Yes, like Kylie Lip Kits or Glossier Skin Tint (and their all-natural counterparts), leggings and sports bras are officially attracting their own cult followings, some pieces even selling out within hours of launch. (Exhibit A: Rihanna’s latest Puma collab.)
So which items are truly set to dominate this season—the ones you can expect to see everywhere, from Instagram to barre class to brunch at Two Hands? To find out, we turned to the style gurus at some of the most beloved and buzzed-about activewear brands, who gave us the inside scoop on their most popular new pieces. Apparently, you’ll be seeing a lot of bold stripes, chic neutral color palettes, and sexy cutouts this fall—runway designers, are you taking notes?
Although a few of these items are already out of stock (fingers crossed for second shipments!), some haven’t quite reached wait list status yet—so hurry up and get shopping!
Scroll down to see the 9 most coveted activewear pieces for fall 2016.
As you may recall, Tory Burch made headlines last spring for offering her Tory Sport fall ’16 pieces for sale instantly post-show—and these pants ended up selling out within 24 hours. Flash forward seven months, and they’re back in stock. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kendall Jenner, and Constance Jablonski have already been spotted wearing them, so I recommend scooping them up now before they sell out again. (They most definitely will.)
This partnership between runway designer Prabal Gurung and Bandier is one of the most exciting fitness fashion collaborations in a while (and it proves that activewear at Barneys-level prices has officially become a thing). But in this case the splurge is totally worth it, since Gurung brought back his fall ’12 kaleidoscope print seen ’round the world—including on Queen Bey herself.
Stylish Instagrammers—including Tash Oakley, Devin Brugman, and Arielle Charnas of Something Navy—have been longtime fans of Michi’s sexy-sweaty designs, and the fall collection will be no exception. The brand had a wait list for this bustier before it even went on sale, proving that you don’t need to be a fitfluencer to fall hard for the piece’s “look at me” vibe.
It was a given that the A.P.C.O.V. collection would garner a ton of attention immediately upon launch, but this bodysuit exceeded both brands’ expectations when it sold out in only a few days. (Bodysuits have been known to do that.) While they can’t promise that it will be restocked, there are still plenty of equally cool items from the collection up for grabs.
Coming in two colors—a fun, colorful “Lava” print and a sleek black “Union Jack” version—Brit brand Sweaty Betty launched the Power Legging to coincide with the beginning of New York Fashion Week. You may have spotted a few pairs on social media under the hashtag #powerhour, since celebs including Hilary Duff and Ashley Tisdale and studio favorites like Rachel Piskin from ChaiseFitness and Chelsea Foss from SoulCycle have all rocked them already.
Sculptek, the latest fabric innovation from Athleta, is based around the simple, yet groundbreaking idea that activewear should be responsive to the person wearing it. That means it doesn’t slide up when you’re in downward dog, or pinch your skin mid-burpee. Which might explain why the four-piece collection—which includes this tank—is one of the buzziest fall launches for the sweat set.
Apres-workout parkas are going to be huge for fall, and at Carbon38, sales of the city-girl staple started early in the summer. This one in particular sold out multiple times at the brand’s pop-up in the Hamptons (in both black and green), with a handful of celebrities adding it to their shopping carts.
Although the Monday Active collection is small, it has proven to be mighty—its matching sets constantly fly off the shelves at Bandier, thanks in part to fans like like Sofia Richie and Hailey Baldwin posting about them on the reg. The Devin Bra, specifically, has been a strong seller, since it’s built for a larger chest and features both an adjustable hook in the back and shoulder straps for maximum comfort and support. Say goodbye to the struggle that is removing a sweaty sports bra—although this one’s so minimalist and cool, you’ll want to keep it on as long as possible.
Everything Rihanna touches seems to turn to instant sell-out gold, including this kimono from her Fenty x Puma collection. Puma is remaining tight-lipped about whether or not it will restock the Rihanna collections—but they’ve been known to surprise fans with new colors and shipments, so don’t lose hope!
Temperatures may be dropping, but your workout routine is heating up! Check out our Fall Fitness Preview, your guide to having your healthiest fall yet. And make sure to mark your calendars: Well+Good’s annual Fitness Biathlon in NYC is back this October 22.
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