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The Best Workout Clothes for Your Wedding Prep Plan

The Best Workout Clothes for Your Wedding Prep Plan
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Whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride or groom, maid of honor or any other important member of the bridal party — including family members and esteemed guests — anyone who has a wedding on the horizon knows the feeling of wanting to look their very best.


Sure, hiring a trainer can help you motivate, but never underestimate the power of a new pair of leggings, sneakers, tank tops and other cute activewear from some of the best workout clothes brands to get you pumped. Just like dressing up for work or school can help you focus, so too can a stylish and functional exercise wardrobe from brands like Nike, Beyond Yoga and Lululemon enhance your energetic output. Not only that, well-made and flattering workout clothes just make you feel good. So stop stressing over the food, floral arrangements, invitations and all the other planning details for a little bit. Try to look beyond the wedding photo session and see the bigger picture here: your health and well-being. Ok, imagining a beach honeymoon also counts as #inspo.


From shorts, joggers and leggings to T-shirts, tanks and sports bras, these are the best workout clothes for women getting ready for a wedding.


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1 of 13 Image Credits: Goldsheep Clothing

Cutest Workout Clothes


Whether your upcoming nuptials are local or a destination wedding in a galaxy far, far away, GoldsheepClothing has just the line of super cute, nostalgic workout gear. “Star Wars” fans will feel the force within them when they sport the X-Wing Retro Stripe Leggings. With a flattering high-waisted fit and moisture wicking technology, these workout pants are quick drying to keep you cool and comfortable throughout your run, CrossFit session, Soul Cycle ride or however you like to get active.

Sizes: XS-XXL
Made with high performance Polyester/Spandex blend fabric
Hand wash in cold water only, lay flat to dry

2 of 13 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Workout Clothes for Yoga

Beyond Yoga Ombré High Waist 7/8 Leggings


Calling all yogi brides who like to get glam when it comes to exercise gear. Beyond Yoga designs workout clothes for women that are perfect for heading from a barre or pilates class directly to brunch with your bridesmaids. These stylish, high-waisted leggings are appealingly on-trend with their metallic ombré wash.

Sizes: XS - XL
82% nylon, 18% spandex
Machine wash, tumble dry

3 of 13 Image Credits: Old Navy

Best Workout Clothes for Tall Women

Old Navy High-Waisted Built-In Sculpt Elevate 7/8-Length Leggings for Women


If you’ve got long legs, chances are you’ll choose a dress with a sexy side slit or trendy high-low hem to show them off. But first, you’ll be planning an exercise routine that results in a lean and leggy look. That’s where Old Navy’s Sculpt Elevate leggings come in. Not only does the brand have some of the best workout clothes for tall women, you won’t break the bank buying multiple pairs. They feature a wide, soft elastic compression waistband, breathable bonded nylon mesh side pockets, anti-chafing seams and built-in, sculpting high-compression fabric. Your firm booty and strong stems will thank you.

Sizes: XS - XXL in Regular, Tall or Petite
85% polyester, 15% spandex, with nylon/spandex mesh
Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

4 of 13 Image Credits: Lululemon

Best Petite Workout Clothes

Lululemon Nulu Align Pant II 25


“Though she but little, she is fierce.” If that Shakespeare quote speaks to you, then we’ve got the best petite workout clothes for you. These Nulu Aligh Pants by Lululemon are sweat-wicking and crafted with a four-way stretch, lightweight and buttery soft fabric with added Lycra for flexibility and shape retention. Plus, they come in 17 different colors and designs. What more can you ask for?

Sizes: 6-14, inseam 25, 28, 31
81% nylon, 19% lycra
Machine wash cold

5 of 13 Image Credits: Zappos

Best Workout Clothes for Curvy Women

RYU Tough Tights


If you’re a bride with a bodacious bod, RYU’s Tough Tights are one of the best workout clothing brands for curvy women who want to focus on their fitness goals without stressing over ill-fitting clothes. These leggings feature four-way stretch and moisture-wicking fabric. Added bonus: They’re made of OEKO-TEX certified materials, so they’re skin and allergen safe as well as environmentally friendly.

