If you’ve noticed more people dressing like they’re going to play tennis (with no court in sight), welcome to the summer of sportswear. The best sports dresses have become a must-have for hot days, and for good reason. These all-in-one athleisure pieces combine a tennis skirt with a dress, offering support, style, sweat-wicking fabric and side pockets for your essentials.
Outdoor Voices brought sports dress into fashion, but now that most of the big name brands have caught on, you’ll find tons of beautiful, breathable sports dresses from brands like Lululemon, Girlfriend Collective, Nike, and Madewell. With their built-in sports bras, adjustable straps, and quick-drying compression fabric (not to mention a range of necklines, including v-neck, racerback, and high neck), these dresses can be worn for a variety of low-impact to high-impact activities such as working out, running errands, having brunch or lounging around the house.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best exercise dresses we’re seeing now (including the ones we wear ourselves) from Abercrombie, Nordstrom, Sweaty Betty, Reformation, Target, Athleta, and more. Once you’ve invested in one, you won’t want to wear anything else.
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