Have you guys tried Fabletics yet? I just got my second order and figured I’d share my opinions in case there are people out there that were on the fence like me!
Fabletics is a subscription-based workout clothing company that Kate Hudson co-founded. I was on the fence at first: each month they pick outfits based on your preferred style input, and if you don’t like their picks, just “skip” the month by the 5th and you’re fine. BUT, if you don’t click “skip”, you’re auto-billed $49.95(!). Now, I’m not a forgetful person by nature, but $50 is a lot! Granted, you can spend it whenever you like in the future, but ugh – that’s a big responsibility!
However, the outfit I first spotted (the Aruba) just made me so happy, and it was an especially good deal: with the new member bonus discount and free shipping, I received a 3-piece outfit for a total of $29.97! So I signed up and got my first order in less than a week: and I was pretty happy with the results:
Lima Capri (in High Intensity Print)
The Lima capris get a B. They were a little thicker and less stretchy (and as a result, snugger) than I expected. Because of that, I’m afraid to do squats in them; I usually reserve them for elliptical workouts or running. That’s OK though, because the pros outweigh the cons: the higher waist is super flattering (no muffin top), the pattern hides flaws, and they’re not see-through.
Aventura Tank (in White)
Overall, not super impressed. If I paid full price for this top, I would have returned it. It’s super thin and more see-through than I expected, but considering the outfit I purchased it with, it works. It’s also cut very nicely and super soft, so I’d give it a B-.
Sevan Sports Bra (in Purple)
Sadly, the sports bra – while cute! – is pretty much just for show because it lacks any support whatsoever. I basically got it because it came with the outfit, and wanted to experiment with a sports bra in a color other than black showing out from under the white tank! That said, it fits very well, the material is ultra soft, and it looks cute. So if you’re doing something super-low-impact, it’ll be just fine (light yoga, lifting, etc). I’ve worn it a handful of times doing lighter activity like that and have no complaints. Grade: B-
After my first order, I wasn’t SO thrilled by Fabletics, so I kind of forgot about them. To avoid the $49.95 monthly charge, I dutifully checked each email and skipped the next few months. Until I went away the whole first week of November and missed my skip window! BOOO!!
Well, I had no one to blame but myself. Besides, $50 on workout stuff is par for the course for me. I was sure I’d find something I liked, so I resolved to spend it, call it a lesson learned, and move on. So I took a look at the available outfits and was surprised to find myself interested in the Current:
Eureka Top (in Cobalt Heather)
While it is tighter, I *really* like this top. It reminds me of the Lululemon Run Swiftly tops. From the online reviews, it seems that while they’re really cute, the Swiftly tops also suffer from pulls and holes at the slightest snag. So I took a chance and figured with Fabletics’ return policy I could exchange it for something else if it seemed too flimsy. But boy was I pleasantly surprised!! The material is SUPER soft, ultra-warm, and high-quality. I even accidentally snagged it on the Velcro of my overcoat on the way to the gym and didn’t even see one pull. Score!
Again, this top is SNUG, but in a good way. When I wore it with the Camacan capris, I felt 100% confident that I didn’t look like a sausage – on the contrary, this top made me feel like I looked more fit by contouring the right spots. The only con wasn’t even a failure of the shirt: because it was so warm (and the color was so light), the instant I started sweating, it showed.
I only share because I care. But I still give it an A!
Camacan Capri (in Inkwell/Fractal Print Inkwell)
These are the first Fabletics piece I’ll give an A+ too, and you need to try them yourself to see why. I was hesitant to try these capris after the snug/unforgiving Lima capris, but I was so pleasantly surprised! These are so soft and stretchy, but not see through at all. The waist is just high enough and doesn’t give me any muffin top, and gives where needed. The colors and the print are very pretty. These are by far my #1 pick, and I may grab a few more pairs too!
So what are you waiting for? Are you interested in Fabletics and want to try them out for yourself? Then be sure to sign up using my referral link and help me get some free stuff while you’re treating yourself – and happy shopping!