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How Do You Dress For the Gym?

When you head to the gym do you dress down like Shanae Grimes, sporting an old-school gray sweatshirt, or do you go more upscale and dress in fitness fashion?

ella1978 ella1978 8 years
Comfortable yoga or thin sweatpants and a t'shirt. Nothing fancy. I also wear my glasses. At 515 am, I can't be bothered to put in my contacts or wear cute clothes. HA.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
kerning -- I LOVE twin six stuff... they have the cutest jerseys and tshirts. (also check out for super discounted cycling wear + gear)
iheartkerning iheartkerning 8 years
if I'm going to the gym for an hour, I just dress down in a t-shirt and whatever shorts are clean. but when I ride my bike, it's all specialized gear, because when you're out there for 3-4 hours on the road, anything cotton just feels gross. while I do take fashion into account (I love the styles of Twin Six), it's not my main focus when buying bike's all about performance for me.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I don't dress DOWN but I dress differently. I tend to go out running more than going to the gym nowadays and I wear the same. My boyfriend says I have turned into "one of those women who wears lycra outside" but I don't see anything wrong with this. :p
Advah Advah 8 years
My yoga pants were vaguely expensive but I got them when I was in high school and still wear them. For the rest, I wear any teeshirt that's comfy enough without being too short when I raise my arms in yoga (otherwise I spend more time worrying about how short my top is instead of focusing on the move!)
tamaradulva tamaradulva 8 years
I wear nicer dress down clothes because where I work out is about an hour away from my house and I usually run errands right after a workout.
itsthatgaljay itsthatgaljay 8 years
I'd like to wear nice new stuff but alas, money gets in the way. I've just got some cheap soft trakkie trousers and a sports bra, and then whatever top.
cg130 cg130 8 years
I do a bit of both.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I just throw on whichever workout clothes that are clean. I don't have a lot of really trendy stuff; I prefer function over looks.
Calekey Calekey 8 years
Matching for me... but usually just some cheer shorts, a tank or a tee with sports bra and compression shorts beneath it all... The only workout stuff I wear that is real real quality is the sports bras which are Aspire by Nike and then NikePro compression shorts.
carolynbe carolynbe 8 years
Fashionable and functional Lululemon head to toe for me. I spend at least 1.5 hours at the gym several times a week so having durable well-designed technical exercise wear is important to me. There is nothing more distracting that having a heavy wet cotton tee sticking to you or flapping around as you work out. I get most of my Lululemon on the markdown rack or from eBay so it's as affordable as more mainstream Nike and Adidas.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
for the most part i dress down -but i always match. i like bright colors - but nothing fancy - so i'll have shorts and a tank on with shoes that match - we're not talking anything high end though.
susanec susanec 8 years
I have gear gear but not designer stuff. It's functional, not cutesy stuff but it works for me.
BeautifulHealth BeautifulHealth 8 years
I used to rely on old (free) t-shirts that I got from events and such and those cheap Soffe "cheer shorts." I slowly morphed into layered basic tank tops & Old Navy yoga capris, and now wear the more expensive Under Armor tanks with built-in bras and capris made with dri-fit material. I figure that exercise is such an important, constant part of my life that I deserve good gear. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that I work at a sporting goods store and get said tanks and capris for about half off! :-)
runningesq runningesq 8 years
a bathing suit, b/c the only thing I use my gym for is the pool !
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
I love cute little outfits for working out - it motivates me to work harder so I am more fit. I don't care if I get them sweaty or stinky either. You can get cheap workout gear that are super cute at Target, Kohl's, TJ Maxx. Oh and after reading Fitsugar mention the new Danskin line at Walmart, I happened to be at the bank next to ours, so I stopped in and it was a cute line, and super cheap!
mandaleebee mandaleebee 8 years
I dress down. I've gotten so many t-shirts through athletic teams and sorority events that it would be a waste not to use them. Sometimes I wear a tanktop instead, but I still wouldn't say I am looking fashion forward. After a hard workout, trendy clothes aren't going to keep the sweat away, so what's the point?
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I dress down. I wouldn't spend tons of money on "fashionable" workout clothes unless they actually helped me WORK OUT better (which most of the time they don't). Fashion doesn't matter to me, especially when it's all just going to get dirty, sticky, and sweaty. As long as the breasts are secure, I'm good.
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
I like to look fashionable enough, but that can be accomplished with cheap clothes. I just feel too hideous in my old baggy high waisted sweat pants, it totally kills my motivation!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I have very large breasts so I need to spend serious money on sports bras. other than that, if I do buy cute workout stuff, it's DEFINITELY on sale!
kclulu kclulu 8 years
I buy bright colored 8 dollar tanks from Target but invest a little more in running capri spandex tights. It is a must that I am comfortable when I work out and I find when I wear shorts I am constantly pulling them down when I lift because they start riding up but the spandex stays put. Also the material that whicks away sweat is awesome since I am dripping in sweat when I workout. My main goal is comfort and performance but I think you can be cute at the same time.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'd much rather spend my money on fun clothes than workout gear, and I'm going to end up sweaty and red-faced anyway. I'm just not one of those people who looks cute when she works out.
miamixo miamixo 8 years
I don't dress cute to work out. I think thats so stupid, I'm just gonna get sweaty and gross anyways.
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