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15 Best Workout Clothes for Women that You'll Love (2022 Guide)

15 Best Workout Clothes for Women that You'll Love (2022 Guide)

April 19, 2022

Maybe you have some gym clothes that hold their shape wash after wash, or maybe you’ve worn gym clothes that last no matter how much you stretch and move — but something’s always been missing.

It’s easy to find bottoms that fit and stretch, but they could cut into your waist. A top could look great on you, but it can’t breathe or drives you nuts with itchy seams. 

Maybe you’ve been duped by a sports bra that was breathable and kept you dry but featured a distracting elastic band or lacked the support you need.

What we’re saying is — don’t despair, and don’t give up! The best exercise clothes for you are out there. We’ve assembled the best gym clothes, including two sports bras, four tops, two pants, and seven shorts that deliver on comfort and functionality. These workout clothes for women will add comfort and durable fabrics to your workout wardrobe.

Sports Bras

1. Pionxr Bra Top

Most Versatile Sports Bra

A sports bra that effortlessly transitions from your fitness routine to your daily life needs unmatched style, comfort, and support. The Pionxr bra top’s sleek and colorful design covers and holds just enough while adding flare to your best workout outfits. 

Features

  • Removable cups
  • Double front lining for coverage and mid-support compression fit
  • Brushed elastic and smooth arm hold and neckline finishing

Why customers love it

Karen J. called it the ‘most comfortable bra ever’: “I don’t normally spend this much on sports bras but loved the matching shirts. This bra is so comfortable yet supportive. Will be my new go to running bra!”

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2. 99’er Padded Sports Bra

Most Comfortable Sports Bra

It really is possible — a balance of stretch and support, softness and dryness, and coverage and air flow. The 99’er padded sports bra has all the clever details you need in a sports bra you’ll never think twice about.

Features

  • Soft, stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric and breathable mesh back panel
  • Molded cups and soft, wide elastic band
  • Soft seams that minimize chafe

Why customers love it

Addison is impressed with the support of a medium for a size 34D bra: “It’s comfortable, well structured, and keeps everything where it needs to be during a game. Highly recommend!”

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Tops

3. Foudy Women’s Long Sleeve Workout Top

Best Long Sleeve Top for Outdoor Workouts

The Foudy women’s long sleeve workout top warms you up without weighing you down. The light yet luxurious fabric is soft and gets rid of moisture. The thumb loops keep sleeves down, and the fit has just enough room for your shape and movement, making it a great contender for the best workout clothing in your wardrobe.

Features

  • Ample length and non-bulky hemline
  • Body-skimming shape
  • Soft, microfilament flatlock seams

Why customers love it

Caroline says, “These shirts are so stretchy and comfortable, but the dual back seam allows for a very flattering fit! I’d love to see this in more colors, since I’ve already purchased multiple of each.”

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4. Everyday Women’s Performance Workout Top

Best Top for Style and Practicality

When we say Everyday performance workout top, we mean everyday. It’s roomy, but not oversized and it’s built for literally any and every activity. The G5 Everyday Performance Top is so soft; like your favorite-old-worn-in-tee soft. Wear it on a run or just out and about. It’s the only top you need: cute and functional.

Features


  • Non-bulky curve-skimming fit
  • Light-weight knit jersey fabric
  • Dropped shoulder for comfort and movement

Why customers love it

Julia says, “This is my new favorite shirt! The everyday performance top is light and soft, and the fit is just perfect. It's flowy, but in a way that still compliments your figure. It's a great top for everything from running for exercise to running errands. It's my new go-to top that I want to quite literally wear every day.”

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5. Advance Women’s Workout Tank 

Best Tank Top for Strenuous Workouts

The Advance women’s workout tank masters the art of looking and feeling cool. The silky fabric miraculously releases moisture and the crew neck provides uninhibiting coverage. Meanwhile, the stitching and construction prioritizes your performance.

Features

  • Body skimming fit
  • Contoured hem and dropped armholes for free movement
  • Moisture-wicking fabric

Why customers love it

Patti comments, “I am a runner and want to be comfortable and dry. This top fits perfect and is super cute on.”

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6. Freasy Hoodie

The Best Hoodie for Warmup and Loungewear

The plush Freasy relaxed fit hoodie is made of 100% cotton and cut at generous length for a carefree fit. Whether you workout at home or on-site, pull it on before your workout or snuggle up on a day in.

Features

  • Pre-shrunk French Terry fabric
  • Worn-in feel
  • Front pouch pocket and hood with drawstring

Why customers love it

Blake W says, “This sweatshirt is awesome. The color is perfect and it’s so cute & cozy. The sleeves are long enough, the hood actually stays on if you want!“

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Pants

7. Combo Women's Soccer Tight with Shin Guard Pocket

The Best Pants for Soccer 

The fabric of the Combo Women’s Soccer Tights doesn’t just stretch and wick away moisture. It’s soft enough to feel pleasant against the skin. The mid-rise waistband is wide to prevent waist-squeezing from interfering with your game and the built-in shin guard sleeve means you can skip the high socks.

Features

  • Contouring, supportive fit
  • No-chafe flatlock stitched SeamSoft™ microfilament seams 
  • Interior waistband drawcord for a fuss-free customizable fit

Why customers love it

Multi-athlete Alice says the Combo tight does it all: “Love love love these tights - so comfy and just the right amount of support/stretch. I actually wear them without shin guards for running, rowing, cycling, etc.”

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8. Valia Women’s Black Jogger Pants

The Best Pant for Versatility

Valia women’s jogger pants accompany you from running errands to running on the treadmill. The knit waistband is double-layered to feel soft and smoothing on the waist, and the tapered leg is roomy enough to support movement while providing comfort. 

