Looking for something stylish to get that beach-bod in? Here are the best places to buy gym clothing and activewear online for your next run or gym session.
Just because you are going to get sweaty, doesn’t mean you can’t look good, right? And what better motivation to hit the gym or make that yoga class (aside from the impending marathon) than to debut your new workout gear? None, whatsoever.
Do it in style with these online retailers offering fashionable (and functional) activewear.
- Boohoo – FIT (women's)
- THE ICONIC – Sports section (men's and women's)
- Nike (men's and women's)
- Lorna Jane (women's only)
- Mr Porter (men's only)
- Onsport.com.au (men's and women's)
- Sporting House Direct (men's and women's)
- Rebel Sport (men's and women's)
- Eastbay (men's and women's)
- SurfStitch – Activewear section (men's and women's)
- Yogasmoga (men's and women's)
- Free People – Movement section (women's only)
- Reebok (men's and women's)
- Sweaty Betty (women's only)
- ASOS (men's and women's)
- Wiggle (men's and women's)
- Bonds (men's and women's)
- City Beach – Activewear section (men's and women's)
- David Jones – Sports and Activewear section
- General Pants (men's and women's)
- Pacsun (men's and women's)
- Hallenstein Brothers (men's)
- Missguided (women's only)
- Urban Outfitters – Activewear section (men's and women's)
- Topman (men's)
- Red Tiger (men's and women's)
- Rumi Yoga (women's only)
Fashionable gym wear for under $50
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Guide: What to wear for each activity
Starting to get fit but unsure what you need and what you can work towards? Here's a quick rundown of your must-haves.
Activewear for the gym and running
Your mains here are a good sweatshirt, shorts or trakkies and runners. A water bottle and towel will also not go astray.
Activewear for yoga
Look to yoga pants, crops and a good non-slip yoga mat. You might further like to invest in yoga blocks and straps as you become a fully fledged yogi.
Swimming and surfing
A good swimsuit or swimming trunks are exactly what you're after. Beyond that, consider purchasing a swim cap, goggles and flippers.
Where can you buy different types of workout gear?
Have a specific sport you're buying workout clothes and gear from? Use our table to see who sells what:
|Gym / Running||Swimming / Surf||Yoga||Golf||Dance||Cycling||Ski / Snow||Tennis||Basketball||Skateboard|
|Sporting House Direct|
|Rumi Yoga Wear|
|Soccer||MTB||Cricket||Rugby Un.||Hockey / Netball||Volleyball||Boxing||AFL||Squash||Wrestling|
|Sporting House Direct|
|Rumi Yoga Wear|
Which of these retailers offers free delivery?
Nothing feels better when shopping online than realising you’ll get your goods delivered to your door – for free. Many online retailers will ship for free when your order exceeds a certain amount.
- THE ICONIC: Orders over $50
- Target: Orders over $39
- Lorna Jane: Free shipping to Australia
- ASOS: Orders over $40
- Free People: Orders over $100
- City Beach: Orders over $75
- David Jones: Orders over $50. All orders are shipped for free for AMEX and David Jones store card holders
- Boohoo: Free standard shipping on all orders.
- Missguided: Orders over $80
- Onsport.com.au: Orders over $75
- Surfstitch: Free express and standard shipping for orders over $25
- Sporting House Direct: Orders over $80
- Hallenstein Brothers: Orders over $50
- Mr Porter: Orders of £200
Where are the cheapest places to buy activewear online from?
After a bargain? Look for stores that have a sales section to get the best deals.
Sporting House Direct is an online outlet store, when means that you can expect outlet prices when shopping online.
Bonds online store offers the Bonds in-house label at a lower price point in comparison with other big name brands.
Surfstitch's activewear sections are reasonably priced (in the $40–$80 price range), and you can often find coupon codes for THE ICONIC.
Stores such as David Jones and City Beach have frequent sales, which are great to take advantage of. For women, David Jones' sales on bras and underwear are the perfect time to stock up on sports bras, which can otherwise be quite expensive.
Missguided and Boohoo also offer extensive clearance sections where you can get some great deals.
Where can I buy plus size activewear?
Activewear is for everyone. Fact. Here's who's selling fashionable gym gear online for the curvy woman:
Destination XL: Men's activewear and golf clothing available for sizes XL-7XLT
Missguided: Activewear available in size 14, otherwise swimwear available up to size 24
New Look: Dedicated activewear section in sizes 18-32
City Chic: Swimwear in sizes 14+ available but no gym wear
Autograph Fashion: Swimwear in sizes 14-16 but no gym wear
M&S: Activewear section includes sizes up to 42.
ASOS: Swimwear in sizes 18-30 but no activewear.
Yours Clothing: Swimwear available in sizes 12-24 and a very restricted line of sporty crops
Millers: Swimwear available in sizes 14-22 but no activewear
Running Bare: Women's activewear for sizes 10-22.
Where can you buy stylish exercise and dance gear?
This is, of course, a matter of preference, but THE ICONIC and Free People both pride themselves on selling beautiful clothing. Their activewear sections are no different; this is exercise gear so nice, you'll want to where it all the time. Hey, no judgement!
In late 2015, you'll get another option to choose from: Beyonce x Topshop. They're collaborating together to start a new exercise clothing brand, so you can get #FLAWLESSS while dressing like Queen Bey.
What do you need to look out for when buying exercise gear?
When you are buying activewear, function should always be an important factor. Most online retailers will offer refunds or exchanges is something doesn’t fit. This is particularly important when buying items like running shoes. Make sure when you try them on, you do it inside and don’t damage or otherwise alter the original state of the product.
Bulky items, like exercise equipment, might take longer to arrive or incur inflated shipping costs. Make sure you read the product description before purchase, or consult the shipping page for more information.
Which websites will let you return your gym gear if it doesn't fit?
The clothes you exercise in have to have the perfect fit, right? There's no point going for a run if your shorts are falling down. So which websites will let you return your workout apparel, or better yet, exchange it for something that fits?
Without a doubt, THE ICONIC has the best returns policy around. It's free, it's valid for 100 days, and you can either get a full refund, or a 110% store credit. Winning, no?
SurfStitch gives you 100 days to change your mind (30 days on return items), and if you've spent over $99, it's be free. David Jones lets you exchange your items in-store.
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