When you shop in the plus-size section like I do, it can be frustrating to find workout clothes.
It’s ironic, isn’t it? With all of the fat-shaming and “eat less, move more” crap that we hear in society you would think that there would be a larger selection of gym appropriate plus-size clothing from which to choose. Alas, that’s not the case at all so I find myself searching online for sports bras that will support and flatter while I jump around like a maniac at the gym. (What? I can’t be the only person who wants to feel at least mildly cute and secure when I’m working out!)
Recently, I purchased my first Reebok dri-fit set from Lane Bryant’s new exercise line, and I’ve loved it so far. Wearing this outfit makes me feel like working out which is a cool feeling, but I workout several times a week so I need to have a little variety when I hit the gym.
I’m picky about my clothes, and most often I find myself wearing my long-sleeve Saints shirt with cotton pants that I bought for 3 bucks at Old Navy to workout. And some days I’m fine with that, but I have been in desperate need of new sports bras so I tried a new brand this week.
I found these Marika sports bras on Lane Bryant’s website after spotting a similar one on a girl at the gym last week. I ordered one in white and one with pink while they were Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off, and I also used a Lane bryant coupon code so they came to under $20 per bra.
After wearing my white sports bra today (with proper attire over it, of course) I have to say that I love it, and I wish I had several. It did its job by offering support without being cumbersome like sports bras I’ve tried in the past.
I know that I need to continue to build my workout attire, but I’m happy to have found such a great foundation in these sports bras. They are so much better than the ones I was wearing before!
What’s your favorite brand for plus-size athletic wear? Can anyone fill me in on what I might be missing in the world of plus-size fitness apparel?