Insomniac Sale Picks: Workout Gear

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Mollie requested a few picks for stylish workout clothing so here we go:

Bra Cup Empire Vee Neck Tank Top – was $44, now $19.99

The built-in bra will be fabulous for some, a total turn-off for others but the design features of this tank are pretty fabulous. Wide straps and 22″ length mean it’s got decent coverage, the v-neck and side ruching are flattering, and the material wicks (of course). Available in bra sizes 32B – 38D in white, most sizes in black, brown, and apple green.

Skirt Sports Lotta Breeze Capris – was $75, now $55.99

I haven’t tried this particular brand myself, and mostly just wanted to plant the idea of this garment. I wear full-length workout pants during the cold months, but once it gets warm, I switch to a version of this skirt-capri. Workout pants seem to be either super baggy or skin tight, and I’m not a big fan of either. Skirt-capris flatter my figure and offer all the mobility and wicking of actual pants. This version is available in sizes XS – 2XL, and also comes in solid black at full price. (Lots of other options at full price including Athleta, Lucy, and Sweaty Betty.)

Puma Zip Jacket - was $50, now $28.41 (varies by size)

I frequently rely on ratty hoodies as my cover ups (probably shouldn’t admit that), but I do have a couple of sleek, chic Puma track jackets for days when I want to look a bit more polished. Puma is a classic, and this style of jacket is a great alternative to less structured outer layers. Available in sizes XS – L in this gray, black, coral, and lavender (size availability varies by color).

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for stylish workout clothing:

  1. Athleta – The current crop of workout wear vendors offers lots of fun options, but little sizing diversity. Athleta only goes up to 2X, but they stock petite, tall, and plus sizes in many styles. I’ve bought from them, and love what I’ve purchased.
  2.  Target - Especially if you’re on a tight budget, Target is a great place to nab some workout basics. The C9 by Champion line isn’t as high quality as some of the speciality brands, but it does just fine over a year or two of wear. And, again, there’s some decent size range in there.
  3. Lole – This Canadian company is relatively new to the gear game, but they’re offering some great designs. Lots of lifestyle clothing mixed in, but the technical pieces are top-notch. This is a good bet for those of you who do hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities.

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  • http://ejegmama.blogspot.com/ Stephanie

    I’ve got several skirt sports pieces and have been nothing but pleased with the brand. Not that I’m an expert but I’ve done long runs in them with little to no chaffing.

    • http://www.alreadypretty.com Sal

      Awesome – thank you for letting us know, Stephanie!

  • MM

    This may not initially come to mind, but my girlfriends and I have been having amazing luck at JCpenney. Some very cute exercise wear, in plus sizes too, that have worn very well and comfortably.

  • Marisa

    One thing about the Lole stuff is that it’s mostly described as “hand-wash only.” I don’t know whether that’s truly necessary or not, but it’s stopped me from picking up their pieces in the past, since I’m not interested in hand-washing my workout clothes.