From exercise dresses to bike shorts, there are so many fun and comfortable alternatives to your usual leggings-and-t-shirt workout attire. If you’re looking to change up your go-to athletic gear, one of the year’s trendiest sweat-ready pieces to try is a bodysuit.
Hear us out: Everyone from Lizzo to Kourtney Kardashian has been spotted working out in the unlikely one-piece, which got us thinking about the potential benefits of workout onesies. First of all, they manage to feel equally nostalgic (we’re looking at you, 1980s workout videos) and modern. They’re also versatile enough to layer with other items and wear to a casual brunch after you get your sweat on. Although, the most salient pro is that a bodysuit eliminates the need to adjust the waistband of your leggings or shorts mid-workout.
If you’re game to give the athleisure trend a try, the Good Karma Onesie from Free People is at the top of our list. It has over 1,700 likes online and features a form-fitting silhouette with a crisscross back, scoop neckline, and pinhole details along the legs. The stretchy spandex and nylon material will keep you comfortable whether you’re taking a hike or doing downward facing dog in a yoga studio.
After working out (or instead of — no judgement) you can throw on a slouchy cardigan or t-shirt and wear the bodysuit wherever the day takes you. One Free People shopper pointed out that it looks great with an oversized sweater, adding, “I get tons of compliments whenever I wear it and will probably buy more colors.”
It’s available in five solid colors, including nutmeg, ice gray, and secret moss. If you’re not sure which size to choose, you’ll probably want to size up since a few reviewers noted the onesie runs a bit small.
So take a page from Lizzo and Kourtney Kardashian’s style book and give the workout bodysuit a try.
Shop now: $88; freepeople.com