This is a bit of a tongue in cheek because your workout clothes are just clothes, and whatever you feel comfortable in is a-ok with us!
However having spent the better part of the last year living in my sweat encrusted workout gear, there are certain features that might make squeezing your hot bod into Lycra a lot more comfortable.
So, here's how to choose workout clothes to suit your body!
There's a term that makes the rounds in the Polkdaotsi Facebook Group quite often "FoofyWoofy" it's loose definition is stinky workout gear.
When choosing your gear, look for wicking materials like Supplex. Basically, there are tights designed for sweating in, and there are tights that are designed for looking amazing in 🙂 Workout tights are far more comfortable if they take the sweat from your hot bod, and wick it elsewhere.
If you're a runner, you definitely need sweat wicking materials. Cotton + Sweat = misery. Bad Chafey misery. Trust me, I've done it so you don't have to.
Obviously choose outfits that fit you comfortably. Test them out in the change room! Don't hesitate to squat, stretch, sprint on the spot, and bennnndddd to make sure your workout gear isn't going to need to be hiked up, constantly picked out of bodily crevices. Also if it bothers you, check for see through butts when you're squatting.
Speaking of crevices, us women possess a few folds and valleys, and there's nothing less comfortable than having a vulva that vacuums up your workout gear.
A tip from my friend: diamond shaped crotch = no camel toe.
A tip from me: High waists hold in jiggly bellies and bums, but unless you get a well fitting inseam (Crotch depth) you're going to have a vulva vacuum situation.
Oh the wonderful world of workout gear innovation... how I wish you would listen to me, and put ALL of my features into one workout piece.
Things I love:
- Chest pockets with a media port
- Or shoulder pockets with a media port (pop your MP3 player in, zip it up, forget about it)
- Flat lock seams (chafe free, thank you very much!)
- Hidden pockets. Seriously, hide them on the back, in the side seam, pockets are useful.
- Media ports near the shoulder, for those of us who stuff our phone in our bras (guilty)
- Vents. Vent panels are good!
- Cotton crotch - better yet, wicking cotton crotch (no foofywoofy)
- Drawstrings that don't disappear into the waist band
- Thumb holes
Photo credit: Kirkland Signature Yoga Pants