5 Cute Outfits To Wear To The Gym That Don’t Involve Crop Tops

In a time when athleisure has taken over casual fashion, it’s important to look good at the gym. The primary focus may be your actual workout, but you can still look cute while crushing your fitness goals!

By Alyssa Vandermeulen2 min read
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But if you’re tired of your go-to crop tops or just want to bare less skin while working out, there are many other options that are just as cute and breathable for your next gym session. There is no reason to layer up for added coverage when working out. The best outfits to wear to the gym are simple and comfortable, while also on trend!

Here are five cute outfits to wear to the gym that don’t involve crop tops: 

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Tank Tops 

Rather than only wearing a sports bra to the gym, add a lightweight and breathable tank top over your bra for added support and coverage. Tank tops are an easy basic you likely have in your closet already, and look great with biker shorts, leggings, or running shorts. 

If you need to refresh your gym outfit drawer, the Lululemon Align top is overwhelmingly popular among fitness enthusiasts and hot girl walkers, and is available in a full-length style. For something a little more versatile, the Classic Fit tank is a bit flowy, perfect for pilates and hot yoga sessions. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Essential Ribbed Tank Bodysuit, $29
lululemon Classic-Fit Cotton-Blend Tank Top, $48

Knotted Tee

Rather than a cropped shirt or tank top, a classic t-shirt can also be styled for a cute gym outfit. Comfortable and moisture-wicking fabrics like polyester or cotton are perfect for your workout of choice, and solid color shirts will match with a variety of different colors of shorts or leggings. 

One simple way to spice up a tee is to add a simple knot, which allows you to customize the desired length of your shirt while also showing off some of your figure! This small detail takes less than 30 seconds to do and gives you a whole new collection of shirts!

Athleta Cloudlight Stratus Tee, $54
lululemon All Yours Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $58-$64

Activewear Dresses

Activewear dresses have become a popular item of clothing this year, with built-in shorts and various colors and lengths. An easy grab for early morning workouts, the activewear dress is made of soft, stretchy nylon and is comfortable and breathable all day! Pair one of these dresses with a cute pair of sneakers and your hair in a deep conditioning bun, and this dress can easily go from the gym to brunch afterward with the girls!

Abercrombie & Fitch Traveler Mini Dress, $69
Old Navy PowerSoft Sleeveless Shelf-Bra Support Dress, $55

Biker Shorts and Oversized Shirts

An outfit you will wear to the gym and also while running errands is the biker shorts and oversized tee combination. Comfortable, versatile, and cute, biker shorts are great for warmer weather and longer workouts, and an oversized tee provides the ideal amount of coverage. Don’t be afraid to try a monochrome look with your activewear or play off the colors of your sneakers! A baseball cap and belt bag are perfect accessories! 

Old Navy High-Waisted PowerSoft Side-Pocket Biker Shorts, $27
H&M Oversized T-Shirt, $13
Nike Quarter Zip Pullover, $65

Tennis Skirts

Another fashion comeback of this year is the tennis skirt. Intended for running, cycling, and well, tennis, the tennis skirt can be styled for on and off the court. A combination of fitness and preppy fashion, the tennis skirt can be paired with a matching top, a sweater for colder days, or a tee tucked into the waistband. A neutral color skirt like black or white will match with all the workout tops in your arsenal, while a pop of color (soft pink…heart eyes!) will bring an appropriate amount of femininity to your next gym session. 

Athleta Levitate Skort, $69
lululemon Court Rival Perforated High-Rise Skirt, $69

Closing Thoughts

Regardless of your fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to look cute at the gym, crop top or not. Sometimes all you need is a cute set to motivate you to go work out!

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