Women love sports — and they want athletic wear that teams performance with good looks and comfort. Starting here with triathlete Barbara Ward and continuing on page 14, five serious athletes reveal what they wear — and why.

  • Name: Barbara Ward
  • Age: 33
  • Sports Passion: Triathlon
  • What She Wears and Why: “I always compete in a tank-style swimsuit. Sometimes, if it’s really warm, I wear a two-piece. Generally, I like to train and compete in fabrics that are very close to the skin and very breathable. They’re more aerodynamic and comfortable. When you’re biking, for example, you don’t want a big sweatshirt flapping around.”