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Where To Shop: Plus Size Active Wear

Plus size active wear! athleisure! Sitting on your couch in dirty yoga pants! Whatever it is you like to do in “active” clothes is up to you. The beautiful thing is that the options for plus size people are getting a lot cuter and more affordable too! Thank goodness, because I’ve been feeling pretty left out from the whole “yoga mom” trend.

You’ve all been asking for a master-post of workout-worthy and super comfy daily wear looks! So here we go! I can remember when I was around 20 and not able to find any yoga pants in an XXL. We’ve come a long way! Here’s a list of plus size active wear with lots of options, up to size 42!

Old Navy

I’ve become quite the sucker for Old Navy lately. The basics are just so cute and the prices are reasonable even when things aren’t on sale (though there is almost always a sale). I love the look of their plus size active wear because it is simple and clean and while I’ll obviously wear my yoga pants all over town, I also feel just as comfy laying in them for a long weekend. I’m a really big fan of their muscle tees as well! Sizes go up to 4x (size 30), and prices are right around $25 for a piece.

Superfit Hero

Ya’ll. This is it. This is the brand we’ve been waiting for. Superfit Hero is making athletic wear up to 7x and they are not playing around with their representation. The models are true life beautiful fat babes, and their hip measurements go to 90″. I am so incredibly impressed by this brand and the work they’ve done to make this sizing accessible – give them a try, you will not be disappointed!

Universal Standard

Universal Standard makes the softest most incredible body suit (below) you will ever wear. I own two, and I wish I could wear them everywhere! They are a super inclusive brand, making plus sizes up to 40 in active wear that are very generous.

ASOS

ASOS’s “curve” collection carries plus size pieces form their own brand, and other brands like Puma, South beach, and River Island as well! If you like oversized sweats and trendy athletic wear Asos has you covered. They have a wide price range with some pieces starting at $16, and some going up to around $100

Beyond Yoga

Beyond yoga recently expanded their sizing into 4x and we are CELEBRATING! Their “spacedye” fabric is buttery soft and feels like second skin against your body. Prices start around $50, and they are truly worth every penny.

Torrid

Torrid is a plus size staple, so it’s no surprise that their active wear line is on-point. Leggings, bras, bike shorts – you name it, they’ve got it. The pieces are reasonably priced, and are true to Torrid’s sizing, which takes out a lot of the guesswork for how leggings are going to fit! Sizes from 10-30.

Good American

Good American is carrying up to 5x in their active line – and it looks pretty promising! They’ve got trendy and unique designs (their bra tops are wild ya’ll!!!). If you’re not shopping their sales, it can be a bit pricey in terms of plus size workout gear but the quality more than warrants the sometimes spendy price tags.

Girlfriend

Girlfriend is an incredible new plus size active wear company that I’m loving! Their sizing is super inclusive with leggings up to a size 6X and bras up to a size 3X. Even better? All of their items are made from recycled plastic bottles and come in LOADS of fun colors.

Leggings sell for around $70 and sports bras are right around $40 – and they’re 100% worth the price!

I’ve been asked a few times to do a review of plus size sports bras, so this post really inspired me to make a little list of bras I’ll be trying! I’ll let all of you know as soon as that review is out, and if you have any other active wear retailers you’d like me to try please let me know! I hope you found something awesome!

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Lizzie

Monday 18th of January 2021

I have just tipped the scales over 400 pounds which is something I've never wanted to do so one of my new years resolutions is to loose weight which requires me to buy a good set of workout clothes but as I haven't worked out in a very long time, I'm a bit unsure what to buy. This page is really useful but I have some specific problems, if you could give me some advice. I have quite large boobs and I don't want them to wobble as I workout so could you recommend a workout bra that is firm and supportive. Secondly, I'm quite insecure about my thighs which are covered in cellulite, do you know which plus-size leggings are the least see-through. Also, I fear that a fair bit of sweat will build up in between all my fat rolls so what sort of fabric do you know that minimizes sweat? Finally, do you know what kind of workout top would best hide just how big a very big belly is? It's great seeing somebody who looks like me, feel so confident in their own body.

Toni

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

Having been a fat girl for a long time and having had all active jobs, i.e. military and police, I have had to find active wear wherever I could. Macy's is overlooked and can have some fantastic buys, unfortunately now they are in a pinch and closing stores, they have even better sales. Old Navy clothing seems to fall apart and warp out of shape quickly, but very light fabrics in colorful prints. My favorite of all time is Ross, it's hit and miss, because it's a discount retailer, but you can find, Fabletics, Danksin, Calvin Klein, Under Armor, etc. check it out. It's fun because you never know what you will find. Check out their socks, they even have yoga socks. They sell gear as well, mats, weights, bands. Enjoy. Love your site <3

Brittany

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

Good American is awful, their sizes run about 4 sizes small. I’m a 44b in bras and a size 7 in good American sports bra barely fits over my head. I’m a 3x in pants, and I can’t pull a 7 over my belly. The Materials are tight, not stretchy and they’re see through. Steer clear. Also they let you place orders for items that they don’t have in stock and will send you what pieces they do have and don’t give you an option to cancel them so let’s say you wanted to get a matching sports bra and leggings that and the bra was out of stock they would still send you the leggings and not tell you the bra was canceled it just doesn’t show up in the box.

fatgirlflow

Saturday 18th of January 2020

yikes this sounds awful!!!! i'm sorry that happened what a crap experience!

.Margaret Little

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

K-Deer has up to 3x in great colours and stripes

Sam

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

A friend of mine shops at an online store called Climawear. She says she always gets her size and they're super comfortable. Might be a good fit for you too.

fatgirlflow

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

I'll have to check it out!

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