31 Highly Reviewed Workout Items From Nordstrom That Are A Must Have




We won’t lie; we were not doing great with the ‘hit the gym daily’ idea that looked easy during the initial days of the lockdown. We are busy munching and watching fitness videos on YouTube. We also scrolled through many shopping websites to motivate ourselves with a chic workout wardrobe, but that too didn’t work well for us. Until we came across activewear selection Nordstrom has to offer, and now suddenly, we have the urge to start working out again.

We have curated the workout pieces that are highly reviewed. The reviewers absolutely love these products; they are functional, chic, and, most importantly, affordable.

1. Zella Ava T-Shirt

Enlightening Review: This is the perfect tee for working out, walking, or casual wear. I have almost every color and want more colors-bright yellow, cobalt blue, dark purple, please. I would say it runs slightly large. I ordered 2 sizes and kept the smaller size. The shirt is a poly/lyocell/spandex blend, but feels so soft, like cotton. It’s so comfortable to wear and has a little bit of stretch. The length, sleeves, and V- neck are perfect. Please continue making this shirt exactly the way it is, but with more color options.- Happiness 

2. Adidas Winners Muscle Tank

Enlightening Review: I love this top and wish it came in more colors! It has a loose fit and longer length (which I love). The older version was too short for me (would pull up if I raised my arms) but this newer version is PERFECT! I love workout tops that have a longer length so my backside is covered. This is stylish and comfortable all at the same time. Highly recommend! For reference, I’m usually a size medium and was able to comfortably size down to a size small in this top.- kah0824

3. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

Enlightening Review: I’ve always heard that zella is comparable to lulu’s leggings but have never wanted to try them. Well, I bought these for anniversary sale because why not and they’re the best. There’s no pilling or chaffing after walking around all day. When they say high waisted, they mean it. They stay up! I also love the hidden little pocket as nothing ever falls out (not even my phone).- dyanav

4. Zella 3-Pack No-Show Socks

Enlightening Review: These are the BEST no-show sox. There are no other comparable ones! They fit perfectly, are comfortable with no seams to irritate your foot. Wash and wear…they dry very quickly, but do well in dryer, too. You will not be disappointed.- 123Zoom

5. Nike Indy Sports Bra

Enlightening Review: I love this sports bra because of its adjustable straps and low scoop neck. It doesn’t show when wearing it with v-neck or scoop-neck athletic shirts. I like that it has removable padding as well. I took those out right away.- Nordlike

6. Zella Body Fusion Sports Bra

Enlightening Review: I have been searching for a new compression sports bra that isn’t too tight in the band and doesn’t have removable cups. This one is exactly what I was looking for! It’s very snug getting it on, but I went for a run and it kept me comfortable the entire way. I haven’t worn without a shirt, so I can’t speak to any modesty issues. I will definitely pick up another one!- bornabeautyaddict

7. Nike Sportswear Crewneck Sweatshirt

Enlightening Review: Looking for a sweatshirt that looks good with athletic shorts, leggings, Jean shorts, and tennis skirts- look no further. The cropped length is flattering, and the sweatshirt could not be comfier. I have been living in this. I am 5’4”, 115lbs, I got an XS, and I usually like my sweatshirts large.- MoMills

8. Zella Live In High Waist Leggings

Enlightening Review: I love these! The length is just right (I am 5’6”). The waist sits high enough that I can wear comfortably with cropped shirts but not so high that I feel like I’m wearing shape wear. I hope these last a long time. I still have a pair of Zella cropped leggings from 10 years ago! Great leggings though and awesome deal during the sale.- MelissaB29

9. Calvin Klein Cotton Blend Racerback Bralette

Enlightening Review: I own 4 pairs of these bralettes. They are so comfortable and so easy to put on! I am a 32b and the padded sports bras I find to be too tight and have a little too much padding for my liking. This has no padding and is so comfortable! I dont really the need the support of a heavy duty sports bra, so this is perfect for me to work out in. I find myself wearing these all the time even if I am just lounging. Highly recommend!- Karissa19x

