Active Elegance

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Amie Trewin from The Sports Edit gives us the lowdown on athleisure’s latest trend: Active Elegance.

Sportswear isn’t just about kitting yourself out for class, or even brunch. The latest activewear goes one leap further than ‘functional fashion’, with a sports luxe tone that really puts the glam into sweat style.

Active elegance is athleisure’s latest move, with strategic mesh, perforated details and feminine cuts taking centre stage.

Whether you’re perfecting pliés or getting a round of shots in, our edit of sleek styles have the technical touches and shimmering pops to work both the barre and the bar.

Discover our top performance pieces that’ll turn heads from dusk ‘til dawn.

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SPORTS BRAS

From L-R: Alo Yoga Illuminate Bra, Michi Plunge Crop, Alala Cross Back Bra

These studio-friendly crops are great worn alone or teamed with an oversized vest, thanks to their gorgeous laser cut details and racer back designs.

With their long line silhouettes, these crop tops also work well with high-waisted leggings or trousers for a chic evening look.

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SPORTS TOPS

From L-R: LNDR Athlete Tank, Splits59 Draft Crop, Lucas Hugh Ariel Tank

It’s all in the detail. Whether you opt for oversized mesh, cheeky cutouts or a cute crop, make a statement in these stylish sports tops.

These tops are not just pretty by design, they’re also designed to perform thanks to their breathable, stretchy, sweat-wicking fabrics.

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JACKETS

From L-R: Reebok Cardio Jacket, Alo Yoga Shell Jacket, Monreal Cropped Sweatshirt

Forget hoodies, these neoprene tops are your next sports luxe investment.

From post-workout layer to night out top, these jackets exude all-day elegance thanks to their perforated details and scuba-inspired fabrics.

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LEGGINGS

From L-R: Koral Night Game Legging, Koral Lustrous Legging, Alala Blocked Tight

The disco pant returns! Thankfully these activewear iterations are far more wearable than their 80s counterparts, thanks to their flattering waistbands and sweat-wicking, super stretch fabrics.

Alternatively, have a mesh moment with these sophisticated matte styles below. With strategically placed mesh inserts to contour your shape, these luxe leggings are flattering, elegant and designed with an active lifestyle in mind.

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From L-R: Michi Apex Legging, Koral Frame Legging, Reebok Cardio Pinnacle Legging

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