I’ve been an avid ‘gym-goer’ since my late teens. In my twenties, when I was still in Trinidad, had my gym clothes custom-made. Considering how many hours I spent in the gym back then, it was money well spent. Fast forward twenty years; baggy jogging bottoms and stretched out t-shirts are the norm. I find it hard to commit to anything I see in the shops. Then, I saw Hunkemöller’s Blogger Xenia range. It was love at first sight. Not everything from the range went up to my size but the gym bras did. They looked very trendy, like nothing I’d seen to date. I selected HKMX Blogger Xenia Level 2 Sports Bra from the Urban ChicX collection to trial.
My kids call bras bobby protectors. They think it’s a funny looking garment but so they gave it a funny name. I’ve never had big boobs but now that I’m on the other side of forty they are facing south. Having good support is important not just aesthetics but to ensure my workouts are not obstructed and prevent further ‘damage’ to the wearing in that area.
Having good support during a workout is vital but not easy to come by. Some issues I’ve had with gym bras in the past:
- the uni-boob effect, which I don’t like)
- lack of lift and support, during aerobic workout)
- tricky to take off, it’s like the sweat makes them stick like a second skin)
Xenia van der Woodsen is better known as Xenia Overdose (@xeniaoverdose). She’s a lifestyle and fashion blogger and her passion is for travel, fashion, food and fitness.
Xenia brought her fashion sense to her collaboration with HK and created a limited edition range that’s sporty with urban chic flair. The collection is practical but attractive. It’s sure to get you noticed for the right reasons. Cool light blues, deep navy and black with gold detail in the trimmings, run through the collection. Items include; sports bras, tops and leggings, as well as, sports accessories. Prices range from RRP£9.00 (sports thong) to RRP£40 (oversized jacket)
When my Hunkemöller package arrived, it was the most delightful treat. Inside the box was candy pink and white stripes with a sweet message that really made me feel happy ‘ Life is about pretty moments enjoy this one.’
From the Urban ChicX collection I trialled the HKMX Blogger Xenia Level 2 Sports Bra, in pale blue. She’s a beauty. The bra features adjustable crossed straps with padded cups, adjustable shoulder straps and is suitable for medium impact activities. The bra goes up to large in size which is 38-40 bust.
I wore mine roughly for five hours for a combination of mini hike and swimming (NB it was not made with swimming in mind but trip to the beach was impromptu). For the entire time I wore it I was totally comfortable, so much so I almost forgot I was wearing it.
The fabric mix 58% Polyester / 28% Polyamide / 14% Elastane is light weight and breathable. It gave me good support but still moved with my body. It was very figure flattering. I was very pleased with the product and would recommend it to gym lovers. In a Xenia sports bra you’ll be insta chic.
Hunkemöller is Europe’s leading and fastest growing lingerie brand, with 830 stores across 25 countries. The Company was founded in Amsterdam in 1886 and has since developed into a pan-European omni-channel lingerie brand. Hunkemöller delivers perfect fitting, fashionable and high-quality body wear products (across bras, underwear, nightwear, swimwear and other categories including fitness).