Spring into action with pretty-powerful picks by Under Armour to look and feel body-beautiful with their latest collection that’s turning up the heat in fashion and function.
There’s no better way to enjoy spring and ring in the summer season than with a beach-ready body. Which is why it’s time to rely on Under Armour to help you kick things into high gear. After all, Under Armour is the pioneer of innovation, the leader in powerfully-performing design — and your all-sport ally to help you pursue your passion for play boldly and beautifully.
Move powerfully and play passionately all day with the following pretty picks from Under Armour’s spring 2014 collection (scroll below) — and be sure to visit www.underarmour.com to shop for these standout styles and see the entire line.
Disclosure: Author received product samples solely for the purpose of review, with no monetary compensation to offer a favorable mention. Opinions expressed are those of the author.
UA ESSENTIAL BANDED TANK
UA ESSENTIAL BANDED TANK ($49.99) - this oh-so-chic and versatile two-in-one tank is the perfect top for a variety of workouts because of its sleek, secure style and fab moisture-wicking fabric function. From achieving yoga bliss to jogging joyfully — you’re sure to power through strongly and stylishly in UA’s Essential Banded Tank. This trend-setting top features a tank overlay that adorably drapes over you with a wide, banded waist that stays securely in place so you can freely go into multi-directional movements including inversions comfortably and confidently. It also features a built-in bra that offers supreme shape, coverage and support with adjustable straps (for a stay-put fit) and soft, removable cups to ensure a custom and comfy fit. Together, the built-in bra and the tank overlay create a super-stylish look — the tank’s airy yet flattering style keeps you covered while the bra peeks through the lowly-draped backside for a pretty splash of color. Overall, this tank fits just right against skin, not too tight and not too loose, letting you move freely and comfortably so that you can ease from downward dog to chaturanga with grace and ease. Plus, it’s made of a soft and silky fabric that’s enhanced with 4-way stretch for optimal mobility as well as a quick-dry moisture-management system to transport the sweat away. The UA Essential Banded Tank retails for $49.99 and is available in Pride (a pretty purple with a fuchsia-grape bra), Black, Electric Blue, X-Ray and Brilliance. Sizing note: This top runs bigger than normal, size down for a more snug fit or stay true to size for an airy, looser style.
UA PERFECT TIGHT PRINTED CAPRI
UA PERFECT TIGHT PRINTED CAPRI ($60) - look pretty in print in these super-soft, sleek and ultra-stylish capri’s that fit like a glove and feel oh-so good. The Perfect Tight Printed Capris are made of UA’s Perfect fabric that’s light, breathable, durable and super-comfortable. These chic capri’s hug your curves in all the right places thanks to its fitted yet flattering style along with strategically-placed seams that provide a smooth feel and streamlined shape. Plus, the Perfect Tight Printed Capris help to hide any tummy bulge, control your core area and offer a stay-put fit thanks its stretchy and wide 2-piece waistband. These capri’s also feature a clever and convenient pocket hidden at the waist to safely store your id or keys. Not only are the Perfect Tight Printed Capris packed with functional details but they’re also fabulously fashionable — they feature a gorgeous printed design with striking colors that’s sure to keep you in the spotlight move after move. UA’s Perfect Tight Printed Capris retail for $60 and are available in Black (a Black print with hues of charcoal and silver), Pride (a fuchsia-grape fusion of colors), and Neo-Pulse (a coral and red combination). Style suggestion: The Perfect Tight Printed Capris coordinate beautifully with UA’s Essential Banded Tank for a fierce, feminine and fashion-forward look.
