What to Look For in Workout Clothes

Two women with workout outfits
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Whether you’re the kind of person who likes to spend their free time online shopping or the type who only buys the functional stuff that you have to to get by, we all have to buy workout clothes to wear to the gym if we want to exercise. So here are some suggestions for what to look for the next time you go shopping for exercise clothing.

Sweat Wicking

A lot of people have a tendency to work out in an old t-shirt, but if you’re going to be really investing in hard workouts, that just won’t cut it. It’s incredibly important to look for fabrics that can wick away your sweat so you’ll be as comfortable as possible, and so you don’t show too many sweat stains if that’s something you care about.


Workout clothes don’t always fit the same way that your regular clothes do. For example, you might need leggings with a lot more compression and a tighter fit so they don’t ride down when you’re running. So when you try on workout clothes, don’t forget to do some jumping jacks and squats to make sure they fit right when you’re in motion.

How They Make You Feel

We don’t know about you, but we just can’t wait to go to the gym when we have a cute new workout outfit to show off. So to help motivate you to exercise and make you feel good about yourself, try to buy gym clothes that you’re excited to put on your body.