When I heard Kate Hudson’s fitness range for women was launching in the UK, I was Tabata quick to sign up to the VIP scheme and order my first full Fabletics outfit – at a seriously reasonable price of £22. That’s the promotion they’re running for first-time buyers – and, here in the UK, we’re all first-time buyers.
A refreshing way to shop
The concept is really clever. You fill in a quick lifestyle survey that tells Fabletics all about your personal style and your favourite forms of exercise. Then, each month, Kate Hudson pulls together personalised outfits to suit every type of fitness persona – the yogi, the runner, the weekend warrior, the gym bunny and so on. If you buy a complete outfit, you save a hefty 40% off the total price of the products.
Back to black
Since my workout wardrobe already resembles a raver’s paradise, I lingered over several pairs of graphic leggings before deciding to go back to basics with an all-black ensemble. But it turns out the Seychelles full-length leggings and vest top duo is far from your typical gym apparel. The subtle diagonal sheer panels you see in the product shots of the leggings are even more eye-catching in reality. And – as someone who is far prouder of her toned deltoids than her (minimal) chest – the mesh back on the vest is right up my street.
Fabletics uses top quality polyester, which is soft on the skin yet stretchy enough to hug all those good curves and conveniently compress the ones you’d rather conceal. I went for a size 8 in the leggings and they were a little tricky to pull on at first, but the flattering fit was worth the effort. While a little warm for Britain’s current heatwave, the vest is equally comfortable and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of wear out of it this winter. And with a flash of a fluro sports bra beneath, it’s a top that’s just sexy enough to ramp up your pre-workout excitement.
Putting it through the paces
So far I’ve tested the outfit in Hatha Yoga, on a run, during a tough weights circuit and even while tottering between trees at Go Ape on a Chester hen do! Both the top and bottom stayed put during my yoga flow sequence and kept me from jiggling about during sprints, plyometric exercises and Tarzan swings. At all times I felt classy – no fear that my knickers were exposed through the genuinely opaque fabric. Fabletics should probably be endorsing me for the free promotion with all the referrals I’ve sent their way, but I’m happy to enlighten more women to the increasingly creative world of female workout wear.
Get yours today
By the way, when you refer your friends to Fabletics, you also get £10 towards your next outfit. Beautiful clothing by an inspirational celebrity and an unbeatable rewards scheme – what’s not to love?
*In these photos, I’m wearing the Rocha leggings with a lace racer back vest from Forever 21.