Workout Tops: Let's Talk About Them

Oh, hey, guys! Your old friend Allison here. In the last few months, I have gotten serious about working out and eating clean, but you know what kind of the grossest thing is when you realize you have let yourself go a little and decide to get serious about your body again? Trying to find workout clothes that make you feel slender and willowy. Now, black Wunder Under Crops from Lululemon are a given. I struggle most with finding a workout top that is form-fitting while acting as workout Spanx. You know the kind I mean. I have one raspberry pink Scoop Neck tank from Lululemon which I have had for years, and fits the bill perfectly. Alas, they aren't currently selling any on their website and I've heard that they changed the material to one which I fear will do less to "mask" lumps and more "enhance" them. 

Now, here's the thing about my body (it's a wonderland? duh.) - I have what Julia calls a "feminine" shape - an hourglass, if you will. Sidenote, Sunday night while we were watching Girls, Ben told me that I have "a Marnie body." It was so nice and so untrue and I am so obsessed with Marnie that it really touched my heart. Anyway. I've found that if I try to wear a baggy top, I literally look like a giant trapezoid. Some days, my small-ish ribcage is my only saving grace. I also tend to gravitate towards tops that are simple and solid colored (obviously). Keeping that in mind, check out some of the options that I think might keep me motivated to keep hitting barre classes - and let me know if you know of any I haven't listed here that would be up my alley!

Lululemon Power Y Tank
Beyond Yoga Long Racerback Cami
Lululemon Free to Be Tank
Thomas Kelly Malaga Mix Tank

Currently listening to: I'm Going Down - Vampire Weekend (Springsteen cover at the end of Girls on Sunday)


  1. Hey Allison,

    Great post! I too have been taking this kind of stuff more seriously lately after some pictures of me from Christmas vacation surfaced that I was unhappy with. (what?! that's not me!) Anyways, I was wondering if you had any good blogs or books to recommend on the subject of clean eating?



  2. I love the Clueless pic! And great recommendations on tops!! I'll definitely have to try these out!

    Haute Child in the City

  3. Check out these from LivFit - they are sooo cute!

  4. ahh clueless pic is hilarious! cute workout gear is a great way for motivation. I JUST downloaded the vampire diaries cover of springsteen too!

  5. I need to hit up Lulu Lemon. Also...that Clueless pic is amazing. So I workout at home {love my Insanity DVD's} and only wear a sports bra. There are a few reasons I do this. 1. I get way too hot and too sweaty to wear a full top and 2. Wearing only a sports bra and seeing it in the mirror motivates me to work out harder. It's kind of mean, but true! xoxo

  6. I keep hearing all the buzz about Lulu Lemon but I still haven't ordered anything...maybe I need to jump on the bandwagon!! And that clueless pic made my day!!! XoXo

  7. Allison
    I have nominated you for the liebster blog award!! Come see my post to know what to do!

  8. Love these options! I just started to get back on track with some sort of exercise routine and love the last pic super cute.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love Clueless!! Such a cool post.

    Do you want to follow each other? Let me know.


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