There’s nothing quite like a cute workout outfit to incentivize ourselves to get moving, whether we’re hitting the gym or finishing a lengthy checklist of errands. And with Amazon’s Prime Day fast approaching (it officially starts on July 12 and July 13, and certain early sales have already kicked off!), we know you’re likely gearing up to make the most of the e-retailer’s tantalizing deals.
From playful sets to flirty tennis skirts and functional base layers, we scoured Amazon for the best (and cutest) workout clothes. Ahead, your ultimate guide to affordable Amazon activewear finds under $40 that boast a quality that feels thrice the price.
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Seamless Sports Bra and Shorts Set
Available in 17 colors and prints, this sports bra and biker shorts set is thick, doesn’t bunch up, and will make you look and feel great. One reviewer confirms: “I love this set, it’s so thick and compresses the tummy area. Squat proof and comfy. Even my ex contacted me after posting this on my story.”
Criss-Cross Back Padded Sports Bra
This workout tank with a built-in bra and elegant twist detailing at the back will transform your athleisure game. A reviewer explains just how versatile this top is, “The coverage is great and I can wear it to sleep without my girls falling out of it, to my Turbo Kick class, and to play volleyball and feel fully supported. It is also surprisingly stretchy, enough that I can pull it up or down to nurse my baby.” Enough said.
Ribbed Sports Bra and Shorts Set
This seamless bra and shorts set come in eight sophisticated shades with a ribbed detail that gives way to just enough elasticity so it remains ridiculously comfortable while keeping you supported. A reviewer shares, “It fits perfectly. It looked like I was photoshopped in real life. The top has padding in it so it will shape you and push you up and the bottoms are very secure and will suck you in.”
Ribbed Sports Bra and Leggings Set
Why sacrifice style for functionality when you can have both? This ribbed one-shoulder sports bra and leggings set comes in eight playful colorways and is sure to keep you comfortable and supported. One reviewer gushes, “Super high quality and definitely squat-proof. I wore this through a 50-minute cardio Pilates class and it stayed in place the entire time.”
Leggings and Sports Crop Top Set
If you’re in the market for a set that does it all, look no further. This crop top can double as a sports bra—the leggings feature an ultra-high waist so you’re comfortable, and you’re bound to find a color (or two, or three) that you love among the 17 options. A reviewer confirms: “The material is buttery soft and I don’t have to keep pulling my pants up. […] I felt comfortable and able to do all movements throughout my workouts.”
Looking for a no-frills legging that is unbelievably soft? These 7/8 ankle leggings come in no less than 29 prints and shades. One reviewer explains, “These are the answer. They are still extremely comfortable and buttery soft, and I can wear these all day. The color is completely matte with no reflection or sheen. The V-yoke seam on the back is very flattering and the waist tapers in. Squat-proof with dark and light underclothes!”
Ribbed Leggings and Sports Bra Set
With full back coverage and a playful neckline, this seamless ribbed sports bra and legging set comes in 11 shades. One reviewer raves, “Such good quality for the low price. I want it in every color. Especially the top omg talk about tata lift!”
Maybe you’ve spotted these on TikTok, or maybe you haven’t, but we’re here to tell you: Get these shorts (they come in 10 different colors!). The flowy exterior is layered with fitted shorts underneath for a feminine skort effect, which we obviously love.
Biker Shorts with Pockets
With over 13,000 reviews, these Amazon-favorite biker shorts come in 24 prints and colors and will carry you from your morning yoga class to every errand you could possibly need to run. The best part? Two words: deep pockets.
Many of the 33 color options here come with a three-piece set: bike shorts, a short-sleeve crop top, and a spaghetti strap sports bra. One customer dubbed the set “an absolute must-get,” saying, “This set is unbelievably comfortable, stretchy, and hugs your body in the best places.”
High Neck Longline Sports Bra
Elevate your leggings look with this high-neck top that features a built-in sports bra. Available in 10 sophisticated colors, this active top is great for a workout just as much as it is for going out.
In the market for a top that is just as stylish in or out of the gym? One reviewer shares, “The fabric is so soft, stretchy, and opaque yet sleek enough where it won’t pill. The fabric hugs me in and doesn’t gape at my waist. There is a lot of structure to the top which aids in providing medium support and functionality to the top even without adjustable straps.”
Quick-Dry Running Shorts with Pockets
Let one reviewer explain it all to you: “These shorts are perfect for running! They stayed in place the whole time.” They feature pockets, too—need we say more?
