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Misty Copeland and Under Armour Unveil New Signature Collection

Misty Copeland is one of those athletes you can’t help but always root for. As the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, she’s proven that she isn’t afraid to work hard, bust through barriers, or…

Misty Copeland is one of those athletes you can’t help but always root for. As the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, she’s proven that she isn’t afraid to work hard, bust through barriers, or clap back at the haters in order to pursue her goals.

Which is why it made total sense when the 35-year-old partnered with Under Armour four years ago—the brand is known for working with other badass athletes such as Natasha Hastings, Lindsey Vonn and Kelley O’Hara also on their roster. Still, the principal ballerina didn’t partner with the brand on her own line of gear that could hold up to her myriad of sweat tests—until now.

Debuting the Misty Copeland Signature Collection, Under Armour co-designed a nine-piece line of athletic apparel that “embodies a stylistic story of poise and power, and is rooted in performance,” the brand wrote in a press release.

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If there was one word we would use to describe the line, it’d be “versatile” (and Copeland would use three words: “fun, flirty and fierce”). From performance-first pieces, like leggings and tank tops, to structured lifestyle items like a leather bomber jacket and dress with a detachable bodysuit, it’s safe to say the collection could be worn both in and out of the gym.

“I wanted a line where we could feel fierce in the gym, and at the same time, feel confident wearing the same look out to dinner, running errands or living our everyday lives,” Copeland said in a release.

One piece we can’t wait to add to our personal collections? The Signature Bodysuit. It has performance features like Under Armour’s sweat-wicking and lightweight Breathelux fabric, anti-odor technology and four-way stretch construction that makes it easy to move in any direction. Plus, Copeland took a material that isn’t typically found in athletic gear—lace—and wove it into the design so that it served a purpose and added extra ventilation without irritating the skin. In fact, multiple pieces in the collection also have a perforated lace pattern for style and breathability.

Items in the collection range from $60 to $550, and everything can be found on Under Armour’s website, in stores and at select Macy’s locations.

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