What you wear tells the world a lot about who you are and what you value. But did you realize that stylish workout clothing could influence how often you workout, too?

Research from Victoria University in Australia shows that putting on exercise gear (that is, clothing specifically intended and designed for exercise) can actually encourage you to work out. Possible reasons for this so-called “exercise facilitation” effect include functional design, size, fit, color, and price.

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As for the type of exercise clothing which will help you get your heart rate up the most, a lot of that comes down to personal preference (as well as the more tech-y aspects of moisture wicking, compression garments, and smart clothing, aka “e-textiles”). That said, one of the growing trends in the athletic attire aka “athleisure” industry recently is the jumpsuit or onesie.

Yup: they’re not just for the 80’s and early 90’s anymore! This sleek, form-fitting look can look great on any body type, is snug yet flexible, and can seamlessly slip under outerwear and be transformed into an easy day look outside the gym, too. Jumpsuits are also PERFECT for your next barre, Pilates, or yoga class—or even a simple workout on your own.

5 Jumpsuits We Love

Check out these five revival jumpsuit styles we love:

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Reveal Onesie Principal Dancer

Reveal Onesie Principal Dancer

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This subtle black jumpsuit from Lululemon has just enough cute detail to take your workout from blah to blasting—plus the mesh keeps you cool without exposing too much skin.

Active Racerback Jumpsuit

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Active Racerback Jumpsuit

An affordable jumpsuit that’s cute and will hold up during a workout class? Yes, please. This jumpsuit from Forever 21 features an appealing scoop neck, a built-in bra, stylish mesh leg panels, and a sleek racerback look.



Wanderlust Onesie

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Wanderlust Onesie

This jumpsuit from Adidas (like other onesies) is perfect for any activities with inversions (yoga, barre, Pilates, etc.) since you won’t have to worry about a t-shirt falling down into your face or fabric going where you don’t want to it go. Features include cross-back straps and a round neck for a sporty chic look.

Makarasana Jumpsuit

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Makarasana Jumpsuit

From the UK company Sweaty Betty, this super stretchy material in this jumpsuit will hold up to even the hottest of hot yoga classes. You get extra support with an inner padded bra plus an added bit of style with some sexy yet discreet mesh paneling.

247 Luxe Jumpsuit

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Women’s 247 Luxe Jumpsuit

Ready to try the jumpsuit life but not ready to go quite as form-fitting? This subtle jumpsuit from New Balance offers you the best of both worlds: one piece pizazz plus street-ready style. Complete with trendy cuffed ankles and a drawstring waist for added versatility.


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