Being a fitness nut means I live in workout clothes. So anytime I’m offered the chance to review active-wear I’m always game. A few years ago if I looked around in my Physique 57 class everyone was outfitted in the ubiquitous Lululemon uniform. While this did serve to create a semi-sense of belonging, chances were high that someone else would be dressed almost identical. Not fun. Luckily there are now very many options to choose from.  Gwenyth is one such brand. It’s described as being inspired by ballet, pilates and barre. The company’s founder, Michele Cheowtirakul Braxton found my blog while researching barre classes and contacted me to provide feedback when they were beta-testing their first product, the Modern classic top + tunic.

source: Gwenyth

source: Gwenyth

Barre-inspired active-wear? Sign me up! One week later the top arrived, in delightful packaging complete with instructions in the three ways this garment can be worn.

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What I liked: I loved the versatility of the top. It can be worn as a top for during exercise, rolled down to a tunic for going out post-workout and rolled down even further to wear as a short dress, for those on the more daring end of the spectrum. The top definitely draws its inspiration from ballet with the ballerina neckline. I also found the ruching to be very flattering. Support is often times an issue with many tops of similar ilk with inbuilt bras that can be compressive but I didn’t find that to be the case here – the inbuilt bra was supportive while not being constrictive. I wore the top to a few Physique 57 and SLT classes and can attest to its functionality. The fit was comfortable and everything stayed in place for the duration of class. I thought the side ties at the bottom (which when tightened hold the top in place to the length you want them to be at) also looked really pretty and added to the whimsical character of the top. What I loved most was how I could pull it down to add some coverage post-workout.

So where did the name gwenyth come from?

“The name gwenyth is Welsh in origin.  gwenyth’s founder had always thought the sound of the name evoked a nostalgic feeling of classic, but not over-flowery romanticism and simple strength.  It was chosen to capture gwenyth’s romantic, yet clean and modern, feeling and approach to life.”

The site also has also just launched a fun blog where they have paired the Modern classic as a part of different outfits.

Soon after I previewed this top I was honored to be chosen as a Gwenyth muse! Check it out here

If you are interested in checking out the Modern classic for yourself here’s a 40% off discount code to use during the month of February. Enjoy!

Code:  MuseSamValentine!_Feb2014

Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample of the Modern classic top to preview and was not financially compensated for or obligated to write a review. As a Gwenyth muse I will receive samples of new products to preview and do not receive any financial compensation from Gwenyth. Further I am not receiving any compensation from the discount code provided above. The opinions expressed herein are my own.

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3 Responses to gwenyth-Barre inspired activewear

  1. You look hot in your model muse shot. Werk it!
    Laura @werkitinnyc recently posted..Workout Review: FitWalker and GIVEAWAYMy Profile

  2. Oh I really like the workout gear-really cute! Always looking for an alternative to LLL which is going downhill :( At first thought I was like hmm gwenyth paltrow has a workout line? Ha!
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