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Your Guide to our Top 5 Athleisure Brands

2017 has been the year of athleisure, bringing with it a huge rise in women choosing to wear sportswear not only in the gym, but also opting to style it as a fashionwear staple. Fashionability is deemed as important as function and our sportswear brand guide is designed to make it easier than ever to find the perfect gym co-ord. Read on to discover the brands that will effortlessly transform you from gym to street, without compromising on the function needed to execute your chosen workout.

YOGA/ PILATES – Varley

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With a strong commitment to designing and developing technically innovative and equally fashion-forward apparel, Varley is the yoga bunny’s number one performance-first lifestyle brand. The modern yoga connoisseur requires sportswear that seamlessly blends luxury design with optimum performance. Varley’s high-performance scientific technology enables quick-drying fabric, sweat-wicking and its cleverly designed seams are perfect for bending into any yoga position imaginable, all without compromising on style or aesthetic. Varley is the self-confessed athleisure brand for ‘women on the move’.

RUNNING – Lucas Hugh

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High impact meets high fashion with Lucas Hugh – the perfect luxury sportswear brand for women who won’t let performance fall to the wayside when choosing to look fashionable. The versatile sportswear of Lucas Hugh is designed for the woman who requires high versatility – performance must be optimal but sophistication must be key, allowing for style to remain long after the gym session has ended. High performance sportswear from Lucas Hugh is carefully engineered to support muscles when running, and is cut to complement the female figure with compressive sculpting fabrics, fashionable cut-out detailing and supportive waistbands.

GYM TO STREET – P.E. Nation

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You’ve heard of day-to-night styling, now learn about gym-to-street. P.E. Nation is a streetwear-meets-activewear brand designed for a busy woman living a fast-paced urban lifestyle. The founders use their own hectic lives as dedicated mothers, fashion leaders and fitness enthusiasts to create a brand that supports this all-round varied and active way of life, blurring the lines between traditional sportswear and contemporary streetwear. Inspired by retro colours and prints, P.E. Nation designs fitness apparel featuring recognisable colour blocking and signature logo placements providing a highly trend-led range of sports apparel that doesn’t compromise on performance.

WEIGHT TRAINING – Koral

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When pushing through that last set of heavy deadlifts you want to be wearing something that will enable you to feel strong, empowered and inspired. Enter: Koral – the sportswear brand continually pushing boundaries, deviating from the expected to conceive an empowering sports-fashion fusion for strong women with unstoppable lives. The core mission is to deliver fashion forward style, with functional integrity and strength remaining essential to the brand. Think premium style meets luxurious sportswear engineering, coupled to enable you to push yourself further whilst looking and feeling your best.

SPINNING – LNDR

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When engaging in a functional, high intensity type of exercise such as a sweaty spinning class you need to ensure that your activewear will allow your muscles to bend and flex without restriction. LNDR prides itself on creating technically advanced sportswear, designed to help you get the most out of your workout and enhance your day-to-day life. Each piece of LNDR activewear is created around the anatomy of the human body. Integrated seams and specially designed panels follow muscle lines, enabling enhanced movement whilst minimising restriction. Live your life without limits in LNDR with garments that, like you, are made to move.

How to Choose your Perfect Sports Bra

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How to Choose your Perfect Sports Bra

A key component of nailing the luxe-athleisure trend is finding a sports bra that not only compliments the rest of your ensemble, but also utilises technical fabrics and ergonomic design to ensure optimum sporting performance can be achieved. Coggles discuss everything ‘sports bra’ – from fit, to fashion, to function.

2018-11-26 09:34:27By Angharad Jones

Words by Amy Lyons



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

Writer and expert


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