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This article highlights some of the hottest pole fitness trends in 2019. If you’re looking for pole fitness clothing then this page has a selection of what’s available this year.

Pole fitness fashion has become much more commercial in recent years, catering to men and women of all different shapes and sizes. Going to a pole dance class is different to just going to the gym. Pole fashion has really upped its game in recent years with an abundance of new brands taking pole fashion to the next level.

When you’re getting started with pole dancing, it’s important to find comfortable clothing to wear while practicing before you start getting concerned about performance outfits (there’s no harm in looking for inspiration, though!)

So, if you’re looking for some pole dancing fashion basics, scroll down for a look of some of the latest pole fashion online trends.

TAKE A PEEK

Here are our top picks for pole fitness clothes this year…

Everyday Workout Tops

As a pole dancer, you’re going to need at least one comfortable tank top/vest top that you can wear over and over again. As you’ll be working out, it’s a good idea to get a top made from a breathable material.

Your tank top should be fitted or semi-fitted, it shouldn’t be floaty or lose at all or it will get in the way when performing inversions, etc.

You could choose from fashion tops, tops with motifs, racer-back tops, halter-neck tops, activewear or yoga wear.

Our picks for 2019:

These are the top pick for tanks tops to be worn as pole fitness clothing in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

90 Degree By Reflex – Power Flex Racerback Tank Top

Regna X RE-Order No Bother Womens Basic Round Neck Strappy Criss Cross Tank Top

Neleus Women’s 3 Pack Compression Base Layer Dry Fit Tank Top

Icyzone Workout Yoga Fitness Sports Racerback Tank Top


Pole Dancing Shorts

Shorts are the staple of pole fitness clothing. They’re essential for pole dancers to grip the pole with their legs, and many tricks are impossible without them!

Again, your shorts should be fitted, as loose or baggy shorts/culottes will get in the way and you’ll end up becoming very conscious of your clothes flapping around!

When choosing pole dancing shorts, you should look for cycling shorts, yoga shorts, or short running shorts made from a breathable material.

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for pole dancing shorts. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.


FIRM ABS Women’s Active Exercise Fitness Gym Workout Running Yoga Shorts

 

FIRM ABS Women’s Perfomance Running Yoga Gym Workout Athletic Sport Shorts

EttelLut Athletic Running Exercise High Waisted Gym Yoga Foldover Booty Dolphin Shorts

Yoga Shorts – Booty Shorts

Helisopus Womens Stretch Solid Athletic Shorts Cross Side Tie Dance Yoga Shorts


Fancy Tops

Many pole dancers like to make an effort with their pole dancing outfits, and will usually have a nice tank top or two to wear to pole dancing classes. If you wear your everyday tank tops for general at-home practice, you can save your nicer workout clothes for classes or for taking photos of your latest tricks.

There are many brands who manufacture and sell beautifully designed pole dancing tops that are special.

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for fancy pole dancing tops in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

Cut Out Tank TopLoveus Sexy Crisscross Cropped Top

Escante Women’s Multi-Way Top

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Fancy Pole Dancing Shorts

Again, you’ll want a pair of fancy shorts for when you want to make an effort for photos or for a pole dancing class. As you become more advanced and progress more on your pole fitness journey, you’ll start to find yourself drawn to shiny pole fitness clothes, like a moth to a flame!

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for fancy pole dancing shorts in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

These beautiful super short shorts have ties at the side that would look really epic during a performance! They would certainly look fabulous during spins.

The mermaid trend is not going anywhere this year! These shorts are available is a multitude of different colors.

These are super cute, and they come in 4 different colors for you to choose from.


Sports bras

Sports bras are essential for pole dancers. It’s not advisable to wear a wired-bra when pole dancing, as they will be uncomfortable and restrictive when performing tricks and combos. Sports bras are a better option, and if you’re confident enough then you can just wear a sports bra with shorts instead of underneath your top!

