T-shirts have been favorite staple of athletic clothing for as long as people have been working out. Though they were originally made exclusively for men, today they are often one of the most well-loved and well-worn items in women’s closets. They offer the charm of nostalgia while also providing the function that we have all come to expect in modern fitness designs, creating a perfect fusion of the past and present. These super comfortable and loosely fitted tops can be worn inside and outside the gym, both for sports and for any fitness routine you can imagine. They can also be paired with either leggings or jeans to create a cozy and comfortable outfit that can be worn anywhere.
Athletic t-shirts are, by design, more conservative than other more recent variations of workout tops that are more tightly fitted or have more daring accents and cuts. Many women love them because they feel less exposed than they do in low-cut tanks or tops with open shoulders. Others love the way that the looser fabric feels when draped around their body, and feel that they have more freedom to move because the top does not sit tightly against the skin. T-shirts have other, less obvious benefits as well. For instance, Women who typically work out outside love sport shirts because they protect their shoulders, backs, and chests from exposure to sunburn. Women who already have sunburns love the extra layer of protection, and may even choose to wear them when swimming in lakes or pools because they provide protection and coverage that bathing suits do not. In colder weather, t-shirts also can serve as a barrier between your shoulders and a cold, stiff breeze.
A classical item
The soft cotton fabric used in most t-shirts allows the skin to breathe easily while you work out. It also washes and dries easily with minimal fear of damaging the fabric in strong spin washing cycles or high-heat dryer cycles. While women love to wear them because of the comfortable cotton fabrics, they love them even more when they are super cute! In today’s fashion movement, many pieces in a women’s wardrobe are sold in vibrant colors, colorful prints, textures, and even with cutouts. From a style perspective, the t-shirt is a classic item that can be used to play up or play down the tone of a workout outfit. For example, pairing a bright t-shirt with a pair of plan black leggings can give off an 80’s vibe. T-shirts with wider necks can be paired with a fun sports bra to add a quirky pop to an otherwise unassuming outfit. Pairing a sports tee with a pair of leggings with daring cutouts can help to tone down the outfit to maintain a higher level of modesty. There are so many options! And this can all be done outside of the gym as well. Wearing a t-shirt in combination with fashion leggings or a pair of jeans can turn into a comfortable and effortlessly chic outfit ready to be worn for any social occasion.
The cropped blouse is a slightly more daring twist on this classic piece, and makes for a great choice to workout in and also to wear on a daily basis. Cropped to just above the navel, this stylish and charming women’s sport shirt can highlight a narrow waist or show off those six pack abs that you’ve worked so hard to shape. This top can make an attractive option with jeans or a pair of leggings, either for a happy hour with your friends or to wear out to dinner in the evening. When working out, the crop provides even more breathability than other cotton t-shirts and can be extremely comfortable.
Whenever you purchase a women’s gym top, you should search for quality of the product as well as pieces that match your personal style. At Specialità Fitness we have both! We have cuts, colors, models, and prints to match countless styles and to mix-and-match with pieces that you already have in your workout apparel. Let one of our online consultants help you to find your perfect fit!