It's Official: This Is the Under-$50 Activewear You Need in Your Closet


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While activewear has gotten way more stylish and cuter in recent years, it's also gotten more expensive, too. Listen, I love my $100 leggings and $75 sports bras—especially when they're high-quality pieces that last through many workouts—but I also can't really afford to have a closet full of designer activewear. I'm totally fine with a mix of high and low pieces, just like I am with my regular wardrobe.

The good news is that there are a lot of cheap activewear options if you're on a budget. These pieces are pretty much just as good as the pricier options and they'll support you during even your toughest workouts. Case in point: I've been wearing the same leggings from Old Navy for over 5 years and they're still as good as new—plus, they've withstood yoga classes, indoor cycling sessions, HIIT bootcamps, and more.

Take a look at some of our favorites that are $50 and under.

Leggings and Shorts

Sports Bras


Jackets and Sweatshirts



This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

Managing Editor

Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.