11 Activewear Brands You Need to Know About
Are you following our Get Fit Initiative? As promised, we are not only bring you some great articles related to health and wellness but also a plethora of AMAZING activewear. When it comes to leading a healthy and active life, looking great is definitely a huge part of it. The clothes that you wear can actually go a long way in getting you motivated. We have searched high and low to bring you some of the best activewear that you can find on the market today. Today, we are excited to introduce you to our first collection of these high-quality and stylish brands.
Ready to Get Fit 2015? Throughout the next few months we’ll be posting regularly about fitness and nutrition. All of us here at Daily Mom will be right alongside you, taking steps to be healthier and offering each other encouragement. Be sure you keep up with our initiative for some great tips, recipes, ideas, activewear fashion, family fun activities, and inspiration on getting fit and being healthy. And remember–this is Daily Mom so we understand the responsibilities that come with having children and families as top priorities. We are here to help each other incorporate fitness and healthy choices into our everyday life.
Warmer weather is closer than you think (actually, it may already be warm where you are), which means it’s time to shed our winter layers and go for a run!
If you need a little extra pep in your step to get out the door, look no further than Brooks’ Spring 2015 Running Shoes and Apparel. Their latest collection of spring patterns and colors are now available in stores and online. Just a little pop of color is sure to warm you up and brighten your day, and we’re excited to share some of our favorite looks from their new line of clothing for women.
These pieces will fit beautifully on your body and into your life, and the feminine colors remind us of a ballerina. In fact, you’ll practically float on the pavement in this adaptive fabric that responds to you with its snug, compressive fit.
The stylish ombre color-shift pattern on the legs is a nice understated cool approach to a standard black running capri, but what we really like is the pocket in the center-back to hold your MP3 player or smartphone. That understated style is carried over into the subtle seasonal pattern of the seamless running tank. Not only will the adaptable material conform to your shape for a made-for-you feel, but it’ll also keep you dry.
If you enjoy wearing something a little bolder while running, then you’ll love the eye-catching colors and prints of the Infiniti Capri II in Lagoon Lattice and Bring It Racerback Tank in Glass Stripe.
These everyday looks with more than everyday performance feature moisture-wicking compression fabric that supports your every move on the run, and around the town.
The Bring It Racerback brings style and comfort to every run. Made from four-way stretch fabric, this sporty top is designed to move with you. The yarn-dyed stripe adds a fun flair, while the front and back are reflective to bring high-visibility safety to your outdoor runs.
Now that you’ve seen some awesome clothing, don’t forget to buy a new sports bra for your spring runs.
Moving Comfort, part of the Brooks family, knows that women experience running a little differently; so every stitch sewn is engineered to support the unique needs and preferences of female runners. In fact, they are the #1 sports bra brand with runners, ensuring every woman is free to move with confidence.
Bringing beautiful sophistication to sports bras, the innovative unicup design of the FineForm bra molds around curves to provide great shape and comfort. We particularly love that the back J-hook secures straps together to create a racerback, while the Drilayer Adapt straps stretch for a personalized fit. Sports bras should fit so well that you forget you’re wearing one, and the FineForm does just that.
Finally, we can’t talk about Brooks without talking about their high performance running shoes.
Truth be told, we didn’t own a pair of Brooks running shoes before now. Therefore, we were able to take advantage of the Shoe Advisor which asks you enter the shoe you’ve been wearing, then it provides a shoe you’ll love even more. Through that process, we found the Raveena 6.
Stepping into the Ravenna 6 women’s running shoes is like stepping into a whole new world of cushion and stability. Perfect for road running and for runners with mild pronation, the DNA cushioning in the midsole adapts to runners of all sizes and speeds, providing a custom ride. Meanwhile, an extended Segmented Crash Pad, made up of fully-integrated shock absorbers, provides cushion and smooth heel-to-toe transition, maximizing the efficiency of every stride.
With all of that said, be sure to check out Brooks’ Spring 2015 Collection. We’re completely impressed and are confident you will be too!
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
Cozy Orange is a company based out of San Diego with a motto to be good to the environment and the global community. They create women’s wear that is termed eco-activewear because they make earth friendly clothing for the woman on the go. Cozy Orange produces the most durable fabrics that prolong product life and created Revive Eco-Lux, the most advanced recycled polyester in the world! You will not believe that you are wearing clothing made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s soft, yet provides superior support, anti-sheer coverage, and is resistant to pilling. Revive Eco-Lux is a soft and luxurious fabric with the feel of cotton and the benefits of advanced fiber technology. It is available in a variety of custom blends to fit your level of activity. Cozy Orange offers a range of fits from relaxed to body hugging. There’s a comfy sports bra, tank & sleeved top for every type of figure.
