Ask Belle: Gym Shorts and Leggings
May 12, 2015
Do you have a favorite brand of gym shorts? Or do you wear leggings to the gym? If so, favorites?
I like shorts for working out because I can’t stand to have anything binding my legs. Yoga is a different matter, for that I do wear leggings. But for treadmill, weight training, etc., I wear shorts.
I’m not very particular about brand. I think the most important thing is to find a short that isn’t going to leave you exposed. Some are so short and/or the gusset is so wide that they don’t provide much coverage. And since you never know what maneuvers your workout might require, best to make sure you’re covered.
As for brands, I’m not picky. I like to scan the selection at 6pm.com and see what they have in my size. They have a wide range of styles, sizes, and colors. If I don’t find anything there, Old Navy’s compression shorts are well-priced.
If other readers (esp. those in the plus, tall and petite sizes) have suggestions, leave them in the comments. I’m not very serious about working out, so those who are might have some better guidance.