A brand that focuses on empowering women, Athleta is taking the athleisure and activewear market by storm, designing clothing that works for both workouts, work and the weekend. Owned by the same company as Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, Athleta was founded in 1998 in California and is now one of the most popular active brands across the planet. From workout leggings and outerwear to swim, the collection has expanded to include everything a stylish woman needs for every day.

Not sure how to find the right pair of Athleta bottoms for you? As one of our most-searched-for products, there is a lot on offer. But don’t get overwhelmed. Here are some of the most popular Athleta pants right now.

Athleta Tights/Leggings

Perhaps one of our most searched items is the Athleta tights or leggings. Available in a huge range of options, you can pretty much guarantee you’ll find the perfect pair of workout pants for anything from running and weights to yoga or just relaxing on the sofa from the Athleta range. Find a wide range of lengths as well as waist heights, made from their signature Powervitafabric – made for high-performance paired with ultimate comfort. See more about Powervitafabric below.

Athleta Joggers & Sweatpants

When comfort is all you need, the Athleta joggers and sweatpants collection has you covered. But the brand hasn’t eased up when it comes to style either. With plenty of style options in a range of fabrics, cuts and colors, choose between anything from the label’s signature linen joggers or a sportier Salutation or Venice jogger.

Athleta City Pants

Part of the Athleta concept, Travel & Commute, is the Athleta city pants collection. Packed with smart bottoms that combine high-performance fabrics and versatile design with a stylish smart edge that you can wear for work. From on-trend wide-leg pants to smart semi-tailored crop pants with elasticated waistbands, this varied range perfectly finds the balance between comfort, versatility and smart workwear.

How Does Athleta Sizing Work?

Before you make your first Athleta bottoms purchase, remember to check the Athleta sizing chart if you’re not quite sure. Making life super simple, the brand runs XXS through to 3XL and the below chart lets you know the size equivalent and actual bust/waist/hips measurements so you can double check before you buy. You can also see this chart and the Athleta measuring tips right here.

How to Care for Your Athleta Bottoms

We want your Athleta bottoms to last as long as possible so follow our below quick tips to make sure you’re doing everything you can to give them the best chance of long-lasting wear.

• Wash leggings on a cold or cool cycle rather than hot. Avoiding any shrinkage or break down of the fabric fibers, a cooler wash cycle is kinder to your pants – and the environment! You can also wash your leggings more safely on a delicate cycle with a low spin option.

• When washing, also stick to simple detergent and skip the fabric softener agents for your workout clothes.

• Where you can, air drying is always better for fabric than tumble drying, especially when you’re dealing with a blend like Nylon and elastane. So, instead of a super speedy dry, try draping them over a drying rack to let them air dry in their own time.

• To really take care of your Athleta clothing while it’s stored away unworn, hang or roll your items rather than folding.


We want to make finding your new pair of Athleta bottoms as easy as possible so see below for some of our most asked questions and answers!

Which Athleta leggings are the best?

Now, this really comes down to personal preference. However, one of the best-selling Athleta tight styles is the Elation leggings. Available in a range of leg lengths, choose between full-length, 7/8 length, capri, crop and short with a huge selection of colors and prints.

What are Athleta leggings made out of?

Athleta leggings are made from the brand’s unique signature Powervitafabric. Known for its buttery-soft hand-feel, the fabric is a blend of Nylon and elastane with moisture-wicking, quick-drying and breathable properties built in. Machine washable, this means the high-performance fabric is also easy to wash and maintain.

Are Athleta leggings see-through?

It’s so important for workout leggings to not be see-through. No matter how committed you are to a deep squat! Well, the reviews are in and Athleta joins the ranks of the best of the best when it comes to non-see-through leggings for casual wear and working out. In fact, Athleta bottoms made it to Good Housekeeping’s 10 Best Workout Leggings list, named as the best leggings for studio workouts. So no, you’ve got no see-through fabric over here!

Can you wear Athleta pants for work?

Athleta creates for workouts and so much more. Which is why now, the collection includes plenty of options that could easily be added to your work wardrobe. From the brand’s wide-leg linen pants to a huge range of slim-leg ankle pants, this is the new way to incorporate comfortable and stylish performance wear into your workwear without sticking to leggings.