Sports bras to sneakers: What Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora wear to the gym
From Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Malaika Arora to Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor, scroll down for all the sartorial inspiration you need on dressing up for the gym from top Bollywood celebrities.
For Bollywood’s leading ladies — Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor, amongst others — working out is often a non-negotiable to-do on their daily agenda, whether they’re on the home turf or filming overseas. In the process, they’ve not just mastered the plank, but also the art of sweating it out in style. Whatever your fitness routine — whether you’re learning the nuances of martial arts, hitting a Pilates class, trying out slightly more energetic workouts, like brisk walking and cycling, kick-starting your fitness journey by joining a gym for the first time in your life or simply playing sports — here's how you can always look cool. Ready? Just keep scrolling to see the most stylish celebrity workout looks you can easily copy for yourself:
Kareena Kapoor Khan
If actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is photographed off duty in Mumbai, there's a pretty good chance she's en route to the gym. The fitness pro — who sparked off the gym look trend with her post-pregnancy workout wardrobe in early 2017 — is serious about her workouts, to say the least. How else do you think she got those washboard abs and calves of steel that she shows off regularly? Since she's constantly photographed in her activewear clothes, we're privy to exactly what Kareena Kapoor Khan wears for her workout sessions. Be it power yoga or Pilates, sifting through her gym outfits, we noticed that key pieces kept popping up in almost every look. The star tends to favour all-black looks — generally a combination of leggings and sports bras. She even elevated her favoured combination with a gold jacket once.
Another avid lover of yoga and Pilates, reality TV judge and former VJ, Malaika Arora, on the other hand, likes to keep things interesting. She will hit her aerial yoga class in black ripped leggings and a cut-out sports bra on one day and change it up for a grey shorts and bra set on another. A pop of colour is often injected by way of pink sneakers or neon tees.
And then there is actress Deepika Padukone, who is partial to her coloured sports bras, worn with black tights. Take a closer look at Padukone’s sports bra collection and you’ll see she prefers well-fitted, full coverage options that offer a lot of support, unlike Malaika Arora, who switches between low-impact bras (the decolletage-baring strappy styles) and medium ones (the high-neck sports bras). Deepika Padukone also regularly relies on Nike sneakers, in case you're in the market for a new pair of shoes.
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Apart from Kareena Kapoor Khan, you’re also likely to spot the head-to-toe monochrome gym looks on Katrina Kaif. The actress is a fan of super-simple and minimalist gym looks. If your gym style (and everyday style) is more on the minimal side, then the move for you is to invest in simple matching sets, like Katrina Kaif. We don’t know how, but no matter how plain a sports bra or pair of leggings can be, if you’re wearing ones that match, you just look cool automatically, as Kaif has often demonstrated.
Unlike Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, Janhvi Kapoor is more experimental with her choices. The star opts for strappy numbers and halter-neck styles in a vibrant colour palette, or picks sports bras featuring cut-outs in the front. If you’re more inclined to statement pieces and items that stand out, simply opt for tops, sports bras, and leggings that are detailed, rather than plain, a la Janhvi Kapoor. Think cool cutouts and mesh inserts. Moreover, Kapoor, who was often papped exiting her Pilates sessions long before her debut film Dhadak hit the silver screen in 2018, seemingly owns an extensive wardrobe of gym shorts in a rainbow of colours.
Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan loves her snug shorts as well, which she often teams with slogan tanks and clear bags. The Simmba actress also loves to rotate through her collection of cropped hoodies — she owns several different variations in a slew of colours. Statement sporty pieces ensure that no gym outfit Sara Ali Khan wears ever looks basic.