The best womens workout clothes are the ones that move with you, wick away sweat, and feel like they were made for your body. That means looking for breathable fabrics that hug your curves, and stretchy silhouettes that won’t bunch or ride up after doing jumping jacks. And since women’s activewear grew as a response to fitness becoming more popular, the big athletic brands have vast collections that cater to every type of workout.
Whether you’re looking for the ultimate leggings or a chic cropped hoodie, these picks from bohemian brand Free People will make your workout outfit goals come true. We especially love the Running Through My Mind leggings and matching bra set—it’s a perfect working set, eco-friendly (the pieces are made from a single piece of Italian econyl seamless yarn), and has that “wow” factor that takes your yoga to the next level.
“Fit, Fabulous, and Functional: Essential Women’s Workout Clothes for Every Fitness Enthusiast
When it comes to high-intensity exercise like ballet or barre, Stokes recommends gear from Vouri—a women-led line that uses soft and stretchy performance knits that have a second-skin feel and are breathable enough to wear on hot days. She also loves the sleek long-sleeve bodysuit and its asymmetric sports bra for a sculptural effect that feels just as good as it looks.
UK-based Gymshark is the It brand for everyone from TikTok stars and Instagram fit-fluencers to celebrities (Alessandra Ambrosio, Jennifer Garner, Hailey Bieber) thanks to its second-skin crop tops and booty-lifting leggings. Its newest collection—including pleated tennis skirts and sleek long-sleeve bodysuits—are a fav of ours, along with its super-comfy stretchy hoodies.