Worried that your pants will show off more than your deep squat? Tired of waistbands that slide too low and tops that ride too high? Nothing distracts from a good workout like a bad outfit. And honestly, there’s no reason to just deal with it.

If you’re a larger size, you might be frustrated by the lack of options for you when it comes to plus size workout clothes. Many brands offer only a narrow range of sizes, while others have extended size lines that lack the trendy cuts, fun prints, and high-performance fabrics of their straight-size counterparts. If your duds don’t cover and support you properly, you won’t get the most from your workout, and you may feel less motivated to get your sweat on in the first place. (Need motivation to work out? We’ve got it here.)

If you’ve ever found yourself more concerned with holding your pants up than maintaining a too-tough-to-talk pace, the following brands can help.

(Get fit at home! For dozens of 10- to 20-minute routines you can do in your living room, check out Salty Cat Workouts—the all-new site that features the world’s best video workouts for free!)

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The Brand: Old Navy

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The uber affordable retailer is all about outfitting everyone with everything from dresswear to sleepwear to workout wear. Their “curve-proud styles” are flattering, comfy, and provide the right coverage in all the right places.

Our pick: Fitted Go-Dry Plus-Size Keyhole-Back Tank. Available up to size 4X, this super cute top drops just below the waist for great coverage. Go-Dry fabric breathes easy and whisks away moisture to keep you feeling cool and confident. Flat seams minimize chafing (here’s how you can prevent your clothes from rubbing you the wrong way.)

Buy now: $28, oldnavy.com

The Brand: Rainbeau Curves

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Rainbeau Curves specializes in sleek workout apparel that fits athletes up to 5X in size. They’ve got an entire compression line, plus a line for taller women.

Our pick: Rainbeau Curves Women’s Plus Size Claire Print Capris. These high-waisted, supportive capris sport a hidden elastic in the waistband so they’ll stay up through every lunge, Downward Dog, or deep squat. Moisture-wicking technology keeps you dry and flat seams keep you comfy. Plus, keyholes in the legs make them super cute. Available up to 4X.

Buy now: $35, dickssportinggoods.com

MORE: 5 Pairs Of Underwear That Won’t Show Through Yoga Pants

The Brand: C9 Champion

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Another supremely affordable brand, C9 Champion offers a complete line of plus-size fitness gear. Designed for the ultimate in comfort and performance, it’s also super stylish.

Our pick: Women’s Plus Size Strappy Racerback Sports Bra – C9 Champion. This strappy number features moisture-wicking fabric, unlined cups, and will survive both washer and dryer intact. It’s your perfect companion whether you’re hitting the roads, the gym, or the studio. Fits athletes up to 4X.

Buy now: $22, target.com

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The Brand: Lola Getts

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It’s a bad pun, but seriously, Lola gets you. The brand is all about accommodating your beautiful curves with flattering, high performance workout wear that inspires confidence and stands up to the demands of an active life. (Psst! Check out the daily rituals that fitness pros over 50 never skip.)

Our pick: Lola Getts Flutter Back Tank. This scoop-neck tee features a moisture-wicking rayon-spandex fabric that can take on just about any workout, while adding a little interest in the back. The overlapping scallops add ventilation and style.

Buy now: $60, nordstrom.com

The Brand: Marika

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Marika clothing is designed by women for women. The brand has a long history, coming to life in the early ’80s during the aerobics craze. Today, it’s dedicated to helping active women look good—and feel good.

Our pick: Marika Curves High Waist Legging. Mesh panels in the polyester-spandex, gym-weight fabric keep you cool and add interest. One standout feature of these leggings is the high, 4-inch waist with added compression. The broad band and gentle squeeze will keep them in place (and your bottom covered) during chair pose and burpees. Available up to 3X.

Buy now: $54, nordstrom.com

MORE: 6 Fitness Walking Shoes That’ll Inspire You To Get Moving

The Brand: Lane Bryant

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The retailer’s Livi Active line is full of tops, tanks, bottoms, and outerwear that looks and feels so good, you might find yourself lounging around in them long after the sweating is done. (Is your sweat trying to tell you something? Find out here.)

Our pick: Spa Colorblock Active Sweatshirt. This V-neck top is super soft and so stylish. Don’t be surprised if you find you’ve still got it on when you’re heading to bed. Available up to size 18/20.

