plus size activewear


Torrid’s plus-size activewear collection is a slam dunk

Plus size workout clothes have never been this cute!


Marisa Losciale

Dot Recs

Posted on Jan 7, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 10:03 pm CDT

Presented by Torrid

We’re not sure who decided that plus size activewear should be frumpy, but way too many designers have followed that very bad (and quite frankly fatphobic) lead. No matter your shape or size, you should be able to wear whatever makes you feel hot–even when you’re trying to stay cool

Torrid’s plus size workout line achieves just that. It includes stylish everyday staples like leggings, sports bras, and plus size jogging suits. There are also ever-changing seasonal items, like tanks and bike shorts. Most are designed with a durable active jersey fabric (like spandex) or cotton to keep you comfortable through even the sweatiest of workouts.

For a limited time, Torrid shoppers can save up to 25% on anything they order online. For a preview of what the site has to offer, continue reading.

Our favorite plus size activewear picks

1) Turn up the heat in this keyhole crop top with a built-in sports bra

If you’re in need of more support than a traditional sports bra can offer, a high-neck sports bra like this one won’t do you dirty. Its thick straps support you and your girlies so you can jog, jump, and move with confidence. Designed with moisture-wicking fabric, it’ll keep you from overheating and more importantly, chafing!

Price: $29.23 (regularly $42.90)


2) Lift like Captain America in Her Universe Marvel comic leggings

Shopping for plus size leggings that speak to your style can be incredibly frustrating since many retailers only stock neutrals with boring designs (if any at all). Her Universe and Torrid, however, are showing other designers how it should be done with these Marvel comic leggings. Designed with nylon and spandex, these high-waisted leggings have plenty of give to keep you comfortable no matter what direction you move in.

Price: $38.23 (regularly $56.90)


3) Get your muggle hands on a Quidditch active tank

If you’ve wondered if cute plus size tank tops actually exist, just take a gander at this Harry Potter top. Crafted from high-quality cotton, this scoop-neck shirt is completely breathable (and pretty much guaranteed to take your geeky trainer’s breath away). Rep what you love, right?

Price: $23.23 (regularly $34.90)


4) Embrace the superstar you are with this off-the-shoulder sweatshirt

When you think flattering activewear, you probably wouldn’t think to put plus size sweatshirts on the list. But that’s where you’d be wrong–take this adorable off-the-shoulder sweatshirt, for instance. It even features a kangaroo pocket to hold your phone, headphones, keys, or whatever else you may have on you during a workout.

Price: $36.73 (regularly $54.90)


5) Summon super strength in a Wonder Woman-inspired sports bra

Unlike a drawstring bra, this criss-cross sports bra actually lifts and supports your ta-tas. Also designed with moisture-wicking material, you can say sayonara to that not-so-subtle underboob sweat!

Price: $29.23 (regularly $42.90)


6) Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts!

If you consider yourself to be trendy, you’ll want to get your hands on a pair of these plus size bike shorts ASAP. Everyone from Princess Diana to Kim Kardashian West has rocked a pair of these and now you can, too! They’re also perfect if you have that annoying issue of chafed thighs post-workout.

Price: $32.17 (regularly $42.90)


7) Here’s your chance, do your dance at the Space Jam!

Supportive workout bras are usually plain jane, but not anymore! Meet the Space Jam moisture-wicking sports bra. It features wireless cups, fixed straps, and a silver foil space design for you sci-fi fanatics.  

Price: $20.90 (regularly $42.90)


The Daily Dot receives payment for sponsored content. Interested in promoting your brand or product? Email us at to learn more.

Share this article
*First Published: Jan 7, 2019, 11:33 am CST