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Review: Lilybod Pia Super Air tights

These tights will work as hard as you do at the gym

By Florence Song | Published: 13 Nov 2017

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Lilybod Pia – Super Air tights, RM298, Lilybod at lionheartactive.com

The claim
These tights from Australian label, Lilybod, are designed to give your legs a slimming effect. They are made from the brand's signature premium four-way stretch, soft touch compression fabric. Translation: super stretchy and moisture wicking tights that allow for a full range of movement and are perfect for high-intensity workouts such as cardio, spinning and running.

The verdict
It's true. These tights will give you the illusion of Karlie Kloss' envy-inducing bum and never-ending legs. Take it from someone who has struggled with stumpy, muscular (read: thick) thighs and calves her entire life. With its paneled zig-zag pattern, edgy block design and eye-catching stripes, these tights tick all the right boxes that make up stylish, statement gym wear while working double time to give wearers a slimmer silhouette.

And while I love a pair of tights that look good and make you look better, I love a pair that fits like a dream even more. This pair features reinforced cover-stitching with seams that will sit flat and smooth around your body contours. This means no unsightly bumps or unflattering extra fabric, ensuring a fit that sits like second skin. The mid-rise cut with dual layer firm-fit waistbands also helps hold and cover wobbly bits, giving the illusion of a flat belly without the need for painful planks or crunches.

I used these tights during a high-intensity body weight workout and an acroyoga class with lots of contorting involved. On both occasions, I noticed how lightweight and comfortable these tights felt. Even when I worked up a major sweat during the HIIT session, the tights remained dry and breathable. These tights also held up impressively well during my acroyoga session. It felt snug and held my muscles in place without being constricting even as I was all wound up like a pretzel.

Wear them with
Lilybod Petta Jet White sports bra, RM225; Lorna Jane Allergic to Mondays tank, RM198; Yogitoes Gejia yoga towel, RM280

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