Sleek Singapore activewear that will take you from spin class to savasana in absolute style.
Sure it’s all in the mind, but finding the right workout clothes can make you feel invincible in the gym – it’s probably why we take our sportswear as seriously as our workouts. And with the current athleisure phenomena in play, many kickass fitness threads are taking us from the office to the gym or yoga studio (with one less bag to tote around). If you’re all about looking good while sweating it out, you need our shopping guide for the best activewear brands in Singapore. More than enough reason to hit the elliptical or yoga mat – but we won’t judge if you get into your yoga gear just to go out for a coffee…
Sometimes, all you need is to switch up your activewear to ace that workout. The folks at Project Sora do it just right. Paying heed to discrepancies in the market, Project Sora offers sports bras (in grey, black, blush and khaki colours) with sewn-in pads so there’s no losing those removable cups in the wash again. In the mood for muted pastels or a pop of colour? Personalise your look with sturdy interchangeable straps. You do you.
Project Sora, available online.
Heard of this local haute couture activewear label yet? We found a couple of reasons worthy of adding Yumi Active to your radar! Firstly, these pieces are created with customised miSkin – a light performance fabric that’s breathable and super comfy with quick-dry technology so you don’t necessarily have to feel icky after sweating it out. We’re also not complaining about the pretty motif designs inspired by blooms from East Asia or sleek mesh collections.
Yumi Active, available at 364 Joo Chiat Road, Level 2, Singapore 427609 and online.
This community-inspired activewear knows what we really want – versatile fabrics that give us total freedom to push ourselves with every session. Whether you’re looking for structural support or relax-fit styles, there’s something for you and your fellow yogi friends. There are also choices for men such as t-shirts, tanks, shorts and leggings, as well as accessories like yoga mats and traps, towels, water bottles and dry bags.
Pure Apparel, available at various locations including Ngee Ann City, Asia Square Tower 2 and Suntec City and online.
Rediscover the joy of movement – and feel truly comfortable while at it – with Sloggi’s new athleisure range. Pick a piece that’s specific for different types of movement. For beginners, ease your way into a workout with the Flow range of moisture-wicking and odour preventing fabric, or reach for your limit with the Flex range of super high-stretch fabric. For the ultimate workout, the smart technology of the Fly range balances your body’s heat with the temperature of the environment to keep you cool at all times. Break a sweat with ease.
Sloggi, available at various locations including Takashimaya, Novena Square, Tangs and online.
It’s easy to see why Kydra should be a staple in everyone’s workout wardrobe. What’s not to like when all designs in this range are made with a sweat-wicking and buttery smooth four-way stretch fabric – and with attractive price points? It’s just too easy. Our go-to combo: Kara pocket high waisted leggings with the power tank top. It’s minimalist athleisure at its finest.
Kydra, available at Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905 and Upper Cut Boxing, Level 2, 155A/157A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068611
We’ve seen and fallen hard for the collection of swimwear. Bet you didn’t know K.Blu also has a line of activewear. From colour block sports bras to jogger pants, printed tights to bomber jackets, K.Blu puts a stylish spin on activewear – thanks to the signature turquoise and coral porcelain prints. One thing’s for sure, you’re bound to find something at K.Blu.
K.Blu, available at 290 Orchard Road, Paragon Mall #03-48, Singapore 238859 and online.
So you’re the type that loves to flaunt their workout regimes and kickass activewear for the ‘gram. (No judging – pics or it didn’t happen, am I right?). Need to look good while sweating it out? Naked Wear is your answer. Shop a wide range of sports bras, tops, bottoms, bodysuits and hoodies in an array of fun, vibrant colours, without sacrificing on comfort and security.
Naked Wear, available online.
RUMI X apparel (pictured top) is not only perfect for high-intensity workouts, but is super stylish too – we’re fans of the bright colours and cool patterns. Plus point: the yoga pants are also 100% made from plastic bottles; perfect for environmentally-conscious fitness enthusiasts.