Buy now: $40, lanebryant.com

The Brand: Addition Elle

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Offering sizes from 12 to 26, Addition Elle calls their approach a “fashion democracy.” We couldn’t agree more—the trendy, hip retailer has all your bases covered.

Our pick: Nola Lace Detail Legging. You’ll want to work out just so you can wear these leggings. Available up to 4X in size, they sport a 4-inch waist band, flat seams, and see-through accents that add just the right amount of flair to keep things interesting.

Buy now: $68, additionelle.com

MORE: 7 Great Fitness Trackers For Walking Workouts

The Brand: Juno Active

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The company began when its founder Anne Kelly couldn’t find quality performance apparel for plus-sized women. Juno Active now makes high performance swim and activewear to empower women on the move.

Our pick: AquaSport One Piece Suit Black Brushstroke. The company’s newest suit for the season (you can preorder it now) features chlorine-resistant fabric that’s imbued with UPF 50 to protect your skin. There’s plenty of support and coverage thanks to the double fabric layer in front and a built-in mesh bra; the keyhole adds style in the back. Available up to 6X.

Buy now: $100, junonia.com

The Brand: Zella

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Nordstrom’s in-house activewear brand offers stylish activewear that can take you seamlessly from yoga class to brunch and beyond. Flowy tops, ruched tights, and smart jackets go up to size 3X.

Our pick: Twisty Turn Long-Sleeve Tee. Throw this breezy layer on when going to and from the studio. The polyester-viscose-spandex blend is soft, stretchy, and chic.

Buy now: $59, nordstrom.com

MORE: 14 Calming Gifts For The Yoga Lover In Your Life

The Brand: Nike

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The Swoosh has an entire section of its website dedicated to extended sizes for women, making shopping for workout clothes as painless as possible.

Our pick: Essential Flash Jacket. Outdoor winter workouts require a warm jacket. This delivers the cold-weather protection you need, plus reflective details that make you extra visible to motorists on dark, dreary days.

Buy now: $100, nike.com

13 Best Brands For Plus-Size Workout Clothing

As you may know, Team GHU loves fitness fashion. Several of you have written to us and asked us to include the best plus-size activewear in our reviews. Ask and you shall receive. After all, everybody deserves to feel cute and comfortable when they sweat it out, right? We agree that many of the activewear companies are missing the boat by eliminating plus sizes. Thankfully, these 13 brands have awesome plus-size workout clothing that work with your body, not against it.

Juno Active

Whether you want to swim, run, play tennis, or do yoga, Juno Active has the gear to hook your workout up. We especially love their QuikWik line of activewear that’s made with moisture wicking fabric to keep you dry and comfortable.

Torrid

Be bold with the fun and flirty styles from Torrid. They’ll make you feel your best, even during a workout. Pick your size and take your pick. You can’t go wrong with any of their workout wear.

Livi Active by Lane Bryant

Livi Active is like Lane Bryant’s more fun, more popular younger sister. The patterns are bold and the styles are flattering. You’ll want everything!

Zella by Nordstrom’s

This is our pick for the brand that can easily take you from workout to hangout. From leggings with mesh panels, to pretty pastel zip-ups, each piece is chic enough for the streets and the studio.

Old Navy

Good ole Old Navy doesn’t disappoint with its affordable but high-quality plus-size activewear line. Each item is specially designed to fit and flatter with wider straps and added stretch. Pair one of their patterned capris with a solid tank. The color combos are endless!

Superfit Hero

Superfit Hero is a body positivity brand all about confidence, strength and leadership. They’ve got everything from solid color basics to edgier pieces you’ll feel like a boss in.

Athleta

Most of us are familiar with Athleta, but did you know they also have your everyday favorites in plus sizes? Score! Available in 1X and 2X.

Addition Elle Nola Activewear

Bold and graphic, an outfit from Nola Activewear will have people asking, “Where’d you get that?” all workout long. PS: If you’re a spin class goer, their cycle shorts are the cutest we’ve seen around!

Avenue

Comfortable and cute? Yes, please! Get your shop on at Avenue and then get your sweat on.

Lucy

Lucy activewear has a “fit for every body” by asking real women what they want in activewear! Which means they’re cute, comfortable and provide great coverage!

Katie K.

Performance, fit, and fashion is the magic formula that goes into every piece of Katie K. clothing. Never buy clothes again that you decide you hate mid-workout and only wear once!

