Finding workout clothes when you’re plus size can seem daunting. Perhaps you are already nervous about even considering taking up a fitness class or heading to the gym. So why is it so difficult to find decent plus size gym gear? Why do we have to settle for frumpy, baggy unfashionable sports wear? That’s if you can even find an actual store in your town that caters to your needs! Well I’m here to hopefully help you find the perfect sporty look that not only looks great but functions exactly how gym wear should!
Every time I looked for workout clothes they were tiny!
When I went to typical sport stores to look for something to wear to work out in I was faced time and time again with smaller sizes. You know the kind that say they are an XL but would fit someone a UK size 10! Who decides these sizes!? Ladies if you are a size 10 you aren’t an XL it’s just somewhere in the world of clothing some psychopath decided to slap that label on there. What if you are in fact plus size and in need of workout clothes ? Where can you find workout clothes that don’t feel like they are going to burst at the seams?
Fabletics has everything covered for us plus size girls when it comes to workout clothes! The plus size range has something for everyone. Think all different colours, prints and styles. The choice of leggings is fantastic, they have sports bras for us bigger ladies and even have tops covered. From long sleeve to short sleeves to sleeveless! I’m in love with Fabletics I can’t help it.
ASOS has always been a firm favourite for clothes for me. This is another great place to look for plus size gym wear. Not only do they have their own range but you can find larger sports brands like Puma offering their plus size range. Goodbye baggy shapeless workout clothes, Hello funky fashionable workout clothes that I love!
So Forever 21 doesn’t have a HUGE range for us curvy ladies. But what they do offer is on trend and will make you feel and look fantastic when you’re working out. It’s also super affordable which is a bonus, it means you can buy more than one gym look!
I recently discovered this brand and was amazed when I realised they go up to a UK size 24. There is also a whole science behind their clothes. Believe it or not the leggings above have caffeine, retinol, vitamin e, aloe vera and ceramides and according to Proskins these ingredients help reduce the appearance of cellulite. I will take all I can get to help get this figure into shape so I’m slightly obsessed.
Hopefully I’ve helped some of my curvy mamas out there to finally ditch the baggy workout gear! I would love to hear what you favourite plus size brands are. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on my journey into weight loss, working out and healthy food!