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Looking cute while sweating up a storm is a bit of a challenge—to say the very least. While you may not look your absolute best, feeling self-conscious while exercising can make your workout even more challenging than it already is. Whether you’re heading out to the gym or simply going for a run around your neighborhood, these tips on how to look cute while working out will help boost your confidence as you break a sweat.

Choose Clothing Made From Breathable Fabric

Sweating is inevitable while working out. However, you can minimize sweat stains on your clothing with the right workout attire. To avoid embarrassing marks on your clothing, make sure to curate a workout wardrobe that uses breathable materials. Some of the most comfortable and sweat-resistant fabrics include nylon, polyester, spandex, and bamboo.

Find Flattering Pieces

Another tip on how to look cute while working out is to find flattering pieces. Some workout clothing is extremely tight and can make you feel like you’ve been stuffed inside of a sausage casing, while others are extremely loose and make you resemble an amorphous blob.

Needless to say, neither option is very flattering. Try to find clothing that falls somewhere in the middle—that forms to your figure without being too tight and restrictive. And if you want to make sure your workout clothing will flatter you, try it on before swiping your card.

Bring a Small Towel

In addition to your trusty water bottle, another staple accessory you should always bring to the gym is a little towel. Sweat pouring down your face and body isn’t exactly the cutest look. To reduce excess “shine,” a tiny towel to blot it away between sets will come in handy. 

Have Fun With Your Hairstyles

While working out at the gym, you’ll probably want to keep those strands out of your face. Fortunately, there are many different styles of adorable updos to try. If you’re tired of a traditional ponytail, consider opting for a braided bun, a french braid ponytail, crown braids, or a top knot. The possibilities for stylish updos to wear to the gym are virtually endless.

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