athleisure that isn't leggings (aka athleisure dresses)

Monday, May 18, 2020

We're all about athleisure right now, and I'm here to tell you it does not have to be all leggings and sweatpants. I have been attempting to master 24/7 athleisure for YEARS which means I have amassed a collection of sweat-wicking clothes that can be worn in at LEAST two parts of my life: my casual workplace, relaxing at home, the gym, and/or social situations. These are my top four favorite dresses that meet my most important criteria:

  • Breathable
  • Sweat-wicking
  • Flattering for hips/ass/thighs
  • Can bend over without anything showing

Note: these dresses come in lots of fun colors but I own every single one in black because a) my soul is black, b) I sweat a lot - like potentially have a problem - and black hides my sweat, c) black is always flattering, d) black will never go out of style and these are not cheap dresses so I need to get longevity out of them (and I have). 

The Athleta Della dress: This is lined and the rouching, which doesn't show in this picture because I'm assuming the model has less to hide (and Photoshop) so does not utilize it, is extremely forgiving. The rouching situation is a make-it-what-you-want type of thing.

Nike Yoga Dri-fit Jumpsuit: Flattering, insanely soft and comfortable,  lightweight enough to wear through the hot hot summer days. Can pair with a few layers/jewelry to be work appro or nighttime appro. I'm 5'4" and this comes down to my ankles.

Senitas Refresh Dress: Pockets, super cute. I usually pair with these Nike shoes. I'm 5'4" and this hits about 2" above my knee.

Lululemon Brunch and Back Dress: Live in this all summer - also great for day-to-night situations.


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