Jennifer Aniston may forever live on in Friends reruns, and commercials where she’s got a bottle of Smartwater firmly in her grip or proving just how simply ageless Aveeno moisturizer really is, but she’s about to add another job to her resumé: denim designer.
“Jen never saw herself as a designer before, having relied on stylists and designers like Calvin Klein for her most famous looks,” a source told Radar Online. “But her reps are leaning on her like crazy to do something big and splashy in the fashion space, and she’s decided to go for it!”
Everyone may have coveted Aniston’s hair but her body came in a close second. And while her fashion choices were always classic and ranged from black to, well, black, she always knew how to work a pair of jeans. So, really, this is a perfect fit.
“Launching her own brand of jeans seems the way to go — her collection of denim is legendary and timeless,” said the insider. “She’s been labeled a style savant for doing some pretty basic things and it’s gotten in her head that the right way to start is with her classic jeans-and-T-shirt look and expand to accessories.”
And it promises to be a windfall. “Jen’s policy is never to do any deal just for money, but her head’s been turned by the promise that she’ll become a billionaire in just a year’s time.”
With all her endorsements and residuals, it’s not like Ani’s bank account is hurting. But, hey, if there’s the teensiest chance we can look as good as her in a pair of jeans, she can take all our money.
And if she added some Rachel Green inspiration to her line, we wouldn’t be mad either.
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- 10 best yoga pants that are stretchy, supportive and stylish
- The Workout Leggings Jennifer Aniston Has Been “Loving” Are Up to 50 Percent Off
- I Tried Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Leggings, and I’m Officially Obsessed
- I Tried Working Out Like Jennifer Aniston & It Helped Me Find Time In My Busy Schedule
- Final Thoughts
10 best yoga pants that are stretchy, supportive and stylish
If you’ve lost your yogi mojo over the festive period, we find that a fresh pair of leggings – which fit and flatter perfectly – can really give us the much-needed motivation to get back on the mat.
But as some leggings can stretch into hundreds of pounds, it’s important you only part with your cash for the perfect pair.
We tried these yoga pants out in a variety of low-impact exercise classes, including pilates, barre and of course yoga. If they passed that test we also wanted to see how they washed, sticking them on a cold wash after class.
When putting our leggings to the test we were looking for styles that were completely squat-proof (no one needs to see our knickers, thank you), didn’t bunch or sag and felt comfortable to move in. Waistbands needed to stay put – leaving us feeling smooth and supported.
We asked our panel of wearers what they look for in a pair of yoga leggings, and we felt it was Abi Nolan from Supply Yoga (a social purpose yoga studio based in Clapton, London) who hit the nail on the head.
She said: “I like my leggings to be high-waisted and flexible so I can move for a full hour without adjusting – and black – I only wear black!”
While you might be feeling more adventurous in your sartorial decisions, we can all agree on the rest. As mentioned, a good pair of leggings can be quite an investment, although we’re pleased to bring you good quality styles from as little as £25.
If you do have a little more to spend, you can expect some of the more expensive styles to last years.
So whatever your budget, these downward dog proof pants will take you from the barre to brunch while looking effortlessly stylish.
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Ready to expand your leggings collection? Look no further than Sweaty Betty’s Zero Gravity capsule collection. The line features new and exclusive releases of the brand’s famous “bum-sculpting” leggings.
We should note that the word “bum-sculpting” is Sweaty Betty’s, not ours. But hey, we’re all for flattering clothing, even when it comes to our gymwear.
In honor of its 20th year in business, Sweaty Betty recently launched new styles of its bum-sculpting Zero Gravity leggings. This design is the brand’s highest compression legging, made of a technical Italian fabric that’s both breathable and sweat-wicking.
