Written by: PoshMom Editorial Team
Workouts are meaningful to wellness in more ways than one. They may be your only me-time during the day (savor those sweaty minutes). They keep you feeling your best (live for those endorphins). They help you look your best (yes to pre-pregnancy jeans).
So the cost of ClassPass, Solid Core or CorePower Yoga memberships, app fees, even yoga mats and the latest running shoes are well worth it. But it can be hard to justify pricey (but oh-so-cute) sets from dream spots like Lululemon, Alo Yoga and Carbon 38. Sure, we want to be able to look absolutely on trend to motivate our workouts (especially when there are mirrors strategically placed in the studio) but also to meet our fellow Soul Cyclers at Pressed Juice and run to catch the end of soccer practice before a shower. Good to know then that there are fab workout wear dupes that won’t break the bank. Here, a few of our favorites.
Soar With Aerie
Aerie was once just an internal brand by American Eagle Outfitters. But news of their comfy and comely gear spread far and fast. Now, Aerie has stand-alone stores selling their mix and match bra tops, tanks, leggings and shorts in some of the prettiest solids and prints around. So not only can you hit Rumble, you can still run right after to school pickup without having to go home to change. Plus, not only are the regular prices lower than some competitors, sales and promotions also abound at this spot for even more ways to score workout wear dupes that won’t break the bank. Shop online or visit the super cool brick and mortar locations.
A Few on Amazon
This go-to for, well, everything, now includes diva-approved athleisure wear. There are a slew of workout wear dupes that won’t break the bank sold here, but some are better than others. We’ve done the research so you don’t end up with deals that are too good to be true. Since there are so many sellers trying to get your attention, when quality counts it’s key to know what to look for. Here are some tried-and-true and most noted shop-in-shops: Yogalicious, Core 10, CRZ Yoga, Colorfulkoala, QUEENIEKE, The Gym People, MathCat.
It’s All About the Looks at Aritzia
This a-ha mecca is a favorite spot for elevated basics. It’s absolutely no surprise that Aritzia also does athleisure wear oh-so right. Their in-house brand, TnAction has perfect pieces (we swear, they feel like the lightest suede). Their Mini Longline Bra are everything (as well as tanks, leggings and more that are super soft (see our suede reference that we swear by), comfy and are available in 30+ colors.
Jumping for JoyLab
This brand is (and we are!) uber excited about their line of athleisure wear. It’s one of our fave workout wear dupes that won’t break the bank. They’ve got it all, from sports bras, bike shorts and leggings to pullovers, fleece, sweatshirts and more. And their design inspiration gives us major Alo and Carbon 38 feels. When stopping by for your weekly Target (or is it daily? Yes, you!) mom must-haves, be sure to peruse this happy place!