The Workout Tops You'll Actually Want to Wear Outside of the Gym, Too

The 20 Best Long-Sleeve Workout Tops for Women, Period


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When shopping for workout tops, you probably want them to be comfortable, functional (i.e., sweat-wicking), and easy to move in. And I guess it doesn't hurt for it them to look flattering and stylish, too.

Tanks and tees are go-tos for a lot of people, but I wouldn't forget about those long-sleeve tops. They're just so versatile because they're a great transition piece when we're going from winter to spring or even fall to winter. I normally wear mine with a sports bra so that when I get to a studio class and feel a little chilly, I can take it off after the warm-up. After class, I'll put it back on as an extra layer and can wear it for pretty much the rest of the day if I've got errands to do after the gym or am meeting friends.

There are so many different types of fits for long-sleeve workout tops for women—from cropped to longer-length to ones that are super formfitting and others that are a little bit roomier. Take a look at some options below.

This top is just the right length if you don't want something that's cropped but you don't want something extra baggy.

Wear this on your morning runs. It has a hood to keep you warm and thumbhole cuffs to keep your sleeves in place.

For something a little bit more stylish and modern, try this shirt with an asymmetrical cutout.

This top has a cropped fit with a knotted front so it hugs your body and no fabric gets in the way while you're working out.

Made with heavyweight jersey fabric, this long-sleeve tee is sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and extra stretchy.

This ribbed top is fast-drying and functional, so you won't have to worry about overheating during your workout.

Designed for running and training, this top has minimal seams, which equals no chafing.

You'll be able to keep your cool during workouts thanks to the drapey open-back design.

Wear this super-soft long-sleeve for workouts, lounging, and more. 

FP Movement's top has enough breathability details to get you through the sweatiest workout—there's the cutout in the front and pinholes at the seams.

Designed for medium- to high-impact workouts, this long-sleeve half-zip features chafe-free, seamless construction and antimicrobial technology to eliminate odor.

The cool thing about this performance T-shirt is it has a thumbhole sleeve with a watch window, so it's easy to look at your progress during your sweat session.

This pullover has a loose fit, so it's comfortable to wear during your yoga class or outside of the studio.

You can't go wrong with a fun tie-dye style—that activewear trend is still alive and well.

This tee is made with Lululemon's Everlux fabric, which dries super quickly and is sweat-wicking, supportive, breathable, and stretchy. It's also cool and sleek on the inside and soft and brushed on the outside.

The seamless, relaxed-fit T-shirt works well for all types of workouts, whether you're doing yoga, indoor cycling, or HIIT. It also features a long hem in the back for more coverage.

The name of this long-sleeve shirt speaks for itself: All Day. The comfy piece is made with Outdoor Voices' lightweight and soft CloudKnit fabric.

Athleta's semi-fitted top is designed for indoor and outdoor yoga practices. It features mesh ventilation for breathability.

If you love Lululemon's Align leggings, you're probably going to love the brand's Align top. It's made of the same buttery-soft fabric and is weightless, sweat-wicking, and stretchy.

This tailored, quick-drying top also features a reflective logo at the back for visibility.