29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

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Best Athleisure & Activewear Brands To Shop In 2022

Athleisure wear has become the choice of modern fashion lovers worldwide.

Trendy and comfortable, athleisure apparel has a dressing versatility unmatched by any other style.

A hybrid of workout clothes and loungewear, athleisure wear works at the gym, office, or at home on the couch.

We’ve curated the best 29 athleisure wear based on durability, pilling resistance, moisture management, style, and price.

Each brand is complemented by the editor’s choice of athleisure wear to mix and match and create your unique look.

So, if you want the BEST athleisure wear in 2022, check out these 29 activewear labels.

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Top 10 Athleisure Brands

1. GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE
Best Athleisure Leggings

2. OUTDOOR VOICES
Best Athleisure Dresses

3. ATHLETA
Best Athleisure Tops

4. LULULEMON
Best Athleisure Pants

5. ALO YOGA
Best Athleisure Skirts

6. NEW BALANCE
Best Athleisure Shoes

7. TORRID
Best Plus Size Athleisure Wear

8. BALEAF
Best Athleisure Shorts

9. ADIDAS
Best Athleisure Jackets

10. UNDER ARMOUR
Best Athleisure Longsleeves





1/29
GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE

Best Leggings Set

from $58

GIRLFRIEND COLLECTIVE Leggings

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Not only do these athleisure leggings look great and perform to perfection, but the polyester fabric that provides compression for a snug fit is from 25 recycled water bottles.”

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These Girlfriend leggings are available as part of a set with the matching Paloma sports bra.

Available in 14 colors, three different inseam lengths, and sizes XXS to 6XL, you are sure to find a style that suits you best.





2/29
OUTDOOR VOICES

Best Exercise Dress

from $58

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Love Outdoor Voices for its inclusivity and diversity, ensuring the athleisure wear will make you feel good, no matter the activity.”

outdoorvoices.com
from $100

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Driven with sustainability in mind, Outdoor Voices is a women-founded brand that offers cozy and colorful outdoor apparel.

Nothing showcases the hazy line between workout gear and real-life apparel better than Outdoor Voices’ Exercise Dress.

Unique in the world of athleisure wear, this dress can do both, serve you at the gym, and make you look the part at the office.

Available in XS to XL sizes.


3/29
ATHLETA

Best Loungewear Top

from $59

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Athleta high-neck sports bra is my favorite for keeping all curves in place and long enough to be worn as a crop top when needed.”

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Thanks to the super comfy and supportive materials, Athleta has always been a top athleisure wear label for sports bras and leggings.

Available in D-DD sizing.





4/29
LULULEMON

Best Jogger Set

from $118

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“With premium quality, Lululemon’s athleisure jogger sets are great-looking and can be easily styled up or down.”

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Lululemon is an athleisure wear brand that needs no introduction.

The brand’s cult-favorite yoga leggings tend to get all the attention, but if you take your eyes off the mat, you’ll be amazed by their athleisure offerings.

Edge on gorpcore territory, our athleisure experts are particularly drawn to this Lululemon jogger set.

Made from synthetic fiber, this style is available in sizes from 0 to 20.


5/29
HANES

Best Fleece Sweatpants

from $11

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Super versatile, I love to wear Hanes sweatpants as a set with a matching sweatshirt.”

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Hane’s fleece-lined sweatpants are super warm and soft, designed for ultimate comfort.

It is one of the most loved sweatpants right now, with over 3,100 stellar Amazon reviews.

Also, if you’re after a fitted look, go down a size.





6/29
ALO YOGA

Best Tennis Skirt

from $69

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“This lovely piece of athleisure is also a fave of Kendall Jenner, so act fast before it sells out.”

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The tennis skirt trend is seeing exponential growth on TikTok.

However, compared to most tennis skits flaunted by clients on social media, Alo Yoga’s tennis skirt is one of the few you could wear on and off the court.

Style available in 00 (XXS) to 14 (L).


7/29
NEW BALANCE

Best Trainers

from $59

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Big fan of their casual style look; this is my favorite pair that I wear for all athletic activities.”

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Top performers in our sneaker test, New Balance’s streetwear sneakers, are popular among athleisure wear experts for having excellent cushioning and a comfortable feel.

Plus, podiatrists love the incredible level of movement freedom that the front mesh fabric confers to the foot.





8/29
TORRID

Best Plus-Size Sports Bra

from $22

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Comfortable and filled with a casual vibe, Torrid’s matching athleisure sets are in fabulous prints and fly off the shelves very fast.”

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Torrid’s plus-size sports bras are medium-impact, moisture-wicking, and incredibly supportive.

With most girls substituting workwear for athleisure clothes, Torrid’s sport minimizer bras are excellent for everyday use.

From all, our athleisure wear experts prefer the bright colors and patterns of the ‘Love Sick’ collection.

Style available in 00 (M) to 6 (6X).


9/29
BALEAF

Best Bike Shorts

from $19.99

BALEAF bike shorts

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Here’s another athleisure wear brand you should know and wear, especially if you’re into cycling.”

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Baleaf’s bike shorts have over 4,100 stellar reviews on Amazon.

