I have had a love hate relationship with activewear, mainly that most of the activewear out there for plus-sized women flat out SUCKS. It’s hard enough trying to attend a spin class or booty bootcamp without feeling like the freaky fat girl but then the active fashion gods that be want us to look all frumpy and dumpy in oversized shirts and yoga pants.
Well ladies, I’m happy to say that over the last year a few brands have stepped it up and given us plus-size ladies something stylish to wear while we sweat the day away and now Forever21 is joining those ranks with their full line of plus-size activewear and I got a chance to experience a few of the pieces first hand.
To give you an idea of how well these fit, I wear a size 46DDD bra and size 24/26 pant and had no problem wearing the 3x sizes in both the medium impact sports bra and stretch knit capri leggings. I did everything from a few yoga poses to some pilates stretches to some wall push-ups. Not only did the pieces move and stretch with me but the bra stayed in place, which in my case is of utmost importance.
Now let’s talk about style, the pieces I’m wearing feature the marble print design but what I really dig are the bright neon yellow crisscross straps on the bra and of course the key-pocket on the leggings, because let’s be honest, who actually likes to go to the gym with all their keys? No one, that’s who.
images: Jenna Duffy