The Best Affordable Designer Inspired Activewear Clothing

Gurls, you know I love to wear cute activewear clothing! I have been known to splurge on some name brands such as Lululemon, SPANX, and others, but with the holiday gift buying happening now, I went looking for some less expensive options. The other day, I posted about The Best Spanx-Like Loungewear Set for Women Over 50, and y’all loved it. So, today, I’m sharing some of the best affordable designer inspired activewear clothing that will have your friends thinking you’ve splurged!

This wide-leg lounge set is similar to the one I showed the other day. I ordered this set in August and forgot about it until the other day. This is from a brand I shop regularly on Amazon, so I knew I would like the set. But I ordered a large, and it is too big for me. Looks like my mom will be getting a lounge set for Christmas. Lol!

The fabric is soft, thick, and so comfy. I love the half-zip shirt, and it also has the slits at the cuffs.

My DIL wears a lot of Lululemon, and she always looks adorable. This outfit is similar to what she wears but at a much better price point.

I love this color! The jacket and jogger are sold separately, but they are made from the same fabric. They both have great details, and are soft and comfy.

Like the outfit above, I messed up and ordered a large when I should have bought mediums. I can make the top work, but the pants are way too big on me.

This is my kind of activewear! My activity might be watching a Monday football game, but hey, that’s an activity. Lol!

I’ve shown this Soft Touch Hooded Pullover Sweater before in beige. I love this sweater since it is so soft, comfy, and perfect for every day. I’m wearing a large which fits great, but I wouldn’t mind having it in an XL also for an oversized look.

My DIL turned me on to these leggings. She wears LuLuLemon all the time, but she told me she likes these inspired leggings even better. I wasn’t sure which size to order, so I ordered a medium in navy and a large in melanite. They both fit me the same, but I like the navy color better. Lol!

Can you see me??? This Long Sleeve Workout Shirt in Camo reminds me of my LuLuLemon Back in Action top.

The top is made to be a relaxed fit, but I think the large was too big for me. I don’t like my tops to touch me anywhere, but this was a little too oversized, so it will have to go back.

These are the same leggings as above but in a large. The color is darker in person (I use a bright light to show all the details, but it lightens all the colors). I prefer wearing black leggings most of the time, but I will occasionally wear navy or burgundy. I also have a pair of black camo leggings, and I love those.

For you ladies who don’t like the tight-fitting look of leggings, here is an activewear outfit that is loose-fitting.

I bought this Relaxed-Fit Lightweight Crewneck T-Shirt this summer, and I’ve worn it so much. I wear it with leggings, jeans, and pretty much anytime I want to be comfortable without having anything touch my stomach area.

These Bootcut Yoga Pants with Pockets are a great alternative to wearing leggings. They feel the same at the waist but get looser as they go down the leg. Bootcut style pants are flattering to almost everyone since they help to balance out our hips and shoulders.

Some Of The Best Affordable Designer Inspired Activewear Clothing – Pants

The Gym People is a great brand that looks a lot more expensive than it is. These lightweight joggers have great reviews and are known for being soft and well-made. I love the deep pockets and the tapered legs. They come in a wide variety of colors if you don’t want hot pink.

Have you heard of HeyNuts? Despite the funny name, when I was looking for leggings that would be comparable to Lululemon, this brand kept coming up over and over. They are very soft, which I love, and have a high waist with tummy control. Of course, they come with pockets. Just because I’m working out doesn’t mean I don’t need my phone, lol.

Here is another brand of Wide Leg Sweatpants. I’m a fan of the wider leg and drape of these sweatpants. You can wear workout or lounge wear without looking like you’re about to wash the dog! Yes, you can be chic and put together even in something as comfortable as sweatpants. These are “apricot” but they look like soft pink to me. Lots of different colors at the link. 🙂

Some Of The Best Affordable Designer Inspired Activewear Clothing- Tops

If you’re actually wearing workout clothes to workout, chances are you’ll need a workout top with a sports bra. This is a great top from HeyNuts. This comes with removable pads and sizes A-D. I love the crisscross back and the variety of colors.

This is one of my favorite shirts! I love the crossed hem and the thumb holes. It’s always about the details! This is actually made from a very soft compression fabric. The color looks awesome, but there are many others if it’s not your cup of tea.

CRZ YOGA is another brand that comes up over and over when searching for Lululemon-comparable clothing. This is the brand that my daughter-in-law raves about! This is obviously for working out, but you could pair it with leggings and a cute zip-up jacket for a nice base layer. Reviews say it runs small, so keep that in mind.

Here’s another CRZ YOGA option. How comfortable and cute is this fleece-lined hoodie?! This is less than HALF of the price of a similar Lululemon hoodie. It has a kangaroo pouch a hidden pocket for your phone, and of course, sleeve holes! It comes in 15 other colors in addition to the sage green.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on alternatives to Lululemon and other expensive workout clothing brands. Let me know which ones are your favorite.

