Mixing stylish women’s cycling clothes with your everyday wardrobe favorites is the secret to carefree urban bicycling. You get the best of both worlds — function and fashion — with fabrics that move, designs that protect you from the elements and the little niceties, like rear pockets for on-the-go access to your lipstick or phone, that make riding a bicycle in the city fun and easy.
The following list of links includes both well-designed women’s urban and road cycling clothing to give you the widest range of options in your personal quest for style, comfort and utility.
The bicycle will accomplish more for women’s sensible dress
than all the reform movements that have ever been waged.
Author Unknown, from Demerarest’s Family Magazine, 1895
OUR FAVORITEs for WOMEN’s Cycling Wear
Stylish and durable rain capes perfect for cycling from a small company based in Providence, RI.
A road- and trail-ready collection with a Western flair that includes a growing selection of around-town pieces.
Chic twists on traditional cycling apparel and accessories by a cheeky British maker. Think bicycling capes and tartan-lined saddle bags.
Active wear with fashion styling that transitions smoothly from bicycle to everyday urban living.
Women’s merino wool cycling apparel and outdoor clothing with clean lines and bold colors.
Sporty layering pieces ranging from bras to winter-weight jackets – all in the soft merino wool favored by cyclists for warmth, wicking and anti-odor properties.
Creators of “The Perfect Bike Pant” for daily commuting and everyday wear, combining performance fabric and features with fashion styling.
Stylish tailored women’s apparel for commuting to work or cruising around town.
Style and performance meet in flattering cycling tops designed with technical features for a cool and comfortable ride.
My Alibi Bloomers are designed to wear under skirts; a demi-pad adds comfort and a sleek design eliminates bulk.
Sustainable urban and outdoor apparel designed for modern mobility.
Versatile dresses that move with you on a bike or anywhere else an active life takes you. Lots of patterns and colors to choose from with a fit that flatters a variety of body types. The Ruu-Muu design has two rear pockets for stowing essentials.
Simple, good-looking clothing for city riding. Best known for their commuter pants. (Brooklyn, NY)
RaphaBritish maker of stylish performance wear — including a city riding line — steeped in the traditions of cycling glory.
Practical, durable cycling outerwear (pants and jackets) and accessories designed to keep road cyclists and commuters warm and dry.
A wide range of women’s apparel for road cycling, city riding and spinning.
Minimalist jerseys and shorts in fine Italian knits designed by women for women.
Luxurious safety wear made from sustainable materials. Vespertine offers a wide variety of reflective fashions, ranging from flower pins to vests and jackets.
This mountain biking apparel maker offers skirts with shorty liners and removable pads that suit city riding, as well as trails.
PLUS – SIZE
Women’s plus-size cycling apparel from a variety of manufacturers.
A comprehensive source of performance cycling clothing that also offers a good selection of name-brand apparel in plus sizes.
Offers Terry-branded shorts, jerseys and jackets in plus sizes.
Maternity cycling shorts, jackets and tops.
A wide selection of stylish and functional maternity tops and jackets designed for outdoor adventurers, including maternity cycling bib shorts, all made of technical fabrics that stretch and wick moisture. Leggings and skirts round out the collection.