Friday, 27 March 2015

Fitness Friday: Plus Size Gym Attire

Being on the curvy side has always been a struggle for me. I'm pretty happy in myself but I always find it hard to find young, cute clothes in my size. Back in January I started hitting the gym and we are now in March and I am still hitting the gym and it is about time I got some real gym clothes rather than a pair of leggings and an over sized t-shirt that I got while in Greece. 
Taken February 2015
I had been looking since January for some gym wear but everything was way out of my price range, not cute and really not for a 21 year old fashionable student. Sometimes you want to feel beautiful at the gym. I'm working to achieve MY perfect body why would I want to hide it in an oversize t-shirt and joggers? It's funny because I was talking to one of the girls at work (I work for a plus size company) and she said plus size stores don't do cute gym wear because if we lost the weight we wouldn't need to shop with them anymore. It got me to thinking, this is likely to be a little true. Why else would there be nearly no companies doing fashionable gym wear?
 I'd love to have a cute slogan tee like these tops below, if only they did them in 'plus size'.
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I decided I'll do a mood board of cute, on trend gym attire for the plus size lady who still wants to look fashionable at the gym.
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Boohoo+ Alexa Stroke Print Side Panel Sport Legging (size 16 - 24) - I instantly fell in love with these sport leggings. The side panel gives these leggings that extra boost making them that little more cute than basic leggings. £16

Boohoo+ Anna Elastic Fit Slogan Sports Crop Top (size 16 - 24) - This crop top goes perfectly with the Alexa sport leggings. I personally don't feel comfortable enough to wear this at the gym but I'm sure I will after a few more months. £14 
Crop top & leggins = £30

Boohoo+ Rosanna Splatter Print Sports Legging (size 16 - 24) - I love these. I'd personally wear them outside of the gym too!  £16

Sports Direct Adidas Prime Tank Top Ladies (size 6 - 22) - I only found out today that Sports Direct have a few plus size clothes. I'm lucky enough to fit into their stuff but unfortunately they only go up to a size 22 and there is only a handful of items. £13.99

Next Floral Side Stripe Leggings (size 6 - 22) - Next have a few sports items that go up to a size 22 {click here}. They're a little over the top for me, a little too floral but they are pretty cute. My favourite are these stripe leggings. You can shop the look all in one place and complete the outfit with a floral top, trainers and a pink hoodie. £18

Do you know any stores that stock cute, fashionable plus size gym wear? 
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19 comments:

  1. I'll have to get on Boohoo+ I was looking for some gym stuff today and literally everything in the shops was 6 - 16 and that's 16 at a push! Love the KOS tee and your trainers! xx

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    1. Thank you. Hope you find something nice x

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  2. Such a lovely selection of gym outfits. I've recently signed up to my local gym and it's always nice looking at different outfits for inspiration x
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  3. Great gym outfits! :)
    -Jenna <3
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  4. Wow the outfits look quite comfy and cute.

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  5. When the Gym outfit is trendy and fashionable it boosts your confidence to another level.... I agree with you ! I like number 4.... the tank GigLove

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  6. i know the feeling when you head to gym in good looking gym wears, it really boost your confidence. nice shoes you got there!

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  7. You have done some nice work picking up all this cute pieces :)
    GlamupGirls

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  8. Oh these pieces are so cute.. Not back in the gym but I jog.. Those shirts are really cool **beast in the gym but a lady in the streets**.. Good idea with the mood board, great post. xx

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  9. I love all of the attire clothing you chose! Pretty and very comfortable =)

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  10. girl i do know how u feel because I am same like you...sigh..im trying to eat clean now...only eat oat and vegetables if can...lets us work hard to get back in shape!

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  11. They should do them in plus sizes regardless. I don't wear much stylish gym clothes. Just throw on a tee and shorts then I'm done}

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  12. When the fitness bug bites me, i get so excited about.gym clothes too. So many options these days!

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  13. I love gym clothes being colourful, motivates you to work out more :) Its best to have options.

    GIG Love
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  14. that floral side stripe leggings is so cute! Goss, I need to start working out soon!

    GiG Love,
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  15. Thats a great collection, perfect for the gym. GigLove,
    - Heena, http://www.icynosure.in/

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  16. It looks great.. I am going to gym this month. Going to get my gym attire too.

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  17. it such fashionable outfit for gym! so great.
    keep it up girl, you can do it <3

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  18. I so need to find cute gym clothes, but like you said it's so hard to find cute plus size workout clothes. I'm defintely going to check out boohoo+

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