Sweaty Betty leggings are carefully designed and popular among fitness enthusiasts, and they’re an editor favorite among our team. My own are by far the comfiest and most flattering leggings I own. I work out daily, and whenever they aren’t in the wash, they’re in my gym bag. If I stop and think about why they’re my favorite, it surely has to do with the quality, moisture-wicking material that’s super comfortable and moves with me. Then there’s the compression aspect of the zero gravity leggings, which helps to support your muscles and ligaments.
While the price of $135 may seem steep, it’s a worthy investment if you’re hitting the gym regularly. Sweaty Betty customers say great things about the brand and its leggings, too. The most recent Zero Gravity line already has a following. In reviews, one customer said, “Perfect for sweaty workouts. dried instantly after a spin class. They felt like second skin during the class. never had to adjust the waistband.” Another fan called them the best leggings she owns and left a 5-star rating.
For those familiar with the brand and its legacy, it’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since the women’s fitness line opened up shop in Notting Hill, London, and founder Tamara Hill-Norton began pioneering to change the face of women’s activewear.
In a press release regarding the launch of the new line, Hill-Norton said: “When I first moved to London after university, the activewear scene for women was literally a tiny patronising section at the back of men’s sports shops. I was working as a buyer at the time and we had just started to do sportswear when I finally found bright pieces that were designed for women, I knew straight away there was an opportunity here.”
With that, Hill-Norton and her team got to work designing. They’ve been reinventing the brand ever since. Of their many hit activewear pieces, the bum-sculpting leggings have earned the biggest reputation. In 2017, these leggings made up 47% of all Sweaty Betty’s sales. Talk about a fan favorite!
“We’ve spent twenty years perfecting the fit and fabric of our leggings, to ensure they really flatter your bum and legs and perform under the toughest conditions,” said head of design Lisa Ndwuke in the press release.
To see the line for yourself, head on over to Sweaty Betty to invest in some bum-sculpting action.
Note: The price above reflects the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.
If you’ve had your eye on the clever reversible leggings, or beautiful paisley running shorts all summer, now is your chance to grab some Sweaty Betty kit for half price in their mid-season sale. The sale is only on for a week, so don’t wait around as a lot of these items will soon be out of stock.
As we know just how stressful sale shopping can be, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite items here:
Zero Gravity 7/8 Run Leggings, £28 from £95, sweatybetty.com
We love everything about these cropped running leggings (which if you’re petite will be more of a full-length fit), from the paisley print to the compression panels and zipped pocket. They’re not built for yoga, so if you’re planning on wearing them in downward dog, be aware they might be a little see-through.
Time Trial Run Shorts, £38 from £55, sweatybetty.com
We put these in our best women’s running shorts guide as we loved the prints available and the fact they’ve got an inner knicker, a drawcord waist and a zipped pocket.
Zero Gravity Run Leggings, £28 from £95, sweatybetty.com
One way to make those colder morning runs more bearable? New leggings. These are a good all-rounder – comfy, high-waisted and cool enough to wear to a post-run brunch.
Interval Run Shorts, £25 from £50, sweatybetty.com
Not ready to give up shorts just yet? We don’t blame you. We love the colour and the print of these running shorts, with a loose-fitting retro style and a zipped back pocket for your phone.
Pacesetter Run Vest, £33 from £45, sweatybetty.com
It might be getting a little cold to wear this in the mornings, but it’s a staple worth having in your wardrobe. Sweat wicking, loose and comfortable.
All Train Bra, £30 from £60, sweatybetty.com
A high support bra, this is comfortable, supportive and half price in the sale. It’s been specially designed to reduce movement when running and the cross back offers additional support when you need it most.
Reversible Yoga Leggings, £40 from £80, sweatybetty.com
If you are looking for leggings to wear to yoga and to the odd Parkrun, these are for you. High-waisted and super comfortable, there’s no pocket for your belongings when running, but it’s a great price considering you get two pairs of leggings in one!
Breeze Long Sleeve Run Top, £37 from £75, sweatybetty.com
A lightweight, long sleeved running top perfect for this time of year, the breathable fabric and dropped hem are flattering and practical.
