Tips on Selecting
Running Clothes for Women

Running clothes for women have come a long way in the last decade. Gone are the frumpy shorts and shapeless shirts. More and more women are choosing running as a way to get fit and reduce stress, and this recent rise in popularity has encouraged major manufacturers to design clothing specifically for women joggers.

Now, there are so many options that combine both performance and style that women of every shape, size, and fitness level can find exactly what they need to stay comfortable while exercising.

As a woman jogger, you are more likely to feel motivated and confident if you look the part – the right clothing can make you feel athletic before you even break a sweat. 

And, when you do start sweating, that same clothing can keep you dry and comfortable. It is also important to stress that the proper clothing can help keep you healthy by preventing injuries.

Running Shoes

Shoes are the most important piece of fitness equipment for any runner, male or female. Good shoes give you the support needed to protect your legs, knees, and back.

There are so many styles to choose from based on foot pronation, running terrain, and fitness goals that it can be overwhelming. But, taking the time to choose the best pair for you can make all the difference in the world. And, women's shoes are not only geared for performance, but they also make a fashion statement, too!

To get the most out of those shoes, remember to wear socks made of synthetic material that will wick away moisture and help prevent blisters or odors.

Jogging Bra

Next to shoes, a good sports bra is absolutely essential. In fact, for some women, it may top the list.

Look for one that offers good support and is designed for high-impact activities like running. Make sure it fits well, is comfortable, and stays in place but does not restrict movement.

Choose a bra that is cooler and made from material that wicks moisture away from your skin. Avoid cotton because it will hold moisture and cause chafing or rashes.

Again, there is a lot of variety in color and style including tank tops with built-in support bras, mesh bras, and racer backs.

Running Clothes for Women

When it comes to tops and bottoms, you want to choose something that is lightweight and airy and is made of a material that will wick moisture away from your skin to keep you cool and comfortable.

Unless you have an arm or wrist band, you will want to make sure that the clothing you wear has a pocket to fit your cell phone and house/car key.

Double check to ensure that the pocket is easily accessible so you can reach your phone or whistle quickly in case of an emergency.

Unless you have an arm or wrist band, you will want to make sure that the clothing you wear has a pocket to fit your cell phone and house/car key. Double check to ensure that the pocket is easily accessible so you can reach your phone or whistle quickly in case of an emergency.

There are a lot of fashionable styles to choose from so you will easily be able to find something to suit your taste. But, comfort should be a top priority. You don't want to be constantly tugging on your shirt or readjusting the waistband of your shorts.

Make sure your clothing fits right, feels comfortable, and doesn't restrict your movement.


This piece of jogging clothing is often overlooked, but it can be a very important part of your running wardrobe.

A hat or visor will keep the sun off your face and stop the sweat from dripping into your eyes. And, on a breezy day, it can also help keep your hair contained. If you prefer a hat, be sure to choose one that has mesh or is made of special material that breathes to let the heat and moisture out.

If you are jogging outdoors in the winter, you can even buy a winter running hat that helps prevent heat loss and has an opening in the back for your ponytail.

Sports Sunglasses

Ladies, this is a very important part of your running outfit, especially if you want to prevent those little wrinkles around your eyes. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays and will also keep you from squinting, which is one of the main causes of crow's feet.

Try to choose a pair that is designed for running since they are less likely to slip down your nose when you sweat. Also, sports sunglasses usually have lenses that will not darken surroundings so you can see more clearly and stay more aware of what is going on around you. And, many come with interchangeable lenses for different types of light.

Looking Good!

Running clothes for women now offer both practicality and style. And, with the growing popularity of running, you can find exactly what you are looking for.

When you look good, you feel good! So, choose something that will make you feel beautiful from the time you start your run until the moment you cross the finish line!

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