Looking good at the gym is no easy task. But if it means feeling that tiny bit stronger, it's kind of worth putting in the extra effort. Athleisure has exploded in recent years so that today, we truly have more brands than we can count to thank for helping us in our pursuits of health and fitness. We share just a handful of the fashion-inspired activewear labels we look to whenever we need an extra push in achieving our fitness goals.
Designed with luxury principals in mind, Koral has become a celeb favourite. Creating fashion-forward styles in high-quality fabrications, it's leggings and cropped tops are a must-have for every gym to brunch look.
Specialising in sustainable technical knitwear, Nagnata’s flattering and colourful styles have become the socially conscious answer for modern women seeking organic active wear.
3. Running Bare
A leader in their market for over 20 years, Running Bare was founded in Bondi and to this day, locally manufactures over 70% of their collections in Sydney. Their colourful and feminine pieces wear perfectly in the Australian woman’s routine and offer most styles in a wider range of sizes.
4. Ernest Leoty
Embracing the latest in technology and new fabrications, Ernest Leoty lays priority in creating beautiful styles with a Parisian sensibility. The result is elegant activewear that is tailored and refined, a dream come true for anyone searching for something a little more feminine.
5. The Upside
Famous for their flattering prints, The Upside offers easy to wear athleisure and swimwear for fashion-conscious fitness fanatics the world over. Having stockists internationally, it’s no wonder this Australian label has been spotted on runway regulars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jourdan Dun, Kim Kardashian and Karlie Kloss.
6. P.E Nation
The ultimate in streetwear meets sportswear, P.E Nation has grown to become one of Australia’s most sought-after athleisure brands. Having rapidly expanded into menswear, swimwear and denim it's the perfect sports-luxe injection for any wardrobe.
7. Calvin Klein
A master of the basics, Calvin Klein offers simple, well cut designs with a modern fashion edge. A no-brainer for the quick-paced seeking quality, runway-inspired style.
8. Tory Sport
Tory Sport (of American label, Tory Burch) focuses on designing modern and fun classics for the woman inspired by the elegance of athleticism. The collection is designed with specific sports in mind, including tennis, golf, running and studio work outs.
Although this classic Australian label may be your typical go-to for underwear, Bonds has your basic active wardrobe sorted too. Launching a fresh new colour palette every season, check it out if you're after a quick update.
10. Under Armour
Touting collaborations with actor Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky and ballerina Misty Copeland, there's little wonder why Under Armour has become a staple on the athleisure/activewear scene. For garments that transition effortlessly from coffee to yoga and shoes stylish enough to run between meetings or a marathon (see the UA HOVR Phantom SE), UA is your go-to.