Can YOU tell the high street workout gear from designer ones?

Can YOU tell the high street workout gear from designer ones?

Can YOU tell the £20.50 workout look from one that costs £1,665? As M&S and Sainsbury’s unveil new activewear ranges Femail challenges you to tell the Prada gear from the high street kit

  • From M&S to George by Asda, activewear is everywhere you turn in January
  • But can you tell which outfits are high street, and which are high end?  
  • The cheapest costs just £20.50 and the most expensive an eye-watering £1,665 

From supermarkets to high-end fashion houses, retailers across the board have released new activewear ranges in the hope of enticing customers who’ve promised themselves they’ll get moving in the new year.    

High street stalwart M&S is winning praise from shoppers over its Good Move line, while well-heeled shoppers can’t resist pricey specialist labels like Sweaty Betty and Lululemon. 

Italian designer Prada is getting in on the action with a selection of leggings, vests and crop tops – complete with eye-watering price tags. At the other end of the spectrum are supermarket own brand labels like George by Asda and Tu by Sainsbury’s, which have pieces for £10 or less. 

But can you tell them apart? Femail has rounded up a selection of workout looks from a range of price points – starting from £20.50 and going all the way up to £1,665 so you can put yourself to the test. Scroll down to see the looks and then check the results at the bottom of the story. 

A touch of pink and printed leggings… does one of these outfits costs more than £1,000?  


1. Prada: £1,665

Designer gear: Prada’s Tech Rec Nylon Piqué Turtleneck Sweater (£760) and Tech Rec Nylon piqué leggings (£905) make up the most expensive outfit on our shortlist

2. Marks & Spencer: £54.50

High street hero: M&S’ Good Move Go Train Printed High Waisted Gym Leggings (£29.50) and Extra High Impact Non Wired Sports Bra (£25) makes the perfect workout look

3. Sweaty Betty: £123

Cult favourite: Shoppers go wild for Sweaty Betty’s Super Sculpt Soft High Waisted Yoga Leggings (£85) and Athlete Seamless Gym Vest (£38)

4. Gap: £87.90

Nice and neutral: GapFit Blackout Ribbed Low Impact Sports Bra (£24.95) and GapFit High Rise Winterbrush Full Length Leggings (£62.95). The leggings are now on sale and sold out in black

5. Lululemon: £136

Bold and beautiful: Lululemon’s Wunder Train HR Tight (£88) and matching Energy Bra Long Line (£48) will certainly turn heads 

6. George by Asda: £20.50

Cheap and cheerful: George by Asda’s Black Paint Print Panelled Sports Vest Top (£8) and Black Paint Print Panelled Sports Leggings (£12.50) is the most affordable option

7. Tu by Sainsbury’s: £26

Supermarket sweet! Active Mini Me Black Side Panel Leggings (£16) and Active Mini Me Slogan T-Shirt (£10) from Tu by Sainsbury’s 

8. Ultracore: £268

Starry eyed! Ultracor Knockout Crop Top (£98) and matching Ultra Lux Knockout Print Leggings (£170) 

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