Athleisure has turned into its very own category of fashion. Whether it’s because we’ve spent the last few years opting for stretchy spandex over inflexible fabrics, everyone can agree: There’s no way we’re giving up our comfy loungewear lifestyles.
When in-person meetings transitioned to virtual ones, the fashion landscape changed, and an obsession-worthy item — the Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress — would emerge as one of the clear winners from an otherwise blah era. Along with the obsession-worthiness of any fashion item, also comes the heftier price, and the Exercise Dress is no exception. Thanks to TikTok, where everyday products can quickly go viral, cult favorites now have plenty of competitors at cheaper prices than the more luxe designer originals.
Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress
Austin-based athleisure brand Outdoor Voices debuted the Exercise Dress in 2018, and it became an instant fan favorite. It has moisture-wicking fabric and built-in shorts under an A-line skirt that allow this dress to truly do it all but wash the dishes. From hiking to Pilates to brunch with friends, the Exercise Dress can go anywhere and is just as cute as it is functional.
But the Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress isn’t cheap. Forking over $100 on just one thing isn’t always the most feasible for a lot of budget-conscious shoppers. As smart, savvy brands have put their own twist on this iconic dress, you (and we) now have many options to choose from that are sometimes as much as $50 less than the original.
Here’s a list of cute options that are on sale right now if you want to opt out of the $100 original and opt into a more affordable one with similar characteristics from your favorite brands:
1. Halara Exercise Dress
For half the price and 10x the color options, Halara’s In My Feels Everyday Dress is what dupe dreams are made of.
The 2-in-1 pink exercise dress features a lightweight fabric that’s moisture-wicking and breathable. It has built-in shorts with side pockets, a low-support bra and thin straps that form a fun teardrop racerback for added detail.
2. Aerie Exercise Dress
Aerie is a fan favorite because of its silky, cool fabrics, inclusive sizes and trendy designs. Featuring a soft nylon fabric and built-in shorts, the OFFLINE black exercise dress makes a fun statement with crisscross straps in the back.
3. Abercrombie Exercise Dress
Abercrombie has upped its game in the world of fashion and thrown in the proverbial towel into the athleisure ring.
The adorable mini Traveler Mini Dress is simple yet uber-flattering. This black exercise dress features a stretchy material that’s made to move with you, plus built-in shorts and adjustable straps.
4. Madewell Exercise Dress
Madewell is keeping sustainability at the forefront by using recycled materials (23 plastic bottles) in the construction of this supersoft, sweat-wicking fitness dress.
It features UPF 40+ sun protection, a halter-style front and racerback, and built-in biker shorts with pockets for a phone or tennis ball.
5. Old Navy Exercise Dress
This one has a square neck, a built-in shelf bra with removable cups, and a built-in bodysuit underneath the flowy skirt. The peachy-soft fabric has light compression, making it ridiculously smooth.
It’s flattering on everyone, whether dressing up or down with effortless flair.
6. Lululemon Exercise Dress
Lulu’s pretty, flirty white exercise dress oozes confidence.
The front half-zip and shorts liner combo gives just the right amount of coverage for your sporting endeavors, letting you move about freely without it stretching out as the day goes on.
7. Target Exercise Dress
Boasting six different colors in sizes XXS to 4X, the Target Flex Exercise Dress is hard to beat — and the price can’t be beaten.
This dress is made from stretchy, moisture-wicking, quick-drying recycled materials. Its straps are fully adjustable and feature flat seams, UPF 50+ protection and a racer-style back.
8. Beyond Yoga Exercise Dress
The Spacedye Move It Dress has a sleek, slim-fitting silhouette and a built-in bra that offers medium support, while the compressive biker shorts underneath ensure snug coverage for all-day comfort.
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