Your wedding date is locked down, the venue is booked and now it's time to focus on getting yourself wedding-ready. For many brides that means a pre-wedding workout routine. Aside from the obvious benefit of toning up, exercise can help you reduce stress and improve sleep — it can even make you better in bed!
Even though there are a million reasons to make pre-wedding exercise a priority — let's be honest — hitting the gym on the reg can sometimes feel like a chore. Binge-watching the latest Netflix series often seems like a more appealing way to spend Wednesday night. And while feeling confident on your big day makes all the hard work worth it, even the most disciplined brides need a little extra motivation every now and again. Luckily, this season's latest activewear is better than ever! Whether you're in New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, taking yoga or cardio kickboxing, these stylish workout essentials are sure to motivate you to get moving. As fashionable as they are functional, these sporty pieces are perfect to wear to CrossFit, pilates and even brunch.
Scroll down for 11 stylish staples that you definitely need in your workout wardrobe.
J.Crew's first-ever workout collection is everything we hoped for...and more! We're obsessed with this long sleeve crop top. It's the perfect length to wear with leggings. Even better, the elastic hem won't ride up while you're in SoulCycle or en route to Juice Press. (Long-sleeve Colorblock crop top, $55, New Balance for J.Crew)
For brides who like to relieve stress with an AM run, this four-way stretch top is for you. The ribbed cuff with thumb holes is designed to keep your hands warm during those early morning winter workouts.* ("Cross X Seamless" 1/4 zip top in plum, $110, HPE)*
We can't get enough of this curve-hugging tank. The monochromatic camo print delivers mega style, while the internal shelf bra keeps you supported. All that's left to do is crank up your fave workout playlist. ("Triad" sports tank, $135, Koral)
This painterly floral pattern tank, with built-in bra, provides all the style and support you need for poses from downward dog to dolphin. And it doesn't get much cuter than the cutout and bow in the back. (Cinched bow tank, $115, (Kate Spade New York for Beyond Yoga available at Shopbop)
The scoop neck with a criss cross back offers support and style — making it perfect for an afternoon hike with friends or your favorite spin class. The best part, it's basically wrinkle free. Meaning you can throw it in your purse in the AM and pull it out for 7PM Pure Barre — and you'll look fab! *("Cleopatra" bra, $72, Show Me Your Mumu) *
Headstands and handstands are no problem — well at least when it comes to support — with this inversion-friendly silhouette. This high-necked wonder features a playful pattern, crisscross straps in the back and mesh details for breathability. And we love the tropical print — perfect for squeezing in a quick vinyasa flow while on your destination bachelorette. ("Starlet" bra, $58, Alo)
The high compression, moisture wicking fabric smooths you out, sucks you in and keeps you dry throughout your workout. What more can you ask? Oh right, the cutest floral print ever. ("Midnight Orchid Signature Tight" workout pants, $92, DYI)
Yoga-loving brides: these mid-rise, cropped leggings are for you. The herbarium black print is super fun. And they even feature a hidden pocket at the inner-waistband, so you can throw a $10 in there and grab a well-deserved smoothie or coconut water after class. (Cropped legging, $128, Mara Hoffman)
If you're looking for a fashion forward print, this is it! This denim-inspired design proves that you can still make a stylish statement with your workout wardrobe. Calling these comfortable is the understatement of the year — the fit is so fab you'll want to wear them 24/7. And with your busy schedule of planning your wedding and honeymoon, you might have to. ("I am Comfortable" leggings, $180, Bodyism)
Don't worry, we didn't forget your feet. Innovation meets style with these neon kicks — a fave of fit celebs everywhere. The techloom keeps your feet ultra-comfy, while the 3D grid pattern delivers support where you need it most. So whether you're heading to the gym or hiking to wedding venue walk-throughs, these sneaks will keep your feet looking and feeling good. ("TechLoom Phantom" sneakers, $185, APL)
These kicks are like a ray of sunshine — which incidentally is what you may need to get your butt out of bed and to 6AM Barry's Bootcamp. Signature Flyknit technology and a flexible sole deliver mega comfort. You can even get them personalized — with your soon-to-be initials or wedding date. ("Free RN Flyknit" sneakers, $130, Nike)