The best activewear brands on the market that you need to know about

Activewear. Pic: @wearetala

Starting a workout can definitely seem like a chore, but there’s simply no denying the motivational effects of a new set of matching activewear.

There’s no better feeling then high performance sportswear featuring gorgeous designs and flattering cuts. So, whether you’re looking for soft, breathable, and flexible material, these brands will have you covered whilst you’re breaking a sweat.

Whether you’re gearing up to run your fastest 5km yet or are excited to return to your local gym, we’ve pulled together some of the best athleisure brands on the market right now. From high-street to luxury prices, we’ve got you covered to suit every budget.

Well then, here are the best activewear brands guaranteed to boost your energy levels and mood to shop now and wear post-lockdown.

Asos

ASOS 4505 sports bra. Pic: Asos

Asos is an amazing online store that offers an extensive range of fitness brands, including Nike, Reebok and Adidas, among many others. Did you know that they have their own sportswear line called Asos 4505? It’s a spin-off fitness chic sports brand that you simply need to get your hands on. Asos 4505 has a range of pieces that will not disappoint and, as always, a brand that is inclusive in size and bespoke needs in term of its fit. Expect minimalistic good quality basics that work just as well for an afternoon catching up on Netflix or your 6am Pilates class.

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& Other stories

Seamless yoga bra recycled. Pic: & Other Stories

A definite high street favourite, & Other Stories, have a relatively new yoga collection with the Black Women’s Yoga Collective – and we want every piece possible. Think pretty pastel yoga bras and floral-coloured tights and you’ve got it right. The collection is also sustainable as it’s made from recycled polyamide which makes it even more mouth watering.

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MP

Woman’s power ultra-sports bra. Pic: MP

Here is another more purse-friendly side of the activewear market. MP has certainly upped their game recently with some new fresh collections dropping like hotcakes. This is definitely a brand to keep an eye on. MP has dedicated ranges for every occasion, from crossfit to yoga to your classic gym fit, there’s a range for everyone at a price more than reasonable.

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TALA

Skinluxe tank sports bra and skinluxe leggings. Pic: TALA

Here we have the ultimate sustainable game-changer brand, TALA. Founded by influencer and Oxford University graduate, Grace Beverly, on the quest to create the activewear she failed to find herself. If you’re looking for workout leggings that mould perfectly to the shape of your body in bold colours made from upcycled, recycled materials or from factory offcuts that would’ve otherwise taken to landfill – then you’ll adore these. Slow fashion defines this brand, with ethical manufacture and fabric at its heart, with the mission to do so whilst not breaking the bank.

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Gymshark

Flex sport long sleeve crop top and cycling shorts. Pic: Gymshark

Next, we come to the more expensive side of the activewear market. Gymshark is one of the most highly ranked fitness clothing brands amongst fit-fluencers, with everyone in the world of social media fitness sporting a pair of high-waisted seamless leggings or shorts. For seekers of the ultimate squat-proof set, this brand is the one for you. It’s style never goes a miss; alongside the technical support and supreme comfort it offers. Although it is more on the expensive side, it is certainly a worthy investment.

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Sweaty Betty

Jinx power 6” cycling shorts. Pic: Sweaty Betty

Designed by women, for women, this is one of the UK’s largest activewear brands and the perfect destination for female empowerment through fitness. Sweaty Betty will always inspire you with some new funky prints to jazz up your workout. Though slightly on the pricier side, with their well-known power leggings setting you back approximately £75, these leggings will be guaranteed to last you. As one of the longest standing brands on the UK activewear scene, Sweaty Betty will be sure to not disappoint.

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Lorna Jane

Compress & compact sports bra. Pic: Lorna Jane

Born and raised in Australia, Lorna Jane has become an international success due to its confidence boosting clothing. This female-owned brand blends style, quality fabrics, and functionality to remind women being healthy doesn’t have to just be about eating less or personal comparison. Expect comfortable but flattering sports bras and leggings in a refreshing colour palette from Lorna Jane. You’ll be sure to find something that’s perfect for you.

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Lululemon

Flow Y bra nulu and align super high-rise pant leggings. Pic: Lululemon

Lululemon is one of the most famous and loved luxury sportswear brands worldwide. Whether you’re a runner, a sucker for strength sessions, a lover of a sweaty HIIT workout, or just love lounging in gym attire, then this is the brand for you. Their high-waisted leggings are sure to not slip when you’re attempting a headstand or crawling into a downward dog position. This Canadian label is full of timeless high-quality looks.

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