The right gear is essential for keeping you motivated and comfortable during a workout. After all, no one likes fussing with a pair of leggings that are too long or a sports bra that binds your back muscles or rides up after ten jumping jacks. Luckily, the activewear and loungewear space is filled with options that are both functional and stylish (yup, even TikTok-famous leggings). We talked to several fitness experts for their recommendations on the best gym apparel for women, from super-soft, high-waisted leggings that stretch with you to breathable tops that support your moves.
UK-based gym apparel for women has become the It brand of social media, with everyone from TikTok stars to Instagram fit-fluencers wearing its second-skin crop tops and booty-lifting leggings. The Nordstrom-owned line Zella, meanwhile, has earned rave reviews for its nap-ready sweatpants and high-waisted Live In leggings in both full-length and cropped styles.
Fashion Meets Fitness: Stylish Gym Apparel for Confident Women
Alo Yoga, founded in 2007, is another gym fave of everyone from barre-obsessed yogis to celebrity spotting Gigi Hadid. Its Airbrush leggings have no side seams and are made of moisture-wicking antimicrobial fabric that’s perfect for stretching or mastering a new power pose on the mat.
Last but not least, there’s Nike, a brand trusted by actual athletes thanks to its innovative technology that makes you feel and perform your best. Its shoes are also great for everyday wear, while its clothes can be worn to everything from running races to boxing class. Plus, it has a wide range of sizes and styles to suit every budget, including maternity and yoga-specific ones.