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Plus Size Activewear In Australia

Fat Mum Slim /

I find plus size activewear to be so hit and miss, so I've put together the best available to Australia. They're so good I almost want to go for a run. Almost! ?

Hello! So I have this dream… and it’s a bit daggy, but I have this dream to run again. I used to have a personal trainer and I used to run regularly, almost daily. I thought running was only for the super fit, and super thin… but there I was, with all my jiggles, running. I’d run on soft sand, hard sand, hills, pavements… anywhere. Some days I’d be bored and just decide to go for a run. Running is an awesome feeling.

So I’ve been working on getting back to that. I’ll get there, eventually. And you know I’ll blog about it, because it will be a big deal… and totally bloggable.

But before that, activewear. Plus size exercise gear can be hard to find, especially when you’re looking for something beautiful, and in good quality. I’ve put together my favourite places to browse for plus size activewear, and sometimes buy too! Most of my gear is from Best & Less, Lane Bryant, and last time I was in the states I bought some really beautiful lightweight tops from Macys which are great for our hot Aussie summers. I have a few sports bras from Intimo and I am so in love with them, because they don’t allow bounce and they’re super comfortable to wear {winning combo!}.

WHERE TO BUY BEAUTIFUL PLUS SIZE ACTIVEWEAR

Plus Size Activewear | City Chic : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

City Chic / Shop Here


Plus Size Activewear | BEST & LESS : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

BEST & LESS / SHOP HERE


Plus Size Activewear | Addition Elle : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear in Australia? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

ADDITION ELLE / SHOP HERE


ACTIVETRUTH

ACTIVE TRUTH / SHOP HERE


FOREVER21

FOREVER 21 / SHOP HERE


Plus Size Activewear | Lane Bryant : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

LANE BRYANT / SHOP HERE


Plus Size Activewear | Nordstrom : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

NORDSTROM / SHOP HERE


Plus Size Activewear | Taking Shape : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

TAKING SHAPE / SHOP HERE


Plus Size Activewear | Running Bare : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

RUNNING BARE / SHOP HERE


TORRID

TORRID / SHOP HERE


Plus Size Activewear | Female For Life : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

FEMALE FOR LIFE / SHOP HERE


Plus Size Activewear | MACYS : Wondering where to buy beautiful plus size activewear? Wonder no more. This is where. All my favourite shops in one place.

MACYS / SHOP HERE


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

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  • Yay! I’ve put on so a lot of weight and have outgrown most of my exercise gear but I still want to run and still want to look good while I’m doing it. I’m going to have fun checking these out. You will totally get back to running, I know it, maybe one day we’ll be running round Disneyland together?! Now there’s a goal to run towards x

  • Emma

    One Active (from Michelle Bridges) does some plus size active wear. It’s sold in Big W and Ezibuy online.

    • I have about 3 pairs of the pants from Big W, but I couldn’t find them online. I’ll try Ezibuy. Thanks. 🙂

  • deb xo

    Thanks this is extrememly helpful, love your runners by the way, where did you get those from?

  • Leoni

    Hi Chantelle I have had the same dream about being a runner and I have just completed a running course with a group called Operation Move. They have a Learn to Run programme that goes for 12 weeks. It starts with running for 30 seconds and by the end you are comfortably running 25 mins at a time! It was fantastic, very achievable and the pace was absolutely spot on. They are also an awesome bunch of ladies who are totally supportive of all the ups and downs that we all go through. If you want to get back into running I would highly recommend it. You can find them on all the socials. Good luck xx

  • Cheekie

    I have some great Michelle Bridges leggings in size 18 from Big W & have worn them for at least 3 years. Still look great. TS have some great tops with wicker weave for comfort when sweating which again I’ve had for years but I just bought a fancy new hoodie sleeveless style from their active range. I love the running group idea mentioned , I think I’ll follow up. I’d love to run, it seems so liberating!
    Thanks all

  • I second the Intimo Bra. It is like concrete.

  • Katy

    Just always, always, always, check stretchability to make sure undies aren’t visible under the leggings!!!

    • Janette Genner

      How true Katy – I must say in target etc I always hold up in the light if I can see even vaguely through the fabric without trying on it is a no go.

    • Oh yes!

  • Justine Bennett

    Hi Chantelle, You should check out Sixty4 bras. They’re designed in Australia by a friend of mine for chicks with boobs who want to move. They go up to an 18DD and they’ve even got an Aquabra that you can wear under your swimmers if you’re doing a triathlon or just need some extra support when there’s not much on offer. They run Fit Clinics at gyms and at running events to make sure you’re fitted correctly and – the best part – they’re affordable (from $20-$45 – but there is a more expensive shock absorber bra that goes up to 16H!). Check them out here http://www.sixty4store.net/ They’re awesome!!

  • Emma Macdonald

    Thanks so much for this list – just put an order in at Macy’s ???

  • Melissa Peacock

    OzPhysique.com has some amazing active wear up to 5XL. I’m a size 4XL and have bought several tops and leggings which I love!

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