There are tonnes of sports bras available in all shapes, sizes and designs. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for sports bras in 2019

Sports Bras for Pole Dancing

AKAMC Women’s Removable Padded Sports Bras

This is actually a pack of 3 sports bras, not just one! The removable padding is a nice feature, and they’re excellent value.

Sports Bras for Pole Dancing

YIANNA Cross Back Strappy Yoga Bra

If you want to wow your fellow polers at your next class, go for something like this incredibly unique top.

Sports Bras for Pole Dancing

Queenie Ke Yoga Sports Bra

Criss-crossing backs are always a staple for a pole dancers wardrobe, so why not have 8 straps instead of 2?!

Sports Bras for Pole Dancing

icyZone Padded Strappy Sports Bra

Sports Bras for Pole Dancing

Camellias Sports Bra – Criss Cross Back Bra

Totally loving the chunky straps on this, it comes in different colors too, click on the image above to see the full range of colors available.

See more beautiful sports bras here


Legwarmers

Legwarmers are not needed by pole dancers, they don’t help grip the pole in any way. In fact, they make it more difficult! However, legwarmers are stylish and they compliment the vest top and shorts combination pretty well!

You can wear legwarmers during your warm-up and cool-down, also when you’re working our during the winter or when it’s cold. They have earned their place as a staple in a pole dancer’s wardrobe!

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for legwarmers in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

Body Wrappers Women’s Leg Warmers

Tucketts Leg Warmers Socks for Dance, Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Etc

Eurotard Women’s Legwarmer

Body Wrappers Women’s Stirrup Thigh Legwarmers

Thigh High 30 Inch Leg Warmers Stretch Knit Shadow Stripe KD dance

Related: 18 Colorful Yoga Mats with Beautifully Printed Designs (Opens in a new tab)


Leggings

Like legwarmers, leggings are necessary pole fitness clothes for warming up, cooling down or for use during cold weather.

There are also certain moves you can perform while you wear leggings or legwarmers, but you won’t be able to grip with your legs unless you’re using a silicone-coated pole (Chinese Pole).

There are thousands of different designs and prints available for leggings, so you have plenty of choices!

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for leggings in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

SUpernova LeggingsLanshifei Women Colorful Print Leggings

QZUnique Women’s Casual Digital Printed

Galaxy leggingsNADANBAO Galaxy Printed Sporting Leggings Women Compression

Starry night leggingsNADANBAO Van Gough’s Starry Night Leggings


Jescakoo Digital Print Leggings

Related: 14 Beautiful Pairs of Galaxy Leggings (Opens in a new tab)


Wrist Protectors

Another great accessory to wear when pole dancing is a set of wrist protectors. Not only do these look stylish, but they protect your wrists from injury too!

Your wrists are a delicate part of your body that are under a lot of strain during a pole fitness session, so it’s important to look after them. A set of wrist protectors is a perfect way to protect your wrists.

Our picks for 2019:

Wrist protectors or wrist wraps are designed to keep a pole dancer’s wrists protected when they’re working out. They’re so popular, most sports players, across many different sports, wear some form of wrist protection.

It’s common to see gymnasts, bodybuilders, basketball players, weightlifters, dancers or field athletes wearing wrist straps.

For pole dancers, SneakyDeez creates unique, beautifully designed wrist wraps which are aimed at pole dancers. Check out their shop here.

Related: How to Protect your Wrists when Pole Dancing (Opens in a new tab)


Kneepads

Knee pads are used by pole dancers to protect their knees when performing tricks, spins and in particular, floor work. Floor work can be very hard on your knees, if the floor is hard, then you get bruises and if it’s carpet then you get carpet burns! This is why you need knee pads when you’re practicing!

There are knee pads manufactured especially for pole dancers, so you’ll have no difficulty in finding a pair that’s right for you!