Praise for being comfy whether running marathons or looking stylish, these high-rise bike shorts have a snug fit and convenient side pockets for extra storage and support.





10/29
NIKE

Best Sports Hijab

from $21.97

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Nike has been expanding to all-inclusive styles, becoming a company that makes athleisure wear for all.”

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Nike remains the go-to athleisure brand for cool apparel that mixes streetwear with athletic gear.

Moreover, in recent years the American apparel giant has become so much more after the brand’s 2017 release of the sports-inspired Hijab.

Style available in XS/S & M/L.


11/29
LEGGINGS DEPOT

Best Leggings With Pockets

from $9.99

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“I love the added side and inner waist pockets, designed to hold everything you need while training or on the go.”

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One of the nicest and most affordable pairs of leggings with pockets out there, these leggings start at just $11 and come in 13 lovely colors.





12/29
ADIDAS

Best Track Jacket

from $35

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“If there’s something that plays up that luxe vibe with pure ease, it is a monogram, and Adidas’ track jackets have always delivered in that sense.”

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For the best tracksuit jacket, I’ve chosen Check out two Adidas retro luxury track tops:

The ’70s-inspired, monogrammed track top with flashes of bold color as well as the 90s fashion most popular three-liner.

Then there’s the contrast material pop, even more color with the piping on the sleeves and tonal 3-stripes for a little something extra.

Just the classic sports silhouette you need to show your fashion sense and make that powerful athletic wear statement.


13/29
J.CREW

Best Cashmere Sweater

from $118

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Tested by our athleisure wear experts, the J-Crew’s cashmere sweater showed minimal pilling and had a smooth feel.”

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Available in XXXS to 3X sizes and over 20 colors, including bold neons and classic neutrals, I think this is an unbeatable price for a quality cashmere sweater.





14/29
KENZO SPORT

Best Hooded Sweatshirt

from $200

Kenzo Hooded Sweatshirt

EDITOR’S NOTE

“The brand’s styles are unique and perfect for creating timeless looks.”

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As a brand dealing with luxury apparel for a long time, Kenzo Sport knows high-quality athleisure wear.

In particular, this hemless hoodied sweatshirt pairs well with jeans, leggings, joggers, or even no pants at all.

Style available in XS to XL.


15/29
REBOUNDWEAR

Best Adaptive Wear

from $85

REBOUNDWEAR Adaptive Wear

EDITOR’S NOTE

“As a big name on adaptive wear, Reboundwear has several pieces that don’t skimp out on this style.”

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Adaptive wear has come a long way since its inception, following the emergence of wearables and smart clothes.

Reboundwear adaptive clothing is organized by the needs of those with varying disabilities and considers space for heart monitors, ports, and infusions.

This particular piece chosen by our athleisure wear experts comes with five easy-access zippers.

Style available in S to XXL.


16/29
CHAMPION

Best Cropped Hoodie

from $30

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“More recently, the brand’s endeavor into athleisurewear has allowed them to create superb pieces that work wonders at the gym, on the street, and in office alike.”

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Those in streetwear know that nothing beats a classic style hoodie from Champion, the OG’s of this style.

Style available in XS to XXL.


17/29
UNDER ARMOUR

Best Long Sleeve Top

from $25

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Functional and stylish, you can wear Under Armour’s athleisure wear to grocery shopping right after your heaviest workout.”

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Under Armour’s athleisure wear products are some of the best performers in our tests.

The brand’s line of long sleeve tops has excellent stretch and can wick moisture away with ease.

Of all, this long sleeve top is a perfect essential layer athleisure piece suitable for everyday wear or when going on an outdoor run.





18/29
AERIE

Best High-Waisted Legging

from $25

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Arie high-waisted leggings do not roll down the stomach, and the style is making waves on TikTok for its flattering look and movement flow.”

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You might be familiar with Aerie’s bras, but this label has so much more to offer.

In the athleisure range, we found Aerie’s high-waisted leggings to be some of the most comfortable right now.

Style available in XXS to XXL.





19/29
BROOKLINEN

Best Sleeveless Romper

from $54

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Super comfortable and affordable, these sleeveless rompers have just the right amount of stretch.”

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Brooklinen is a brand already famous for its super soft sheets.

But, not many buyers know that the label now has a loungewear collection with equally delicate athleisure pieces.

The piece comes in two essential and two limited edition shades and sizes from XS to XXL.

A stylish and comforting romper, there’s functionality as well, thanks to the added pockets.


20/29
UNIVERSAL STANDARD

Best Loose-fit T-shirt

from $50

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Universal Standard is my go-to athleisure wear brand when it comes to T-shirts; they are super comfortable and manage to look great wash after wash.”

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Universal Standard’s simple cotton T-shirt from Universal Standard is anything but basic.

Available in 11 sizes from 4XS to 4XL and nine lovely colors, this athleisure t-shirt is the ideal crew neck tee.

If you’ve ordered the wrong size, use Universal Standard’s Fit Liberty program, where you can (at any point) exchange the current style for a new one in your size.





