Want the perfect gift for your spa-loving mom? How about Tees By Tina! With a one-size- fits-most sizing model (from 2 to 22), it’s a gift that mom will never have to return because you bought the wrong size. Available in a rainbow of solid colors and spunky prints, Tees by Tina were created by a pilates instructor so they’re perfect for yoga, pilates or whatever workout you can dish out. And they’re ideal spa and resort wear. We tested the packability: They pack up tiny, weigh almost nothing and don’t wrinkle in your luggage. Perfect for the traveler who prefers to fly with carry-on luggage only.
We tested three of the most popular styles: the solid cami, the solid smooth tank and reversible ballet sleeve. All the made-in-the-USA styles we tested were 92% nylon and 8% spandex.
The solid cami is a wardrobe essential featuring a flattering neckline that was high enough not to be too revealing at the office. We wore it to work under a cardigan, for a run under a light waterproof shell, to yoga class and to boot camp class over a sports bra. The longer length stayed in place and didn’t ride up through all the activites we could dish out. We tested the cami in a compliment-inducing fire-engine red (pictured at left). $30 solid colors, prints slightly more.
- Tina’s Take: “My go-to style whether I’m doing Pilates, getting dressed for work or getting ready for a night on the town!”
The solid smooth tank is a staple with yoga pants, perfect under a jacket at work or rockin’ with jeans on the weekend! The flattering scoop neckline and long length keep it in place and make this tank a must-have for every season. The tank-style straps lay flat and hide bra straps. We tested this tank in bright orange. $38 solid colors, prints slightly more.
- Tina’s Take: “This amazing tank is my favorite style to layer. I love mixing and matching two colored tanks depending on my mood!”
The reversible ballet sleeve is inspired by a ballerina. Mom can wear the high-neck in front to work or turn it around for a low, sexy scoop in front (yes, even moms can be sexy!) We tested this tee in a gorgeous, super-flattering shade of blush. $43 solid colors.
- Tina’s Take: “Reversible! Stunning low-scoop design can be worn front or back.”
Our take – the scoop neck side is very low cut. We couldn’t wear the ballet tee by itself over a regular bra unless we were going for a very sexy look. But, it was ideal over an athletic bra and made it through yoga class without budging.
The care instructions couldn’t be simpler: Wash in cold water (by machine or hand). Hang dry. That’s it! No machine drying, no ironing. We followed these instruction to the letter and were pleased with the results.
To order some tees (or dresses, skirts, capris and leggings) for mom for Mother’s Day, go to www.teesbytina.com. While you’re there, pick up some for yourself too!