new workout wear

I have started working out again for the first time since my pregnancy. It’s been so good to get back to the gym to get my sweat on (cardio) and zen on (yoga). I have put on weight since 2016 and none of my old workout clothes fit me. I went on a search for tops and leggings that would fit and flatter. I especially needed leggings that would not roll down at the waist, which tends to happen on the rowing machine and yoga. Through lots of trial and error, I have happily found a few inexpensive yet clutch workout wear items.

Here’s what I bought and highly recommend for you:

Mesh cutout performance tank in black.

It’s true to size. For workout tops and sports bras, I typically buy one size larger than my normal clothing size. So, I bought this tank in a medium. I like the longer length of this tank and it keeps you cool during vigorous cardio sessions. The mesh cutouts on the front, back and shoulders add a cool touch to the tank.

Long sleeve mesh performance top in red.

This long sleeve top is super lightweight. There’s a cutout in the back and mesh inserts on the sleeves, which makes for key ventilation. The length is somewhat cropped yet the drape is flattering and flows away from the body. Keep in mind that I have a long torso so I usually avoid crop tops but this one is a winner. I ordered a size medium, so true to size. I loved this top so much that I bought it in two colors.

Long sleeve mesh performance top in black.

This long sleeve top is super lightweight. There’s a cutout in the back and mesh inserts on the sleeves, which makes for key ventilation. The length is somewhat cropped yet the drape is flattering and flows away from the body. Keep in mind that I have a long torso so I usually avoid crop tops but this one is a winner. I ordered a size medium, so true to size. I loved this top so much that I bought it in two colors.

7/8 length performance leggings in green.

I actually bought these leggings in black instead of this gorgeous jewel tone green. If they had the green pair in my size, I’d snag them too. The 7/8 length is perfect for my short legs and the high waist doesn’t really roll down. It crept down a little bit once during yoga and once during my rowing machine workout. Both incidents were negligible, especially when you consider that my other leggings were constantly rolled down for nearly the whole time I was exercising. I love the soft feel of the material and the ruched mesh inserts on the bottom of the legs are a feminine touch. I ordered my normal size in leggings, a small.

Reversible printed leggings in leopard and black floral.

I saved the best for last. I was the most impressed with these leggings. I love leopard and black floral as prints so to find them both for one pair of leggings made me happy. Each side has a side pocket to fit your smartphone. I could easily fit my iPhone XS and it did not fall out during my cardio. The compression is insane on these in the best possible way. Everything is smoothed out yet comfortable for all the body bending. What impressed me most was that the waist did not budge one iota during yoga and rowing. The best part? They’re only $27! They are worth double, if not triple, the price. Keep in mind, they are slightly thicker than most other leggings due to the reversible feature, but I wasn’t sweating buckets. Two words: buy these! I took my usual size small and they are true to size.

Are there and workout clothes that you recently purchased and love?

TGIF! xx

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