Hitting the gym every weekday morning means that I practically live in gym gear, so finding clothing that I actually enjoy wearing to my fitness classes is a must, especially when 9 times out of 10 I probably won’t be getting changed until my PJs go back on!
The ILU Fitwear Back To Fitness Top I was recently sent to road test is a brilliant top that fuses gym wear and fashion, making it a piece that is functional both in the gym and for general wear. It is great for people who want all the features of practical gym wear combined with a bit the style you find from a fashion brand. And as i’ll explore later it also has a unique design that makes it super flattering and easy to wear even if you’re hitting the gym for a first time and have some areas you’re not that comfortable showing off yet.
The ILU Fitwear Back To Fitness Top (RRP £37)* is made with an easy-wash blend of polyamide, elastane and polyester and it is quick drying. With a racer back the top is very flattering and the print adds a bit of interest on what would otherwise be a plain top, but is subtle enough that you can wear it with other prints without clashing.
The double layer design of the Back To Fitness Top is genius because the loose fitting outer layer skims over the area you may be most self conscious about – the tummy. If you hate tight gym wear that accentuates your lumps and bumps (and let’s face it, when you’re bent over in Down Dog even the thinnest of us have folds!) then this top is great for hiding a multitude of sins and helping you to feel body confident. The inner layer also wicks sweat away from your body leaving you feeling comfortable during your workout.
Another great feature of the top is the seamless technology and lack of labels. The washing instructions are woven into the material on the inside hem; not a irritating label in sight. The ILU branding too is very discreet, with only a small logo on the back that is part hidden by the crossover straps.
If you think the Back To Fitness Top is just another item of gym clothing prepare to be as surprised as I was. To showcase its versatility I have styled the top in four ways.
The first photo is in my natural habitat – the gym. Here I’ve paired the top up with some colourful leggings and trainers, but it would look equally great with looser fitting yoga pants or cut-offs.
Next up I chose a lovely maxi skirt to complement the top. Teamed with sandals this is a good look for a summer evening or for on holiday.
My third is an outfit I’d probably wear if I was going out for a dinner date or for drinks. Worn with some black skinny jeans, a bold necklace and heeled boots it’s dressy without looking too over the top.
The final outfit is one I’d wear for a night out, teaming it with a bright mini skirt and heels. Who said gym top?!
I love the practicality and comfort the Back To Fitness top offers during my workout but what has surprises me even more is its versatility. It’s the perfect addition to my wardrobe and one piece I know will get a lot of wear!
Visit the ILU Fitwear website to view the full collection of gym wear.