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Work hard, feel confident in these 15 plus-size activewear pieces

The best activewear will stay in place while you're on the move.
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Working out is hard enough on its own without having to worry about adjusting waistbands that roll down and feeling like you're spilling out of your clothes. Whether you're in the gym, doing an at-home workout, squeezing in a yoga session or just going for a walk, quality plus-size activewear is a must.

There are a few features to look for in plus-size activewear. In bottoms, especially high-waisted ones, you'll want waistbands that are thicker so they're less likely to roll down. In tops, meanwhile, you'll want moisture-wicking fabric that will help keep you cool no matter the cut or style.

To help you get started on your search, these are some of the best plus-size activewear pieces we found that will stay in place while you're hard at work.

Best plus-size activewear, according to shoppers

Old Navy UltraLite Performance Cropped Ribbed Turtleneck Top

If you prefer to take your workouts outdoors, you're going to need more than just a tank top as temperatures continue to drop the more we get into winter. This long-sleeved turtleneck from Old Navy is made with a breathable, quick-drying rib knit jersey material to keep you comfortable. Plus, right now, you can score an additional 25 percent discount off the sale price when you add this to your cart.

Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerChill Hidden-Pocket 7/8-Length Leggings

Call us crazy, but we love wearing workout leggings all year long, so we can never pass up a good deal when they're on sale. This pair of tummy control, high-waisted leggings is currently discounted at just $20 right now. It even has a pocket hidden in the waistband so you can store your phone and get right to work.

Athleta Ultimate Train Textured Tank

You can't go wrong with a flowy tank top while working out. If you don't like your workout tops clinging too tightly to the skin but don't want to wear an oversized T-shirt, this Athleta tank top is a happy medium. It's lightweight and breathable enough to use for an intense workout or just running errands.

Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II 7/8 Tight

A good top is best paired with a matching bottom. These tights are in the same color as the Ultimate Train Textured tank top, so you can look like a coordinated fitness pro without even trying.

Athleta Balance Jogger

If you're looking for something with more of a relaxed fit, you can't go wrong with a pair of joggers. They even have a plush interior, which is helpful if you plan on taking your workout outside.

Lands' End Active Flare Yoga Pants

While they're commonly referred to as "flared leggings" nowadays, those of us who have been around for a while know this cozy and classic style by its true name: yoga pants. They provide supreme comfort whether you're running errands or folding into your next stretch.

Girlfriend Collective Horizon Compressive High-Rise Legging

One of the key indicators of a quality pair of workout leggings is a thick waistband. We find that thicker waistbands tend to do a better job at tummy control and keep us from feeling like we're spilling out of our leggings. This pair from Girlfriend Collective is sustainably made and comes in sizes ranging from XXS to 6XL.

All in Motion Medium-Support Snake Print Jacquard Bra

One of the best parts of buying activewear is choosing from all of the fun patterns and prints! This russet snake-print sports bra is an easy way to add a pop of color into your workout. It comes in cup and letter sizes ranging from XS to 3X.

Nike Element Half-Zip Running Top

This highly-rated running top is made with moisture-wicking Dri-FIT material to keep you dry during your workout. It even features a watch window in the cuff so you can keep track of your progress with a quick peek at your wrist instead of constantly battling with your sleeves.

All in Motion Zip-Front Jacket

Stay just warm enough with this zip-front jacket from Target's All in Motion activewear line. It has an impressive 4.7-star average rating and comes in four basic colors, making it your new favorite activewear staple.

Girlfriend Collective Earth Summit Track Pant

Embrace the '90s track pant trend head-on with these pants from Girlfriend Collective. They even have zippers at the ankles which make for easy removal without having to take off your shoes if you wear them over shorts. According to the brand, they are sustainably made from 100 percent recycled single-use bottles.

Nike Swoosh Medium-Support Sports Bra

This Nike sports bra is made with stretchy fabric and Dri-FIT technology that is designed to help keep you dry and comfortable, according to the brand. The medium-support option has no padding and is good for medium-to-high impact workouts.

Just My Size Cooldri Tank

A basic black tank is a must-have for anyone's activewear collection. This Amazon bestseller has over 9,200 five-star ratings and reviewers love the way it fits and holds up long-term. It's available in sizes 1X to 5X and comes in seven fun, flattering colors.

Just My Size Woven Run Short

Available in sizes 1X to 5X, these running shorts are designed to keep you comfortable while you're on the move. They feature a drawstring closure so you can create your preferred fit and have a hidden key pocket in the waistband so you can workout hands-free.

Baleaf High-Waist Biker Shorts

We're big fans of these bestselling biker shorts. They have that ideal wide-waistband for tummy control and maximum coverage. There's also pockets on each side that are deep enough to hold at least two phones in one and a slim wallet in the other. Made with stretchy, moisture-wicking material, these shorts are designed to keep you cool and comfortable.

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