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51 Comments

  1. Alison Hollowell says:

    Thank you for sharing items from all price points! Like you, I have items from Wal Mart to Chico’s in my closet. Most of all I look forward to what verse you will share and your Sunday posts. Most “public” figures won’t share their faith and no one should be ashamed of Jesus!! Merry Christmas 🎄

  2. I’m a little behind in my emails… it’s that time of year! I needed to get more relaxed with these outfits! I did buy a 3 pack leggings from Amazon that you recommended and I love them!

    1. Melanie, they are my favorite if you just want comfort, not compression.

  3. You look so pretty and comfortable in the active wear.

  4. Love the verse. Helps to remind us of the real meaning of the season. To God be the glory. Judy

  5. Great post! Adding some leggings to my Amazon list.

  6. My favorites are the ones you modeled! I may actually spend some money on myself!
    Thanks, Tania!

  7. Love the joggers and the hoodie!

  8. Roberta Schwandner says:

    Great looks for some athletic wear.

  9. I love CRZ Yoga. I have 2 pairs of pants that I wear all the time.

  10. Jenniffer Groski says:

    Added several pieces to my shopping list!

  11. Etta Petit says:

    You mentioned caramel vodka—–I’ve never heard of it but it sounds delicious. Would you mind telling us the brand of the caramel vodka?

    1. It was Kissed Caramel by Smirnoff.

  12. I think I’m the one who suggested the Caramel Vodka, unless there was more than one. I’m surprised you found it. It stays sold out here in Lexington, KY starting in the Fall all the way through Christmas. I always stock up in the summer!

    1. Thanks, Sarah! It was delicious, and Joe even loved it. I had no idea it was hard to find.

  13. sue ann koren says:

    These all look so comfy!

  14. So many great choices! thank you!

  15. All so pretty and look comfy too!!

  16. Kathleen O'Brien says:

    cute overload! some great choices here. I’m also really interested in the wide leg sweats. love the look I’m going to give them a try!

  17. I like the wide leg sweats.

  18. Ginger Hiller says:

    I really like your options! If I can get good quality without spending so much money, I’m all in. Captain Morgan Rum has a cinnamon flavor that makes it great for adding to your apple cider or egg nog.

  19. I love and own many of these. I just can’t justify the price of lululemon but do like the look. I do send many thing back to Amazon because sizes are not always the same but they do make returns easy and I don’t have to go to stores and try things on! Totally worth it in my book.

  20. love the hoka sneakers you are wearing in post but can’t find the ones you are wearing can you send me item# or style
    thanks

  21. Thanks for all these great selections!!

  22. Thank you for sharing these activewear options. Loved the spanx dupe you shared the other day. I want to try the lulu lemon dupe you shared!

  23. I love wearing lounge wear while traveling. So comfortable.

  24. I like the bootleg and flare sweats.

  25. Laura Garrett says:

    Love all the loungewear sets, especially the pink! You look adorable in all of it.

  26. Glada St Clair says:

    I love that verse.

  27. This post is right up my alley!! Love athletic wear! I have the boot cut yoga pants and love them. I really like the wide leg loungewear set too.

  28. Great post again today! What do you mean you don’t work out…you did all the leg work searching out all these items! LOL. I like all of these outfits. The long sleeve top with the thumb holes is great because my hands are always getting cold. Guess I need to do some internet shopping!! Thank you!

  29. Stella Gustafson says:

    I am driving to Arkansas from Florida to spend Christmas with my daughter and grandchildren. I bought a couple of lounge wear outfits to wear while driving. Not only do they look nice but I will be comfortable

    1. That is a perfect plan! I hope you have a wonderful trip.

  30. Linda Shearer says:

    Great looks! I need some new workout and walking clothes! Thank You! I dont like to spend as much for work out clothes so I will have more for working clothes so these are great alternatives!

  31. Everything looks so comfy!!! I love today’s verse!!! Happy Wednesday❤❤❤

  32. The slim leg style is my favorite. The wide legs are too much fabric for me but they look cute on you.

  33. Phyllis Martin says:

    Guess you’re getting us ready for those New Year’s resolutions!! So we don’t have any excuses!

  34. Stephanie Weeks says:

    Merry Christmas! I love posts about makeup tips you sneak in from time to time.

  35. I Have the first one in blue and just love it!
    You’ve given me so many suggestions, love all the styles!!

  36. Great post! BTW, love my boot cut yoga pants! Merry Christmas!🎄🎁

  37. Love these looks – just what I need for the holidays! Thanks for reminding us that even sweats can look good!

  38. Julie Enriquez says:

    All so cute!

    Thank you!

  39. Dana Smithmier says:

    I am grabbing several of these Tania-thanks!!

  40. I love the wide-leg sweats and yoga pants! All of this active wear looks super comfy and cozy – perfect for my Winter Break, which starts today at noon! 🤗🎄

  41. Do you think think any of the bootcut pants could be worn in an office setting? or are they too casual looking for that?
    Really like your new hairstyle.

    1. Lisa, it would depend on your office. When I worked at the lumber company, they might have been fine. But, I’m not sure a bank or lawyer’s office would approve.

  42. It’s nice to see more wide, leg, activewear pants!

  43. Marilyn Norman says:

    I think I love all of them !!!!

  44. I love this kind of post! You never disappoint!