Calling all hippies and lovers of color! If you’re looking for tie dye activewear, we’ve got what you need right here.
The tie dye pattern can be dated back to 500 AD. Japanese (Shibori), Indonesian (Batik), Indian, Thai and African cultures also have their versions of tie-dye.
Tie dye is characterized by bold primary colors and vibrant designs. In 1909, Professor Charles E. Pellow of Columbia University acquired some tie dye fabrics and explained the process in his teachings at the university.
It wasn’t until the 1960’s and into the 1970’s when tie dye became popular in the hippie movement and symbolized an expression of personality, freedom and love.
Today tie dye represents happiness and the bright colors seemingly uplift the mood in any setting.
Here are our top picks for tie dye leggings, sports bras and more. We hope you love them!
When we make our list of best leggings, we rate them on eco-friendliness, cost, design, performance and fair company ethics (fair pay, equal opportunity, etc.). We only want to share the best for us and our environment with our readers.
Best Tie Dye Leggings and Activewear
Celestine makes fabrics that are to dye for. Get it? Their super-soft fabrics offer a lot of compression and won’t pill or snag. The sets are bright colored and will lift your mood during any workout sesh.
Splits59 released their tie dye collection this Summer 2019. I am all for it. All the colors of the rainbow (ROYGBIV) is clearly represented in this set.
#3 Electric & Rose
Electric & Rose makes activewear from organic cotton. Their bohemian SoCal vibe will want you chilling in their pieces all day.
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lululemon offered tie dye prints with their Shibori collection back in 2017.
Terez makes a good amount of tie dye printed leggings. They offer long and capri length bottoms with a high or regular waistband.
Liquido uses a buttery fabric that feels like cotton balls hugging your legs. We recommend sizing up in Liquido.
Onzie makes quick-drying activewear for men and women. Their gear is perfect for getting sweaty in and actually works better when activated with sweat.
Zuvi makes lots of tie dye prints. Their fabrics are eco-friendly and made in LA. Their fabric is slick and soft, making it great for low-impact activities like yoga.
We recommend sizing up in Zuvi. I wear a size 6 in lululemon and typically fit a medium in Zuvi leggings.
#11 Spiritual Gangster
Spiritual Gangster makes beach and Bohemian style apparel for men, women and children. Their tie dye pants and tops are comfy and great for lounging around in as well as to yoga and other low-impact sports.
Athleta makes tie dye leggings using their super soft Powervita fabric! The Salutation tight is one of our favorite silhouettes.
Tory Sport is an activewear brand by Tory Burch. They make a tie dye set that comes with a matching sports bra and long sleeve shirt.
Hard Tail makes leggings, sport bras, dresses, hoodies and more from their super soft and organic fabric. Their brand is sustainable and great for low-impact activities.
LNA makes super soft cotton fabric leggings and tops. Their tie dye pieces are great for layering and adding color to your wardrobe.
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#17 Free People Movement
Free People Movement makes seamless tie dye leggings in light pastel hues. I love how comfy and versatile Free People activewear can be.
#18 Gap Fit
Gap Fit is Gap’s affordable activewear line for men and women. They have tie dye bottoms and sports bra sets. I love the green tie dye print because it looks almost like a crystal.