What you wear to squat, sweat and stretch makes a difference, and the activewear space is brimming with options to meet every workout and style. The best women workout wear, however, isn’t just functional (it fits right and doesn’t rub you in all the wrong places), but also aesthetically pleasing. That means leggings and sports bras that keep you comfortable during your HIIT class but look just as good running errands post-sweat session.
The right gear will help you feel confident heading into your women workout wear and better perform during it, says Mair. Choosing bright colors like blue, which promote the release of dopamine, will optimize your mood, she adds. Other great options for mood-boosting clothes are black and green, both of which boost circulation to make you more alert.
Sweat in Style: Trendy and Functional Women’s Workout Wear for Every Fitness Enthusiast
A good pair of yoga leggings will help you move and feel supported, while providing a flattering fit for any figure, says Stokes. She loves Lululemon’s high-performance fabrics that hold up well in the wash and are made with buttery-soft fabric in a variety of colors and sizes. Another favorite for yoga and Pilates is Girlfriend Collective, which specializes in buttery soft fabrics that feel great on the skin and offers a range of colors and sizes to suit any body type.
If you’re looking to add a little pizzazz to your plyos, try this vibrantly patterned cropped hoodie that will brighten up any set of sweat-wicking leggings. Or, if you want to splurge on something that will last, Nordstrom carries legacy brands from Sweaty Betty and Nike as well as its in-house Zella line, which shoppers have raved about for everything from sweat-wicking cover-ups to high-waisted Live In leggings.