10. Alo Cover Tank

Enlightening Review: In love with this workout top. It’s incredibly flattering and fits true to size. I’m 5ft, 6in and 120lbs and got the small. It showed the perfect amount of midriff and looked great with my mid to high rise leggings.- ArabMexican

11. Nike Dri-FIT Tempo Running Shorts

Enlightening Review: As a regular runner, I have worn Nike Tempo shorts for decades. These are workhorse shorts for me and the only ones I wear. They are comfortable, and they last for years. They are not too long in the leg and offer enough room in the leg and seat for any workout.- nordstromgirl12

12. Zella Nova Perforated Racerback Tank

Enlightening Review: Perfect tank for working out and for warm weather. Light and breathable fabric. I am usually a med, and the med fits me great. I like a more closer fit, if you like more loose size up. Fun perf detail in the back.- PLMLY

13. Zella Strength Performance T-Shirt

Enlightening Review: I purchase as many of these tops as they deliver different colors! I love their comfort, the feel of the material and especially love how they wash (cold wash and wear) and do NOT wrinkle. I exercise in my Zella shirts, dress them up a little and sleep in total comfort in them.- Nobusinesslikshoebusiness

14. Sweaty Betty After Class Sweatshirt

Enlightening Review: I was anticipating to not like this after reading some of the poor reviews but I absolutely love it! It’s a lightweight material, which I prefer, but still feels well made and is super comfy. I will definitely be able to run in this once it’s a little cooler out. I ordered my usual size and it fits me exactly like the model. The green color is super fun and will be great for running/walking in to be noticed!- Megan5493

15. Sweaty Betty Fast Track Jacket

Enlightening Review: So glad I splurged on this jacket! Very flattering. The material is beautiful but hard to describe: light weight like a wind breaker, yet stretchy (more stretchy on the bottom layer than the top). I ordered my usual small and I love the fit. It’s loose in the arms, which I like. If you like a tight spandex look, you could probably size down. Blush color is beautiful. The collar looks a little thick with the hood stuffed inside, but I love that it’s tucked away when i run and ready if it rains. Thumb holes and adjustable hood to keep things in place when running. Haven’t tried it in rain yet.- CuteShoeGirl1

16. Zella Gen Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Enlightening Review: These shirts are amazing. The material is soft, does NOT shrink nor fade AND is incredibly versatile. I guess I bought the first one for exercise, but since then have bought a number of colors to wear everywhere I go. Makes a perfectly comfy night shirt, too. I highly recommend.- Nobusinesslikshoebusiness

17. Zella Restore Soft Pocket Lounge Leggings

Enlightening Review: I decided to purchase both colors to try during the anniversary sale and I’m so glad I did! I plan on keeping both bc they are really comfy and cute. They aren’t as tight as some leggings, but enough that they still support and do not lack shape. The addition of pockets are really nice too! Love them to lounge in! FYI I am 5’4” and 118lbs- AKSD6

18. Bella+Canvas Sweat Shorts

Enlightening Review: These shorts are extremely comfortable and flattering. I am trying to lose some weight and most of my shorts do not fit right now. These do and I can tell that when I lose some weight, they will still fit well. I highly recommend. I wore them on a walk.- Clarebear

19. Zella Live In Jogger Pants

Enlightening Review: My absolute favorite joggers. I bought them during the anniversary sale and love the fit. They are flattering and very comfortable. I have a 2 year old so am constantly sticky. They are easy to clean and easy to move quickly in. I would buy them in more colors if available! I bought and XS which for me is true to size- tbarbera

20. Adidas Tiro 19 Training Pants

Enlightening Review: They are very flashy and they match well with the specific jacket that goes with this specific set of pants. Be sure to look out for the jacket to complete the look. Can be worn with virtually most t shirts or other tops. Very very comfortable and it has a drawstring to tie at the waist if you don’t want the pants to fall down. I received a large because I am working out, so I will fill into it easier as I build more and more muscle.- PSMEEHAN

