Not into sports? Having the right clothes helps! But finding the right activewear can be difficult, especially in large sizes. After all, it should fit well, not pinch or constrict anywhere, and still look good. We’ll give you a few helpful tips on how to find your perfect sporty outfit in plus sizes.
Where, when and for what?
First of all, think about what type of outfit you need. Do you workout inside or outside? Are you doing a relaxed workout or are you going full blast?
Sporty outfits for outdoors
Of course, if you mainly workout outdoors, you will need activewear that is designed for just that. Breathable fabrics that transfer moisture away from your body and dry quickly.
Especially in cooler temperatures, it is important that your clothes keep you warm and still are breathable. Softshell jackets , for example, are a great option. They are not too thick so you are not restricted in your movement. And yet they protect you from the cold, wind and rain.
Practical jackets for more flexibility
In very cold temperatures and with light movement such as walking, you can rely on functional jackets. Some styles, for example, the fleece jacket can be zipped in and out as a lining so that you can always adapt it perfectly to the weather – and you don’t have to buy three different jackets. Knitted fleece is currently particularly popular for active outdoor exercise.
Checklist: activewear for outdoors
Active outfits for inside
If you do sports indoors, you can usually do them without a jacket. If you like, you can use a light sweat jacket at the beginning and take it off later as soon as you have warmed up. Otherwise, the same applies to indoor activewear: If you work up a sweat, you should make sure that your clothing is breathable. Because nothing looks worse than a wet T-shirt that sticks to your body like a second skin.
In yoga clothing you will often find gently flowing fabrics made of viscose with a small amount of elastane for more freedom of movement. Functional clothing that wicks away moisture is not absolutely necessary here, as long as you do not sweat a lot during the slow movements during your workout.
Long or short pants?
Whether you choose long or short pants is a matter of taste. What do you feel more comfortable in? If you work up a sweat quickly, then try shorts or capris. If you only doing a light workout and don’t get warm quickly, long pants will work.
CHECKLIST FOR FEELING GOOD
Here are some things to keep in mind when trying on a new active outfit: