Trend Watch – April 17

The new collections we’re getting from our brands every year just gets better and better. Specifically the sport and athleisure wear that is getting introduced is just expanding and growing what only a few years ago was a very limited range.


This growing collection is most obvious in our ladies section and can be seen by the choice now available in the crop top selection available.

New in this year is the AWDis Just Cool JC017 Girlie cool sports crop top. It is the perfect addition to the ladies range of clothing. Until recently sports crop tops were restricted to only 2 of our brands, SF and Bella, both of which were in the mid price range. This is not only good quality it is a great price, starting at £9 unbranded.

It has a racer back with elasticated underband and available in 4 colours and sizes 8-16. It has great fit due to the elastane mix in the fabric.

Added to our collection last year is the Spiro S274F Women’s fitness crop top. The cross over detailing in the double straps along with the Marl fabric and colour selection make this really stand out in the ladies collection. It has a really lovely feminine look to it compared to some of the other blockier cuts. It is very light weight so good support is needed in addition to this when working out. Also very good quality and starting at £14 unbranded.

It is available in 4 colours and in sizes 6-18.

Finally we can’t forget the one that has been in our clothing range the longest.

The SF SK235 Women’s workout cropped top is very simple in the fact that it has only one colour option and offers medium support while working out. With a racer back and thick straps it is very similar in style to the Just Cool top but I felt this offered more support than the Just Cool version and is a heavier weight top all together.

The quality is great and starts at £16 unbranded. The only thing about this top is the sizes are very limited, it comes in sizes 8-14.

The tops are very different in look and function and I would recommend all of them to customers but I would consider what the final use is for them. If you’d like to discuss options for these tops or others contact our shop where myself or someone will be willing to chat to you about what is best for you.