#FatshionFebruary, day 23: workout wear

I love yoga–especially fast-paced, intense classes like the one I took today–because it makes me feel strong and grounded in my body.

Bodysuit: Re/Dress, shorts: Lane Bryant

I don’t always go this all-out-pink, but today it happened to be what was clean! And it worked out well, because it turned out that pink is my (incredibly awesome) yoga teacher’s favorite color. 🙂

My go-to yoga outfit is shorts from Lane Bryant or Target, and a tank top–usually from LB as well, although I like wearing this bodysuit sometimes because I don’t have to worry about stomach-exposure. I am also a big, big fan of the Enell sports bra.

Recent finds: regular bras, sports bras, and workout clothes

This isn’t a comprehensive post, just a list of a few good items I’ve found recently that I wanted to share.

Bras

I had been wearing old, worn-out, unsupportive Lane Bryant/Cacique bras forever, because the one kind that fit me had been discontinued (boo). Multiple trips to Lane Bryant failed to find an adequate replacment, as did a few rounds of online shopping.

But then I came across the Playtex 18-hour bra. It had literally hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon, so I decided to give it a try. And damn. Cheap, comfortable, supportive without an underwire–this is pretty much the perfect bra.

I’ve found that the back rides up once I’ve been wearing it for a while, but that’s a pretty minor complaint. Otherwise, it stays comfortable and supportive throughout the day.

Sports bras

I’d never worn sports bras before, because finding them in my size was so hard. But I kept reading good things about the Enell sports bra, one of the few that actually comes in band sizes above 40. (Seriously, why do companies seem to think that no one with a chest bigger than 40DD ever works out?) I gave it a try, and I’m glad I did!

There’s no power in the verse that could keep these boobs from bouncing, but the Enell comes pretty close.

Workout wear

On one of those aforementioned failed bra-hunting ventures to Lane Bryant, I did find something else awesome–a tank top that’s long enough to keep my belly from escaping during yoga. It comes in both solid colors and a lovely variety of prints, so I can finally fulfill my long-held dream of working out in a watercolor-floral-print top.

And, combined with a cardigan or bolero, it makes great office wear.

Also, it is so hard to find workout plus size workout bottoms that aren’t black or gray. But LB also has a solution. Behold, hot pink and royal blue capris! I bought a pair of the pink ones (of course) online, and they’re too big in a 22/24, so I’m going to exchange them for an 18/20. Once I get them in the right size, I’ll do a workout outfit post!

Have you made any lucky finds lately?