UA QUALIFIER WOVEN JACKET
UA QUALIFIER WOVEN JACKET ($79.99) - stride stylishly during spring showers with this ultra-light, fashionable and forward-thinking jacket. UA’s Qualifier Woven Jacket is an all-weather warrior that will block out winds, repel rain and keep you warm, and snug no matter what the unpredictable spring temperatures may bring. This jacket-of-all-trades is made of a super light polyester fabric that provides breathable and bulk-free styling that lets you move stealthily and effortlessly. What’s more, its wind- and water-resistant so you can dash forth outdoors fully protected from the elements. UA’s Qualifier Woven Jacket not only veils you with a breathable, all-weather shell but it also keeps sweat at bay so you stay cool and dry every step of the way. It also has functional features for a smooth stride including, a full-zip closure for easy-on and off, a high-neck hood with draw-cord to shield you from the winds and keep the cold out, two generously-sized front zip-pockets to securely store goods, comfy elastic cuffs to seal the warmth in, a stylish drop-tail hem that provides extra-coverage, and front and back reflective details to keep you safe and visible during low-light settings. This jacket is boasts fashionable details including cool color-blocking throughout for a race-inspired look, pops of color at the zippers for a cute contrast, and a slimmer and sportier cut that accentuates your curves and gives it feminine flair. Overall, UA’s Qualifier Woven Jacket is a flirty, functional and fashionable jacket that protects you from the elements so you go the distance with ease and grace. The Qualifier Woven Jacket retails for $79.99 and is available in Caspian (a breathtakingly beautiful blue and navy combo), Black and Brilliance.
HEATGEAR® ARMOURVENT™ SHORT SLEEVE
HEATGEAR® ARMOURVENT™ SHORT SLEEVE ($44.99) - arm yourself with this tech-novative tee that will take the heat like a true champ as you test your limits. UA’s Heatgear® Armourvent™ Short Sleeve is a super-light and stretchy top that’s crafted with ArmourVent™ mesh which is a soft yet sturdy, quick-drying fabric aimed to keep you cool as you sweat your heart out. What’s more, its 4-way stretch construction gives you a full range of motion so you move effortlessly while its moisture-wicking properties with Iso-Chill construction and anti-microbial technology keep you feeling fresh and dry. This stylish short-sleeved features a feminine and flattering V-neck along with a lace-like mesh at the back for maximum breathability and a drop-tail hem to keep your backside covered so you stay comfortable and confident with every move. UA’s Heatgear® Armourvent™ Short Sleeve is this season’s staple, helping to keep you comfy and cool during a long run under the sun as well as powerfully chill as your train at the gym. The Heatgear® Armourvent™ Short Sleeve retails for $44.99 and is available in a variety of colors including, Brilliance (a fashionable and fiery coral), Pride, Exotic Bloom, X-Ray, and Electric Blue.
UA STUDIOLUX® LITE ESSENTIAL JACKET
UA STUDIOLUX® LITE ESSENTIAL JACKET ($99.99) - this ultra-stylish jacket is the epitome of fitness meets cutting-edge fashion, it’s an essential style staple to wear from the studio to the streets boldly and beautifully. UA’s Studiolux® Lite Essential Jacket is a fierce and fashionable moto-inspired jacket that’s made from StudioLux® Lite fabric, a feel-good polyester-blended material that’s light and luxurious, caressing your skin with a comfortably soft yet supportive and smooth feel that’s ultra-indulging. This must-have jacket is highly stylized with a mod moto appeal which fits snug against your figure for a sexy-yet-sporty look — and features a wide standout collar with zipper garage that’s sleek and sophisticated, delicately discreet zippered hand pockets to safely store small essentials like keys and an ID, double cuff sleeves with zipper closure and thumbholes to keep hands nice and snug, and a cool asymmetrical hem with a slightly shorter backside which gives it a stylish-spin. This jacket is perfect to wear to and from the studio or gym to keep you cozy, pretty and polished as well as out and about to run errands or lounge stylishly on the weekends. Overall, UA’s Studiolux® Lite Essential Jacket is a soft and cozy jacket that’s super-feminine, ultra-fashionable and lightweight yet long-lasting, helping to highlight your shape while keeping you comfortable so you can move with ease and elegance. UA’s Studiolux® Lite Essential Jacket retails for $99.99 and is available in a variety of colors including Black, Silver Heather, Caspian, Brilliance, X-Ray, Pride and Electric Blue.
