Hit the gym or tackle the trail in style with workout clothes designed for performance and with comfort in mind. From short sleeve women's shirts to long sleeve tees, there's something for everyone.
With the right work out gear, you'll stay comfortable and stylish from warm-up to cool-down. Take a look at our favorite plus size workout clothes for every type of exercise.
Stretch, bend and say OHM with yoga pants crafted from a polyester/spandex blend fabric. When shopping for plus size yoga pants, look for a wide elastic waistband to smooth and support your midsection. If you love a streamlined look, choose pants with a hidden waistband pocket instead of side pockets. Other features you might want in your yoga pants include an odor-control finish to keep you fresh and a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) for outdoor classes.
Cropped yoga pants are the same length as plus size capri pants, making them a good option for spring and summer. As with regular yoga pants, these are made with polyester and spandex. So, they're stretchy, but not quite as stretchy as a legging or jegging. This style of pant lets you move freely without feeling confined, and they're breathable to allow plenty of airflow.
Don't overlook the humble sweatpants when shopping for workout wear. Sweatpants can be incredibly stylish when you choose a pair with tailored details like a crisp straight hem and peached fleece fabric. For maximum comfort, choose sweatpants with an elastic waist and side pockets. The great thing about this pant style is its versatility. Sweatpants are perfect for working out, but they're also a cozy, stylish option for running errands or relaxing at home.
Another plus size workout pant to consider is the seamless legging. The lack of side seam makes these plus size leggings ultra-smooth and comfortable. You can wear them for all kinds of workouts, but they're especially good for when you need maximum mobility. To stay cool and fresh, look for a fabric with antimicrobial properties. Some seamless leggings are even enhanced with protection to guard against sun damage.
Summer workouts call for shorts. Keep cool in active relaxed shorts crafted from polyester and spandex. If you like plenty of coverage, choose shorts that fall to the knee. These bottoms have the feel of yoga pants with figure-flattering details like an elastic flat-front waistband. They don't have side pockets, so they don't look bulky, but they do have a conveniently hidden waistband pocket for holding small items. Relaxed-fit knee-length plus size shorts aren't just comfortable but stylish as well, so you can wear them even when you're not working out.
Women's plus size polo shirts should also be in your collection of workout apparel. Choose a polyester/rayon blend fabric with a touch of spandex for optimum comfort. This fabric lets air flow through to keep you cool and wicks away moisture. You might also want to choose a polo with UPF 50 for those sunny day workouts. Polo shirts come in an assortment of colors, so they're easy to coordinate with your existing wardrobe pieces.
Stay cool in figure-flattering tank tops made from polyester and spandex. This fabric blend has everything you want in activewear: it's lightweight, breathable and stretchy without being tight. A smooth jersey knit adds to the fashion factor of the active tank top. Tank tops are good to wear on their own when it's hot outside, and you can also wear them under sweatshirts or button-ups for a trendy layered look. Choose from all kinds of solid colors and pretty prints, which can be mixed and matched with your favorite sweatpants or yoga pants.
Another option for workout wear is the tunic top. One reason to love tunic tops is their length. They fall to the mid-thigh area, so they provide ample coverage for your bottom and hips. Tunics are great to wear with leggings, and they come in lots of styles and colors. If you plan to exercise outdoors, go for a tunic with UPF. Moisture-wicking fabric is also a feature to look for when shopping for women's tunic tops.
Plus size tees are another great option for working out. If you want a tee that can go from the gym to most anywhere else, choose one crafted from a premium fabric like Supima cotton. What makes Supima cotton different is its long-staple fiber, which results in a material that's colorfast, durable and incredibly soft against your skin.
There are all kinds of stylish options when it comes to choosing plus size workout wear. All these tops and bottoms are interchangeable, so you can create plenty of outfits. For example, you could wear a T-shirt and leggings or a polo shirt and plus size shorts. Experiment with different activewear pieces to find out what you prefer for your workouts.