leah

    8. A tie-back trapeze tank to prove you can still serve looks when hanging in the yoga studio (or just running errands in workout gear, let's be real).

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 color sets).

    Promising review: "Greatest find ever! It fits perfectly, is so soft and comfortable, and I can literally wear with every workout outfit and every pair of leggings. I get compliments every time I wear this and everyone wants to know where to find them." —Michelle Dailey

    9. A zip-up athletic jacket you can wear out of barre class and off to more important things (more important things are brunch).


    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and four colors).

    Promising review: "Really comfortable material, soft and keeps you warm. I wear this with my scrubs at work and it keeps me so warm but is also very easy to move around in." —Zzkay

    10. A pair of double-layer shorts with built-in short running shorts to keep you moving — and bunching free — during your whole jog.


    Get them from H&M for $19.99 (available in sizes 0–16 and in white).

    11. Bootcut yoga pants for adding a little ~flare~ to your downward dog.


    Plus, they have EIGHT different inseam lengths so you can customize the fit for your height.

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL, inseams 28"–37", and two colors).

    Promising review: "I tried these out with low expectations, but they really surprised me. There is almost no difference between these pants and Under Armour Perfect Pants (currently sold out), 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 Sue

    12. A low-backed long-sleeve top to pop over your workout gear when you're leaving the gym and meeting friends.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.84+ (available in sizes S–XL and six colors).

    Promising review: "Great shirt to throw on to and from my workouts. Cute and keeps me from getting the inside of my coat sweaty." —Met

    13. An open-back workout romper for anyone looking for a stylish option who's feeling a bit ~strapped~ for cash. You can even throw an oversized sweatshirt over it at the end for a '90s bike shorts look.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22.90 (available in sizes XS–L).

    14. A high impact sports bra-slash-crop top, because getting up early enough to work out is hard enough. Only having to tug one thing over your head will make it a little easier.


    Though it's snug and supportive, it still wicks away sweat to keep you cool.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    Promising review: "If you are looking for cute support this is it! This bar is adorable. The open back and the longer frame makes it perfect for working out without a shirt over the top. Complete coverage and nice support. It is a bit tricky to get on and off but if you want good support you will have that." —Candace

    15. A tissue-thin athleisure tank so you can show off the ~sheer~ cuteness that is your sports bra. Making everyone in your barre class jealous, one cute strappy back at a time!


    Get it from Asos for $19 (available in sizes 14–26).

    16. A couple high-impact sports bras thousands of people swear are the best for big boobs.

    They're super supportive, wick away moisture, and have racerbacks with cutouts to balance ventilation with the ever-important task of keeping your boobs in place.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and many color combos; also available in larger multi-packs).

    Promising review: "I was out shopping all weekend for a good sports bra and couldn't find anything that fit me well and was supportive enough. I took a huge risk buying these, but the reviews were great and I was not disappointed. I followed the size chart and it fit as expected. I am a nursing mom and I'm currently a size 36DD. I ordered an extra-large. I wear these for heavy workouts, so for some light cardio, jumping, and lifting. These bras are perfect. There is enough compression so I feel like I'm not going to bounce all over the place, but not so much that I feel squished. The fabric is very comfortable and the colors are beautiful — just like pictured! Plus, how can you beat the value? I will definitely buy more in the future or recommend to anyone." —mgillis

    Learn more about this bra in our closer look!

    17. A zebra print windbreaker for a touch of fall trendiness that'll keep you just toasty enough on autumn jogs. Animal prints of all species are big big big rn!

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

    18. A loose-fitting long sleeve top with mesh upper arms to bring new meaning to the "cool down" portion of your workout class. And the sleeves have thumbholes too for getting real cozy.


    It's made with 5% spandex for the peeeerfect amount of stretchy comfort.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.13+ (available in sizes S–XXL and nine colors).

    Promising review: "I LOVE this shirt. It is so comfortable it's ridiculous. The fit is loose but very cute. The thumb holes are perfect. I wore this recently on a hiking trip and was not disappointed. After my trip I ordered another one in black!" —Stacie H.

    19. Breezy keyhole-back tees you can pair with a pretty skirt for a cute out-of-the-gym outfit, too.

    You can tie the back up (as pictured on the right), too!

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ each (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    Promising review: "The large is exactly the size the size chart describes. These are awesome! Great quality for the price and really cute. Will buy more again in the future!" —Amber

    20. Moto-detail leggings for a look that's as tough and cool as you are. And of course you're gonna wear these outside of the gym too — they're that cute!


    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and six colors).

    Promising review: "Like seriously! I want to hug the manufacturer of this company. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and these are perfect!!! I usually get rashes from all leggings and these are wonderful! I’m obsessed with the color and the style is beyond sexy. NEED MORE!!! Ps to the company: make a neon or pastel color line! Literally will buy every color! I already told two friends they need these ASAP!" —Zee B.

    21. A super-soft crewneck layering sweatshirt you can easily take off or throw on as you see ~fit~. From the weight room to the grocery store to sprawled on the couch watching Fleabag for the eighth time (me).


    Get it from Target for $26.99 (available in sizes 1X–4X and four colors). It's also available in sizes XS–XXL for $24.99.

    22. A wrap-back bra that'll stay put during the weirdest stretches and yoga poses. And with its unique design, you'll stand out in the barre studio!

    It has removable padding based on your preferences, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 15 colors).

    Promising review: "I’ve bought many workout bras here on Amazon, and this one finally meets the criteria I’m looking for: good fit, holds my breasts in place during high impact workouts, comfortable, and something I can wear everyday. I’m going to buy more of this exact one. Other bras I’ve purchased here were not made of same durable material as this one and I can’t believe it holds everything in place (I’m a 36DD). Definitely worth the money." —Meg Love

    23. Ventilated bike shorts with geometric seaming and mesh inserts for ~working those angles~.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    24. High-waisted leggings perfect if you're tired of spending a whole lot of money on pants you're literally paying to *sweat* through. And their secure high waist won't ever let you down mid–downward dog.


    These were selected as the best inexpensive leggings on BuzzFed reviews!

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 19 colors).

    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

    Idk about going for a run, but I sure do get endorphins from scoring a great deal on cute athletic clothing!

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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