Size XS - XL
79% nylon, 21% spandex
Machine wash, tumble dry

6 of 13 Image Credits: Under Armour

Best Plus-Sized Workout Clothes

LIVI Tank with Wicking - Draped Racerback


Lane Bryant has some of the best workout clothes for plus-sized women, and this LIVI racerback tank is the perfect example. With its chic, hot pink and black tie-dye design, draped racerback, scoop neck, supportive construction and slightly longer length, you’ll be the belle of the, um, kettlebells when you get your lift on while wearing this soft ‘n stylish, sweat-wicking tank top.

Sizes 10/12 - 26/28
88% Polyester/ 12% Spandex
Machine Wash

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Best Workout Clothes for CrossFit

Reebok Crossfit Knit Woven Shorts


Regularly attending CrossFit classes is a good (but definitely not easy) way to prep for the wedding. If you’ve been seeking the perfect CrossFit workout clothes, Reebok’s got you covered — literally. These CrossFit-specific women’s shorts feature built-in briefs, so no worries about revealing more than your physical prowess when doing those handstand push-ups. Plus, they’re made of sweat-wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry throughout all those speedy reps.

2XS - XL
86% polyester / 14% elastane plain weave
Machine wash cold delicate cycle

8 of 13 Image Credits: Nike

Best Workout Leggings

Nike Pro 7/8 Crop Tights


So many women’s workout leggings, so little time ‘til the wedding! If you’re having trouble choosing the absolute best working leggings for your shape or fitness routine, these Nike Pro 7/8 Crop Tights are the way to go. Lightweight and supportive with a compression fit, these leggings keep things tight while still allowing for comfort and movement. Featuring four-way stretch fabric, Dri-FIT wicking technology and anti-chafing flatlock seams (plus that ever-empowering Nike swoosh), these leggings will get you pumped from warm-up to cool-down.

Sizes XS - XL
83% polyester, 17% spandex

9 of 13 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Workout T-Shirt

Zella Strength Performance Tee


Easy, breezy, stylish and comfortable — not to mention quick-drying after a super sweatastic workout — the Zella Strength Performance Tee is surely one of the best workout t-shirts on the market. And at such an affordable price point, you can buy one for every day of the week and just about any type of workout, from hot yoga to marathon runs.

Sizes XXS - XXL
85% polyester, 15% spandex
Machine wash, dry flat

10 of 13 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Yoga Workout Sports Bra

QUEENIEKE Double-T Back Wirefree Yoga Sports Bra


If you’re like us and prefer a wirefree sports bra when you really want to get your stretch on, this functional yet stylish number by Queenieke tops our list. Wicking material? Check. Slimming double-T for extra confidence? Check? Bulky shape? No check. This sleek sports bra with padding is casual but never sloppy, just like your form — right? Right!

Sizes: XS=0/2 -XXL=16
86% Nylon, 14% Spandex
Pads: removable cups

11 of 13 Image Credits: CARBON38

Sexiest Workout Clothes

CARBON38 High Rise 7/8 Takara Legging


Just because you’re huffing and puffing doesn’t mean you can’t look hot and bothered (in a good way) while exercising. Personally, we’re sweatin’ this pair of glossy, liquid-finish leggings that come in a variety of alluring hues. These sexy workout leggings are one of CARBON38’s best-sellers, and the appeal is obvious. Technical fabric with a leather-like look supports a flattering shape, whether you’re building muscle or wearing them to a bar during your bachelorette party.

Sizes XXS - XXL
80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
Machine wash cold

12 of 13 Image Credits: Lululemon

Best Workout Pants

Dance Studio Jogger


Leave it to Lululemon to create not only the perfect workout leggings but also the best post-workout pants. We love these lightweight joggers for, well, jogging, but also every other activity, from a pickup game at the park with friends to running errands around the hood. If you get sweaty and burn some calories, it counts as a workout in our playbook.

Sizes 0-14
94% nylon, 6% elastane
Machine wash cold

13 of 13 Image Credits: Nike

Best Workout Shoes

Nike In-Season TR Training Shoe


Picking just one pair of sneakers as the best workout shoes is a daunting task, but we’ll give it a try. As trainers go, the Nike In-Season TR 9 is next level. Lightweight with a deep footbed, these sneaks are shock absorbing and boast a sleek, one-strap design for a locked-in fit. Other impressive features include a jelly pull tab on the heel, lateral arch support and dense cushioning memory foam for extra comfort. Reviewers give these sneakers high marks for HIIT and boxing workouts as well as for sprints and lifting days. Plus, they come in seven different funky color combos.

Sizes 6-11
Mesh fabric & stretch fabric upper
Lace-up closure