Ever since the arrival of *the C-word*, athleisure has been having a moment. We’re talking about the 5-letter word that we now wish we could forget forever. You know the one. More than likely, for a good part of 2020, you found yourself spending a lot more time at home.
But a love of fashion doesn’t just slide onto the backburner or even disappear just because you have no place to go. Instead, just like that ugly C-word forced us to do with our daily lives, we simply adapted. And just like that, fashionistas everywhere were donning athleisure wear as if it were a sin to look anything but chic AND comfy in every photo, reel, or live session.
Athleisure has somehow managed to stay current, even three years later. And we definitely don’t hate it. They’re crazy comfortable, multifunctional, and there are so many options to choose from. See our faves below!!!!
16 Trendy Athleisure Wear Made in USA
Everyone needs a good pair of solid black yoga pants. These Heather Rib All Day Flare Pants from Beyond Yoga are a perfect example of what athleisure wear is all about; fashion, function, and comfortable performance fabrics.
With a high rise waistband, retro-style flared ankles, and pockets, what’s not to love? Beyond Yoga’s Flare Pants are the pants to wear, no matter the occasion.
Oh, and did we mention they make your ass look great too? They totally do.
When did we allow stiff and uncomfortable bras to be the norm? Why not wear a bra that you actually don’t want to take off at the end of the day? Seriously… who wants to spend money on clothes that they can’t wait to get out of?
Rant over. Our point? Buy a sports bra like the Stretch Sculpt Sports Bra from Year of Ours. It feels the way a bra should. It’s comfy, supportive, and just the right amount of sexy. Plus, it has criss-cross back straps that are just begging to be seen through an open-back tee.
Beyond Yoga is the type of brand we love to love. Based in Los Angeles, Beyond Yoga is every bit the eco-friendly, female founded, and size-inclusive clothing company we didn’t even know we needed.
The Featherweight Rebalance Tank is so lightweight, you’re going to forget you ever put it on. Sure, it’s great for gym sessions when you need a relaxed-fit tank to soak up all your hard-earned sweat. But let’s be honest. It’s just as perfectly suited to a day sprawled on the couch swiping through TikTok.
Our adoration for Beyond Yoga continues with a more fitted, yet equally comfortable, tank.
The Focus Crop Racerback Performance Tank is… dare we say… cute? It’s simple. It’s solid, both in cover and fabric quality, and it’s crazy comfortable. Style this tank with your favorite pair of oversized, baggy sweatpants for the ultimate cozy-chic outfit.
Koral is another women-founded brand (yass queens!!). Their Exceed Rib High Rise Leggings are the perfect everyday leggings. They’re super stretchy, and because they’re made of nylon and spandex, they won’t fade or wear down.
Wear these high rise leggings with literally anything you want. Style them with a vintage tee, a cropped tank, an oversized hoodie, or even a crisp, white button-down and we guarantee you’re going to look as great as you feel.
How about a pair of glossy leggings in a stunning jewel tone? Yes please!!
The Lustrous Max High Rise Legging from Koral has such a vibe. With this high rise compression waistband, you’ll stay snatched all day long.
Koral’s slick and shiny, signature Infinity fabric is gorg. Just be sure to wash these leggings inside out so that they’ll stay just as sleek as the day you bought them.
Koral wowed us again with the Arsenia Marlow Long Sleeve Top. We’re practically drooling over the details of this top; the soft ribbed fabric, the asymmetrical cut out back, and the thumb holes.
It’s very “Zoom with your boss” in the front and “cosmos at happy hour” in the back. You can actually exercise in it too, if that’s your thing.
The Flyweight Hoodie Tee from ALALA proves that even hoodies can be sexy. Because, ladies let’s be real, this isn’t your average hoodie. It’s just the type of American-made athletic wear that we can’t get enough of.
The Flyweight Hoodie Tee is lightweight, with a drawstring hood and mesh paneling. It also has thumb holes which, you gotta admit, are so fun. Wear this top on its own or layer it over a tank; you’ll look like a baddie either way.
One word: leather. Yes, we’re still talking about athleisure wear, and no, it’s not real leather. It is, however, an edgy and badass crop top that will single-handedly change the way you think about athleisure.
The Maddox Crop Top really is “the perfect combination of supportive and chic,” as described on the STRUT-THIS website. It’s ridiculously comfortable for a top that looks like leather. Plus, it offers a surprising amount of support. You know… for when you’re chasing your dreams. ;)))
Beach Riot did it again with the Gwen Colorblock Rib-Knit Sports Bra. It’s easily one of the comfiest sports bras you’ll ever own. The high neckline is perfect for bustier ladies–no spillage here–and the banded bust lifts and supports.
This racerback sports bra features the iconic fashion-forward style of Beach Riot’s athleisure product line. Go ahead, baddie. Rock this sports bra and show off that hot body, even if it’s for your eyes only.
Yesssss, this Pythoness Ride Sports Bra from Onzie is flawlessssss. Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves. LOL!
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Onzie anymore, the California-based clothing brand gave us a snake-print sports bra. It’s every bit as bold as it is fine as hell. It offers plenty of support and can even hold up to regular exposure to salt water, chlorine, and heavy perspiration. Stop thinking about it and just get one. You won’t regret it.
Ready for some life-changing advice? Buy a jumper.
The Bōdhi Jumper truly is a game-changer. You’ll never want to wear anything else, ever again. Except, of course, the other items on this list.
There is so much to love about the Bōdhi Jumper. It’s the most versatile item of clothing you’ll ever own. Style it with whatever, however, whenever. Its signature half-compressive, half-flowy fit is designed to be ideal for literally any situation. Plus, it’s 100% made in California from plants!
We’re taking you back to the basics with the Supersoft Crew Neck Sweatshirt from Monrow. A classic crew neck is a must-have for all men and women. It doesn’t get much better than this one.
Monrow’s Supersoft Crew Neck Sweatshirt is crazy comfortable on its own and perfect for layering. It comes in FIFTEEN different colors, which is basically the universe’s way of saying we should get one for every day of the week. More of a hoodie gal? Zip-up chick? We got you. See our roundup of the best of the best American-made hoodies.
We loved Monrow’s Crew Neck Sweatshirt so much that we were curious about their other athleisure wear items. Admittedly, when we first saw the Ultimate Tank, we thought “what’s the big deal?” but then we tried one on.
BABE. You have NEVER worn a tank like this before. In. Your. Life. It’s tightly fitted yet so lightweight that you forget you’re wearing it. It’s super stretchy, but it doesn’t lose its shape as you wear it. And it’s perfect for layering.
We get it now. We’re sorry we ever doubted you, Ultimate Tank. You certainly live up to your name.
Classic black shorts are another essential piece of athleisure wear. But not just any old pair of black shorts. We’re talking about shorts like these, from Beyond Yoga.
The Spacedye Circuit High Waisted Shorts from Beyond Yoga perfectly hug your every curve, without making you feel constricted. They’re made of moisture-wicking, performance fabric that holds its shape for longer, so you can look snatched all day long.
If you prefer your shorts to have a bit more coverage, we highly recommend the Movement Shorts from Yoga Democracy.
Yoga Democracy is a well-known brand that uses eco-friendly processes to make high-quality active and athleisure wear. Their updated Movement Shorts feature a high, cross-over V-shaped waistband that will stay in place throughout your workout. These shorts are guaranteed to hold up to even the most rigorous exercises, while staying crazy comfy for a long time.
Athleisure wear is the perfect blend of comfort, function, and style.
For high-quality athleisure wear made by brands you can proudly support, always shop American-made.
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