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April 20, 2024

Buying Plus-Size Activewear: What to Consider


If you are looking for plus-size activewear for curvy women there is a lot more on offer than ever before. The easiest and also most convenient place to look is online. With just a few clicks you can find a great site or two and the kind of activewear you have been looking for. People come in all shapes and sizes, and so should the activewear they want to wear when they are engaging in exercise, sports, being active, or even just heading to the shops! The type of fabrics you choose and the style will have an impact on what type of activewear is best for you.

Make sure you get the best support

It is important to start with the best foundation wear you can. Without good support you are not going to be able to move around freely, and you are going to be in some pain. It is a good idea to choose a plus-sized sports bra or a plain and fully lined bra that is a combination of lycra and cotton. You get a good stretch y effect and still have support, and the lining deals with the sweat you work up!

If you take a look at the ENELL sports bra this is a good example of what to look for. Their promise of ‘unshakeable support for well-endowed women’ means they offer larger sizes with a focus still on excellent support and comfort. They have various types of plus-size activewear bras, so you can decide if you want a front hook with eye fastening and then cross straps or something else. Some women are so happy with the kind of support and look they achieve in these sports bras that they end up wearing them all the time!

Choosing a top and bottoms

There are a lot of good examples of attractive but also functional activewear for curvy women. Mt.Borah offers tops that are also partly made from recycled fabrics so you can do your part for the environment at the same time as workout and look good. While a lot of people enjoy the basics of a cotton v necked t-shirt having a mix of cotton and spandex are good, or you might even want to opt for something in bamboo. A bamboo tank top is very comfortable to work out in, whether you run, do yoga, hit the gym, enjoy team sports, or something else. You can get all colours and patterns so you can stand out or blend in, whatever your personal style is.

With your bottoms, the workout or activity is going to have even more of an impact on what you look for. Tighter leggings for things like yoga or pilates means you are not being bothered by hanging fabrics or things sliding around. If you are cycling you might want some good bike shorts. If you are weight lifting you want something that does not ride up or slide down as you lunge or crouch. If you prefer wearing skirts in plus-size activewear you can still wear something like a skort, shorts with a skirt over them for playing tennis and such.