From warming up for exercise to even during those all-important rest days, we’d gladly spend all our time in comfy athleisure clothes. When we looked around, we were hard-pressed to find a brand that does supportive-yet-lightweight athleisure sets better than Lululemon. The brand is practically the pioneer and purveyor of expertly-made performance wear for any and every occasion. And we found matching sets to be the easiest way to optimize our outfits. The best Lululemon matching sets range from the lounge to workout sets, whether you’re running a marathon or running errands. Or even if you’re just throwing on workout clothes. That’s why we combed through the brand’s bestsellers to put together a guide to the styles and matching sets that go best together. After all, matching sets are the best way to look stylish and put together with the least amount of effort.
The Cold Weather Softstreme Sweatsuit
We live in a place where it’s perenially cold, so we were in the market for the softest and coziest sweatsuit we could fathom. That’s why we chose Lulu’s Softstreme set, which is not only warm and fuzzy, but is gorgeous-looking for an on-point ensemble as well.
We’re talking, of course, about the Lululemon Perfectly Oversized Cropped Crew, which is made from super-soft fabric with a peach-fuzz matte finish that made it impossible for us to take this pullover off. Not only is the fabric quick-drying, but also it’s machine washable and has four-way stretchability. What’s more, 100% polyester in this fabric is recycled, which made it perfect for eco-conscious peeps like us.
Complementing it was the Lululemon Softstreme Relaxed High-Rise Pant. The fabric, which is literally called Softstreme, is really soft, cozy, and warm. Hence, this made for the ideal fall and winter matching set for us. The high-rise waist is as defining as it’s comfy, while the full length with the hem sits right at the ankle. So, we were able to wear it with heels and flats without worrying about it getting dirty at the bottom.
- This matching set comes in many color and size options.
- We loved wearing this matching set whenever the weather turned colder.
- The Softstreme fabric is as durable as it’s giving.
- The full-length pant might be slightly disconcerting for those who’re used to ankle-length leggings.
The Align Shorts and Serene Bra Set
We’re people who love either outdoor workouts or getting sweaty in a heated-up room for some time of hot yoga. That’s why we went looking for comfortable and lightweight pieces from Lulu and stumbled upon this unique combination.
Behold the Lululemon Align Shorts, which are the shorts version of their iconic Align pants. These shorts are made from the buttery soft Nulu fabric, which feels weightless, is breathable and sweat-wicking, and is even stretchable for ways. Not only is it lined for coverage, but it can also be machine washed, which we found to be convenient. However, the best bit is that it comes with a hidden waistband pocket where we could slip in our keys, cards, and even smaller smartphones.
We paired the shorts with the Lululemon “Free to Be Serene” Bra, which is a great option for those of us with larger chests but looking for lighter support. The strappy open back and the coverage for C and D cups up front allow for a full range of motion. And since it’s made from the Luxtreme fabric, the bra is breathable, sweat-wicking, slick, and with four-way stretch. Our kind of clothes, indeed.
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- The bra and shorts both are breathable, sweat-wicking, and soft to the touch.
- Both offer a full and complete range of motion.
- They come in a host of color and size options.
- Plus-sized people might not be comfortable with the bra and shorts combination.
The Align Set
When we hear Lululemon, we hear “Align.” The Align line of products from the brand is a cult favorite, and we thought this is the set even we should begin with. Not only are both the top and bottom flattering and comfortable, but they also come in a bunch of colors.
While many will pair it with the Lululemon Align Bra, we’ve gone ahead and paired it with the Lululemon Align Tank Top. That’s because the top has an in-built bra, adding to the comfort. This tank is especially a favorite with heavy-chested women who require wearing a bra and a fitted tank. It’s specially designed for low-impact activities and has the optimum level of support that we require from an everyday bra. Moreover, the cropped length of the tank matches perfectly with the high waist of the leggings below – a feature we loved.
‘The Align set is our favorite because it goes well with just about any errand or occasion. Plus, it’s so comfortable!”WOW Travel
Now, we come to the big leagues, which is the Lululemon Align Pant, which is THE iconic Lulu bottom and a closet staple for any lady. For one, we love the pant’s buttery soft Nulu fabric, which is not only flattering but truly next level when it comes to comfort. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the best Lululemon leggings for women.
- Both the Align tank and bottoms come in the widest range of sizes and colors available on Lulu.
- The fabric they’re made of is breathable, soft, and very comfortable.
- They’re both as stylish as it gets in the world of athleisure.
- Some of the lighter colors might not be flattering to plus-size women.
The Hoodie and Jogger Set
Airport looks have become all-important now, especially since comfort is the most important factor. And if you run cold like us, then you need the Hoodie and Jogger Set from Lulu in your lives. This casual sweatset is sleek, cool, and super comfortable enough for us to wear every day.