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RBX is an online-only brand from Target that absolutely rocks. The prints are whimsical, the fabrics are high-quality, and the prices are low!

Marika Curves

From drappy sweaters to wear to yoga to tank tops for boot camp, Marika Curves has everything you need. But, we are really liking their high-waisted leggings and capris lined with power mesh for extra tummy control.

Top 5: Exercise gear for the curvy fashionista

Fat Mum Slim / Jan 2014

This is a sponsored post for femaleforlife.com.au

This is how I shopped for exercise gear in the past: Walk into the department store, unenthusiastically, head for the plus size section {which is usually a wall of uninspiring pieces} and grab what I can in my size and walk to the checkout. Usually I’d buy 3 or so of each thing because I knew I didn’t want to be back doing it again soon.

And then when on my walks I’d see people in their fun outfits and I’d bop along in my department store get-up. Yes, there was a tinge of jealously. I’d just pep myself up with, ‘one day!’.

And then one day came. Late last year I was introduced to Female For Life. It’s an online-only store filled with exercise gear for… females {funny, that!}. But it’s a little bit different. You can shop for your body type, or your size, but the sizes are numbered instead given titles like petite, voluptuous and curvy {don’t worry you can still easily figure out what size you are with their guide}. They cater for all body shapes and sizes {not just the curvy girls}. I trialled two of their pieces, and wanted to share 5 of my favourites from the store. Here they are below:

One: Yoga pants

I was told recently, when I shared on my Facebook how I loved slipping into my PJs each day {sometimes even straight after lunch! Ssshh!} that yoga pants aren’t just for yoga. That’s right. These would work perfectly and wouldn’t be so embarassing when I run into my neighbours {who have seen me in my PJs more times than I’d like to count}. Find them here.

Two: Lovely & loose top

This is one of the items that I tried and it’s a favourite. And yep, I wear it even when I’m not exercising. It’s light {perfect this tropical-type weather up north} and easy to wear when exercising. Plus it’s nice and long, which a prerequisite for anything I buy {nobody needs to see my 6-pack, ahem, anytime soon!}. Find it here.

Three: Gym tights

This is another item that I tried out, and I got them in blue. Can I just say how fun it was to add a pop of colour to my exercise gear? I know I need to get a life, but I kinda got a bit excited the first time I wore them. Just like the Lovely & Loose Top these are light and easy to wear. Find them here.

Four: Pilates top

I’ve been taking Luella to an Osteo since she was a few weeks old, and they also run a Pilates studio. They have a class just for the curvy ladies which I’ve promised myself I will most definitely do this year. That’s good enough reason to get this top, right? Find it here.

Five: 7/8 pants

Slightly shorter than full-length tights, these are on my must-buy list for winter. Find them here.

Female for Life want to give one reader an outfit of their choice {pants and sports top – not a jacket}. All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments below: What’s your favourite way to workout?

P.S. Female4Life is offering FMS readers a $15 discount for new customers. Just use the code myfirstorder at checkout. Only applicable for items not on sale and not in conjunction with another promo.

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One entry per person
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The winner of this competition is Sam C. x

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Plus size active wear! athleisure! Sitting on your couch in dirty yoga pants! Whatever it is you like to do in “active” clothes is up to you. The beautiful thing is that the options for plus size people are getting a lot cuter and more affordable too! Thank goodness, because I’ve been feeling pretty left out from the whole “yoga mom” trend.

You’ve all been asking for a master-post of workout-worthy and super comfy daily wear looks! So here we go! I can remember when I was around 20 and not able to find any yoga pants in an XXL. We’ve come a long way! Here’s a list of plus size active wear with lots of options, up to size 34!

I’ve become quite the sucker for Old Navy lately. The basics are just so cute and the prices are usually really reasonable even when things aren’t on sale (though there is almost always a sale). I love the look of their plus size active wear because it is simple and clean and while I’ll obviously wear my yoga pants all over town, I also feel just as comfy laying in them for a long weekend. I’m a really big fan of their muscle tees as well! Sizes go up to 4x (size 30), and prices are right around $25 for a piece.

YogaClub

If you love athleisure as much as I do, then a YogaClub membership might be just thing for you! You can choose how frequently you want a box, and what styles you like, and you get a nice little plus size activewear surprise in the mail every month! They carry some of my favorite brands in their boxes and you get a huge discount off the MSRP. Use code FGF and you can get $20 off your subscription for life!

