Keeping it tight: Our favorite bottoms for the summer

In need of new shorts or capris but don't know where to start your search? We got you covered! We searched around to find the latest and greatest bottoms for your daily workouts. From running shorts, yoga pants to compression, and everything in between, keep reading to find your perfect fit for a great workout. Keep reading to get started.

When it's time to pick the perfect bottoms for your workouts, there are a few things you always want to take into consideration: 

  1. What type of workout will you be doing? For example, if you're doing hot yoga, a long tight probably isn't the best idea.
  2. What type of material are you looking for? If you're worried about your thighs rubbing together, you may want to stick with spandex shorts instead of loose flowy shorts to prevent chaffing. 
  3. No cotton, ever. Make sure your bottoms are made with polyester, spandex and other moisture wicking fabrics that will pull moisture and sweat away from your body. 
  4. Cute but comfortable. Be sure to try on your bottoms before making your purchase. Just because they look good on the rack, it doesn't mean they'll feel good on your skin. 

Below you'll find 8 styles of shorts and bottoms to give you an idea of what you should be looking for in a summer bottom. Find your favorite and let us know what your favorite summer bottoms are in the comments section below. 

Only Atoms Momentum Running Short: $62

Only Atoms designed the Momentum to be just right, fit well and look good, as is. A running short that also looks good, made of top-quality fabrics, isn't too flashy, is functional with the details we need to run a half marathon, but versatile and simple enough to wear to our other workouts (yoga, gym, cycling), while running with friends, and look good at brunch afterwards.


  1. 2 Pockets: Back pocket with flat reflective and front interior pocket fits hairbands, more gel's, tissues, etc.
  2. Anti-chafing flat seams
  3.  Crafted by humans in NYC, USA

Brooks Streaker Running Capris: $85

Ultra-Comfort Capri Pant with Seamless Style. When comfort is the order of the day, these ultra-soft capri running pants for women earn their stripes. Chafe-free, flatlock seams make them feel like a second skin, and our DriLayer® Adapt fabric gives you a personalized fit every time you slide on this form-fitting pant.


  1. DriLayer® Adapt for a personalized fit with every wear
  2. Chafe-free, flatlock seams
  3. Wide, flat waistband with center back pocket

Oiselle Fancy Stride Shorts: $48

The no budge, just right compression short meets a slightly sheer side panel and spring 2016's bold prints and hues. Zip pocket at waist for key, card or gel.


  1. Plya™ Compression (85% poly / 15% spandex)
  2. mesh side panels
  3. zip pocket at front hip
  4. 4.75" inseam (all sizes)


Turn heads in gym with these bright (and fun!) mesh capris by Athleta. Perfect for running, working out at the gym, or outdoor yoga. These pants are breathable, stretchable, and just great to look at.


  1. Ultra-comfortable wide waistband
  2. Mesh ventilation lets sweat escape (and looks good, to boot)
  3. Breathable CoolMax® crotch gusset

The Nike Power Speed Women's Running Capris are perfect for those speedwork sessions coming up for your Fall training. Feel confident in your sprints as they help you with mobility, regulating your body tempature, and the feeling of comfortability as you work towards your new PR.


  1. Strategic screen-print supports key muscles.
  2. High-stretch fabric offers a compressive feel.
  3. Zip pocket with vapour barrier protects stored items.

Nike Pro 7" Cool Shorts: $30

The Nike Pro 7" Cool Women's Training Shorts are made with sweat-wicking stretch fabric and flat seams for a snug, comfortable fit and locked-in feel during your workout.


  1. Side seams trace your natural shape for optimal movement
  2. Nike Pro Cool fabric keeps you cool when the action heats up
  3. 7" inseam based on size medium

Not capris but they are so damn cute! The new ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
STUDIO STRIPE TIGHTS are great for your low impact workouts like yoga and barre. Feel confident while in downward facing dog or warrior pose with these fun strips. 


  1. Tight fit -- Don't have to worry about them slipping!
  2. Climalite® fabric sweeps sweat away from your skin
  3. Back ankle zips

Worried about how your curves look in capris? Well you don't have to worry with the New Balance Premium Performance! Perfect for the gym, these mid rise pants keeps that tummy in check during your entire workout. Gone are the days where you have to keep pulling up your pants every time you switched a routine.


  1. Contour waistband with power mesh
  2. Mid rise
  3. Top edge waistband key pocket

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