How to Layer Your Plus-Size Workout Wear

by R. Carnavale | February 19th, 2015 | Plus-Size Fashion, Women's Fashion

woman outdoors (400x400)Layering your workout clothes makes a fantastic athletic fashion statement and works well for the curvy figure because it allows you to wear trendy workout tops and bottoms, while still maintaining coverage over your plus size figure. Choose outfits according to your body type and layer accordingly. You may, for example, want to try experimenting with belly-baring tops and leggings, like these active leggings in black or leather charcoal. They’re made from a machine washable, shrink & fade-resistant cotton blend cotton fabric that offers durable stretch to keep its shape during your workout. They retail for $29.00 online and are available in sizes 14 to 28, petite through tall.

Then pair the active leggings with this Marika Seamless Power Mesh Sports Bra with removable pads for an added uplift. The bra comes in several eye-popping colors, including black, heather charcoal, white, granny smith and sorbet pur. This nylon/spandex/polyester bra has a racerback style, adjustable front straps and a back hook and eye closure for a comfortable fit at just $19.95 online.

Top off the look with a baggy, airy tank like this Cutout Muscle Tee with contrast trim along the neckline and armholes as well as cutouts below the armholes for a subtle peek of skin. The tank retails for $15.90 online.

On your way to and from the gym, you can wear this Hanes EcoSmart® Cotton-Rich Full-Zip Hoodie Women’s Sweatshirt made from a plush, medium weight 8-oz fleece that’s as luxuriously soft as it is resilient. The zippered sweatshirt has shape-defining side seams to create a more feminine fit, easy raglan sleeves permit free, flexible movement and a roomy hood that cinches with a drawstring to block out the wind and chill. It’s just $24.99 online and comes in white, pale pink, dark chocolate, light steel, black, and deep navy.

If you want your workout clothes to make you stand out, you might try wearing a colorful sports bra and a thin, white top and matching running pants. Like A Flame ensemble that comes with a one-size red cami bra and large two-tone gray boot-cut yoga pants for just $29.30 on-line. Then, complete the ensemble with this Hanes Women’s 8 oz. 80/20 Full-Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt in deep red for $27.15 on-line. The hoodie has raglan sleeves, is styled for a feminine fit and the side seams have come with 2 3/4″ ribbed trim.

Of course, it’s important to note that you don’t want to layer too much because as you work out and sweat, you should be able to shed some of your pieces, if necessary.

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