It's one of the only things getting me through quarantine—and the bike shorts are on sale right now!

By Marietta Alessi
April 19, 2020
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Things I learned one month into quarantining: You can get a good workout in at home (and not disturb your neighbors ), social distancing from the fridge is hard, and I’m completely obsessed with one celeb-loved Spanx athletic set. It's the Look At Me Now Bike Short (But It, $58, spanx.com) and Look At Me Know Low Impact Sports Bra (Buy It, $48, spanx.com).

Even though bike shorts have been trending, I admit that I was hesitant to give them a shot. Although I #lovemyshape, I never work out in shorts. I imagined they would chafe and be uncomfortable to run in, would not be entirely flattering on my figure (hello, droopy butt), and would most likely leave me with wedgies during me sweat sessions—which is not ideal for someone who loves boxing and lifting.

But knowing that the Spanx biker shorts are loved by celebrities like Whitney Port  and Busy Philipps, I decided to keep an open mind and test them (and the coordinating sports bra) out for myself. Well, I was completely transformed from the moment I slipped the Look At Me Now set on: it was comfortable, supportive, and flattering. I remember thinking, I never want to take this off. (Related: The 10 Leggings Shape Editors Are Currently Living In)

Why is this set *so* great? The seamless construction doesn't chafe or irritate my skin, and the compressive fabric keeps me comfortable and supported during intense workouts. Believe it or not, no matter how much I'm dripping in sweat from exercising, I never feel damp wearing this set, thanks to how incredibly breathable and quick-drying it is. (Related: Camila Mendes and I Both Love This Matching Outdoor Voices Set)

The Spanx site recommends the Look At Me Now Sports Bra for low-intensity workouts like yoga, barre, and weight training, but I can tell you that my smaller bust has been fine going ham on a boxing bag in the studio. Not to mention, the double-layered high waistband on the Look At Me now Bike Short provides good coverage and doesn't slide down, and the short doesn't have a center-seam, which means I don't need to worry about wedgies or camel toe—ever. (Related: This High-Impact Sports Bra Makes My Runs Pain-Free—and It's Perfect for Larger Busts)

It’s no surprise that the OG shape-wear brand knows how to create pieces that accentuate your curves, but the fact that Spanx is churning out athletic wear that's comfortable, sexy, and can keep up with my active lifestyle and intense workouts has made it a staple in my closet (so much that I actually hang my favorite set on a hanger so I can grab it easily—true story).

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I look forward to putting the set on because it makes me feel good and gives me the confidence that I can crush any workout. Plus, the sports bra and matching bike short are super Instagrammable and make for a cute post-class selfie. I love this camouflage Spanx set so much, I've even snapped it up in the faux leather and leopard print styles, as well. (Related: I Despised Thongs for Years Until I Discovered This Super Comfy Pair for Working Out)

While it's a bit of a splurge, the good news is that Spanx is having a flash sale right now, and my beloved bike shorts are 50 percent off in faux leather. This makes investing in the sports bra and bike short set a little lighter on your wallet. Since I'm obviously one to invest in multiple colorways of an item I love and stand by, I've already cleared another two hangers in my closet, and can’t wait to add the moto style to my collection.

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