11 Gym Apparel & Fitness Wear Trends You’ll Wanna Wear in 2018

Sweat in style this year! From metallic fitness wear to laser cut sports bra, the gym apparel trends are worth taking a look at. Let’s get started!

fitness-apparel-trends-gym-wear-sorkout-clothes=trends-for-2018-latest-gymwearHey fitness lovers! While the benefits of working out are unarguable, it still is super-hard to motivate ourselves to head to the gym every day. Plus, it does get boring to work out in the same type of outfits everyday! But wearing the trendy and new ones gives us the spirit to work out more efficiently (at least that helps for me)! Of course, when it comes to fitness wear, while we concentrate on the style, but we can’t ever forget the comfort and performance. So, if you’re planning to revamp your gym apparel and sports wardrobe, look out for these 9 trendy fitness wear when you go for shopping next.

11 Gym Apparel Trends

1. Full Sleeved Crop Tops

Ditch the sleeveless crop tops and go for the full sleeved crop tops this year. Yeah, it may sound tricky to wear a full-sleeved as you are already sweating. But thankfully this trend is just confined to crop tops and not other gym apparel like tank tops and tees or sports bra. (Imagine a full sleeved sports bra, lol)! Plus full sleeved crop tops will still be wearable next fall and winter, especially during those chilly morning jogs! Pair them with color blocked pants to rock the two major gym apparel trends. We’re seeing this trend in CrossFit apparels.

@stella, victoriasport

2. Sports Bra with Lasercut Patterns

Plain, printed and color blocked are some of the styles we’ve already seen in sports bras but the trend that is popping up this year laser cut sports bra. Laser cut on neckline, strap or at the back – all are trendy. We’re seeing both patterned and block-shaped laser cuts. So, go for it girls!


3. Metallic Gym Wear

gym-outfit-what-to-wear-2017-latest-fitness-wear-active-latest-brands-trendsThe metallic gym apparel trend is so gorge! I’m loving this trend. Maybe its because the metallic trend in fitness wear gives me similar vibes as the ones I feel when going to a party and also the same excitement! From sports bra to tank tops to leggings, go for the metallic shades in your fave gym apparels like copper, gold, silver and even metallic blue.

@boomboom_athletica, victoriasport

4. Neon Colored Shoes

Neon outfits, neon nail paint and now neon shoes!  Although the neon nail paint trend is completely outdated, the neon shoes are making waves in high-fashion sports brands. Neon colors like alloy orange, frostbite, green lizard, laser lemon, shocking pink (don’t they have cool names!) are a few colors that are dominating the shoe racks of sports brands.


5. Mesh Panels

yoga-look-outfit-clothes-shilpa-ahuja-fitness-wear-how-to-choose-gear-ideas-mesh-panelsWhile mesh leggings were the #1 trend in fitness clothing trends for 2017, this year we’re seeing mesh panels in almost all gym apparel categories. Especially, mesh panels on sports bra. V-shaped mesh panel on the neckline is the most popular trending thing. Leggings with mesh panels are still trendy, we’re especially loving chic ergonomic shaped panels that give a dynamic look.

@aloyoga, victoriasport

6. Camo Print

From casual to party wear, camo print is all over and is a super trendy wardrobe thing for 2018! So why not in fitness wear? Lots of camo print sports bras, leggings and also matching sets are trending this year. If you want a change from the plain old gym apparels then camo prints are the best choice for you! Make heads turn in the gym and stop people from working out and just start looking at you! 😉

Forever21, Sherryshouse

7. Mesh Tops

Both cropped and long mesh tops are trendy. Put on a sports bra and wear a mesh top to follow this trend. Go for either tiny or large mesh patterns as both are ruling the gym apparel trends. Mesh tops are also more breathable and hopefully, they’ll make you feel less sweaty. I’m loving the black mesh top by Adidas paired with a metallic sports bra and running shorts.

@victoriasport, adidas

8. Logo Straps on Sports Bra

beach-wear-logo-sports-bra-latest-fitness-apparels-shilpa=ahuja-vacation-trendsTime to show off your favorite designers! From Adidas to Calvin Klien, designers are loving their logos on the gym apparels and especially on the sports bra.

@victoriasport, reebok, superdry

9. Color Blocking

adidas-tennis-dress-womens-fitness-fashion-sports-wear-shilpa-ahuja-ideasThe trend of color blocking is not fading away any soon! We saw this as one of the fitness trends last year, and it has made its mark even in 2018’s gym apparel trends. Color blocking is also helpful when you want to hide your problem areas! If you think metallic leggings are too much, then you can opt for metallic color blocking on them. Also, a trendy option is to match your color blocked leggings with a fitness hoodie!

@adidas, pumawoman, beachbunny


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Infographic credits: Rockay.com

So, these are the latest gym apparel trends. I’m loving the metallic fitness wear trend. Which one are you looking to adorn for your next fitness session? Do let us know by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja. 

Other Image Credits: Instagram (refer individual handles)

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