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No Sweats: Cute Workout Clothes for Every Body

Why hide the body you've worked so hard for under baggy pants and tees? Here are great ways to look slim at the gym.

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The Best Workout Clothes for Pear Shapes

DO wear light colors on top to draw eyes up and away from your thighs. Choose flared pants to balance and lengthen your shape.

DON'T wear bottoms with stripes down the sides of the legs. They'll make your hips seem fuller.

On Jen: Zobha Supplex-Lycra Marilyn tank, $58; Evolve pants, $80, zobha.com

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The Best Workout Clothes for Pear Shapes

Xersion by JCPenney stripe tank, $15, jcp.com

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Champion polyester-blend Rolldown pants, $40, championusa.com

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The Best Workout Clothes for Rectangle Shapes

DO create the illusion of curves with tops that have ruching along the sides and pants that have a pop of color at the hips. A sports bra with a little padding and a tank with a low neckline will play up your assets.

DON'T sport one color from head to toe. It will make you look blocky.

On Hillary: Aerie F.I.T. polyester-spandex cross-front gathered tank, $40; workout shorts, $30, aerie.com

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The Best Workout Clothes for Rectangle Shapes

Beyond Yoga Supplex-Lycra Lift and Support bra, $64, FrontRunners, 310-820-7585

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Hard Tail Forever cotton-Lycra-spandex scrunchy waistband legging, $67, 310-393-8787

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The Best Workout Clothes for Apple Shapes

DO opt for a loose top that ties or cinches, which will define your middle and conceal your tummy. Fitted capris or tights flatter your toned legs.

DON'T wear flared bottoms. They'll throw off your proportions by adding bulk.

On Laura: Rese Activewear Supplex-Lycra Marissa tank, $56, resepilates.com; Saucony polyester-spandex Ignite Tight capri, $50, saucony.com

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Athleta nylon-spandex Anjali Cami, $54, athleta.com

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Splits59 nylon-spandex Langley knee tight, $95, splits59.com

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The Best Workout Clothes for Hourglass Shapes

DO pick tops with a V or scoop neck and detailing near your midsection to show off your trim waist. Strut your fit quads in a skort instead of running shorts.

DON'T hide behind high necks and loose clothes. You'll only look larger if you cover up.

On Kaitlin: PH8 nylon-spandex Colorblock Mesh Racer tank, $44, ph8stores.com; Asics nylon-blend Abby skort, $50, asics.com

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K-Swiss polyester-spandex Strappy Tankini, $45, kswiss.com

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The Best Workout Clothes for Hourglass Shapes

SkirtSports polyester-Lycra GymGirl Ultra skirt, $60, skirtsports.com

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2010.

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kkozloff03 wrote:

Katie K Active is a new premium brand with cute and stylish items for women sizes small to 24!!!

3/25/2014 02:19:06 PM Report Abuse
dkarmazi wrote:

KiraGrace makes yoga leggings and yoga tanks for different body shapes, which makes the buying process a whole lot easier and minimizes the stress of not knowing what looks good on your shape. KiraGrace has a great fit guide too! Super helpful stuff. http://www.kiragrace.com/blog/kiragrace-which-goddess-are-you/#.UyNmvWRdVUg

3/14/2014 03:31:15 PM Report Abuse
info42384 wrote:

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11/9/2013 10:42:56 PM Report Abuse
creehill wrote:

Hi, has anyone seen the new Gym Wear by Sweatz at www.sweatz.com. Their compression gear is to die for. Gonna treat myself in the New Year when I lose some weight!

11/1/2012 09:00:25 AM Report Abuse
danielfairborn wrote:

If you're a serious runner and running skirts aren't your style, take a look at www.houseofpain.com/products/mma-clothes-women their workout clothes will make you feel good on the short and long runs.

6/26/2012 12:57:48 PM Report Abuse
lisaelaineh wrote:

Running skirts have lots of fans and critics. Check out these 6 picks from WellandGoodNYC.com. They're cute and functional! http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/running-skirts-you-can-actually-wear-3/

8/10/2011 09:01:49 AM Report Abuse
fitnessmomof1 wrote:

Hi ladies! I am a running/tennis skort lover -- and I am a size 10/12. I find these SO FLATTERING on, as versus shorts or capris, and incredibly comfortable. I feel cuter in a skirt than I do other stuff. My favorites are at Impact Fitness Wear. Really unique skirts/skorts that fit REAL WOMEN. They have an online store at www.impactfitnesswear.com

7/24/2010 09:43:08 PM Report Abuse
kiwipie117 wrote:

I like the running skirts since i play tennis and run i can use them for both! Thanks fitness!

2/19/2010 12:45:44 PM Report Abuse
tracy756 wrote:

I love the running skirts! I first saw them at the Nike Marathon in San Fran in 2004. They make me feel cute (which I need, esp at mile 20!)

2/10/2010 11:57:32 AM Report Abuse
teenym wrote:

Has anyone ever actually used on of those running skorts? I think I would feel ridiculous!

2/10/2010 09:53:59 AM Report Abuse

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