Top plus size sportswear: inclusive clothing and fitness brands
If you want to get the most out of your gym sessions, there are a lot of things you need to consider. Everything from the waist weights you type in to the Spotify playlist you choose can determine the effectiveness of a workout. But our first consideration is always, “What are we going to wear? “
It wasn’t that long ago that plus size clothing options were limited at best. And when it came to sportswear, those choices were – ahem – even slimmer.
Remember when Nike showed off their curvaceous model in June 2019? He practically broke the Internet.
Fortunately, the industry has since evolved quite significantly. Many websites now have large sections dedicated to more comprehensive numbers, and there has also been a noticeable increase in in-store inclusivity.
Still, knowing which stores to turn to, especially for sportswear, can be a challenge. So we have taken it upon ourselves to do the hard work for you. This is the definitive list of stores and sites you should browse.
Whether you shop exclusively on Main Street, prefer browsing the internet, or want an independent brand, there is something here that will please, suit and suit everyone.
We love H&M sportswear a lot: it’s soft, solid and flattering. The brand’s lined sports bras were one of our instant favorites – they supported us without being restrictive – as were the high-waisted cycling shorts that hugged us while still being breathable. At these prices, and with such a range of sizes – up to a 4XL (UK34) – we highly recommend you try the brand for sportswear.
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It’s no surprise that Asos made this list – it’s become a trusted body inclusion retailer, and its sportswear collection is no different. The range, available in sizes up to UK 30, is relatively inexpensive with all parts still being of high quality and able to withstand even the most sweaty sessions.
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What we love about Simply Be is that it’s a place where all sizes are welcome. The brand offers up to UK32 or 6XL and has everything from anti-squat leggings to wide sneakers. It is even possible to buy other plus size brands like Adidas, Under Armor, and Pink Soda, to name a few. Plus, its prices won’t break the bank.
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If you love yoga, Curvissa has cuff jogging pants for you. Or, if you’d rather venture out on the trails rather than hitting the sidewalk, they’ll offer you waterproof pants. What we’re trying to say is that whatever your preferred exercise method, Curvissa has got you covered – and sizes range from UK14-32.
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We really rate M&S for their quality sports bras and shorts. In our review of the best sports bras for larger breasts, we ranked two of the retailer’s products (which go up to 42H) as the best for high-intensity workouts. There’s really nothing we wouldn’t go to at M&S when it comes to sportswear – you will always find good quality at affordable prices.
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If we desperately need a new pair of gym leggings but our handbag cords don’t stretch that far, Sports Direct is always a good first port of call. With some products in stock up to size UK44 this is a great choice for all major brands in a wide range of sizes. We love the store’s wide selection of leggings for everything from upside down dogs to 5k joggers.
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When it comes to our everyday fashions, we love New Look – it’s one of Britain’s top brands for good reason. While its options for plus-size sportswear aren’t going to be extensive at this time, we’re confident it will only grow. Its current range goes up to size UK32.
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We are honestly in love with this brand. In fact, we have everything from standard lingerie to swimming and athletic wear in our drawers at home. The sportswear collection goes up to size UK22 and fits extremely well.
But it’s the huge range of sports bras and swimwear sizes that makes them a real staple. With bras stretching up to 40G, you can train with the ultimate support while still being comfortable. And, as an added bonus, some of their swimsuits are designed for larger cups.
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Another great place to get brand names in bigger sizes, Debenhams stores everything from Regatta to Yours and even Dare2B up to UK32. Get your hands on cycling shorts, leggings, running tops and even raincoats so you can work out in any weather.
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We’ve talked about Nike’s infamous plus-size model launch before, but it was actually in 2017 that they started to appeal to those with more voluptuous figures. Now, they continue to pioneer inclusiveness, offering everything from running leggings to tennis skirts and hoodies in larger sizes. If you need to update your sportswear, do it – and he, we intend to browse the Nike site.
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Let’s face it, being on trend at the gym is definitely a thing. You’ll often see people donning big brands and we’re happy to say that Adidas is always on trend. Offering everything from sweatpants and jackets to sports bras and plus size swimsuits, Adidas has really made their sportswear accessible to everyone. Who can resist a pair of their classic striped leggings (£ 25, Adidas.co.uk) when available up to a size 4X?
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Probably one of the best known brands among regular gym goers, Gymshark offers women’s tops stretching up to a 2XL, so you can work out in comfort.
While the products aren’t the most user-friendly, they are high quality equipment that should last you for years to come. Or you can make the most of its regular sales – especially Black Friday – to get more for your money.
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Offering stylish, high-quality subscription-based gear, the Kate Hudson brand is a great choice for those who work out regularly. With activewear available in sizes up to 4X and choices ranging from compression leggings to running jackets, the brand certainly delivers on its promise to help everyone feel and feel their best. If the prices put you off, it may be worth considering signing up as a “VIP” to get 50% off certain items.
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A brand that we hadn’t heard of before sorting out this roundup, we have now become obsessed with the confidence that Just Strong’s sportswear gives us. We found the brand’s leggings, in particular, to fit the right size. Since its stock goes up to a 5XL, there’s no reason anyone should miss it.
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Exercising shouldn’t be boring, and Lucy Locket Loves certainly aims to make it fun. Her leggings are not only all high waisted with double stitching – good news for leg day – but they come in a huge range of vibrant colors and wacky prints. Available up to size UK26 for bottoms and 4XL for tops and other casual wear, with this brand you can guarantee that the workout will be much more colorful.
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Before testing Asquith sports bras, we had never heard of this brand. Now, however, we will cry out to all who will listen.
Stocking up on some of the softest, most comfortable pants, leggings and tops we’ve ever tried on, we felt very comfortable doing all of our exercises, especially yoga and pilates. In addition, the brand’s clothing is made from completely sustainable fabrics and even its packaging is environmentally friendly. They can only go up to an XXL, but we’ve found that most things are a bit bigger than expected, so they’re worth trying if you’re on the low end of the plus size spectrum.
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“To produce technically, sustainably and beautifully designed clothes to give you confidence in your body on a daily basis”, this is the aim of this brand. We tried on the medium compression leggings and can vouch for this mantra because we felt fantastic in them. Each item is high quality, flattering, and inclusive, with sizes up to 4X. Plus, you can search specifically for the sportswear you need by activity, so whether you’re a dancer, cyclist or runner, there’s bound to be something for you.
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We totally agree with the philosophy of this brand: it’s about making women feel good about themselves. He currently offers leggings and sports bras up to a 4XL and we can attest that they are not only extremely comfortable but also very supportive.
We tried on a few pairs of her high waisted leggings and – not to brag – we received several compliments on our beauty. This is in part thanks to the material that sculpts the buttocks, but also the confidence offered by the perfect fit. They might not be cheap, but they’ll stand up to all the squat and butt bridges.
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If you are looking for durable sportswear then you need to know about KitChange. Proud to use recycled polyester, you will see when buying a pair of leggings how many plastic bottles were needed to make them. Since they’re available up to an XXL – and coming in big – it’s easy for everyone to look good while saving the planet.
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