Activewear You won’t Want to Get out of

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17 February 2023

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Fitting in a solid exercise throughout your hectic day may be a difficult feat, but deciding what clothing to wear to the gym should not be. If your gym gear drawer looks a little dull, it might be time to spruce it up with some new things you’ll want to get up and go with. Of course, comfort, support, and usefulness all take precedence when deciding what to wear. But when you’re working so hard, it doesn’t hurt to look (and hence feel) your finest. So, whether you long for soft textiles, breathable material, a flexible stretch that moves with you, a trendy ‘fit’, or all of the above, these activewear brands and pieces have your (sweaty) back. 

These are the best activewear labels on our wishlist, from top-rated leggings, to sports bras and windbreakers. Expect to see TikTok-famous pants and cult classic brands that you’ll be adding to your cart in no time.

P.E. Nation

The refined designs of this brand are ideal for your upcoming yoga retreat and there are some exciting styles for channeling your inner boxing superstar as well. This exquisite full-count sports bra is so perfect it nearly begs to be dressed in some palazzo pants for brunch. Aside from the brand’s great bright and out-there items, the subdued tones are so seamless that you’ll want to acquire ’em all!


In case you missed it, Allbirds does more than just their cool eco-friendly sneakers. Allbirds is one of the greatest fitness companies to get dressed up in, offering everything from ultra-soft leggings and quick-drying shirts to high-performance sports bras. You’ll be getting fit in fibres that are far more sustainable than your ordinary athletic label. Pick up a pair of extremely comfy squat-proof leggings, then a matching sports bra in the degree of support you require, and you’re ready to go.

Lorna Jane

Lorna Jane is for you if you want lightweight, airy fabrics. The style of the traditional label is sporty and utilitarian, but it also contains some really attractive pieces. Take, for example, these orange leggings. Super fashionable and fun, yet it still provides all the support and structure you want when working out.


Bamboo vibrations are beautiful, sustainable, and ethical. Yogis worldwide can attest to the high quality of Boody’s clothing. The trendy cuts, colours, and seam placement are simply a bonus. Their online store is filled with long-sleeved t-shirts, undergarments, sports bras, racerback active tanks, pullovers, slouchy sweat shorts, socks, and joggers. The athletic wear is constructed from antibacterial organically grown bamboo, allowing you to sweat it out in comfort, and they’re seamless, reducing fabric waste. To further lessen the brand’s environmental effect, all water utilised in manufacturing is recycled. Boody is more than just a pretty face. It’s excellent for you and the environment, making it one of the best sportswear companies to invest in.


It’s impossible to walk into a gym in NZ without seeing at least five gym heads wearing Lululemon. Lululemon is a cult favourite that millions across the world adore. Their leggings are available in sizes 00 to 22 and will feel like a second layer of skin yet will not stick to you when you sweat. After achieving gender pay equity in 2018, the firm is now trying to meet a high set of targets by 2025 in order to make their well-loved threads ecologically sustainable and ethical. So epic from the Lulelemon institution. 

Cotton On Body

Behold athletic set heaven. You’ll find trending shades and funky prints here, and we promise you’ll get an extra boost of confidence once you put on one of their sets.Cotton On Body is a great place to shop for affordable sportswear. Whether you want to define your figure with a pair of leggings or go for something durable like a windbreaker for when it pours, their comprehensive athletic collection has you covered. 

Bandier The Ballerina

For something a little different and sexy, enter Bandier the Ballerina to the chat. You may have seen this celebrity-endorsed sportswear brand on your Instagram feed recently. Count on Bandier to deliver a distinct style with every addition. But, seriously, who wouldn’t want to look like a ballerina in this?

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