But I Can’t ‘Move Joyfully’ Without Workout Clothes!

I know that many large women have trouble finding workout clothes in their size.  They either can’t find it or can’t afford it.

I remember wanting to start working out a few year ago, having nothing appropriate to wear, and going to Target, where the only pants and shirts I could find were just a smidge too small, but what else was I going to do?

Well, I’m older, wiser, and love online shopping.  Of course, I’d love it more if I could shop in stores, but I’ll take what I can get for the moment.

Carbon Old Navy Active Tank

In stores, Old Navy carries workout gear through an XXL.  Their regular sizing is generous, and an XXL will likely fit through a 22/24, even though they’re marked as 20.  They have capris, yoga pants, sports bras, tanks, and t-shirts, and carry compression gear.  Online, they carry sizes 18W-30W in their plus section.  While the selection is a bit smaller and the fat-tax is pretty generous, they carry all styles of gear at decent prices.  I went on a spree a few years ago, so Old Navy is what I wear, and I find it pretty darn comfortable!

Target Fancy Yoga Pants

You’d never know it by their pathetic in-store offerings, but Target carries some decent women’s workout clothes online.  Unfortunately, their search function is difficult to use.  Some good sleuthing will find you good deals, though.

WWSkort

Woman Within has cemented a place in the online shopping experience.  It is great for basics, has excellent prices, and they consistently offer up to a size 40W.  Workout pants, skirts, shirts, comfortable swimsuits, and sports bras are available.

Junonia Double Layer Shorts

Junonia is synonymous with classic plus size activewear.  They’re a little pricier, but they’re known for quality and a variety of clothing to cover every activity from skiing to golfing to swimming to tennis to running.  Their sizing goes up to a 6x/40W in some pieces.

SparkleSkirt

I’ve heard great reviews of Sparkle Skirts from the fitness group I’m a part of.  With pockets, compression shorts, and as finely obnoxious of a print as I could ask for, I’m excited to order one in the future.  Sparkle Skirts offers sizing up to a 3x.

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3 responses to “But I Can’t ‘Move Joyfully’ Without Workout Clothes!”

  1. jessimonster says :

    Old Navy has plus size maternity active wear too! I lived in the yoga pants I got there when I was pregnant with my daughter.
    Great post!

  2. Kathy Zapata says :

    Amy, you might consider athleta.com as well (now owned by Gap, but they’ve maintained their quality) . Lots of choices for great workout, hiking, rock-climbing and yoga clothes in sizes up to 2X. Their stuff is not cheap, but they’re always holding sales and their clothes are very nicely styled and last forever.

  3. bibliomeg says :

    Ooh, looks like I have some online shopping to do… Thanks for the info!

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