Find Your Flex: Women’s Activewear For Every Session
Women’s Health has shed light on “enclothed cognition”, a psychological phenomenon which suggests that putting on some killer gym wear triggers mental changes to inspire us to be more active, boosting our confidence whilst we work up a sweat. So if you’re struggling for motivation then don’t panic or be disheartened, it could simply be time for some new fitness gear.
Search #fitness and you’ll find 349 million mid-workout selfies (and counting), suggesting that a lot of us get a boost from documenting our fitness and activewear journeys (because if you didn’t take a photo, did your workout even happen?!). Good news, snap-happy gym-goers! Our ultra-photogenic, Instagram-worthy women’s activewear offering is a godsend.
Nowadays, there’s so much women’s gym wear to choose from it can be overwhelming to know where to start; that’s where we step in. We’re here to guide you through the activewear space, from gym tops to leggings and shorts to jackets, helping you discover the pieces that will suit whichever way you prefer to work up a sweat (even if you just like looking the part). Let’s find your new favourite gym partner…
Supportive, super stretchy and sustainable – everything you want from your yoga ensembles. Namaste Girlfriend Collective. Everything this conscious activewear brand meticulously crafts will move in perfect rhythm with your body, and as each pair of gym leggings is made from 25 plastic bottles, you can be sure you’re doing your bit for the environment too. Take your practice up a notch using the No Ka’Oi Yoga Brick. And breathe.
Whether you’re a short-distance or long-distance runner, you should get acquainted with Nimble Activewear. Because, well, it’s in the name… You’ll be nimble AF and beating your personal bests before you know it. Pair with Apl running sneakers to make your sole happy and, for colder days, layer up with the Versace Logo Track Jacket to beat the chill. On your marks, get set… shop!
Love strutting your stuff in a Salsa club or Zumba class? Then Fantabody is your new BFF. Their Sheer Sparkle Body and sexy cut-out Lycra pieces mean you’ll be demanding everyone’s attention before you’ve even hit the floor. But if hip-hop is more your vibe, then you’ll be feeling as fierce as you look when getting down n’ dirty in the Versace Leopard Print Hoodie and matching Track Pants. We call it the fashion 1, 2, step…
While you get closer to your fitness goals one lift at a time, we recommend #fitspo-ing your way into the streamlined silhouette of Adam Selman Sport. The Sports Romper makes for the ideal training partner, and the Crystal-Embellished Sports Bra and Leggings add colour and sparkle to this stereotypically testosterone-fuelled space. If you’re after something more standout, Versace’s two-pieces emblazoned with their iconic design will baroque your world (see what we did there...?)
Savvy swimmers, rejoice! You’ll be making a splash while having a major Bond girl moment in Flagpole’s much-coveted swimwear, showcasing a timeless, muted palette and cut-out detailing in all the right places. Step aside Naomi Harris, there’s a new siren in town… If you’re after a full cover-up, this monochrome Paco Rabanne Swimsuit is a classic choice that will never go out of style. For those days you need everything and the kitchen sink, bag the Nimble Activewear Gym Tote to carry all your kit.
The music’s pumping, the bright lights are flashing and your thighs are burning. You’re in your happy place, and we can guarantee you’ll always be riding high with Charli Cohen. Every sustainably-made piece is well contoured and ultra-supportive, and won’t look out of place at your post-ride brunch with the girls. If you’re looking to break your all-black-everything habit, then the Converse x Faith Connexion Camo Bike Shorts and matching Sports Bra have your camoflauge needs covered. Just don’t expect to blend in.
Self-Confessed Club Kid
Who said you can’t work out on your night out? Not us… If making moves after dark is your sport of choice, these are the pieces to take you there. MISBHV’s knit mini dresses are the epitome of sporty-cool; the rainbow, crystal-embellished Adam Selman Sport Mini Dress will colour you all shades of happy; and P.E Nation’s retro-inspired streetwear classics in bold neon will make you stand out for all the right reasons. We’re going out out!
Date: 1st August 2019
Category: What To Wear