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Body Positive Workout Clothes Women's Thing, Not Men's?



  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Posts: 21,498Member Member Posts: 21,498Member Member
    jdh419 wrote: »
    I've never had an issue wearing my sweats and tees in the last 3 decades that I've been wearing them to the gym. They've never got bunched up and I've never tripped or got hung up on any type of machinery. I am comfortable in loose fitting clothing at the gym and I think you guys are judging me because I wear baggy clothes at the gym. I like going to the gym to exercise. The end!

    Nobody is judging you for wearing what you prefer and is most comfortable for you. We're simply pointing out that not everyone shares your preferences.
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Posts: 252Member Member Posts: 252Member Member
    I have not read the whole thread so apologies if someone has already said similar. I live in a part of the UK where men take as much interest in their appearance as women. There are at least as many specialist barbers as hairdressers on our high street and you see plenty of men in health/relaxation spas. They take a great deal of care about and interest in how they dress. However, at the gym, even while their hair may be pomaded their apparel is purely functional. For all I know they are wearing designer kit but it looks the same as everything else. I've never seen a man turn up in shorts with fancy mesh panels or a bright print. The loudest their tops get is hi-vis yellow all over, but normally it would be a regular T shirt or a muscle vest in a grisly shade of grey. All the above points apply regardless of their physique.
  • bathsheba_cbathsheba_c Posts: 1,874Member Member Posts: 1,874Member Member
    This advertising appeals to me because, when I first wanted to invest in actual workout clothes that would be comfortable and whisk away sweat, I COULD NOT FIND THEM IN MY SIZE. And this was going to serious sportswear stores and being portly but not obese.

    Color me cynical, but they aren’t being body positive so much as they are exploiting the fact that they are producing clothes for a market that is drastically underserved.
  • FoodBodyChangesFoodBodyChanges Posts: 29Member, Premium Member Posts: 29Member, Premium Member
    It's not "positive" or "negative." It's honest. As in, here's the outfit & what it will look like on a person who actually is a size 2+.
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