One of the most important factors that you need to keep in mind when you are choosing clothes for badminton is that they need to move with you. As you will be stretching your body to its limits, you want something that will not restrict your movements. But you also don't want something that is too loose. Ultimately, your badminton outfit needs to be snug but not so much that it interferes with your movements.
The prefered outfit for playing is a t-shirt and shorts ( or a skirt), as they allow for free and easy movement. You also want to keep in mind the fabric. You will want something that is soft, breathable, and will stay cool while you are playing.
Here are a few options that we have found to be helpful:
When you are busy exercising you don’t want to worry about your clothes saturating in sweat. This material was designed to wick moisture quickly. This will help you to feel cool, fresh, and comfortable while you are exercising. The material is breathable and fits securely. The built-in mesh liner shorts are great, stay in place, and won’t ride up.
There is no need to worry about leaving your keys or cell phone somewhere and risk losing these items as there is a hidden pocket on the inner shorts that is perfect for small items. There is even a small hole near the pocket that you can slip earphone cables through so you can listen to music while you are exercising.
The waistband is nice and wide, which makes it very comfortable to wear and it helps to keep the skirt in place. The waistband also has a pocket that works great for your gym card.
Snug and yet very comfortable to wear, the skirt is great for all kinds of sports, from badminton, tennis, golf, jogging and even hiking.
- Pockets are large and secure
- Very comfortable to exercise with
- Material is very thin
- You might need to choose size larger
Sleeveless workout tops are cool, comfortable, and do not restrict movement. These workout tops are ideal for tennis, yoga, jogging, badminton, hiking, or basically any sport or activity that you can think of. You could even wear this top casually.
The top’s fabric is made from polyester and spandex so not only is it stretchy and comfortable, it also wicks sweat, dries quickly, and helps to keep you cool at the same time.
This top was designed with a tunic length that covers your tummy and thighs, so there is no need to worry about showing your tummy when you are stretching. You just need to keep in mind that this tank top doesn’t have a built-in bra, but is spacious enough for you to wear a proper sports bra without feeling too hot.
When it comes to laundry, it is so easy to clean this shirt: machine wash with cold water then you simply hang it up to dry or throw it in the dryer.
- Sweat-wicking fabric, quick dry
- Tunic length, so you won’t reveal anything should you stretch your arms high in the air
- Shirt length can a bit annoying if you are short
- A bit big under the arms
If you prefer a bit of a longer skirt, this might be a good option to consider, as it measures at 17.8 inches, a little bit longer than most. The fabric is 100% opaque and offers UPF 50+ sun protection.
The shorts also provide you with extra coverage to prevent wardrobe malfunctions regardless of the type of exercise you are doing.
As an added feature, the shorts and skirt can separate so you can wear the skirt alone or with other shorts or leggings.
The shorts have two pockets that come in handy if you need a place for your phone, keys, or other small items. The mesh surface of the shorts helps you to stay dry and keeps you comfortable.
The skirt also has a hole for your headphone cables, so you can listen to music on your phone while you exercise. The fabric of the skirt will not unravel so don't be alarmed when you receive it and see that it doesn’t have a hem. Without the hem, the skirt will flow better, making it perfect for activities.
- Pockets are great for keys or cell phones
- Fabric feels great and is breathable
- It is a two piece shorts and skirt
- Sizes run small
- Shorts may be too short
Gym shirts are usually very comfortable, which is a great bonus if you are doing all sorts of movements. When you are purchasing a shirt for working out, you are looking for something that will keep you cool and keep you dry. This shirt is a great option to consider as the front top half of the shirt has a double layer that is ideal for wicking sweat, yet not too thick.
This double layer keeps the shirt breathable and very comfortable. It is lightweight and is a great option to consider if you are playing tennis, badminton, or going for a run. You might even prefer to wear this shirt in hot summer months as it will help keep you cool.
The design is very flattering for a woman's figure due to the curved waist design. The v-neck and short sleeves are very elegant, making it a great choice for casual wear too.
- Very comfortable to wear
- Wide variety of colours to choose from
- Fabric can become smelly due to sweat absorption
- Doesn’t dry easily in humid weather
These ¾ leggings are a must-have for any active lady as they are super comfortable for exercising but are also a great option to choose for a day out. The skirt flows beautifully over your hips, providing modesty. These leggings are a great option to consider if you are playing rigorous sports like badminton or tennis, but they are also great for more relaxing exercises like yoga.
Designed with a wide and adjustable waistband, these skirted leggings are super comfortable and snug. They are also super soft and easily stretch comfortably over your thighs and calves.
This is a great option to consider for your next workout or even some errands.
- Very comfortable and dry fast
- Fabric is very light and silky
- Sizing chart runs small
- The skirt may too short for some wearers
This classic polo design shirt is very comfortable and is 100% polyester. The design is also very flattering for a woman's figure.
The fabric of this shirt absorbs moisture and helps keep you feeling dry and comfortable. It also has a very silky feel to it and doesn’t snag easily.
Another thing that is great about this shirt is that there is no label in the collar that will scratch your neck. The shirt has a very feminine cut and the three buttons are dyed to match the color of the fabric. The sleeves are nice and short, and won’t interfere with any of your movements.
The shirt design is a bit on the larger side so if you like your shirts to be a bit snugger then you might want to order a smaller size .
- Very comfortable to wear and doesn’t show sweat easily
- Material is light and breathable
- Wrinkles easily
- Hard to get wrinkles out
- Material is very thin and possibly see-through
- Sizes run large
Buyer’s Guide — Badminton Outfit
After having a look at these shirts, skirts, and leggings, you will be able to put a great outfit for any badminton game together. The fabrics that these clothes are made from will keep you dry and comfortable and they will move with you. As an added bonus, each of these choices are as comfortable as they are stylish.
So, let’s have one final look at these outfits:
The perfect shirt for badminton depends on your style and what you prefer. We had a look here at a polo shirt, sleeveless tank top, and a tennis shirt with all designed to complement a woman's figure. Each option is breathable and absorbs sweat quickly, leaving you dry and comfortable. They are designed to be slightly loose and perfect for exercising, as tight clothes might restrict your movements.
We also looked at skirted leggings and skorts(skirt and shorts all in one. The skirts cover your tights or shirts and give you extra cover. Any of these options will wick sweat, keeping you dry and comfortable, so which option you choose will almost certainly come down to your preferences. As an added tip, leggings may be a better choice for cooler temperatures, while shorts may be more comfortable in warmer temperatures.
Ultimately, any of the options above will make for a great badminton outfit. Remember to avoid clothes that are too tight as restricted movements will certainly hurt your performance. All of the clothes presented here offer breathable fabrics and comfortable fits. The rest of your decision simply comes down to your preferred style!