Many of Lululemons’s designs range up to size 20 and are crafted in a way that is flattering on a wide range of body types. Not only are these items meant to look good, but they’re also meant to be functional, providing support and touting features for more optimal workouts. From crop tops and shorts to a variation of leggings, we picked out high-performing items for those looking to build a plus-size activewear wardrobe. Get ready for sweat-wicking, quick-drying fashion that will have you excited for the next opportunity to show off your workout gear.
Pants and Shorts
These ultra-smooth leggings are great for yoga, especially since they have four-way stretch capabilities and they accommodate up to a size 20. However, these leggings should keep their shape even with all of those poses. Providing support around key muscles, the description details that the product provides a “hugged feel.” Leggings that slip down are super frustrating, and these are made not to do that, so that’s another point for the Instill line! The cherry on top is a back drop-in pocket for various accessories and essentials.
Something about these flare yoga pants takes me back to middle school. These pants are incredibly flattering with an ultra-high waist and a gradually tapered flare. The top portion shapes out those curves. While great for yoga, these would look lovely with a dressed-up top and cozy autumn boots. But we should warn you that the fabric is buttery soft, so it might put you in the mood for a mid-day nap.
Super high-rise leggings add a smoothing effect to the silhouette while also providing the support you need through a workout. Cropped off at the mid-calf, you could wear these while meandering the beach at sunset, after a jog or stretching session. The beach is an awesome place to work up a sweat! The room key card will fit seamlessly in the waistband pocket if you’re vacationing.
The flared design of the shorts was thought out so that runners could move their legs more freely— a built-in liner provides discretion. The fabric is lightweight, and mesh panels are used to pull in more airflow. A couple of inconspicuous pockets are used and are perfect for tucking away small essentials while on your trek. Lululemon’s clever continuous drawcord lets you find the right fit, and reflective details help keep runners visible.
Some of our most beloved features of the Lululemon brand have been incorporated into this ultra-lightweight jacket. Breathable and sweat-wicking fabric creates an extremely comfortable wearing experience, and it also helps that this is one of their smoothest, softest, and most comfortable materials. Consider this a “go-to “ airplane jacket or the perfect addition to your early spring or fall activewear lineup. The jacket falls right at the hip and has a handy hood that is made to fit snugly.
Tanks, Shirts, and Sleeves
This loose-fitting tank top allows breezes to whisp around you, providing a little bit of relief on the hottest days. Small little holes dot the fabric, pulling in even more air for an absolutely breathable product. On top of all that, the fabric is also sweat-wicking. It is specifically made for training and even features a special attribute that defies odors. However, the small but exciting selection of colors makes it a solid everyday wear piece.
This may appear like a basic tank top with a slightly scooped back and a V-neck front. However, it is made to be reversible, so the back becomes the front if you feel like covering up a little bit more, or you can just stick with the other side for a touch of sexy. You can show off your body contour while enjoying the sweat-wicking, quick-drying, four-way stretch features that make it wonderful for gym days.
We won’t blame you if you decide to get one of these in every color. Seamless construction means less chafing, and the mesh material promotes breathability. Lululemon has also incorporated their anti-stink material, to defy any smelly smells during those sweaty workout sessions. Reviews note the top to be stretchy and comfortable, but also slim fitting. Some folks decided to size up.
This loose-fitting cotton blend sweater was designed to keep you comfy! Side slits also promote effortless movement while the fabric itself stretches. Another benefit of the side slits is that they offer easy accessibility to any pockets your pants may have. While it’s a great addition on a chilly day, it’s also relatively breathable. You likely won’t have to start de-layering once you enter a heated building. A cheerful selection of colors includes strawberry milkshake, lemon sorbet, and a more neutral graphite gray.
Stencil blossom multi-color is one of the pattern options, and it is absolutely striking. Made for running but good for just about anything, these silky soft leggings are breathable while staying in place thanks to a tighter waistband and continuous drawcord. So, do all the squats and run all the 5ks—these leggings will have you covered, with the addition of five waistband pockets and two drop-in side pockets. Some reviews mention these run a little bit larger than other Lululemon leggings.
Look like a superhero in this subtle floral, black crop top. Not only will you look fierce, but you will have the benefit of the fastest drying fabric offered via Lululemon. This also helps manage heat, keeping you cool as a cucumber in the toughest workout scenarios. Fitting tightly and cutting off above the waist, you’ll be able to show off your figure. Some customers noted that it was shorter than they expected.
I don’t know about you, but I love using a light support bra for wearing around the house when I can’t just go bra-free but don’t want to feel constricted. While this bra is designed for yoga, it provides separation and support, so it could also be an ideal lounging bra. Straps are also adjustable, and the garment features a hook and eye closure in the back. Experience the extra smooth fabric that also is quick drying and sweat-wicking. Some customers found this bra to run small.
Cup sizes D-G will be provided medium support, whether cycling or doing a HIIT workout. Cross-back straps are adjustable for a more customized fit. Soft foam is utilized within the cups to provide subtle coverage and separation. A hook and eye closure is brought in to enhance the fit of the bottom band. Reviews mentioned they liked the support provided but that the bra didn’t smash the chest down and cover up the shape and figure.