Maurices

If you’re not from the midwest US you may have never heard of this retailer, but they’re gaining some recognition for their evolving plus size line. My favorite plus size active wear that they offer is definitely the leggings options. They have cute patterns and varying styles, and all of them come with a large waist band (which I appreciate). Each piece is right around $30, and sizes go up to a 4 (or size 28).

ASOS

ASOS’s “curve” collection carries plus size pieces form their own brand, and other brands like Puma, South beach, and River Island as well! They have a wide price range with some pieces starting at $16, and some going up to around $100

Avenue actually recognizes that people over a size 24 want to wear comfy yoga pants and stretchy jackets, and even makes some super cute things! I own a pair of leggings from Avenue, and they have lasted me quite some time (about 3 years now!) so I’m a fan! Sizes go up to 32, and prices are around $40 a piece (but there is always a sale going on!).

Forever 21+

If you’re a small fat (under size 24), you’ve no doubt seen the new Forever 21 line of active wear. I have absolutely died over it. You guys, I cannot justify buying every piece in this line (because let’s be real, where am I going to wear that… not the gym!), but damn it if I could I would. This line is just stylistically so on point. They’ve got those little multi-strap numbers that they’ve been selling to skinny girls over on Lulu-fatphobe for years, and they even made stuff in marble print. If you can wear these sizes, do us all a favor and buy all of it, ok? Prices are around $20, sizes up to 3x.

Torrid

Torrid is a plus size staple, so it’s no surprise that their active wear line is on-point. Leggings, bras, bike shorts – you name it, they’ve got it. The pieces are reasonably priced, and are true to Torrid’s sizing, which takes out a lot of the guesswork for how leggings are going to fit! Sizes from 10-30.

Nordstroms

I use to assume that Nordstroms was exclusively for bougie straight-sized white girls – boy was I wrong! Nordstroms has some incredible yearly sales and includes brands like Good American that carries sizes up to 6XL and Nike which carries up to a size 3X. If you’re not shopping their sales, it can be a bit pricey but the quality more than warrants the sometimes spendy price tags.

JunoActive

This is another shop I just heard about! I’ve heard really good things about them, and all of their active/lounge wear looks really comfy! I can’t wait to give this place a try!

Girlfriend

Girlfriend is an incredible new plus size active wear company that I’m loving! Their sizing is super inclusive with leggings up to a size 6X and bras up to a size 3X. Even better? All of their items are made from recycled plastic bottles and come in LOADS of fun colors.

Leggings sell for around $70 and sports bras are right around $40 – and they’re 100% worth the price!

I’ve been asked a few times to do a review of sports bras, so this post really inspired me to make a little list of bras I’ll be trying! I’ll let all of you know as soon as that review is out, and if you have any other active wear retailers you’d like me to try please let me know! I hope you found something awesome!

15 Yoga and Fitness Brands for Curvy Women

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There are so many options for activewear in the marketplace today. And the labels for all our body types can get confusing.

Whether you consider yourself curvy, full-figured, plus size or any variation of size that makes shopping for supportive, comfortable and flattering activewear for your beautiful shape a challenge, we’re here to celebrate your options!

In No Particular Order, Here Are 15 Activewear Brands for Curvy Women:

1. Fasion Nova

The very trendy Fashion Nova is a Los Angeles-based clothing company featuring styles for any occasion, not just active wear! Shop casual tops, jeans, club attire, and even office-friendly threads.

Where most clothing brands lack options for diverse sizes, Fashion Nova’s ‘Plus Size & Curve’ section is impressive, with more than 12,000 styles to choose from.
Available sizes: XS-3X
You might like: The Follow My Lead Leggings – Black/Multi, a stunning high-rise legging with neon accents. You can even pair it with a matching off-the-shoulder crop top!

Shop Fashion Nova here

2. Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret is the queen of women’s undergarments and they have a great activewear line. They offer leggings and tanks, but their uber-supportive bras are particularly high-quality, functional, and stylish.
Available sizes: 32A-40DD
You might like: Knockout by Victoria’s Secret Wireless Front-Close Sport Bra offers bra-within-a-bra technology for maximum support without the bounce.

