The Exercise Dress: Top 10 Styles Fit for Every Occasion

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Everyone has their own unique style, whether it be subtle, bold, masculine, neutral or feminine. Heading to the gym is definitely a social event for many, so why not dress up in something you feel really great about? Is your style more on the feminine side? Or maybe you just like wearing something that’s extra cool and practical. This athleisure look has become a wardrobe staple for many, easily translating from studio to street. It’s even super cute dressed up for a date or just at home playing with the little ones. Luckily, the exercise dresses below are fit for every occasion.

One of the most popular versions of this fashion trend is from Outdoor Voices. The brand’s exercise dress was newly updated with adjustable straps and a built-in shorts liner that features not one, but two pockets! It comes in seven colors and sizes range from XXS to XL. The brand’s LightSpeed fabric makes it great for workouts, but it’s perfect for casual wear while gardening or playing with the kiddos. We personally think it makes for the perfect brunch outfit, paired with a jean jacket and white sneakers — throw on a boho hat to complete your look.

With the prettiest style backing, the dress has a wonderful balanced sporty feel, while still looking absolutely gorgeous. Mesh fabric has been placed in various positions throughout the dress, with the specific purpose of keeping you extra cool. Still sweating? No problem. The fabric is made to take on the sweat, with its moisture-wicking qualities.

The simplicity of this dress is also what makes it so wonderful. Throw on some heels, a necklace and you’ve got a cute outfit, or some tennis shoes and you are totally ready to go for a run. The thin straps will allow you to stay cooler with less fabric, and the undershorts blend so perfectly, you will hardly even notice they are there.

Sweaty Betty is a British-based athletic apparel brand that you will fall absolutely in love with. This particular workout dress from the brand keeps things classic, with a flattering hem line and shoulder strap design that will stay in place. The dress looks ultra comfortable, so maybe it will become one of your favorite loungewear items as well! But just in case, it wicks away moisture perfectly — hit the pavement with an extra boost of confidence.

If you’re looking for something fashionable, functional and sustainable, this dress from Reformation is a winner. The simple silhouette and V neckline give it the ability to be dressed up or down, while the built-in shorts makes it perfect for workouts, hikes, or high-impact activities. The form-fitted bodice and relaxed skirt gives it a flirty look that’s sure to compliment those curves — you’d never know this heavyweight stretch knit fabric was made of recycled plastic bottles!

Wear a dress while still being able to do some seriously intense workouts, with Nike’s ultra durable, yet quite lovely workout dress. An interior bodysuit will provide all the support, so go ahead and jump rope, do squats, or hit up a Zumba class. A scoop back neck will really let the breezes blow by and cool you off.

Sometimes wearing something loose fitting is exactly what we need when being active. That’s where this adidas dress comes in, as a little bit of extra fabric on the sides give it a relaxed appeal. A zipper adorns the upper chest region, and mesh material promotes breathability.

While still being quite beautiful, this dress has a bit more of a tactical look. The neckline is secured via a zipper and the shape is comfortably loose, while being slightly formfitting. Undershorts will keep you concealed and carefree, whether swinging a golf club or going on a jog. Pockets have been sewn into each side for extra convenience and practicality.

Looking for something fun and cute that you can wear on an evening beach walk, while still having plenty of room for movement if you’re on the court? This racer back dress is that simple clothing article that should definitely be an essential in your closet, as it has the perfect touch of beauty. The shape will complement the silhouette, and the bra liner will provide light support.

Looking for something truly unique? Then this might be the ticket. The pattern is super cool, and is sure to prompt many compliments. The excellently fitted top feels extra secure, while the bottom is adorably flared, adding that pleasantly fun touch. A Y-strap design in the back allows for ample arm movements. Compression shorts and a bra are both built in to the poised and pretty activewear look.

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