I’ve been a gym rat since I was 16-years-old. I loved aerobics class and I had a fave workout outfit that I used to steal from my sister. It was a Nike half top and matching high rise bottoms (it looked like a bathing suit), orange and white horizontal stripes—something only a 16-year-old can get away with wearing. And, I had nude tights I wore under the bottoms. Thick, textured tights to hold me in while I danced around exercising. Can you imagine that now? I’m sure the police would be called if I showed up anywhere in nude tights and a leotard. What can I say, it was the 80’s, I was working with what I had.
We’ve come a long way since then in terms of options for workout wear. Now workout pants actually hold us in, are comfortable, and can be worn to run errands on our way to and from the gym or studio. No more nude tights. Proof that there is a God.
Wanna look good when you’re heading out to go throw weights around at the gym or exercise studio? I’ve got some great ideas for you. Each of the companies shown here cater to women of all sizes. Everyone deserves to look and feel good when they are moving their bodies.
The benefits of wearing high-quality workout clothes are: they hold things in place, gives you a lift where you may need it, and make you feel more confident when you head out to the exercise studio. Who doesn’t want that??
Take a look at what I’ve pulled together for you below. Click the photos for the details.
Girlfriend Collective is an eco-friendly company. I have a pair of their leggings that are made out of recycled water bottles, so cool. Look at the tie waist on these, it’s a unique feature. These also come in a great red/orange color, Poppy.
Now, a few words of caution. The main function of exercise pants is to wear them when you work out. Not all day long, every day. The material they are made of does not let your skin breathe properly and if bacteria gets trapped in them, it can wreak havoc. You should take them off as soon as you can after your workout, even if you can’t shower right away, put on clothes that are made of more natural and breathable fabric.
I know it’s a weird time right now and many are still staying close to home, so yoga pants are a go-to each morning. I do it too. I challenge you to wear them for your work out, then get yourself dressed in regular clothes. There is no easier way to lift your spirits than to put on a cute outfit, dress that you love, or pants that make your booty look rockin’. Add some earrings and lipstick and my friend, you are ready to take on your day. Try it and see how you feel.
Let me know in the comments which brand of workout wear you like.
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16 thoughts on “The yoga pants of summer 2020”
I like the Avocado brand, and the light blue sweatshirt you ordered for yourself. Great post!
It’s a cool brand, their whole mission is great as well once you look into the company a bit. And, it’s women owned, can’t beat that!
Love all of these! I have a long sleeved Zyia top that I LOVE. Sheila recommended it. She is good – you just tell her what you want and she will send you options/ideas. Great post Kimi. Oh and I want my orange and white Nike outfit back please!
Yep, Sheila is good! I have a Zyia sweatshirt that I wore nearly every day at the start of shelter in place. Giving it a well deserved rest right now.
I like the Zyia ones the most.
Which ones the floral or the black and white? Can’t go wrong with either choice.
The zebra ones
Love, love the avocado sweatshirt!!!
I know. They have a few colors too. Go check it out!
Thanks for introducing these brands. Love the Avocado and will have to try. Good tip on removing the workout wear!
Anytime! Thanks for stopping by in the comments. The Avocado is a new one, but their stuff and mission is so good. Enjoy.
I am a huge fan of the Girlfriend Collective. The best pair I have ever bought. I am looking forward to checking out the other suggestions listed esp Avocado.
I love how inclusive Girlfriend Collective is. They make sure they show all colors, shapes, ages, and sizes on their website. We all deserve to have amazing workout wear. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see more of you around here!
Can I just say that I love all of the brand options!!! What a nice selection. I’m a huge fan of my yoga wear so no one can ban them and yeah for such a beautiful list to get more!!! Giggles 🙂 -Lexi
Kim how does the Avocado sweatshirt sizing run? Did you say you bought one? Just wondering S or M?
I just ordered it. The ladies at my Pilates studio had some of this brand, and it ran true to size. What color are you getting? The blue? That will look so pretty on you!