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Each month, ELLE.com wades through the style blogosphere in search of just the right guest bloggeror in this months case, guest bloggersto post regularly on our sites Dispatch blog. In honor of our June Body Issue (starring Kerry Washington), we tapped Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, the founders of WellandGoodNYC.com, wholl bring us their fitness and nutrition expertise. Every Wednesday for the next four weeks, youll find a roundup of workout and wellness trends courtesy of Alexia and Melisse. And, for a healthy end-of-week treat, theyll be posting a new smoothie recipe each Friday. For even more tips and recipes from the Well+Good galsand much, much morecheck out the June issue of ELLE on newsstands now.
Seamless spandex is the fitness fashion worlds new favorite fabric. Its suddenly being used in cute crops and lean tanks by indie brands like Phat Buddha, Electric Yoga, and Ellieand even major players like Lululemon. The material doesnt squeeze and compress, allowing its wearers the freedom to move from lunge to squatpun intendedseamlessly. While seamlesss nylon-Spandex allure is partially aestheticthe finish is an elegant matte and comes in an array of textures, like perforationsits also super comfortable, thanks to its thin, low-seam construction. (Carbon38 co-founder Caroline Gogolak said, it can be very soft and comfortable, and its not constricting. A lot of people like that.)
All that said, with seamlesss innovations come some technical trade-offs. We sweated in seamless during a handful of different workouts and tapped Phat Buddha designer Alissa Benishai for her fabrication expertise to bring you this list of the fabrics pros and cons: