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Upon sliding into my pair of Barely Zero High Waist Leggings ($39) from NEIWAI (pronounced “Nay-Why”), all I could think about was how creamy they were. In fact, I said this aloud over and over and over again as I slipped in one leg and then the other. “Wow, these are so creamy.” I know that adjective is usually reserved for desserts, but for once, my legs were getting to enjoy the sensation my taste buds take for granted.
There are so many brands out there advertising comfortable activewear and loungewear, but I’ve never come across leggings that are actually easy to wear all day long, that don’t start feeling too tight after a few hours or snagged and require constant readjusting. By the end of the day, I almost went to sleep wearing my NEIWAI leggings, which proves the brand is truly accomplishing its goal of creating a variety of pieces that are made to be lived in.
Barely Zero Is Barely There
Since 2012, NEIWAI has been making underwear, loungewear, and athleisure that flows with the shape and movement of your body instead of working against it. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by the Barely Zero leggings, the Barely Zero Spaghetti Strap Bra ($39) proved to be another piece I didn’t want to tear myself away from.
NEIWAI’s Barely Zero line of bras, underwear, and leggings is made using CloudFit©, an incredibly soft, highly elastic blended fabric that’s breathable and moisture-wicking for all-day skin comfort. All Barely Zero items are wireless and have adaptive sizing, which means that each style fits a wide range of sizes. The Barely Zero Spaghetti Strap Bra, for example, is one-size-fits-most, which is hard to believe until you try it on and immediately notice how stretchy the fabric is – it’s a bra that could fit you comfortably for the rest of your life. Bras are made to fit a range of sizes so you don’t have to deal with the frustrating confusion of online bra shopping, and some bras, like the Barely Zero Fixed Cup Curve Bra, are made with plus size bodies in mind.
I was also lucky enough to try the Barely Zero Mid Waist Brief ($15), another one of NEIWAI’s one-size wonders. I love them because they’re incredibly thin without being fragile and you get all the comfort of wearing a brief without having to sacrifice a visible panty line, even while wearing your tightest of jeans. The briefs were completely invisible underneath my pants and so comfortable to wear—just as silky smooth as the Barely Zero leggings I fell in love with.
Comfortable Activewear As A Lifestyle
Before becoming fully convinced I wanted everything NEIWAI has to offer, I had to try some of the brand’s activewear. I work out a lot, running a few times a week or completing at-home workouts that aren’t for the faint of heart. When it comes to running gear, I’m often disappointed by how difficult it can be to find leggings that will give me the compact feeling of support I like while also staying secure throughout my entire run. I was blown away by the NEIWAI Urban Sport Active Running Legging (which is on sale for less than $65). It didn’t slowly fall down my hips during my run, as other leggings tend to do, and the thick, durable fabric provided all the room I needed to sprint quickly or jog slowly. Plus, the side pockets were roomy enough to hold everything I usually like to bring on my runs.
It’s so refreshing to encounter a brand that makes products that go above and beyond what you expect out of the pieces you wear daily. I will truly be turning to NEIWAI for all my activewear in the future, and I’m excited to try out other pieces like the Active Cropped Jogging Pants ($119) and the High Support X-Back Sports Bra ($79) which has full chest support and adjustable back straps.
It’s an easy decision to commit to NEIWAI for all my underwear and activewear needs. Not only are all of the brand’s designs highly functional, but wearing them is soothing because of their minimalist aesthetic and how each piece does so much for your body with so little.
5 more reasons to love NEIWAI:
- Almost all NEIWAI packaging is recyclable, and Barely Zero bras ship in boxes made from 100% post-consumer materials that are purposefully designed to be reused.
- NEIWAI is female founded and female led, which means you’ll be wearing bras by the people who know what it’s like to need one.
- NEIWAI’s pieces are named to match the delicious colors the brand uses, focusing on color palettes that are easy-to-match for maximum wardrobe versatility.
- Did we mention NEIWAI makes loungewear, including a line of luxurious and cozy pajamas?
- Besides using recyclable packaging, NEIWAI ensures the sustainability and quality of its pieces by using materials from environmentally minded suppliers PrimaLoft®, VITA, and Carbon Zero by TENCEL™.