What Should I Wear While Working Out?

Man and woman planking in workout clothing
Man and woman planking in workout clothing

What should you be wearing while working out?

I am going to warn you now. This post has links to a business I co-own (Three Penny Apparel). If you buy from it, yes, I get some of those profits. And yes, our company loves to help people find what they are looking for, so if you can’t find what you want, feel free to contact us!

Back to the point.

Have you ever walked into a gym and seen someone staring at themselves in the mirror? Or taking selfies more than actually working out?

If you are serious about working out, then you should be serious about your workout clothing.

No, I’m not talking about what is most fashionable or what will make you look the best. I’m talking about what is best for you AND your workout.

Keep it Comfortable

This is the number one thing you need to keep in mind when picking what you are going to wear.

I get it, we all want to look good. For some, if they look good, they feel good about themselves. There is nothing wrong with that. The problem comes in when they are wearing something they have to keep readjusting or can’t move in properly.

No matter what you pick, if you are not comfortable, you will not get the most out of your workout.

The Necessities

Sports Bras

Finding a regular bra to wear every day that fits you right can be hard enough. Discovering a sports bra that supports you the way you need it to can be equally as challenging.

Not to mention all the options!

Razorback, crisscross back, pullover, compression, front zip.


It’s no wonder most women aren’t wearing the right sports bra. It’s best to pick a bra that is made for high-impact sports.

Choosing this type is best to support the ladies, especially when your workout includes doing any with running or jumping.

Remember, keep it comfortable! You might have to try on several different types to find what is best for you and your bust but taking the time will make all the difference in your workout.

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Like I said, there are a LOT of options! Click on one if you would like to purchase it or see it closer.

T-Shirt/Tank Top/LongSleeve

When picking the top to wear, whatever you prefer to wear is fine. Whether you are working out indoors or outdoors can make a difference of what you choose.

The weather will also impact your decision. You aren’t going to wear a long sleeve or a sweatshirt when it’s 90 degrees and you’re running outside.

If you wanted to you could, but you would have a much higher risk of dehydration and passing out. So, remember to dress for the weather.

Whichever top you choose, keep in mind that fabrics that wick away moisture are best.

Cotton clothing absorbs moisture, so if you are doing an intense workout or sweat a lot, your shirt will feel wet and heavy most likely making you uncomfortable.

Gildan Tech Womens Performance V-Neck T-Shirt
Jerzees Sport Performance Short Sleeve T-Shirt

These are great, lightweight breathable shirts. Click on the picture to purchase it or go to our page Three Penny Apparel to find more options.


Again, what you pick is going to depend on what is comfortable for you and what conditions you are working out in.

No matter what you choose, be sure that you can move in it without having to readjust or feel constrained.

It might be a good idea to test it out at home before wearing it in public to ensure it works best for you.

The same principle for fabric applies to bottoms as it does to tops. Pick something light that wicks away moisture rather than absorbing it.

Boxercraft Ladies Novelty Velocity Running Shorts
Boxercraft Core Capris
Champion Poly Mesh Shorts
Badger Line Drive Baseball/Softball Pants

These are a few of the options our site has to offer. Remember to also pick what is going to be comfortable and work for you.


It is important to pick the right kind of shoes. You want to be sure that they fit properly and provide the proper support.

Also, consider they type of workout you are going to be doing. You wouldn’t wear a pair of boots to go for a run, would you? Of course not!

You want something that you will be able to move in and reduce the impact on your joints.

The same is true for workouts where you might be moving around a lot. Running shoes aren’t going to support you when you move laterally like cross-trainers would.

So, pick a shoe that are going to be best with the type of workout you’re doing.

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Both of these shoes can be found on Amazon and are great options for anyone.


The key is to keep it comfortable. If you can’t move in your workout gear or you aren’t happy with how it feels, you won’t get the most out of your workout.

Pick clothing that is going to support you in whatever exercise you choose.

Finally, select fabrics that will wick moisture away to help you stay dry and comfortable, rather than cotton which will absorb sweaty and weigh you down.

Now that you know what to wear, get out there and start working towards being a happy healthy strong you!

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Published by Amy

I have always had a strong passion for health and fitness, as well as helping others. So much so, that I went on to receive my Level 1 Precision Nutrition Certification. My goal is to help others feel at their best! I know it can be a struggle to reach your fitness goals, whether it is losing weight, getting in shape, or improving your overall health. I want to help you reach your goals and find what works best for you so you can stick to it! Let's work on making you Happy Healthy and Strong!

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