Best activewear: “Why Reformation’s new eco-friendly leggings and tank have actually motivated me to work out more”

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Stylist’s senior beauty writer Hanna Ibraheem discovers her workout inspiration in the unlikeliest of places – her new eco-friendly activewear from Reformation. 

I’ve spent the past year relying on baggy pyjama T-shirts and WFH sweats, rather than quality activewear, when exercising. Sure, I’ve still had a decent workout, but it hasn’t felt quite as satisfying. Which is why Reformation’s Ivy Ecostretch collection was exactly what I needed to feel motivated again. The brand claims that this sports top and leggings is designed for low-impact training and made of eco-friendly materials. Sounds ideal to me! 

I don’t usually feel comfortable walking around in just a sports bra, but this one has a slightly longer length for more coverage. Plus, the wide straps and double-layered bodice provide additional support. While it isn’t the most supportive top in the world – the brand does specify that it’s best for low-impact activities – it was perfect for yoga, weight training and even under a hoodie during my daily walks. As for the leggings, I often struggle with the waistband rolling down as I move about – but not with these. The high waist sits comfortably around my midsection and stays there through every squat, burpee and downward dog.

The fabric is made of 87% Repreve polyester that’s sourced from recycled plastic bottles, keeping in line with the brand’s commitment to sustainability. And can we please take a minute to admire the gorgeous shade of sky blue that makes me feel good even before my post-workout endorphin rush arrives? I’m sold.

  • Reformation Ivy Ecostretch Cropped Tank, £52

    model wearing cropped tank
    model wearing cropped tank
    Best activewear: Reformation cropped tank
  • Reformation Ecostretch High Rise Leggings, £94

    model wearing high-waisted leggings
    model wearing high-waisted leggings
    Best activewear: Reformation high-rise legging

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IMAGE: Hanna Ibraheem, Reformation 

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