11 Chic Activewear Brands For Women Embracing Their Curves

It's time to add to your sports-drobe

After spending months tucked away at home, we’ve surely grown a new appreciation for exercise. While we continue to rely on work-out programs to reduce the long-term effects of our new normal—sans the gym—there are many reasons to start moving again, and having the perfect activewear is one of them. 

Nothing feels better than a fresh pair of body sculpting leggings and a matching crop to get your motivation peaking. After all, anything has got to feel better than throwing on your go-to nap dress for the fifth day in a row. And finding the perfect brand has become so much easier.

Whether you’ve endured a too-tight crop or a stretched out pair of tights, it can feel impossible to find an activewear brand that’s actually inclusive of every beautiful, curvy body type that the world has to offer.

Finding activewear that fits properly, feels comfortable and looks cute is so important to promote motivation, and luckily, there are a myriad of brands out there that have extended their size ranges to support every kind of curvy woman in style.

Below, we’ve rounded up 11 of our top picks for the best plus size activewear brands out there.

Girlfriend Collective

Husband-and-wife founders Ellie and Quang Dinh founded Girlfriend Collective after spotting a gap in the market for luxurious, responsibly produced activewear. The brand prioritises fabrics made from recycled water bottles, fishing nets and other plastic waste, to reduce their impact on the environment. Their range includes high-performance leggings, tops and sports bras in fresh colourways and made using eco-friendly dyes.

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Created by Stylerunner owner Julie Stevanja, FLIGHTMODE is aims to empower and celebrate women of all shapes and sizes. Crafted with premium performance fabrics, striking prints and fashion-forward details, the brand’s ethos is to elevate and inspire.
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Founded by Kate Hudson, Fabletics is worn and loved by famous faces like Demi Lovato, who incidentally created her own line with the brand. The brand boasts an extensive range, showcasing everything from ’80s-style bike shorts to reversible crop tops and ultra-comfy tights.

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Good American

Co-founded by Khloé Kardashian, Good American ethos is all about offering curves the perfect balance of support and style. Catering to all shapes and sizes, the brand features a mix of playful, trend-driven items and classic neutral pieces you’ll love forever.

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Created with curves in mind, the Swedish activewear brand is a must-have for every sport lover. Comfortable and crafted for a full figure, their ultra-flattering leggings are cut to enhance the best places and are practically made for living in.

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Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane believes that being healthy isn’t about finding more time, eating less or trying to look like anyone else. The brand promotes feeling good about where you are right now, while cheering you on to become a fitter, faster and stronger version of yourself. Offering crop tops, sculpting leggings and more, you are sure to find the next piece to complete your athletic wardrobe here.

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Active Truth

Friends and mothers Stevie and Nadia created Active Truth with the aim on supporting new mothers who are navigating new bodies and new exercise routines.  The brand boasts high-quality leggings made for women of all sizes, and even including maternity wear. Active Truth not only services the activewear needs of women, but celebrated them too.

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Founded by body positivity advocate Candice Huffine, DAY/WON is one of the first performance activewear brands that is dedicated to size-inclusivity. With humble roots, the label emphasises sustainability and their use of recyclable materials promotes positive change.

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Created by childhood friends Katia Santilli and Vera Yan, Nimble follows one very simple rule: quality activewear that feels great. With a focus on sustainability, the brand highlights how athleisure can be both beautiful and functional all at once. Their ode to sustainable practice can be seen through their high-performance fabrics that are not only perfect for all body types, but are made from post-consumer use recycled plastic bottles, helping to reduce wastage, packaging and transport.

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