Why We Love the Express Performance Line

If you’re anything like me, you put some decent thought into what you wear at the gym. Not just for aesthetic purposes, but also for functionality. As women, we have more things to worry about than the male lifter. We need to make sure we are covered, comfortable, and cute. Finding gymwear that mixes all of those can be tough, as functionality usually suffers for increased cuteness, or cuteness lacks when you opt for more coverage. But ladies, do not fear, we have looked at tons of gymwear and have found that a retailer you are very familiar with isn’t willing to just meet cute and comfortable in your work clothes, but is willing to do the same for your workout clothes! Express, yes the Express you go to for awesome business suits and blazers, has a Performance Line that I was pleasantly surprised by! Let’s do a little review shall we?

First off, let’s talk necessary coverage. The Express Performance Line has some awesome options for sports bras. The more I lift, the more I realize a cute but effective sports bra is crucial. Express’ sports bras are both of those and then some. While giving you enough support, they also manage to come in various colors and various fits. Trust me, there is nothing worse than trying to exercise in a bra that is suffocating you, or a bra that looks worn and like its seen better days. These sports bras are also incredibly awesome and look great. Now, your racer tee can look even better with the EXP Core Strappy Sports Bra adding to the look. The other thing that we have to give props to Express for, is the price. Sports bras can become an expensive part of a fitchick’s wardrobe, but the Express Performance Line does an amazing job of giving you what you need within a price point that won’t break your bank. They obviously know that we already have many things we spend our money on, like the gym membership – supplements – shoes…

EXP core strappy sports bra
EXP core strappy sports bra

Working our way through the outfit, Express also offers amazing tee’s to wear over those awesome sports bras. They have workout tee’s that work for every kind of fitchick, from the ones that may just be starting out to those who like to stay covered, all the way to minimalists. One of their shirts that proves to be fitchick worthy is their EXP Core Long Sleeve Cut-out Tee which provides a small cut out over the sports bra, but provides full coverage everywhere else. Express knows there is no reason to sacrifice an awesome look for coverage, and brings that idea with this tee. With moisture-wicking material, not only does this tee look god on you, but it will keep you looking cool and composed as well. Another tee of theirs that we love is the EXP Core 2-In-1 Tank which provides for an open racer tee, with a built in bra. Many of us that lift enjoy having great ROM and often wear clothing that allows for that. This tee answers that need with a layered tank for breathability, but also a waistband to keep the shirt in place. No more embarrassing tummy flashes during your pullups!

EXP core 2-in-1 bra tank
EXP core 2-in-1 bra tank

Finally, I was excited to see that Express was really able to prove this line’s quality through their jackets and their leggings. Going through so much workout gear, many of us can tell the quality stuff from the not-so-great, and you can usually identify a good brand in how they make their leggings. Express has great options in their Performance Line, with an emphasis on ROM and convenience. Their EXP Core Compression Leggings are everything you’d want in a legging, not only providing overall stretch and coverage, flat seams to eradicate chafing, and moisture-wicking material to keep you cool, but they also include pockets for keys or phones. No more not knowing where to put your music when you’re wearing leggings ladies! Again, stylish and incredibly reasonably priced, these leggings are pretty spectacular. As for their jackets, both their half zip and full zip jackets provide you with a close cut fit. One of my favorite things this Express jacket has is the length of the sleeves and the thumb loops for total comfort. There are various colors to choose from, starting with the typical black and working through to the vibrant purple. These jackets aren’t too heavy and will provide you with enough comfort that you can wear it on a run outside or while lifting some heavy weights. Color me impressed.

EXP core half zip jacket
EXP core half zip jacket
EXP core compression leggings
EXP core compression leggings

If by now you’re still skeptical of the Express Performance Line, I suggest you mosey on over to the site and give it your own look-see. I’m not one for buying workout clothes from major brands that specialize in anything but, but as you can tell, I really am impressed with what Express is doing for their female audience that doesn’t just throw on a suit and heels, but also slips into something more comfortable…like a pair of leggings and sneakers. The prices are pretty spot on and the looks are right there as well. Check out more of the Express Performance Line and let us know what you think of the line, below.

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