UA QUATTRO PANT
UA QUATTRO PANT ($89.99) - say hello to your new workout BFF, UA’s Quattro Pant — the sleekest, most flattering, and marvelous multi-purpose pant that will be your go-to for the studio, gym and everything in between. The Quattro Pant is made from UA’s signature StudioLux® fabric that feels luxurious and wins tops honors for being supremely-soft, ultra-supportive and super-flattering. The Quattro Pant is a sleek and fitted pant with a semi-flare hem that leans out your figure and elongates your legs while its wide, pleated waistband gives it a trendy touch while also providing a smooth and comfy fit that conceals muffin top. The light and fabulous fabric of these perfect pants features a 4-way stretch construction with an anti-microbial gusset which provides comfortable coverage that’s moveable and isn’t see-through so you can freely flow throughout yoga poses as well as bend and stretch while weight-training effortlessly and securely. There is even a handy hidden pocket at the waist so you can store your tiny essentials quickly and easily. The Quattro Pant is the must-have style staple to add to your fitness wardrobe because of its flattering fit, soft yet supportive shape — and stretchy and moveable, no-show fabric. What’s more, UA’s Quattro Pant comes in Short (31.5”- which is perfect for petites) and Tall inseams (35.5”) inseams so you can shop for a tailored fit without any need for alterations. The Quattro Pant retails for $89.99 and comes in the goes-with everything basic Black.
UA TECH™ ½ ZIP
UA TECH™ ½ ZIP ($44.99) - slip into this simple but stylish pullover that will surely become your everyday essential for the gym and on-the-go. The UA TECH™ ½ ZIP is a sporty sweater that features a semi-fitted style that’s lean and figure-flattering. It’s made with UA’s Tech™ fabric that’s supremely soft, feather-light and feels good against the skin that you’ll simply want to live in it all-day, every day because of its incredible comfort and feel. What’s more, this feel-good fabric features a moisture-wicking system that quickly evaporates sweat to keep you cool and dry while its anti-odor technology keeps the stink away so you stay fresh and comfy. The UA TECH™ ½ ZIP is not only packed with performance details to keep you cool, comfy and confident but it also has a sweet feminine style that will turn heads. It features a chic stand collar with a ½ zip and zipper garage so you can style it with the half zipped down during warmer days or zip it all the way up for a pretty, polished look to keep the chill away. It also features raglan sleeves that provide an easy and enhanced range of motion as well as a drop-tail hem that keeps your back perfectly covered so you can move with confidence. Fashionista’s will be pleased to know that Under Armour has created this must-have ½ zip in a variety of colors from solids to space dye styles to suit every mood for every day of the week as well as to coordinate with a range of outfits. The UA TECH™ ½ ZIP retails for $44.99 and is available in Emerald Lake (a gorgeous green space dye), Black, X-Ray, Chaos, Electric Blue and Caspian.
30" UA STUDIOLUX® QUATTRO LEGGINGS
30" UA STUDIOLUX® QUATTRO LEGGINGS – SHORT ($74.99, Black on sale for $56.99) - perfectly petite femmes can celebrate because Under Armour has created the most amazing leggings for sporty shorties. The 30" UA Studiolux® Quattro Leggings feel heavenly against the skin and fit divine, making them perfect for studio, cardio class and effortlessly-chic weekend styling. These loveable leggings feature UA’s signature StudioLux® fabric that feels exquisitely soft, silky smooth against the skin, and is light and stretchy so it moves with you not against you. Plus, the fabric features a 4-way stretch construction that’s breathable and lets you move gracefully with ease and confidence without feeling constricted nor uncomfortable. These leggings provide a sleek and form-fitting shape that hugs you in all the right places and its wide, pleated waistband is stylish while hiding any bulges and slimming your midriff. The 30" UA Studiolux® Quattro Leggings also manage moisture spectacularly so you stay cool, dry and comfy during hot yoga or while breaking a sweat on the elliptical. They also feature an anti-microbial “strut gusset” so you feel free and fresh during moves and stretches for maximum comfort. Overall, these leggings provide a stylish and tailored fit for petites that’s figure-flattering and super-comfortable so you can move with a full range of motion, all while staying cool and dry. WOMEN’S 30" UA STUDIOLUX® QUATTRO LEGGINGS – SHORT retail for $74.99 for the Caspian, Anthracite, Electric Blue and Chaos colors and $56.99 for Black.