The first time I went to a Pilates class, I was a little—okay, extremely—intimidated and nervous. On one hand, a reformer machine looks eerily like some sort of torture device, and the other, I was met with the conundrum of what to wear.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the workout itself fired up my core, leg and glute muscles, without ruining my blow dry. But it’s safe to say I had no success in the wardrobe department. I made the mistake of wearing a loose tank, and spent most of the class tugging and adjusting. And I bet I’m not the only person that’s been in this position. After all, whether you’re an avid Pilates goer, dedicated yogi, or ultra-marathoner, you’d know that the right workout gear can make all the difference for your performance and confidence.
Ahead, you’ll find the tried-and-true Pilates essentials that you should always keep on hand to avoid any mishaps (like the one above!).
Fitted tops are a must, unless you’re cool with your abs on display. Aside from offering a bit more coverage, a fitted top will also make it easier to keep an eye on your technique.
We love Charlotte Olympia Marlo Tank.