While there’s no doubt that you DON’T have to sacrifice comfort for style when shopping for workout clothes, finding the appropriate exercise apparel can still be a challenge.
The right workout clothes can make all the difference between a workout you enjoy and one you might never consider again, which is why investing in stylish yet comfortable exercise clothing is super important.
Still, we usually make the mistake of buying the wrong workout clothes! We buy leggings that are cute, but not comfortable, stretchy, but not breathable, and so on.
Stop making these mistakes and start shopping for workout clothes that will actually work for you.
Here’s what to look for when shopping for exercise leggings!
Choose the right fabric
First, you want to pay extra attention to what fabric your workout leggings are. Choose a fabric that has plenty of stretch to allow you to move in whatever way you please. Also, make sure the fabric is breathable and of course, comfortable. Anything scratchy or rough will be a bother. A nylon/lycra blend is a good fabric choice that is soft and comfortable.
Find the right fit
Unlike your everyday wardrobe, you want your workout leggings to be tight and well-fitted. Loose fitting clothes can rub against your skin when you move and cause a rash. Not to mention, who needs to be pulling up their leggings from the waist after every step they take? Instead, opt for a slim-fit legging and double check that it’s your size.
Consider your workouts
Finally, consider the type of workouts and activities you do most and shop for athleticwear that’s appropriate. Fortunately, in most cases you can’t go wrong with a well-fitted athletic legging for most activities. Complete your outfit with a fitted performance top and you’ll be ready to own your next workout!
What do you look for in a pair of athletic leggings?