Some brands were going a step above the rest and offering styles for every body type, so I had to share. Athleisure has taken the fashion industry by storm and thanks to a few brands, no shape or size has been left behind. Check out these fitness fashion lines that offer plus size options and get ready to be the most fashion-forward fit and curvy chick in class!
1. Lane Bryant’s Livi Active Line
Lane Bryant knows both curvy and cute, so it should be no shocker here that they have fit gear that is fashion-forward too. The Fold Over Waist Relaxed Capri paired with the Striped Layered Look Tank (two tops in one) can seamlessly go from studio to street–just top the look with a denim coat and some spunky yet sporty wedges and you’re ready to head to brunch after you crunch.
Speaking of crunches, make sure your girls are nice and secure in the widely popular Zip Front Double Hook Sport Bra. This tata tamer is excellent. Gone are the days of dislocating your shoulder trying to put on your bra pre and post workout. Just zip them in, sweat it out and zip out.
2. Marika’s Plus Collection Is Marvelous
Beauties, you’re going to love this affordable and adorable plus collection over at Marika. The Balance – Plus High Waist Tummy Control Legging , Marika Curves – Plus Alex Illusion Tank and the Balance – Plus Draped Cardigan shown above all come together for one sweaty, yet sassy outfit. The leggings will hold you in without cutting off your circulation and the burnout mesh detail on the tank will certainly keep you cool (under all definitions of the word). Toss on that drapey cardigan as you travel to and fro, and pow fit curvy girl–off you go in style!
3. Athleta Always Comes Through
Looking for bold prints, flattering cuts and the perfect fusion of fitness fashion and function? Then you may want to head over to Athleta. They always come through in the athleisure department ladies so get in on the fun of both the Floral Fade Sonar Capri and the Chi Tank Extra Long. The best thing about this capri’s print is that it literally looks great on everybody and every body. It must be those perfectly placed seams. The scuba like fabric holds you in nicely, the wide waistband is muffin top friendly and the adjustable drawstring allows for a custom fit. No wonder these capris are so popular this season. Speaking of popular, the Chi Tank is a top seller over at Athleta too. It comes in colors galore and the extra long length is perfect for creating a long sleek look around your torso. Va Va Voom!
4. Brooks Running Knows Options
Run (don’t walk) to Brooks Running if you’re looking for your sole mate. Their award winning shoes can take you from the track to the trails, to the treadmill and back again with incomparable comfort and fit. One of their top sellers, the Women’s Adrenaline GTS 15 offers smooth support and is equal parts cushion, balance and support. However one of the greatest qualities is the customization of the fit. They come in not only sizes ranging from 5 -13 (hello big sizes!), but they also come in both medium and wide widths. Nothing like having a sole mate that supports you every step of the way girl.
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!