Five size-inclusive activewear brands paving the way for inclusivity in fitness

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor
Image via Instagram/girlfriend

Despite what traditional media and western society may lead you to believe, thin does not necessarily mean healthy, and athletic brands have started to take notice.

Companies that embrace a body-positive attitude and inclusive sizing are gaining in popularity as shoppers look to support brands that align with their own values, using their collective purchasing power to prove that there’s room for everyone within the health and wellness industries.

I’m all for this new wave of inclusive branding that’s finally starting to show there’s no one size fits all approach to living a healthy lifestyle. Some of my favourite activewear brands are doing a fantastic job at promoting a realistic approach to fitness, and are paving the way to a better and more inclusive future.

In honour of International Yoga Day on June 21, here are five of the best and most size-inclusive activewear brands to shop now.

Girlfriend Collective

The activewear brand that the internet can’t stop talking about also has one of the widest ranges of sizes on the market now. With gorgeous coordinating sets of leggings and sports bras that come in sizes XXS-6XL, it’s easy to find your perfect fit.

Dahlia Compressive High-Rise Legging.

SHOP IT: Girlfriend Collective, $89 ($68 USD)

Dahlia Topanga Bra.

SHOP IT: Girlfriend Collective, $50 ($38 USD)


Co-founded by actress and fitness enthusiast Kate Hudson, this subscription-based website offers VIP pricing on activewear for members as well as standard retail pricing for one-off shoppers. Available in sizes 0-24 (XXS-3X) Fabletics’ colourful and feminine pieces can be purchased on their own or in exclusive outfit bundles.

Discipline 2-Piece Outfit.

SHOP IT: Fabletics, $157 ($119 USD)

Good American

Another celeb-founded brand, Good American is backed by Khloe Kardashian with the goal of providing women with denim and activewear that’s “made to flatter in a full and inclusive size range.” Denim comes in sizes 00-24, and activewear is available in sizes XS-4XL.

Sparkle Knot a Quitter Tank Top.

SHOP IT: Good American, $81

The Boy Short.

SHOP IT: Good American, $104

Old Navy

Old Navy may not spring to mind as your first destination for activewear, but this editor can vouch for its high performance fabrics and long-lasting quality pieces. Shop their selection of leggings, sports bras, and athleisure pieces in sizes XXS-4XL.

Breathe ON Plus-Size Mesh-Back Tank.

SHOP IT: Old Navy, $22

High-Rise Elevate Built-In Sculpt 7/8-Length Compression Leggings.

SHOP IT: Old Navy, $50

Universal Standard

For high-quality basics in sizes 00-40, look no further than Universal Standard. Their activewear is easy to mix and match with your existing wardrobe and can be worn for workouts or just lounging.

Volley Dolphin Short.

SHOP IT: Universal Standard, $52 ($40 USD)

Next-To-Naked Bodysuit.

SHOP IT: Universal Standard, $112 ($85 USD)

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