The Best Activewear Brands in Australia to Inspire Your Next Workout
Break a sweat in style with beautiful training gear from the best activewear brands in Australia.
Gone are the days of working out in an old t-shirt and your high school gym shorts – these days, activewear is a bona fide fashion category all of its own.
A bevy of Australian brands are leading the pack in designing aesthetically pleasing, high-performance clothing that you’ll want to wear everywhere. From street-style inspired athleisure to high-performance gear, these are the best activewear brands in Australia that’ll have you breaking a sweat in style.
Best Activewear Brands Australia
High school friends Katia Santilli and Vera Yan created Nimble out of a desire for stylish and affordable workout clothing that was fun to wear and sustainably made. Five years later Nimble is one of the best-loved activewear brands in the domestic market, thanks to their refined prints and patterns, modern fits, and dependable support. Made from recycled plastic bottles, their COMPRESSLITE core range has saved half a million bottles from landfill to date.
Activewear, but make it fashion. Design dynamo Jodhi Meares creates pieces you’d be happy to wear anytime. Modern prints, perfect fits and their must-have logo sweats have made them a firm fave among trendsetters since launching in 2014. With an extensive range of athleisure, swimwear, gym gear, yoga wear, and accessories now available online, The Upside is a handy destination for sporty and stylish women of all stripes.
Sitchu Pick: The St Germain Florence Flare ($129.99) from the brand's Resort Sport collection is the perfect blend of 70s cool and Parisian chic.
Made to support yogis, Alo Yoga creates premium pieces that you can wear from the studio to the street. Inspired by mindful movement and beloved by yogis and celebrities (including Kendall and Kylie Jenner) alike, their line includes lush leggings and tops in sculpting fabrics, luxe loungewear, and classic tracksuits.
Sitchu Pick: If it's good enough for Kylie Jenner, then the Airlift Line Up Bra ($135) is good enough for us. It's super supportive and gorgeous to wear.
Camilla and Marc
Beloved Aussie fashion label Camilla and Marc has been providing chic sportswear for a while now and each new drop is divine. They're killing the 'athleisure' look which will take you from the gym to brunch with the addition of only a few accessories. You can expect to sort your entire active wardrobe with everything from sweats and hoodies to tights and swish one pieces in heavenly seasonal colourways.
Sitchu Pick: The Koda Catsuit ($200) is ideal for off-duty weekends, morning coffee walks and light workouts.
Pip Edwards’ trailblazing label rewrote the rulebook for luxe athleisure, quickly putting it in the history books as one of the best activewear brands in Australia. Merging style and fitness so compellingly, P.E. Nation has become one of fashion’s hottest commodities both inside and outside the gym. Their trademark bold, eye-catching designs are a fave of the Hadids and Jenners, yet are super accessible - suited to yoga sessions, brunch catchups, and lounging around the house in equal measure.
Sitchu Pick: We're obsessed with this Mark One Sports Bra ($99), which is beyond versatile. Wear it to a barre class, or style it up for a night out on the town.
Sports luxe meets street style at First Base, an independent brand born in the activewear hotspot of Bondi Beach. They take the basics and give them a streetwear edge with touches like fluorescent drawcords, a punchy graphic, or a modern cut. The result is effortless cool girl vibes that translate from the beach to the gym to everyday life.
Sitchu Pick: We love the clean and classic Foundation Cross Back Bra ($99) that's designed for any workout.
The brainchild of aerobics instructor Lorna Jane Clarkson, the brand has been an Aussie activewear staple for more than 30 years. With pieces designed to inspire activity, the collections are functional, fashionable and comfortable to wear all the time.
Sitchu Pick: With the cutest cut-outs, the Precision Perfect Sports Bra ($100) provides streamlined support without the bulk.
solo the staple
Imagine activewear that felt as good to wear as it looked. Meet solo the staple. Sleek, stylish, and functional, you will find no excuse to slip on their performance-ready threads. Their sleek collection of bodysuits is designed to be supportive, comfortable, and high-quality without ever skimping on style.
Sitchu Pick: We love the Avery Bodysuit ($180) that has ruched panelling for the ultimate in flattering fits.
From Byron Bay to the world, the innovative local brand Nagnata brings fresh textures, aesthetics and materials to the athleisure category. You’ll spot woven check and houndstooth prints inspired by 1920s swimsuits, playful workout tops and crops, lush ribbed knits, and merino wool bodysuits that are both a throwback and utterly of the now. With sustainable design and production values at their core, their comfy yet cool pieces are what we want to wear every day.
Sitchu Pick: We love this neon lime green Retro Tank ($225) to bring some fun to your workout. Made from a superfine merino wool blend makes it durable and long-lasting.
Yoga-centred brand Dharma Bums makes gorgeous, high-performance activewear that you’ll love wearing both inside and outside the studio. Tights, underwear, and loungewear come in both sleek and colourful designs, all produced to the highest ethical standards and with eco-friendly materials.
Sitchu Pick: Designed to be seen, the Ballet Bralette ($75) is also super comfortable, with soft fabric and wide straps.
Best Plus-Size Activewear Australia
Stylish activewear that embraces every body from sizes 6-24? yes, please! dk active doesn’t call itself an ethical label lightly – their Brisbane HQ is powered by solar energy, and all their garments are designed, cut, and manufactured under one roof. They also take the slow fashion approach, releasing just one refined, made-to-last collection per season.
That means quality construction and evergreen style are top of mind, achieved through classic cuts, flattering block colours, and subtle prints. From bodysuits, crops, tops, bottoms and beyond, you'll find whatever you need here.
Sitchu Pick: A showstopping and stylish tight, the Utopia Tight ($109.95) is made from 77% recycled water bottles with a buttery soft finish.
Aussie label STAX creates uber-cool, on-trend activewear for sizes 4-24. Known for its soft, seamless, high-performance pieces in muted neutrals, you'll have a tough time not buying the entire collection. Keep an eye out for their highly coveted limited edition drops because they sell out fast.
Sitchu Pick: The Summer Racer Crop ($64.95) will be your workout wardrobe MVP thanks to its scoop neckline, racer back and light, compressive support.
Australian label Running Bare is all about creating inclusive crop tops, bras, tees, hoodies, and leggings in sizes 8-22. Having been in the market for 40 years, these guys know their stuff and all of their items are designed, crafted, and made in Australia.
Sitchu Pick: The Candy Land Bike Shorts ($69.99) are perfect for going from morning Pilates to coffee catch-ups, with a mesh side pocket to easily stash away your phone and Airpods.
Best Maternity Activewear Australia
Brisbane-based label Active Truth made their name creating quality tights for plus-sized and pregnant women, and have now taken their confidence-boosting expertise to activewear for all shapes, sizes and stages of life.
Their signature leggings are high-waisted and made from premium compression material to provide ample core support, while their full range of crops, tops and shorts come in various colours and prints that’ll get you both looking good and feeling good. They also have a great line of inclusive swimwear that'll effortlessly take you from doing laps to lapping up the summer sun.
Sitchu Pick: We can't go past their Smart Pocket Full Length Tight ($134.99) for everyday wear.
Bae the Label
If you've been searching high and low for one of the best maternity activewear brands in Australia, stop your quest and check out Bae the Label. These guys are masters of making stylish yet super comfy activewear in specialty fabric. Plus, they're beyond versatile and adaptable; you'll wear them long after bub arrives. From maternity workout pieces to nursing activewear, they've covered all bases.
Sitchu Pick: An effortless summer staple, the Movement Romper ($89.99) is designed to keep you (and your bump) comfy and cute. It's made in a super-stretch seamfree material for a perfect fit.
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