Exactly How To Nail The Sheer Activewear Trend
By Grethe Swart; photograph by Juan Algarin
If it’s sheer, it’s hot right now! Here, five ways to pull off the sheer activewear trend – without revealing too much…
Sheer and mesh panels are taking activewear by storm, proving that you can train in super-stylish yet functional gear when hitting the gym this summer.
Here, our 5 must-have sheer activewear items for the season:
1. Tights with sheer side panelling
Want to show off some of that hard work? Small inserts of sheer/mesh side panels are great for revealing a bit of leg, without exposing too much. Side panels accentuate the length of your legs and perfectly follow the contour of your thighs.
Sheer/mesh is also ultra-light, which provides ventilation, comfort and stretch. Due to the breathability of the material, you’ll stay cooler and drier for longer – cheers excessive sweating!
Our pick: Under Armour’s CoolSwitch Capri
2. Sheer sports bra
Functionality is crucial when buying a sports bra, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for the boring option… Sport bras can be cute too! Wear a mesh/sheer panelled sports bra under a deep-hole T-shirt for a comfy, sexy vibe. Before you drop the bucks though, make sure you know your fit – because you’re probably wearing the wrong bra!
Our pick: Adidas Women’s Racerback Bra 3S
3. Sheer back panelling
To reveal and highlight those back muscles, or simply show off your super-cute sports bra, invest in two or more mesh/sheer training tees. And make them last – here’s how to ‘spring clean’ your fitness gear. These shirts dish up comfort and coolness as air can easily circulate as you exercise.
Our pick: Nike Dry Women’s Running Tank
4. Sheer knickers
Taking sheer from the bedroom to the gym isn’t such a whack idea after all! Due to its stretchy, ultra-light fabric, these knickers provide long-lasting comfort and breathability! Match them with your sheer panelled sports bra, just in case… (wink).
Our pick: Under Armour’s Pure Stretch Sheer Thong
5. Super-light trainers
Our feet tend to get sweaty fast, especially during HIIT training. This summer, invest in a pair of sneakers that provide lightweight comfort and breathability. Check out how to boost your run with new takkie tech and the low-down on mesh and intercool technology.
Our pick: Nike Women’s Kaishi NS Shoe (available at Totalsports)
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