Cozy Orange clothing is stylish enough for everyday wear and comfortable for the active woman on the go. Sports Bras, like the Mila Sports Bra, is an easy layering bra for casual and comfortable workouts. It has an elastic underband for support and strappy details to make a fashion statement. The mesh back detail is for added breathability and flare and removable foam cups for lift and shape. It’s available in a variety of colors for whatever mood you may be in. Bottoms are available in an abundance of styles and colors that make a beautiful collection of yoga and workout bottoms designed to accentuate curves while offering performance technologies that keep you dry, supported and fully covered during any range of motion.
Cozy Orange also has a maternity line that is produced with a mother’s comfort in mind. Pants in the maternity line offer ultimate support and chafe free seams that are perfect for daily wear and evening strolls. Maternity tanks are designed to allow expecting women to confidently move through their day without the worry of exposing their assets. Cozy Orange takes pride in committing each season to creating unique styles that are comfort driven, figure flattering, and price savvy. With style, reasonable prices and a sincere commitment to the earth, Cozy Orange makes guilt-free active wear available to everyone. They even use portions of their proceeds to aid developing communities in third world countries and in sharing the vision of clean water for all by collaborating with organizations like World Vision and Water.org. You can truly feel good when you wear Cozy Orange Apparel.
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
The practice of yoga involves more than just stretching and breathing. There’s a connection from both mind and body to the earth and ground that we live on. So many yoga poses involve nature, such as “mountain”, “tree”, and “sun salutation.” As we learn to respect our bodies through yoga, we are also taught how to respect the earth that we live on. The people behind Hyde Organic embrace this philosophy by creating a brand that only offers organic clothing, allowing you to move in comfortable, soft pieces designed for your practice that have also been created in ways that help promote the safety and preservation of our planet.
Look at the Vira Tank. This classically designed v-neck, racerback tank is made with organic cotton and features a softly shirred neckline with contrast lining and side stitching, giving a simple twist on a yoga clothing essential. The built in bra and longer hemline give you the support and coverage you need for an intense yoga session.
Pair the Vira Tank with Hyde Organic’s Chrystie Short for a yoga look that takes comfort to a whole new level. Perfect for warmer days on the mat, these shorts allow the breathability of organic cotton to shine through. With pockets, a wide waistband, and side ties that are perfect for adjusting to your optimum length, you’ll want to wear the Chrystie Short everyday this summer, both on and off the mat.
If you’re a halter wearing yogi that loves baring your back, then check out the Brooklyn Halter. This simple scoop neck halter top features a built in bra and a wide collar with a one piece strap, perfect for the security and support you want in a halter tank. Choose your favorite color and enjoy the softness that organic cotton brings to your skin.
If you loved the Chrystie Short, then meet her mother, the Chrystie Pant. These slouchy, capri-length pants are the ultimate in organic cotton comfort, and will become your new go-to lounge and yoga pants. With pockets, a drawstring waist, and ribbed hems on the legs, these pants provide the style that every yogi wants on days where they need a bit more room to breathe.
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
ALO Yoga is Los Angeles based company committed to a high-performance clothing line that ensures the finest, most slimming, move-with-you fit that will boost your confidence. Los Angeles, CA is the mecca of style, fitness and yoga gurus, so apparel made for this clientele must feature only the best, which ALO Yoga does with their men’s and women’s line. They make use of innovative fabrics to create tops that are styled from fit to flowy for women and men’s shirts range from bamboo long sleeved tees to short sleeve athletic crew. Their bottoms are mainly women’s yoga styled pants and you will love that the 4-way stretch technology allows for comfort and freedom of movement which is so important in yoga. Moisture-wicking properties draw sweat away from the body and anti-bacterial technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes. ALO Yoga also features accessories like no sweat headbands and beautiful cover-ups like rompers, hoodies, and cardigans that are perfect for after a workout.
All ALO Yoga apparel come in a selection several of colors, so you could practically get one of everything in a variety of colors. If you are specifically looking for yoga wear, ALO Yoga specializes in it, so you can find variety and style. For the conscious minded, ALO Yoga uses recycled and minimal impact material to create their performance active wear and they have sustainable business practices in the office as well. The playful and unique designs can be worn from the street to the studio with ease and pricing is befitting of its designer qualities. The right outfit creates comfort and gives you the confidence factor during your workouts, and ALO Yoga clothing exudes this spirit.
For busy Moms, the definition of perfect activewear is the kind that makes its way from your workout, through your errands, to the school pick up line, all while still looking fashionable and feeling comfortable. Hard Tail Activewear fits the bill in every category. Hard Tail is a Santa Monica based premium activewear clothing brand that is proudly Made in the U.S.A. Their line of lifestyle clothing offers moms and women everywhere a line of casual yet trendy and fun options. Their incredibly soft fabrics are easy to wear and easy to look great in.
