March 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM ET
Lululemon wants you to "sweat it and forget it."
On Tuesday, the popular workout brand announced a “fashion meets function” collection called &go, which promises to take you “from the gym to the boardroom” without a wardrobe switch. (Sounds kinda smelly to us!)
Not sure I would forgo a change of clothes — and a shower for that matter — but fashionable styles that move with your body deserve a second look. Here are a few athletic brands offering double duty items, but we may reserve them for that brunch before the gym or maybe just toss them on after for a comfy (but less sweaty) commuter look.
It feels like mission impossible to find a flattering, tailored pant these days. This stylish option is meant for biking, which means it’s durable and sweat-resistant. Be the “boss” at work and in your workout. (Here to There Pant, $118, lululemon.com)
Designed for “yoga to and from”, this easy top flows with a cut-out design in the back. A potential silk top replacement for a busy day out. (Here to There Tank, $58, Lululemon.com)
Cover up in style. Nike’s cotton blend pullover offers fashionable warmth and camouflage for our sweaty gym clothes. (Tech Fleece Poncho, $130, nike.com)
Bold prints make a statement on our bums. Would you dare to wear leggings as pants? Le gasp! (Legendary tight print, $105, nike.com)
A boxy T-shirt with subtle color-blocking? Yes please! Comfort is everything, and this shirt looks like it can keep up with the pace. (Sugar Rush Tee, $59, athleta.com)
Skirts aren’t exactly downward dog-appropriate but this ruched number can work on a date or shopping with friends. Look and feel dressed-up while dressing down. (Twist it Skirt, $69, athleta.com)
H&M’s racerback dress is an ace for your inner tennis pro. No matter what your skill set, it’s nice to have a flirty yet functional number you can wear on and off the court. (Tennis Dress, $29.95, hm.com)
Praise Tarjay for bringing us an affordable empire waist! Let’s be real: this part of the body can be a struggle for even the fittest folks. Blessed with a six pack? Cheers to you and your trainer! But every tummy deserves a breather from skin tight clothes. Perk? This gem also has a built-in sports bra. (Target C9, $19.99, target.com)
Get two pants in one with C9 by Champion’s reversible capri. Each pair is solid black on one side, but flip them inside out to reveal a pop of color at the waistband, giving you the option to get matchy-matchy with your tank. The pant also features a secret pocket for your keys or phone. (Women's Premium Reversible Capri Tight, $17.48, target.com)