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Best Athletic Wear for Women: Premier Fight Clothing Choices

Best Womens Training Wear

Workout attire for women has evolved significantly, and today's top gym wear must fulfill a diverse range of requirements to earn a coveted place in our wardrobe. Whether it's for gym workouts, martial arts, or simply casual attire, selecting the appropriate fitness apparel is key. 

This choice is not merely about fashion; it's about feeling empowered and adequately supported during your exercise regime. Therefore, it's vital to invest in versatile, high-performance pieces that can adapt to any setting while helping you feel at your best.

Reasons to Invest in Premium Women's Fitness Apparel

  1. Comfort: Whether you're in a high-intensity fight training session or a gentle yoga class, comfort is king. Apparel that offers flexibility and breathability makes all the difference.

  2. Durability: Investing in quality means your gear withstands the rigours of intense workouts, saving you money in the long run.

  3. Support and Functionality: Good fitness gear provides the necessary support where it's needed most. This includes features like sweat-resistant fabrics and innovative designs that enhance your performance.

  4. Style: Let's face it, looking good makes you feel good. The latest in women's workout wear combines fashion with practicality, ensuring you look as great as you feel.

Our Top Picks for Women's Fitness Gear: Head to Toe

Best Athletic T shirt: Venum UFC Authentic Fight Week Women's Dry Tech T-Shirt

Best Squat Proof Leggings: Black Kingz Kore Women's Leggings

Best Leggings for Yoga: Black/Pink Gold Venum Monogram Women's Leggings

Best Sports Bra for martial arts: Purple White Fairtex SB1 Classic Sports Bra

Best Sports Bra for Running: Black Kingz Kore Sports Bra

Best comfort Hoodie: RVCA VA Essential Ladies Hoodie

Athletic T-Shirts

If you kept a record of how often you wore each item in your closet, you might find that the top spot isn't held by a fancy tote bag or a mini dress from a runway collection you adore. Instead, the item you'd likely wear the most would be one of those premium athletic T-shirts for women. You see, in our view, quality athletic T-shirts are a kind of accessible luxury. They're versatile, comfortable, and often the key layer that elevates the look of a special sweater.

The perfect fit is often elusive, as every individual has unique preferences regarding how they like their clothes to fit. Some may prefer a snug, body-hugging t-shirt that moves with them, while others might opt for a looser fit that offers more breathability and freedom of movement. With the myriad of options available in the market, selecting the right workout clothes becomes a question of prioritising needs.

Khaki Venum UFC Authentic Fight Week Women's Dry Tech T-Shirt

A moisture-wicking marvel, perfect for any workout. -Venum are predominately meant to be worn for martial arts training however a lot of women prefer this material and fit for the gym or even running. 

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL

Colours Available: Khaki, Black

Material: Polyester

Grey Tatami Fightwear Ladies Dry Fit T-Shirt

Effortlessly combining style and performance, the feel of Dri-Fit is essential during training, and this Tatami t-shirt delivers just that. Crafted from 100% polyester, the shirt offers a smooth texture, enhanced with advanced sweat-wicking technology. This feature is vital for boosting your performance, as it keeps you cool and dry during exercise and training sessions.

Sizes Available: S, M, L

Colours Available: Grey, Black

Material: Cotton

Leggings and Spats

Let's dive into the best leggings for training. We have options suitable for the gym, MMA training, or even just for lounging around and tackling your daily activities. 

We firmly believe that your gym leggings are a key part of your workout wardrobe. Feeling good in what you wear helps you perform better, so investing in sports tights that stay in place, remain opaque during squats, and flatter your figure is essential.

We understand the struggle of finding budget-friendly yet high-quality and reliable leggings. It's frustrating, especially when workout leggings can be expensive. When you're spending more than £50, you want to be confident they're worth it. 

Venum Women Santa Muerte Dark Side Leggings

In case you haven't heard, Venum is a groundbreaking brand in martial arts training apparel, established in 2005. 

Their seamless, high-waisted leggings have become a top seller. Next time you're in a martial arts gym, take a closer look, and you're likely to spot at least three pairs on any given day. 

These leggings are made from a light, stretchable fabric that breathes, ensuring ease of movement for activities like Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, and fitness boxing.

The design of the leggings is eye-catching with its unique asymmetrical black-brown pattern, embodying both fearlessness and elegance. This makes them perfect for competitive matches on the mat or intense workouts in the gym. For a coordinated outfit, consider pairing them with the matching racer-back sports bra and women’s rash guard from Venum.

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL 

For reference, Juliette, who is 173cm/5'7" tall, wears a size S.

Colours Available: Black/Brown

Material: Polyester

Black Kingz Kore Women's Grappling Spats

Presenting the Black Kingz Kore Women's Grappling Spats, designed specifically for female fighters. These spats are not only versatile, but also a favourite for both gym workouts and training sessions. Tailored with a women's cut, they offer a comfortable fit that flatters the silhouette.