A good pair of leggings or workout pants are the essential building point of a comfortable activewear ensemble. Hard tail offers a great selection of pants that look and feel great. The rolldown layering legging will throw some fashion flair into your day. The crop length is perfect for any active activity, or just running errands. The rolldown waistband provides a smooth and flattering fit and the cotton/lycra combination make them as easy to wash as they are to wear.
Hard Tail also gives customers a fantastic selection of bras and layering pieces. Their crop bra is a great addition to any regular sports bra for adding a touch of extra coverage, as well as an excellent option for throwing on underneath a sweater. Every top in their collection is the perfect combination of functional and stylish.
A necessary addition to any comfortable and fun workout outfit is they easy-to-wear piece that you can throw on top of anything. The split wrap apres sweater is a great fun and easy-to-wear option. This is a versatile wardrobe addition that can be thrown on after yoga or gym workout, and also worn with your favorite pair of jeans.
This California company is making your workout look so much more appealing! Their clothing line stands up to the toughest workouts and even the busiest of daily wear and tear.
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
Kira Grace is a brand strictly devoted to the world of yoga and yoga active wear. In this process they are building a company that encompasses giving and nurturing as a primary value and responsibility. The founder, Kira Karmazin, has spent her entire career in women’s fashion apparel and has been behind many successful product lines with companies like Victoria’s Secret and Gap. With such talent in hand and her lifelong passion for yoga, she has created Kira Grace, which features women’s apparel that is beautifully crafted of the highest quality performance fabrics with ultimate attention on all the little details that make a difference. What is even more unique compared to most fitness apparel is that Kira Grace clothing is designed and constructed in the U.S.A.
Kira Grace garments are designed to fit perfectly to your form like magic. They appreciate that each woman’s body is unique and they believe that there is a science to the art of fit and fashion. Kira Grace has created three fits to help cater to each woman’s body and shape. The Diana fit is for the athletic form, Victoria is for the average or natural woman, and Venus is for the curvy woman. Each Kira Grace item is designed to bring comfort just at the look, feel or touch and they are inspirational for a woman’s life’s transitions and challenges. When you select a Kira Grace Yoga leggings or top, you know that you are buying with a purpose. Kira Grace is committed to be involved and provide support and cross-branding opportunities to organizations and non-for-profits that are working toward building a more compassionate and caring world. They have taken on Projects like The Yoga Medicine Nabadisha Project, which will support the day-to-day operation of street kids shelters, preventing the trafficking of kids ages 4-15 living in the slums and red light districts of Kolkata. It can only be a good thing to wear Kira Grace.
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
As much as having the right form in a yoga pose is crucial to your practice, having the right yoga wear is crucial to your body and your fashion sense. You don’t have to sacrifice style while sweating it out on the mat. Quite the opposite, really. Most yoga wear these days is fashion forward, brightly colored, designed to stretch and move with you, and allows you to go from class to the store with little extra effort. Gaiam prides themselves on all of those points, and offers so many different styles and pieces, that there’s something for every yogi out there.
Take Gaiam’s Petal Tank for example. This moisture wicking, incredibly soft tank is classically styled with thin straps, a loose comfortable fit, and a keyhole back. The wide, ruched waistband is designed to stay in place no matter how twisted of a pose you end up in. In a variety of neutral colors, the Petal Tank is perfect for layering. It’s easy to leave class and throw a wrap or cardigan over this tank to meet a friend for coffee without looking like you just came from a yoga session.
Pair the Petal Tank with Gaiam’s Curve Capri for the perfect combination of fit and fashion. These soft stretchy capris are made with quick drying breathable fabric, flat anti-chafe seams, and a 3 inch wide waistband for ultimate comfort and a custom-like fit. The Curve Capri features unique side mesh insets and ruching around the leg opening for a more fashionable look than the average yoga capri pant. Available in two solid colors and one fun print, the Curve Capri will become your go-to yoga piece.
Bonus: There’s even a hidden pocket in the waistband, perfect for a key, tissue, debit card, or any other small essential item that you may need!
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
GRACEDBYGRIT was founded in 2013 by Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan. These two women came together with athletic expertise and business experience and designed clothing that made sense for land and sea, and for athletic women. They design premium athletic apparel for women, which is manufactured in the USA. You should note that GRACEDBYGRIT is the only athletic apparel brand designed for both land and sea. Each piece in the GRACEDBYGRIT collection is uniquely designed for everything a woman might want during her workout, yet pieces can be styled outside your workout as well. Their designs are figure-slimming for all body types, and feminine in cut. They hand-pick each of their fabrics for the piece they are designing. Using only the finest Italian fabrics, their fabrics give you a lift, making you look and feel better and all of their fabric may be machine washed and dried.
