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…
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!
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!
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.
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).
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: (available at Totalsports)
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