Kickstart your workout with the hottest exercise gear. These brands are mixing the latest in sportswear tech with fashion to deliver stylish and functional clothes to fuel your workout.
1. Project Sora
Try: The Crop, $65
This homegrown brand touts itself as “the very first sports bra with switchable straps”. Get creative with how you mix and match the straps. Padded cups give the girls a subtle push-up, and because they’re sewn-in, you won’t have to deal with adjusting removable cups.
2. Vivre Activewear
Try: The Clarity Active Tank, $64
This award-winning brand from Singapore is made specifically to fit Asian body frames. Designed for light to medium impact workouts, Vivre uses moisture-wicking fabrics that keep you dry so you can take your clothes from the studio to the street.
3. BURD Activewear
Try: Aurora Unicorn Leggings, $75
BURD takes fashionable yoga wear to a whole new level. The brand’s funky designs feature psychedelic prints, tie-dye fabric and…wait for it, tights with unicorns on them. If that magical animal doesn’t motivate you to bend, twist and invert, then what will?
4. Alo Yoga
Try: The Extreme High-Waist Moto Legging, $157.39
Cult favorite Alo Yoga has a loyal following of celebrities who flock to wear their street-wear meets sweaty-workout aesthetic. Supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are huge fans of the Moto leggings, which look amazing whether paired with a sports bra for class or a leather jacket for a night out. The high-waisted Motos do it all; they smooth, contour, sculpt and are versatile for most workouts.
Try: Peach Shorts by MULA, $60
High performance Mulex Plus+ fabric was created by Mula to equip their apparel with four-way stretch, durable fabric and sweat-absorption. This means the clothes offer maximum mobility so you don’t have to worry about seams splitting mid-workout. Some of their shirts and tights feature strategic tears along the sides, both for aesthetic reasons and to offer ventilation.
6. Spiritual Gangster
Try: The Warrior Athletic Leggings, $115
Yo, the war on bad karma just got real! This Los Angeles-based label has long been loved for its ancient wisdom-based slogans on very modern, basic tanks, tees and sweats. Founded by hip-hop yoga teacher (and former White House employee and entertainment lawyer) Ian Lopatin and his wife Vanessa Lee, this oxymoronic label is for the yogi of today. Go manifest your baddest self in their inspired pieces.
7. The Upside
Try: The Leopard Chrissy Bra, $99.78
Upside founder Jodhi Meares is no stranger to the sartorial fashion world, which is where she gains most of her inspiration from. Now, Meares has moved on to activewear and is determined to get her brand onto every fashionable individual living their best life. Her designs will make you want to dance, shine and sweat.
Try: The Avomom Fire Legging, $100
Simple designs, muted colour palettes and flattering cuts are the name of the game for this Los Angeles brand. Made in California, the brand prides itself on quality apparel for the masses. Check out their AvoMom collection, designed for expecting mamas.
8. P.E Nation
Try: The Chariot Bra, $121.34 via Revolve Clothing
If it’s good enough for Kayla Itsines, then it’s good enough for us. The fitness goddess is often photographed in this Australian brand’s workout gear. Itsines isn’t the only one, those bicycle shorts Kylie Jenner often sports in her Instagram Stories? Yep, you can thank P.E Nation for those too. Celeb-style aside, the brand really does make sweat-friendly apparel for everything from yoga to HIIT.