In today’s go-go-go world, seems like we’re always off and running. Working in a trip to the gym is a workout in itself. Before heading to the office? During lunch? After work and just before happy hour? Indoors or outdoors? Tight schedules mean we need our clothing to do double duty, letting us move from a workout right into our everyday life, seamlessly. So, your “sweat couture” has to be just right–for you and your lifestyle.
GO AHEAD – create your own active look!
Performance Starts With Fit
Today’s athletic type demands activewear with a perfect fit, fashion-forward style, real comfort and made of sustainable fabrics, and performance-enhancing technologies.
So, the favorites for perfect fit are the styles that make any physique look flawless. And flexible and comfortable, so your workout doesn’t feel like too much work. Coverage is important as well. Tops that are too short, or pants that are too low, are not fit-correct.
What Makes Great Activewear
Probably one of the most important characteristics of great activewear is compression – tight-fitting clothing that conform’s to the body’s shape, and increases blood circulation by 30%. These clothes are built specifically to optimize muscle power and stamina, reduce fatigue and act as a second set of muscles.
Eco-conscious: and the demand for sustainable options. Infusing fabrics with naturals like coconut shells, soy and aloe keep you dry, comfortable and fresh-smelling. And who doesn’t want cotton alternatives–organically-grown, dyed, finished and printed fabric options?
Check these out! Best for you and best for the environment.
It’s What’s Inside That Counts
Sure, the drive and spirit of the fitness-focused is all-important. But just as critical is how your activewear is made. Moisture-wicking technology, where the mesh-like fabric fibers move moisture away from the body, allowing sweat to evaporate. Synthetics, because of their hydrophobic nature, do not allow sweat to penetrate the yarn. Best choices for fabric are: cotton/synthetic blend, or purely synthetic, like Spandex, Lycra and nylon. Blends are also softer and offer a more luxurious feel.
Clothing with antimicrobial technology prevents or inhibits the growth of bacteria, minimizing odor. Special detergents also help in getting rid of embedded sweat and odors.
Here’s a winner !