We’re totally in love with the Lululemon Scuba Oversized Half-Zip Hoodie for the warmth and comfort it provides. The half-zip silhouette of the sweatshirt ensures complete protection from the elements when needed, and we could keep it open whenever we wanted for comfort. We especially loved the naturally breathable, lightweight, and soft cotton-blend fleece fabric. Plus, the oversized fit ensured that we could layer this sweatshirt onto other clothes. In fact, this item is so popular that the brand has a purchase limit on it! So, we could buy up to 5 of the same color, or 10 such sweatshirts of different colors.
On the bottom, we paired it with the Lululemon Dance Studio Mid-Rise Joggers, which are extremely lightweight as they’re made from the brand’s proprietary Luxtreme fabric. So, they felt comfortable and soft, and they still wicked sweat. Not just this, but the joggers also have front-hand pockets with a hidden card sleeve and a zipper pocket. Plus, the waistband drawcord helped us customize the fit too.
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- The joggers and scuba hoodie are made from very comfortable fabric.
- Both of them come in multiple sizes and colors.
- Both the hoodie and joggers are breathable and comfortable.
- The closed design of the joggers might not appeal to everyone.
The Hotty High-Rise Lined Short Set
Not all matching sets need to have full-length bottoms, which is why we loved the Lululemon Hotty High-Rise Lined Short Set. Mindfulness-focused streetwear label Madhappy joins the brand on this special collaboration that we’re absolutely in love with.
The first part of this workout set is the Lululemon Hotty Hot High-Rise Lined Short, which is a four-inch short perfect for running. In fact, the shorts have supported us through short runs both mentally and physically this spring. Not only did we feel good in this lightweight gear, but we also ran with more confidence. We especially love the iconic wide-leg openings and the curved hems that maximize movement. The mesh fabric panels and the infinity drawcord for a customizable fit wrap up the features.
The Lululemon Energy Longline Bra has been voted the likeliest to be worn multiple times a week, and we agree wholeheartedly. This all-sport bra is versatile and comfortable and is made from the brand’s Luxtreme fabric for low-friction support. Not only is it breathable, but it’s also sweat-wicking, is stretchable four ways, and feels cool to the touch.
- The bra is supportive, and the shorts ensure easy movement.
- They come in a whole lot of sizes and colors.
- They’re customizable to the fit.
- Not everyone might be comfortable with shorts.
The Wunder Train Set
No list if of the best matching from Lulu is complete without mentioning the Wunder Train series.
The Lululemon Wunder Train Racerback Tank Top boasts medium support, perfect for our harder workouts without feeling too constricting. What’s more, it’s made from the brand’s proprietary and fastest-drying Everlux fabric. It comes in sizes ranging from 0 to 20, as well as in a plethora of colors, including the lovely Kelly Green that we chose. The best bit is that it has not only an in-built shelf bra for coverage and support but also pockets for cups that are both optional and, thus, removable.
On the bottom, we have the matching Lululemon Wunder Train High-Rise Tights. The best thing we love about these tights is the side drop-in pockets, which allow us to slip in small yet important things like keys and cell phones. In fact, there’s even a hidden pocket in the waistband with space for our cards. Moreover, these tights are also made from Everlux fabric and come with a waistband drawcord. It kept our leggings in place, so we didn’t have to pull them up all the time.
- The top and bottom are made from Lulu’s proprietary fast-drying Everlux fabric.
- Both come in a plethora of sizes and color options.
- They’re both fit-customizable.
- None, really.
How To Choose The Best Lululemon Matching Sets?
When we were looking for matching sets, we considered that some of Lulu’s sets are sold separately. So, we needed to consider if our size was the same on the top and the bottom. If yours is the same, then you’re the luckiest person in the world. However, the trick is to try sizing up for the vast majority with two different sizes. You can handle the top being a little big rather than the bottom being too small to pull on.
When it comes to workout sets, we’d suggest going for darker colors. Popular colors include gray, black, navy, etc., as they don’t seem as repetitive as neons, pastels, and patterns.
Finally, we come to the all-important material bit. Notwithstanding where we’d be wearing our set, the material does matter. So, we looked for moisture-wicking fabric that would keep us dry and cool during a workout. To that end, we looked for fabrics with mesh or ventilation holes that would allow us to breathe.
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How can you style a matching set?
Accessories are a foolproof way of dressing up a matching set. Think statement accessories such as watches, scarves, bracelets, and earrings.
Does Lululemon sell workout sets?
While they aren’t specifically sold as sets, Lululemon has a wide variety of functional and versatile tops and bottoms that can be paired together as a set.
Why are matching sets so popular?
That’s because they’re a low-effort way to look put together, stylish, and cute. Monochromatic outfits are particularly very trendy nowadays for both streetwear and activewear.
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