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Finding workout clothes for plus size women used to be SUCH a challenge. Everything was frumptastic, and SO BAGGY.
Also, everything was black and navy??? MAKE IT MAKE SENSE.
Then, seemingly overnight, the number of companies offering plus size athletic wear EXPLODED! We now have on trend and fashion forward activewear for plus size babes – it’s just a matter of what you’re looking for!
Below, I’ve shared 11 plus size fashion workout clothing brands that offer plus size workout clothes, and in the SECOND half of the post I share which brands are best for different types of joyful movement (body positive yoga, crossfit, etc).
[Heads up! This post was originally published on December 29, 2019. It was last updated April 20, 2020!]
Buy Plus Size Workout Clothes & Activewear
There .are a lot of options, so let’s take a quick minute to discuss how this list is organized:
#1: Most Inclusive Plus Size Workout Clothing Brands are Listed FIRST
So, the first thing to note is that I’ve ranked this list, sharing the plus size athletic brands that have the most inclusive size ranges FIRST.
Inclusion is important to me, and it’s important to walk the talk! I’ve started with the brands that offer the most sizing (plus size activewear in a size 6X // size 30 ++, FTW!). I encourage to prioritize shopping with the retailers who offer the most sizes. It’s a pretty terrible feeling to realize a brand doesn’t offer your size, so let’s extend that friendship and allyship to people who may wear larger sizes than us.
#2: Plus Size Workout Options are Mostly Online
Most of the variety in plus size activewear is online. I know, it’s a bummer! I also want to try on clothing IN PERSON, so I can walk out with what works – instead of juggling shipping boxes and packaging for multiple online orders. [Some days it feels like I’m running a post office, because there’s so much packaging and boxes and and and STUFF everywhere. Lol cry.]
So, I’ve ALSO included information on return policies (including shipping), so you’re more informed when it comes to trying a new company!
#3: I’m Transparent
It’s important to me to recommend great products, so I’ve made sure to note which plus size workout and athletic wear brands I have personally tried.
Plus Size Workout Clothes That Go Above a 4X
Okay, below are the brands that offer above a 4X, aaaand we’re going to start with the brands that go up to a 6X.
#1: Plus Size Workout Clothes from Torrid
First up on this guide to where to shop for plus size workout clothing is TORRID!
- Sizing: Torrid is usually in the top rankings for being most size inclusive, as their clothing goes up to a size 30/32 or 6X. The brand offers plus size workout clothes, activewear and yoga pants.
What I REALLY Love: I really love the plus size workout leggings at Torrid, because they’re high waisted and they STAY UP. There’s nothing more annoying than constantly yanking up one’s pants while trying to get your cardio on.
Plus Size Sports Bras
In this photo, I’m rocking a sports bra and plus size workout leggings from Torrid. I double layer my bras when I workout, as I wear an H cup [wearing a regular bra and a sports bra]. This sports bra made me feel secure, and I jumped all around in it! This plus size sports bra has wireless cups, which is great because the bra underneath has underwire.
Love this plus size matching workout set?
This outfit is no longer available, BUT Torrid does have a lot of super fun plus size matching workout sets!
Shop plus size athletic clothing from Torrid by clicking here!
#2: Plus Size Workout Clothing from Universal Standard // Size 40
I’ve had my issues with US, but from talking with recent models I think they’ve really leveled up! They also have a great offering of plus size activewear, going up to a size 40
#3: Plus Size Workout Clothing from Fabletics & Lizzo // Size 6X
Fabletics is a super fun plus size workout brand known for their bright colors and rad photoshoots.
Recently, Lizzo released her Yitty collectoin with fabletics – and quickly became known for reframing the size chart at “6X to XS.”
Sizing Note: The Lizzo line goes up to a 6X, but other plus size Fabletics pieces go up to a 4X! Be sure to use the search filters on the website to find what you’re looking for!
#4: Plus Size Workout Clothing from SuperFit Hero Hero // 5x
Okay, so I’ve never tried plus size activewear from this company, but my BFF Alex of Chubby Struggles RAVES about them.
