March 2016 Fabletics Review + First Outfit Half Off Coupon

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featureFabletics is a monthly athletic wear subscription. Every month you’ll get to pick from a variety of outfits or skip if you aren’t interested. When you sign up for Fabletics with this link you’ll get your first outfit for $25 and free shipping! In addition to getting great deals on complete outfits, you can also order individual items at VIP prices.  I had some credits and a need for new sports bras and pants, so this month I skipped the outfit and picked individual pieces.

I have two primary types of workouts – pilates and Orange Theory fitness, which focuses on heart rate intervals and involves time with weights, treadmills, and rowers. I also occasionally hop on my bike for a ride, but this time of year, I tend to stick to the indoor stuff.  Happily, I am starting to change shape a bit, so I felt like it was time for some new sports bras, and due to all of the extra working out, I needed more pants to add to my rotation.

Sintra Bra (VIP $29.95) and Salar Capri (VIP $34.95)

Sintra Bra and Salar Capri4

The Salar Capri are an old standby for me. I have gotten them three times in different outfits because I like them so much.  They have a tall waistband that lies flat, strong compression so I feel all put together, a key pocket hidden in the waistband, and they come in a million colors.  The Salar style also comes in different lengths, but the capri is my favorite – not too long, not too short.  This pair is graphite – they are a flat dark dark grey or light black, if you will.  I have these in black and charcoal, and this color really was right in between.  For size reference, I am 5’10” and usually wear a 16 on the bottom. I get an XL in these.  I could probably wear an XXL, but I like the snugness of the XL. (The purple top isn’t Fabletics – I only have tops with built-in bras from them, so this is just a miscellaneous top so you can see how the bra looks under something.)

Salar Capri - Flat

This is my first time trying a Fabletics sports bra.  I have several of their performance shirts with built in bras (great for pilates), but now that I am doing more cardio, it felt like it was time to invest in some real support.  After reading lots of reviews on their site, I settled on the Sintra bra as my first choice.  Since my tops tend to be pretty colorful, I stuck with the black. It does have some zebra detail, so it isn’t too plain!

Sintra Bra and Salar Capri2
Sorry internet, you have now been exposed to the reflective whiteness of my tummy – it never sees the sun!

I think I would consider this to be medium to heavy support. I really like that there is a clasp so I have some control over how snug the band is. Also, the straps are adjustable – also important.  The material was thick but soft. There are removable cups, which I appreciate for keeping the headlights down, but wish they were just sewn in.   For size reference, I wear a 38F or 38G and went with the XL. It is a smidge snug, but between stretching and my on-going working out, I think getting any larger would be a mistake.

Sintra bra - Flat

Joliet High-Impact Bra (VIP $29.95) and Catalina Crop (VIP $44.95)

Joliet high Impact bra and Catalina CropThe Catalina Crop is new to me, and I am really liking them already.  They have a thick waistband that doesn’t roll, reflective strips (in my case, silver, but other colors are available), and a zipper key pocket on each side. They are a few inches shorter than the capri length I am used to, but I think that will be great when the weather gets warmer. The compression is similar to the Salar Capri’s (noted as “maximum compression” on the site).

Catalina Crop - Flat The Joliet High Impact bra is a pretty serious sports bra. I have never felt so solidly put in place by an undergarment. It feels a little industrial to me, but it certainly performs as expected.  The adjustable strap and band are a must – I don’t think it would be possible to get in and out of this bra without them. I do think the band is more snug than the Sintra bra, and ultimately, I exchanged this for another Sintra.

Joliet high Impact bra

Note that the inner layer is not affixed to the outer mesh layer, so you do have to position it. That seemed a little unnecessary to me.  Also, I got a black on black, but there are other color combinations with black mesh and a colored underlayer.  That seemed like a waste to me since I don’t plan on wearing this on its own, if I keep it.

Joliet high Impact bra-flat

Overall, I am glad I took advantage of the VIP pricing and picked up a few items out of the monthly outfit cycle.  I tend to focus my outfit selections on those that have performance tops I can use for pilates, so this was my first real opportunity to try out Fabletics sportsbras.  They seem to be very well constructed, and I am excited to try them out more extensively. Give Fabletics a try – you won’t regret it!

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