You've always seen yourself as a prima ballerina. Okay, so you're not exactly a dancer. But, a barre workout is letting you get some of the balance, strength, flexibility and toning that dancers have. Now that you've signed up for classes, you're looking for a cute barre tanks. After all, you want to be comfortable in class while looking stylish. Right? Before you stock your closet with new workout clothes, check out these tips for picking the 'just right' barre tank for you.
Tight, but Not Too Tight
Your barre workout is giving you that sculpted, toned look you want. So, why hide it? A fitted tank shows off your hard work (and gives you that 'dancer' look). That said, a skin-tight tank that feels like a corset won't cut it for your barre workout. Why not? If you can't move your torso, you can't workout the way that you need to. The other issue is your ability to breath. A super-tight tank will bind you in. This means that your lungs have very little room to expand.
Okay, so your barre workout might not leave you in the same pool of sweat that spinning does. But, you're still working out. That means the physical activity you're getting will make you sweat (at least, a small amount). Choose a sweat-wicking material. Most sweat-wicking tops will note on the label or tags that they have this ability. Sweat-wicking fabrics draw the liquid off of your body and onto the material. This moves the sweat from you to the outside of your shirt. Instead of staying on you, the sweat evaporates and you're left feeling dry. Nylon and Tencel (it's made from wood pulp) are popular sweat-wicking materials that workout gear is often made from.
Not only should you physically be able to breath (again, by not wearing a too-tight top), but so should your skin. If you want to combine breathability with sweat-wicking ability, Tencel is a top pick. Likewise, Nylon is a breathable material (that also offers sweat-wicking too). Polyester is also a breathable fabric to choose for your tank. While it won't draw sweat in and out, it will allow it to evaporate from your skin.
Workout clothing doesn't have to be purely functional. Even though you want a barre tank that feels good, you also want one that looks good too. If you're all about simple styles, a solid color is the way to go. A basic racer-back tank in one hue (try a ballerina-esque soft pink) will more than do for workout class. If you want an attention-grabbing look, opt for a bold pattern or even a 'statement shirt'. These t's have cute sayings that focus on barre or workout quotes.
Take your barre class by storm with a tank that looks and feels more than great. Whether wicking is what you want or a breathable tee is the fit for you, barre workout tops come in an array of fits, designs and materials to choose from. Check out a place like Wicked Custom Apparel for some options.