I’ve been going on and on about yoga pants but when I showed up at yoga the other day after a several year hiatus, everyone’s in tights! I get it, tights feel even better than being naked. Maybe that’s why I’m shy to wear them in public. Anyhow, they are so much more comfortable for exercise and leisure, with no extra fabric to get in the way or or wide legs that ride up. So I’ve embraced the tights and with the right shirts, have been hitting the gym in them.
Basically what to look for is something with extra length. Ideally to cover the butt at the back and hide any possible camel toe at the front. While activewear tops have that excellent wicking capabilities, these manmade fabric can get smelly with sweat so get multiple wears out of a top by choosing a tank top. Also, don’t limit yourself to sport specific clothing. Anything cotton will work plus there are usually cuter options (like #2 below).
Here are my favorite plus size workout tops to wear with tights.
- Lane Bryant Striped Layered Tank
- Torrid Striped Hi-Lo Tank Top
- Nike ‘Miler’ Short Sleeve Tee
- Old Navy Active GoDRY Graphic Tanks