June 25th 2018
What we’re buying in the Sweaty Betty summer sale
July 6th 2018 / 0 comment
Power leggings, workout bras and yoga tops for up to 50% off- here’s our edit of what’s hot right now in the Sweaty Betty summer sale. Add those bum sculpting leggings to your basket before they’re gone…
Even if you’re reclining on a beach rather than smashing reps in the gym, we’d take a moment to meander the online aisles of the Sweaty Betty summer sale if we were you- chances are those Power Leggings you’ve been lusting after are in there, and for a lot less moolah than you’d normally pay. From soft and comfy yoga wear to sleek yet supportive sports bras and running jackets that are actually stylish (quite the feat), here are the highlights of the Sweaty Betty sale, according to us. You may need to play fastest finger with the leggings in particular- we’ve heard they’re flying out of stock at a HIIT workout pace. Just a heads up.
For the gym
Want leggings that can literally bend every which way, from boxing to barre to bootcamp? The aforementioned Power Leggings have become a cult fitnesswear classic for this very reason- they’re sweat wicking, fast drying, silky feeling on your skin and make your bum look incredible. Not that that’s the point, but feeling supported (holler high waistbands) and chic at the same time is definitely a motivating factor in our book. The Limitless Power ⅞ Leggings are now available from £37, and you can snap up colour blocked geometric prints, summery brights or classic, wear everywhere black.
Top your streamlined bottoms with an elegant sports bra that minimises bounce during spin and team sports alike, has a delicate cross-over back and feels as though it’s barely there. Enter the Infinity Workout Bra, now from £25. It offers medium support up to a C cup, with structured shoulder straps that never look frumpy and a snug underband that doesn’t rub. Simple things, but the attention to detail is sublime, whether you match your bra to your leggings or not.
For your run
If you’re going hell for leather during your morning run, particularly in this weather, you want to ideally feel as though you’re wearing next to nothing. Naked jogging aside, the Zero Gravity Run Leggings, now from £47, deliver on the weightless feel while also providing a muscle compression effect to help you to recover, and get back on the road, faster. This may make them feel tight at first, but like you’re favourite pair of jeans, they’ll fit like a glove after a few wears. The black base with accents of white and orange is brilliantly wearable too, as are the muted printed takes- this won’t be one of those sale buys that gets relegated to the back of the cupboard.
One element of savvy sales shopping is thinking ahead- instant gratification is all well and good, but some of the best judged buys come when you consider your year-long needs. A bit like buying your winter coat in August, which fashion editors swear by. We’ll bring you the fitness wear equivalent- the Fast Track Jacket in navy and iris, now from £47 (it was previously £95). It features breathable double layers to wick sweat while keeping you warm, a pack-away hood in case of rain (...Britain) and a longer back hem to keep it from riding up. Reflective trims put safety first and the block colour means it’ll slide seamlessly into your workout wardrobe.
Whether you’re taking your vinyasas outside or practising your poses in the studio, a double-duty yoga top will keep you cool from bikram to breezier sessions on the mat, and the Celestial Yoga Crop Top, now £30, ensures light support without leaving you overexposed- it has a long-line and matches perfectly with high waisted, flexible leggings (the Reversible Yoga Leggings, now from £40, complete this dream sartorial team). Mesh panels allow air to circulate, an open strappy back is timelessly cool and removable pads give you the option of more coverage should you want it. Style if out for low impact workouts such as Pilates too.
If you prefer to salute the sun in a more traditional top, we’d bookmark the Flow Yoga Vest, now £31. Soft, loose and airy, with wide armholes to facilitate your sun salutations, you can wear it for burpees and to bed- whatever goes. For totally free and stretchy downward dogs with zero fallout, the Celestial All in One, now £80, brings all the comfort of a onesie with veritable style credentials, soft, sweat-absorbing fabric and no risk whatsoever of displaying more than you intended during practice. You can also turn it inside out so you get more boat poses etc. for your buck.
If you’re planning to take the plunge at your local lido (the heatwave keeps on waving on), kit yourself out in ‘go faster’ swimwear that’s fitting for all, whether you’re taking on a triathlon or just cooling off. The Dolphin Swimsuit, now £42, is about as far from lurid lycra swimwear as it gets- a stylish teal with great coverage and ‘go faster’ panelling. It’s structured but veers far, far away from boulder holder territory, and fabric is chlorine resistant with an SPF of 50+ to protect skin during outdoor length sessions.
For a bikini that looks Riviera-ready but that you can actually vigorously swim in, the Retro Reversible Bikini Top, now £40, and Bottoms, now £36, are on our wishlist. Sure, they’re not the cheapest items in the sale, but they’re ideal for hand luggage as both can be turned inside-out for light packing, and the technical fabric is seriously durable, so the set will last many summers, which is what shrewd seasonal sales shopping is all about.
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This feature was written in partnership with Sweaty Betty