Looking for a perky lift while keeping everything in? This flattering tank will carry you through your workout in style. Take it from this reviewer, “This bra feels very well made and has a buttery soft feel. There is no digging and no side boob or underarm fat spillage for me. This makes my boobs sit way up and say hello!”
Looking for the ideal cropped tank? Look no further—this elegant padded high-high top looks as stunning for a day out as it does in the gym. Plus, reviewers confirm how ridiculously comfortable and flattering it is. Case in point: “I could easily own every color they make, wear one every day and replace my actual bras. They are that comfortable!”
7/8 Leggings with Pockets
For a durable pair of ankle leggings that are sure to flatter you from every angle, we think we’ve found a winner. One of the 40,000 reviewers shares, “This pair in particular was far better for me personally than its ‘buttery soft’ counterparts. I’ve had six kids, so I have mama fluff and prefer athletic pants with more waist support. These stay tight and in place all day and help flatten my tummy.” Not to mention these also feature deep pockets so you can go hands-free (the way to be).
Available in 10 prints and colors, this sports bra with a statement-making back is a showstopper for low-impact workouts.
Already have a favorite sports bra? Throw on one of these ribbed tanks that come in a pack of four in various colors. They don’t call it athleisure for no reason—one of 29,000 reviewers shares how amazing it is for anything else: “Something to sleep in or wear under a sweater.”
One of the 42,000 reviewers gloats, “Good support but not flattening. It’s super flattering and a perfect length for anything high-waisted.” All true.
Crop Top Bra and Shorts Set
Need a mood boost? Look no further than this fun, flattering sports bra and shorts set. Coming in 13 vibrant colorways, this thick set holds you and features adjustable straps to fit you the way you like it.
Thick High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets
We came for the cropped ankle length, but we stayed for the customer photos of full-size wine bottles that fit comfortably in the pockets. The reviews on these leggings are beyond entertaining—seriously, go check them out. Take this one, for example: “HOLY CRAP!! I bought these after seeing my friend wearing a similar pair… But little did I know the heaven that would grace my butt when I put these on… As you can see in the picture that’s a full-size bottle of rosé in my pocket, and trust me when I tell you I could run from the police in these things and trust that my precious pink (I’m referring to the rosé…) is just as safe and secure as my kids once were in their baby carriers.”
Longline Drawstring Sports Bra
If we’re being totally honest, sometimes we love a sports bra, and other times we just aren’t in the mood. Adjust this top’s length to your liking with the sweet scrunched front detailing that adds the right touch of femininity.
Dresses have always had a way of eliminating the question of “what to wear?” This workout style leaves you looking as polished as ever, plus it features built-in compression shorts and a mesh back panel.
Pleated Tennis Skirt with Pocket
May we present to you: the ultimate tennis skort. The retro pleated design makes it easy to wear on the courts or out on the street. The wide waistband is shockingly stretchy, so it’ll never dig into you. And we saved the best for last: there is a dedicated pocket for your phone sewn onto the fitted shorts underneath.
Printed Biker Shorts with Pockets
Who said activewear had to be boring? Check out these printed biker shorts that come in six fun prints. A reviewer shares: “Despite the soft and stretchable material of these shorts, the pockets are decently sized, as I can fit my credit card and phone (iPhone 11 Pro Max) in one pocket just fine. The high-waist feature is nice too.”
Drawstring Joggers with Pockets
These joggers are the clean, streamlined pair you can take from your couch to the street. As one reviewer puts it, “So comfortable, no itchiness, nothing irritating while wearing. The crotch is a perfect length.”
With almost 50,000 reviews, these racerback sports bras will tame your girls for a comfortable, fuss-free workout. One reviewer confirms, “I’m a DDD and have a hard time finding sports bras that aren’t too large on my petite frame. Not the case with these bras! The material is durable yet stretchy. I feel contained.”
Long Sleeve Open Back Athletic Shirt
Whether you’re layering with cute crop for added warmth in the winter, or you’re not quite ready to bare it all in just a sports bra at the gym, long-sleeve workout tops are an underrated choice. And the reviews are flooded with comments about how flattering this particular one is on all body types. “The shirt is true to size and very stretchy, I ordered an XL for reference. I’m also ordering two more after I write this!”
