Recently I feel like you can’t open a women’s magazine or go on Facebook without seeing an advertisement for Fabletics, an athletic wear website for women co-founded by the gorgeous Kate Hudson. But, it’s not just the ads that are everywhere, I have also been seeing this athletic line ranked on many websites as one of the best affordable options for workout gear. Although I am usually hesitant about signing up for membership at a a website that has a monthly automatic charge (more on this below), my curiosity eventually won and I had to check it out.
How it Works:
Although you don’t have to sign up for a membership on the website, VIP members get amazing discounts on purchases, which I think justifies the commitment if you regularly buy workout clothing. Personally, I’m obsessed with buying fitness gear, and with my shrinking body always can use an update to my wardrobe, so for me it was a no-brainer. You just take a quick quiz on their website and Fabletics will send personalized outfit options for you to choose from. You can also cancel your membership at any time.
The first outfit starts at $25, depending on what you choose, although the offer is only good for 24 hours. I chose the outfit below, although I opted for a black shirt instead of the white. Total for the leggings, top, and sports bra was $29.97… What an amazing deal!
After that, you are sent customized outfit options the first of the month, and given 5 days to review and make your purchase choice. If you don’t want anything, you can simply opt out for the month. However, if you don’t make any selection by the 5th, you will still be charged $49.95, which will be credited to your account for a future purchase. You are able to purchase items as an outfit or individually.
What I Thought:
The pink leggings were by far my favorite part of this outfit! I love fun workout gear, and these leggings were the perfect combination of funky without being over the top. I decided to test them out with a four mile run this weekend and they felt amazing throughout – no sagging, no chafing, and they were tight to the body without cutting into me at all. I ordered a size large, and thought the sizing guide on the site was accurate. These leggings come in 9 different colors, and there are definitely a few other pairs that are on my wish list!
The top is a perfect slouchy over shirt, although I definitely think I could have gone down to a size medium in that. While I won’t be wearing it to CrossFit anytime soon – the slouchiness would restrict the ease of my movements – I think it is a fabulous casual top to wear out or throw on when you are done with a workout. I paired it with the pink leggings after my run for a quick stop at the mall and felt sexy and put together. Plus, I love a top that you can wear multiple ways!
The sports bra is very sexy, and is more on the low impact/light support side of the spectrum. I definitely would not wear it to run, since I need the extra support with my DD chest, but this bra will get lots of use when I go to yoga, do weightlifting, or even when I’m just hanging around the house.
If you regularly buy workout gear I highly recommend trying out Fabletics. There is no obligation to buy after you become a member, and the savings and rewards are totally worth it! I was impressed with not only the quality of the items, but also the variety available on the website. I would have paid over $30 for the leggings alone – seriously, I’m obsessed with them – but love that I also got a sports bra and cute top for that price. Without the discounts I would have had to pay almost $85 for the outfit and who knows for the shipping. Bottom line – I’m a huge fan!
xo – SavvySleever
* Please note that I am not being compensated in any way for this review. I just wanted to share my thoughts and experience with this amazing brand!