And here’s where to buy it
If you’re a plus size woman buying exercise clothes, these days there’s little choice past shapeless leggings and oversized t-shirts - and don’t get us started on sports bras. God forbid you should have support if your bust is bigger than a size B.
But that’s all about to change, thanks to Nike’s brand spanking new plus size range, which goes from sizes XL to 3XL, with sports bras going up to a 38E. Result.
In a statement, Nike recognised ‘that women are stronger, bolder and more outspoken than ever. In today's world, sport is no longer something that she does, it's who she is.
‘The days where we have to add 'female' before 'athlete' are over. She is an athlete, period. And having helped fuel this cultural shift, we celebrate these athletes' diversity, from ethnicity to body shape.’
The sports brand chose UK influencers Daniella Vanier and Grace Victory to front the campaign, and we think they style the clothes out beautifully.
As you might expect, the news went down rather well, with people taking to Twitter to thank Nike for finally allowing women over a size 16 to exercise in Nike styles.
The range is available to buy in store and online now. Now hopefully it’s only a matter of time before other fitness brands follow suit…
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Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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