Over the many many years I’ve tried and tested so many activewear brands. Here are my latest recommendations of what brands to try for your workouts.
TWO ACTIVEWEAR BRANDS TO TRY NEXT
Every couple of years I notice I need to finally cycle out some of my very worn activewear. While I have a couple of go-to brands, I like to try out new ones too. Below are two activewear brands to try next. I was going to include four brands in this article but it’s already gotten quite long, so I will wait and touch back in with the other two later on. Coming up shortly I have a post to share on home gym equipment too, so stay tuned.
One brand I had most recently noticed hit up my Instagram feed was Aim’n. I was very happy to try their famed seamless set out, opting for a classic black. This set is the Luxe Seamless Bra and Tights. I found the fit to be pretty tight, I ordered a size XS and wonder if a small might be roomier without being too big on me. The seamless style hugs everything in which is great for those high-energy HIIT, cardio, or jumping workouts. I’d most likely opt for a more loose fit for a yoga workout or to wear about the house a little longer but that is personal fit preference.
Will I order from them again? Yes, I already have. They have a sale going on right now so I got in and made the most of it. Next up? I’m trying out their best-selling ribbed seamless set. The luxe fabrics handle a sweaty high-intensity workout and I can see myself wearing them around a lot too. Though I’ve gone for black, Aim’n has some beautiful soft neutral colours that are very flattering.
It had actually been a number of years since I had gotten anything new from the Australian activewear brand, Lorna Jane. However, I had still been wearing my old activewear from them and it held up very well. Known for lots of prints and great padded sports bras, I recently got in a whole lot of new sets from the iconic brand.
Since we shot these photos back in March, (I’ve been unwell so I am behind on my post plans for the blog!) some of the exact styles below have since sold out. I’ve linked to the ones that are still available but the style types are similar in new collections.
Polo Cropped Long Sleeve Top – this one is the perfect light layer for between your workouts or to wear casually if you are headed out for a walk. I love that it is breathable with kind of a waffle texture. It’s on sale now so don’t miss that.
Tights and Leggings – I love the Lorna Jane colour ranges, neutrals right through to colours and patterns are all available in different lengths. Personally, I tend to go for a full-length legging more often than not, just to elongate my legs a little. The eight-way stretch in a lot of the leggings offers plenty of support and room to move.
First up I opted for a classic high-waisted black legging, as this tends to be my staple. I love to try the same style out from different activewear brands and feel the differences for myself. I will say my all-time favourites are still the black Wunder Under and Align tights from Lululemon. I’ve got a bunch of those and they have lasted me for years. The Lorna Jane ones do not dissapoint! I was very happy with them.
Hi Fold Lotus Bike Short – These have a soft fold waistband, four way stretch and feel smooth and comfortable. I was a little nervous to try such a light colour in a bike pant but I ended up loving these and have worn them a ton.
Gym Bunny Seamless Full Length Leggings – These truly are a seamless pair with eight way stretch, making them ultra hugging and great for those more intense workouts. Again, I think I could have sized up to a size small in these, just for added comfort but they do fit me perfectly in an XS.
Padded Sports Bra – I’ve always liked the fit of the Lorna Jane sports bras. They are supportive but without feeling like they squish you in too much.
OVER TO YOU, WHAT DO YOU WEAR?
What are some of your go-to activewear brands? I love finding new ones that get it just right. Trust me, there have been plenty who don’t nail it in between that I wouldn’t share with you. Sadly, I get some sets and end up swiftly donating them on to charity when I don’t feel they work for me.
Sometimes even within a trusted brand, something will sneak through. I have a pair of Adidas 3/4 tights I bought for summer training that rolled and drove me nuts. They didn’t make the cut and I hated that I’d wasted the money. I’d love to hear which brands work for you and which you steer clear of. Let me know below in the comments.
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Photographed by Mario Recchia.