Brand Spotlight: Girlfriend Collective

Brand Spotlight: Girlfriend Collective

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Girlfriend Collective—this sustainable brand is making timeless style and inclusive women’s activewear a reality for women everywhere. They are one of the newest additions to the family of brands at Dia & Co that value making quality clothes for curvy women, and they are acing it.
Activewear brands have not always catered to plus-size bodies adding challenges for women who wear a size 18 or above to enjoying fitness. Let’s face it, when your clothes don’t fit well, you feel self-conscious; and when you feel self-conscious nothing is fun or enjoyable. But, Girlfriend Collective is changing that story with plus-size workout clothes that are comfortable, functional and modern. Here are a few of our favorite pieces and why we love them so much.

The Sports and Leisure Bra​

The best part about this long line sports bra is that it can also double as an activewear crop top. The Gabi Sports Bra comes in black and a gorgeous forest green color. It’s built to last with durable fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles, saving the environment and lifting up the “girls” all at the same time—priceless. The support is medium to light making it the right fit for activities that don’t involve a lot of jumping like yoga, weightlifting and going for a brisk walk. The fabric doesn’t pill and is super stretchy which means you can add it to your Sunday loungewear rotation without worrying about ruining it. Plus, the racer back cut makes it a go-to crop top for showing off your shoulders this summer so pair it with some high rise skinny jeans and get active!

The Classic Legging​

Speaking of high-waisted bottoms, who amongst us does not love a great fitting activewear legging? The Mimi High Rise Legging can withstand even the most intense of workouts; running, jumping, aerial acrobatics (go for it girl!), you can do it all in this legging. And the moisture-wicking material will ensure that you stay dry and comfortable. Just like its partner the Gabi Sports Bra it is made of comfortable and stretchy fabric for full range of motion. Pair it with the sports bra for a chic women’s activewear set. The silky feel of these leggings and the visible seams add to its sleek modern look. The cropped length works well with knee-high boots and tunic—springtime errand running kind of outfit. Or, wear them with your favorite sneaker and flash a little ankle.

The Biker Short​

Bike shorts are on the top of the trend list this spring because no one wants to give up their comfort for style—we support that! And the Xiomara High Rise Bike Shorts are no exception when it comes to looking good with ease. They have the same sleek design and feel as the full length legging from Girlfriend Collective with the modern exposed seams. The moisture wicking material is a must in this fun green color because it keeps the sweat stains at bay. And the classic cut of these shorts make it easy to dress them up or down. Go Princess Diana-style with your favorite sneakers and a fun sweatshirt for a play on texture. Or go for the unexpected route and wear them with a fitted tee and blazer style jacket. There’s no wrong way to style these women’s activewear shorts. You can even wear them to ride your bike—novel idea!

 

 

Check out Girlfriend Collective and other amazingly functional and stylish plus-size workout clothes in sizes 10 – 32 on dia.com today!

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