The 7 Best Workout Dresses for the Gym and Beyond
I may get some flack from the leggings lovers out there for saying this, but a workout dress is the staple of athleisure. Not only can it be stretchy, sweat-wicking, and come with features like built-in bras and shorts with pockets, but it's also appropriate to wear around the clock. With some accessory changes, the right exercise dress can take you from an early morning run straight to brunch (just change your shoes and add some fun earrings) or from a game of afternoon tennis or a pickleball match to date night (add sandals and a denim coat). If this sounds like a staple you'd love to add to your wardrobe, we've rounded up some of the best workout dresses available right now.
Below you'll find versatile options you can wear no matter the occasion, in colors, prints, and styles to please everyone's taste, preferred fit, and budget. Pick up a few just in time for summer to give your athletic attire a chic update. Read on to see our top selects, and next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.
Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress
Considered by many to be the OG exercise dress, this breathable style by Outdoor Voices comes in 13 different colors and is available in sizes XXS through XXXL. The adjustable straps and built-in shorts with pockets lend support, comfort, and practicality, while the grips along the seams keep everything in place during workouts. Reviewers with a range of bust sizes note that there's no built-in bra, but the snug fit and adjustable straps on this number lend enough support for lower impact exercise.
Willit Women's Exercise Dress with Built-in Bra and Detachable Shorts
The detachable shorts that come with this workout dress make this wallet-friendly style stand out from the competition. Bathroom breaks? Never easier! Plus, you can slip off the shorts post-workout for extra comfort as you go about the rest of your day. We're also fans of the built-in pockets (perfect for carting around a phone or credit card) and the shelf bra with removable pads, which offer customizable coverage.
Nike Bliss Luxe Women's Training Dress
With its bodysuit liner and built-in sports bra, this flowy Nike training dress offers the support and coverage every hardcore fitness lover craves. The dress comes in sizes XS through 3X, and the fabric is made from recycled moisture-wicking materials so you can do good by the planet while you're doing good by your body. Talk about a win-win!
ASICS Women's Rally Dress Short Sleeve
Turn heads on and off the court in this sporty workout dress from ASICS. It has a built-in shelf bra for support and is made of polyester and spandex, so it wicks sweat away with total ease. Pair it with your favorite pair of compression or biker shorts for additional coverage.
Old Navy Sleeveless PowerSoft Performance Racer-Back Mini Swing Dress
Whether you're short, tall, or somewhere in between, Old Navy offers this A-line dress that will fit your frame perfectly. The racer-back straps are adjustable, and the built-in shelf bra has removable padded cups for support and additional coverage, but keep in mind that there are no built-in shorts. Because of that, you probably won't want to bike or hike in this dress, but it's a great, moisture-wicking piece to wear while playing golf, getting your steps in, or simply hanging out with friends on a hot day.
Lululemon Court Crush Dress
If you have room in your budget to splurge, you'll want to consider this fit-and-flare court dress from Lululemon. While it was designed for tennis, reviewers say it also performs well for golf, running, and everyday activities. It has a built-in bra intended to provide light support for B and C cups and 4" shorts with pockets to hold onto your essentials while you break a sweat. Reviewers note that it runs a bit small, so size up.
BALEAF Women's Golf Tennis Dress
If you're in the market for something with sun protection, this preppy Amazon option made with UPF 50 fabric is the one to grab. The detachable 4" biker-style shorts provide coverage on and off the putting green, while the pockets on the dress and shorts offer plenty of room to stash your stuff.