Almost a decade in the past, earlier than there was a Carbon38 and Bandier, the health scene was dominated by neon activewear courtesy of manufacturers like Nike, Adidas and Below Armour. When area of interest labels began popping up, the tide began to shift and trendsetting ladies in health courses began to veer away from vivid colours in favor of extra subtle neutrals. Then the athleisure motion demanded exercise garments you would rock from the gymnasium straight to the bar, which is clearly not simple to do with a vivid neon tank prime that claims “Just Do It.”
Now, quite a few influential athleisure manufacturers are launching fashion-forward neon items you’ll need to put on in every single place. “I think we will always see neon colors since they’re so bright and energetic, but we are in a full neon moment right now,” says Alala founder Denise Lee. “We used single neon colors for our pieces as I think it looks more sophisticated than having pieces with multiple neon colors on the same style. We also kept them very simple with sleek silhouettes so as not to overwhelm the wearer.”
Should you’re feeling daring, Lee suggests going all-out with a neon bra and tights combo. “I think that it’s an amazing look, especially if you’re working out outdoors,” she explains. “If you want, you can always break it up with a black or white sweatshirt tied around your waist. If you’re like me and wearing a full neon outfit is not your style, then I think the bra or cropped tank layered under an oversized off-the-shoulder tee is a super cute look or you can even pair it with gray sweatpants for a lifting session.”
Try our slideshow above for some standout neon activewear items.