There are many websites selling pole-specific clothing, in all shapes, fabrics and colours. If you see something you fancy, go for it! If you’re not sure you’re ready for the skimpier outfits and want more coverage, go for a pair of shorts that are cut high so they do not cover your thighs. A sports bra-style top is ideal, although you can wear a T-shirt over the top. Since you will grip the pole with your skin, the message is more skin, easier grip! Sticky clothing especially made for pole is also becoming popular and whilst (in our opinion) not giving the same grippy security of your skin, it can have its own advantages in providing a grip that does not change with the seasons as well as an extra layer of warmth on colder days. We do not recommend this type of clothing for a beginner, however if for personal reasons you do not want to wear shorts, then please feel free to ask us for more information.
Regarding your skin grip on the pole (hands and body), please do not moisturise the day of pole class, otherwise you will struggle to get any grip at all. Your pole partner will probably also be quite fed up if the pole is all slippery! And speaking of caring for the poles, please remove any metal jewellery before class, as this can scratch the pole. A scratched pole can then be unpleasant to use.
For aerial hoop, flying pole, flex & flow or slow flow, leggings, socks and t-shirt are perfect wear.
For all classes, please also don’t forget to bring a water bottle and a towel to cover your stretching mat and for wiping the pole down after you.