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Must Have Running Gear For Curvy Girls


I have learned a lot since I have started running about what works and what doesn’t. At first I thought I would pass out on the course without my own hydration in hand but later on I realized that I would be fine.

I also realized that my running experience being a thick girl is completely different from someone who is uh, not so thick. I had to learn and adjust pretty quickly and there are three things that I am sure every curvy girl needs when running.

Must Have Running Gear For Curvy Girls


When I first started running I was stuffing my phone, keys, fuel and MORE all in my sports bra and in my pants. I did so because there is so much um, real estate, but after a while it becomes really uncomfortable.

Instead I purchased a FlipBelt which held all of the above items and more. Unlike a lot of running belts, the FlipBelt stays right on your waist (as long as you get the right size!)

Squat Proof Pants

This one is a biggie! I have tons of workout clothes–so much it really is the largest collection of clothes that I have. I have pants, capris and shorts from all kids of designers and I know which ones past the squat test and which ones don’t.

There is nothing more uncomfortable than going out for a run and giving the neighborhood a show because your pants won’t stay secure on your waist. If you buy new pants and you try them on, be sure to do the squat test.

Squat 4-5 times and if the top of the pants comes down AT ALL then you can’t use those pants to run in. Some days its hard enough getting out for a run who wants to constantly adjust as well?

A really good sports bra

Those of us with more on top have to work a little harder to keep the jiggle to a minimum. Personally I have been through a million sports bras, some with barely any support, some with too much support (uniboob anyone?) but it is super important to find a bra that works for you.

Check out these 28 Bras You Can Get On Amazon That’ll Actually Fit Anyone With Big Boobs.

My favorite sports bra is actually made by Mizuno and I randomly picked it up because it was on sale at my favorite running shop.

What are some other great running posts to check out?

Every Woman’s Body is REAL – Curvy or Not

5 Reasons Why Curvy Yoga Is Completely Inspiring

Beginner’s Guide For Running & Quick Tips To Get You Started Today

 Did I leave anything off the list of must have running gear for curvy girls? What is the ONE thing you need to have on your run?

Jennifer eppert

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Could you recommend some running shorts or pants that you've found to hold up to the test?


Tuesday 1st of September 2015

HI Jennifer!

Yes, the ones that work best for me are the Xersion brand from Jcpenney, the Old Navy Compression pants, the capris from ElevenbyVenus and pretty much any capri/legging with a shoestring type of tie in the front.

Hope this helps!! <3 Nellie


Thursday 7th of May 2015

i really really need a flipbelt. I don't have as estate as some! Lol


Wednesday 6th of May 2015

LOVE the squat test...gonna have to do that next time I go buy workout pants. I have one of those iPhone armbands, and while the Husband loves his, I hate it. H.A.T.E. Might have to put a fipbelt on my wishlist after my belly shrinks back down this fall. Thanks for the tips!


Tuesday 5th of May 2015

I'm not a runner and not very curvy (although my hips are) but I want a Flipbelt too! That sounds awesome. And just cozy pants seem key. Mine are always falling down or riding up.


Tuesday 5th of May 2015

Since I have big tatas I need a good sports bra and it's hard to find in my size. I have been using the cheap ones that don't fit quite right and boobs hit me in the left eye. I can't work out like that. I need someone to come up with a low cost bra for workouts for big girls.