Sports bra: I read somewhere that the perfect sports bra should perform like a good boyfriend. Meaning it should keep up with you when you're getting physical, hug you all over and give you unconditional support. So true. I was 25 years old before I purchased my first sports bra. I thought because I was petite in the breast department that I didn't need the extra support, but I was so wrong. Now I can't hit the gym without one. I recently found my perfect match with the Isis Henna Day Bra ($45). The seamless bra fits like a glove and the moisture-control band keeps me dry.[caption id="attachment_5954" align="aligncenter" width="281" caption="Gap Fit Mesh Tank, $27."] [/caption] Tank top: I don't like to spend a ton of cash on gym tops -- a good bra and sneakers are far more important. I just want something that looks cute, is lightweight and helps wick away sweat. And this nylon and spandex mesh tank from Gap ($27) fits the bill. I already have it in three colours, but I'm coveting this cantaloupe hue. [caption id="attachment_5957" align="aligncenter" width="273" caption="Nike Pro Core Compression Pants, $50."] [/caption]
Perfect pants: Although these pants claim to be compression pants, they're not. But that's why I like them. Personally, I don't want to feel like I'm working out in a pair of Spanx. The Dri-FIT fabric is made up of 82 per cent polyester and 18 per cent spandex and it does an epic job at wicking away sweat. They always keep me dry and I never get any chafing. I also like the streamlined design: Clean and simple.
What's your favourite piece of activewear that helps you look great and perform like a pro at the gym?