There’s no denying the motivational effect of stylish new workout clothes. Finding new boutique and trustworthy brands outside of household classics, however, can be a challenge. We've found the options that are worth the investment, from premium international sportswear brands to smaller independent boutiques with a sustainable edge. So, kiss your boring workout clothes goodbye, and say hello to our pick of the hottest activewear brands to wear this summer. Some of the brands are so chic you’d probably prefer to wear them hanging out with friends than working out, but they definitely make for some functional workout gear too. After all, who says you can’t look good while breaking a sweat?
Multi-brand platform Flow With Me was founded by yogi enthusiast Ji Won Maxted Yoon who wanted to source through trial-and-testing some of the best independent activewear brands out there. The family-run collection features high-quality, high-performance yoga, athleisure wear and accessories through a one-stop online shop. Each product is hand-picked for its efficiency and style, with bestsellers like the high waist leggings from Emily Hsu Designs, Onzie to the soft buttery flares from Indigo Luna. Discover all you need for an indoor or outdoor workout with all the accessories you need from international boutique brands.
Founded by professional athletes, Earned Athletic Apparel provides comfort and function for regular gym-goers. The newly-launched 'Keeping It Real', the New Collection By Tammi Robinson & Earned Athletic is an esteemed collection of products for high-impact exercise. With most products on the market catering to slender, smaller frames, the new line specifically serves HIIT ladies looking for something to fit their strong bodies. Female athletes typically find that yoga outfits don't last too long under the barbell, so Earned Athletic Apparel closes this gap and features the ideal solution to avoiding lat boob and durable activewear designed for heavy-duty lifting.
If you’re after functional sportswear that doesn’t compromise on style, then look no further than this popular London-bred activewear brand. The global and leading brand has been inspiring and empowering women for over twenty years worldwide and currently houses five stores in Hong Kong—with more on route. Sweaty Betty sells everything from sports bras and outerwear to swimwear and workout accessories, but it is famous worldwide for its extensive selection of high-performance leggings. Whatever the occasion—whether it’s for running, yoga or gymming—they have the perfect pair of leggings for it, and in a range of flattering cuts and funky patterns too. Not sure where to start? Click here to take Sweaty Betty’s very own Leggings Quiz to help you find your perfect pair.
For founder Becky Yeung, B.Y.O Active was born with the intent to celebrate the beauty in imperfection, through designs and customer care. The activewear brand designed for women offers functionality and style at an affordable price, with its collection spanning a simple collection of sports bras and chic leggings. Fitness junkies can indulge in the fine selection of easy-to-style garments worn anytime, anywhere. Each product is made with high-quality fabrics designed to deliver the perfect balance between functionality and fashion for the modern woman.
Show your true inner self in confidence with I AM BE REAL's activewear collection. The Hong Kong sportswear brand colours its pieces in pretty hues from candy pink to pretty lilac for a girly selection of functional gear. Yogis and gym-goers can shop for everything a woman needs to work out, including sports bras, tops, bottoms, jackets and accessories. The K Collection is a particular standout for style hunters—featuring an array of unique garments to conduct your work out in, like ribboned leggings to ballerina wrap cardigans for post-exercise lounging.
Simple and sophisticated, Everyday Rituéls is a daily reminder for life, a collection of images and quotes that represent a life surrounded by wellness. The Hong Kong-born activewear brand offers everyday outfit collections which can be worn day-in, day-out, from work to a night out. Designed with comfort at the forefront, the activewear apparel is your ideal solution to getting fit with cute outfit options. If you're not sure where to start, try out the Weekend Warrior collection, which includes highlights like the one-shoulder sports bra, power high-waisted leggings and super sculpt sports bra. Orders can be made via Instagram DM.