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for knee pads in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

iMucci Professional Ballet Kneepad

 

Exotic Pole Dancing Cheerleader Dance Knee pad by Danshuz

 

Cheerleading and Dance Knee Pads

 

Protective Knee Pads with Thick Sponge Anti-slip Protection by Bodyprox

 

Related: How to Protect your Knees when Pole Dancing (Opens in a new tab)


Yoga Shoes

Yoga Shoes are lightweight, fabric shoes with grippy soles with a velcro strap that goes over the top of your foot, keeping your toes exposed. You’re still able to fully flex and bend your feet, point your toes and maintain full mobility of your feet and ankles without feeling restricted in any way, so they’re just perfect for pole dancing as well as other sports like yoga, gymnastics, and pilates.

They’re relatively new to the market, gaining in popularity over the last 3-4 years.  Certain pole moves are tough on your delicate feet, especially moves that involve climbing or gripping with your lower legs. If you’re a barefoot dancer, you may notice that the top of your feet will bruise easily, and wearing yoga shoes helps to prevent that. Read more about why Yoga Shoes are perfect for pole dancing

If you don’t want to wear full ankle protectors, like the ones from Mighty Grip, then yoga shoes offer a lightweight alternative.

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for yoga shoes in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

You can get some amazing yoga shoes for under $15! If you’re on a budget, try these from New Balance or these pilates socks from Sweaty Betty (although, they are less substantial than the shoes)!

The Nike Studio Wraps are the best yoga shoes available, they’re the most sturdy and provide the most support, they also have a better design than some of the budget options.

Nike Studio wrap yoga shoes

Nike Studio Wrap Shoes

Find the lowest price on Nike Studio Wraps


Platform Heels

Every pole dancer needs a pair of stripper heels in their collection! Pole dancing shoes usually have a platform at the front, a high stiletto heel and grippy upper material. They usually have an ankle strap as well so they won’t fall off when you’re hanging upside down!

There are many varieties of pole dancing shoes, Pleasers and Ellie Shoes being two of the most popular brands at the moment. Not strictly ‘pole fitness clothes’ but these shoes are on this list due to their popularity in pole dancing classes everywhere.

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for pole dancing shoes in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.

Such a beautiful color on these!!

Pleaser Platform dress Sandals – Metallic Purple

The glitter on these pole shoes is guaranteed to turn heads!

Pleaser Flamingo Sandals – Silver with Glitter

As above, but in a beautiful turquoise color!

Flamingo Pleaser Sandals – Blue with Glitter

Pleaser Ankle Booties

Pleaser Adore Boots – Black with Silver Platform

Related: 15 Beautiful Pairs of Pleaser Shoes to Add to your Collection (Opens in a new tab)


Hooded Top/Sweater

You should have a hooded top of sweater to wear as soon as your workout is over, this stops you cooling down too fast and helps prevent muscle soreness (DOMS). Hooded tops look really sexy with a pair of shorts and leg warmers too!

You can use any hooded top or sweater, or you could get one with a pole dancing design or motif on!

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for pole dancing hoodies/sweaters in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.


Pole Dancing Costumes

All pole dancers should consider owning a costume! Just for fun, you can dress up at Hallowe’en, choreograph a routine for performing n your costume, arrange a photoshoot or a themed lesson! Having a costume at your disposal is a lot of fun and there are plenty of options available, depending on your style, of course!

Our picks for 2019:

These are our top picks for pole dancing costumes in 2019. Click on the images for more details on each item as there are more colors/styles available; links will open in a new tab so you can easily come back to this list.


Vacodo Bodysuit

This sexy black PVC romper has a lace-up front and adjustable straps.


Where to buy Pole Dancing / Pole Fitness Clothes

Amazon

BoomKats Polewear

Pure Upscale

Discount Stripper

eBay

Milanoo

Heeler Dealers

Wink Pole Wear

Bad Kitty Pole Wear

Sweaty Betty


 

Happy poling!



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