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So you want to give your favourite pole-loving-person a special gift this Christmas but you’ve got no idea where to start? Or maybe, you’re new to the upside-down world of pole and you’re not sure what to get yourself?
Don’t worry, we’re here to help! We asked our Facebook Community their best advice to help you navigate the world of pole and aerial-wear. From when we need to have skin out or covered, why crotch coverage matters, and a handy stocking-stuffing guide for when you’re really not sure, we’ve got you covered (or uncovered!).
P.S. Shout-out to you for being such a supportive partner/friend/family member. We love to see it!
Let’s dive in:
Not All Leggings Are Made Equal – For Aerialists
Is your gift recipient an aerialist? (Think silks, hoops, etc – not pole.) The most important thing to know about buying leggings for an aerialist is that the leggings CAN’T be slippery.
Slippery leggings mean that they’ll slide down the silks unintentionally, so most normal gym leggings won’t cut it. Aerial leggings need to be slightly grippy as well. Basically – aerial leggings can be worn as gym leggings, but gym leggings can’t be worn as aerial leggings.
Our recommendation? Our Lifestyle Leggings are made specifically for silks and aerial, and are our most versatile staple and a basic foundation of every wardrobe (you can never have enough).
Our Signature Leggings are the same but feature our pole ambigram for someone that likes to show off their love of the aerial-arts.
If you want something a little bit different you can also check out this Essential Jumpsuit too.
Or you can keep it simple and grab a gift card here.
Skin Out – For Polers
Pole is different to aerial in that we actually need our skin to grip the pole, so while leggings are a great staple for stretching, yoga, floorwork and aerial, they’ll have you sliding down the pole. If you want your gift to be specifically for pole use, a bra + shorts combo is the way to go.
This doesn’t mean the more skin out the better – in fact, this is an individual preference, and the easiest way to tell (if you’re trying to be sneaky and not ask them directly) is to look at the coverage of the polewear they already own.
Moderate Coverage: High Waisted Shorts (available with/without scrunch)
Now – you might look at some of the shorts and think they’re not too dissimilar to a bikini or lingerie, but there is one all-important difference: Crotch. Coverage.
Yep, crotch coverage is really important. Unless you want your gift recipient to be ahem… flashing… in class, it’s important to invest in a proper Polewear brand, rather than a bikini.
Sports Bras – Aerialists and Polers
Just like the importance of crotch coverage, a good pole bra is designed to be inversion proof (basically, nothing falls out when we go upside-down… also important!) You can check out the entire range here. Not sure how to size correctly? Keep reading for our sizing tips
Squat-Proof Please! – Gym goers
Gymwear is a little easier to navigate. If you’d like to give the gift of squat-proof leggings this Christmas, our Iconic Leggings are bestsellers for a reason. Great for running, gym use, it pairs perfectly with our Iconic Jacket too.
Everyone Loves Loungewear
Pole, aerial, yoga, AHH! All these words making your head hurt? Not to worry, if you’re simply not sure of their preferences, you can give the gift of comfiness this Christmas.
Our Cosy Hoodie is our warmest, fluffiest jumper ever! Everyone needs a Cosy Hoodie in their life.
Our Kickback Jumper and Joggers are perfect for keeping that special someone warm on their way to and from class.
Our Lounge Range is great for a stylish human that likes to look good but be comfy at the same.
How to Size Correctly
Again, this is highly individual. There are a few things to know when it comes to sizing correctly:
– All pole brands are different. What they wear in one brand might be a different size in another – even style-to-style the size might be different.
– Our Size Guides can be found under the description tab of each item to help you select the best size. We also have a 14-day exchange policy (this increases during the Christmas period) for your peace of mind.
– Ask their pole bestie! This was one of the most frequent comments that we got – if you want to be sneaky and give them a surprise, ask one of their pole friends about size/preference.
– When selecting colours, know their preferences, but try not to buy them something that they already own plenty of.
If In Doubt, Gift Card It Out!
Still confused? We thought you might say that. As we’ve mentioned, pole/aerial/activewear is often highly individual and correct sizing matters. To give the gift of the most perfect polewear this Christmas, purchase a gift card here. That way, they’ll be guaranteed to get the most perfect fit/colour/style ever!
In case you were wondering – NO! We can never have enough! Having great pole/aerial/activewear is what makes us feel so fierce, and powerful. When you’re giving the gift of pole/aerial/activewear, you’re also giving the gift of confidence, motivation, and showing your support – and we think that’s the best gift that you can give!
You can also head straight to our sale section here to snatch a bargain!
We hope this helped – Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays – Love Team OTP x