GRACEDBYGRIT apparel is unique, carefully conceived, well made, and very flattering. They have a complete range of products that includes: tanks, long sleeved tops, booty shorts, running shorts, sport skirts, capris, knickers, fleece lined leggings, jackets and accessories of headbands, socks, gloves and hats. If you are into water sports, they have an entire Land and Sea collection that is water sport compatible; dries like a bathing suit, yet is perfect for all above sea-level activities. Each piece is UPF 50+ and comes with a safety whistle. GRACEDBYGRIT designs technically superior, luxury sportswear, and never sacrifices comfort.
Have you been on the hunt for high quality activewear that looks great and doesn’t break the bank? Well, your search is over! Cory Vines positions themselves in the activewear category as a company that focuses on selling a high-quality product and focusing on the importance of both less, and more. They are founded and focused on the following four principles:
- LESS QUALITY, MORE QUANTITY Creating and selling everything you need and not bothering with the things you don’t need
- LESS OF US, MORE OF YOU Good design is little design! You won’t find big or obnoxious logos here
- LESS OF US, MORE OF YOU Cory Vines Strives to reduce cost while still offering a high quality product
- LESS OF US, MORE OF YOU Using soft, lightweight, breathable and performance enhancing fabric
Cory Vines products offer fabric that is not only soft, lightweight and breathable but also has performance enhancing capabilities such as moisture-wicking, 4-way stretch, anti bacterical/anti odor as well as color fastness capabilities. Their Path Racerback Tank will hug your body in all the right places, has a soft and luxurious feel and comes in at only $25! Pair it with the Path Crop Legging, which comes in charcoal or onyx and you are ready for your workout. If you are looking for pants with a bit more “punch” check out some of their other bottoms. For undergarments the Lane Keyhole Bra will quickly become a workout staple.
You will not regretting trying Cory Vines! Don’t let the amazing price points fool you, this line can rival any of the more expensive brands out there!
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
Whether your perfect workout is a hot yoga class, jogging with a double stroller through the park, Zumba with girlfriends, or a power walk after work, Mika has the perfect activewear that will allow you to complete your workout in comfort and style. This family owned and operated (named after their daughter) company has created flattering, trendy, and affordable workout wear that will accommodate your every move, as well as give you flexibility in styling by letting you mix, match, and coordinate almost every piece.
Start with the Tula Top, which is a sexier version of your basic sports bra, featuring adjustable back straps which are designed to provide you with the perfect, custom fit. Available in an array of colors and created from Mika’s special Perfit fabric (90% Polyester and 10% Lycra), the Tula Top is great for whisking away sweat and keeping you secure and covered during your workout.
Mika’s Lana Tank is perfect for layering due to its super comfy and non-restrictive fit (try it over the Tula Top) and is great for running errands between workout classes or for chasing after your kids at the playground. The Lana Tank is also a good option for postpartum or older women who still enjoy a good workout but prefer a looser fitting top.
Finish off your workout ensemble with Mika’s brand new High Waisted Aerial Capris. These classic yoga style capri pants give you greater coverage and support, while still allowing plenty of stretch and movement. Great for most all workout environments, Mika’s High Waisted Aerial Capris can be worn from yoga and spin class to your running club and rec beach volleyball match.
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
Think fashion and fitness cannot coexist with pregnancy? With Me2Roo maternity active wear, it most certainly CAN! The bold and playful patterns and colors make this line incredibly unique. The styles offered are intrinsically made to embrace a woman’s ever changing body throughout the entire duration of pregnancy. Me2Roo active wear is not only chic, stylish, and fun, it’s totally functional.
Every soon-to-be mother needs to prepare her body for the most challenging and enduring event, childbirth. This line of active wear actually encourages you to want to move, with the perfect amount of stretch and flexibility to the fabric. In addition, the styles offered are great transitional pieces that can be used well after the baby is born. The quality of Me2Roo clothes is like no other, ensuring your investment in maternity active wear will be long lasting.
Not pregnant? Me2Roo also carries non-maternity active wear in equally exquisite styles. If your looking for durable workout clothes without sacrificing style or fashion, you’ll definitely want to check out this line of active wear!
EXPLORE AND CONNECT
Stay Tuned! We have even more Amazing Activewear Brands to showcase over the next few weeks. If you are going to workout, you may as well do it in style!
Tags: activewear, alo yoga, best brands, brooks apparel, brooks running shoes, cory vines, cozy orange, crossfit, gaiam, graced by grit, hard tail, hyde organic, kira grace, me 2 roo, mika, running, working out, workout clothes, yoga, zumba
Trackback from your site.