You can have fun with your workout attire but we recommend you don’t go out and spend a lot of money on workout clothes before your first class. Keeping your attire simple, at least at first, will help you figure out what works best for you.
No Shoes: Pilates is usually done without shoes. Clean, full-toe covered socks are required to be worn.
Form-Fitting, Not Baggy clothes: You want workout clothing that is stretchable but not baggy. To best help you, your instructor wants to be able to see your body position and how your muscles are engaging. During some Pilates exercises, you will end up with your legs in the air or torso inverted, and loose clothing could ride up or fall down to be revealing.
Avoid Tie-backs and Belts: Tie-back tops, belts, or tassels can be uncomfortable when you are lying on your back. They could also get caught in the springs of the Reformers. Try to also avoid clothing with zippers, buckles or other metal material.
No Accessories or Jewelry: Long necklaces, belts, and dangling bracelets can be distracting as well as dangerous if they get caught up in the equipment.
Tie Back Your Hair: Hair needs to be out of the face and tied back if it is long.
No Scents or Make-up: Please refrain from wearing strong scents. Many people are sensitive to perfumes and strongly scented deodorants or hand creams. Make-up such as foundations and blush can bleed onto the surfaces you lie on, especially when you are face-down.