3 Tips for Buying Women's Activewear

3 Tips for Buying Women's Activewear

Who wears jeans anymore! Whether you're going to the gym, grocery shopping, or meeting friends for brunch, athleisure is super trendy and, more importantly, comfortable. With a stylish sports bra and yoga pants set, you can step right into a store and still look put together without anyone knowing that you just came from a yoga class. With fresh new Lily Mist styles dropping regularly, how do you choose the best leggings for you? We've put together some quick tips to help you pick out your next pair of workout leggings, yoga pants, and sports bras.

Keep Your Activity In Mind
While you can wear your activewear to almost every occasion, not all activewear is ideal for every workout. For activities like yoga, barre, and pilates, you'll want yoga pants that are fitted but stretchy that allow for comfort and flexibility as you transition through your poses.

Choose The Right Fabric
Hot weather. If you're doing hot yoga, working out in hot weather, or you tend to sweat a lot, choose fabrics that wick sweat away and allow your skin to breathe.

Cold weather. When it's chilly out, you'll need to dress warmly but remember that your body temperature will warm up quickly as you start to move. Instead of buying thick-lined leggings and warm sweaters, opt for a moisture-wicking fabric for your inner layer bottoms and sports bra and wear something more insulating for your outer layers that you can easily take off and tie around your waist as you warm up.

It's best to avoid fabrics that don't breathe, because they prevent your sweat from evaporating, preventing your body from regulating heat properly.

Get The Right Fit
Before shopping online, it’s important to take your measurements. It’s also helpful to check the sizing charts, and really make sure you choose the right size for you. Sports bras and workout leggings are made differently than your traditional clothing so getting your measurements will help you find the right fit for you that is comfortable but still provides the hold and support you need. You’ll want to make sure your leggings and sports bra set doesn’t just look great, but feels great too! Double checking your sizing before your order will give you the perfect fit. So whether you are running, walking, working out or doing a downward-facing dog, you’ll have leggings that feel amazing to wear.

We hope you found these tips helpful, and we've included some of our most popular yoga pants, sports bras, and leggings below to help you on your search:

Our new Black Cherry Blossom Leggings feature a gorgeous, fresh print. Wear them for athleisure, the gym, fitness or lounging at home. They’re as comfortable as it gets.

These beautiful Untamed Yoga Leggings are wild. The stunning print stands out in style. Perfect for yoga and more. https://www.lilymist.com/collections/yoga-leggings/products/untamed-yoga-leggings. The matching sports bra makes the set https://www.lilymist.com/collections/sports-bra/products/untamed-sports-bra

Or how about our Noir Leggings and Sports Bra? The stunning black and white design will take you anywhere. From gym to shopping, workouts to relaxing. https://www.lilymist.com/collections/leggings/products/noir-leggings