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13 Best Activewear Brands To Start The Year Off Right

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Best Activewear Brands Over 40

It’s that time of the year…we’re thinking about conquering those wellness goals, getting back into shape, losing weight, or just living a healthier lifestyle. Does anyone else feel way better about working out when they have a cute outfit to wear? When I put on a pair of fun leggings and the matching top, tank, or sports bra…I feel like I’m going to kill that next workout!

If you feel the same way (and think your activewear wardrobe could use a little update), I’m sharing the best activewear brands for women over 40 (or anyone) to start the new year off right. These pieces will make you feel like you can achieve any of the wellness goals you have in front of you this year!

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P.E. Nation

Started in 2016, the Australian brand is now an international powerhouse. Their pieces have an edgy-vintage vibe, with graphic prints and stripes. They are also spot on with their cuts. The way that the stripes are placed on the leggings also makes them super flattering!
P.E. Nation Courtside Sports Bra
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P.E. Nation Full Force Sports Bra
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P.E. Nation Upfield Sports Bra
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P.E. Nation Courtside Leggings
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P.E. Nation Full Force Leggings
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P.E. Nation Upfield Leggings
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Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty may not be a newcomer to the game, but the company's women-inspired, women-empowering philosophies continue to make it note-worthy. The styles and prints are modern and bright. They’re fun to wear and make you look (and feel) good. No rubbing, itching, or chafing here - just solid performance wear.
Sweaty Betty Workout Bra
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Sweaty Betty Ultra Running Bra
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Sweaty Betty 7/8 Leggings
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Sweaty Betty Workout Tank
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Sweaty Betty Floral Leggings
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Sweaty Betty Animal Print Leggings
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Beyond Yoga

The minimalist aesthetic and muted earth tones give this brand an incredibly luxe feel. The designs are ballerina-esque with perfectly-placed cut-outs and straps to keep it interesting. Beyond Yoga uses soft, durable fabrics that beg you to put them on - and not take them off. The Space-Dye leggings and matching tops are my absolute favorite!
Beyond Yoga Metallic Crop Tank
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Beyond Yoga Spacedye Tank
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Beyond Yoga Tee
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Beyond Yoga Metallic Leggings
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Beyond Yoga Spacedye Leggings
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Beyond Yoga Black Leggings
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Alo

Alo is another one of those super luxe-looking brands that is a favorite amongst the everyday-workout crowd and yoga enthusiasts. I love their Airlift leggings and they have really cool jackets, sweatshirts, and pullovers too!
Alo Airlift Bra Tank
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Alo Cutout Long Sleeve Tee
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Alo Wild Thing Bra
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Alo Airlift 7/8 Leggings
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Alo Bootcut Leggings
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Alo 7/8 High-Rise Airbrush Leggings
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Alala

Alala is all about glamour! Built for women who run from the office to school pick-up to a night out, you’ll reach for these options outside of your workout too. Perfect for your yoga or barre class, you can channel your inner-Parisian style while working out. The clean lines and elegant colors will pair well with your other activewear pieces…but make sure you check out the sets too!
Alala Reef Bra
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Alala Metallic Aphrodite Bra
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Alala Aurora Bra
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Alala Reef Leggings
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Alala Aphrodite Leggings
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Alala Edge Ankle Leggings
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Ultracor

If your ultra-edgy alter-ego had a go-to leggings company, Ultracor would be it. It uses cutting-edge fabrics and designs, but is also size-inclusive. To add to its street-cred, the company uses sustainable production.
Ultracor Gradient Sports Bra
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Ultracor Racerback Tank
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Ultracor Zip Up Hoodie
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Ultracor Gradient Leggings
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Ultracor Palisades Leggings
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Ultracor Knockout Leggings
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Zella

A Nordstrom-favorite brand, Zella, has been a heavy hitter in many women's workout wardrobes for years now. They have amazing basics at an affordable price point if you’re just starting to build your activewear wardrobe!
Zella Longline Sports Bra
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Zella Long Sleeve Tee
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Zella Funnel Neck Sweater
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Zella 7/8 Leggings
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Zella Quilted Bomber Jacket
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Zella Spray Dye Leggings
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Carbon38

If you prefer fashion-forward activewear, Carbon38 is for you! The cofounder was a former professional dancer and fitness instructor so you know she knows her stuff. The pieces are chic, stylish, and anything but boring. Plus, they really hold up!
Carbon38 Swirly Leopard Sports Bra
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Carbon38 Blue Cross Back Bra
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Carbon38 Galaxy V-Back Bra
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Carbon38 Swirly Leopard Leggings
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Carbon38 Blue Leggings
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Carbon38 Pink Galaxy Leggings
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Nylora

If you like your activewear to be classic with a mix of on-trend details, Nylora is a great place to start. The colors are rich, and the styling is simple. But neither are plain. They feel thoughtful and feminine in an unfussy way. And they have petite sizes…SCORE!
Nylora Olive Green Tank
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Nylora Sports Bra
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Nylora Crop Top
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Nylora Barclay Leggings
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Nylora Mesh Paneled Leggings
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Nylora Hooded Jacket
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FP Movement

Free People’s activewear line, FP Movement, has pieces that are fun, colorful, and built for performance. Plus, many of their pieces have cool, trendy elements that will make you look like an activewear pro. They have everything from classic leggings to tennis skirts, to ski clothing and more…
FP Movement Breathe Deeper Bra
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FP Movement Lucky Stars Bra
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FP Movement Packable Puffer Jacket
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FP Movement Breathe Deeper Leggings
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FP Movement Lucky Stars Leggings
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FP Movement Shorts
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Varley

Minimalist with a hint of pattern is the hallmark of Varley activewear. The colors, cuts, and prints look expensive because they aren’t trying to get your attention. Like a great wool coat, these options set you apart. You don’t have to try to be stylish, you just are. Check out the subtle print leggings.
Varley Snake Print Bra
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Varley Sports Bra
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Varley Tie-Dye Sports Bra
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Varley Snake Print Leggings
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Varley Leggings
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Varley Tie-Dye Leggings
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Beach Riot

Looking for activewear that’s anything but basic? Beach Riot has really fun pieces that are colorful, printed, have cool cutouts, etc. They even have some workout tops with cute ruffled sleeves!
Beach Riot Tessa Top
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Beach Riot Ombre Glitter Bra
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Beach Riot Ruffle Sports Bra
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Beach Riot Megan Leggings
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Beach Riot Ombre Glitter Leggings
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Beach Riot Navy Leggings
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IVL Collective

IVL Collective has chic fashion-forward workout pieces with high-performance fabrics that really perform. You don’t have to compromise fashion and function with this activewear!
IVL Collective Ombre Bra
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IVL Collective Snake Bra
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IVL Collective Scallop Bra
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IVL Collective Ombre Leggings
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IVL Collective Snake Leggings
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IVL Collective Scallop Leggings
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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of well over 1 million dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!

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