From Gym to Swim: Get Ready For Summer With These HAUTE Fitness & Swimwear Brands

Ever hear the term look good, feel better? Just selecting and thumbing through these brands and their wares got our blood pumping and motivated us to recommit to looking great while amping up for body cleanses, fitness routines, and planning physically-distant excursions to oceans and pools. It’s no surprise that two of these brands include two members of one of the biggest-selling girl groups ever. Kelly Rowland crafted her second collection with Fabletics and Bey moved her sold out Ivy Park collection from TopShop (after the CEO was accused of sexual misconduct) to partner with Adidas.

And another thing! We are not waiting to lose or tone an ounce before we indulge. Your body is enough right where it is to don these pieces to motivate you to whatever goal or no goal at all. Spoiler alert, the last collection is gonna make you sit, stand, and walk a little taller! Runs hands through curls, and carries on.

Kelly Rowland Fierce 2-Piece Outfit

A seamless-style top with open work details paired with mid-rise SculptKnit mesh leggings, this outfit is perfect for going to the gym—or going out on the town. It’s part of the limited-edition Kelly Rowland for Fabletics capsule collection.

Agility 2-Piece Outfit

Really Kelly? Cobalt blue pops on that brown like whoa. And that body at almost 40, and after a baby? We celebrate you. Slow clap and let us just hurry up and share the link to buy, but not before a brief description. Move with cat-like reflexes in this leopard-print combo. Cut from SculptKnit fabric, it’s designed to hug your curves, while offering strategically placed ventilation for your toughest workouts. So fresh and so clean.

Ivy Park x Adidas

Athleisure has leveled up, we don’t know how many notches. Beyonce’s stunning burgundy and bright orange tones pop with the swag and appeal of the golden days of hip hop in New York. Ivy Park x Adidas’ first collection is trend-setting to say the least. Stay in the flow with updates at adidas.com  because at press time the collection is still sold out

Ivy Park x Adidas

Ivy Park x Adidas

Adidas.com Ivy Park shrug – $50 

Strappy cutout bra – $45

7/8 Tights – $55 

Ultraboost shoes – $200


Listen, Gabi Fresh is playing no games on beaches across this crazy world. Take your morning stroll and “rays” your mood with this super sassy, bandeau-like two-piece. The Power Mesh-encircled bra provides full bust support, and self-ties at the back. The brief is fully lined with her Power Mesh tummy-control front panel. Enough said.


She’s got it, yeah baby she’s got it, somehow you know the rest. You will shimmer to the gawds in this ultra sexy one-piece. Let’s start with the plunging v-neckline, underwire bra cups, removable pads, rose gold hardware, shirred front accent, and the waist sash is removable. Shine Sis, shine.

Set Your Summer Up with Ofuure

Girrrrrrlllll! When we saw these robust prints and hues that screamed couture and motherland, we couldn’t stop scrolling and spending (wisely). Kimonos, choices for different cuts,  headwraps. You name it, this African company knows what Black women need and we selah on that. I don’t care what y’all say, we come from kings and queens. Lip pop!

This stately, cool, and modest (if you wanna be) AYO EBERE KIMONO COVER UP is perfect to pair with the whole look for pool parties with the elders, in-laws or if you wanna wear your bikini (it comes in a one-piece as well) with more coverage. Pair it with the headwrap and you look straight out of Coming to America. Rose bearers unite!

Ayo Ebere Kimono Cover Up Set

Ayo Ebere Kimono Cover Up Set

Bikini top $30

Kimono $96.00

High-waist brief $30

Headwrap $15

We just have one question. Where is she going looking this fabulous? This is our idea of swim leisure wear, for real. The bold print, the eye-catching color, the mesh short sleeve top – lightweight with good air permeability and strong stretch. ‘Cause skin needs to breathe and our curves need just the perfect amount of expansion! All Ofuure pieces are sold separately.

Lela Swimsuit

Lela Swimsuit

LELA swimsuit mesh top $32.00

LELA swimsuit bottom $40.00

Uzuri Kijana Ayoka LELA headwrap $24.00

LELA kimono $96

shop now



00:00 00:00