Best Workout Clothes for Women Over 50

When it comes to exercising, having the right clothes is key to achieving an effective workout. I work out every day and it’s been a daily goal of mine since I was in my early 20s.  Before I had my daughter, I had exercised some, but I really committed to being diligent and getting back into shape after her birth. Now that I’m older, it’s important to be active each day.

I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I wear when I exercise so I decided to write this blog post. Whether you’re just beginning your fitness journey or already have a consistent workout regimen, it’s important to have the best workout clothes for women over 50 in your closet. The key is buying high quality workout attire that is comfortable and will keep you cool. Ready to break a sweat? Keep scrolling to start shopping for the best workout clothes for women over 50!

Choosing the Best Clothes to Workout In

Workout clothes don’t have to be expensive, but they definitely should be comfortable and breathable. That means you need to stick to workout clothes made of stretch and moisture-wicking fabrics like Polyester, Merino Wool, Wool, Polypropylene, Spandex, Bamboo, Nylon and Acrylic.  Moisture-wicking fabric helps move water from close to your body to the exterior of the fabric where it will evaporate. I usually feel cooler and drier than when I wear with moisture-absorbing material like cotton.

Basically, moisture-wicking fabric will keep you dry even when you are doing a lot of athletic activity and sweating up a storm. When shopping for workout clothes, its’s also good to look for materials that won’t stick to sweaty skin and prevent chafing. My thighs have chaffed a few times before and let me tell you it’s not a fun feeling when your skin gets irritated from the material rubbing against it.

Best Workout Clothes for Women Over 50

Athleta is my go-to brand for workout attire. I worked for Gap for many years so quite naturally I am partial to Athleta. Lululemon is another favorite of mine because they have quality, stylish clothes. Your age shouldn’t dictate or stop you from wearing stylish workout attire. Style matters. Why? Because when you look and feel good, you do good! Below you’ll find some of my favorite outfits for women over 50!


Athleta Ultimate Bra + Transcend 5″ Shorts

This is one of my favorite sports bras and it’s perfect if you’re heavier up top. The Ultimate Bra is perfect for running and HIIT workouts. The Transcend 5″ shorts stretch to your body and maintains its shape with an ultra-lightweight waistband for freedom of movement.

woman wearing biker shorts and sports bra


Athleta Speedlight Seamless Tank + Mesh Racer Run Short 4″

This chafe-free Seamless Tank is perfect for medium and high impact workouts at the gym, studio or outdoors. I wear the Mesh Racer Run Shorts when I go on long distance runs.

Woman wearing blue shorts and shirt


Athleta Momentum Seamless Tank + Mesh Racer Run Short 4″ 

This tank has natural antimicrobial silver ions knit in the fabric that eliminate odor before it starts. It’s a bit more fitted than the other tank so keep that in mind when choosing between the two.

woman wearing pink workout gear


Athleta Momentum Polo Tee + Run With It 14″ Skort

The Momentum Polo Tee is perfect if you’re looking for a top that won’t ride up as you’re working out, playing tennis or on the golf course. I love the Run With It 14″ Skort and wear it quite often when I am working out. It’s made from Recycled Polyester and has a back secure zip pocket where you can store small items.

woman wearing navy shirt and white skort


Athleta Ace Tennis Dress

The Ace Tennis Dress is a good piece if you want a more stylish look during your workouts. Its moisture-wicking fabric pulls sweat away from the body to the surface of the fabric so it can evaporate. This dress dries in a flash for ultimate comfort when breaking a sweat on the tennis court.

Woman wearing white tennis dress


Nike Womens Dri-Fit Tempo Running Shorts + Athleta Momentum Seamless Tank

These Nike Womens Dri-Fit Tempo Running Shorts are my go-to when I’m feeling a little bloated before a workout. The elastic waistband and drawstring combo offers an adjustable fit. If you are rounder around the waist, these are perfect for you if you want to be comfortable.

woman wearing white shirt and pink shorts


From basics like tanks and shorts to stylish athleisure dresses, I’ve highlighted the best workout clothes for women over 50 that will make you feel and look great when you exercise. At the end of the day, it’s important to find workout attire that fits your body type and align with your fitness needs.


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