For her Active SS/2014 collection, Norma Kamali took many factors into consideration than just fitness with a color palette of black, white + steel gray. Beauty was achieved by her simple yet practical shapes while support was addressed with flattery + function. Mesh inserts also played a big role in her designs by allowing the wearer to breathe, sweat + aerate while working out, like her tank below (3). Her bottoms on the other hand, had mesh placed in areas that worked with performance while the body is reacting when it heats up.
Now lets take a look at some of her designs that although not for the shy, you can mix + match the pieces to suit your needs + accommodate your comfort level.
1 This LONG SLEEVE CREW NECK TEE in black mesh, shows off your killer bra + to really play ‘show off’, pair it with DIAGONAL LEGGING WITH MESH INSERT 2 SLEEVELESS CREW NECK DRESS could double as a great swim coverup 3 For Norma, nothing’s better than a good tank that offers support + allows you to move without feeling squashed, especially one that comes with a compression bra that creates shape + not flatten like this RACER ACTIVE TANK. Pair that with a SIDE STRIPE CAPRI WITH MESH INSERT + you’ll command respect. 4 Now if you’ve started working out sooner than the rest of us + have killer abs, the LONG SLEEVE MIDRIFF TOP is the way to go in black mesh. As for bras, there are two options to choose from – 5 The JOG BRA + 6 The DOUBLE STRAP JOG BRA are so stylish, I would opt to wear them out under something sheer than to the gym.
When it comes to her swimsuits, Norma liked the mixing of fitness + beauty themes with graphics like her mesh + matte combination. In a way, she sees them as sculpture, artfully sculptured 360degrees around the body. 1 In the SPLICED BANDEAU MIOyou see hints of skin through mesh inserts, both front + back 2 The RACER TEE DEEP V MIO has a deep V in matte while the straps + back are in mesh 3 The V NECK SPLICED MIO only has a deep v mesh insert, but from behind, it’s nothing but backless with minimal straps for less distraction.
After all your working out pays off, be the envy of all + show it off on your big wedding day in killer style in this RACER TEE DEEP V FISHTAIL GOWN, a modern take on the wedding gown.