RUMI X, available online.
This Canadian brand’s eclectic mix of leggings is a firm favourite amongst mat-toting, downward-dogging yogis, but Lululemon Athletica also stocks a comprehensive range of stylish running shorts, activewear bras, singlets, sport bags, and sweat bands for every type of sport for both men and women.
Lululemon Athletica, available at various locations including Marina Bay Sands, Duxton, Takashimaya and Ion Orchard
The Outnet has always been our little secret for bagging designer threads on a budget; major deals aside, the collections are constantly updated, thanks to new arrivals thrice a week. Its power dressing theme isn’t just limited to work basics. For gym junkies, the activewear boutique is chock full of stylish, supportive pieces from labels like Stella McCartney, T by Alexander Wang, and Purity Active.
The Outnet, available online.
It won’t surprise you that this Japanese fashion behemoth has its very own sports line. Designed to “keep you ready for everything”, the active apparel adjusts to your body movements and boasts breathable fabric with a quick-dry function so you’ll stay and dry no matter how gruelling your workout is.
Uniqlo, available at various locations including Ion Orchard and their global flagship store at Orchard Central.
Joi, which stands for “jump on in”, was founded by two busty ladies in their homes on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. What started with an idea to create a high impact aquatic sports bra for better support during land and water workouts soon grew into a collection of high rise shorts, leggings and bikini briefs. The all-black series is sleek and easy to match with everything else in your athleisure closet.
Joi Active, available online.
Under Armour exudes a tougher-than-nails vibe – so you can expect nothing less than high-performing fitness gear and accessories that are known for technologies such as heat dissemination and scent control. Must-buys include the brand’s staples like UA CoolSwitch tanks and shorts, HeatGear tees, and compression wear.
Under Armour, available at various locations islandwide.
With Vivre Activewear, the days of dealing with too-long tights are over – these guys cater to the Asian body frame. The double layer tops are also our favourites; featuring a sports bra built into a top, they’re great for grab-and-go mornings when you’re packing your gym bags in a hurry.
Vivre Activewear, available at various locations including Vivocity and Wisma Atria.
Calvin Klein Performance
Gym clothes feeling a little blah? Break out of your workout gear rut with Calvin Klein’s Performance line. These threads are seriously good enough to take you from barre to brunch. Throw a bomber jacket over one of their iconic sports bras and sleek leggings, and you’ve got your day’s outfits sorted.
Calvin Klein Performance, available at various locations including Ngee Ann City, Tangs at Tangs Plaza, VivoCity and Wheelock Place.
Want all eyes on you as you asana? You’ll need Ohsosom’s yoga pants – they come in a variety of in-your-face colours and prints. We’re talking neon reds and greens, multicoloured stripes and strategically placed pineapples. Tops are no runner-ups either, thanks to cheeky slogans like “Vino and Vinyasa” and “Kiss my asana”.
Ohsosom, available online.
Not just for yogis, Kitted is loud and proud with their support for other athletic fields, including crossfit and weightlifting. If you’re looking to put a sexy spin on your gymwear, look for Daquini – its sports bras won’t look out of place on the dancefloor, thanks to the peekaboo mesh cutouts and adjustable criss-crop straps.
Kitted, available at various locations including WeBarre, HomYoga, Guavalabs and online.
What’s not to love about this Aussie brand? Paving the way for fashionable activewear, Lorna Jane is every fitness-loving fashionista’s dream come true: think chic tights, colourful slogan tees, strappy sport bras, and stylish accessories to complete your look. Now you’ve got no more excuse for looking sloppy at your next spin class.
Lorna Jane, available at various locations including Club Street, Takashimaya and Tangs at Tang Plaza.
Touch the Toes
Helmed by yogis, Kelly Hotta-Moung and Wuen Lin Tan, this green and stylish co-venture brings in yoga apparel and accessories by international brands like Wellicious (London), Manduka (California) and Hanuman (Hong Kong). It’s all sustainably produced with organic cotton, bamboo blends or recycled/upcycled materials. We love that Touch the Toes curates collections that are funky, colourful and fun with fabrics featuring everything from snake prints to vibrant geometric patterns.
