Athleticwear isn’t cheap, especially modest ones. Most companies are small buisnesses and need to keep their prices relativly high to compensate for that (or also if they create pieces from locally made products!). It’s great when you can afford these but sometimes its just not possible to buy a $50 exercise skirt!!!
Here are some inexpensive options for athletic wear (for women!!
1. Know Your Fabrics!
What sort of fabric is active wear usually made of? (Spandex / Stretch Knit, Jersey Knit, Poly Stretch Jersey, Nylon, even cotton!) Buying clothing with the same fabric, even if it may not be sold exactly as “activewear” but is wearable, can be an option. (It can also help, if you are looking to SEW your own activewear! Which is also an option!).
2. BUY THRIFTED!
I cannot hype this enough. Thrift shops are THE BEST places to get active wear. Just make sure it is pretty good quality and not filled with holes or dirty-looking. My personal favorites are Goodwill, Savers / Value Village, and sometimes Salvation Army. There are also some online thrift stores such as ThredUp, Swap, Worn Wear, Poshmark, Ebay, Thrifted.
3. Shop From These Stores
These companies are not paying me, and I do not earn any commission for any of these links!
Sometimes active wear can be found in different places other than actual “active wear” stores and shops. Try these!
Try Capri leggings with an exercise skirt (try searching for nylon / spandex / jersey skirts too!) from Amazon!
Amazon also has modest skirt & leggings together for cheaper than $50
4. You Don’t Have To Buy Marketed “Workout Clothing”
An old / new t-shirt can work just fine! These can be thrifted, accessed pretty cheaply at most stores or your favorite Tee that you already own.
And you don’t have to wear LuLuLemon’s! Wide pants, shorts or a wide midi skirt with shorts underneath are good options! Here are some ideas:
Tunics can be a good option too to wear over pants that are a little tight:
Just keep this good rule of thumb in mind: Depending where you are exercising (at home or in public / the gym), your exercise wear should never be less modest than your swimwear. See also our videos on these two topics.
Now that you know what you’re looking for, happy shopping! And God bless !