The days of neglecting the female activewear market are long gone. Thanks to the rise of the “athleisure” trend – the demand for fashionable and stylish activewear has rocketed to a new high. Even celebrity A-listers like Beyoncé and Kate Hudson are cashing in on this phenomenon by launching their respective activewear lines.
The change of lifestyle also plays a part. Many females are now flocking to the gym or for yoga, Zumba and spin classes – and desiring to look extremely stylish while doing it. In our guide to activewear in Singapore, we see a mix of chic yet functional tank tops, yoga pants, sports bras and lightweight jackets for moderate to intensive sports.
Renowned activewear brands from Austrailia and California
Taking inspiration from Sydney’s Bondi Beach where the hyperactive and super-relaxed collide, BASE Athletica is the place to go for stylish activewear. The brand boasts a fresh mix of inspiring designs by popular boutique labels from Australia and California some of which are long the likes of Seafolly, Vicious Body, Running Bare and Nimble Activewear. If this does not motivate you to get off your bum, nothing would.
#01-72 International Plaza, 7 Anson Road Singapore 079902 | Also available at various locations and online.
Backed by fitness enthusiasts and certified Pilates instructors, Eat Play Gear is a homegrown active-wear label that focuses on 3 simple aspects – Eat well, Play hard and Gear up. They carry a collection of classic activewear essentials – tank tops, lightweight jackets, sports bras, capri pants and shorts. Have fun with mixing and matching these complementary pieces. The blog feature under “EAT” even offers notable insights about health and fitness – a good read after purchasing their items online.
Super chic designs made for yoga, pilates & active water sports
#02-03, CES Centre, 171 Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169877 (By Appointment only) | Also available at various stockists and online.
Though often raved for its line of up-to-the-minute women’s swimwear, K.BLU Swim carries a humble collection of activewear. Some designs are part of various collections – including the vibrant prints from Indian Summer, Henna Mehndi and Precious Porcelain collections. These pieces are designed for maximum protection during Yoga, Pilates and active water sports. We couldn’t help but sneak a peek at their gorgeous swimwear. Trust us, you’ll cave in too.
Suitable for intense exercise conditions
Forget light intensity exercises – Naked Wear is aptly made for intense exercise conditions like cross fit, aerial sports and even snorkelling. The brand was born with the intent of creating a stellar line of sportswear for ladies in addition to being a fitness lifestyle brand in Asia. The Naked Wear sports bras come with bra paddings and breathable inner mesh to enhance moisture wicking – giving you a peace of mind while working out. Not to mention they are super chic too!
Sweet, spice and everything nice
Having realised the lack of Asian born and bred yoga apparel, OHSOSOM decided to show the world the capacity of local designers. The result is a creative mix of wearable art – hand-drawn designs by local designs that are clad in a multitude of eye-catching hues to modest tank tops with cheeky phrases. They even carry adorable onesies for your little ones so nobody gets left behind!
Curated selection of international activewear brands
UrbanSlings believes that fashion and function can co-exist. So do we, after cruising through this delightful site. The team carefully curates celebrated international activewear brands based on their unique designs, exceptional quality, durability and versatility. So there’s no doubt you’ll be spoilt for choice. UrbanSlings covers everything for yoga, pilates, dance, running, a workout at the gym and for outdoor sports – including a small collection for men and kids. Notable brands include Onzie, Michi and Bodypop.
Perfect for the Asian body frame
#03-17, Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021 | #03-111B Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213 | Also Available online.
VivreActive Wear is a must-visit if you’re looking for gym, yoga and even daily wear. What’s interesting about this activewear label is these creations are specially designed to better fit the Asian body frame. Select from a mix of chic designs – some of which are complete with built-in bras for tank tops and moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you dry and odour-free while working out.
A yoga brand with heart
What do you get when two sisters spill their love for yoga and fashion? Anything far from a hot mess of course. The dynamic duo, continuously scouts for budding labels from all around the globe. They then research and try these pieces before adding them to the collection – there are currently 11 brands at the moment so the collection is pretty intensive! Bindi and Pearl aim to set up a physical shop hosting various activities, which are aimed at giving back. For now, Pearl volunteers at the Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, where she gives yoga lessons to the participants of their Holistic Training Programme.