Shop Victoria’s Secret

3. Bare Necessities

Bare Necessities offers bras and sports bras from top quality brands. The sports bras are built to provide a variety of levels of support and coverage for all of your athletic needs.
Available sizes: 30B-46H
You might like: The Anita: Maximum Control Wire-Free Sports Bra, a vibrant wire-free sports bra that provides superior support.

Shop Bare Necessities here

4. Day/Won

Day/Won is a new player in the body-positive movement created by plus-size model Candice Huffine, who’s on a mission to empower women that nothing they set out to do is impossible.
Available sizes: XS-5X
You might like: The CAN’T TOUCH THIS Compression Legging is made with a sweat-wicking, antimicrobial material to keep you cool and try while you do your thing. Plus, a portion of your purchase goes towards the female empowerment nonprofit I Am That Girl – double win!

Shop Day/Won here

5. Torrid

Torrid, a clothing brand for sizes 12-28, now has an activewear line! At affordable price points, each piece combines high fashion and comfort in flattering silhouettes.
Available sizes: M/L-6X
You might like: The , which are comfortable, sexy and edgy performance leggings with moisture wicking technology and a fierce attitude.

Shop Torrid here

6. JunoActive

JunoActive is a plus-sized clothing brand that offers everything from yoga and athletic wear to intimate apparel. Each piece is affordable and made with high-quality fabric that can stand up to your toughest workouts.
Available sizes: XL-6X
You might like: The Ultra Knit Slash Pocket Pants. These loose-fitting pants were created with comfort in mind with cling-free, wrinkle-resistant fabric and pockets sewn seamlessly into the sides

Shop JunoActive here

7. Athleta

Athleta, part of the GAP brand, offers a full line of stylish athletic wear for plus-sized yogis. Athleta focuses on body-positive messaging for athletic women of all shapes and sizes.
Available sizes: XS-3X
You might like: The Lightning 7/8 Tight. These adorable high-rise leggings are made with lightweight, breathable compression fabric with an adjustable drawstring.

Shop Athleta here

8. ModCloth

ModCloth has always been about celebrating your individuality, and their activewear for curvier body types show up with style and originality. In fact, their mantra is “you do you” – nice!
Available sizes: XS-4X
You might like: The Scales Pitch Mermaid Leggings, a shimmering pair of of leggings adorned with mermaid scales, meant to make you sparkle and feel glamorous.

Shop ModCloth here

9. Rainbeau Curves

Rainbeau Curves is an activewear brand made entirely for women with a fuller figure. The line is made of premium performance fabrics that are designed to enhance, not hide your curves.
Available sizes: 14/16-26/28
You might like: The Lilia Capri, a super affordable capri legging with moisture wicking fabric and stylized side seams for a flattering and comfortable fit.

Shop Rainbeau Curves here

10. Old Navy

Old Navy is an affordable clothing chain for men, women and children that now offers a great selection of athletic wear for plus-size women. The Women’s Plus line is meant to fit and flatter women with curve-proud construction.
Available sizes: XS-4X
You might like: The Go-Dry Racerback Sports Bra for Girls. This scoop neck racerback is crafted with a breathable jersey lining and offers four-way stretch for freedom with every movement. The fabric is also moisture-wicking, with flatlock seams to prevent chafing!
Shop Old Navy here

11. Glamorise

Glamorise makes bras and sports bras for fuller figured ladies. The company only makes bras for full figures, so each piece is designed with a busty babe in mind – focusing on comfort and support where you need it most.
Available sizes: 32B-48H
You might like: The Ultimate Full Figure Sport Bra, a superior supportive sports bra that is comfortable enough for everyday wear (for sizes 34B-48G).

Shop Glamorise here

12. Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant, the most recognized name in plus-size clothing, has a great activewear line, too! The line includes fun and functional activewear apparel, including shorts, capris, tanks and sports bras.
Available sizes: 14-32
You might like: The Wicking Layered Active Short – Marl. This is an easy-going pair of activewear shorts that’s perfect for hot, humid summer weather. The quick-dry fabric offers a supportive stretch with bike shorts built-in underneath and is also fade-resistant!

Shop Lane Bryant here

13. Super Fit Hero

Super Fit Hero is an activewear line that aims to be the most inclusive of all body-positive brands. All of their pieces have been tested and approved by athletes to ensure comfort, breathability and great fit. Each item is also locally and ethically made right in Los Angeles.
Available sizes:XS-5XL
You might like: . This moisture-wicking pair of leggins is made with eco-friendly sublimated paint and features light compression. Look closely, you’ll also find hidden pockets on both sides!

