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32 Activewear Brands You Can Sweat in But Still Look So, So Good

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When quarantine first began, the uniform du jour was basically just a single pair of pajamas you’d wear until they started to smell. And now that we’re *checks calendar* seven months in, at-home style now includes workwear, workout wear, and allll kinds of loungewear–essentially, non-stop activewear. With super soft knits, moisture-wicking technology, and antimicrobial fabrics, it’s the ONLY thing on my wardrobe lineup for winter 2020.

If you’re looking for some cute athleisure gear for your daily workouts (or daily Friends binge), then you’ve come to the right place. Ahead, you’ll find the cutest, Instagram-famous activewear brands to shop. Get your fix of comfy leggings, graphic bras, and super stylish hoodies right here.

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Bound to Bliss Pullover



We all know Lululemon has the best leggings for basically every occasion. But it’s time you branched out and shop the rest of their site. The cult-favorite brand has a massive range of cute AF activewear pieces, like this vibey cinched sweatshirt.  


Plum High-Rise Pocket Legging

Girlfriend Collective


Girlfriend Collective is an affordable (!!!), sustainable (!!!), size-inclusive (!!!) activewear brand that NEEDS to be on your radar. The brand strives to be as transparent as possible, so you can feel good knowing that what you’re wearing was produced ethically and sustainably. 

Swarovski® Track Top



Whether you’re gearing up for the gym or just hanging out with friends, you can count on Adidas for functional activewear that’s also perfect to lounge in. 


Look At Me Now Seamless Crop Top



You’ll spend 99% of your gym time just looking in the mirror if you’re wearing anything from Spanx’s activewear collection. I’m obsessed with their butt-sculpting leggings, but they’ve got a full range of sickening fitness gear.

Women’s Cloud Mock Neck Pullover Sweater

CALIA by Carrie Underwood


If you’re looking for activewear brands that carry solid winter styles, look no further than CALIA by Carrie Underwood. There’s a whole line dedicated to keeping you warm while staying in shape during the coldest time of the year. 

Victory Sunshirt In Hot Pink

EleVen by Venus William


If you’re like me and picked up tennis as a quarantine hobby, you’re probably in desperate need of a new fit to ace the courts in. There’s *literally* no one more qualified to fill that need than Venus William. The famed player created a line of optimum-performance activewear designed to help you look and perform better. 

The Core Strength Legging

Good American


Get snatched à la Khloe Kardashian in her activewear line, Good American. They supply curve-hugging leggings, sports bras, and more in crazy stylish designs (I mean, look at this print).


Warmup Legging

Outdoor Voices


Outdoor Voices produces innovative activewear based on their customers’ feedback. On top of that, they also use sustainable alternatives instead of conventional fabrics. Throw in the style-factor and I’m sold.

High-Waisted Elevate Powersoft Cropped Plus-Size Leggings

Old Navy


Don’t let prices fool you–just because something is inexpensive doesn’t, mean it’s low quality. That’s the surprising thing about Old Navy‘s activewear. You can find pieces that’ll last you years, holding up wear after wear, wash after wash. 

Seamless Workout Tight



PINK sweatpants were all the rage back in the early aughts and their super comfy and cute activewear line is the 2020 equivalent. I mean, this turquoise workout set is next-level.


Stadium Half Zip Hoodie

Alo Yoga


When it comes to Alo‘s sportswear, you get quality AND style – which is probably why the internet’s obsessed with this fitness brand. Their leggings alone are famous for their Lululemon-like feel.

Seamless Long Sleeve Crop Tee



BIPOC-owned activewear brand ALALA is not only chic, but incredibly functional. From their seamless sets to cozy loungewear, this size-inclusive brand has you covered whether sweating it out or lounging for six straight hours.

Celeb Favorite

Cropped Fitted Tank

Rennie Solis



Everyone from Hailey Baldwin to Kylie Jenner are wearing this VSCO girl-favorite streetwear brand and for GOOD reason. It’s totally affordable, size inclusive, and offers up everything from comfy sweats to sweat-wicking leggings. 

The Ecosoft Classic Hoodie



Fun prints and bright colors makes Bandier the perfect retailer for those who don’t have the time to change before or after a workout. Their always-stylish fitness gear–whether from their in-house brand or one of the many they stock–doubles as streetwear.

