19 Activewear Brands You Need to Know About
Remember when “fitness clothing” meant a pair of black leggings (maybe the same ones you wore around the house) and whatever T-shirt and sports bra you could dig out of a drawer? Or, realistically, a pair of sweats? Maybe you don’t—that’s how far activewear brands have come since the days that “athleisure” was still a long-forgotten word from a ’70s sneaker ad. Nowadays, not only do we have behemoths like Nike and Adidas, but thanks largely to the rise of stylish sportswear pioneer Lululemon, there’s a whole industry of fashion-meets-function brands that offer clothing you can wear from barre class to the bar.
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On the one hand, it’s great because we have alotmore choices when it comes to what to wear to work out—but on the other, it can get a little overwhelming. New fitness brands are a dime a dozen these days, and knowing which ones offer style, performance, and value isn’t easy.
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To help steer you in the right direction, we’ve put together a guide to 19 must-know activewear lines. Some are brand new, while others have more than a decade in the biz and are totally underrated. Click through the gallery below to shop them all.
A version of this article was originally published in November 2019.
Yummy & Trendy designs its pieces to be perfect for however you're using them. These pants are perfect for yoga, barre, cycling and jogging, and they look stylish.
Who says a sports bra can't be sexy? Les Coquines pairs their knowledge of intimates with a love for athleisure and creates comfy but sexy pieces like this sports bra.
No, you’re not imagining it: this stuff is chicer than most of your regular wardrobe—so if you want to wear them to dinner, a party, or even work (we’ve done it!) you’re totally in the clear. We love this racer tank in particular.
Gym clothes feeling a little blah lately? This Aussie brand has fun prints in spades—plus, many of its pieces can do double-duty as swimwear.
From laser-cut leggings to micro-suede-trimmed tanks, this California brand is all about the details. We're in love with their Sofia Bra.
An NYC startup with slick collections made for those Saturdays when you go from brunch to barre to boutique-hopping. are super comfy.
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