The Best Activewear For Each Workout

Whether you’ve got a wardrobe full of activewear or a couple of sports bras and tights on high rotation, you’ll know that having the right gear makes getting your sweat on that little bit easier.

What women’s activewear you choose comes down to your workout of choice, personal taste, style and what you feel most comfortable in. There are a few essentials required for almost any workout, like a good sports bra and comfortable shoes. After that, what you choose to wear is completely up to your own personal style. When styling a great outfit to wear to the gym, it’s important to feel comfortable. Let’s face it, if you’re not comfortable it can be hard to keep moving! 

If you’re starting a new activity or joining the gym for the first time, it can be difficult to know the right items to buy. But fear not, dk active has you covered. Our range of womens activewear is convenient, comfortable and cute. We’re talking leggings that don’t slide down, shorts that don’t ride up and crops that are supportive. We’ve compiled some helpful styling suggestions based on your favourite workout.


Easy moving women’s activewear for yoga


Comfort and manoeuvrability is key for any yoga practice. The last thing you want is leggings that dig into your tummy or a too tight top that restricts movement. Your best picks are well fitted, comfortable tights that offer ultra breathability and stretch technology. For additional support and to keep your mid section covered, you’ll want high waisted tights that keep you supported throughout your practice. Look for a medium impact sports bra that provides adequate support. A stretchy but loose fitting tank allows you to reach and bend in all directions without restriction and a longer sleeve t-shirt offers an extra layer for slower practices to stop you getting cold. 


Comfortable alignment for pilates


Pilates is all about alignment and form, so it’s best to choose workout clothing that's stretchy but not baggy so that your instructor can see the alignment of your bones and engagement of muscles. Clothing with seams and stitching that follow the center line and sidelines of your body can also help you assess your alignment and symmetry during class. For exercises that involve more dynamic movement, a supportive sports bra with good coverage will keep everything in place. Our breathable material and moisture wicking materials are perfect for resistance based workouts such as Pilates.


Lightweight and breathable fabrics for HIIT


HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is a sure fire way to get you sweating. Involving low to moderate intensity exercises, alternated with high intensity exercises, this workout requires activewear that wicks away moisture, leaving you feeling cool and comfortable. Look for words like ‘moisture wicking’ on the label and a good sports bra designed for high impact activities. 


Support and freedom for weightlifting


When you’re lifting weights you want to have complete freedom of movement to keep you safe and so you can get the most of your workout. Look for tights with mesh panelling for ultimate breathability and loose fitting t-shirts that allow you to move through the motions without restricting your form.


The best fabrics for women’s activewear


One of the fundamental aspects of your women’s activewear wardrobe is selecting clothing that gives you support and lets your body breathe. We use a wide range of materials to suit every workout and every body type including stretch technology and moisture wicking fabrics that allow you to stay super dry throughout a high intensity workout. The compression element of our Muscle Support fabric reduces lactic acid build-up during intense activity and we offer natural fibres with UV protection that allow your skin to breathe and stay protected during outdoor workouts. 

At dk active we care about our impact on the environment and so we ensure that we use fabrics that are organic and environmentally friendly. Our women’s sustainable activewear is made from high performance materials that helps you to exercise in comfort with less of an impact on the environment. Passionate about sustainability, our Recycled Nylon activewear range uses regenerated nylon waste taken from landfill and ocean waste. 

In general, keep in mind that you don't want any clothing that gets in the way of your activity. Our core product range offers a variety of styles, perfect for any style of workout. Offering you support, comfort and everyday essentials, this collection is suited for any workout in any weather. 


Activewear for every season


If you exercise outdoors or play seasonal sports, you need a wardrobe of women’s activewear that can adapt to the change in seasons. Here are a few tips on how to dress for outdoor exercise:

  • Hot weather — During warm summer months, be sure to choose fabrics that allow your skin to breathe and stay sweat free. Dress in clothes that are cool and comfortable, and allow you to move freely.
  • Cold weather — When it's very cold outside, you'll need to dress warmly, but stick to layers that you can remove. Keep sweat-wicking clothing on your inner layer and put an insulating layer on top of that. Always cover your head, ears and hands to protect them from the cold.
  • Wet or windy weather — Nothing can ruin an outdoor workout faster than getting soaked in the rain or caught in a strong wind. Wear an outer layer that protects your skin from the elements.

Just remember that no matter what the temperature, you're still likely to work up a sweat during a workout. Keep yourself as comfortable as possible with clothing designed for heavy exercise that keeps moisture away from the skin. 


Enjoy your workout with women’s activewear from dk active 


Having the right women’s activewear makes all the difference. It reduces a number of unnecessary challenges like run rash, sweat spots and heat-trapping so that you can focus on the task at hand. Great women’s activewear allows you to push a little further and perform a little better. Explore the range of women’s activewear from dk active for clothing that allows you to move and enjoy your workout experience.