Thermodynamic Reflective Run Leggings, £45 from £90, sweatybetty.com
Great for winter, these thermal run tights have reflective panels to keep you seen, whilst being breathable. There’s a zipped pocket on the back for your keys and lip balm and a pretty high waist for comfort.
The Workout Leggings Jennifer Aniston Has Been “Loving” Are Up to 50 Percent Off
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Finding workout leggings that are supportive, breathable, and comfortable (not to mention cute) is no easy feat. So when Jennifer Aniston recently revealed her go-to leggings, we were all ears.
In an interview for InStyle’s October issue, Aniston dished on a few of her favorite things, sharing that she loves to work out in Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings (Buy It, from $49, $135, sweatybetty.com). The leggings, which Aniston deemed one of her “fitness staples,” boast the ability to sculpt your butt and keep you cool during the most high-intensity workouts, which is probably why the Morning Show star is such a big fan. (Related: These Are My Favorite Sweat-Wicking, Butt-Sculpting Running Leggings of All Time)
The British activewear brand is beloved by famous faces and fitness enthusiasts alike, with celebs like Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, and even Kate Middleton spotted in Sweaty Betty gear over the years.
While the leggings are normally a bit pricey at $135 a pop, right now, you can score them for up to 50 percent off thanks to Sweaty Betty’s winter sale. That brings the total price of these Aniston-approved leggings down to between $49 and $94, meaning there’s no better time than now to buy them—whether you’re getting them as a holiday gift for the leggings enthusiast in your life or want to treat yourself to some new workout apparel before the new year (as you should!).
Plus, they’re high-waisted, come with an adjustable inner drawstring, and they have an easily hidden back zip pocket (and side pocket) to stash your stuff while you sweat. They even feature UV protection for outdoor workouts, too, and the sweat-wicking, lightweight fabric means they won’t feel uncomfortable no matter what your workout entails.
And since these leggings come in a wide range of fun prints and cuts, you’ll say goodbye to your boring black leggings as soon as you slip these babies on. (Related: These Celebs Are Totally Obsessed with Spanx Workout Clothes)
Reviewers praise Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings for getting them through all kinds of workouts, from running to yoga. Among the many five-star reviews, one recent reviewer described these leggings as “extremely comfortable and well-fitting, like a second skin.”
And if they’ve got the Aniston seal of approval, even better. She’s been open about her health and fitness tips over the years, loving fierce boxing workouts as much as she enjoys a more calming, centering yoga workout.
Though she’s been a yoga devotee since 2005, Aniston loves to mix up her workouts, recently adding boxing to the mix, as well as boutique fitness classes like The Class by Taryn Toomey (a yoga/cardio/strength-training hybrid), the Bar Method (a barre class), and even at-home workouts on her elliptical or with a workout DVD.
Aniston will always be a fitness icon, so if we can harness a little bit of her magic in our own workout wardrobe, we’ll take it. You can shop her favorite sweat-wicking leggings for up to 50 percent off now by visiting the link, below—no code needed. There’s no telling how long the heavily-discounted sale price will last, so don’t sit on this sale.
Buy It: Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings, from $49, $135, sweatybetty.com
- By Arielle Tschinkel
I Tried Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Leggings, and I’m Officially Obsessed
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My obsession with Friends started at the ripe age of 8 years old, when it was one of the few shows my family and I would watch together every week. Even though most of the jokes flew right over my head, I was obsessed with Rachel. I even begged my mom for the ‘Rachel’ haircut—and succeeded.
While my shaggy Rachel bob is a thing of the past, my adoration of Jennifer Aniston is not. In fact, when the actress recently shared her current must-haves with InStyle, I immediately wanted to try every single recommendation.
The first item on the bucket list: Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings ($66, was $135; sweatybetty.com). Along with Varley leggings and Outdoor Voices sports bras, they’re one of the fitness staples Aniston said she’s currently “loving.”
