Exactly How To Nail The Sheer Activewear Trend


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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!

Our pick:

UnderArmour

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-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.

Our pick:

Nike-Dri-FIT-Contour-Women-s-Running3270_3_LRG

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:

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: (available at Totalsports)

Shoe

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