The cover of Women’s Running featured a plus-size model, Erica Schenk, on the cover of their August 2015 cover, and it was an awesome way to show that your size has nothing to do with your ability to run. However, plus size running clothes, including plus size running shorts and plus size running pants, can sometimes be difficult to find. Here are a few good options you might want to check out if you’re thinking of starting that Couch to 5K program, or even if you’re an experienced plus size runner!
Plus Size Running: Shorts
These plus size running shorts from Target are a rare find: *actually cute* plus size running shorts. They come in five colors, black and grey (of course), a grey with a coral trim, a cute blue print, and the pink one you see above. The gym might not be a fashion show, but it’s always fun to add some color to your workout! Available 1X-4X.
These plus size running shorts – they’re technically bike shorts but we won’t tell anyone! – are moisture-wicking and feature a snug fit. Available in sizes XL-6X, they can be paired with short or long tops.
These cute plus size running shorts are a slightly longer length and feature an extra gusset in the inner thigh to help guard against chafing. (If you’re looking for other chafing solutions – check here!) They’ve also got 50SPF sun protection built in. Available in sizes XL-6X.
These plus size running shorts feature built-in capri pants for a more modest look and to help with possible chafing issues. They’re available up to a 4X.
Plus Size Running: Pants
These basic black leggings are a perfectly simple pair of plus size running pants that also happen to be made of moisture-wicking QuikWik fabric.
These cotton/spandex capri leggings are designed specifically for a plus-size customer, and come in an array of fun colors and prints to make your run as fun as you are. Available in sizes 1X-6X.
These 3/4 length leggings are 97% cotton and 3% spandex, for just the right amount of stretch. If you like a close-fitting legging during your run, these are for you! Available up to a size 26, though based on the image the company uses for these pants you wouldn’t know that they’re plus size running clothes!
Plus-size running clothes are hard to find – but a good running bra is even harder! Whether you’ve got a large cup size or a small one, it’s hard to sift through the many options to find one that will work for you.
This plus size sports bra comes in a wide range of sizes, with band sizes 38-54 AND cup sizes B-G for EVERY band size! It’s available in six colors so you can mix it up a little bit, and the molded cups help keep you in place.
This simple sports bra is moisture-wicking and features a two-way stretch fabric to prevent it from riding up or shifting too much. Available in band sizes 34-48, cup sizes B-G.
This double-layer plus size running bra features an additional panel on the outside of the bra that you can adjust for extra support. It’s available from a 34B to a 48G (and is available in H cups for some band sizes).
This two-tone plus size sports bra from Fullbeauty Sport is intended for medium-impact activities, so if you have a larger cup size, this might not be sufficient for you. However, it’s available in a wide size range, from 38B to 54G and everything in between.
This long sport tank features an inner shelf bra for an added layer of support, and has a fitted, but not overly tight fit to make sure the top doesn’t shift too much while you’re being active. Available up to a 6X.