Activewear as daywear is here to stay and we’re so here for it! We’d rather go about our busy days feeling comfortable and with the rise of exercise-wear as fashion we don’t need to compromise on style. Our senior health writer Larissa Yu shares her Triple-A List (Affordable Aussie Activewear) of labels to love.
For the Urban Warrior: BlackMilk Active
Price range: AUD $45-129.
Bold graphics and patterns on dark, moody backgrounds – Brisbane-based BlackMilk adds edge to your activewear wardrobe. Featuring details like subtle mesh cut-outs, bold racing stripes and digital floral prints perfect for a run in the concrete jungle.
For the Boho Princess: Flow Yoga Wear
Price range: AUD $39-88.
With happy prints and colours that radiate good energy, this fun bespoke yoga-wear label comes out of sunny Queensland. With designs inspired by nature, art and the hippy wanderlust travel life, you can’t wear this gear and not feel uplifted.
For the Back-To_Basics Babe: Cotton On Body
Price range: AUD $4.95-59.99.
No-fuss activewear in quality fabrics with seasonal classic prints and plain colours, you can’t beat Cotton On for great wardrobe basics which suit everybody. We love that the stores are everywhere nation-wide and the prices are super-affordable – we’ll take one in every colour thanks! Their high-waisted tights suck in your tummy like nothing else. Bonus: they also do a kick-ass swimwear range.
For the Fitness Fashionista: Paco Loves Luna
Price range: AUD $49-119.
Chic body-positive activewear that caters to all shapes and sizes (6-18, as well as Curve and Maternity), we love this Sydney label’s fun playful prints, sleek solid colours and flatteringly high-waisted tights. The range is also eco-friendly featuring sustainably-made fabrics from recycled plastic bottles and vegetable colour dyes.
For the Eco-Minimalist: Nimble Activewear
Price range: AUD $59-109.
Empowering feminine activewear with refined prints and patterns, we love the sophisticated muted palette which feels super-modern. Coming out of Bondi Beach, this effortlessly stylish range features eco-friendly COMPRESSIONLITE fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and spandex, flattering supportive waistbands and comfy flat-lock seams.
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