If you’re like most people, the new year means one thing: getting fit. If you’re gearing up to hit the gym this year, you’ll want to make sure your wardrobe is up to par. Check out our Gym Wear buying guide for the five things you should look for when shopping for workout clothes. From functional and flattering pieces to versatile and comfortable fabrics, we’ve got you covered! So get ready to break a sweat in style!
Price is an important factor in your decision to buy, but it isn’t the only one. You don’t want to spend more than you need, but you also don’t want to skimp on quality either. It’s important that your workout gear lasts longer than one wash cycle and doesn’t fall apart when you put it on!
Cotton is the most breathable and absorbent material, making it best for gym wear.
Avoid wearing 100% polyester or any mix of polyester with spandex as these will not allow your body to breathe properly and will result in uncomfortable moisture build-up.
If you sweat a lot, choose a fabric that wicks away sweat quickly so you can stay cool and dry throughout your workout.
How to keep your gym wear in good condition:
Gentle wash cold water with like colours only (do not bleach). Tumble dry on low heat setting for about 10 minutes per cycle before folding/hanging clothes up (do not iron).
Within the realm of fitness apparel, no item is more crucial than your gym wear. It’s not just about looking good; it’s about feeling good too. If you’re going to invest in anything that will help motivate you to get up off the couch and make it to the gym, this is it. With that said, there are a few things worth considering when shopping for new gym clothes:
Flattering – It goes without saying that we want our workout gear to look great on us! But what do we mean by flattering? Well, firstly, there should be no “muffin tops” or other unflattering bulges showing through at any point during your workout session or day at work (or whatever else!). This can mean looking for clothes with built-in compression or seamless waistbands (and sleeves!) where possible, though obviously not all styles will suit every body shape perfectly, so don’t expect miracles if yours isn’t ideal!
Versatile – Will this piece goes with everything else in your wardrobe already? If so, then great news—you won’t need another new piece anytime soon! But if not, then maybe consider investing elsewhere since adding one more piece of clothing requires going through all those other pieces anyways.
When you’re searching for the right gym wear, comfort is your number one priority. You want to be able to focus on your workout without worrying about the way your clothes feel against your skin or how they may chafe while doing high rep weightlifting sets. The best workout clothes are those that provide a breathable fabric that can keep you cool while working out and won’t cause any unnecessary discomfort during long training sessions.
Care and Maintenance
Wash clothes before you wear them.
Dry clean only.
Wash in cold water and use gentle detergent or no-rinse laundry soap.
Don’t dry in the dryer, as this will make the fabric fluff up and get stretched out, causing snags and tears on your clothing. Instead, lay flat to dry — this is especially important for sports bras!
Don’t iron your workout gear! You’ll want to avoid putting excessive heat on any synthetic fibres like polyester or rayon since they don’t breathe well (and therefore trap sweat). Polyester also has a tendency to melt if left in high heat too long, so it’s generally best not to put any kind of iron near your workout gear unless absolutely necessary (such as when you need a quick fix before hitting the gym).