If you hadn't already subscribed to the athleisure aesthetic, we're willing to bet that, after the last year, you've come to not only accept it but wholeheartedly embrace it. Whether by way of joggers, leggings, hoodies, or bralettes, lounge and activewear have been at the top of the style agenda for 15 months and counting. You'll be pleased to hear that, even as restrictions begin to ease, it's not going anywhere. It's official: Comfortable clothing is here to stay, and we couldn't be happier about it.
That said, not all athleisure is created equal. We've been let down by enough cheap imitations in our time to know that some pieces are of a calibre all their own and worth spending a little extra on. Of all the activewear labels out there, none come up with designs that boast style, practicality, and quality quite like Sweaty Betty.
The Brit-born brand has been empowering women with its array of seriously chic garments for over two decades, commanding a following as loyal as they come. Known for bridging the gap between fashion and fitness, while utilising high-performance materials, the all-female design team has mastered the art of making beautiful, technical clothes. For exercise enthusiasts and relaxed dressers alike, donning Sweaty Betty is something to be proud of, and it doesn't take a fashion expert to see why.
With sculpted silhouettes, ultra-soft fabrications, and an incredibly pleasing colour palette, Sweaty Betty's workout and loungewear are considerably more elevated than your typical marl-grey joggers. With wardrobe staples sitting alongside more directional pieces, there's an athleisure look to suit everyone, and there's one edit that we're particularly impressed by.
Just this week, Sweaty Betty has launched its exclusive collaboration with Hollywood icon Halle Berry and her wellness brand, rē•spin. “I love Sweaty Betty because the product is made with technical, performance fabrics that look great. That’s what I need from my activewear: a cross between fit and fashion,” says Berry. Inspired by boxing and Japanese jiu-jitsu, the 22-piece collection is one of the sleekest we've seen in the activewear space, with many of the items—cue the Jinx Power Gym Leggings and the Sofia Training Rash Guard—heading straight to the top of our wish lists.
This prolific edit, combined with the brand's long-standing best sellers, most of which garner five-star reviews from customers, make Sweaty Betty's offering the most well-rounded on the high street. Scroll below to see the Sweaty Betty pieces our editors have handpicked just for you.
SHOP THE TOP-RATED, BEST-SELLING SWEATY BETTY BUYS: