The Internet can barely stop buzzing about it.
If you’ve been rock dwelling as of late, let me catch you up to speed.
A few weeks back, Beyonce announced she was soon to be launching a hip, cool fitness clothing line called Ivy Park.
She used different words and she said it with a music video of some sort and, as expected everyone everywhere lost their minds over it.
Her fans went all cray.
People who work out and also those who literally never ever will went. All. Cray.
As if Beyonce herself was inventing fitness wear. As though the very idea of working out in sweat wicking clothing was hers and hers alone.
People didn’t even need to see it to know it would be bae.
And then finally, it hit shops.
And people flipped all the way over to the other side of their minds.
She put out another video of herself in her onesie, roller skating, or running, or running in roller skates and fitness itself just suddenly became a thing. People who haven’t worked out in years or ever started ordering her active wear, with real plans to actually be active in it.
As a mom who is also a Bey fan, I have to admit, I too was intrigued. Not intrigued like ey-yo let me go load up my Nordstrom shopping cart with stuff I can’t even pretend to afford or probably even fit into. But, intrigued like oh, Bey, she’s so adorbs, lemme watch this video and dream of living a pantsless existence.
And then I thought I should really take a moment to check it out. I mean, why judge the brand before even getting to know it? That’s not who I am. I give people chances. Even if they aren’t wearing pants.
I logged on and I wasn’t entirely disappointed! I definitely like the style –kinda urban and very cool. And, I dig that it’s not a kaleidoscope of colors. I’ve got nothing against busy prints in neon colors but, let’s face it, my booty looks better in black.
Don’t get me wrong.
All of those items are super cute. And, if you’re feeling yourself like that and you and your body want to rock any or all of those items, do you. But, for those of us who realize that they have seen their final days, perhaps years ago, clad in a crop anything, another option is called for.
Fortunately, Beyonce made sure there were items in her line for us too.
Ivy Park for Moms: 5 Things to Fill Your Closet with That Aren’t a Onesie
The Oversize V-neck Sweater, $26. Awesome because it is over sized. But you can tie it up if you want to.
The High Rise Capri Leggings, $58. Two words: high. rise. Thank you very much. No more rolling my pants down with my belly while working out.
The V-Back Mesh Inset Tank, $35. Personally, I require an additional support system for my lady bits, but this one works as a fun outside option.
The Linear Print V-Waist Skort, $58. I don’t quite get the v-neckedness of this skirt, but I like this in spite of the confusion it inspires. But more for pretending-to-play-tennis-while-at-a-resort-life, not for actually working out in my Zumba class life. Because working out in a skirt is, um, no.
The Jersey Tank, $25. I like wearing these over my fitted, bra-lined work out top, which is over my high powered sports bra. It’s a layering system that gets me in the gym, don’t sweat the technique.