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Other than briefly walking through a Sweaty Betty store in New York to admire the selection, my interaction with the cult-favorite activewear has been pretty limited. I knew the company was British and made plenty of fun prints (part of the brand’s goal to create stylish activewear for women when it launched 20 years ago)—however, I had never worked out in a pair of Sweaty Betty’s Aniston-approved leggings or even tried them on.
My first impression of the so-called bum-sculpting leggings out of the package was that they felt like an unexpected cross between a windbreaker and spandex leggings. The super lightweight fabric made a strange crackling sound when I aggressively brushed my hand over the delightfully aesthetic black and maroon print. I couldn’t imagine the lightweight (and noisy) fabric offering any sort of compression, let alone squat coverage. I felt duped and immediately questioned everything Jennifer Aniston stood for.
Headed to a typically sweaty dance class, I meekly pulled on the high-waisted leggings prepared to sweat the night away while making subtle wooshing sounds with each cha-cha-cha. Despite my concerns, they were the *perfect* high-waisted fit.
And I stand corrected—the supportive fabric actually curved perfectly to my derriere and even gave a subtle lift that I spent a moment too long admiring as I entered my workout class (so this is what they meant by ‘bum-sculpting’). I didn’t understand how a fabric that felt barley-there could also offer the sculpting support I only expect from my thickest workout leggings.
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At the gym, my next mission was to determine if these leggings were squat-proof. The site advertises the Zero Gravity design at just 80% squat-proof, so I boldly asked a few fellow classmates to report whether they could see my underwear when I squatted or not. Every person adamantly replied they couldn’t see a thing. Even when I explained I was testing the leggings and needed the truth, their answers stayed the same.
I was also pleasantly surprised to discover the lightweight fabric made *zero* sound as I walked around. I can’t explain why this was such a strong fear, when I happily clomp around the office all day in booties. But the thought of rustling like the wind through a dance routine was almost enough for me to opt for a solo workout that night instead.
Relieved that these leggings were closer to 100% (than the advertised 80%) on the squat-proof spectrum and completely quiet, I proceeded to dance my heart out for the next 55 minutes.
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To buy: Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings, $66 (was $135); sweatybetty.com
Next came the sweat test. The lackluster air conditioning in my local gym combined with my workout (which, in this case, was a cardio-heavy dance sesh) almost always results in sweat-soaked fabric that clings to my body, and leggings that stay damp until I unceremoniously peel them off. But not this time! The material was like sweat-wicking magic on my skin. Believe it or not, by the time I left the gym, my sweaty (betty) leggings were already dry.
While the fabric isn’t magic, it is a brand-specific performance fabric that’s designed to be quick-drying. The elastane and polyamide blend is made from hydrophilic fibers that swiftly wick away moisture for an unbelievably speedy drying time post sweat sesh. Considering damp leggings are a breeding ground for yeast and bacteria—and just straight up uncomfortable—this single feature alone sold me on these leggings forever.
Of course, there’s plenty of other awesome design components that also stand out, including outer pockets large enough to fit an iPhone and an adjustable drawstring waistband that results in a super comfortable fit. But the sensation of riding the subway home completely dry after a workout isn’t something I’m ready to give up any time soon.
Best of all, they not only come in a plethora of fun prints to choose from for fall, but they also come in 7/8 length with a shorter inseam (a great option for short legs or increased air flow during your workout). Plus, the trendy leggings are up to 50% off for Sweaty Betty’s winter sale, making them a total steal. Some variations of the Zero Gravity Leggings are even marked down to just $49.
If there’s anyway to live like Aniston, these high-quality leggings are as close as I’ll get. While stylish haircuts make come and go (RIP The Rachel), a good pair of leggings can last a lifetime.
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To buy: Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Leggings ⅞ Running Leggings, $66 (was $135); sweatybetty.com
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I Tried Working Out Like Jennifer Aniston & It Helped Me Find Time In My Busy Schedule
You’ve been there before: You’re scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can’t help but want to be like the stars, but are the products worth it? In Elite Daily’s new series, I Tried, we put it all to the test. We’re trying those products as well as celebrities’ health and wellness tips, recipes, and life hacks. We’ll do the leg work and tell you what living like your fave star is really like.
I have to be honest. I think celebrity workouts are a bunch of BS. They’re usually radically inaccessible for the average person, which means anyone wanting to give them a go is probably set up to fail in the first place. Normally, they involve expensive trainers, specialized gym equipment, and a team of individuals monitoring said celeb’s schedule to ensure “work out” is plugged into their calendar. I used to think trying to peddle a celebrity workout to a regular civilian, like me, was dumb. Then, I tried working out using periodization like Jennifer Aniston and my eye rolls turned into raised eyebrows. Maybe… just maybe… I found one celebrity workout routine I can get behind.
Before we go any further, let me be super clear: Jen (can I call her Jen?) does have all the aforementioned famous person luxuries. She has a fitness trainer, access to professional gear, and someone organizing her daily schedule. That much is all true. However, her workout approach doesn’t require any of the above. “Periodization” is essentially the practice of observing your day-to-day lifestyle and implementing workouts that fit your needs at any given time. So, instead of committing to five-hour workouts six days a week and only using free weights, you can toggle between different styles, lengths, and types of exercise. That sounds a lot more realistic, right?
In Aniston’s case, her personal trainer Leyon Azubuike told Women’s Health in February 2019 that she puts in 45 minutes of fitness three days a week at the minimum. At the maximum, she might take it up to 1.5-hour sessions seven days a week. Yeah, that ain’t me, but adjusting the frequency and duration of my workouts based on my needs sounded nice. I used to think if I only had 20 minutes to work out then it was a waste of time and not worth it. With my new “periodization” frame of mind, I decided to fight that.
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As a freelancer, my schedule varies quite a bit. Some nights I work way past dinner, and other days I am done before the bank closes. This means my fitness routine is fluid (i.e. unreliable). With my new Jennifer Aniston game plan, I looked for ways I could fit in exercise despite the weirdness of my routine. Sometimes this meant I completed 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes. A lot of the time, I found myself going on 20-minute (and sometimes even 10-minute!) runs. The old me would say, “It’s just a mile, not worth it,” but the new me says, “Hey, that’s one more mile than last week.”
Full disclosure: I have no idea how to push myself. I get a much, much better workout if it’s in a class atmosphere. Alas, gym memberships are expensive, and “periodization” has the added pro/con that it doesn’t require me to sign up for anything to give it a go. This is a pro because I don’t have to spend money, but a con because I don’t really have an excuse or anyone there to push me.
To keep track, I used a pink pen to mark down on my physical desk calendar each day I got a workout in and what it was. I can’t show you a picture of my full calendar because it also includes private info like when/who/where my therapist is (hi, mental health!) but here’s a miserable, blurry attempt at the first two weeks in April. Not a lot of pink, but you can see I bopped between running, yoga, and what I lovingly refer to as “abs.”
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Sorry guys, I threw out January through March!
It’s worth mentioning that I also did the fab and fad diet, Whole 30, at the beginning of my periodization experiment, which meant I was doing lots of healthy lifestyle things like eating nutrient-rich, unprocessed foods and eliminating booze. Here are some photos of me living one version of my best, most active life.
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That is me on a run, posing in workout pants, skiing, teaching a yoga class, and chilling outside after what I call an “intense stroll” with the sun still up.
In summary: No. I did not and will not ever work out for 90 minutes at a time seven days a week. I will invite new fitness routines into my ever-changing schedule and continue to push myself to move “even when there’s no time.”
Do I look like Jennifer Aniston? Hell no. But, that’s fine — zoom in on my butt in that one photo to see what’s really poppin’!
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