| Cute | Retro-Inspired | Female-Owned | Size-Inclusive | Sustainable | Black-Owned | Luxe Fabric | Maternity | Gives Back | Cool Edits |

When it comes to fitness, there’s an assortment of workouts to choose from, including Pilates, HIIT, spin and barre, to name a few. Almost every kind requires only one kind of outfit — the workout kind — and they’ve come a long way since the oversized T-shirts and gym shorts you wore in high school. Workout apparel has become a fashion statement.

In fact, wearing workout gear outside the gym is pretty much the norm, as today’s trendiest styles are as much meant to be seen inside the gym as they are outside of it. But, the cutest styles are sometimes the ones with the heftiest price tags, and we don’t think you should have to pay an exorbitant amount to look cute when you’re working out or on the go.

So, we’ve rounded up our favorite brands for the “best in” whatever it is you’re looking for in workout gear. We’ve included plenty of styles of tops, jackets and leggings for women of every size and stage of life that aren’t just affordable — they’re well-made, super cute and totally rad, too.

Best Brand for Cute Workout Clothes

1. Bombshell Sportswear

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Bombshell Sportswear is known for its super cute thigh-high leggings. Putting their own twist on workout fashion, Bombshell uses BlueSign® Certified Fabrics that are manufactured in the U.S. that can go from cute workout gear to everyday gear in a jiffy.

Best Brand for Retro-Inspired Workout Clothes


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Featuring retro-inspired vibes, SPLITS59 creates “functional clothing that transcends your workout.” The Los Angeles-based brand is effortlessly sporty, eco-friendly and made to live in. Trendy workout gear silhouettes include flared leggings, workout skorts, an Airweight jumpsuit and more.

Best Female-Owned Workout Clothing Brand

3. Beyond Yoga

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This female-founded brand celebrates women’s bodies in all sizes and forms — from XS to 4X and maternity sizes — as well as men’s sizes, too. With apparel made from their bestselling, buttery soft Spacedye performance fabric, Beyond Yoga’s pretty designs are the perfect apparel for going from the gym to brunch with friends without having to change in between.

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Best Brand for Size-Inclusive Workout Clothes

4. Girlfriend Collective

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Priding itself on athletic fashion that’s slow to produce, Girlfriend Collective is a sustainable and inclusive athletic-wear brand. Their bestselling compression legging ($78) are made from recycled post-consumer bottles, reducing emissions and saving resources compared to a conventionally-made virgin polyester pair. You’ll obsess over the luxurious Girlfriend leggings that are squat-proof, supportive and available in three lengths and sizes XXS to 6XL.

Best Brand for Sustainable Workout Clothes

5. Bandier

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Bandier is a female-founded athleisure brand featuring top designers including Aviator Nation, Beyond Yoga and Nike, plus Bandier’s own labels like All Access, wesley and Le Ore. Creating an apparel destination for “active and after,” Bandier isn’t just a retail store, it’s a lifestyle.

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Best Black-Owned Brand for Workout Clothes

6. Solely Fit

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With bold, bright and joyful colors, Black- and female-owned brand Solely Fit “supports and unites strong women.” Their athleisure wear is affordable, trendy and made with sustainability in mind and includes leggings, bodysuits, tops and more.

Best Brand for Workout Clothes With Luxe Fabric

7. Koral

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Koral workout apparel almost looks too fancy to put it through a sweaty workout sesh, but the women’s activewear brand can handle whatever you throw its way. Designed to empower, Koral’s luxe fabrics and sustainable materials make this female-owned brand a standout in its field.

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Best Brand for Maternity Workout Clothes

8. Ingrid + Isabel

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Although many stores on this list also sell maternity workout apparel, we love Ingrid + Isabel because of its affordability for maternity and postpartum workout clothes in super cute and trendy styles.

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Best Workout Clothing Brand for Giving Back

9. Lorna Jane

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The Australian brand Lorna Jane was started by a former fitness instructor in 1989 in an effort to inspire others toward an active lifestyle. Besides designing super adorable workout apparel, Lorna Jane is “committed to providing education, inspiration and opportunities to be active to women all over the world.” Some of these endevours include the Women’s Community Shelters Love Tote, Active Nation Day and Earth Day Tree Reforestation, to name a few

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Best Brand for Cool Workout Clothing Edits


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If you’re looking for an athletic brand that seeps trendy style with a nostalgic nod to physical education and tomboy attitude, then you’ve found it. P.E. NATION sells cool “street-meets-sportswear” with exclusive capsules, global initiatives and brand collaborations. This female-founded brand features edits you’ll feel great about wearing to the studio or the supermarket.

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