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10 best women's gym tops

Resolved to get fit in 2016? Make a bold fashion statement while you work out with some on-trend sports kit

Linda Sharkey
Monday 18 January 2016 19:06 GMT

In January we all find more than enough reasons to hit the gym - so we have rounded-up the shops for you to do it in style with fashionable tops for all your needs, indoor and outdoor.

1. H&M Sports top: £7.99, H&M

Make a statement at the gym with this bold, multi-coloured snake print tank top. It’s fitted, has a racer back and is made of fast-drying material. Matching leggings are available and it comes in three other designs, too.

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2. Saucony Life On The Run Pacesetter Sleeveless Top: £42, Achilles Heel

If your sports bra looks too good to keep under wraps, this top with a keyhole back will show it off. The techy fabric will keep you cool while you are in action and the relaxed fit and low armholes are made for layering.

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3. Fabletics Lucia 2-in-1 Tank Top: £52, Fabletics

Partly-owned by actress Kate Hudson, Fabletics has proved popular worldwide. This bold red tank with contrasting removable white bra is super-feminine and you can wear it wither way around: with the low v at the front or back. It comes in a black and grey version, too.

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4. Falke Ergonomic Sport System: £45, The Outnet

Falke’s known for hosiery but it has a top-quality sportswear line made of material that is water-repellent, absorbs moisture and cools you during a workout. This light blue top has a cool black print and contrasting orange detail on the chest zip.

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5. M&S Medium Impact layered bra vest with inner crop top: £28, Marks and Spencer

Part of supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Autograph line for M&S, this retro-inspired, grey vest top has a built-in sports bra, which gives support for low-impact workouts at the gym – great for yoga and pilates. It has a drawstring in the hem to tailor the fit.

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6. Adidas Cycling Climacool Tank: £62, Adidas

This chic navy blue style is part of the on-going collaboration between Adidas and British designer Stella McCartney. We like the glossy python-print detail and the super flattering fit. The mesh on the racer-back will keep you cool and silicone tape on the waist that stops slippage. Made from 79 per cent recycled polyester.

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7. Monreal London performance Airstream Striped Mesh Top: £115, Net-a-Porter

From the fashion-forward London-based brand, this loose-fitting mesh top with neon and black stripes is super light and breathable. It’s expensive, but it’s made of high-quality Italian fabrics, so it looks and feels great.

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8. BoomBoom Athletica Perfect Fit Shirt: £55, BoomBoom Athletica

Founded by Swedish ultra-marathon runner Ann Johansson, this activewear line looks just as good in the gym as out of it. This soft-feeling top is fitted but flattering, with mesh on the shoulders for extra breathability. If you prefer something looser, go a size up.

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9. Victoria’s Secret Mesh-trim Graphic Tank: £28.53, Victoria's Secret

This top from the lingerie giant might look retro, but it’s made of high tech sweat-wicking fabric with mesh panels. It’s loose-fitting and long enough in the back to avoid riding up. Choose from five colour and slogan combos.

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10. Nike Pro Warm Static Half-zip: £50, Nike

If you’re going to be doing your exercising outside, this long-sleeved style is our pick. It zips right up to the chin and has thumbholes for colder days, and is typical of Nike’s comfy but flattering active wear. Comes in five colours.

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H&M’s sportswear line is stylish and functional, and for such a good price tag this gym top does the job you need when training. For more a high-quality product that doesn’t compromise style, Stella McCartney’s line for Adidas is always a winner. This cycling top ticks all the boxes: style, fit, functionality and versatility.

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