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Plus Size Fashion: Stylish Workout Gear


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The new year is already here (where did 2013 go!?), and with it, of course, comes a slew of New Year’s Resolutions.

One of the most common resolutions (for women of all sizes) is to eat healthier and get in shape, but for someone who’s not used to working out regularly, it can be hard to find motivation. However, I know that sometimes having the right workout attire (a.k.a. cute clothes to wear at the gym) can be a great motivator when it comes to sticking to your schedule.

Below I’ve compiled some of my favorite plus-size workout gear, with pieces that are both cute and functional. Scroll down to check them out:


Plus size workout tops
(L to R): 1. Lane Bryant, 2. Lane Bryant, 3. Lane Bryant, 4. Avenue, 5. Lane Bryant

Most of my favorite workout tops can be described in one word: subtle. Although I’m not a fan of bright and shocking prints (only because I work out in the morning and a bold top is a little too bright for me that early), if you prefer your workout gear to be colorful, we say go for it!

I absolutely love sleeveless tanks with built-in sports bras, since they are the most comfortable. Also, if it’s chilly, don’t forget to layer on a cute workout hoodie (like #4).


Plus size workout bottoms
(L to R): 1. Lane Bryant, 2. Lane Bryant, 3. Avenue, 4. Avenue, 5. Lane Bryant

Because I live in Florida, I prefer fitted shorts and capris to long pants. Personally, I’ve never been able to comfortably work out in baggy pants, since the heat quickly becomes unbearable, and I always feel like they’re about to fall off!

However, if your work out consists of something like speed walking around the block, a looser-fitting pant, like bottom #3, would definitely do the trick. For running and more active work outs, I think that fitted capris are definitely the way to go.

What do you think?

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Do you think having the right workout attire influences whether or not you stick to your resolution of working out? Which top or bottom pictured above is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on on January 1, 2014 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , ,

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2 Responses to “Plus Size Fashion: Stylish Workout Gear”

  1. 1
    January 2nd, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Don’t forget about Old Navy plus size workout gear! They offer some cute and more affordable workout clothes as well, usually branded as their “old navy active” line. I shop there for comfy sports bras, compression tanks and bottoms, and hoodies at a decent price. (Sometimes Lane Bryant is a bit pricey for the quality…)

    Negative is that it is online-only, but shipping is usually free after $50.

  2. 2
    January 24th, 2015 at 12:39 am

    There are online stores that also offer workout plus size clothing for exercises and they include plus size tops, jackets, lowers and much more. If you want you can also visit online to checkout the clothing.

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