Features

  • Mid-rise and full-length
  • Internal elastic drawcord
  • Rear zip pocket and two front hand pockets

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Why customers love it

Dorene loves the fit so much that she bought a second pair! “Most pants tend to be too long, but these hit just right. The coverage up to the waist is perfect and the zipper makes for easy off over shoes or swim booties. Also, unsecured side pockets are ideal for hands in the pocket for casual conversation, while the zippered back pocket holds my keys/cash securely.” 


Shorts

9. Excel Women’s Workout Shorts

Best All-Around Workout Short

Take Excel women’s workout shorts from your everyday life to the field, the gym, strenuous workouts, and back with ease. Incredible four-way stretch accommodates your shape and motion without skipping a beat.

Features

  • Mid-rise and 5-inch inseam
  • Interior stash pocket
  • 10% spandex

Why customers love it

Jessica H. comments, “I’ve always had a hard time finding comfy workout shorts that also stay put. These do both perfectly! I seriously want to buy every color now! These shorts don’t cinch my waist (but also don’t fall down!) and the inseam is flattering and doesn’t ride up. They’re basically perfect!”

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10. Indie Women’s Sport Shorts

The Best Shorts for Coverage

You’re well-versed in the best workouts to try at home, but when you’re not in the comfort of your home, your shorts needs are a little different. A slightly longer inseam and high rise meet in the Indie training short, because sometimes comfort means having extra coverage without sacrificing your range of motion.

Features

  • Woven four-direction stretch fabric
  • High rise and 5 1/2-inch inseam
  • Interior drawcord in waistband

Why customers love it

Kim P. says, “I have never been a fan of wearing shorts, especially the itty bitty shorts companies like to make for women. These shorts are the perfect length and fit for big thighs like mine. I will be ordering more pairs in different colors before the end of summer. They are great for working out in too!”

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11. Fast & Free Women’s Crossfit Shorts

The Best Short for Cross Training

For thoughtful stitching and construction with the ultimate stretch, there’s the Fast & Free women’s workout shorts. The short, low-rise cut keeps excess fabric out of your way for your most wild and free workouts.

Features

  • Body-skimming fit
  • Breathable, stretchy brief liner
  • Interior waistband pocket

Why customers love it

Customer Donna shared, “These are really comfortable and I’m in love with the liner. Most liners for running shorts are sort of loose and saggy, but these feel so different. It took a few minutes to get used to them but now I hate when they’re in the wash and I can't wear them. I’m no longer a runner, but they’re great for HIIT, yoga, weights, whatever you do to get moving. And they’re cute.”

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12. Triple V Women’s Athletic Shorts

The Best Casual Short for Adaptability

The purpose behind Triple V women’s athletic shorts is making the clothing effortless so your focus goes towards your goals. The no-nonsense fit is flattering and free.

Features

  • Mid-rise and 4-inch inseam
  • Woven Faille stretch fabric
  • Soft, knit waistband with drawcord for custom comfort

Why customers love it

Kim F. says, “Love the fit and the fabric! These shorts are very functional and also feel good to wear!”

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13. Sheva Women’s High Rise Running Shorts

The Best Short for Runners

A stretchy mesh liner provides air circulation and silky, forgiving fabric lets you keep your eyes on the prize at the gym or on a run outdoors. The body-skimming Sheva women’s high rise running short’s structure is the definition of flow.

Features

  • Flat, knit waistband
  • 3 ½-inch inseam
  • Two pockets

Why customers love it

As a taller girl, Kate M. found the Sheva to be a great fit: “Super comfortable and actually fit high rise (I'm 5'9). Love these shorts.”

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14. Go Again Bike Shorts 8”


The Best Bike Shorts 

The Go Again Bike Short provides mobility and comfort without making you feel like you’re busting at the seams. Just like our Go Again Leggings, the knit fabric with lots of compression hugs and sculpts the body for maximum comfort and security. These shorts can be worn with confidence while working out. Totally squat proof. Totally stylish. 

Features

  • 8-inch inseam, 2 layer waistband with drawcord
  • Mid-rise, fit snug to the body
  • 2 side hip pockets

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15. Slide Force Women’s Spandex Shorts

The Best Spandex Shorts for Layering

Sometimes on game day, you want the peace of mind of protection. The Slide Force women’s spandex short guards the hip and thigh from side tackles with a layered side panel while soft, stretchy fabric minimizes moisture.

Features

  • 6-inch inseam
  • Nonrestrictive body-hugging fit
  • SeamSoft™ microfilament stitching for chafe protection

Why customers love it

Chelsea writes, “I wear these under my shorts when I play soccer. They are amazing because once I put them on I never have to mess with them (ie pulling them down or up, etc). They are soft and comfy and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has had trouble with spandex while playing!”

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What Women Should Consider When Buying Workout Clothes

The most helpful thing to consider when shopping for new workout gear is what has and hasn’t worked for you so far. 

Account for the types of exercising you do, whether you do multiple workouts per day, the fit and cut that suits your body type, and how much stretch you need. Also opt for durable fabrics and quality construction.

At the end of the day, these threads are adaptable enough to incorporate into just about any activity, depending on the person.

Your workout wardrobe is all about your preference and staying comfortable so you can do and feel your best. So use your measurements and current favorite garments as a reference for sizing, and do you!

What do you look for in workout gear?

What do you love about your favorite workout clothes? How does fabric, stitching, cut, fit, stretch, or detailing make all the difference for you and your lifestyle?

Discuss with us on Instagram @goalfive, and check out our full selection of ultra comfortable workout clothes for women.



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