Whether you’re into boxing, yoga or lifting weights, wearing the proper exercise attire is just as important as having the right equipment for your sweat session. After all, the last thing you’d want is to feel so uncomfortable or self-conscious in your gym clothes, that it impedes your performance.
For instance, a sports bra with meshed panels can keep you cool during your training — as it helps wick away sweat — while a funky yet functional pair of yoga pants allows you to try out various positions without worrying about any unwarranted skin exposure. While we don’t have anything against wearing comfy sweat pants, or even old and faded t-shirts and shorts (which are also the same clothes we’d usually wear for grocery trips to the market), nothing beats wearing proper workout clothes that are designed to enhance our performance at the gym.
Opting for such apparel doesn’t mean scaling back on our fashion quotient, though. This year has seen various brands rolling out practical yet chic offerings ranging from fast-drying sports bras and vibrant printed leggings to seamless bodysuits and unitards. Here are 5 of our favourite workout clothes, which effortlessly marry form and function so we can hit the gym in style.