Work It Out – The Top 7 Activewear Brands You Need To Know About

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If you’re even a casual She’s a Full on Monet reader, you know we love activewear. Actually, we’re kind of obsessed with it. We rejoiced when athleisure finally got its moment, and we’re constantly on the lookout for new brands to try and share with you.

Basically, we’ve seen it all, and we’re about to introduce you to your new favorite activewear brand. Or, maybe, your new favorite activewear brands — after all, who said you had to pick one favorite? Not us.

Most Sustainable & Size-Inclusive:

Girlfriend Collective

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This one gets two titles, because Girlfriend Collective is honestly changing the athleticwear game. First off, there’s no greenwashing when it comes to this company. Girlfriend Collective maintains a high-end fit and feel with their pieces while remaining eco-friendly. Their products are made from things like recycled water bottles and fishing nets — even their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable. 

Moreover, they know being sustainable doesn’t just have to do with the material you use — they take their eco-friendly pledge all the way to their manufacturers. Their manufacturing facilities specialize in eco-friendly and high-quality textiles as well as sharing the same values and ethics as the company. They have a whole page on their site dedicated to being transparent about their efforts. 

Second, they have sizes for everyone. Their size range goes from an XXS-6XL — it’s the most impressive size range in the activewear community. Not only do they sport an amazing range, but they also use the size range in their marketing, showing representation for everyone. 

Here are some of our favorite Girlfriend Collective pieces:


Most Affordable:

Old Navy Active

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Affordability shouldn’t have to compromise quality, and Old Navy just gets that. Yes, you read that right – your favorite family-friendly (and budget-friendly) brand has activewear, and we love it. The most expensive item is a workout bodysuit for $54.99 — I mean, you can’t get more affordable than that. If you shop at Old Navy you probably already know this but they almost always have a sale on, so chances are you’ll also get a discount when shopping.

Here are some of our favorite Old Navy activewear pieces:


Softest Fabric:

Beyond Yoga

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Beyond Yoga takes the cake when it comes to soft fabrics. They have 5 fabrics in their collection, each designed with comfort in mind. Their buttery fabrics are “wear-tested in every size for activewear that fits every shape, feels like a second skin, and gives you the confidence to breathe, move and live your life.” We love that they keep real bodies in mind when designing their products — it just adds an extra layer of brand familiarity. 

Here are some of our favorite Beyond Yoga pieces:


Cutest Prints and Patterns:


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WeWoreWhat is a line from New York fashion influencer Danielle Bernstein. She is not shy when it comes to prints and patterns, that’s for sure! Her fashion-forward activewear has us drooling at how chic it is. The prints and patterns she chooses remind us almost of vintage wallpaper — not too overwhelming or bright, but just the right amount of color and hue. 

Here are some of our favorite WeWoreWhat pieces:


Most Fashion-Forward Styles:

Alo Yoga

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Alo Yoga is the most loved by all the celebrities, and the reason why is simple: they have the best fashion forward, fun styles. Their pieces feature asymmetric styles and fun cutouts, and they’re great at staying on top of the latest trends. 

Here are some of our favorite Alo Yoga pieces:


Favorite Designer Active Line:

Tory Sport

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Tory Burch really knew what they were doing when they came out with their activewear line, Tory Sport. They not only make activewear for the gym but also have a section for golf and tennis. They describe their performance line as “a modern play on iconic Seventies activewear.” The line was created for all facets of life, and you can wear these pieces anywhere, from lounging around on your couch to running errands and, of course, working out. 

Here are some of our favorite Tory Sport pieces:


Favorite Celebrity Owned:

EleVen By Venus Williams

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Tennis star Venus Williams created this brand with women in mind, saying I started EleVen with the dream of creating a community to help empower women to feel and do their best in clothing that they can feel confident in on and off the court.” She has different collections that are built with top-of-the-line technology like Ozone Protection, Quick-Dry material, and even 4-way stretch that let the material maintain its shape. Though Venus is a tennis star, the line also features workout apparel for other activities. 

Here are some of our favorite EleVen pieces:



Did your favorite activewear brands make our list? Is there a workout brand we’re missing out on? Let us know in the comments below!

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