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No Sweats: Cute Workout Clothes for Every Body

  • Karen Pearson

    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

     
  • Bryan McCay

    The Best Workout Clothes for Pear Shapes

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

  • Bryan McCay

    The Best Workout Clothes for Pear Shapes

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

     
  • Karen Pearson

    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

  • Bryan McCay

    The Best Workout Clothes for Rectangle Shapes

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

     
  • Bryan McCay

    The Best Workout Clothes for Rectangle Shapes

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

  • Karen Pearson

    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

     
  • Bryan McCay

    The Best Workout Clothes for Apple Shapes

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

  • Bryan McCay

    The Best Workout Clothes for Apple Shapes

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

     
  • Karen Pearson

    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

  • Bryan McCay

    The Best Workout Clothes for Hourglass Shapes

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

  • Bryan McCay

    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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