Sporty, active women come in all shapes and sizes – from the 4’10″ gymnast to the 6’3″ volleyball player to the rock-solid weight lifter and the wispy long-distance runner. It’s not just the very tall and very short athletes who struggle to find clothes that fit correctly, it’s the “fiercely real” athletes (as quoted by Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model) who struggle as well. And unfortunately, it’s taken years for designers to answer the call of women everywhere who proclaim, “I am not the ‘average’ – I am exceptional and I want clothing that is cute, comfortable and fits exceptionally well.” So, whether you’re a competitive athlete who happens to be plus size or you’re a plus size woman who is working hard to shed pounds, we wanted to help you find cute plus size workout clothes that are perfect for every fitness activity. Here are three brands that made the cut:
Lola Getts Active
Lola Getts Active’s clothing is flattering, on-trend and extremely well made. With bright colors, well-placed colorblocking and smart, but simple styling, you could build your entire workout wardrobe around their seven-piece line. Have a cycling event coming up? Pair the Lola tee with the Lola Skinny capri. Hitting the gym for a group exercise class? Pair the Lola pant with the Lola Racerback Heading for a hike with your guy? You’ll look sexy and stylin’ wearing the Lola Babydoll, and if it gets cool, throw the Lola Jacket on top.
Bonus points? The fabric is thick and forgiving, but is made from high-performance materials with well-placed mesh to help keep you cool. Also, pants come in regular and long lengths to fit women of varying heights.
Taffy Activewear’s line of plus size workout clothing features a variety of tops, pants and jackets ranging in price from $29.00 to $60.00. The tops and jackets are simple, with well-placed seams and longer hemlines, making them perfect workout basics. Where Taffy really shines, though, is in the pants department. They offer four different styles – a slim capri, an active pant, a tight booty pant and a standard yoga pant. Our favorite? The active pant because of it’s comfortable fit and fun graphic print.
Junonia takes the cake for having the widest selection of products geared to the broadest range of sports activities. Whether you’re looking for swimwear or snow gear, Junonia has you covered. Our favorite pieces include the QuikEnergy V-Neck Aquatard for triathlons and the Euro Jersey by Terry Bicycle for cycling sports. The selection doesn’t stop there, though. Junonia carries everything from underwear and sports bras to socks and standard gym wear.
Bonus points? Junonia carries cute plus size workout clothing in up to size 6x, helping ensure that women of almost every size will feel comfortable and sexy while participating in all sorts of sports and activities.