• Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

How To Dress For A Work Out.

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  1. Wear comfortable clothes, with a slightly baggy fit
  2. Consider Cloth Material.
  3. Change Clothes with seasons.
  4. Consider Activewear.
  5. Wear breathable clothes.

1.Choosing The Right Fabric.

Some fabrics are designed to pull sweat away from your skin during exercise and others absorb it. When it comes to workout clothes, some choices are better than others.

Consider Breathable Fabrics

There are many breathable synthetic fabrics that “wick” the sweat away from your skin, which can help it to evaporate quickly and keep your body cool.

Clothing made out of fabrics containing polypropylene or fabrics such as COOLMAX® and SUPPLEX® are a good choice for exercise and other activities in which you are likely to sweat a lot, as they allow the sweat to be evaporated from the skin but do not soak clothing and leave you feeling sweaty and uncomfortable.

Consider cotton. Cotton shirts and pants, on the other hand, absorb the sweat, and they don’t pull it away from the skin or help it to evaporate quickly. That’s why cotton workout clothes can feel heavy and wet as you exercise.

Avoid fabrics that don’t breathe. Never wear clothing made out of rubber-based or plastic-based materials, which keep sweat from evaporating and keep your body temperature too high during a workout.

Try Stretchy Materials.

Spandex and Spandex Blends:

On its own, spandex can stretch up to 400% its size, but once it’s mixed with other materials, it can still lend up to 20% of its elasticity to the coupled fiber. Polyester, Cotton-Spandex, Nylon, and stretch velvet are some of the most common spandex blends found on the market, but many other adaptations exist.


Knits tend to be a two-way stretch but are still widely used for sewing clothes. Knit fabrics can be found in everyday articles of clothing, such as socks and hats.


Latex comes from the sap of rubber trees and can be applied to other materials for their stretch and water-resistance. However, pure rubber isn’t commonly applied in clothing due to its lack of breathability and skin irritation.

Neoprene Rubber:

This synthetic polymer resembles some of the stretch and water resistance qualities of rubber while cutting back on the limitations of the pure material. This material is available in a range of thicknesses and is increasingly being used in bodysuits and fashion pieces.

2. Be Fashionable.

a) You can never go wrong with a good sports bra

Model Mwende, Poses in a sports bra.

Adorning the right sports bra is crucial to your workout regime. And while finding the perfect bra to suit your workout routine is tricky, it is critical that you get measured and get a bra that is less suffocating, and one that gives your burst the support it needs. Wearing the wrong bra size can predispose serious health implications including back, breast and neck pain, poor posture, and also your breasts’ appearance. Go for sports bras that cover the sides of the breast tissue to reduce uncoordinated movements and avoid sagging.

b) Accessorize right.

Nobody expects you to adorn your gold necklace or dangly earrings in the gym. However, some useful accessories are critical to supplement your workout gear. These include a water bottle, towel, headphones, a sports watch and phone. And while these essentials will help you in one way or another, it’s tiring to juggle them from one hand to the next. Having a colorful hold-all bag will not only help you carry your accessories in style, but also add some personality and allure to your workout look.

c. Superficial Makeup Won’t Hurt.

Ideally, most women feel that being makeup-free is the best way to hit the gym. However, there are those who still feel that makeup is the extra confidence they need to join the bandwagon of workout enthusiasts. If you are among the latter, the key aspect is to ensure that the product you select won’t clog your pores or leave your healthy eyelashes looking flabby and scary. For those with acne-prone or oily skins, mineral makeups are the best option. For those looking for a glowing yet flawless complexion, a light base of tinted moisturizer will do the trick.

Wycliff Peter Oundo

Wycliff Peter Oundo is The founder and Chairperson of Vazi Couture, He is a Journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya and occasionally writes for VC.

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