'Cause activewear goes beyond size.
The struggle is real, and we hear you: finding stylish threads that actually fit your curves is quite a challenge in Singapore. But with the increased availability of sizes over UK 16/US 14, we’re giving a round of applause to fashion labels championing body diversity. Activewear is no exception either; with the likes of Instagram yoga stunner Jessamyn Stanley regularly smashing stereotypes, it’s proven that athleticism comes in all shapes and sizes. To maximise a great workout in comfort and style, check out these stores for the best plus size supporting sports bras, breathable tank tops and leggings for different lengths.
ASOS 4505 Curve
It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with ASOS, so imagine our delight upon news of its very own line of activewear: 4505 (a clever play on the brand’s name). Its smorgasbord of trendy sportswear includes reflective-panelled jackets for outdoor runners, compression tights for high impact training, as well as seamless clothing for yoga and pilates which are also ace for serving athleisure looks. Oh, and for all our curvy sisters out there, you’ll be buzzin’ to know that ASOS 4505 Curve has a range of supportive, wired sports bras that will keep you confident as you flex in high-intensity workouts!
ASOS 4505 Curve, available online at ASOS with free shipping for orders over S$20
Singapore-based Unlimited has an amazing range of multi-label sportswear that supports and compliments your curves, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident while you hit your morning yoga practice or jump on the next running marathon. With the likes of sports bras, tank tops, tights and even swimwear by international brands such as My Manifesta and Rainbeau Curves, we’ve already got this one bookmarked!
Unlimited, available online with free delivery
When it comes to diversity in activewear, this brand needs no introduction. We were absolutely chuffed the minute Nike announced news of expanding its line of plus-size activewear last year. It isn’t available in-store in Singapore, but you can order pieces from ASOS. The sportswear giant has launched over 200 products for fuller figures including tops, shorts, tights and jackets, with sizes from 1X all through 3X. Its range of seamless and supportive sports bras are also available up to size 38E. About time!
Nike Plus, select pieces available at ASOS with free delivery to Singapore.
The highly raved fashion label Lane Bryant is all about self-confidence and we’re loving it! Its extensive collection of plus-size activewear — Livi Active — is everything you could ever dream of. It’s fully-loaded with on-trend pieces which are perfect for high-intensity workouts, yoga, swimming, sculpting and everything else under the sun. Sizes are available from US 14 to US 28, and are super affordable.
Livi Active, available online at Lane Bryant with international shipping to Singapore
Model Ashley Graham isn’t the only curvy gal known for her vocal opinions of body representation within the fashion world. #Girlboss and fellow model Candice Huffine proved that she can also walk the walk and talk the talk with her collection of sustainable activewear: DAY/WON. The size-inclusive label carries sizes US 0 to US 32, and includes everything from printed tank tops to compression leggings made from recycled materials.
DAY/WON, available online with US$15 additional fee for delivery to Singapore
Forever 21 Plus
For affordable, fast-fashion activewear trends, look no further than Forever 21. Despite having fitness gear on its roster for years, its line of plus-size activewear was only launched in 2016. Known as the Forever 21 Plus, its collection includes workout pieces such as mesh-panelled leggings, cut-out sports bras and zipped jackets for all types of levels and activities. These are also high in fuction and are designed with wicking, flatlock seams and anti-odour technology amongst others.
Forever 21 Plus, available in-stores at Forever 21, at multiple locations including 313@somerset and Vivocity
Katie K Active
Launched by former fitness trainer Katie Kozloff with the help of her clients, Katie K Active offers stylish size-inclusive activewear that runs till size 3X. Think comfy and durable multi-coloured leggings, hoodies and tank tops. With fit as its main priority, the brand’s designs feature double-fit technology that ensures the perfect fit through its size range.
Katie K Active, available online with free international shipping for orders over US$100
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