5 Activewear Brands Empowering Your Workout

by Roki Prunali

The long-awaited spring has sprung and the time has come to clean out our closets and make way for new, empowering clothing. Clearing out what no longer serves us translates into our closet as well, allowing us to focus on our “repeat it” beloved items or new fits that will get us excited for warmer times coming. If you’re looking for activewear brands to embrace this new season, we have some treats for you, pretty birds!

Activewear Brands

There is nothing more empowering to me during a workout than feeling comfortable and looking good in my activewear. I may be very loyal to my Nike fits, but I’m also looking to expand my workout clothes to other brands that are working towards me feeling empowered.  Here’s a roundup of some fresh activewear brands to consider amid #prettylockdown.


Outdoor Voices

Their mission is to get the world moving because moving your body generates endorphins which make you happy. Outdoor Voices is all about not getting so caught up in the performance part of fitness. They aim to make products that make us feel strong and confident while sweating and always ready for “Doing Things”. 

Who said you can’t work out in a dress? The Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress is a sporty dress that’s versatile and confidence-boosting, made in their breathable Light Speed fabric with built-in shorts liner and phone pocket.

Their TechSweat™  leggings provide an extra-secure fit, but with the freedom to move confidently. They’ve designed a fabric that stays cool to the touch even during the sweatiest workouts. 

The STV.OV Reversible Bralette is a reversible front-to-back bralette with low support. It features a flattering neckline and easy comfort, recommended for everyday wear or pilates, yoga and travel. 



Varley strives to create a loyal following with crafting unique activewear while staying in trend and designing for the seasons. The form and function of each piece strives to support the modern day multi-tasking lifestyle and keep the modern woman in mind. We are women constantly on the go and Varley provides pieces to follow our hectic daily lifestyle.  

The Faye Bra has a front zip closure and open back for added breathability and high support.

The Century Legging is constructed with the super soft Lolux fabric and is great for low-intensity workouts and in this yellow cheetah print… who wouldn’t feel empowered? 

The Emmett Tee is a lightweight, soft tee with a slash neck, scooped hem and open back for extra ventilation and showing off that bra. 



Cotton can be great for low impact activities but when breaking a sweat it may not be your best bet. About 90% of everyday underwear is lined with a cotton gusset that can trap moisture and breed bacteria. That’s why Quo designed a unique, nylon-spandex fabric with antimicrobial properties, serving as a protective barrier, repelling harmful moisture and keeping you dry. Also their thong is equipped with a seamless band, there is no rolling or shifting and it lays flat on your skin allowing you to move freely. 

Quo Active Thong



My wardrobe palette can be compared to Skittles, so it’s sometimes rather hard for me to find neutral colors to tone down some of my vibrant looks. For some reason, when I work out I tend to opt for black, but something must be said about black activewear. Wone, with their quality and durability of their all-black palette, makes each piece more versatile – backing up their belief in a reduced need for duplication or frequent replacement. Their “less is more” philosophy merges social responsibility and a refined aesthetic. Wone’s business model of making each piece is cut to order and crafted with elite fabrics and materials allows for easier elimination of both waste and excess inventory. 

The product line optimizes layering and the material technology offers performance from compression even climatic variance. 

The Crossover Short combines traditional 70s track short  and modern athletics with a side crossover to allow you a full range of motion. Woven in France with four-way stretch, Elite Dry Time for moisture management and bacteriostatic finishing for durable freshness and odor control. 

The Base Tight acts like second skin with its lightest-weight fabrication. It’s designed to deliver indestructible elegance, maximum durability and combines strength, stretch and Elite Dry Time. 

The You Bra has a low-cut U front and back silhouette to compliment the female form with clean, simple support. There is also an interior bandeaux panel that provides additional stabilization for women with heavier busts during high aerobic activity. 



This collection is comprised of multi-functional, multi-fit pieces that can be used as swimwear, sportswear and underwear – all in one. Starting as an eyewear company in 2009, they newly ventured into activewear after designer Anna Laub broadened into swimwear. 

Their Intuitive Top is a full-length, racer back vest that is perfect for yoga, but can also be worn for swimming or layering under another outfit for support. 

The Nurturing Leggings are a pair of full-length, high-waisted leggings with minimal design. The leggings are made in Italy with a seamless 3D knitting process that minimizes waste and are eco-dyed according to the Greenpeace Detox protocol.  

The Elated Top is a sporty, cropped top that provides support with a t-shaped back and supportive band. Just like the rest of the line you can wear it working out, as a bikini top or even just a super comfy bra for everyday. 


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