Walking, cycling, weight lifting, yoga … whatever kind of movement you enjoy there are now a lot more choices out there for plus size activewear. Here are a few options we’ve found in store and online to get you moving in style.
ASOS 4505 Curve Knot Front Cropped Vest Top, $35.88 and ASOS 4505 Curve Booty Short in Long Length, $30.75 from ASOS (left), Hine Sports Bra, $45.00 and Hine Shorts, $55.00 from Hine Collection (centre), Cotton On Curve Training Tank Top, $24.99; Cotton On Curve Workout Cutout Crop, $24.99; Cotton On Curve Active Core Bike Short, $24.99 from Cotton On (right).
Shorts have made a big comeback lately, and given how hot it’s been this summer, we’re not surprised how popular they are! Pair them with a sports bra or a singlet to help keep cool.
New Age Active Tee, $84.95 and New Age Crop Legging, $84.95 from Taking Shape (left), Hine Sports Bra, $45.00 and Hine 7/8 Length Leggings, $70.00 from Hine Collection (centre), Cotton On Curve Workout Cutout Crop, $24.99 and Cotton On Curve Lifestyle 7/8 Tight, $44.99 from Cotton On (right).
If shorts aren’t your thing but you’re not wanting to go full length, there are always cropped options (or maybe you’re short like me, and 7/8 length tights are full length on you). There’s a pretty wide range in terms of length, from the knee to mid calf to 7/8, so try one a few different styles and see which one feels best on you.
ASOS 4505 Curve Racer Back Bra, $46.13 and ASOS 4505 Curve High Waisted Panel Legging, $66.63 (left), R+R Active Hoodie, $159.00 (available 19th February) and R+R Active Leggings, $149.00 from Ruby & Rain (centre), Mama Singlet, AUD $89.99 and Mama 7/8 Length Pregnancy Tights, AUD $119.99 from Active Truth (right).
When it comes to tops, there are so many options. Some people prefer a crop (either with or without a singlet or tee over the top), some people like a t-shirt and others like a hoodie – those can be great if you’re exercising early in the morning or once the sun has gone down.
adidas Plus Training Logo T-shirt, $56.38; adidas Plus Training Zip Thru Track Top, $166.57 and adidas Plus Training 3 Stripe Leggings, $97.38 from ASOS (left), R+R Active Jumper, $149.00 (available 19th February) and R+R Active Leggings, $149.00 from Ruby & Rain (centre), Moda Hooded Active Top, $119.95 and Animalia Crop Legging, $84.95 from Taking Shape (right).
As we move into autumn and the weather starts cooling down, you might want to add some warmer layers. A zip up jacket, a jumper or a hoodie can all be layered over your sports bra or singlet; or if you’re a swimmer then it’s great to be able to throw on something warm once you’re out of the pool.
Meagan Kerr also writes at This is Meagan Kerr.