Crafted from superior quality materials, these spats are made of a premium blend of 82% Nylon and 18% Spandex. This combination ensures exceptional durability, flexibility, and resilience. A standout feature is their ability to maintain a true, deep black color, resisting fading and wear, even after numerous washes.

Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL

Colours Available: Black

Material: Polyester

women athlete training in Venum Gear

Sports Bras

When we talk about essential workout gear for women, the sports bra stands out as perhaps the most important item. 

It's not an overstatement to say that finding the best sports bra for you surpasses every other element of your workout attire in importance.

Whether it's a sports bra for running or for training, a well-fitted one might feel snug in the dressing room, but its role in securing your chest and minimising bounce is crucial. This not only helps in reducing back and breast pain but also enhances your overall exercise experience. Remember, the best sports bra is key to a comfortable and effective workout session.

Pink/White Fairtex SB1 Classic Sports Bra

Discover the SB1 Classic Sports Bra in Pink from Fairtex - Engineered for Optimal Support During Workouts! While Fairtex is renowned for their martial arts equipment, this sports bra is versatile enough for any activity, from running to hiking in warm weather. Made with premium spandex and breathable polyester, it ensures exceptional comfort and support during rigorous training. 

Stay Fresh and Confident: The SB1 Sports Bra incorporates anti-odor technology to keep you feeling fresh during your workouts. Its wrinkle-resistant material is always ready for action. 

Eye-Catching Durability: Thanks to state-of-the-art sublimation printing techniques, the sports bra's vibrant prints remain intact wash after wash. It's not just a sports bra; it's a way to express your unique style.

Sizes Available: S, M, L

Colours Available: Pink/White, Black/Gold, Black/White, Purple

Material: Polyester

Black Kingz Kore Sports Bra

The Kingz Kore Sports Bra stands out as a top choice for maintaining coolness during runs. What sets it apart? Its fabric not only wicks away moisture, but it also features practical elastic bungee cords on the back. This sports bra is designed to handle any activity with ease, be it running, weightlifting, or doing burpees. It excels in minimizing bounce, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit.

Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL

Colours Available: Black

Material: Polyester


Hoodies have transcended their original role as mere workout and loungewear, emerging as prominent fashion staples. The quest for the ideal hoodie is a thoughtful process, necessitating a consideration of its intended use. This is not a realm where random purchases lead to satisfaction. 

From the oversized and vintage to tech-infused fabrics, and from edgy cut-out or distressed details to cropped designs or a simple women's zip hoodie, the choices are vast.

The hoodie's rise in the fashion realm has been significantly influenced by sports icons and celebrities. For instance, NBA stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry, MMA fighters such as Conor McGregor, and other notable figures like Justin Bieber have made hoodies a key element of their style. This has elevated the hoodie from a casual garment to a versatile fashion piece.

When shopping for a new hoodie, there's a spectrum to consider. You might be seeking something sporty for active lifestyles or a luxurious statement piece. The array of hoodies presented here caters to a wide range of purposes, embodying both functionality and fashion.

Venum UFC Authentic Fight Night 2.0 Women's Walkout Hoodie

This UFC x Venum walkout hoodie, another standout from Venum, is not only a favorite here at Made4Fighters but also among fans. It's the perfect fusion of comfort and style, specifically designed for fighters. Ideal for wearing during pre and post-workout sessions, the hoodie boasts a slim fit design, ensuring a muscular and tailored look that's perfect for showcasing the fighter's physique.

Sizes Available: S, M, L, XL

Colours Available: Black, White

Material: Polyester

RVCA VA Essential Ladies Hoodie

After exercising, prioritizing comfort is crucial. For a relaxed or errand-running post-gym outfit, consider the RVCA VA Essential Ladies Hoodie, which provides a cozy choice. Wearing this hoodie is like a statement of style, featuring one of the most popular activewear logos in a roomy, oversized fit, creating a laid-back yet upscale vibe. Opt for a smaller size for a tighter fit.

Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L

Colours Available: Black

Material: Cotton


Just a little reminder that you can never have too much workout gear, and let’s talk about socks for a sec. You know that awesome feeling of slipping on a brand new pair of socks? It’s like a mini comfort party for your feet, especially when you’re gearing up for a workout. 

Now, we often overlook socks in our activewear lineup - they’re not the flashiest part of our kit, right? But, hear us out, investing in a good pair of athletic socks is a total game-changer. You want them snug but comfy, kind of like a cozy hug for your feet. 

And hey, the right socks are key in fending off blisters (Louetta foot and ankle specialist explain more about the relation between socks and blisters) and keeping your feet just the right temperature while you're crushing it in your workouts. So, if you're on the hunt for the best women's training socks, the top socks for running, or just the most comfortable socks out there, remember they’re more than just socks - they’re your little workout buddies!

Adidas Performance Cushioned Crew Socks

Adidas socks have gained quite a reputation as top-tier training socks, and chances are, you'll spot them on someone at any bustling gym. Their comfort stems from the use of premium cotton blends, which not only allow your feet to breathe but also keep you looking stylish with the classic trefoil design. 

