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Great workout gear for women

We’ve searched high and low to find workout clothes we adore most for ladies. Here’s our pick of the best.

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Keeping up with your fitness routine? You deserve a round of applause. We’re here to help you continue the great work by facilitating your workout wardrobe. For women, finding great clothes for exercise is often tricky; there are fit problems, dinky fabrics, wacky colors, and strange cuts that we will inevitably deal with. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of experience. From a sexy workout jumpsuit to a dainty tennis dress, activewear has come a long way from the days of Soffe shorts and ribbed tank tops. Without further ado, here's our two cents on what women should be wearing to get their sweat on in 2018.

Women’s workout clothes we’re currently loving

The tights that funk built

1. The tights that funk built

These funky women’s exercise leggings will definitely draw attention at the gym. Delight in their colorful lines, supportive build, and cooling fabric. $104.99 on


2. Criss-cross

If you’re strapped for cash but won’t compromise on good workout wear, you’ll be happy to know that Old Navy has a ton of great options. Case in point: this keyhole tank. $10-$15 on

Support system

3. Support system

Sports bras: What would we do without them? This one is all about support and lift. It’s constructed more like a real bra, won’t flatten you, and will prevent the dreaded jiggle. $32.99 on

The new workout plan

4. The new workout plan

Aren’t camo and stars what every fashionista looks for in a workout legging? This mid-rise pair is fitted, flattering, and super on-trend. $198 on

Lounging around

5. Lounging around

If lounging essentials are what’s missing from you’re repertoire, grab this cozy Slouch Hoodie by GymShark. It’s oversized and has a cowl neck, but somehow, you’ll still look cute in it. $50 on

Work it

6. Work it

We Over Me’s light and airy bralette is simple upon first glance, but a closer look reveals beautiful details. This well-made bra is supportive without feeling restrictive or bulky under clothes. $68 on

Maria, Maria

7. Maria, Maria

The gorgeous Maria tennis dress was made exactly to Maria Sharapova’s specifications. Keep your eye on the ball and don’t worry about absorbing sweat in this number. $130 on

Break a sweat

8. Break a sweat

What ever happened to good old-fashioned sweatpants? Break a sweat or just go for a stroll in these Monrow stardust-print gray and pink joggers. $158 on

I’ve got the power

9. I’ve got the power

The Nike Power women’s cropped leggings are the perfect activewear item to don year-round. They have a chic design, neutral color scheme, medium-weight fabric, and cropped silhouette. $55 on

Breaking wind

10. Breaking wind

Are you a fan of working out outdoors? The North Face just made it easier, thanks to the weatherproof Fanorak jacket. It’s lightweight, packable, and cool-looking. $47.40 on

Sporty spice

11. Sporty spice

Light sweatshirts are often the missing element of an almost-complete workout wardrobe. This pretty and frills-free one is semi-fitted so you can layer it with ease. And check out its crisscross hem. $56-$69 on

12. Active flair

The dri-fit Swoosh shorts from Nike will have you looking hot while it’s hot. An elastic drawcord waistband keep them in place, and on the reverse side is the brand’s signature slogan: Just Do It. $30 on

On the prowl

13. On the prowl

Puma asks: Why not exercise in a skintight mesh jumpsuit? This bodycon halter piece is totally unique and will take the guesswork out of creating an exercise outfit. $56.25 on

Stay active

14. Stay active

A basic gray t-shirt will always suffice. This versatile tee by Calvin Klein Performance melds everyday casualwear with workout clothing. You’ll wear this one daily, workout or not. $49 on

Gym class heroine

15. Gym class heroine

Adidas trefoil, you never fail us. This classic adidas zip-up track jacket is useful to wear on the way to your workout, or during it for some extra sweat. $45 on

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