By Deni Kirkova of BikiniGirlsDiary.com
Gone are the days of wearing vests, yoga tops and sweaters in the gym.
Well, for me at least.
My training uniform has evolved to a combo of leggings and Crop top or sports bra, for many reasons.
Since I started getting into training I’ve experimented with various styles of gym gear.
From joggers to cycling shorts, I’ve made every fitness fashion faux-pas, be it on the treadmill or in the weights area.
Nothing seems to compare to smashing out a sweaty session in a tiny (but supportive) top and clingy high-waisted bottoms.
Crop tops or sports bras reveal at least a few centimetres of midriff and so inadvertently remind you to engage your core and hold perfect posture during your workout.
Should you be having a low-energy moment and relax your abs, the mirror will tell you.
I love them in black (go with everything) or red, which fires me up like a visual pre-workout.
Wearing a tummy-flashing top means the moment I tone up even slightly I notice it and it makes me feel fantastic, and work out better.
Shorts work well if you’ve been working on your legs and are feeling good about them bare (i.e. – not on me right now…) but all year round my staple is leggings.
They streamline your bottom half and - to an extent - protect your shins and skin from grazes and bumps in the weights area.
You don’t want any long, baggy material near your feet for risk of tripping, so a tight legging is better than a straight leg gym trouser.
I love ones with drawstring waistbands, like Sundried’s, as there’s something that says ‘Ready, Set, Go!’ about pulling and tying them.
View Sundried's crop top and leggings combo here: