I attempted on the Exercise Dress as soon as, a very long time in the past, earlier than they made a handful of design updates. Back then, I believed it was cute however impractical—it did not really feel prefer it was offering sufficient protection—or help, for an activewear piece I really feel like an merchandise should present one of many two—so I did not make the acquisition. I do not know if the most recent model has an up to date materials (or if I simply do not recall the previous materials), however I used to be stunned at the way it felt extra like a wicking, windbreaker-type materials than a pair of stretchy and smooth leggings. That being stated… I actually preferred it! I think about that [material] really feel will turn out to be useful on tremendous scorching days.
Some notes on match: It’s fairly quick, and naturally, it has bike shorts (which do keep put) however I do not really feel like I’m carrying plenty of clothes when I’m in it. Perhaps I simply lean extra prudish, however when out and about in New York I’d favor to put on this with a sweater or an unbuttoned white oxford over it. It additionally would not present wonderful boob help—in reality, I believed it was a bit free within the chest, which often would not occur with my activewear (I’m a 32C). I’m comparatively small-chested, so it was superb, although if I bent over, there was a spot between my pores and skin and the material of the costume the place somebody might positively see down.
Overall, I completely love the colour, and I feel this will probably be a extremely enjoyable addition to my summer time wardrobe. You simply must set expectations earlier than you run an ironman in it, I feel.
I used to be an early Outdoor Voices stan, and have the primary iteration of the Exercises Dress in two colours. The new Exercise Dress is a strong (and obligatory) improve from ED 1.0, with adjustable straps, a thicker lining, an additional pocket, and a wider leg grip to maintain the shorts lining in place. I discovered the costume to be comfy earlier than, however that is definitely higher—particularly for useful motion. I sized down for a safer match, as a result of I’ve a bigger chest and want extra compression. One factor I do not love is that the precise costume has a barely wider silhouette than it used to; it falls away from the physique across the chest space, whereas it used to have a slimmer match all through.