I have such a ridiculous obsession with plus size workout clothes. I really struggled when I first started working out at a size 32 to find anything that was remotely flattering or comfortable. Seeing as I post a lot of outfits and such, it shouldn't come as a surprise that even when working out, I want to look cute. I think it's insane that brands like Fila, Lululemon, Under Armour, Athleta, and more can't extend their sizes to be inclusive of ALL people who want to be fit.
I scour the web regularly looking for workout clothes that fit 4 criteria:
- Fit my body (a size 24)
- NOT be oversized and/or baggy
- Have functional, performance fabrics
- Make me feel like I belong in the gym (confidence)
I was looking at Target yesterday when I noticed they have eliminated the plus size Champion C9 line, which was one of the first lines that made me feel cute and that fit.
On a positive note, Old Navy seems to be expanding their plus size activewear, which is reasonably priced and goes to a 4x (28/30). Nordstrom has also expanded its Zella line in plus sizes, which I'm excited to try. It is closer to the Lululemon price range, but I'd rather buy 1 great pair of workout pants than 2 of poor quality or fit.
Here are my current top picks for plus size workout clothes: