How to Choose the Perfect Gym Top for Your Next Workout

12th January 2022
Model wearing Pour Moi sportswear

Don’t let your clothes get in the way of your next workout! The last thing you want when you’re pounding the pavements on a run or stretching it out in Downward Dog, is to worry about your clothing. If your workout clothing makes you feel uncomfortable, you are more likely to feel self-conscious or likely to stop your workout early. We don’t want you to feel like that, we want you to feel confident, fabulous and unstoppable!  

The best sportswear, tops should fit your body perfectly and keep you looking and feeling cool, dry and fabulous. If you are looking to refresh your workout tops, check out our tips below on what to consider when buying your gym top. Get that ‘new kit’ feeling in the sports tops from Pour Moi.

Choose the right fit

Models wearing Pour Moi sports tops

The best workout clothing is the kind that you forget about when you exercise. That’s why it's important to choose the right fit. When you’re searching for your next workout top, go for something that hugs your body perfectly. Think not too tight and not too baggy! The type of top will also depend on your workout. For low impact workouts such as yoga and pilates the Energy Cross Back Short Sleeve Yoga Top allows your body to move and breathe. 

For those colder months, the Cross Back Jersey Yoga Top with long sleeves will be your perfect workout motivation. For high impact workouts such as spinning, HIIT or running, the Energy Cut Out Vest Top with its relaxed shape and soft, flowing fabric cuts to flatter and sits perfectly over your leggings or shorts.

Fabric matters

Model wearing Pour Moi sportswear

As well as the fit, the fabric of your clothes can also impact your workout. Fabrics that let the body breath such as cotton, nylon and polyester will have you feeling comfortable even through the sweatiest of workouts. For a workout that is undisturbed by your clothes, choose tops with breathable fabric. The Energy Long Sleeve Half Zip Cropped Top not only looks good but will also support you during your next workout. With sweat-wicking fabric to make sure you stay cool during those intense workouts.

Don’t be afraid of a bit of colour

Model wearing Pour Moi sports top

After all, sportswear doesn’t have to be boring! Add some personality to your workout clothing with some colour and fabulous prints. Or if you prefer more of a chic look, why not go for all black activewear? Black is also a great colour if you tend to sweat a lot during your workout. However brighter colours are better in the warmer months, especially when exercising outside as the colours last longer under the sun. 

If yoga and pilates is more your thing, neutral colours are great to help you into a calming state. The Energy Seamless Cutout Long Sleeve Yoga Crop Top in a beautiful dusky rose colour will have you feeling zen in no time! For high intensity workouts, the Energy Racer Back Tank Top with its vibrant colour pop of aqua camo, will help you smile through the hardest of workouts.

Test it out

Model wearing Pour Moi sports top

Don’t wait until your next workout to try out your new sportswear. Test your workout clothing by jumping, squatting, lunging or whatever you’ve got planned for your next workout. If that happens to be a run, the Energy React Long Sleeved Zip Through Running Top will be your perfect companion.


Now that you’ve got sports tops sorted why not check out our ultimate guide to sports bras to find your perfect match!  

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