Shop Super Fit Hero here

14. Wacoal

Wacoal is a high-quality lingerie brand that combines fit and function wtih beautiful designs. The brands offers sports bras for fuller figures that are comfortable and supportive to keep the girls in place.
Available sizes: 32C-42DDD
You might like: The Sport Underwire Bra, a comfortable and breathable bra that provides maximum support and is perfect for medium to high impact activities.

Shop Wacoal here

15. Addition Elle

Addition Elle is a cool and chic fashion brand with a large selection of high-quality activewear. The brand provides tremendous style that isn’t limited by size, helping women to feel confident, beautiful, trendy and fashionable.
Available sizes: X-4X
You might like: The Nola Double Layer Tank Top, a double-layered sports cami with a space dye print and a contrasting panel layer that is flattering and stylish.

Shop Addition Elle
Have you tried out these curvy-yogi friendly brands? Did we miss any? If so, please share your favorites in the comments below. We love hearing from you! 🙂

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When Fat Girls Wear Exercise Clothes. ~ Jessamyn Stanley

Maybe it’s just me, but most active wear designed for curvy female athletes leaves much to be desired in the realm of style.

How long will it take major designers of plus-size exercise wear to realize the clothes they produce for curvy bodies tend to be matronly and, to be frank, drab?

Frequently, their designs hide curvy bodies under bulky fabrics and don’t produce nearly the positive reinforcement of designs for slimmer athletes. It seems there are a few reasons for this phenomenon, and none of them present a particularly positive reflection of Western society’s views of voluptuous bodies.

1. Plus size friendly active wear designers don’t know what clothing styles are actually preferred by curvy women.

Trust me, I understand your confusion, given that many curvy girls tend to shroud their bodies in bulky t-shirts and baggy bottoms while exercising.

In my experience, this ‘pajamas as active wear’ trend is usually more immediately relatable to comfort and availability, rather than actual personal style expression. Here’s the thing, designers—we want to wear what everyone else is wearing. That’s it. Literally: the same designs you’d produce for svelte figures, but with additional fabric.

Yes, we want cute shorty-shorts and bra tops. Bra tops which can control our bouncing ladies without making us feel as though we’re participants in a Richard Simmons aerobics class. Spandex leggings in every color of the rainbow that don’t split at the inner thigh seam from the slightest hint of friction.

The simplicity of our needs and the utter lack of supply suggest that another reason plus-size exercise clothes tend to suck is because:

2. Most people don’t want to see curvy bodies in skimpy active wear.

Put lightly, anyone who makes a derogatory comment about witnessing a curvy body in skimpy gym wear should be reminded that it is pathetic to project personal body dissatisfaction onto the lives of others. Basically, if the core of your humanity is completely shaken by your revulsion of visible fat rolls, I would suggest averting your eyes and minding your own business.

Of course we can’t place all blame on the silent judgment of others. This leads me to the third reason for the lack of curve-friendly sexy exercise apparel:

3. Curvy consumers do not believe they deserve the clothing of their slimmer comrades.

Our society encourages fat shaming at every level and personal fat shaming is probably the most ubiquitous of all. And when it comes to curvy bodies, who wouldn’t feel a little embarrassed to wear revealing exercise clothing if your image of voluptuous people exercising involves baggy t-shirts a la The Biggest Loser.

Honestly, I understand why curvy women gravitate toward baggy clothing, but it has the dual role of making us ashamed of our bodies and encourages unflattering clothing designs.

One of the only benefits of corporate size discrimination is that curvy athletes are able to support independent designers who offer custom sizing. For example, Etsy is packed with designers whose size-neutral items can be crafted for bodies both large and small.

However, this is not enough. We need to stop hiding curvy bodies behind sweat suits and baggin’, saggin’ short sets. It is very difficult to love your body while exercising if you’re too embarrassed to even look at it. This self-inflicted embarrassment has got to stop, and I think that if we stop self-fat shaming, retailers will follow in our wake.

Exercise clothing should be created equal, and self-love is the only way to get there.

Relephant:

> When Fat People Do Yoga.

> Is Yoga Immune from Fat-Shaming?

>This is What a Real Yoga Body Looks Like.

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