- Sizing: This plus size workout clothing brand goes up to a 5X!
This company really gets that inclusion goes beyond size, and they’re one of the most inclusive plus size activewear brands I’ve seen in terms of model diversity, gender representation and radical body positive politics.
The brand carries a variety of plus size workout clothes, including:
- Plus Size Workout Capris
- Plus Size Athletic Shorts
- Plus Size Workout Tops
- Plus Size Workout Bras
As a member of the LGBT community, I especially appreciated seeing folks of various genders model on the website.
Shop plus size workout clothes at SuperFit Hero here.
#5: Plus Size Workout Clothing from Day/Won // Size 5X
Founded by plus model, Candice Huffine, Day/Won clothing is a plus size favorite. I’ve only tried their tank tops, but I am INTRIGUED when it comes to their more stretchy apparel.
- Sizing: Up to a 5X
Can we talk about this cheetah print?!
The brand offers a variety of plus size activewear, including:
- Plus Size Bike Shorts
- Plus Size Crop Tops
- Plus Size Workout Leggings
- Plus Size Dance Sweatshirt
The brand has fun prints and designs, as well as leggings and tops with motivational quotes. Shop plus size workout outfits here.
#6: Plus Size Workout Clothes from Rainbeau Curves // 5X
Holy variety, Batman! This brand has thought about just about every sport and activity plus size babes need clothes for. Their tennis dresses make me wish I played more often, because they’re cute!
Rainbeau Curves has a lot of of options, and here are a few of my favorites:
- Plus Size Workout Skorts
- Plus Size Palazzo Pants (Ballroom dance, anyone?)
- Plus Size Workout Jackets
They also have a variety of compression leggings and shorts. Shop here!
#7: Plus Size Workout Clothes from Lane Bryant // Size 26/28
I really love their line of plus size sports bras, both with and without wire. Lane Bryant has been my go-to sports bra brand for YEARS.
Here’s a few of my favorites:
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#8: Plus Size Workout Clothing from Dia & Co // Size 28-30
Dia & Co is a popular plus size fashion subscription company, and they offer plus size activewear under their line, “Dia & Co Active.” I really appreciate how the brand calls it like it is when it comes to fitness as a plus size person.
From their website:
“Caring about wellness doesn’t stop at a certain size but those of us who wear sizes 14+ often face a toxic fitness culture that at best ignores us, and at worst, openly shames us. For too long, we’ve been portrayed only as a “before” photo, but that stops now.”
Dia & Co offers a great selection of plus size workout clothing. A few of my favorites:
- Plus Size Puffer Vest
- Fashion Forward Plus Size Leggings
- Plus Size Joggers
Shop their plus size activewear here!
Plus Size Athletic Wear from Other Brands
Below are the brands that offer fewer sizes:
#9: Plus Size Workout Clothing from Nike // 3XL or Size 26
The plus size fashion world EXPLODED when Nike announced they were going to start offering plus sizes, and then exploded AGAIN when their plus size mannequins went viral.
Finding plus size options from Nike has in-store has been tough for me, so I shop online, here. (If anyone knows of a Nike store in Utah that offers plus size activewear, let me know!!)
Shop NIKE plus size workout clothing here.
#10: Plus Size Activewear from ASOS // Size 24-26
ASOS, how I love thee! Interestingly enough, ASOS also offers NIKE plus size workout wear, as well as a few other brands.
They carry more of the statement-making plus size workout gear, imho. I’ve shopped at ASOS for years, and I’m a big fan of their 2-day shipping program.
What to Read Next —->
Looking for more plus size workout resources? Here are some other posts that have helpful tips and info:
- 3+ Body Positive Fitness Apps – That Don’t Profit Off Of Self-Hate
- Workout Outfit Ideas
- Body Positive Home Workouts on YouTube
- 7+ Plus Size Workout Tips
There are other plus size workout clothing companies, and I’ll be updating this list as I try them!
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