The options for plus size active wear in Australia have never been more plentiful, and it kinda feels exciting to be shopping for curvy active wear – where before it was a throw on and go with whatever fits. There are loads of options for plus size bike shorts, and not just even in plain black. There’s colours! And pockets! It makes me want to throw on my joggers and get exercising. Well, almost.
To make life easier, I’ve compiled the best of the best plus size bike shorts in one spot, so you can browse, and shop. I even have some discount codes for you too, so you can save money while shopping.
Top tips for buying plus size bike shorts
- Are they for workout or for fashion? If you’re looking for a bike short to wear for fashion purposes, you don’t really need to stress about moisture wicking, compression or functionality, but if you’re heading out to workout you’ll need to consider all of those technical features to choose the best pair for you.
- Comfort is winner! Nobody likes a bike short that rolls as you walk or workout. Opt for a higher waist and elastic waistband for better support and less roll.
- Does it have pockets? If you’re working out you want to think about where you’ll put your keys, phone and credit card if needed, so think about the pockets. Some will have zips, and others will have a secure smart pocket.
11 BEST PLUS SIZE BIKE SHORTS
I make no secret of my love for Active Truth and their reliability when it comes to active wear. They don’t ride up and they wash super well (I have some that I’ve worn over and over for about 5 years now). Designed for high-intensity workouts (or more leisurely walks, like I partake in) these bike shorts even have a pocket to hold your phone. Use code ‘FATMUMSLIM’ for 10% off.
Made for movement, with all body types in mind, BeKeane bike shorts are just right for walking, running, bike riding, yoga, swimming or just hanging out. Best of all, they’re made of high quality fabric (80% polyester & 20% elastane). Featuring a phone pocket and tie at the waist to avoid any roll downs they carry a 12-15 mmHg compression power and have been designed for improved circulation and recovery while training. Use code ‘FATMUMSLIM’ for 15% off.
If you’re ready to inject some colour into your workout, check out Mama Movement! Coined as Australia’s happiest activewear, Mama Movement’s colourful bike shorts are much loved for the extra high-waist, double layered compression waistband, two fabulously sized phone pockets, and made from a premium silky fabric made out of recycled plastic bottles. Available in sizes XS-4XL plus maternity. Use code ‘FATMUMSLIM’ for 10% off.
If you’re looking for a comfortable bike short, in an easy-to-wear fabric, then these shorts are the winners. At $6 you can’t go wrong! But if you’re looking for a short that will hold you in and act in a more supportive, compression-style short, you might need to look elsewhere. They’re made from an organic cotton, and available in sizes 18 to 26.
City Chic is an affordable, reliable option for workout wear. With a comfortable stretch fabrication to fit curves with ease, these bike shorts are a high waist fit, with elasticated waistband, that fit around the mid-thigh. I find City Chic consistently reliable and generous in sizing.
When Nike increased their sizing to be inclusive for their plus size customers, curvy women rejoiced, and these bike shorts are a great wardrobe addition. Available in sizes 16 to 26, The Nike Sportswear Essential Bike Shorts are a favourite retro style with a mid-rise design and a supportive waistband. They also feature stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric and are perfect for working out or everyday wear.
Step outside the standard black bike short zone, and into a little colour! These mid-thigh length shorts feature a zip pocket, and fabric that stretches and moves with you. The moisture wicking fabric treatment keeps you cool and dry as you sweat.
If you’re looking for a bargain option when it comes to bike shorts, PLT are delivering. Featuring a stretchy black fabric with a high-waisted fit, these bike shorts come in sizes 16 to 30.
Made with comfort in mind, and perfect for active wear, and to also wear underneath dresses to avoid chub-rub (if you know, you know). Made from organic cotton, and available in sizes 16 to 26, they feature a stretch material for ease of movement, are great for layering and have a thick elastic waistband.
Featuring a wide waistband for comfort and a light to medium compression for support, these B Free bike shorts have been designed to hug your curves and leave you feeling smooth and controlled during a workout. They’re available in sizes 8 to 22.
How gorgeous is this blue? Bohemian Traders has delivered on the bike short trend with a version that works for the gym, and then perfectly for coffee with friends later. They’re made from flexible stretch fabric and have an elasticated high-rise waistband for support. They also have a matching crop top.