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In my last post, I talked about Sportluxe - high fashion workout gear for straight size and some XLs for inbetweenies, therfore I have not focused on plus size brands. There are now many brands out there available for plus size women and I need to have a separate post just for it :)
Personally I have not tried any of these brands fit, because my heart is on the sportluxe brands (now I am working towards being able to squeez into them)!
I want to point out that, appearance of sportswear is as important as its function, it has to be both! So, invest in some higher quality pieces. Especially nowadays we have more options as ever before, of course you want to choose the best among all that last long, functional and makes you look good.
Material is really important, we don't have the same body size or shape as slim women and there are many things in plus size activewear design that needs to pay more attention to.
For example, the inner thigh area, most of us has chub rub because of our thick thighs, therefore the fabric use on the jogging pants need more resistant than usual.
We also have different size of legs, some big girls have lean long legs and some like me have shorter and strong, thick limbs.
Last but not least, most of us have larger breasts than slim girls, due to fat distribution of course! Therefore the tops we wear should be more supportive with good coverage.
For big boobes girls, I would suggest you to look for bratop or vest that has built in layer, put them on after wearing your sportbras.
Then it comes to design, nowadays we don't want baggy outfit that is shapeless, having the style add to our fitness outfit will definitely boost the motivation for us to go get some exercise!
Here below are the activewear brands that offer plus size for your browsing pleasure!
Function and sport design, no fashion elements but offers high tech compression wear, comes in S- XXL
Fashion over sport as seems that the material used is more for leisure than intensive sport
Sporty and fashionable active wear
Surprisingly extensive range of plus size active wear by Fila
"I know the pain of trying to find sexy, fashionable plus size activewear, which is why I started Just Curves" -
Designer Becca manufatures her own fun fashionable leggings for plus size girls
Dedicate to plus size fitness! #definebrave