Touch the Toes, available at various locations including The Green Collective at Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, #02-18, Singapore 179105 and Slice of Life: Isetan Scotts, 1 Scotts Road, Level 2, Singapore 228208
With Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, and Cara Delevingne at its forefront, it’s no surprise that PUMA is one kickass sports brand. Whether your tastes veer towards PUMA’s more timeless styles like the Suede Classic or a more edgy vibe, courtesy of FENTY PUMA By Rihanna, there’s no denying that PUMA is also one of the leading contenders in the streetwear/athleisure arena.
PUMA, available at various locations islandwide.
French mega sports retailer, Decathlon, is a great hit amongst fitness enthusiasts. Head over to its massive stores in Bedok, Joo Koon or City Square Mall for an extensive array of sporting goods, clothing and accoutrements at shockingly affordable prices.
Decathlon Singapore, available at various locations including Novena, Holland Village and City Square Mall.
In case you haven’t noticed, H&M stocks a pretty decent range of sportswear. Its outlet at Singapore Sports Hub has a dedicated section for that, offering lots of basics like leggings, running shorts, sports bras and tank tops. With racks replenished every week and a shelf-life of not more than five weeks, you’d be crazy to pass up togs that start from $9.90 and generally hover under $80.
H&M, available at various locations islandwide.
Colourful and slick, Adidas not only houses its cult Originals range, but also carries super-exclusive limited editions and big-name collaborations including Jeremy Scott, Opening Ceremony and Bedwin & The Heartbreakers. The standout in our books? You can never go wrong with the Miss Stan Shoes in white.
Adidas, available at various locations islandwide.
Nike never disappoints. We adore this sportswear behemoth for its expansive collection of highly coveted fashion and athletic gear such as Flyknit racers, Air maxes and Roshes. Their stuff doesn’t stay on the shelves for long, so we suggest you get that pair of sneakers, stat! We’ve also got major love for the new Nike Pants Studio: a range of nine new tights specifically designed to suit a range of athletic activities, including ones for running competitively, high intensity interval training, spin classes and yoga.
Nike, available at various locations islandwide.
Since they’ve undergone a redesign, New Balance has been riding high on the sneaker fashion trend. Stop by its beautiful concept store at Bugis Junction that has an interior which evokes an industrial gym feel. Here, you can find high-quality running shoes and the lifestyle MadebyNB range we’d be happy to wear every day.
New Balance, available at various locations islandwide.
Stemming from a love for yoga and fashion, BURD Activewear’s threads are guaranteed to get you to the gym. Made from moisture wicking fabric, they offer compression, high support, and a comfortable feel. They’re also as striking as it can get. Designs come in assorted show-stopping prints like clashing florals, purple houndstooth and even the Milky Way.
BURD Activewear, available online.
Founded by sisters Alice and Michelle, Om going caters to gym bunnies with a weakness for fun activewear. Case in point? You’ll find tops and tanks with cheeky motivational slogans, and tropical printed pants. Brands stocked by Om going are sourced from all over the world, and include celebrity favourite Alo Yoga and the brand’s in-house collections.
Om Going, available online.
Think strong is the new sexy? Then consider yourself a Tough Cookie. The brand’s fitness wear celebrates strength and resilience. All of its sports bras come in black, and feature cutouts, mesh and geometric straps. Fully lined with removable padding, they’re suitable for medium to high-intensity workouts.
Tough Cookie, available at Yoga Lab, 27 Boon Tat Street Level, Singapore 069623 and online.
Tired of sporting the same active gear as everybody else? Focus Active your new go-to for indie activewear brands. The selection is extensive; you can #supportlocal by repping homegrown brands Outfyt, Rangoon Club Culture and Theia Active, or labels like the Jiva Shop, Mika and Vie Active.
Focus Active, available online.