Most of us already know that when we appear great, we feel more confident. That feeling definitely applies to our work out attire - a adorable ensemble can help you work harder and encourage one to keep working toward your fitness goals.
The Right Support
Bigger chested women will want to search for more supporting tops that have: 1) flexible back hooks and broad shoulder straps, similar to your own regular bras, 2) removable inner cups for added support, and 3) fuller coverage all around to keep it all held in. Regrettably, you'll have to invest a little more money than smaller-chested women to keep your wonderful ladies supported and happy.
Do not forget bottom support either! Search for undersides that provide lift for your buttocks and compression for the thighs. Not only will they feel fantastic on a run, but your lower half can look amazing too.
Length is Essential
Pay attention to the span of both your tops and bottoms. Tops which are too short will ride up when you are running or doing downward dog, but tops that are too long will actually accentuate any additional curves in your mid-section and find yourself being even more unflattering than the shorter tops. Especially if you happen to be curvier, search for tops that end just above the broadest part of your hips and somewhat below the tops of your slacks.
For undersides, attempt to avoid pants with really low rises (just below the belly button is flattering on most shapes) and aim for broader waistbands to keep your tummy tamed. If you prefer full-length trousers (great for yoga and fitness center workouts), a slight flare leg is flattering on all contours. If you favor shorter spans (great for running, cycling, and most sports), a fitted Capri keeps your thighs compressed while giving your calves some extra breeze. If you should be self conscious about your legs, steer clear of tight full-length styles. Also avoid loose capris, that will only make your thighs look bulkier.
Thanks to breakthrough technological improvements in the past several years, you now have the option of finding T-Shirts that integrate the latest technologies at all different price points. The most applicable technologies are: 1) moisture wicking fabrics, 2) anti-bacterial finishes, and 3) more long-lasting materials in polyester and nylon blends. Though it recently started making cotton tees, Under Armour became a huge hit when they pronounced "Cotton is the Enemy."
The greatest news is that you no longer must pay an arm and a leg to get these new performance enhancing technologies.
Be kind to your body and opt for styles which can be most flattering to your shape. If you feel self conscious about your upper body, go for tops that are flowier or have a little flare. No matter your size, avoid tops and bottoms which might be too tight, or you might actually create unseemly rolls that you don't even have! Also, make sure that you've got a comfortable range of movement - try doing different stretching positions, jumping jacks, etc. in the dressing room before you purchase.
Pick versatile clothes that will look just as cute at the gym as they will on your weekend errands or a casual brunch with the girls.
Finally, do not forget to have fun with your workout trend, just as you do with your street fashion - becoming fit and healthy is a lifestyle, so treat your work out clothes with as much care and attention as you do the rest of your wardrobe. Your system will thank you!