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    • cazs
    • By cazs 9th Jul 16, 4:24 PM
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    What ladies gym wear do you rate?
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    • 9th Jul 16, 4:24 PM
    What ladies gym wear do you rate? 9th Jul 16 at 4:24 PM
    When I decided to join the gym I ordered multiple tracksuit bottoms and t shirts from S.Direct. It wasn't till I got there that I realised that I was way behind the times and these days all the girls are into gym leggings either plain or all patterned and fancy tops. Though I look like a dinosaur I didn't feel comfortable chucking it all away and getting new stuff just cos it wasn't trendy and I've got 3 yrs use out of it but there's only so many times you can put things through the wash before before I thought I deserve some new kit so just wondering what brands/specific items do others rate for ladies gym wear especially gym leggings :-) Thanks
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    • JCUK
    • By JCUK 2nd Oct 16, 6:47 PM
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    Thanks to everyone who's made suggestions so far. I'd be interested to hear if anyone's tried UnderArmour which I hear is supposed to be a brand especially good at sweat-wicking. I seem to have this problem much more now than when I was new to the gym irritatingly and it does make me feel self-conscious and uncomfortable (mentally and physically as it were) so looking out for that feature is I suppose more important than design to me.
    Originally posted by cazs
    I wear Under Armour t-shirts and they're excellent for not getting sweaty and sticky. Mine are very boring to look at, but I don't care about that :-). I've had the same few t-shirts for about three years now, and they're still fine, so they last well too.

    Adidas leggings for me - again, not fancy to look at but also great for sweat wicking and I find they fit nicely and stay up
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    • clairec79
    • By clairec79 2nd Oct 16, 8:07 PM
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    Whatever works for you, I used to wear leggings (various brands) but lately I've switched to men's football style shorts and much prefer them
    • Chickabiddybex
    • By Chickabiddybex 5th Oct 16, 10:05 AM
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    I wear tracksuit bottoms and I'm probably the only girl not in leggings at my gym but I don't care at all - I don't want clingy sweatty leggings on when I'm exercising!
    I wear this top:
    As you can see, pretty cheap and looks alright. Don't worry about it
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    • Just a Girl
    • By Just a Girl 5th Oct 16, 10:58 AM
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    Just a Girl
    I buy all of my gym leggings from Tikiboo - - as they do fantastic patterns, they are high waisted, have a drawstring and aren't transparent when you bend over. They also don't show sweat patches.

    I buy my gym tops from a range of places - H&M, Primark, TKMaxx, etc.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Oct 16, 11:24 AM
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    I buy all of my gym leggings from Tikiboo - - as they do fantastic patterns, they are high waisted, have a drawstring and aren't transparent when you bend over. They also don't show sweat patches.
    Originally posted by Just a Girl

    They aren't cheap but the patterns are FAB!
    • flissh
    • By flissh 6th Oct 16, 5:26 PM
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    Liked the tikiboo website. I often pick things up in TKmax, and mix and match them with basic stuff from M&S.
    • redlady_1
    • By redlady_1 12th Oct 16, 1:20 PM
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    Im another Sweaty Betty girl except for the bras and I must have a shock absorber for any impact work. If you go through Quidco you get cashback. Yes, it is expensive but it lasts.
    • Angelhales2601
    • By Angelhales2601 12th Oct 16, 1:57 PM
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    I get ALOT of my fitness wear from TK-Maxx - especially when they have sales on. I find that because they are 'brands' it tends to last longer.
    • CupOfChai
    • By CupOfChai 22nd Oct 16, 1:09 AM
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    Is anyone else short and can tell me what they find fits well? I'm 5'1", and I'd love to be able to get some leggings that actually fit properly and don't either go really wrinkly on the ankles, or look like full length ones that have shrunk in the wash! Then there's tracksuit bottoms that drag on the ground, or tops sliding halfway down your torso because the straps and neckline are designed for a much taller person.

    How come everywhere seems to do shorter length/petite sizes in normal clothes but not for any of the sportswear?
    • chocolatepennyfarthing
    • By chocolatepennyfarthing 24th Oct 16, 1:18 PM
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    Would be interested if anyone can recommend where to get sportswear in larger sizes 22/24?
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