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5 Ways to Make Your Workout Clothes More Flattering

Your crow pose or one-handed backhand is fierce, but is your fitness outfit just meh or even downright unflattering? Some might say it doesn’t matter. But if you feel better when you look your fiercest, then that could mean 120 more seconds in that plank. Here, ten workout wear mistakes and how to fix them.

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WANT TO LOOK SPORTY BUT NOT BARE? ACCENTUATE YOUR BEST FEATURE

If you’ve been working on those back muscles, for example, you’ll want to wear tops with soft straps and cutouts that highlight all your hard work. Oh, and feeling that cool breeze on your back after 20 minutes on the StairMaster is definitely a plus.

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WANT CHIC OVER TRENDY? LOOK BEYOND THE NEON

Hey, there’s a time and place for all the bright workout gear. But today, fitness apparel comes in seasonal collections just like regular clothes. So embrace moodier tones in fall and winter. Because hi, they’re slimming.

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WANT TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM PROBLEM AREAS? USE COLOR FOR BALANCE

If you have something you’re self-conscious about, say hips, thighs or rear end, then wear a lighter shade near your calves and a darker color up top.

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WANT TO LOOK PULLED TOGETHER? UPGRADE YOUR COVER-UP

Hint: If your jacket/sweatshirt/zip-up are in the same general tones as your workout gear, it will look like you put together an intentional outfit instead of an afterthought. So think outside that ratty old hoodie.

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HATE THE JIGGLE? AVOID LOOSE LEGGINGS

Instead, opt for sculpting (aka compression) leggings that really hold you up and in. Yeah, go on and show off.