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Physical attraction: athleisure brands to love and live in

brands like Gymshark

Finding an activewear brand that meets all your needs is no easy feat; especially with so many different styles and fabrics on offer. So, when you do land on one that seems to tick all your boxes, it can be hard to find another that compares. Take for example, the hit UK-based activewear and lifestyle brand, Gymshark, that has taken the world by storm with its inclusive, diverse, flattering and comfortable designs. Celebrated for its use of high-quality and durable materials, we've gone on a search to find athleisure brands that are just as good for you to add to your rotation.

From performance-designed pieces, to brands that can you from the gym to brunch, here are nine activewear brands like Gymshark to love and live in.

Nimble

 

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Why you'll love them:

Much like Gymshark, Nimble, which is one of Australia's most popular sustainable activewear brands is a firm believer in celebrating and supporting all body types throughout its collection. The brand's easy-to-follow size chart ensures that you are able to select the right size for you, based on specific measurements and bra sizes. Nimble also categorises its pieces based on the type of activity you are doing, so you can shop based on the level support and comfort you desire. Aesthetically, you can expect to see a mix of unique shades and colours, mixed with eye-catching prints and designs.

Jasmine Alexa

 

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Why you'll love them:

The reason why activewear brand Jasmine Alexa should be in your wardrobe is due to its versatility. The Australian brand offers a variety of different pieces from full-length tights, to bike shorts and a crop top to suit your support needs. The biggest drawcard of all is that just like Gymshark, this brand offers pieces that can take you from the gym straight to coffee with the simple throw-over of a knitted jumper or silk shirt. Providing ultimate comfort for all day wear, Jasmine Alexa allows you to wear activewear all day without compromising on aesthetics.

The Upside

 

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Why you'll love them:

The Upside has become known for having some of the best high-waisted tights in the activewear game. The thick waistband design is both sturdy and flattering, which are two of the top criteria when searching for new gym tights. But if you prefer drawstring for comfort and ease, there's no shortage of styles in that space either. The brand's outerwear has also garnered huge popularity for its lightweight but warm designs.

NAGNATA

 

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Why you'll love them:

One thing that both Gymshark and NAGNATA have in common is the use of colour through their designs. If you're looking for activewear that is far from average, NAGNATA is the obvious choice. Also a sustainable brand, its products are made using organic cotton; which is not only better for the environment, but is also much more breathable than man-made fibres and materials. NAGNATA is also one of those brands that can be worn casually, or to workout in; making it ideal for all day wear.

LNDR

 

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Why you'll love them:

Like Gymshark, LNDR is another one of the UK-based activewear brands you need to have on your radar. Created around "the lifestyle we want to live, the products we want to wear, and the people we wanted to hang out with;" the brand certainly delivers on aesthetic. The more important thing, but, is that it holds up where function is concerned. Which, inevitably, it does. In the tights department, LNDR offers four material options – sculpting seamless, better-than-naked, peach perfect and plush supreme – so you can really choose your own adventure when it comes to style and fit. LNDR is made for performance and endurance.

Everlane

 

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Why you'll love them:

We have come to love Everlane for the brand's comfortable, stylish and timeless designs and the same characteristics apply to its activewear range. Much like Gymshark, Everlane is one of the many brands on this list that strike the balance between form and function – particularly with its new Perform range. The collection offers multiple different tops and bottoms across a range of five colours – made consciously with a blend of recycled nylon. The leggings are also highly functional, fitted with seamless pockets for your cards and keys when on the run.

MANOLA

 

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Why you'll love them:

MANOLA may not be as well known as some of these other brands, but once you have tried the brand's soft, ECONYL® REGENERATED NYLON pieces, it's hard to go back. Although their crop tops aren't as sturdy as some other brands, they're a great option for those looking for unique designs rather than significant support. The branding is also incredibly chic and will have everyone in the gym or studio wondering where your set is from.

Alo Yoga

 

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Why you'll love them:

Alo Yoga is a household name in the world of activewear and for good reason. Although the brand and Gymshark might not be alike where aesthetics are concerned, both brands' products are made using moisture-wicking and odour resistant materials, meaning you can workout for longer without the fear of discomfort. Alo Yoga also currently offers over 80 different crop top styles; whether you have a fuller bust or are after a more relaxed fit.

FADE

 

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Why you'll love them:

FADE is the Australian lifestyle-meets-activewear brand with an edge. The bran was created with the intention of creating pieces that were performance friendly, but could also compliment a woman's existing wardrobe. Think corset-like crop tops, bike shorts in trend-worthy shades and of course a grey marle jumper perfect for layering under a black blazer for casual office days.

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