Working out is hard enough as it is. Instead of struggling with what you wear every single time you go, set yourself up for success by building a capsule wardrobe of workout clothes for tall women that look great, and make you feel confident. Stylish clothes for tall women can be hard to find, but once you’ve got a retailer you love whose sizes you know, it’s easy to fill your wardrobe with pieces that work for your frame. Even if you shop online, this takes the guesswork and frustration out of every purchase.
Today, let’s talk about some of the staple pieces every woman should have in her gym wardrobe. As a bonus, most of our favorites work for both gym and loungewear and will help you build out the athleisure wardrobe of your dreams.
Choosing Great Workout Clothes for Tall Women
Since it’s not a great idea to wear extraneous clothing or accessories at the gym, the reality is a great gym capsule wardrobe shouldn’t take you too long to build. However, the small number of pieces means that everything must pull its weight. There’s no space for things that you don’t really love or an item of clothing that looks good but feels uncomfortable.
The right workout clothes should always fit well, without pinching, pulling, or constricting any area of your body. They should skim your frame without being too tight since loose and flowy pieces can easily get caught on a machine and cause a serious injury.
A Sports Bra
Every woman needs a great sport or athletic bra for the gym. This garment holds you in securely, so you don’t have to worry about chest aches or pains even if you’re doing a long-distance run.
Our favorite bottom layer for the gym is a great pair of leggings. Our Bella Outer Pocket leggings are designed specifically for tall women, with measurements that can accommodate an inseam of up to 38”. Having a longer inseam is a key part of ensuring the fit is right for a woman with taller legs. We love the Bella leggings for the gym, but the truth is, you can wear them anywhere.
Even if you’re not necessarily a fan of tank tops in your everyday life, they make a great addition to any gym capsule wardrobe. Having a full range of motion in your arms is important, and you can always layer a loose tee over top for a bit more coverage.
A Top Layer
When you’re heading out after an intense workout, keep your muscles warm with a light and loose top layer. This piece of active clothing for tall women can take you from the locker room to the living room with ease.
If you want to keep it casual, opt for an oversize hoodie with plenty of room in the pockets for all your things. A zipped jacket in a performance fabric is also a great option – these fabrics help to wick away sweat, keeping you cool on your commute home.
Looking for more active clothing for tall women that are designed with their measurements in mind? Shop our full collection of workout wear and more at American Tall.