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17 of the best Aussie activewear brands for curvy women

Fat Mum Slim /

plus size activewear Australia
As a curvy girl, whether you’re running, biking, walking or doing a spot of yoga, finding the right activewear is a must. For so long we were limited to cheap leggings that became see-through when we squatted, but now  there are so many options for us, it’s fun and exciting to shop for exercise gear.

I’ve done the hard work for you {no need to break a sweat}, and gathered all the best plus activewear brands in one spot. I also checked in with the other curvy Aussies to see what they’re wearing and loving, and this is what they’re loving. Active Truth was the top mention {also my choice for Activewear}, with many loving the reliability and the support it offers. Hine Collective and Embrace Active are two that are getting lots of  love too.

THE ROUND-UP: WHERE TO BUY PLUS SIZE ACTIVEWEAR IN AUSTRALIA

Active Truth Plus Size Activewear

Active Truth / Sizes 6 to 26

I must confess, I am addicted to Active Truth and it’s where I get 80% of my exercise clothes. Among the curvy community, Active Truth is known for their exercise pants that don’t roll down {because don’t we all hate that!}, compression tights that keep everything supported as you move. Use code CHANTELLEAT10 for 10% off all purchases. Shop Active Truth Activewear.

City Chic Plus Size Activewear Australia

City Chic / Sizes 14 to 24

City Chic has been a shopping staple for plus size women since {almost} forever. With generous sizing, and reliable quality, and on-trend styles, City Chic Activewear is fun, vibrant and easy-to-wear. Shop City Chic Activewear.

Taking Shape Plus Size Activewear Australia

Taking Shape / Sizes 12 to 30

Comfort meets function at Taking Shape. With supportive and functional activewear pants and comfortable tops, Taking Shape has been a go-to for curvy girls for over a decade. Shop Taking Shape Activewear.

Nike Plus Size Activewear Australia

Nike / Sizes 1X to 3X

In more recent years Nike has really stepped into curvy space and started creating beautiful activewear for curvy bodies. I own a few pieces, and I love their breathability. While they’re not compression style, they are so easy to wear and in the heat of summer, they give you room to move. Shop NIKE Activewear.

Empress Athleticus Plus Size Activewear Australia

Empress Athleticus / Sizes 6 to 30

Designed and manufactured right here in Australia, with sustainability in mind, this beautiful brand creates activewear in gorgeous prints. They also do different length activewear shorts {yay, options!}, and dresses too. Shop Empress Athleticus Activewear.

Best & Less Plus Size Activewear Australia

BEST & LESS / Sizes 18 to 26

With prices as low as $8, yep $8!, Best & Less is a go-to for affordable activewear in basic styles. Of course for the lower price point, there’s no bells and whistles like pockets, compression, zips and fancy things, but if you’re looking for comfort and ease, Best & Less is a great option. Shop Best & Less Activewear.

Aim'n Plus Size Activewear Australia

AIM’N / Sizes 4 to 24

This female-founded business has mutlifunction in mind {think exercise, brunch and beyond} as well as style, and long lasting pieces. Created in beautiful colourways, and stunning fabrics, this is quickly becoming a favourite. Shop AIM’N Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Exotica Athletica / Sizes 4 to 26

Exotica has forged a new direction in curvy activewear, injecting it with colour and fun. This is weaved through everything they do; their prints, designs, and then also through their Instagram too. Their pieces are affordable, fun, and full of colour. Shop Exotica Athletica Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Embrace Active / Sizes 6 to 26

We love a brand that truly embraces inclusivity, and Embrace Active does just that. Their styles are considerate, and well thought out, and that’s reflected by their extensive {and glowing!} customer reviews. Shop Embrace Active Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

REMMIE by Riley / Sizes 6 to 26

Founded by curvy influencer Riley Hemson, REMMIE is the activewear collection she created when she wanted to have options of stylish pieces to wear from the gym to lunch and beyond. If you’re looking a cute matching activewear outfit, this is the place to shop. Shop REMMIE by Riley Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Running Bare / Sizes 8 to 22

Running Bare has been a stample in women’s activewear in Australia for a long time now. When I played netball I loved their bikeshorts for their comfort and breathability. With simple styles and ranges, Running Bare is a great option for plus size activewear. Shop Running Bare Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Runfaster / Sizes 4 to 22

Runfaster has been a favourite in the curvy community for years. Loved for its firm fit, yet still stretchy and comfortable, their high-waisted style promise to stay put as you workout. Shop Runfaster Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Hine Collection / Sizes 8 to 24

I’ve heard such great things about Hine, with people raving particularly about the design. They’re not just smaller styles made bigger, they’ve really considered curvy bodies and what we need when we workout. This New Zealand brand offers something for everyone, including men and kids. Shop Hine Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Kmart Active Curve / Sizes 18 to 26

We all know Kmart as the reliable place we can go to and pick almost anything up on a budget, and curvy activewear is no different. They have simple basics, in easy-to-wear fabrics at affordable prices. Shop Kmart Curve Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

STAX / Sizes 4 to 24

With their limited edition collections, and inspiration taken from runways, STAX is the street activewear label seen on people that want to be seen, outside of the gym.
Shop STAX Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Mama Movement / Sizes 6 to 22

Sustainable, colourful, and also giving you the oppotunity to match with your little one {cute!}, Mama Movembnet is all about celebrating you and helping you have fun while wearing their colourful pieces. Shop Mama Movement Activewear.

Plus Size Activewear Australia

Circuit Curve @ Big W / Sizes 16 to 26

When it comes to budget-friendly activewear, Big W is bringing it to us. With pieces as low as $6, you can put together a whole outfit for under $20. Shop Circuit Curve.


Do you have a favourite place to shop for activewear? I’d love to hear about it!

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