(Closed) Best Workout Clothes?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I live in Chicago too and if you’re willing to dish out $, I love Lululemon on Halsted and there’s one in Bucktown too, as well as chains nationwide. They are $100 though so it’s definitely a splurge! They are fitted which I wasn’t loving at first, but they are so comfy and the material sucks you in a bit. They also tailor them to your size. Other than those I just wear old school workout pants which a loose and not very fun.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you have a Lululemon in your area?? Their workout stuff is expensive but it’s super nice and awesome.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i’m short too and i have a REALLY hard time finding pants for running… i just got a pair of Nike Dri-fit capris from Dick’s and I’m really loving them.  I always have to get capris unless I want to hem them….  I also have gotten yoga pants from target, I think the brand is Champion (whatever it is, they come in short lengths).  They keep me covered and decently warm when I’m running 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wear knee crop length fitted workout pants. Pants don’t fit, but the crop length always fits just fine and I don’t ever feel cold in the shin area necessarily.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I usually wear a cropped yoga pant, since I’m short, most pants are too long.  But the most essential part is having a draw string if you have a small waist and larger hips.  I always find that my pants were falling down when I ran.  I usually buy them from Costco, or I also like the MUV brand from smart set for a cheaper pant.  I live in the hometown of lululemon, but I just can’t shell out 100 bucks for workout pants.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I do the capri thing too. Long pants are too hot and I’m just not comfortable in shorts. I’m cheap, so mine are all from walmart or target. They look like stretchy yoga pants except they’re more shiny.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@lilyfaith – They’re definitely great because they come in different lengths and they will hem them for you!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have decent luck with Nike; and also, I just suck it up and wear running tights.  They don’t look great, but they are comfortable and you just run past people, so really, who cares?  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love lululemon!  they are expensive, but they are great!  And they’ll hem them for free at their stores!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I will say it’s worth investing in some good workout gear if you’re serious about exercising regularly.  I have a smaller number of good pieces that have lasted a long time and are more flattering, than some of the cheaper stuff that’s trashed after 6 months.

Have you looked at Lucy?  Again, their clothes are pricier, but not as expensive as lululemon, AND they always have a ton of markdowns and 20-30% off coupons.I have some pants, tanks, etc from Lucy and everything is quality material and has held up well over time.  They have a lot of different fits and lengths of pants tailored to your height and shape, lots of crops and knee length too.  Lucy.com is the website, but it looks like there’s a good number of stores in the Chicago area too.

Good luck!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my favorites are danskin leggings and cropped yoga pants. i wear the leggings under skirts with boots during the winter, so they do double duty and have lasted several years. i used to take dance classes during college, so i just haven’t branched out from that…

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