“IVY PARK IS MERGING FASHION-LED DESIGN WITH TECHNICAL INNOVATION. CREATING A NEW KIND OF PERFORMANCE WEAR: MODERN ESSENTIALS FOR BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD.
STRONG BEYOND MEASURE
Ever since it was revealed that ‘Queen Bey’ was linking up with Topshop to create an athletic-apparel brand, I think the world has gone pretty damn mental. Beyonce lovers from across the globe have awaited this day, whether they have ever taken part in exercise or not. And who’s to blame them?! Anything associated with the powerhouse that is, is worth pouncing on…
…so that’s exactly what I did
Now, I’m not one for jumping on celebrity band wagons. To be honest, I’m normally the one walking swiftly in the opposite direction – but after checking out the Topshop website last night, I decided that I needed to go and check out the collection for myself.
Unfortunately, the Topshop here in Abu Dhabi doesn’t have the whole collection quite yet (typical) but there was a good few bits to get my teeth into to figure out exactly what the collection is going for.
Though I wanted to try on absolutely everything and document it all – I did managed to calm myself down a bit and stick to trying on the items that I would possibly go on to purchase. There were so many different type of leggings, including low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise versions – something for everyone. I went for the original slogan leggings which feel really robust when trying on. I also went for the classic slogan sports bra (black on white) to compliment the whole look. I’d 100% buy the white version too – maybe on my next visit 😉
I went for a medium in both leggings and sports bra….
A couple of other pieces made my to-buy list, including the grey runner shorts (which I also need to get in the pink) and the black drop armhole tank (which I kinda want in white too). Everything was sooooo pretty – I did have to hold myself back a little bit! And there are definitely a couple of other bits that Topshop didn’t have in yet that I want to try – namely the mesh longline tank and the seamless crops.
There are definitely a few pieces made entirely for show. Like the logo body (see below). Difficult to get into if you have any shoulders at all, and I don’t reallllly see what kind of activity would count as ideal for the one-piece. I’d probably wear it out in Ibiza with some wedge trainers though – that would look pretty funky! There’s also some snazzy jackets and sweaters in the collection, for those living in colder climates. There’s been so much talk recently about people using sports-wear for every day wear, and I think Ivy Park really does straddle the two.
Practically identical lol!
All in all – I love the collection!! Black and white are literally my favourite colours, and the bold logos keep it so simple, it’s kinda classy. ❤
I’ll definitely be keeping up to date with new arrivals here in the UAE (I’ve already sourced a website with some of the other bits I want – oops!), and you’ll be sure to see it all pop up on snapchat and insta in the very near future.
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