Mesh has recently become a staple in activewear and with good reason. Increasing breathability and style with strategically placed ventilated panels, designers are adding a hint of sexy to sportswear and it’s a trend that isn’t going anywhere! Mesh is surprisingly wearable; it shows off a little skin without giving away too much making it a fabric that anyone can sport especially when the designs are thoughtfully created and mesh purposefully placed.
Michi for example has done their research, their placement of mesh is functional and fashion forward without being too risqué. Mesh done well is the perfect blend of glam meets function. Incredibly well suited for women who live a modern, active lifestyle, it inspires feelings of confidence while looking sporty and stylish. And it’s not solely for the badasses out there, there’s a feminine component to mesh styles as well, reminiscent of boudoir lingerie.
Mesh styles are dual function pieces. Take advantage of the extra ventilation and wear it to the gym/spin/barre, your workouts are sure to be a little breezier. Layer Koral’s mesh Aerate tank over your favorite sports bra to show it off/stay cool. Throw on Ultracor's mesh bomber jacket post-workout allowing you to cool down with a little extra coverage. And trust us when we say additional ventilation in your sports bra will do wonders for your workout. We can’t forget leggings; mesh in full-length styles basically makes their functionality similar to that of capris! Several brands are delivering mesh bottoms, Alo Yoga is a solid go-to for hot yoga, Michi styles will get you through almost any high-impact/high-sweat activity and Onzie is a great option for getting your pulse on in barre class.
Another style option, work your mesh pieces into an outfit fit for a night on the town - think mesh paneled leggings with a loose tank and blazer or layer a mesh tank over a bandeau with skinny jeans. And of course, mesh always pairs well with leather for an edgier look. Chic, untraditional, sporty, stylish, functional, and fresh. However you describe it, mesh suits a variety of tastes, there’s a mesh piece out there for everyone!
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