Ever since I was young, I had a rather robust collection of workout shorts. I’ve played every conceivable version of team sport since I was a kid and that comes with needing to have shorts to exercise in. Now, my collection has dwindled and I’m looking to find pairs that I truly enjoy wearing while I’m working out. We’ve rounded up a group of some of the best-selling women’s workout shorts on the market. That means you can find a pair or two that you enjoy wearing, even if you don’t really enjoy working out.
3" AFO Middle Short
The Janji AFO shorts are my perfect workout short. The vented sides make movement a breeze, the breathable brief liner is extremely comfortable and secure (no wedgies while working out is a big plus), and they’re short enough so they don’t ride up.
Sunday 3" Short
While my allegiance to OV is strong in the sweatpants game, their shorts are also great. These textured shorts feature a mid-weight compression fabric but with a relaxed fit. They’re comfortable, breathable, and come in a handful of neutrals to pair with any top.
Moss Gazelle Short
BALEAF High Waist Workout Shorts
These lightweight compression shorts are great for yoga or pilates, as you stretch and tone your legs. They have a wide waistband, so no pinching here, and have two side pockets for your phone or wallet if need be.
IUGA Yoga Shorts
If you really want something to help with compressions and smoothing, these are the shorts for you. They have a longer inseam, two pockets on either side (plus a waistband pocket) and they’re thick enough to hold up to even your deepest squat.
Under Armour Women's Play Up 2.0 Shorts
Easy and breezy, you can’t go wrong with a pair of lightweight, comfortable Under Armour shorts. These have side pockets and are made with fabric that’s quick-drying and moisture-wicking.
You really can’t argue with over 400 reviews and an almost perfect 5-star rating. They’re quick-drying and lightweight, so you’ll never feel uncomfortable. There’s a hidden zipper pocket, too.
Speed Up Short
These running shorts feature four-way stretch, sweat-wicking material. They’re lined with a lightweight, quick-drying layer to keep you feeling great, even if it’s 90 degrees out. There’s even an easy-access pocket on the back and a hidden drawstring.
Nike Tempo Icon Clash Running Shorts
Just one look at these bright and bold shorts is enough to put a smile on your face. These best-sellers keep you cool with a special Dri-FIT fabric that’s ventilated with mesh panels at the side.
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