Working out in bodysuits. Surely not? Have we gone back in time to an 80s at home aerobic video? These were my thoughts exactly after noticing big activewear brands creating the retro fitness attire. However, despite it seeming quite ridiculous and bizarre, I am surprisingly here for it. Thanks to my insta poll, a lovely 78% said no chance to working out in bodysuits, but I’m here for the 32% who want to do Olivia Newton proud at the gym. Here’s my favourite activewear pieces for working out in bodysuits.
Gymshark are known for their unique styles that are consistently trending on Instagram, but did you know that they have one piece active wear too? Well you do now. Out with the LBD and in with this gorgeous LBB (little black bodysuit) from Gymshark. A revolution in fitness wear, their Sports One Piece 7/8 is a figure-sculpting stretch fit one piece that performs.First impressions, it does resemble scuba diver vibes but the open cross back design and mesh accents makes this piece flattering and comfortable for working out.
Gymshark – £48.00
Feeling comfortable whilst working out is a priority to Tatiana Kovylina, founder of high end sport luxe Silou. That’s why Silou’s Fonda bodysuit is the perfect piece to wear if you don’t want to go full one piece mode. Baby steps. It’s elbow-length sleeves and wide, collar-bone skimming fit make it just as flattering with your wardrobe as it is on its own, while the thickness of the fabric skims and holds your shape beautifully. Tatiana says, ‘I religiously wear it day and night, pairing the body with leggings, skirts or jeans. It feels like a second skin and has a beautiful neckline which is super flattering on the body. It looks great on everyone I’ve seen it on and it always gets a lot of attention.’
Silou – £159.00
Gone are the days of worrying if your sports bra and leggings match, that’s the beauty of working out in bodysuits, no more coordination stress! Stand out of the crowd effortlessly by wearing this cute long sleeve one piece from Free People. It’s compressive material and beautiful criss-cross back detail combines both fashion with function, making it a great number to take from the street-to-gym.
Free People – £88.00
Feeling comfortable in your active wear is a big key to unlocking confidence at the gym. Working out in bodysuits means you wont have to keep pulling up your leggings or have an annoying waistband digging into your stomach. Live! knows how important it is to feel comfortable, that’s why their super soft one-piece is designed with yoga poses in mind. From warrior pose to downward dog, this flattering number will keep you feeling fresh and breezy by it’s medium neckline for good coverage and open back for breathability. It’s easy no-fuss silhouette means there’s no need to adjust separate layers during a workout.
Live! Clothing – £75.00
What’s your verdict? Will you be working out in bodysuits or not? Is it a yay or absolutely nay? Comment below lovelies.