If you’ve noticed more people dressing like they’re headed to play tennis (without a court in sight), welcome to the summer of the sports dress. The best exercise dresses have become a must-have for warm-weather days, and with good reason. These all-in-one pieces of athleisure combine a tennis skirt with a dress, offering support, style, sweat-wicking fabric, and side pockets for your essentials.
Outdoor Voices brought the exercise dress into vogue, but now that most major brands have caught on, you’ll find tons of breathable, beautiful exercise dresses from brands like Lululemon, Girlfriend Collective, Nike, and Madewell. With their built-in sports bras, adjustable straps, and quick-drying, compressive 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, grabbing brunch, or lounging at home.
Below, we’ve assembled the best exercise dresses we’re seeing now (including 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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