Contrary to popular opinion plus sized people are actually quite often active and do take exercise – I walk, swim and kayak frequently. Finally this message has started to sink in with sportswear manufacturers and we are starting to see good quality sportwear appear on the market. My jogging bottoms and tops were starting to look a little worse for wear so I decided to do a little shopping this weekend for the latest styles in plus size sportwear. There availability was a little better than, say, four or five years ago – but I am still disapointed a lot of the big brand manufacturers are not really providing a great deal of variety. Hoping things start to improve soon. If anyone has any recommendations they could share with me please do leave a comment!
Plus Size Sportswear at Simply Be
Simply Be has to have one of the better range of sports wear for plus sizes I have seen thus far. Good range of leading brand names and the widest selection.
Berlei – Sports Bras & Tops, Body Star – Fleeces, Jogging pants and tops, Figleaves Active – Good ranges of trousers & tops in plus sizes, Kickers, Nike, Reebook, and adidas
OneStopPlus.co.uk has a pretty fair range of plus size sportswear for women which includes items from Anne Weyburn, AWS, Cote Femme, Ellos, Redoute Sport, and Taillissme
Plus Size Sportswear at Marisota
Another good range of plus size sportswear featuring some items from Adidas, Kickers, and Reebok amongst others.
Plus Size Sportwear at Yours Clothing
Whilst not actually listed under “Sportwear” Yours Clothing have a pretty extensive range of items which would be great for the active plus size woman. The “Sweats, hoodies and joggies” are, overall, well designed and of good quality. They have some really funky styles which I love and, provided you arent a brand name addict, they have something which would appeal to most people. For swimmers they also have a nice range of plus size swimsuits and tankinis – although, honestly, I dont see these being suitable for really energetic swimmers. More appropriate for the beach babe / light swimming type!
Leisurewear from Evans Clothing
Whilst classified as leisurewear, and yes I may be splitting hairs here, the range of tops, joggers and similar are fairly oridinary but usable at Evans Clothing. Your standard fair of vests, hoodies and yoga trousers can be found here in a variety of colours. Nothing which rocks my boat but if low key but well designed and colourful is what you desire then you may just find something which fits the bill at Evans Clothing.