New yoga students learn pretty quickly that big, old t-shirts will flip over their heads while doing shoulder stands or downward facing dogs, leaving their torsos exposed. Sweatpants, while comfortable, are often too hot to wear during warm vinyasa yoga or bikram hot yoga. Lucy offers yoga enthusiasts the correct apparel to help them strike perfect poses and receive the ultimate benefits from their practices. In addition to yoga wear, Lucy also carries athletic wear designed for running, dancing, hiking and general fitness workouts.
Lucy was started in 1999 in Portland, Ore., by a group of women who wanted to create fashionable and flattering fitness apparel that would work with a woman's body and not constrict her movements during a workout. Each piece is designed with certain activities in mind.
For example, Lucy's yoga tops are created to be form-fitting without being tight, so that they won't ride up or leave the practitioner constantly tugging her shirt down. They are also designed to give wearers optimal free range of motion so they won't feel constricted while striking an eagle pose or a one-legged king pigeon.
Lucy's yoga and running pants utilize fabric that wicks away sweat and allow for stretching for ease of movement. In addition, Lucy's running pants are designed with flat seams to prevent chafing and a zippered pocket at the waistband so that runners have a convenient place to store a key or a little cash. Lucy also designs apparel specifically for the seasons, with shorts for summer and thicker pants for the winter. Some of its running clothing incorporates reflectivity, as well, to alert drivers of the presence of the wearer at night.
Because Lucy's fitness wear is designed and tested by women who actually engage in the sports for which they are created, they boast innovative and well thought-out details. For instance, this company's Selene jacket, which has been designed as a fun little jacket to wear to and from the yoga studio, is longer in the back so that it covers and protects the wearer's tush from the elements.
Of course, having the right bra is as important, if not more so, than the rest of a woman's workout outfit. Lucy offers an extensive line that is divided into low, medium and high impact collections. Smart shoppers can get their Lucy bras, as well as this company's other merchandise, for even less money by searching for an online promo code.
Although the construction of its workout apparel is definitely important, Lucy was founded on the premise that women needed clothing that was attractive, as well as functional. To that end, Lucy's clothing comes in beautiful prints and pretty color combinations. The fit of Lucy's clothing is flattering to a woman's body, as well.
In addition to workout clothes, Lucy also carries casual street wear, such as pretty little dresses and skirts, and crossover items that are as appropriate on the street as a hiking trail. It also carries a full line of workout accessories, such as pretty water bottles, yoga mats and socks designed for runners and yoga enthusiasts.