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Support Your Workout with Compression Clothing for Women

It's the compression fit you crave when you're working out. Pull on compression clothing for women from DICK'S Sporting Goods for a curve-hugging silhouette that helps support your training goals.

Compression clothing is engineered to support your body as you train. Get the right look for training with women's compression shirts and long-sleeves, capris and more. Wear a compression sports bra beneath your favorite tee for a comfortable workout, or layer compression pants as a baselayer when temperatures delve.

Mix and match women's compression clothing for your next workout. Pick up gear from your favorite brands, like Nike®, Under Armour®, Champion® and SECOND SKIN®.

Compression clothing for women supports muscles and speeds up recovery time post-training. Turn to compression apparel to increase your blood circulation and fend off muscle fatigue, so you can perform at your peak. A figure-flattering compression fit keeps you confident as you train. Look for stylish women's compression gear that matches your personal style - from fun printed compression shorts to sporty black compression pants.

For more, browse all women's workout clothing from DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Expert Advice

Whether you're logging miles or perfecting yoga poses, compression clothing is the perfect addition to your active lifestyle.

Outlast chilly weather in cold compression gear, or wear compression shorts for a lightweight, breathable feel when it's hot.

Polish your workout wardrobe with pieces like compression tank tops and zip-up shirts. Expect compression clothing for women to allow for a full range of movement with four-way stretch fabrication. Garments designed with flatlock seams prevent uncomfortable bunching, chafing and irritation as you move.

Choose women's compression gear designed with moisture-wicking technology, which works to pull perspiration from your skin to keep you fresh and dry feeling. For training outdoors, look for apparel designed with UV ray-blocking fabrication.

For a seamless silhouette, choose women's compression pants, capris and shorts that feature a wide, flat waistband.


Frequently Asked Questions About Compression Clothing for Women

What is compression technology?

Compression technology applies increased pressure on certain areas of the body to support blood flow. This technology is built into apparel, such as shirts, shorts and sleeves, with the aim of supporting athletic performance.

How does compression clothing work?

Compression technology utilizes tighter-fitting fabric to help support circulation to the core and/or select muscle groups. One version of the technology, called graduated compression, targets the extremities in order to redirect blood flow back to the heart, while another, called compartmental compression, aims for more specific areas.

What is compression clothing made of?

Compression clothing is typically made from a blend of spandex and nylon.

What are the benefits of compression gear?

Compression clothes are designed to promote increased blood flow, which supports oxygen delivery to the muscles. This not only helps support an athlete’s performance, but it may also assists with post-workout recovery due to a reduction in the build-up of lactic acid. Besides reduced muscle fatigue during and after an athlete’s workout, compression technology may also lessen muscle oscillation, cut down on chafing and wick sweat.

What is compression clothing good for?

Compression clothing can be beneficial for athletes of almost any sport. Lower-body apparel, like women’s compression pants and women’s compression shorts, may particularly help runners, while upper-body compression items, such as women’s compression shirts and compression socks and sleeves, can be especially helpful in football and baseball.

How should compression clothing fit?

Compression apparel should have a tight, body-hugging fit. Exactly how tight, though, depends on the level of compression, which can range from mild to extra firm and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg):

  • Mild compression: 8–15 mmHg
  • Moderate compression: 15–20 mmHg
  • Firm compression: 20–30 mmHg
  • Extra Firm Compression: 30–40mmHg

Most athletes benefit from mild- to moderate-grade compression, while firm and extra-firm levels should only be worn under medical supervision.


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