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Work out in stylish and comfortable plus size activewear

Look and feel fabulous in size-inclusive leisurewear.

Whether activewear is your preferred choice for weekend lounging, you’re taking up gym classes or learning how to box, there’s nothing better than a comfortable fit.

Considering our workout clothes go through the wringer thanks to movement, sweat, and constant washing, we’re always looking for quality activewear that’s supportive and stylish.

If you’re wondering where to shop the best plus size activewear for women that’s fashionable and fun, from sports bras to leggings, level up your game with our favourite plus size activewear in NZ.

The best plus size activewear brands NZ

1. Taking Shape

Relax to the max in the most comfortable size-inclusive activewear and loungewear from curvy fashion leaders Taking Shape. Whether you’re after a jacket, super soft leggings or hoodies, Taking Shape’s colourful and stylish plus size activewear is breathable and designed to move with your body.


2. Cotton On Body

An affordable choice, Cotton On Body’s Curve Active range has long been an NZ staple for stylish activewear in trending seasonal colourways. Sizes range from 16 (XL) to 28 (7XL).



Go-to fashion destination ASOS stocks a fabulous range of plus size activewear brands, but our favourite has to be ASOS 4505. The dedicated sportswear line boasts performance fabrics and bum-sculpting bottoms and goes up to a size 30.



Gym-goers rave about sportswear brand LSKD for its moisture-wicking, buttery-soft materials and features like no-front seams and side pockets that’ll fit your phone. Whether you’re after a cute pair of bike shorts or a trendy flared legging, LSKD activewear ranges up to a 3XL and is available in all the colours of the rainbow.


5. Lorna Jane

A fusion of performance and fashion, Lorna Jane’s threads are perfect for working out, grabbing a coffee with friends or doing errands. Sizes range from XXS to XXL, and as well as leggings and sports bras, you’ll love Lorna Jane’s comfy hoodies and sweatpants.


6. P.E Nation

P.E Nation’s edgy activewear makes us actually want to hit the gym. It also produces an excellent range of outerwear, from its signature hooded ‘Man Down’ jacket to chic puffer jackets. Feel bold and beautiful in P.E. nation’s fashion-forward sportswear. Sizes range from 2XS to 3XL.


7. Pretty Little Thing

Level up your gym style with Pretty Little Thing’s fabulous luxe plus size activewear selection. From gorgeous long-sleeved crops and seamless shorts to sculpting leggings, sizes range from 16 to 30.


8. City Chic

You can rely on City Chic for supportive and versatile activewear in sizes 12 to 22. From colourful zip-front sports bras to crossover waist leggings in ultra-stretchy fabrications, City Chic always delivers on style and comfort.


9. Clique Fitness

Kiwi brand Clique is famous for its squat-proof compression tights that sculpt your legs and provide superior tummy support. Ranging from size 6 to 22, your activewear will stay put during the most intense of workouts.


10. Zeenya

For colourful and performance-driven activewear that will brighten your mood, local brand Zeenya is proud to produce ethical, sustainable and accessible sportswear that caters to all bodies. Its garments are made from an innovative fabric that is incredibly soft to the touch, offers mild compression, and is antibacterial and odour-minimising.


11. Hine

Aotearoa activewear brand Hine is renowned for its size-inclusive range that ranges from XXS to 8XL. Featuring extra comfortable, buttery soft material, it’s easy to see why thousands of Kiwis are obsessed with Hine’s five-star rated activewear.


What do plus size people wear to the gym?

Every body is a gym body, and our advice to anyone remains the same. It’s important to select activewear and exercise gear you feel comfortable in. Therefore, we recommend looking for supportive sports bras, breathable and moisture-wicking fabrics, and well-fitted workout shoes.

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