Choosing the Right Workout Clothes

16th March 2022
Models wearing Pour Moi sportswear

We’ve all heard the saying “dress for success”, but what if we told you that this does not just relate professionally. It can relate to what you wear at the gym too! Choosing the right sportswear can not only improve your performance, but it can also influence your confidence too! Yes, that cute workout outfit that you’ve been putting off wearing can in fact help you look and feel fabulous in the gym. So, before you plan your next cardio or weight session find out how choosing the right workout clothes can make a difference to your workout. We’ll even throw in some cute workout styles just for you! 

How well do my workout clothes need to fit?

Model wearing Pour Moi sportswear

When it comes to fit, it’s down to you. We’re not here to tell you what you should or shouldn’t be wearing. If you prefer a baggy top over a crop top, then go ahead do you! But there are some things you might want to consider beforehand. Whilst you may find comfort and confidence in more loose-fitting sportswear, it’s important to be aware of how this might impact your workout. Loose-fitting items might snag on workout equipment or get in the way when you’re busy putting in those miles on the treadmill. Likewise, sportswear that’s tight-fitting might restrict your range of movement and feel uncomfortable if too tight. The best workout clothes to wear to help you feel like your most confident and fabulous self, are those that fit your body perfectly.  

What workout clothes should I wear?

We want you to feel confident when working out, so wear clothes that make you feel most comfortable in your own skin. However, there are certain fabrics that might be wise to avoid. Items made from 100% cotton might look fabulous at the start of your workout but by the end they could become wet and heavy. Not a look that we’re a fan of! Your favourite cotton t-shirt might not be your favourite workout partner as cotton fabrics tend to absorb moisture. Meaning those sweaty workouts might become a whole lot harder in your favourite cotton t-shirt. 

Now that you know what will and won’t support you during your next workout it’s time to get to the good stuff! From the best workout clothes for running, to the best supportive swimwear, we are here to help you find the right sportswear for any workout. 

Workout clothes for running

Model wearing Pour Moi leggings

Whether you’re training for your next race or taking a leisurely jog, you need sportswear that will move and stretch with the body. High rise leggings made with stretchy and sweat-wicking fabric will provide you with maximum support whilst leaving you looking and feeling cool. Voted BEST IN TEST by Women’s Running, the Energy Empower U/W Lightly Padded Convertible Sports Bra will keep you secure during the most rigorous workouts. For ultimate support on your next run, the Energy Printed Mesh Panel Legging is a winner. Match with the Energy Racer Back Tank Top and Energy Long Sleeved Half Zip Printed Running Top for a look that will support you in every step. 

Fed up with holding onto your phone whilst running? We’ve solved the problem for you. Both our Energy Pulse Panelled Legging and Energy React Mesh Panel Legging feature a hidden pocket detail allowing you to run hands-free.  

For those colder months, keep warm with the Energy React Long Sleeved Zip Through Running Top. Featuring reflective fabric, this running top, with thumb holes, will keep you visible and comfortable on the darkest of runs. Take your run up a level with our high impact sports bras such as the Energy Spirit Underwired Lightly Padded Cross Back Sports Bra and Energy Rush Lightly Padded Underwired Sports Bra, which gives maximum support. 

What to wear for yoga

Models wearing Pour Moi sportswear

Don’t let your sportswear get in the way of finding your inner peace. Your yoga appropriate sportswear should support you during any pose. Our soft and comfortable seamless range is made for the yoga studio. Made from lightweight and breathable fabric, this range is undetectable during any movement. Keep it light and soft in our Energy Seamless Logo Legging and matching Energy Seamless Logo Yoga Crop Top. This everyday style with body sculpting features will help nail your studio style game. Turn the studio into a catwalk with our Energy Seamless Cutout Long Sleeve Yoga Crop Top. With its luxe laser-cut finish, it has that cool athleisure vibe nailed. 

Turn heads at your next yoga class with the Energy Seamless Leopard Long Sleeve Crop Top and matching Energy Seamless Leopard Legging. These seamless and super soft styles provide ultimate comfort. If you are planning a more gentle or restorative practice the Cross Back Jersey Yoga Top is for you. Find your zen in this dreamily soft yoga top with cross-back design. With long sleeves and made in a jersey fabric this top will keep out the chill during your morning meditation.

Workout clothes for the gym

Model wearing Pour Moi sportswear

Sportswear that fits perfectly will be your best friend at the gym. Maybe save that favourite loose-fitting t-shirt for leg day. Not only will you feel more confident in good-fitting clothing, but it will also ensure no awkward situations. Step into the gym in style with the Energy Printed Mesh Panel Legging and matching Energy Pulse Longline Underwired Lightly Padded Sports Bra. Made from sweat-wicking and breathable fabric to cool-down even the sweatiest of workouts. 

When you’re working out in the gym squat proof leggings are a must. Not only are our Energy 7/8 Metallic Print Leggings beautiful but they’re comfortable too. These stretchy leggings with matching Energy Strive Non Wired Non Padded Lined Full Cup Sports Bra will leave you looking and feeling fabulous during a hard gym session. For those extra sweaty gym workouts or during hotter months, gym shorts will be your best friend. Our squat-proof Energy Gym Short will be the answer to all your workout needs. 

Workout clothes for cycling

Model wearing Pour Moi sportswear

Keep your foot on the style pedal with cycling shorts by Pour Moi. Our Energy Side Pocket Cycling Short in a flattering high-waisted design is made from stretchy fabric, to make your next spin on the bike as comfortable as possible. We have a love-hate relationship with spinning but our Energy Colour Block Cycling Short make it a whole lot better. You don’t need to be a keen cyclist to wear these fierce shorts. In a super flattering high waist style, these cycling shorts will support you during any activity. Match with our Energy Spirit Underwired Lightly Padded Cross Back Sports Bra for the ultimate workout look. 

The best swimwear

Model wearing Pour Moi swimwear

Fancy a dip? Make sure your sports swimwear is chlorine resistant as it lasts twice as long as standard swimwear fabric! Power through the pool in the Energy Chlorine Resistant High Neck Zip Front Swimsuit made of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fabric, ensuring your beautiful swimwear lasts even longer! Whether you’re perfecting your front crawl or enjoying an aqua aerobics class, the Energy Chlorine Resistant V Neck Linear Swimsuit with secret support and tummy control will help shape and support your natural curves. Get those laps in with the Energy Chlorine Resistant Recycled Swimsuit, featuring a stylish racer back style.  

Now you know the right workout clothes that will support you and leave you feeling fabulous during any activity, take a look at our new in sportswear for a fresh look. Don’t forget to share your favourite Pour Moi sportswear look on our Instagram. 

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