Varley Leggings and Sports Bra Review
Designed in Los Angeles and crafted in London, Varley is a women's activewear brand that mixes Californian ease with an elegant London style. Known for iconic prints on Italian compression fabrics, especially the Varley snake printed leggings, as well as their flattering mesh inserts and tees with subtle logo prints. We know you're going to love this brand as much as we do (if you don't already). Varley ensures both performance and style, and bridges the gap between sportswear and ready-to-wear. Read on to meet Lara Mead, Varley co-founder and discover the brand’s must-have pieces.
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VARLEY'S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
In their aesthetic, Varley Activewear seeks to blend London's cosmopolitan elegance with L.A.'s active lifestyle. With their performance driven and timeless design, Varley creates wearable pieces that you will use again and again. They differentiate themselves through innovation, product performance and quality, but also as Lara states above, by designing for the modern athlete. In the design process, the form and function of each piece is carefully tailored to support today’s multi-tasking lifestyle. From school-runs to barre classes, the office to the boxing ring, women’s everyday has a changeable nature which demands high-performance active-wear with a high-fashion aesthetic.
How do Varley leggings fit?
Varley leggings generally fits true to size, but if you find yourself in between sizes, we recommend choosing a size down rather than sizing up. You don’t want to find yourself pulling your leggings up during your workout. Having leggings that constantly slide down is a sure-fire way to ruin your flow.
Which Varley leggings should I buy?
From stylish prints to silky soft fabrics, Varley leggings are guaranteed to give you a luxurious feel. With their wide selection of leggings, it can be tricky to find the perfect one. We have picked our favourite styles, check them out before you buy!
Varley Century Leggings
Beautifully crafted from premium Lolux fabric, Varley's Century Legging is ideal for low impact exercises, such as Pilates, body balance and barre. These luxe leggings have a touchably-soft brushed finish, lightweight feel and a flattering high rise. They come in a ⅞ length, which is flattering for both short and long legs. The Varley Century leggings are available in a variety of stylish prints, such as cheetah and snake, making each workout a bit more fierce.
What our customers say: "Leggings are super soft! Fit really well and love the print!", "Excellent - great fabric, print and style", "So so soft and comfortable. Do not move when they are on you (ie fall down or rise up)."
Varley Duncan Leggings
Available in luxurious prints, the Varley Duncan Leggings are the perfect way to break up with your all-black wardrobe. The high-rise, full length style offers a sculpting fit, while the Lolux fabric makes it buttery soft (we won’t judge if you wear them to bed). These leggings are the perfect companion to any low intensity class, such as Pilates or barre.
What our customers say: "Lovely fabric..... loose fit"
Made with Varley Letelux fabric, the Varley Hughes Leggings are both compressive and moisture wicking by nature, designed to support more testing training sessions. This is a mid-rise and ⅞ length style, featuring a laser cut snake detailing down the legs. The wide waistband ensures just enough hold and a flattering fit.
VARLEY SPORTS BRA
How do Varley sports bras fit?
While most of Varley’s activewear generally runs true to size, Varley sports bras do run slightly small. You may want to size up in these when making your next bra purchase, to keep everything in place.
Which Varley sports bra should I buy?
After choosing your favourite Varley leggings, it is a must to check out their accompanying bras. Whether matching leggings and bra sets are your thing or you prefer a contrasting style, Varley offers a wide range of low to high impact sports bras that do not compromise on style or performance.
Varley Fay Bra
Discover Varley’s most supportive bra to date and your next trusted ally for those high-intensity workouts. With its sweat-wicking, anti-static technology and four way stretch, the Varley Fay Bra is about to become your go-to active bra. Featuring a zip for closure and open back for added breathability this bra will hold you snug, yet feel comfortable.
Varley Sherman Bra
The Varley Sherman Bra is a sleek, yet supportive bra and is suitable for most workouts. The rise neckline offers coverage, medium support and total mobility, while the open, contrast racerback adds a bit of extra interest to the look. Made from a silky soft and sweat wicking fabric, this bra is the perfect compliment to medium impact workouts, such as spin and circuits.
Varley Berkeley Bra
The Varley Berkeley Bra is a high support sports bra, featuring a racerback and laser cut details. This sports bra comes with a phone pocket on the back, so no more chafing from phone armbands - neat! Engineered from Varley’s signature Letelux fabric, the bra has 4-way stretch and is sweat wicking and anti-static, which ensures a cool and distracting-free session.
How do I care for my Varley products?
Although the style and quality of Varley activewear will stand the test of time, it is important to take good care of your new kit. It is no problem machine washing your Varley leggings and bras, but make sure to wash cold using a delicate cycle. As with any other activewear, makes sure not to use fabric softener or bleach as these can damage the fibres and prevent the garment from being sweat-proof. For Varley sports bras, we recommend removing the cups before washing as this helps keep the original shape. You can easily hand wash the cups in cold water separately and lay flat to dry.
In regard to drying, Varley activewear should not be tumble-dried. Rather hang them up and leave to dry naturally. Due to the nature of the fabric, it should not take too long before they are dry and ready to wear.