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Hilary Swank hopes her gym-to-street clothing line helps busy women

The star engineered each item of clothing to give women the chance to dress for the gym and beyond.

Hilary Swank's Mission Statement clothing line was inspired by her search for street-friendly gym gear.

The Million Dollar Baby star is hoping to create a significant change in society through her athleisure apparel, which she launched last year (16), insisting it's time for women to stop "living other people’s ideas of who they should be".

"The reason why I call it aesthetic wear is because it’s taking leisure wear to the next level," she explains to The Hamptons magazine. "I wanted to create something that people could wear even if they just want to work out, that they could go out and they could pair the tennis dress with a pair of boots or a pair of heels and have their day.

"Also, I travel so much (and) the idea of getting an outfit for the plane that’s comfortable but chic, that’s a whole other ball game in itself."

Swank ensured every piece of Mission Statement clothing was literally engineered to help women achieve their goals, with the star explaining "every single piece has a specific functionality".

"Most of the women in the world that I know, whether they’re taking their kids to school or they’re going to work, go from their workout to their day," she notes. "I thought, 'Why can’t we have clothes that are cutting-edge, with technical fabrics that aren’t out on the market with knee support and butt lift and hip support, but that cross over so they don’t look like workout clothes?'

"That’s what the modern-day woman needs. When I was looking for that and couldn’t find it, I thought, 'Well, I’m going to create it'."

Apparel from Hilary's Mission Statement line, which includes high-quality sports bras, T-shirts, jackets, track pants and other clothing, is available to purchase online.

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