Curating a full workout wardrobe doesn’t mean you have to rack up hundreds of dollars. In fact, you can find an array of cheap workout clothes including leggings, T-shirts, sports bras, joggers, and even exercise dresses at sites such as Amazon, Target, Aerie, and Nordstrom. And if you’re a fan of shopping name brands like Nike, Lululemon, and Adidas—but your wallet doesn’t exactly share that love—you’re in luck, because these retailers often stock up their sale section every season.
Let’s face it, doing laundry in between consistent workouts can be a drag, and having a solid rotation of clothing to wear will make your life so much easier. And affordable basics work just as well—sometimes, even better than some of the brands you might be seeing all over social media. Being equipped with squat-proof activewear is enough to give you a confidence boost at the gym or during a HIIT class.
To help you, we’ve discovered the best places to shop for cheap workout clothes to match your budget. These activewear pieces are actually dependable, so you can stock up on all the moisture-wicking, comfortable, compression-fit workout gear for your next gym session (or for your WFH athleisure).
Like many other clothing items Amazon sells, the online site’s workout attire is a slam dunk. Find high-waisted biker shorts, yoga leggings, and much more here.
Target is a trove of good finds from brands you can trust like All in Motion and Reebok. Plus, you’ll be able to discover some new ones you’re sure to fall in love with.
Sometimes you just need a cute workout set to serve as that motivation to get out of the house—and it doesn’t hurt when it looks just as good when you’re lounging around. Girlfriend Collective is a gold mine for stylish pieces available in sizes XXS–6XL.
Run—no, sprint as if you’re a pair of their fabulous workout sneakers—to Nike’s clearance section. Snag tried-and-true items like jersey shorts and moisture-wicking leggings at almost 50% off.
Finding plus-size workout clothing that is good quality and offers a variety of styles can be difficult. At Torrid, you can rest assured you won’t be having to press check out on items that are anything less than fashion-forward every time. And they have everything from biker shorts to stunning sports bras.
I know what you might be thinking. Yes, Lululemon isn’t exactly a cheap workout brand, but its sale section is full of absolute treasures that don’t reach triple digits. See for yourself.
Are you a stripes over checks gal? Luckily for you, there are plenty of options at Adidas that will get the job done and then some. Adidas frequently has celeb collaborations, and right now items from the recent Karlie Kloss line are on sale.
Asos is fully stocked with both designer and in-house athletic brands so you can take your pick without feeling buyer’s remorse while staring at your bank account later.
PacSun excels at constantly having a finger on the pulse of trends and currently, they’re stocked with tennis skirts, gorgeous printed-design sports bras, and sleek yoga pants.
Nordstrom is a hub for designer clothing in every arena, and their activewear is no different. If we’ve learned anything it’s that if it’s at Nordstrom it’s worth looking into for the best activewear sales.
Sometimes having just a great selection of plain, basic workout clothes is key—and that doesn’t equate to boring! From an open-back bodysuit to cropped rib tops, Old Navy will never disappoint.
Yitty had us at Lizzo, but like everything the pop-star does, her collection is a hit. Shop bodysuits, leggings, and sports bras from sizes XS–6X.
Aerie is another can’t go wrong brand you can count on for anything. Their activewear selection is filled to the brim with soft, comfortable items that will soon become your go-to.
Everlane offers stretchy activewear that will feel good for the whole day. The brand’s collection of women’s activewear includes leggings, sports bras, and more. Best of all, the materials feature a 4-way stretch and lightweight compression.
Outdoor Voices recently rose to Instagram fame, and for good reason. Items like its exercise dress and skorts (with built-in pockets) have changed the game.
Basics that will never go out of style, Splits59 was created by athletes for athletes so you can work and play hard.
Athleta is where performance meets smart technical features in activewear. Discover items specifically built for medium to high-impact workouts.
Earlier this year, former Victoria’s Secret models Jasmine Tookes and Josephine Skriver joined forces to create Joja. This Black-owned brand is stylish pieces in neutrals and breathtaking bright hued attire as well.
Adanola is the perfect example of a brand whose roots are set in activewear but has evolved into being versatile pieces you’ll want to put on regardless of your plans for the day. It’s sporty-chic for the gym or for brunch.
Never pass up checking out the New Balance sale section. Over the last year, New Balance has dominated the athleisure space. And while some of us are (still) waiting to get our hands on a pair of 550s, NB’s sale section won’t keep you on the edge with it’s reputable selection.