Years ago, I wore wide-legged jersey pants and my husband’s discarded t-shirts to the gym. I didn’t want to spend money on clothes that would only get worn a couple of hours at a time and get soaked with sweat whenever in use, and didn’t really understand why anyone would.
Now I wear wicking tops and skirted capris, and actually feel happier and more comfortable in fitted togs than I did in my oversized ones. I don’t wear these clothes outside of the gym, but I see their value. They keep me cooler and drier, don’t bunch or wad when I move, and make me feel more stylish when I work out.
But still I respect both camps. Some people don’t like or feel comfortable in skin-tight gear, others have trouble finding workout clothes that fit. Some invest as much money in their gym attire as they do in their everyday wardrobes. Many fall somewhere in between.
How about you? Do you prefer specialty clothes for your workout wear, or stick to tees and shorts from your everyday wardrobe? What makes this route the right one for you?
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