For plus-sized women, trying to find cute clothes can be a drag. It’s no fun to discover that your favourite retailer’s plus-size clothes are all online, or that their straight sizes end at a 12, or that all the plus-sized options are basically just tent-shaped blouses and stirrup pants. And it’s even more difficult when shopping for plus-sized workout gear. Because yes: plus-sized women work out. And yes: they like to look good while doing so.
There are a few different ways to find cute workout clothes if you’re a plus-sized lady looking to get sweaty in style. Unfortunately, a lot of it involves online shopping. For example, Old Navy offers a vast array of plus-sized clothing and accessory options — but not in store. However, they have colourful workout clothes in plus sizes available online, in sizes up to 4X.
For great in-store options, Mark’s Work Wearhouse brings their high-tech approach to work clothes to clothes for working out. They even make guarantee their yoga pants for 100 washes. The catch? The sizes only go up to 2XL.
Similarly, Target has an entire line of activewear by Champion, in sizes that go up to XXL. While Target.com won’t ship internationally, much of their inventory is available in their new Canadian stores.
But if you want real-deal plus-sized clothing in all sorts of colours and styles, you want to try Always For Me. Always For Me has had their activewear featured on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, their clothes go up to a size 26, and they offer online chats and a toll-free helpline to help you get the best fit for getting fit. They also have plus-sized sports bras, lingerie, and swimsuits. And they ship to Canada!