Modest Gym-Wear for Plus-Sized Women

Modest gym-wear is hard to come by in mainstream stores. A lot of modest dressers are left scrambling; to improvise on how to put together an outfit for the gym. The struggle increases when one is plus-sized.

As a plus-sized hijabi, it has been incredibly hard to find modest gym-wear that not only fit my size but my height. For context, I wear a size US 14/16, and I am 5’9”. 

I have come up with a list of modest gym-wear that is useful for plus-sized women. A lot of the pieces I have selected vary in prices. 

1. VEIL Spark Half-Zip

This item is my all-time favourite piece of gym-wear. I bought an XL, and it fit me perfectly. What is incredible is that they go up to size 3XL, which is great to see. While it is pricey at US$49, it is worth the money.

2. Encircled T-Shirt Dress

A bit on the pricier side, the Encircled t-shirt dress is one of my favourites. It is ethically-made in Toronto, and the fabric is comfortable. While the neckline can be a bit wide, I love it as a top piece. The pockets add a great touch to it too.

3. Thawrih’s Aura Side-Slit Tunic

Another Canadian brand that gives back. After speaking to the co-founder of Thawrih, I found out they employ refugees based in Ottawa to help design and produce their clothing. As for the product itself, it is great, and I typically can fit in an XL! Like Veil hijab, they go up to XXXL. 

4. VEIL Glider Drawstring Jogger

My all-time favourite joggers. They’re thin enough for intense cardio but super flattering. Since I am more of a pear-shape, I bought an XXL but definitely think XL would have been better. It is great to see the ability for me to downsize for once while buying a while quality product. 

5. Old Navy Breathe ON Plus-size Hoodie

While I am not a fan of fast-fashion, I do think it helps people who cannot afford huge investments on clothing. This piece is great for the price and comes in sizes 1X -4X. For only CA$22, it is a steal.