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