Smart Shopping for Women's Athletic Apparel

Ladies: shop smart and be stylish with this guide to choosing athletic apparel for your workouts.

Women's athletic apparel

It's no secret that women and men are built differently and no secret that they dress differently when working out.

With many athletic apparel companies catering to female athletes, there are many options that look flattering and are breathable for working out. Depending on what kind of physical activity you do, you can choose from many different clothing styles—from tight fitting compressions pants like Nike's Relay running capris, to loose thin shirts like Victoria's Secret Training Tees. No matter what you're looking for, several options are available to you. (Check out STACK's Women's gear page for the latest releases.)

Companies such as adidas, Nike, Reebok and Under Armour all offer fashionable and functional sports clothing. Even designer labels such as Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, and Victoria's Secret now offer lines of active wear.

These brands can get pricey, so it's a good idea to check stores such as Kohl's, Macy's, and TJ Maxx, which carry a selection of brand name athletic apparel for generally more affordable prices. Dick's Sporting Goods and Sports Authority also carry large inventories of women's athletic apparel and tend to have good sales. (Need yoga pants? Check out  The 5 Best Yoga Pants Features.)

When shopping for gym clothes, find something that you feel good in. The better you feel, the easier it will be to work out without distractions.  Many summer styles are great for outdoor workouts as well as classes in the gym. Find what's right for you and make the most out of your workout while looking good at the same time.

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