Here, game-changing athletic styles designed for women sizes 14 and up.
Plus size activewear options have been limited for years now. Thanks to a few revolutionaries in the biz, however, there's now a range of super stylish, comfortable, and affordable looks on the market for sizes 14 and up. Below, discover the brands that are doing it right—from new players on the market to those you've come to know and love for practically everything else.
Founded by plus size model and activist Candice Huffine, Day Won offers high-performance looks designed to help woman feel powerful at any size (peep sayings like "Oh Yes She Will" and "Can't Touch This" emblazoned on leggings and tops). Most pieces are black and white or feature muted tones, so they can easily be mixed and matched to create some seriously sleek outfits.
To buy: $19 - $89; daywon.com. Available in sizes XS - 5X for tops; 0 - 30W for bottoms.
Dia & Co.
If want to take the guesswork out of shopping (or are simply time-pressed), Dia & Co. is your go-to. As a plus size subscription box service, Dia & Co. will connect you to a personal stylist who will send you five curated looks to try—from the hundreds of brands offered through the site—based off your aesthetic and fit preferences. You'll pay for the pieces you like (with a $20 styling fee applied to those purchases) and send back the ones you don't—all without ever having to leave the comfort of your home.
To buy: $35 - $95; dia.com. Available in sizes 14 - 32.
An exclusively plus size brand, Woman Within offers everything from brightly patterned leggings to lightweight anoraks that are perfect for the gym, yoga class, and everyday wear. Prices are as low as $18 for tops, too, so you can easily stock up on all your favorites without feeling any buyer's remorse.
To buy: $18 - $100; womanwithin.com. Available in sizes 12W - 44W.
Another particularly wallet-friendly option, Torrid offers a range of activewear looks to fit every style and budget (we're talking printed tanks starting at $33). The best part? The retailer makes it super easy to shop sets, so you don't have to scour the site looking for complementary pieces to complete your workout wardrobe.
To buy: $33 - $80; torrid.com. Available in sizes 10 - 30.
You probably already love Old Navy for its affordable, everyday apparel, but did you know the brand offers activewear in plus sizes, too? All the looks are designed for ultimate comfort and support (think underwire sports bras and compression leggings in ultra-breathable fabrics) and top out at just $43. Heck, you can even add that cool water bottle ($9) or baseball cap ($17) to your purchase, without feeling guilty, either.
To buy: $8 - $43; oldnavy.com. Available in sizes 1X - 4X.
While it wasn't until last year Nike started offering plus sizes, the looks don't disappoint. They're all made with ultra-durable fabrics for a variety of different activities—from running to yoga and even volleyball—to help you get the most out of your workout, whatever it may be. And although the price points are slightly higher than the others on our list, each high-quality piece will last you awhile—making them well worth the investment.
To buy: $35 to $100; nike.com. Available in sizes 1X - 3X.