As a plus sized person, I wanted something to wear on run/walks besides a baggy t-shirt and baggier shorts..running shorts are for SMALL women runners..I need something to cover my caboose! So, since I buy clothes from Woman Within, I found their FullSport workout wear works quite well. There ARE some wild colors/patterns offered, not just gray or black..I tried the leggings, now I'm into their capris and bike shorts. I will try the Livi Brand by Lane Bryant sometime. The Fullsport line works well for me. I recommend them for plus sized women exercisers.