So, you’ve planned a sexy sweat session with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day. Now, it’s time to figure out what to wear. Working out does not mean dressing sloppy. Dressing up for a date is a powerful act that sets the tone for the occasion, so make your workout for two extra special by sporting some flirty fitness fashion that makes you look good and feel even better!
I know, pink is such a cliché. I might as well tell you to sprinkle yourselves in candy conversation hearts, but hear me out! At its softest hue, pink conveys an ethereal sense of romance, while the bold side of the spectrum suggests sexiness and fun. Also, pink is slightly subversive when worn for the purposes of kicking butt. In fact, with the occasional exception, the only time I really wear pink is when I work out.
Not so fast, men. Pink is powerful for you, too. Dip your toe into the look with Reebok’s Crossfit Tri-Blend Tee in Excellent Red, a faded hue that skews pink without being too overt.
Girls, support your girls with a bra that will make hearts race and keep everything in place. This dreamy blush bra by Calvin Klein has gorgeous touches that give it a romantic lingerie feel while medium impact support, convertible straps and the iconic elastic band keep it sporty and functional. Victoria’s Secret’s sport bras will infuse your workout with pink power. The High-Neck Sport Bra in pink spacedye highlights sculpted shoulders while offering a daring view of your back, thanks to crisscross straps that are just the right amount of naughty. Ready to put the emphasis front and center? Try the Knockout Front-Close Sport Bra, which features a zipper that opens to reveal hidden cups for extra support. This one’s available in a range of pinkness, from the shocking Hello Lovely to the graphic Iconic Triangles print with just little hints of raspberry throughout. Okay, and if you are allergic to pink, these bras come in other fun colors, such as aqua and black. Ladies with a little more treasure in your chest, you’re in luck. Livi Active, Lane Bryant’s fashion-forward activewear line, offers a Zip-Front Sport Bra in a similar style. The shocking pink stunner accommodates up to an H cup. Craving a little more coverage? Try a boxy crop top that offers a peek at what lies beneath. Victoria’s Secret’s sweat-wicking Crop Pullover in black is great as a cover up for the beginning of your workout. It has a gorgeous streamlined shape, and it comes in that cheerful Hello Lovely shade if you want to go all-out. Balance your tiny tops with a pair of slouchy sweats. I love Uniqlo’s range of affordable sweatpants for women and men. You can’t go wrong with basic black, but the SPRZ NY Collection featuring prints of art legends Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol get my vote. Livi Active’s Spa Pant in black is a great choice for plus-size women.
Please, do not feel like you need to have abs of steel to pull off the crop top, especially when balanced with a bottom that has a relaxed fit. Show off that marvelous belly! I am hardly ripped, but I feel like a goddess when I wear a crop top. However, if you’re still feeling shy, you can achieve a similar silhouette by layering a fitted tank under your crop top. H&M’s Sport Tank Top has a fantastic abstract pattern and comes in sizes from XS to 3XL.
If sleek and chic is more your style, try a black top with a little edge. Alala’s mesh tank is simple in the front and sexy in the back thanks to its revealing mesh panel, while H&M’s Yoga Top features delicate mesh detailing and a higher neck that allows for plenty of movement and extra coverage. Livi Active’s long-sleeved Mesh Shoulder Tunic offers a bit more coverage without sacrificing sexiness. Forever 21’s Two-In-One Workout Cami has a revealing low back that bares just enough with a flattering drape and a fun pop of color. Simple black leggings would complete the look, but if you want to get romantic, you cannot go wrong with gorgeous floral print leggings by Live the Process and Without Walls. Vampy vixens, shine on in a legging like Koral Activewear’s Lustrous Legging, Phat Buddha’s Jane Shimmer Capri or Livi Active’s Control Tech Print Active Legging.
No matter what look you choose, remember to have fun and spread love. Happy Valentine’s Day!