21/29
FREE PEOPLE

Best Athleisure Matching Set

from $68

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Free People’s FP Movement line has plenty of athleisure options you’ll want comfortable joggers, shorts, tanks, sports bras, and more.”

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Two words define Free People to perfection: matching sets.

The brand’s velour suits are on track to surpass sweatpants this year, so time to get yours now and be a step ahead of your competition.

With zipper pockets, this style is available in XS to L.


22/29
ALLBIRDS

Best Walking Shoes

from $98

Allbirds Athleisure walking shoes

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Allbirds walking shoes are so soft and comfortable that you can wear them sock-free on the hot summer days and wash them in the washing machine!”

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Allbirds is a label that has reached worldwide popularity thanks to its line of sustainable sneakers.

But, the brand’s line of walking shoes is also very comfy and ideal for all kinds of walks.

All our athleisure experts that tried them gave these sneakers a top rating for comfort.





23/29
ZARA TEREZ

Best Printed Leggings

from $38

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Available in fun prints and patterns like cheetah, gingham, rainbow, and stars, the brand’s leggings show that athleisure doesn’t have to be just in neutral shades.”

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Not an athleisure label per se, Zara’s athleisure pieces are all you need; stylish, affordable, and very comfortable, in particular, the brand’s leggings collection.

Zara Terez compression high-rise leggings are made from a thicker polyester and spandex fabric that smooths out your tummy.





24/29
CALVIN KLEIN

Best Plus Size Sweat

from $29

CALVIN KLEIN Plus Size Sweat

EDITOR’S NOTE

“Versatile, comfortable, and stylish, CK’s athleisure sweatshirt is also ideal for casual wear.”

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If you prefer to wear your athleisure sweatshirt on the large side, Calvin Klein has several excellent choices for you.

Style available in 1x to 3x.


25/29
L.L. BEAN

Best Windbreaker

from $59

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“L.L. Bean classic windbreaker is my definitive choice for outdoor athleisure wear; super functional with a stylish and fun design.”

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L.L. Bean is certainly one of the most popular outdoor clothing brands amongst outdoorsy people right now.

The brand also offers a great collection of athleisure wear for outerwear.

My favorite piece from this collection is L.L. Bean’s classic Anorak windbreaker, available in all sizes, from petite XXS to super large XXL.

An adjustable hood and convenient kangaroo pockets in the front are all made from wind and water-resistant nylon fabric.





26/29
REEBOK

Best Athletic Leggings

from $35

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

” I love Reebok’s professional squat-proof leggings, in particular their athletic leggings collection.”

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Like Adidas, Reebok has a variety of sophisticated looks that you can wear in and out of the gym.

The brand has just released a new collection with Cardi B, and yes, there are plus sizes.

Check out the collaboration before it’s gone, and embrace your inner Cardi.

Style available in 1x to 3x.


27/29
SPANX

Best Faux Leather Leggings

from $78

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“I love the nylon and spandex fabric used in Spanx leggings, as they make my legs look long and lean.”

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One of Spanx’s best-seller, these faux leather leggings are a dressier take on classic black leggings.

Besides Athleisure wear, Spanx has become a trendy shapewear brand worldwide, thanks to its slimming waistband.





28/29
FABLETICS

Best Maternity Leggings

from $15

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“The Kate Hudson-founded brand has something for everyone, from plus sizes to petite options to maternity clothes that aren’t boring.”

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With these Fabletics leggings, pregnant people don’t have to worry about a too-tight waist.

Oh, and did I mention most of the brand’s leggings come with pockets?

Style available in XXS to 4XL.


29/29
AMAZON ESSENTIAL

Best Basic Tank Top

from $14.55

29 Best Athleisure Wear Brands For PERFECT Style & Comfort (In 2022)

EDITOR’S NOTE

“I love Amazon for being so affordable, for example, the Amazon Essential Athleisure tank tops are just about $8 each and have over 3,100 fantastic reviews on Amazon.”

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Amazon Essential offers good quality Athleisure Wear basics at affordable prices, in particular, its athleisure tank tops.

Made of a blend of cotton with modal and spandex, this tank top has a soft feel while wicking away moisture fast if you’re the type that builds up a lot of sweat.

And they come in 20 different styles, making you buy one in every shade!





Conclusion

I hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of the 29 best athleisure wear brands in 2022 and their unique buttery-soft pieces.

Popular in every outfit rotation, the athletic clothing presented in this article was hand-picked to support those with active lifestyles interested in staying atop the athleisure trend.

In preparation for this article, we’ve tried athleisure clothes from over 185 gym brands and curated the final 29.

The activewear we’ve gone through includes sports bras, yoga pants, tops, t-shirts, and even women’s sneakers – from the world’s best sportswear brands.

Last, we looked at the brand’s performance, style, and price combined with online reviews for a highly relevant top 29 athleisure brands in 2022.

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Natalie Wilson
Natalie Wilson
Natalie is an expert communications advisor for large media firms, specializing in implementing, managing, and delivering marketing strategies with award-winning results. Natalie uses her expertise and connections to provide The VOU's audience with a deep understanding of the Australian lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and popular brands.

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