The incorporation of mesh sections ensures continuous air flow. Enjoy a comfortable and dry experience with Adidas' AEROREADY technology. Designed with flex zones for movement in all directions and arch support for added comfort, these socks are versatile for any activity. 

Plus, each pack comes with three pairs, so you're well-equipped for your training sessions.

Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL

Colours Available: White, Black

Material: Polycotton

Progress Pro Socks

As discussed Socks are often underrated, typically seen as the go-to stocking stuffer or the most mundane item in the underwear drawer. However, they're more than just an afterthought, especially when it comes to functionality and comfort. Take the Progress Pro Socks, for instance. 

These are a must-have for any serious athlete, particularly fighters. They're not just about avoiding painful blisters during long training sessions; they're also about supreme comfort. The Progress Active workout socks come with Rapid Dry Technology, a standout feature that ensures your feet stay dry and comfortable, no matter how intense your workout gets. 

One downside to note: they are only available in sets of two, which might be a bit limiting if you're looking to stock up.

Sizes Available: Small: 

Fits UK sizes 4-7 (EU 37-41)
Large: Fits UK sizes 8-11 (EU 42-46)

Colours Available: White/Black

Material: Cotton

Tailoring Your Fitness Wardrobe to Your Workout Needs

Understanding the diverse needs of various workout regimes is crucial in selecting the best women's training gear. Whether it's for high-intensity combat sports or a relaxing yoga session, the right apparel can significantly enhance your experience.

For Yoga and Low-Impact Workouts

  1. Breathable Materials: Clothing that allows your skin to breathe, like the Pink White Fairtex SB1 Classic Sports Bra, is essential for maintaining comfort during less intense activities.
  2. Flexibility: Look for items that offer freedom of movement, such as the Black Brown Venum Women Santa Muerte Dark Side Leggings, to maximise your range of motion.

 Brands That Understand Women's Athletic Needs

Several brands have carved a niche in women's athletic wear by focusing on the specific needs of female athletes. Venum, for instance, offers a range that caters to both casual wear and training wear

Their collaboration with UFC, Venum x UFC, showcases apparel that's not only high in performance but also in style.

Reebok and Adidas are also notable mentions. 

Their collections, Reebok and Adidas Fitness, include items that focus on durability and breathability, making them suitable for various workout regimes.

Gym Shark is another brand that's widely recognised for its stellar reviews and strong reputation in the fitness world. Unfortunately, we currently don't have Gym Shark products available at Made4Fighters.

Plus Size Options: Embracing All Body Types

Inclusivity in fitness wear is key, and this includes offering quality options for plus-size athletes. Finding plus-size workout clothes that offer the right blend of support, flexibility, and breathability can be a game-changer for many women. While specific plus-size options are not highlighted here, brands like Nike and Adidas have been known to cater to a wide range of sizes, ensuring that every athlete finds her perfect fit.

The Future of Women's Fitness Apparel

As we look ahead, the future of women's fitness apparel seems bright, with a continued focus on innovation, style, and inclusivity. With brands like Nike, Reebok, and Adidas constantly pushing the boundaries, the possibilities are endless.

In conclusion, finding the best fitness apparel for women is about striking the right balance between comfort, functionality, style, and performance. Whether it's for an intense gym session or a casual day out, the right gear can make all the difference. Explore the wide range of options at Made4Fighters and find the perfect fit for your fitness journey!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do women wear to the gym to workout?

Women typically wear a combination of sports bras, tank tops or t-shirts, leggings or shorts, and athletic shoes. The choice depends on personal comfort, the type of workout, and the gym's environment.

What to wear at the gym in 2024?

In 2024, gym wear trends include seamless activewear, moisture-wicking fabrics, and high-support sports bras. Fashionable yet functional gear that blends style with performance is popular.

What should a beginner wear to the gym?

Beginners should prioritise comfort and support. A supportive sports bra, a breathable top, flexible leggings or shorts, and well-fitting athletic shoes are essential. It's important to wear clothes that allow free movement and provide adequate support.

Should gym clothes be tight or loose?

Gym clothes should be snug but not restrictive. Clothes that are too tight can hinder movement and cause discomfort, while overly loose clothing can pose safety risks, especially in equipment-based workouts.

Do clothes fit better when you workout?

Regular workouts can lead to a more toned and fit body, potentially making clothes fit better. However, it's important to choose gym clothes that fit well from the start to ensure comfort and effectiveness during workouts.

Can I wear a normal bra to the gym?

While you can wear a normal bra, a sports bra is recommended for better support and comfort. Sports bras are designed to handle movement and provide support during physical activities, which regular bras may not offer.

What shoes should I not wear to the gym?

Avoid wearing open-toe shoes, dress shoes, or any non-athletic footwear to the gym. These shoes do not provide the necessary support and grip for gym activities and can increase the risk of injury. Opt for athletic shoes designed for the specific type of workout you're doing.