Years ago, people would have laughed at you if you wanted to look great in the gym. But since the lockdowns and the pandemic, it is practically the only venue allowing large numbers of people to assemble. And that means that it’s the new Friday night on the town.
Of course, you can’t wear your regular leisure wardrobe for the gym. It’s not practical. Jeans and the leg press don’t go well together. You’ll end up with some embarrassing material splitting, just where you don’t want it.
Fortunately, there’s a lot that you can do to look great in the gym. And it usually just involves a few changes to your regular gym kit. Before you know it, it’ll feel like the good old days when you dressed up for parties. We can all dream, right?
Wear Compression Leggings
Compression leggings are probably the biggest revolution in women’s gym wear we saw in the last decade. Finally, we moved away from those annoying, loose shorts to something a little more comfortable and form-fitting.
Compression leggings, though, are much more than tights, though. These handy pieces of kit come with special cross fibers that push against your body in just the right way to flatter your figure. In that sense, they’re quite incredible.
Try A New Pair Of Sneakers
Generic sneakers will do the job when you hit the gym, but they’re not exactly stylish. Second-rate brands make second-rate products. The great thing about sneakers, though, is that there are plenty of companies out there that are fervently committed to making them look great. For instance, you can now buy collector sneakers from boutique brands to relive the eighties and nineties. And you can get modern versions which function like sneakers but look like dress shoes.
Get A Crop Top
Crop tops that show off your midriff are fashionable gym wear right now because of how well they pair with compression leggings.
Most leggings come up above the naval so that they can compress your abdomen and give you that hourglass shape you want. You can wear a t-shirt with them, but that just covers up the leggings, so you don’t get the full effect.
Now we’re seeing clothing brands create tight crop tops that go with their legging collections that cover the chest area, give the arms free movement, and leave a small gap around the upper mid-section.
Try Compression Shorts
If compression leggings aren’t your style or don’t quite flatter your figure, you can also check out compression shorts. These tend to come around halfway down the legs, usually to the knee, before they stop. The visual effect is to make your legs look a little more substantial, so they’re great if you have skinny legs naturally.
Aside from that, compression shorts work in just that same way as their regular counterparts. They help to smooth out your physique, push up your butt and pull in your hips.
So, will you make any of these little changes to look fab in the gym?