6 Feel Good pieces for your active dance life
As summer comes to an end and the cooler weather starts to creep in, taking care of your body is more important than ever. When you lead a busy active lifestyle, self-care is something that often gets neglected - but what if your clothes could play a part in that? We've put together our favourite "feel good" dance and activewear pieces, that utilise state-of-the-art fabric technologies to support you through your day. Get ready to feel amazing!
The Gia Legging is brand new to our much-loved Marle Collection. Ever worn leggings that dig in around your ankle and leave uncomfortable marks on your skin? Imagine a pair that promote blood flow and muscle recovery via compression technology and finish at the ankle with silky-soft Marle supplex. With an on-trend panel of Sports Mesh in between, these are the feel-good leggings of your dreams. Choose from several gorgeous colours to add a pop of vibrance to your dance wardrobe - Punk Pink, Vibrant Green, Electric Blue and Party Purple, or classic Black for the monochrome devotee.
Most people think wool is a winter only option, often itchy and shapeless, and definitely not a sports fabric. Well think again! Merino is the world's most luxurious wool, with exceptionally fine fibres that hold their shape and feel soft and cozy next to the skin. Warm up and cool down sessions are vital to injury prevention in dance or any fitness activity, but did you know that wearing appropriate clothing can help you get the most out of your pre-class and recovery exercises? Enter the Merino Wool Playsuit - perfect for popping on over your leotard and tights or crop and shorts. This super soft all-in-one will actually assist in temperature regulation - keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer, it's a year-round warm up option. So throw out all your preconceptions about lumpy woollen sweaters, and feel the benefits of Merino wool for yourself.
Fleece is now a staple on the activewear market, and in particular, unbrushed fleece is redefining the fabric for the new active generation. Lightweight and durable, unbrushed fleece has the benefit of creating a warmer layer for those cooler days, without overheating the wearer or leaving fuzzy fluff behind underneath! The Audrey Sweater has a comfortable, relaxed fit with a flattering scoop back, and comes in classic black or casual dark grey. The snug layering piece that feels like you're wearing a hug; the Audrey is a trans-seasonal must-have. Throw it on over your dance outfit or wear it with jeans to the movies on the weekend; either way, we promise you'll love it.
Whether you're practising your sun salutations in yoga or your high kicks in jazz class, you want to feel supported, comfortable and most importantly, free to move. The Eve Crop takes your classic racer back style to a new level, with a beautifully soft underbust elastic that feels barely-there against your skin. Combine that luxe elastic with the compression benefits of ProForm Ultra™and you've got your new favourite crop top.
The gorgeous Stella Legging is not only cut to the perfect mid-calf length, but is designed to aid muscle rejuvenation. Constructed using ProForm Ultra™, this garment utilises compression technology to aid blood flow and help tired legs recover during a long sweat session. With the extra benefits of moisture management to encourage rapid evaporation, and soft panels of Sports Mesh for breathability, you've finally found a legging designed for the demands of your active lifestyle.
Boys, listen up, we've got the ultimate versatile tank top for you. In eco-friendly, organic cotton the Brayden Tank is light, breezy and effortlessly comfortable. With a stylish raw edge on the neckline and armholes, a loose fit and an added pocket detail, this tank can be worn in jazz class, hip hop, contemporary or even with shorts for a day trip to the beach. The natural cotton allows airflow to keep you cool while you work up a sweat. Ladies - there's a female version here for you too.
Have you tried any of our feel-good pieces yet? Let us know what you love in the comments below!
Article by Emily Newton-Smith