Female cyclists gather round. Lexi Miller, a new line of cycling-athletic wear created specifically for women cyclists, hopes to do away with the “hodge-podge of brand logos and unsightly color schemes” characterizing current apparel options.
Lexi Miller athletic wear, produced in San Francisco, introduced six initial styles of fashion-forward performance wear on November 10, 2015. Prices range from $50 – 200.
Focus on anatomy of design means more attention to femininity and durability, compared to some competitors who might limit options to small/medium/large. Lexi Miller follows a more traditional apparel appraoch in offering a 2-12 size range to ensure accurate and inclusive sizing.
The aim of Lexi Miller is to elevate cycling apparel, marrying quality fabric sourced from Italy, Switzerland and France with sophisticated construction that satisfies female fit, functionality and now, fashion. This means, according to the brand, that breathability, stretch recovery and pilling resistance won’t suffer in lieu of trending look and style doesn’t take a back seat to quality and features.
“It only makes sense that the anatomy of our clothes should reflect the anatomy of our bodies.”
“Lexi Miller is athletic, sophisticated and discerning about design and fashion,” said Founder and cycling enthusiast Alexis Benson. Benson found herself constantly searching for women’s cycling clothes she liked – “anything more than decent just simply did not exist among the flowery, fuchsia mess that saturated the market,” she said.
Tailored pieces in the first six styles provide a feminine yet sporty feel for women who love fashion and have a passion for cycling. With respect to both body type and size, the clothes fit and flatter the body, inspiring and empowering women to achieve top athletic performance, said the brand.
For instance, dimensions of the ‘Long Black Short’ eliminate the need for an elastic waistband, which is usually restrictive and uncomfortable on the hips. By creating variations in the spandex material around the waist and calf, these shorts allow for a secure and cycling-oriented fit.
“It only makes sense that the anatomy of our clothes should reflect the anatomy of our bodies,” said Benson. “The best designers are experts in harmonizing shapes and lines to create whole designs, not just general one-size-fits-most-forms, enhanced with excessive printing.”
The first iteration of these pieces can be seen and purchased online at leximiller.com.
Top Photo Courtesy of Lexi Miller