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Which HauteD Pieces are Best for your Workout (and Why)?
You don’t need the best gear in the world to go get sweaty, but hey — we own a company that builds high tech athletic gear. The right pieces do make a difference in your performance, recovery, and general comfort. Our HauteD line by Dasha was built for construction and performance, as well as for exquisite fit with colors that let your personality shine, even through the exertion.
“I start working with a smile and with positive thoughts, because our success depends only on us. We create our day and our life.” — Daria Klishina (Dasha)
Want to know which pieces to get to build your closet based on the workouts you love? Here are the best pieces for you and the science behind why they work:
It’s cardio day! What gear do you need and which tech will help you push harder, go farther, and train longer?
A lot of the science agrees that for endurance, athletes should be looking for a bit of compression with their gear. This helps prevent injury by providing extra support for your muscles. It can also promote quicker recovery, as compression helps with blood flow to the areas you’re working! Finally, compression in cardio gear will keep your muscles activated.
Due to the nature of cardio day, you’ll also want gear that reduces the potential for chafing, is suitable for the current weather conditions, and that stays in place so you aren’t constantly having to make adjustments.
With that in mind, here are the HauteD pieces that are tried and true for cardio day:
The DK Bike Short offers compression to keep your legs prepped, as well as coverage to reduce chafing. It’s the perfect short for a run or a long ride and will keep you moving.
The X Back Sports Bra offers coverage and support so that you can keep going with zero discomfort and look good while doing it. The three clasp back ensures you’ll have the perfect fit, and the cross strap design offers some flair to a wonderfully functional sports bra.
The DK Wrap Legging offers pockets and mesh venting for airflow, but coverage, compression, convenience, and comfort. Its multi-panel construction wraps your quads and hamstrings to ensure full engagement for your cardio session.
When it comes to lifting, you can also look for compression gear due to the above reasons. However, you want to make sure that your gear gives you enough range and doesn’t interfere with how you complete a movement.
Here’s what we suggest:
The DK Deep V Back Sports Bra is perfect for lifting. It sits wider on your shoulders to stay out of the way, and the open back reduces slide, but provides airflow. It is built to stay in place to provide the right amount of support and movement.
With a wide waistband, the DK Capri offers coverage, flexibility, slight compression to keep your muscles warm, and stays in place. The last thing you want is to worry about your leggings billowing in the back or slipping!
Recovery is just as important as work. The DK Strap Back Tee is beautiful and breezy with support and just enough compression to keep your tired muscles warm and blood flowing to reduce muscle soreness.
What’s synonymous with HIIT? Sweat. It’s crucial your gear can support high-impact movements like jump lunges and squats while offering a full range of motion. But mostly, HIIT gear needs to shake off sweat.
Here are our top picks for your grueling HIIT regime:
This DK Crop Tee is made with sweat on the mind. Its sleek cropped fit is loose enough to allow full range of motion, but fitted enough to stay out of your way. It will keep you cool, covered, and confident.
You’ll definitely feel victorious crushing your HIIT workout in the DK Victory Mid-Thigh Shorts. They have a barely there feel with a thick waistband that stays in place no matter the movement. Flattering seams visually taper while offering compression that ensures your muscles are ready to fire.
If you’re more of a tank top person, the LJ Crop Tank is an easy go-to. Reflecting a classic long jump competition top, it’s built to move with you and for explosive movements. Plus, the ribbed fabric and elevated silhouette make it an option for anywhere, not just the gym.
Yoga and Pilates
For yoga and pilates, your muscles need some support, but mostly full range of motion and, if it’s not a hot session, warmth. Here’s where you can relax on the bra support and get a bit cozier for your class. These are our HauteD go-to’s for yoga and pilates:
While the Strap Back Sports Bra functions well on training day, it’s a favorite for yoga and pilates. It stays in place, provides low-to-medium support, and offers a complete range of motion to get into those deep stretches or to allow all those tiny muscle activations.
With strategic seams for increased muscle support and activation, the DK Legging offers buttery soft feel and flexibility, while boosting your ability to go deep thanks to a full panel inseam that increases range of motion. Everything you need for both yoga or pilates.
The Long Sleeve Scrunch Sweatshirt is perfect for days in the studio where the temperature just won’t make up its mind. Scrunch it up for increased airflow while you’re working hard and then let it down to maintain your temperature during savasana.
We believe in the power of rest days, but also in active rest days. So, your gear should be comfortable and stylish, but still leave room for you to work up a small sweat during some active rest.
Live-in softness with a subtle, shining leopard print, the D Leopard Legging can let you unleash your inner beast, but are also prime for relaxing, heading out on a stroll, and enjoying your day off.
The DK Tie Up Long-sleeve lets you style your rest day how you like. A relaxed fit offers all the comfort you could ask for with that same buttery softness you’ll want to live in.
No matter what type of workout you love, there is gear out there that will elevate the experience. For us, that’s the HauteD collection. If you’re shopping for a new workout wardrobe, keep in mind exactly what you want your pieces to do for you.
“What do you value most about sportswear? For me, the most important aspect is comfort, though it has to look great too.” — Daria Klishina (Dasha)
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