Running is my favorite sport – until something doesn’t feel right. If my clothes don’t behave while I’m running and something rides up or causes chafing, I can’t run without being annoyed. If you’re curvy, like me, plus size running clothes are vital to your training. It’s important to find pieces that fit properly and can outlast years of washing. I always recommend trusted names that I love myself. I curated this list of plus size running clothes as a base reference. If you’re new to running, these are the pieces that are perfect to start your running wardrobe.
As a running Mom, I wear my running clothes all day – from errands to afternoon training runs. Style, functionality, durability and comfort were key to selecting this list.
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10 Plus Size Running Clothes for Curvy Women
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1- Running Tights That Stay Put – Nike One Women’s Plus Size Training Tights
Running tights are perfect for Fall and Winter running. I love that these are high rise, so they won’t roll as you run. They come in three different clothes, including classic black. Do you see that wide waistband? That’s what you want!
2- A Tank to Keep You Cool – Racerback Running Tank
Cotton is the worst to run in. You need a sweat wicking tank, like this one to truly keep you cool. The fabric will move with you and not stick to you as you run. The color block on this Lane Bryant tank is a nice touch too.
3- Shorts That Stay Put – Stretch Active Knee Short
I always chafe between my thighs if I’m not wearing long enough shorts. If you look for tight shorts that fall right above the knee, they won’t ride up as you run. Plus, the high waist and compression will also help keep the short in place.
4- A Piece Top to Layer With – Nike Long Sleeve Pullover ($50) Zappos
When the seasons change, you want to be prepared with layers. This half zip is perfect to keep you warm as your run starts. Then you can unzip the collar and undo the thumbholes as you warm up. Wear a tank underneath it, so you can remove it after a few miles.
5- A Basic Top – Nike Short Sleeve Workout Tee
You can’t live without a basic t-shirt in your running wardrobe. This one is sweat wicking and Nike is known for amazing durability through many washes.
6- A Lightweight Jacket to Protect Against the Elements – Nike Light Running Jacket
This jacket is wind repellent and water repellent. I love to keep a jacket on hand if there’s any possibility of rain for my training runs. It’s also a great layer post-race when you need to stay warm. Plus, it’s got reflective details.
7- Patterned Running Capri Pants – Lane Bryant Capri Pants
I’ll admit – I feel so fancy when I’ve got a cute pattern that I’m wearing! Don’t be afraid to add some pattern to your wardrobe. It’ll brighten your day and if you feel good, you’re bound to have a better workout. I promise that!
8- Basic Running Skort – Danskin Running Skort
This running skort has a 360 chafe resistant technology to help prevent any friction. These are perfect from running to the gym or getting the errands done. I would buy several of these and keep them in rotation. It’s awful to need something that’s in the wash and you’ll wear these all the time. Plus, they’re a STEAL!
9- High Performance Sports Bra – Amazon Brand Sports Bra
This is one of the most top rated plus size sports bras available on Amazon! Who doesn’t love shopping via Amazon too? It’s also a great option to let it peek out from your shirt. It’s too cute to hide.
10- A Summer Running Tank – Athleta Running Tank
If you haven’t tried Athleta yet, you’re going to love the quality. It’s a Gap brand that offers a full range of plus size clothing options. I love to have a racer back tank and a regular tank, so I can change it out with sports bras.