Monday, December 5, 2011


Midi Maxi $128-on left-w/ built in support, adjustable waist tie for custom fit, bubble hem

words/images Judith Ecochard

Bari Studio

great ruching/smocking details on this multitasking jacket/tunic/cover-up/mini dress

Athleta 's Spring 2012 assortment of work-out worthy separates combines performance fabrics, flattering fits, and lots of summery style for the gal on the go---and for those ladies who just want to lie around and do nothing---like a lazy day at the beach.

Staples in fresh Spring colors
Tested by women who practice yoga, run, surf, etc---Athleta's pieces don't just look good-they have the details that elevate above just the usual casual lifestyle brands ---with built in bras offering support-in tanks, tops, bikini swimsuits, and even dresses!

Quick drying board shorts


Other details-like reflective icons, hidden key pockets, quick drying/sun blocking textiles---all easy care too.

We loved the dresses and welcome the shape flattering gathered seams-flirty---ideal for travels especially when restricted to one suitcase!!!!

Jura Dress $79-Velvegreen


Feminine knit

Swimwear-is a specialty-with medium cut legs on the bottoms-and various amounts of coverage and support up top available-including supportive bands and underwires. 

AND-all suits are made of breathable, quick drying rated UPF+50 materials...out of easily mix and match colors and patterns.

Trestkes Notsostring Bottom $44-slightly higher scoop front, adjustable sides-FUN with Amrita Bikini Top made for high impact sports-resilient, abrasion and chlorine resistant Tactel® Nylon$54-

great support

Splash Low Tide™ Swim Bottom $44-full seat coverage-foldover gathered waistband Shirrendipity Halter Bikini Top $46

Calypso Notsostring Bottom $46 slight scoop rise, adjustable sides with Shirrendipity Halter Bikini Top-$46

Built in cups

Cinch as a tankini or down for cute cover-up $89



Boyshorts-flattering elastic double waistband-quick drying and UPF+50

Beach perfect...and

enough support for a round of volleyball in the sand. Nice.

Rashguards-we wear them as basics to layer in colder temps.

Rashguards look great with denim/cut-offs too

Splash swim skirt $49-attached bikini bottom-gathered foldover waist flatters

Lots of running options---comfy too-

Play tennis or golf in this-built in stretchy, quick drying shorts

To the knee---quick drying board shorts are great for hiking-nice front pocket seams 

Chaturanga™ Yoga Knicker $49-internal key pocket, quick drying with a CoolMax® gusset Pilayo®-wicking, UPF+50

Jeggings style capris-wicking, quick drying 

Strechy slim fit-ideal for travel, jaunts on a trail

Relay Tight-mesh behind the knee-sweat zone that let's the air out $79

internal pocket

rear zip pocket w/removable waterproof pouch

reflectivity bands-front and rear

Salutation Pant $98-compressive supportive Power Pilayo®

Ruched details at legs-supportive waist seams

Matchy match medium and high impact tops amd tanks-love the Sprint seamless Bra $48-wicking, anti-odor, Q-skin® fabric-great graphics

L/S tops, cami and basics----lightweight, non-chafing seamless designs-made of anti-odor, wicking, breathable fabrics...

Über-soft Meryl® skinlift-Athena Seamless Bra Top-adjustable straps convert from straight to racerback $46

Sprint Seamless Bra $48

Circuit Hodie-top pick-$84 lightweight wicking French Terry fabric on inside-comfy and ruching makes it ready to wear off the track too

Yoga ready-pretty enough to wear outside of class.

Tanks with racer backs---supportive and features like back zip pocket-works for bike rides too,

Stretchy and wicking Batwing and Robin top with two front pockets $98