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This Is What Fabletics Is Actually Like

What would Kate Hudson do?

Macey J. Foronda and Charlotte Gomez for BuzzFeed

Fabletics has been all over my Facebook ads and TV commercials for a solid six months now.


The only two things I knew about Fabletics before trying it were that 1) their business practices are controversial because they don't REALLYYYY make it clear that you have to cancel your membership before charging you and 2) they make seemingly adorable athleisure clothing that looks great on Kate Hudson.

But because I'm an absolute sucker for athleisure wear, I was dying to try Fabletics to see what it was actually like. Was it actually cute AND practical for working out?


I wear yoga pants at least three times a week, and I am always looking for new ways to make it look like I tried while still being comfortable.

So I decided to try out a couple outfits from Fabletics to see if it lived up to the hype. As you might already know, Fabletics offered a deal to new VIP members to get a full outfit for $25.


As much I love athleisure wear, I love cheap clothes even more! $25 for an outfit? Sign me the hell up. (This deal changes from time to time, but it's usually always a pretty sweet, cheap deal.)

So I took the bait and signed up for the VIP membership, knowing that I would have to remember to opt out unless I wanted a new charge on my credit card every month. It all begins with a FIT TEST.


Luckily for everyone, it's not actually a physical test and it takes less than 10 minutes to complete. It basically just asks you questions about your exercise experience. Do you cycle? Do you want a ton of support? Where do you work out, and is it outdoors? And what colors SPEAK TO YOUR SOUL??

After completing the test, I was able to look through a bunch of different outfits to see which one I wanted.


And you only get an hour to do so, which they love to remind you about every second!!!!!


Once I picked the outfit, which wasn't the one I actually wanted because so many were sold out, I bought that shit.


And for some reason, I also got a subscription to Shape magazine. This experience was honestly disappointing, because 50% of the outfits I actually really wanted were sold out or only available in XXS. I am a size 4/6 and have a lot of stomach problems, so I don't like anything too tight on my abdomen. I ordered the XS simply because it was the only size available and it was a total gamble. NOT COOL.

Then the clothes came. And boy oh boy I couldn't wait to try them on.

Outfit 1: The Shape Corvus Salar Legging ($39.95 for VIP) and the Clara Sports Bra ($24.95 for VIP)

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I love, love the colors of this outfit, even though I was 200% sure I would hate it. I think it's fun as hell! I chose this outfit because it was outside of my comfort zone — the bright colors and crop top — but I feel like I kinda lucked out, in that it wasn't nearly as hideous as I imagined. (AT LEAST I DON'T THINK SO, OK?) The quality of these are OK, but I don't think I would spend more than $40 for the whole outfit. The pants didn't feel so great once I sweated a bit in them, but hey, at least they still LOOKED ok. The top offered literally zero support, but I think it's cute, so I forgave it. I don't know if I see myself ACTUALLY working out in this outfit ever again, but I would wear it to Target and pretend I just worked out, which is kinda similar. And the pants were quite stretchy, which is a MUST for me, as I don't like feeling suffocated by waist bands.

Would I wear this again? Yes, to Target. Not to the gym.

Outfit 2: The Lisette High-Waist Leggings ($44.95 for VIP) and the Mandy Seamless Midi Bra ($19.95 for VIP)

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As I mentioned before — I truly gambled ordering an XS, because I am not size XS. But when it comes to yoga pants, there's some stretch involved, so I thought I might be OK. These pants barely stretched. If I wore these for more than two hours, my organs would surely cease to exist. IT FUCKING HURT. But the quality? Verrrrrryyyy nice. In fact, when I realized how much I liked the pants, I was pissed that I couldn't actually get them in a size that wouldn't someday prevent me from having children. The top was pretty great; I certainly wouldn't run marathons in it, because it lacked some serious support — but I wouldn't run a marathon anyway. All in all, I loved this outfit, even if it was just simple black. I'm a sucker for small details, and the top delivered with that fancy back.

Would I wear this again? Yes, if I bought the bigger pair of pants.

The hardest part about canceling the membership was that I had to CALL A NUMBER to do it and speak to an operator. Once I told them I wanted to cancel, they kept asking me if I was sure. It honestly made me question things, but I stood firm and canceled that damn membership.

Lara Parker

All in all, I think Fabletics clothing is cute as hell, but I wouldn't want to remain a member and spend money on it every month. The clothes were cute — albeit not that practical for actual physical activity — but I hate the membership because $$$. SORRY, KATE.