I am always on the lookout for new, high quality, fashionable fitness gear. That said, I also HATE to shop. I would 100% rather order online and be done with it than brave the crowds at the stores, especially during the holidays.
Lately, the number of companies that offer a monthly subscription for around $50 that will ship you fabulous finds that have been matched to your personality profile based on a quiz is really growing. I probably get an email a day from folks trying to sell me jewelry, shoes, lingerie or fitness apparel.
Admittedly, I’ve tried several of them. Some with great results, some sub-par and were cancelled quickly.
Most recently, I decided to give Fabletics a try. Once their promotions flooded my facebook newsfeed, advertising 50% off my first outfit giving me a complete, high-quality head to toe fitness look for only $25, I couldn’t resist.
At first glance, the website is pretty standard. As a first time visitor you create a username and password, take a quick quiz indicating your activity, style and size preferences, and then are taken to a page with several outfits that the site feels fit your style.
From there though, they get fancy. There are at least 50 outfit “packages” available. Some with two pieces (top and bottom) and some with as many as four, including nice extras like sports bras, scarves, leg warmers and so on. You can purchase the outfit for a flat price, and as a first time shopper take 50% off the entire order.
If you don’t like any of their endless outfit combinations, you can also choose individual pieces and will get 50% off your first piece. To save the most money, I highly recommend the outfit option, as the bottoms typically run around the cost of an entire outfit when not pre-paired.
From there, each month you have a chance to purchase an outfit. Your matches are sent to you on the 1st of the month, and you have until the 10th to decide whether to buy, or skip a month.
I’m on month three and waiting for my December shipment as we speak. It should be here by the end of the week and I’m beyond excited!
At this point, I’ve received two full outfits, both of which I LOVE! I will review the individual pieces below, but if you don’t want to read further, I’ll sum it up by saying I HIGHLY recommend this brand. The quality is extremely good, and for the price you can’t beat it.
Remember, they are offering 50% off first outfits, and if you get there thru this link, I will get an incentive for having sent you. “Members” get their own link, and every new person who signs up and takes advantage of the offer gets the referring member 200 points. 1000 points is a new outfit, so there’s all kinds of ways to get a great deal with this company.
Asaro Legging- Black
I don’t normally do a long pant, but I loved the top paired with these and the reviews online were really favorable. I am SO glad I went with this purchase. These are really really high quality. They were marked as “moderate” compression, and I agree with that. They are very soft, very stretchy, and fit more loosely in the lower leg than I anticipated. They have what I would call a medium rise, coming just below my belly button.
I followed their size chart, and as I am pretty much a size 12 exactly I ordered the XL and they fit perfectly. The wide waistband on the pants eliminates any muffin top effect.
They are a tiny bit long on me (I’m 5’6”), but because they are so narrow at the ankle it just creates a kind of fun bunched effect.
Love these pants. The quality is similar too if not the same as what I’ve found with Lululemon and Athleta at a fraction of the price.
Lima Capri- Black
As I’m a capri girl at heart, in month two I went with this option and am even more impressed than I was with the leggings. These are marked as maximum compression, and while I don’t consider them to be comparable with a true compression product, they are noticeably tighter and have less give than the legging (in a good way).
Like the legging, they fit to a tee, have a moderate rise, and are made a very high quality moisture-wicking fabric. I was pleased with how “heavy” the capris felt, and yet how moisture wicking the material was in practice. I can see these lasting for a very long time, and can say nothing but good things about them.
Utopia Tank- Heather Gray
I am in LOVE with this top. I want it in every color. Except maybe the pepto bismol pink… but to each their own.
This was one that looked cute online, but the photo’s can’t do the quality or fit of this piece justice. The fabric is this great blend, that somehow manages to have a little meat on it, but also be extremely lightweight and wicking. It is a super flattering cut, offering lots of support up top with the thick straps, built in bra, and criss cross back, and then flaring out nicely to be really fashionable at the same time.
I’m a D cup, and was able to remove the padded cups and wear this for a low impact workout without any additional bra. When I wear it to Crossfit or for any sort of running or jumping however, I would wear a bra underneath for extra support.
The top had some nice extra touches as well, including a side pocket that was perfect iphone size, allowing for easy storage during a gym session.
Leon Tank- Mint/Cerulean
Another winner from Fabletics, but for different reasons than the Utopia tank. This tank is made from super soft, breathable, fitted material. Usually, I wouldn’t like something this tight, but again the thickness and quality of the fabric did wonders to smooth out my tummy imperfections and fit perfectly. I love this top both for working out, and for hanging out because it’s just so darn comfortable. The wide tank style straps make it easy to pair any sports bra with it.
**Please note, this is not a paid review. These opinions are all my own and I won’t be compensated in any way for them, outside of the “rewards points” should you purchase an outfit.**