Girlfriend Collective: The Complete Guide and Review

Words By Hannah Abu

When it comes to stopping for activewear, the options can be overwhelming. With countless sports brands out there, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of choices! Join us at The Sports Edit where we curate the finest brands and shine a spotlight on the very best.

One of our absolute favourite brands is the Girlfriend Collective. Read our guide and review to discover everything you need to know.

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If you’re looking to refresh your legging collection or try something new, Girlfriend Collective’s collection of leggings are a must try. With their compressive fit and commitment to being eco-friendly, there’s a whole lot to love about them!

In addition to being the perfect all rounder, prepare to be amazed by the incredible range of colours in the Girlfriend Collective leggings collection. They have it all, whether you're in the mood for bold and vibrant shades or prefer more subtle and classic tones. From striking reds and blues to calming neutrals and earthy tones, there's a colour to match every mood and occasion.

Compressive High Waisted Leggings

First up, the Compressive High Waisted Leggings feature a four-way stretch, breathable material, and are also sweat-wicking. That means that you will be comfortable and confident no matter what type of exercise you’re doing. Holds you in – so you never feel held back.

You can expect maximum coverage with this full-length design. If it's your first pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings, we'd suggest a muted look in a neutral black tone. Neat.

These leggings feature Girlfriend Collective’s best-selling fabric, which smooths your shape and gives you the maximum hold and support for high-intensity activities. Made from recycled water bottles, these squat-proof leggings are also UPF 50+.

TSE tip: your normal size will initially feel tight, but will mould to you over time. Get a size up if you prefer a less compressive fit or are between sizes.

Best for: Running & HIIT

Feels like: Slick, sturdy, buttery soft.

High Waisted Pocket Leggings

Want somewhere to store your trinkets while you work out? The High Waisted Pocket Leggings are worth your time. Available in six beautifully understated colours (we love the Moss tone!), these leggings have everything that you need.

Grab a pair of these, and you can also expect a compressive fit, four-way stretch, and double side pockets, which can fit your phone.

FLOAT High Waisted Leggings

With a matte fabric finish and sheer-proof material, the FLOAT High Waisted Leggings always come out on top. If you’re looking for leggings to wear to the gym for lighter exercise or to brunch, you’ve found them here. Feels soft, works hard — for you and the planet.

The FLOAT fabric is lighter than the Compressive Leggings, making them perfect for warmer days, sweaty workouts or just lounging around! As the name suggests, these ones sport a high waisted design and are available in bespoke colours to boot. This ultralight, ultrasoft fabric gives you a nearly-naked feel to keep you cool and comfortable during those bendy poses.

Best for: Yoga & pilates

Feels like: Buttery soft, light and billowy

Features side and back seams contour shape, flexible front panel great for active and leisure, slip-resistant waistband, and a fabric that is pet hair and lint resistant.