While most workout attire revolves around leggings, shorts and t-shirts, certain sports are really best practiced in a dress. The fluid design allows for greater movement, not to mention airflow, as you run, jump, bend and swing. This is true whether you’re serving up a game of tennis, hitting golf balls or running outside this summer. Depending on your fit preferences and activity level, the best exercise dresses feature specific details that help elevate your workouts (think: moisture-wicking fabrics, four-way stretch, built-in shorts for compression and handy pockets).
The versatility and ease of design also explain why tennis and workout dresses are hard to keep in stock lately. The most popular options can be worn all day, beyond the har-tru court or putting green, to keep you cool anywhere — at the pool or beach or just running errands. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best exercises dresses to consider this season. There are classic cuts from go-to athletic brands, such as Nike and Adidas; modern originals from Outdoor Voices; fashionable and functional dresses courtesy of EleVen by Venus Williams; and retro-sporty looks via Tory Burch and Lacoste. No matter the style you lean toward, all of these multipurpose exercise dresses excel in the areas that count most — comfort, fit and performance.
Shop The Best Exercise Dresses
Lululemon: Breathable, Fast-Drying And Modern Colors
Athleta: Compression Fabric Cut In A Versatile Design
Nike: Sporty Classics That Perform Well
Outdoor Voices: Adjustable Straps And Built-in Pockets
EleVen By Venus Williams: Flattering Styles That Move With You
Tory Burch: Retro-Chic And Sporty Looks
Under Armor: Designed For Any Type Of Workout
Lacoste: Shirt Dresses That Can Go The Distance
Sweaty Betty: All-In-One Options That Elevate Comfort
Adidas: Smartly Designed Golf Dresses