The Best Activewear Brands To Start The Year Off Right
Best Activewear Brands Over 40
If there’s one thing that’s happened in 2020 fashion, it’s the further blurring of the lines between what makes something work clothes and what makes something activewear. Most of us have been spending more time at home, and our styles have become more relaxed. But embracing the athleisure look doesn’t mean you also need to embrace a spot in frump-ville. If you missed Erin’s videos on how to avoid looking frumpy, you can watch those here. Below, you’ll find the nine best activewear brands for women over 40 (or anyone) to start the year. They will seriously up-leveling activewear style! Plus, I’ve linked a few at-home workout accessories you need to maximize your workout. If you want to read about Erin’s favorite workout at home apps, click here.
Which of these brands do you know and love? Do you know other great brands we should check out? Please let me know in the comments!
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Started in 2016, the Australian brand is now an international powerhouse. The brand has an edgy-vintage vibe, with graphic prints and stripes. They are also spot on with their cuts. The urban mood captures the stay-at-home, work-at-home moment we’re having. Check out their high-waisted leggings and long-line bras. Both are on trend this season!
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. Check out the seamless options! No rubbing, itching, or chafing here - just solid performance wear.
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 with your other options too but make sure you check out the sets!
If your badass 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.
Named after the famous corset maker, Ernest Leoty delivers clean, beautiful lines with a definitive French aesthetic. The solid colors and white trim make this activewear you want to have on when you rush from class to meet friends for lunch. They may know you were exercising from your glow, but they’ll never know from your clothes. Check out the bodysuits in saturated colors too!
If you like your activewear to be classic with elements of current fashion, 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. Check out their petite sizes (!) and raw-edged sweaters.
Do you love your butt? With Adam Selman’s curve-enhancing cuts, your rear will be front and center in the gym (in a good way). The size-inclusive designs mean you’ll find fun prints and cuts, no matter how voluptuous your curves are. But it’s not just a show. The bras will hold the girls in place and the fabrics will keep you cool. Make sure you check out the crop tops and bras too!
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 the 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.
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. And check out the pull-overs with the beautiful detailing.
Julianna Cario is a wife, mom to four boys, and loves learning about all things health and wellness, especially gut-health.
Julianna has worked as a freelance writer for nine years and a Secondary English teacher for 13 years.
A bread-maker and smeller-of old-books, she can be found barefoot outdoors as much as possible. She believes mindset is everything and relishes the uncomfortable feelings that come with personal growth.
And while eggs are her favorite food, if she had one meal remaining, she'd choose grilled salmon served rare.
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