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ERICREH Posts: 2,345
10/20/14 11:26 A

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I'll go along with Champion C9, always buy them at Target. I feel more comfortable in clothes trhat are a little loose fitting.



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10/19/14 9:11 P

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I also like the C9 (Champion) workout gear from Target.

I think that the XXL size fit me when I weighed about 280.

Baggy sweatpants and oversized tees look awful no matter what your size--get something comfy that FITS.

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10/13/14 1:37 P

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My favorite plus size workout pants are the wide leg cropped yoga pants from Old Navy. I size down when I buy them. They are on sale right now for $16.



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10/13/14 3:39 A

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Comfort should be the topmost priority after that comes fashion and support. I always wear bike short or workout pants with sports for workouts.




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6/4/14 5:46 P

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I wear sweat pants



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6/4/14 9:38 A

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I usually wear a pair of longer shorts and a tank top or t-shirt, or I wear a pair of danskin snug capri's and a tank top or t-shirt... I'm focused on the exercise, not what I look like. I just wear what's comfortable.

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6/3/14 9:44 P

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I wear stretchy capris and a tank top for my workouts.

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6/3/14 9:25 P

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Thanks for all of the suggestions. I will check these out to see if I can find something that is flattering.



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6/3/14 7:00 P

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Regarding gym attire... avoid wearing those cut out stretchy tank tops. Only the extremely thin and underweight gals look good in them. Hanging out muffin tops are not flattering.

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6/3/14 4:37 P

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I usually wear shorts and tops. I have had the same workout clothes for years and they are still in pretty good shape, I prefer to wear loose fitting clothes so I can be comfortable while I am exercising.


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6/3/14 1:43 P

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I've tried Kohls, but as of now, I've never had an article of clothing from Kohl's be long enough either in pants or shirts so I don't bother even looking there now. I do like Old Navy, but the downside is that plus size can only be ordered and returned online.
Lane Bryant is extremely expensive for what you get, although sometimes their clearance stuff is a good deal. Walmart is hit or miss in plus size clothes, but when it's there it's a good deal. Target is good for people who wear 16/18 or smaller. Sadly, most of my favorite workout clothes came from Fashion Bug, which is gone now.
I think it depends on what you're looking for too. For example, because of spine issues I can't wear anything that has compression, so I need regular knit clothes. Most places tend to carry compression clothes now, which does make it harder for me to find what I'm looking for.

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6/3/14 11:43 A

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I love Old Navy workout clothes! Especially when you can get stuff on sale.

Also love the Essential Bodywear sports bra...I'm a 40H while breastfeeding and the bra keeps the girls strapped in tight! lol



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6/3/14 11:03 A

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I had the same problem when I started working out. I got everything at Kohls, but tried on everything before I bought. I started at a 16/18, which was XL tops and bottoms, the tops were always a little too tight. At home, I wear large mens shirts, but I found out you can't wear those at the gym since it gapes open at the top when you bend down. Also for shorts, I found the womens to be too short, so I either buy capris or I will go to the mens section and get mens shorts, they are much longer.



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6/3/14 10:10 A

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I really love Old Navy's workout clothes. The XXL and XL sizes have worked for me. I've bought several bottoms, tops and a jacket - all fit very comfortably and I got them at a great price (one of their big sale weekends).

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6/3/14 2:19 A

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I like the Costco workout clothes they are very comfy some of the tops are plain but they are that great sweat wicking material the brand is Kirkland

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6/3/14 12:08 A

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6/2/14 6:02 P

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I like the Danskin bottoms, they come in many styles, but not the tops. The tops seem to fit a bit to snug even in a 3X emoticon . You can get them at any WalMart. I do also like the compression bottoms from Old Navy.

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6/2/14 5:22 P

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Thanks everyone. I will check some of these out and see if I can find something a little more flattering.



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6/2/14 4:06 P

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I have been buying the Champion stuff at Target since I started really exercising (probably around 250 pounds). I was in the XXL for sports bras and yoga pants. Tank tops I would get at Old Navy. For me, I had a hard time wearing loose clothing because I felt like it was getting in the way. I certainly didn't like how I looked in the tight workout clothes but they *felt* better to me. I am still wearing the Target stuff, but I finally went down to XL and even L!

The only thing I would like, but can't afford, is a better sports bra. Being a DDD when I started (and a D now) has made it painful to run or do anything bouncy. And if I see my reflection in the mirror at the gym.... Oh boy. lol not pretty.



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6/2/14 4:05 P

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It may be counterintuitive but you'll look better in clothes that fit. I got some good things at Kohls and I hear that Old Navy is good too.

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6/2/14 3:53 P

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A lot of my workout clothes come from Old Navy. I'm a size 16/18 and very large chested and the XL pants and XXL tops fit me well. They also have plus sizes online and there are a lot of options (they're having a sale right now, actually). Lane Bryant also has a nice collection of activewear, but it's too pricey for me.

I do, however, like the compression pants, which do seem a bit snug, but I find them very comfortable for working out and they seem to shape your legs. I often wear a slightly looser top. But, like I said, there are a number of options for different cuts on the pants and tops. For me, wearing nice looking gym clothes that make me look put together is actually quite motivating.

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6/2/14 3:02 P

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Hi! I was about the same weight as you when I began to work out. Was somewhat sad those cute workout clothes didn't come in my size (3X) and if I did find a plus size the "athletic fit" was to snug to exercise in! Perhaps manufactures don't believe in us big girls working out because we are Not Already thin and fit! Same as you, Baggy knit shorts/sweats and top. I Did however promise myself cute workout set as a Reward when I become thin enough to fit in one!

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6/2/14 2:54 P

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I wear a large t-shirt and black semi-fitted Champion capri pants. Got flabby arms, but I don't
care...can't wear long sleeves in a gym.

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6/2/14 2:23 P

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What do you wear to work out in? I typically wear a very baggy t-shirt and sweats. I am not happy with my body yet. I have lost 20 lbs and 5 inches in my waist. I want to buy some work out clothes but I do not want something that shows every nook and cranny. Any suggestions?



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