Whether you’re a die-hard gym fanatic or less than inclined to break a sweat, the moment you become engaged is likely a time in which you decide to kick your fitness routine into high gear. You want to look extraordinary in that wedding gown after all, right? Before you go booking every workout available on ClassPass, the first step toward your pre-wedding fitness goals is ensuring you have a robust assortment of active to get you through those upcoming sweat sessions.
Before you start working on your fitness, decide what pieces you need for your favorite workouts. If your workout attire consists only of ratty T-shirts and sweats, we highly suggest a total overhaul. For yoga, Pilates, or barre class, stock up on bras, tops, and bottoms suited to light impact activity. Love to weightlift or spin? Fitted leggings and tops with moisture wicking properties will guarantee a top-rated performance. Into high impact workouts like running or boxing? Go for breathable pieces with technical fibers when you’re breaking a major sweat. For outdoor activities, make sure you own extra layers like a long-sleeves or water-resistant fabrics if inclement weather strikes.
If you’re not exactly a workout fiend, you probably need a little extra motivation to get yourself through. In this case we suggest bright colors and fun prints to distract from the fact that you’re overexerting yourself. A hot pink sports bra or coral legging will totally elevate your mood, we swear.
Wherever you fall on the workout spectrum, tons of brands have stylish workout clothes on offer from affordable options at Target, H&M, Express, GapFit, and Forever 21 to performance favorites like Nike, Lululemon, Adidas, and Under Armor to celebrity-loved labels like Alo (literally every It girl has a pair of their leggings). There’s a host of fashion-forward brands with a cult following if you’re willing to spend more money, including Outdoor Voices, Monreal London, P.E. Nation, Tory Sport, The Upside, and Olympia Activewear.
Ready to spruce up your fitness attire? Shop our stylish edit, ahead for every style, budget, and workout preference. Race you to the aisle!