One of the questions I get asked the most, is who makes the best plus size activewear? Great question. I wish I could give you a quick answer, but there isn’t one. Why? Because different brands make different styles that work for different bodies. So I’m breaking down the brands that I know and love and giving you honest feedback about how the styles fit, who I think they work the best for, price point and overall satisfaction.
First up? LIVI Active by Lane Bryant! We all know Lane Bryant. Chances are, you shop on in your area. But have you tried their activewear? Maybe not! First thing is first, check out this image from their new campaign. See what I see? Look at all these beautiful, varried,non-photoshoppedd bodies of different shapes and sizes and colors getting active. Yesss!!! When I first saw this? I cried. No joke.
I reviewed the following styles:
Signature Stretch Yoga Pants / Size 22/24 Petite
Wicking Active Tee / Size 22/24
Wicking Spacedye Active Tank / Size 22/24
Wicking Spacedye Active Leggings / Size 22/24
Wicking Active Jacket / Size 22/24
Find the High-Impact No Wire Sports Bra / High Impact Molded Cup Sports Bra online here.
Find the entire collection online here.
Price Point: Moderate / $26 – $79
Ideal Activity Level: Moderate. I would suggest using LIVI for light to moderate cardio, yoga and weight training. I did not find there to be enough compression for heavy cardio given the movement in my body due to size. I did find the styles comfortable for weight training, walking, resistance training, yoga and moderate cardio.
Who Is This Workout Great Great For: This gear is great for someone who wants more coverage and shirts with longer length. Works great as athleisure styles to go from the gym to your errands. Some styles available in Tall and Petite.
Favorite Style Not to Miss: Don’t miss out on this Wicking Active Jacket, available for $69. It’s a workhorse, great fit, good quality, great fabric. Got lots of compliments on it; easily my favorite piece of all the LIVI active styles I tried.
Notes: Make sure to select carefully between wicking material and jersey so you get the styles you want! Order a few different sizes in the sports bras or try them on in store to purchase!
This may not seem like a big deal, but it's not sure easy as it looks. First few times we did it on the floor with no riser. Then we did it on one. Then today on two! I was able to get 70+ during one minute with one riser. Adding that second is whole different ballgame! Tonight I wore some new gear from @lanebryant so I can give you guys an HONEST review of how the pieces worked for me. If you're going to spend your money on gear, it should be stuff that you love and that works for you!! I'll share my review soon. For now. Know. There was a moment on my fourth set of these where I said to myself "man I don't like being bad at things." And then I stopped myself. Because when we get pushed outside our comfort zone is when we grow. And when we grow we make progress. So, being "not so great" at something is just a sign of progress. And progress is good. 👊👊🖒🖒💪💪❤❤🙏🙏 that's @blakelosangeles in the background pushing me. #BeGreater #selflove #selfcare #weighlossjourney #workinprogress #psfitness #fitfm #fitspo #workout #gymtime
Have you worn LIVI Activewear? Any additional questions? Chime in below, I’m happy to help!