A good pair of workout tights can take you from fitness class to dinner and from the office to a hike.
But there is one pair that people favour above all others.
Lorna Jane’s ‘Amy’ full-length tights, which retail for $100, are so popular with women in Australia and the rest of the world that they boast a five star rating online and have become a staple with fitness personalities.
Who What Wear also report that the brand have sold well over a million pairs of the iconic style.
Lorna Jane’s ‘Amy’ full-length tights (pictured), which retail for $100, are so popular with women in Australia and the rest of the world that they boast a five star rating online
The brand have sold well over a million pairs of the iconic style (pictured), which people say are as flattering as they are comfortable
The tights are popular because they are as flattering as they are comfortable.
The leggings wick away moisture, they are shrink and fade resistant and they have an internal draw cord, meaning they are adjustable for every body type.
With a high rise waistband, you can be certain that when you’re wearing them your hips and bum will look good.
The ‘Amy’ tights also come in a 7/8 style, which costs $96.99.
The leggings wick away moisture, they are shrink and fade resistant and they have an internal draw cord, meaning they are adjustable for every body type (pictured: Lorna Jane Clarkson)
According to reviews on the Lorna Jane website, one of the reasons why the tights are so popular is because they are as soft as a second skin.
‘I have bought these tights in every colour because they are THAT good. Most comfortable and flattering tights I’ve ever owned,’ one person posted.
‘I absolutely love the new Amy tights. Flattering, high waist and sculpting… I simply look fit. I bought them in navy and black and they are worth every penny I spent. My new favs [sic],’ another added.
With a high rise waistband, you can be certain that when you’re wearing them your hips and bum will look good (the leggings pictured with a Lorna Jane sports bra)
Others cite the tights as great for holding in ‘lumpy bumpy bits’.
‘Every woman needs these tights!,’ one woman summed it up, succinctly.
Which activewear for which sport?
* YOGA: Tops that are loose but can be tied up for practising yoga, breathable fabrics and printed tights.
* RUNNING: Maximum supports sports bra with adjustable straps, a close-fitting, lightweight tank and running shorts that open at the bottom.
* HIIT: Lightweight tank top, a supportive sports bra and tights that are quick-drying and moisture-wicking.
* WEIGHT LIFTING: Tights that stay opaque when deadlifting and squatting, supportive sports bra and with good coverage.
Source: Lorna Jane Clarkson
At present, the leggings come in various colourways, including black, army green, navy blue and a flattering purple.
Speaking previously to FEMAIL, the designer behind Lorna Jane, Lorna Jane Clarkson, shared the different pieces of activewear you should wear for each sport – whether that’s yoga, HIIT, weight lifting or running.
For Lorna, the most important thing to think about when contemplating buying yoga gear is that while you might want something free flowing and natural feeling, you don’t want anything that will rise up when you’re doing the Downward dog.
‘Don’t buy a loose top unless you want it up in your face when you’re working through your flow,’ she told FEMAIL.
‘I favour those tops that come loose at the bottom but which you can tie up when you’re practising yoga. That way, you get the comfort and the feeling of being able to flow effortlessly, while still having something that fits well.’
When it comes to material, the activewear entrepreneur favours breathable fabrics ‘that wick moisture and sit close to your body’.
‘You want bras and tights with minimal seams and in fabrics that feel light while still offering support,’ she said.
Speaking previously to FEMAIL, Lorna Jane Clarkson (pictured) shared the different pieces of activewear to wear for each sport – whether that’s yoga, HIIT, weight lifting or running
When it comes to running, she said it’s ‘all about support so you need a maximum support sports bra with adjustable straps to customise your fit and support level’.
Close-fitting tank tops are also a good idea, whereas for HIIT you’ll need a good supportive pair of tights like the ‘Amy’ leggings.
Finally, for weight lifting, Lorna said your main goal is support.
‘Weight training calls for ultimate support in your activewear, and for fabrics that stay opaque when deadlifting and squatting,’ Lorna said.
In this regard, she recommends the brand’s ‘Nothing 2 C Here’ fabric, where the tights allow ‘you to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you’re always fully covered’.