Wearing workout clothes that make you feel good makes a huge difference in your motivation and confidence. That’s true of women of all sizes! More active fashion brands are taking note and stepping up to the plate by offering an extended range of sizing options. No matter your size, you don’t have to be relegated to frumpy old t-shirts or baggy thrift store shorts.
Here’s where you can find plus size activewear that doesn’t compromise on style or quality.
Lola Getts is premium activewear made specifically for plus size women. Instead of cheap activewear that needs to be replaced after 3 washes, Lola Getts focuses on quality. They are a smaller company but have quite a few promising styles. Their sizing fits up to a size 28. Find Lola Getts gear on their website.
Evolve Fit Wear
Evolve stocks a couple different plus size brands, all of which bring lots of vibrant colors and cute styles to the table. Although they have some more expensive styles, they also have leggings as low as $24. Their sizes go up to 3X or 4X, depending on the brand. See their full selection here.
Pictured: Tema Athletics cool it off mesh legging
Yogasmoga is a NYC-based brand that prides itself on ethical, USA-made activewear. Their aesthetic is clean and sophisticated. Yogasmoga uses numbered sizing and offers up to size 18. Most of the extended size styles are in neutral colors, but they’re gradually adding more color to the mix. Peruse their extended size collection here.
Nordstrom is home to a smorgasbord of premium plus size options, including their in-house label, Zella. Their selection includes everything from cozy cover-ups to high-impact sports bras to leggings. Browse their selection here.
Pictured: Zella enlighten me cardigan
Gap’s active branch offers a whole heap of special sizes, including plus sizes up to 2X. You can find a wide variety of styles and colors–no need to stick with plain black leggings. Their collection also includes athleisure/transitional pieces like dresses and sweaters. You can find their plus size selection online here.
A lot of plus size lineups feature black, black, and more black, but if you love bold colors and patterns, K-Deer has you covered. Their label is known for their bright colors and in-your-face patterns. Anything but boring black here! They’re also vocal supporters of body diversity in fitness, and frequently share images of women of all shapes and sizes on their Instagram feed.
Most K-Deer leggings–including their signature stripes!–are available up to 4X on their website.
Pictured: wild card leggings
Calia by Carrie
Carrie Underwood’s workout lineup recently added extended sizes to the mix. The styles are still limited since their plus sizes are new, but you’ll find many styles available up to 2x. You can find Calia online and in stores at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Bombsheller is built around printed leggings in a variety of bold, unique, and maybe slightly crazy prints. From geometric to silly to edgy, they have a TON of prints to suit your style. All their leggings are made to order in the USA, and you can get most of their styles up to size 6X. You can shop their collection here.
Pictured: cakewalk leggings (yes, those are a real thing)
If those brands gave you major sticker shock, I found quite a few other options that are easier on the wallet.
Kohl’s, Target, and Old Navy are always good stand-bys. Forever21 stocks trendy styles up to size 3X with mesh, strappy backs, and fun prints. Plus size specialist Torrid also stocks some cute gear in sizes up to 5X at a medium price point.