How to Know What Size to Order When You Buy Activewear

If you love activewear but can't seem to get the sizing right, there are a few ways to figure it out and win. It all starts with a reputable, high-quality activewear retailer with plenty of resources to point you in the right direction. Here's where to get started to build the best-fitting activewear wardrobe for you.

Review the Sizing Chart Info

Good activewear and athleisure retailers provide some kind of sizing chart or tips to find the right size for you. Isla Movement offers a size chart for all our activewear, including the inches, bust, waist, and more. You can measure each section, like the waist, and compare it to our size chart to figure out if small, XX-Large, or anything else in between will work best. 

We also offer helpful tips on how to take your own measurement. For example, measuring your bust requires measuring comfortably around your chest at the fullest part of your bust. 

Look at the Models

If you're a highly visual person that needs images for things to click, looking at the models and getting info on their sizes is incredibly helpful. We provide photos of our models wearing each product and give their sizes. You can find a body shape that aligns with yours to get an idea of what you will look like in the products and better understand the measurements. 

Look for Clues in Your Own Closet

If everything in your closet is a medium, you probably already know what works best for you. Chances are high; you already understand your unique body type, any quirks, and how clothing fits you best. If it seems like you should wear a small, but your leggings are always uncomfortable, try sizing up. It could have nothing to do with your weight and everything to do with your height. 

It's still a good idea to compare your wardrobe to the retailer's measurements and inseams to ensure there aren't significant discrepancies. 

Think Layers

Today's activewear is fashion-forward and stylish and can be worn from the bike path to the office with the right approach. Our euphoria long sleeve tops look great with a pair of leggings and a long sweater to wear out to lunch or hit the gym. Although your crop top will look perfect resting against your skin, you want any outer layers to hang loose to slide off and on over your athleisure finds quickly. Make sure anything you want to layer leaves some breathing room. 

Turn to Online Reviews

Online reviews also offer a wealth of information on how things fit. Many people will announce their tops are true to size, but the pants need to size up or down. If all the reviews are positive and there's no mention of sizing, either way, the retailer's site has probably done a good job of selling products that fit the way they say they will. 

Ready to Build Your Activewear Wardrobe?

Finding the right activewear can be a rewarding experience with a little prep work and a trusted retailer. Start building your activewear wardrobe by browsing our stylish collection of athleisure tops, leggings, sports bras, sweaters, and more.