Our Favorite Workout Shorts for Women

Don't head out to your next exercise session without a pair of comfortable workout shorts.

Don’t head out to your next exercise session without a pair of comfortable workout shorts. (Pexels/)

Workout shorts can make you feel so good during your workout. But finding a pair of women’s workout shorts that aren’t too tight or too loose is a bit of work. Do you want compression? Do you want flexibility? Do you want to make an impression? Try these workout shorts for women.

This cut helps keep you covered when you’re doing yoga, triathlon training, or doing CrossFit.

This cut helps keep you covered when you’re doing yoga, triathlon training, or doing CrossFit. (BALEAF Women’s 8″ /5″ High Waist Biker/)

One for the keys and one for the phone, we like having two pockets on these bike shorts. The compression fabric keeps you in place as you work out. Not only are these a little high-waisted (think muffin-top covering) but the 13 percent spandex helps with a wide tummy-flattening waistband. You don’t need to be training for the cycling grand prix to appreciate how these bike shorts for women feel and fit. You’ll love the breathable fabric that pulls out moisture to help keep you cool. And there are dozens of color options, too.

These look great paired with a tank top or a sleeveless shirt.

These look great paired with a tank top or a sleeveless shirt. (Colosseum Active Women’s Simone/)

The dolphin design and 3.5-inch inseam allow for movement while running, jumping, and climbing. Who likes putting on shorts with lining? Anyone? No, that’s why having this double-layered fabric is a great feature, so you don’t need a liner. Keeps you covered without any hassles. The double seaming adds an elegant touch to the cotton/poly blend shorts.

The stretchy style of these 5-inch inseams is a perfect length for activity.

The stretchy style of these 5-inch inseams is a perfect length for activity. (Liberty Imports Pack of 5 /)

Old-school with the internal drawstring and the elastic waistband, you can wear these shorts to the climbing gym or the hiking trail. It’s long enough to cover, but short enough to allow for dynamic motion. Please note that your daughters may borrow them right out of the dryer. The black zippers are a nice feature on all five heathered colors of these training shorts.

Slide slits allow for the big movements of pilates, yoga, and even martial arts.

Slide slits allow for the big movements of pilates, yoga, and even martial arts. (Blooming Jelly /)

It’s great not to have to worry about dropping something important, and the small zippered pocket on these running shorts keeps your valuables secure while you’re on the go. You’ll like the silky feeling of these shorts. The wide triple elastic waistband is comfortable and won’t bind even during those sets of crunches. No worries, because the soft fabric is light, and the thin stretchy liner isn’t baggy, so it stays put while you’re on the trail or the treadmill.

The knit waistband has a drawstring so you wear them low on your hips or your waist.

The knit waistband has a drawstring so you wear them low on your hips or your waist. (YOGA Women’s Quick-Dry Athletic Sports/)

If you want to look like a million bucks without spending that much, these shorts are your workout answer. The breezy fabric dries quickly, making them great for running, lifting, or tri-training. The lining of these shorts provides opacity and prevents chafing during your workouts. Its four-inch length elongates your leg while keeping you covered. The cut design on the back of these shorts not only provides visual interest, but the tailoring is flattering to most body sizes and shapes.

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