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5 Places to Find Cute, Cheap Workout Clothes

Having killer workout gear can help motivate you to stick with a routine, but that doesn't mean you have to invest in an all-Lululemon wardrobe. If you're looking for activewear that's cute, cheap, and somewhere in between a ratty old t-shirt and whole-paycheck performance wear, here are five inexpensive options.

Old Navy: The retailer known for cheap basics has an activewear line that also lays the foundation for your workout wardrobe. Old Navy workout clothes include colorful tanks and tees and basic black leggings and capris, all in material that's made for fitness, like compression fit and moisture-wicking material.
We like: Fold-Over Yoga Pants ($20)

Target: Target's C9 by Champion collection is one of my favorite low-cost options for many reasons. The simple staples are comfortable and made of a sweat-wicking cotton blend that never feels too tight, and the cuts, while looser, always look flattering. Not only that, but all the basics come in a wide range of colors — perfect for stocking up.
We like: C9 by Champion Power Workout Tee ($10)


Keep reading for more affordable workout clothes options after the break.

Forever 21: Neon sports bras, layering tanks, and hot-yoga shorts, all for around $10 — there are deals to be had with Forever 21's activewear line. As with other offerings on this list, don't expect extra details like pockets for keys and cards, but Forever 21's line does include lined sports bras, jackets with zippered pockets, and mesh detailing for extra breathability.
We like: Neon Racerback Sports Bra ($9)

Walmart: The low-cost retailer carries a cheaper line of Danskin activewear, with cuts that range from figure-conscious to comfy and loose. The Danskin collection includes a line of tanks, tees, leggings, and pants made with the sweat-wicking material.
We like: Danskin Now Dri-More Leggings ($8)

Russell Athletics: The pieces in Russell Athletics' new women's line are cut to fit a little looser, but attention is paid to keeping the fit flattering, and the wicking fabric ensures you stay sweat-free while you exercise. Prices run a little bit higher than other brands on this list: from around $15 for a basic tee to around $35 for more performance-built pieces.
We like: Mid-Support Racerback Tank ($38).

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Spin4Health Spin4Health 4 years
I definitely \u00a0agree - especially with Target, Forever 21, and Old Navy! I actually like my Champion Sports Bra from Target better than the ones I tried on at LuLu. Target also has great tank tops! \u00a0And, I just discovered Old Navy's tank tops are also \u00a0great for working out. In addition, Forever 21 has great work out leggings (just below the knee length) which fit just as nicely as my expensive LuLu ones - and they keep their shape post-workout too!
SaraNoH SaraNoH 5 years
Re-sell stores can also be great, especially for shorts and bottoms. Ross is always my go-to if I'm looking for something.
KeLynns KeLynns 5 years
JC Penny, too - I bought my favorite "little black fitness pants" there.
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 5 years
I adore the C9 line at Target. It feels great and the styles are super cute. I hadn't thought of Forever 21 or Old Navy though. I will check them out.
BloominGorgeous BloominGorgeous 5 years
Yeah, TJ Maxx is great for getting really good brands at low prices. That's where I get almost all my workout gear. You can get really good deals on good training shoes as well.
KarKarB24 KarKarB24 5 years
I totally need to update my workout wardrobe, thanks for the tips on where to go!
glitterandgold glitterandgold 5 years
I love marshalls and ross for workout stuff. But I also love lululemon...can't deny my love for it
lizzieLouLou lizzieLouLou 5 years
tjmaxx and marshalls have name brand stuff for 1/3 of the price... nike running capris. $16.99. yes, please.
Pursy Pursy 5 years
Yep--Target sports bras and Old Navy yoga pants for me. Thanks for the heads up on Forever 21. 
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