While it's not there yet, the plus size fashion industry has on an upward bend lately. From the creation of more inclusive sizing from major labels to the removal of the word "plus" altogether, there are far more options for plus clothing now. These 17 plus size workout clothes are proof positive that the increase in size exclusivity isn't just limited to everyday wear like jeans and dresses. Instead, those looking to work up a sweat can do so in serious style thanks to major retailers who have decided to include a bigger array of sizing when it comes to their activewear.
There has been a good bit of criticism from body pos activists that plus size activewear exists, but it's sometimes just not that cute. Whether it's frumpy and oversized or simply bland without a hint of color, there was a time when workout gear for plus ladies was few and far between. Now, though, there are brands completely dedicated to plus-size activewear. Companies like Malesh Activewear and Personal Record are changing the game when it comes to size inclusion workout wear. Not to mention, Forever 21 recently released their own line of workout clothing for plus size women, and the ad campaign features none other than the fabulous Ashley Graham. Basically, while you may have been thinking that plus ladies were relegated to boring black and frumpy sweaters, you're thankfully wrong.
But what kind of styles does plus size workout clothes come in? Here are 17 to add to your closet ASAP!
Mesh Tee by fullbeautySPORT, $34.99-$39.99, fullbeauty
Comfort meets color? Yes, please!
Printed Plus Size Tank for Women, $19, Old Navy
The amazing open back of this tank is incredible.
Darkly Patterned Cool
Go-Dry Compression Plus-Size Crops, $36.94, Old Navy
This graffiti pattern is too cool.
Floral Meets Camo
Patterned Compression Plus-Size Leggings, $21.97, Old Navy
This violet pattern is basically florals meets camo, and it's amazing. Spartan Race, anyone?
Hi-Lo Plus-Size Hooded Pullover, $36.94, Old Navy
Want a pullover for those chilly mornings? A bright orange one? Done.
Antimicrobial Printed Active Leggings, $44.95, Lane Bryant
This geometric pattern is totally bomb.
Printed Active Swing Tank By Sophie Theallet, $54.95, Lane Bryant
This gorgeous tank features a swing silhouette for a bit of a different feel.
Knit Tank With FlyAway Back, $39.95, Lane Bryant
This basic stripe tank could easily be paired under a cardigan and worn every day along side being activewear.
Goal Digger Tank Top, $34.90, Torrid
This tank top is #goals.
Colorblock Leggings, $54.50, Torrid
A basic with a pop of color. Yes, please!
Rose Print Mesh Crop Legging, $48.50, Torrid
Try some funky florals for a bit of activewear cool.
Outerwear As Activewear
Spacedye Zip Hoodie, $58.50, Torrid
A basic zip hoodie never goes out of style.
C9 Champion Women's Plus Size Run Short, $18.99, Target
With spring and summer approaching, every lady needs a great pair of gym shorts.
Color Sports Bra
C9 Champion Women's Plus Size Seamless Racerback Sports Bra, $11.88-$14, Target
A colorful sports bra looks great under a basic tank.
Long Sleeve Top
C9 Champion Women's Plus Size Long Sleeve T-shirt, $18.68, Target
It's not spring yet, and that means you may still need a few more layers.
Classic Black Yoga Pants
Plus Size Straight Leg Yoga Pants, $34, Maurices
There's a reason basic black is classic. It pairs with anything.
Open Back Hoodie
Plus Size Spacedye Pullover With Open Back And Tie Bottom, $34, Maurices
Who says workout gear can't be sexy?
It's not hard to tell that plus size workout clothes have come a long way, and based on these 17 pieces, it's only going to get better.
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