We’ve broken down each of the five pieces in Everlane’s size-inclusive, stylish activewear collection – including best-selling bike shorts, leggings, sports bras, tanks and unitards.
Finding cute activewear these days isn’t quite too difficult. But finding cute activewear that’s budget-friendly, ethical, environmentally sustainable and good quality? Well, that’s a whole other story.
Fortunately, we’ve recently discovered the treasure trove that is Everlane’s capsule of workout gear, and with the American brand’s chic designs, ethical transparency, decent prices and rave reviews, it’s ticking all our boxes.
As someone who frequently gets caught out by decision paralysis – that is, a total panic induced by too many choices being on offer – I really appreciate the minimalism of Everlane’s activewear collection. I don’t need a huge, complex offering – just the essentials that are guaranteed to do their job, and do it well! And that’s exactly what the collection offers: five activewear basics in a good range of sizes and colourways.
The pieces work together as sets, but you can buy everything individually to mix-and-match your ideal size and colour combo. The minimal colour palette also means that whichever pieces you buy will also go with whatever you’ve already got at home, which is a bonus.
The entire collection is available in sizes XXS to XXL, which basically equates to Australian sizes two to 24 – a pretty comprehensive offering, in our opinion. It’s also made from sweat-wicking material with a four-way stretch and is comprised of 58 per cent recycled nylon, so you can feel comfortable about your look as well as your environmental impact. Prices range from $45 for a sports bra to $125 for an on-trend unitard, which is pretty reasonable in comparison to other big-name activewear brands.
We did the research to break down everything you need to know about the collection – which, by the way, is so cute that I’m tempted to add it all to cart. Retail therapy is valid now more than ever, right?
With an extra-high waist, minimal seams, and interior pocket and lightweight compression, these are the ultimate bike shorts to get you through the summer. Available in Black or Ink Grey, they’re chic enough to wear for your workout or just out and about for a sleek athleisure look.
The jewel of Everlane’s activewear collection, they’re rated 4.67 out of five stars. One reviewer wrote “These bike shorts are perfect for exercise on hot, sticky days. I wear them jogging and have not had any issues with chafing, sliding down, or any other fit problems. They are lightweight but not see-through, and slightly compressive to keep everything in”.
“Ok, I am a curvy girl and I would never dream of wearing these style of tight shorts but I took a chance an ordered the XXL. Boy- what a surprise! They fit so nice and since I am short, they were just above my knee. Great quality, comfortable fit, and fair price!!!!” commented another.
Buy the Perform Bike Short here
This sports bra features a double-layered lining for extra comfort and extra support, an elastic band for the perfect fit, and lightweight compression.
A classic crop style essential to any workout wardrobe, it comes in three chic colours – Chocolate Brown, Black, and Copper – that make it a worthy addition to your everyday wardrobe too.
Buy the Perform Bra here
This no-fuss tank is the perfect blend of comfort and style that you need for any workout – from yoga to HIIT. It has a built-in shelf bra (which means you can wear it solo, or pair it with a sports bra for added support), a form-fitting cut that stays in place throughout your exercise, and lightweight compression.
The fitted design makes it a great choice for people who aren’t fans of loose-fitting tops that get in the way of your downward dog, or flap about while you’re running. It comes in two colours: Deep Aegean (an aqua-blue), and Black.
Buy the Perform Tank here
Another best-seller from the collection, the Perform Legging is a must-have. Like the bike short, it features an extra-high waist, minimal seams, an interior pocket, and lightweight compression. Available in ankle length or regular (full) length, you can grab them in seven cute colours: Black, Lichen (moss green), Ink Grey, Brandy Rose, Copper, Bitter Chocolate, and Deep Aegean (aqua blue).
They have a 4.45 out of five star rating from over 1200 reviews, which speaks to their quality. “I love the fabric. It feels like a second skin but isn’t restrictive. Very comfortable and flattering,” wrote one reviewer.
“These leggings are wonderful! They are soft, stay in place, and support you where and when you need it. I use them for dance cardio, yoga, and body weight workouts, and have fallen in love. Definitely going to order another pair shortly!” wrote another.
Buy the Perform Legging here
The priciest option in the collection, the Unitard is a bit more of an out-there choice, but still a sleek and stylish activewear piece well-deserving of a spot in your closet. It features very 90s-esque skinny straps, a low-cut back, a scoop neck and the same leg shape as the best-selling Perform Legging. As with the other pieces, it has lightweight compression to support you through your workout.
Available in two colours – Bitter Chocolate and Black – it’s a bold, yet minimally designed statement piece to rock up to your next yoga class in. Or just to wear about the house, because it looks pretty damn comfortable.
Buy the Perform Unitard here
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All products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don’t play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale.