June 2022 sees the launch of award-winning sports bra and performance apparel brand MAAREE’s (www.maaree.com) collaboration with @skippingwithsarah. Working together the female duo–Mari and Sarah-Louise-have designed and created a limited-edition collection of stylish, functional and solution-focused leggings and cycle shorts to both support women of all shapes and sizes to confidently jump rope, keep active and have fun moving their bodies, and to celebrate body acceptance.
Both avid followers of each other, the joint venture was born from their equally strong ambition to challengeand improve traditional designs in workout wear and deliver products that truly empowered every woman tostay fit, have fun without fear and feel her best.
With the average UK women’s dress size now a 16, as Sarah-Louise started to navigate and build her skipping passion during the pandemic, she became increasingly frustrated to find the majority of leggings were designed for women“with no belly jiggle…and if you have belly jiggle, you need a pair of leggings or cycle shorts that are sturdy enough to stay where you need them.”Coming together to collaborate to solve this problem, the result is a collection of high-waisted leg wear that addresses fit, feel and function, designed and tested to stay up, stay snug and feel super-comfortable, banishing any slipping down and pulling up concerns amongst women.
Design and tech features include:
✔Super High-Waisted Legging
✔Hidden waistband pocket for credit card, key or money.
✔Four-way stretch, Sweat-wicking and Breathable
✔Two side pockets
✔Continuous drawcord, keeping your leggings and shorts in place.
✔The leggings come in two lengths 25” and regular 28” inseam.
Complementing the existing MAAREE collection of upper-body wear–the hero sports bras, t-shirts and hoodie–the neutral collaboration colour ways were chosen for easy mix and match and with staple fitness wardrobes in mind. Leggings come in a Forest Green and Poseidon Blue with a specially designed MAAREE X@skippingwithsarah logo at the back of the ankle, whilst the cycle shorts come in a Charcoal and Plum with the logo positioned at the back of the waist.
Commenting on the first collaboration of its kind for both brands, @skippingwithsarah’s, Sarah-Louise says:“This is all about creating a pair of leggings or shorts which are comfortable both on and off the rope, addressing fit, feel, functionality and price point. Since I started skipping in 2020, I’ve struggled to find leg wear that ticked all those boxes and as a follower and fan of MAAREE, the brand story and ambition, it made perfect sense to team up and create a collection of products that show everyone that skipping is accessible to all, regardless of size and shape; it’s what you wear that supports and empowers you to feel your best and have fun. I hope our collection and the message behind it will both raise awareness about skipping as an activity and inspire more women to discover and explore the sport!”
MAAREE founder Mari Thomas adds:“I’ve been a fan of Sarah-Louse since the very early days of her skipping journey; she was inspirational to watch as she developed amazing skills in a very short time. To be able to join forces to alleviate frustrations around skipping and the right workout gear has been incredible. Challenging traditional designs and offering women-first solutions to products, was how MAAREE and our now award-winning sports bra designs came about. To have the privilege of working with another like-minded female to solve another female active lifestyle issue, has been so exciting and rewarding. I hope the collection and the story behind it, will be embraced by our communities.”
To pre-order and purchase, visitwww.maaree.com
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