21. Zella Rudi Moto Zip Hoodie

Enlightening Review: Such a great hoodie, exactly what I was looking for. As other reviewers have mentioned it is boxier and run a bit large but sizing down would easily fix that. I went with my normal size as I wanted something that was a bit oversized. I purchased the lighter blue and I love the almost faded coloring. Debating on ordering a second! Great for workouts, going for a walk or just lounging around the house.- Fanny15

22. Skims Naked High Neck Bralette

Enlightening Review: Great fit! True to size. Love the color, it’s a dark Grey/Brown. Material is soft and high quality. Totally comfortable too. It even comes in compostable packaging. I could not be more pleased or impressed with this item. I highly recommend.- beachgirl123

23. Zella Splits Ribbed Tank

Enlightening Review: Very flattering and goes with anything. i can pair this tank with leggings, jeans, shorts, or sweats and it looks great with all of them. The material is heavy enough that it is not see through and feels very high quality.- tbarbera

24. Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Bike Shorts

Enlightening Review: These fit like a dream! So flattering in every sense of the word. They will accentuate what you want and hide what you don’t. Plus the side pockets are uber convenient. A must for anyone on the hunt. Worth every penny. Purchased a medium.- Solecito571

25. Zella All Day Oversize T-Shirt

Enlightening Review: This top is the perfect weight and length for throwing over exercise capris or leggings for errand running right now. The fabric is thin but because of its color it’s not see-through. I wash it in a lingerie bag on normal cycle with other tops and hang to dry. Love it and wish there were other colors to choose from. It fits as pictured.- OrigKorky

26. Sweaty Betty Gary Jumpsuit

Enlightening Review: I bought this after reading the mixed reviews and I am so glad I did. I adore it. I did size down from my usual SB medium and think it fits lovely. A very flattering material which I think will wash perfectly..thank you SB! More colours Nurse_Jen

27. Girlfriend Collective High Waist 7/8 Leggings

Enlightening Review: Girlfriend collective leggings are remarkably, soft, opaque flattering even in light colors like foam. As a yoga teacher teaching from home right now, I am trying alternatives to Lululemon that are more sustainable in brighter colors. Girlfriend collective is a favorite that photographs well and can be worn all day comfortably.- JoFit

28. Zella Studio Lite Longline Sports Bra

Enlightening Review: This bra is so comfortable! I am a 36-38 DD and I purchased a large and it fits great. I love that it’s longer than a typical sports bra, that makes it even more comfortable in my opinion. The color is beautiful and so is the material! You want this bra in your life.- Mercedes52

29. Zella West Coast Asymmetrical Zip Hoodie

Enlightening Review: very comfortable and soft and sylish and will be suitable for cold weather. i like the flap that fits behind the zipper to prevent cold air from flowing through zipper. i am 5’3″ and the length is perfect – very often tops are just too too long for my height.- JScholl

30. Zella Liana Long Sleeve Recycled Blend Performance T-Shirt

Enlightening Review: The soft fabric and true to size fit help to make this long sleeve performance t-shirt both comfortable and good looking. It works well with other Zella garments and it is easy to care for. Zella is my go to brand for style and comfort.- pavers1

31. Sportswear Knit Palazzo Pants

Enlightening Review: I purchased some oversized pants from another sportswear brand and they were terrible, so I was leary of trying these. But, the online picture looks good and many of the reviews in my size were good, so I gave it a go. I am so glad I purchased them. I wear a 16/18 and I a 5’7. I got the XL and they are awesome. The waist is a tiny bit snug but stretches out. The legs are fantastic and so classy. They are huge but the pleat is well done. Yes, they are long, but with a 3 inch horsebit mule or a stiletto or pump, they look fantastic. These can be worn casual or dressy. I have ordered a 2nd pair in black and another in gray.- Darlink

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