Tortoise Yoga Set



How effing chic is this tortoise print yoga set? Female-owned and operated, Onzie is known for it’s accessible, high-quality activewear that’s comfortable whether you’re in the gym, pool or ocean.  

Adidas x IVY PARK Knit Skirt



This outfit was created by Beyonce. That’s really all you need to know. The line is so good, in fact, that even editors scramble to get their hands on it. Shop this look while you still can.

Swoosh Mesh NP Pad Sports Bra



Of course, you knew Nike was going to be on this list. Beyond their famous Air Force 1 sneakers, they make kickass workout gear worn by the best athletes on earth and for super affordable prices. 

OFFLINE Real Me Strappy Back Sports Bra



OFFLINE by Aerie is the brands’s newly revamped collection of activewear that’s made “for your REAL life.” There are five core fabrics to choose from depending on your daily activities, but all ensure movement and comfort are key.  




If you’re on the hunt for activewear that offers fun prints and colors in cutting-edge silhouettes, look no further than Maaji. The brand is known for its reversible styles and artful, one-of-a-kind prints.

Pebble Beige Japeb Hoody

Daily Paper


You need to check out black-owned and designed brand Daily Paper, if you haven’t already. The Amsterdam-based fashion and lifestyle brand is one of the fastest growing fashion brands out of Europe, thanks to their super modern designs.

You’re A Peach Bra

FP Movement


Both exceptionally cute and comfortable, FP Movement offers performance-ready activewear that’s not only functional, but also Instagramable. Honestly, that’s the ONLY kind of sportswear I want in life. 

Harlow One Shoulder Reversible Sports Bra



Committed to your workouts just as much as you are to your fitness style? For $49.95 a month, Fabletics curates pieces just for you at half the retail price, so you can stay motivated in new workout gear all year long.

Bandeau Bra Top



I’ve officially been influenced. OG fashion blogger Danielle Bernstein has blessed us with some of the cutest prints (snakeskin, cow print, etc.) and silhouettes on the market. Check out her newest drop this month and act fast cause the best styles don’t last long. 

Heron Preston T-Shirt

Heron Preston


Before founding his own namesake label, Heron Preston worked for both Nike and Kanye. Need I say more? 

Black & Purple Marble Wicking Active Legging with Pockets



This is not your average activewear brand. Torrid specifically caters fashion for sizes 10 to 30 and its performance gear is anything but basic. 

High Impact Front Zip Bra



If you’re into neon brights, look no further than Selena Gomez’s favorite athleisure brand, Puma. Shop them for electric-hued activewear and reflective sneakers perfect for nighttime runners, as well as day-time athleisure cute enough for class. 

Bargain Alert!

Snake Bite Active Crop Top In Power Flex

Fashion Nova


Who knew Fashion Nova carried a legit workout line!? Their super trendy athleisure offers up the perfect balance of comfort, support, and Hot Girl Energy. This killer lavender snake print crop top is proof in itself. 

Tie-Dye Split Back Top Blue

Betsy Johnson


Add some fun and color to your workouts in Betsey Johnson’s bold active line. Less is definitely not more when it comes to BJ designs, so expect a ton of cute prints and feminine designs, with a pleasantly affordable price tag.

Scallop Legging

IVL Collective


With features like collagen-infused fabrics, UPF50+ protection, anti-static and antimicrobial elements, IVL Collective is the answer to a void in the fitness market – fashion-forward activewear created with innovative and cutting-edge fabrics that perform in the studio and look even better on the street.

Conscious Crop D-DD



Designed by female athletes for female athletes, you can count on Athleta for quality performance wear that fits your form. If you don’t believe me, check out the reviews. This crop top has a 4.7-star rating with 388 glowing reviews. The verdict? Not only is it super flattering, but comfy AF. 

Daytona Bomber Jacket in Black & Cold Gray

Reebok Classics x Pyer Moss


Reebok has upped its game in collabs and this one with Pyer Moss is absolute FIRE. The collection is selling out super fast, so shop this bomber stat while you still can. 


Turmeric Pocket Bike Short



Made using post-consumer recycled plastic, Wolven carries butter-soft activewear that are sustainable and sexy. I call that a win-win.

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