I must say I was really impressed with the selection of styles of sport clothes on their site as they had everything for people who may be more daring and bright, and for others who just want basic clothing. After looking around, I’ve noticed people tend to wear sports leggings to the gym a lot and I really wanted a pair, however in a size 22 (although I’m a size 20 everywhere else) they’re not easy to come by. I was really excited when Simply Be agreed to hop on board with my series as they have a lot of leggings to choose from and try out.
I decided to try out the Black Leggings with Three-Quarter leg at £14, which at 5’3 means just short enough to really accentuate my ankles….I wasn’t too much of a fan of this, but it didn’t bother me either. The Leggings do not have a lot of stretch in them and are a little small on the sizing because of it. they fit comfortable enough, but I am yet to have a session at the gym with them due to them being cotton, tight and an awkward place on my stomach. You know the leggings that don’t go low or high enough? That kind.One item that I’ve loved for the gym is actually a very basic Cotton Rich V neck at £12. I asked for it in a 22 as I didn’t want it to be too tight and completely bake me, but it still does the trick. I’ve noticed the top does ride up quite a lot depending on what exercising you’re doing, but it’s very easy, comfortable and effortless to wear. I love the sleeves as they’re just long enough to keep my phobia of showing my skin condition under control.I thought that the outfit wouldn’t be complete without a Zipped Hoodie (£24) and I was right, it’s perfect for getting to and from the gym – even if it is just to the car on these cold dark nights. I got the hoodie in a 20 as I didn’t plan on zipping it up but I did find that even the arms were a little tight, so I would probably size up on this hoodie to ensure you have a comfortable zip. It’s incredibly soft too which is always a bonus!
Obviously to the gym I don’t wear my hair down or that much makeup at all, but we were taking blog photos and it seemed silly to wipe it all off! More realistic photos coming up soon……
Are you Plus Size and at the Gym? Which brands do you wear?
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