Avoid wearing bright patterns on areas you want to hide
To get yourself pumped for the gym, you may feel inclined to throw on brightly colored, patterned workout clothes. Great for your psyche—not so much for your trouble spots. “While prints may be fun, they can highlight areas of the body we don’t want highlighted,” says Katie Dunlop, founder of the workout blog Love Sweat Fitness. “Most people avoid tight clothing when they don’t want to show off their body, but dark, tight workout gear can actually enhance your figure and your workout,” she says. We love the Under Armour UA Breathelux, which comes in four dark, flattering colors.
Slim your lower body with compression spandex
We’d all be less hesitant to run on the treadmill or climb the StairMaster if all those wobbly bits would just stay put, relatively speaking. The solution here is compression spandex. “If you have any insecurities about your lower body, solid, dark-colored spandex will be your best friend,” Dunlop says. “There are tons of fitness pants out there that have some compression to help slim out your hips, butt, and thighs, which can boost your confidence and help you focus on the workout.” Check out the Express Core Compression Crop Legging or the Nike Power Legend Compression Leggings to get your lower body fully nipped and tucked. If you do hop on the treadmill, avoid these workout mistakes that make trainers cringe.