Women’s Seamless Sports Bra
Less than $15 for Puma? Go off, Amazon. Customers love the thick band, comfort, and look of this bra. “I’m always looking for sports bra with a little lift that could be worn out without anything on top of it, and this is the best one I’ve ever found. It’s comfy and supportive without being super restrictive.”
Printed Leggings with Pockets
It’s always more fun with a print. Browse the 23 styles of pocketed leggings and you’re sure to find a pair to fall in love with. A reviewer confirms, “These are by far the most soft and flexible fitness leggings I’ve ever owned!”
Athletic Biker Shorts for Women – 5-Pack
You can drop your squats low without having to worry about these shorts being see-through. Sold in packs of five (!), these longer biker shorts are an alternative to super short pairs. One happy customer said, “They do not roll down my chubby tummy, they don’t creep up or squeeze my thighs, they fit and feel so great!”Pro tip: they also look really cute styled as streetwear.
This tank top is a number one best-seller in women’s activewear and has almost 5,000 five-star reviews lauding how breathable and moisture-wicking it is. For anyone who exercises outdoors, it also provides UV protection.
Printed High Waisted Leggings
If statement prints are more your thing, these high waisted leggings come in 35 colors and patterns. A reviewer gushes, “So soft like butter, like a velvet feel.”
Pleated Tennis Skirts with Pockets
This skort is the best of both worlds, with a flat front and pleated back to flatter you from every angle. There’s a zippered pocket so you can ensure your keys are secure in addition to deeper pockets on the undershorts.
Active Skort with Pockets
Need to switch up your workout look? Try channeling Clueless. This flirty active skort comes in 16 different playful prints and colors. Cher would definitely approve.
Women’s Athletic Shorts
Shorts that you can wear everywhere (including to sleep) are one of life’s simple pleasures. Customers like sporting these to the gym and the grocery store equally. “Being plus-size I’m always hesitant to order clothes online, but these shorts are amazing! So buttery soft and stretchy. I will definitely be ordering more.”
Tennis Golf Skort with Pockets
It doesn’t get more flattering than this active skort. With a fitted waist and flirty pleated A-line skirt, it hugs all the right places. The undershorts pocket is so deep it can hold your phone, or perhaps more aptly, tennis balls.
Haven’t you heard? The early aughts are back, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Top off your workout look or just lounge around in style with this machine-washable velour set.
Joggers and leggings are both top-tier pant styles in their own right—separately. So the idea of putting them together into one hybrid pant? Well that’s, as one reviewer so aptly described, “one of the best combos since PB&J.” The customer went on to write, “The style is perfect and the comfort level is too! I work with animals all day so not only is comfort an issue, so is durability, flexibility, and style. These pants meet every single one! Plus they almost repel fur!”
2 Pack Thermal Compression Shirts
As one reviewer raves, “These tops are fabulous. They hug the skin (stretchy) and keep you warm. I can pull a shirt over (or pants) easily because of the smooth sheen. These are perfect for layering. It’s like a thick, second skin. These sets are a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe, and the price can’t be beaten.”
This cozy fleece-lined half-zip makes for a great over or under layer that’ll actually keep you warm. What’s more, there are zippered kangaroo pockets to keep you hands- and fuss-free.
Workout Dress with Built-in Bra & Shorts
Exercise dresses—why didn’t someone think of this sooner? Available in 27 different colors, this flattering style can take you everywhere—from workouts and errands to Hinge dates. Just ask any of the thousands of Amazon reviewers who have fallen in love with the style. “Seriously the best clothing item I’ve ever bought off Amazon!” writes one. Psst, pockets are included.
You can never have too many basic tank tops, especially as temperatures start to rise. Customers love how lightweight this tank is, and it’s also highly reviewed for its moisture-wicking capabilities. Plus, it’s available in sizes up to 4XL.
Anyone who’s participated in a group workout class will understand the woes of sporting an oversized T-shirt. All it takes is one downward dog for your shirt to get all bunched up in your face, completely exposing your mid-section. Not only does a leotard eliminate that problem, but it also makes it a whole lot easier to select your gym attire. One and done!
These Under Armour shorts are Amazon’s top best-seller for all women’s activewear. (That means these shorts have beat out a lot of other workout gear. )With almost 18,000 reviews, they’ve been put through the ringer by plenty of other tough critics. “I have purchased MANY pairs of athletic shorts over the years. By far, these are my favorite,” summarizes one happy customer.
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