Athleisure Wear

9 Effortless Exercise Dresses for Every Budget

Kara Jillian Brown

Photo: Outdoor Voices / Nike / W+G Creative
Ever since Outdoor Voices dropped The Exercise Dress a few years back, the silhouette has dominated athleisure. Sports dresses were no longer just for golf and tennis players—they became a wardrobe staple for workouts, errands, and everything in between. While the OG OV version is rightfully iconic, it’s not the only exercise dress out there. Girlfriend Collective just released its version, and other brands like Columbia and Nike have stepped up their exercise dress game.

From V-necks to cross-backs, exercise dresses come in tons of different styles. Below, you’ll find nine exercise dresses in different cuts and price points to help you find the best fit for you and your wallet.

9 best exercise dresses for every budget

1. Outdoor Voices Athena Dress, $88

Outdoor Voices Athena Dress,

Inspired by its Athena Crop, Outdoor Voices just dropped its second exercise dress. It’s unlined allowing you to wear it as-is or layered. In some ways, with higher neckline, it feels a bit more formal than its predecessor—still sporty while passing for something you’d wear whether you’re planning to exercise or not. It also comes in navy, gray, and black.

Shop now: Outdoor Voices Athena Dress, $88

2. Jack Smith Golf Tennis Dress, $30

Jack Smith Golf Tennis Dress, best exercise dresses

Jack Smith’s white V-neck exercise dress comes with detached shorts giving you the option of wearing the dress with or without them. Pockets on the shorts are great for keeping your essentials within reach.

Shop now: Jack Smith Golf Tennis Dress, $30

3. Halara Bloom, Tank Back 2-in-1 Dress, $40

Harlara Bloom, Tank Back 2-in-1 Dress

With a built-in liner with shorts, this dress features a high neckline with thick straps. The skirt hikes up a bit at the sides, making for a cute and subtle scooped hem. It’s also available in navy.

Shop now: Halara Bloom, Tank Back 2-in-1 Dress, $40

4. Columbia Women’s PFG Freezer III Dress, $40

Columbia Women's PFG Freezer III Dress, best exercise dresses

This lightweight dress is made with sweat-wicking fabric, advanced cooling technology, and UPF 30 sun protection that helps block UVA and UVB rays. It does not come with shorts, allowing you to wear it alone or layer it over shorts of your choosing.

Shop now: Columbia Women’s PFG Freezer III Dress, $40

5. Halara In My Feels Everyday Dress Wannabe, $50

Harlara In My Feels Everyday Dress Wannabe,

Cross-back straps bring added support while also creating a dainty keyhole. This dress is made with a built-in liner with shorts. It’s also available in lilac, moss green, white, and black.

Shop now: Halara In My Feels Everyday Dress Wannabe, $50

6. Girlfriend Collective Undress, $78

Girlfriend Collective Undress, best exercise dresses

Complete with a high neckline and adjustable cross-back straps, this Girlfriend Collective’s Undress is perfect for any casual event. It features built-in shorts with a mesh pocket and has an inside elastic support band at the bust. It’s made from 90 percent recycled plastic bottles. It also comes in two shades of green, black, navy, periwinkle, and dark gray.

Shop now: Girlfriend Collective Undress, $78

 

7. Athleta Match Point Dress, $89

Athleta Match Point Dress, best exercise dresses

This super sporty dress from Athleta features a high neckline, pockets, and a mesh back. Layer it with your favorite bike shorts depending on what you’re doing. It also comes in white.

Shop now: Athleta Match Point Dress, $89

8. Nike Bliss Luxe, $90

Nike Bliss Luxe,

In a sea of A-line exercise dresses. Nike’s Bliss Luxe stands out. It’s fully lined with a built-in bodysuit and constructed with at least 50 percent recycled polyester fibers. It also comes in rust, bone, pink, black, and light sage.

Shop now: Nike Bliss Luxe, $90

9. Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress, $100

Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress, best exercise dresses

And of course, we couldn’t end without the dress that changed the game, The Exercise Dress from Outdoor Voices. It’s complete with a built-in shorts liner so you can move freely. The shorts also have a phone pocket. It’s also available in black, white, navy, snow leopard, red, and pink.

Shop now: Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress, $100

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