"Also, for someone who isn't too comfortable showing her back, I would have liked more coverage."
The criss-cross feature makes the back of the bra even more...odd ($24.95 for VIP, Fabletics).
Jess was surprised that the leggings were slouchy, since they didn't look that way online, but the print was interesting in a Jackson-Pollock-does-activewear sort of way.
These joggers could be good for those who don't always want to wear tight leggings, but definitely aren't for the gym ($44.95 for VIP, Fabletics). "The pants were extremely confusing, because I thought they were workout pants and they weren't. These are more athleisure than actual athletic clothes," Jessica said.
This is a sports bra. A sports bra full of lies. I was counting the seconds until I could cut myself out of this medical bandage apparatus of my nightmares.
Jess' look was AMAZING. She was in love with it and we were both in disbelief that this could be worn to the gym.
Next, Jess and I tried on Fabletics' jackets. And they were AWESOME.
($54.95 for VIP, Fabletics)
This jacket was great, but I would have gone a size up since it was pretty tight. It had a lot of stretch in it, which was good.
I'm wearing a medium, and I should have ordered a large. I do love black, so I could see this being in my closet ($39.95 for VIP, Fabletics).
Finally, we tried these post-workout dresses.
I'm in a size medium and Jess is in a 2X ($59.95 for VIP, Fabletics).
FINAL THOUGHTS: Fabletics has some well-designed pieces that are only affordable if you're a VIP member. "If I needed to shop for workout clothes, this wouldn't be my first choice," Jess said.
We wished the prices were standard across the board, rather than requiring you to sign your life away to another subscription service.
"It was cool that they went high in sizing," Jess said. "But it was hard to know what was available in plus-size, since some straight-size models are wearing what's also available in larger sizes." Confusing!
From difficult site navigation to fixed body categories to subscriber-only savings, I think there are a lot of kinks to work out in the Fabletics world. The designs are cute, but the brand has room to improve.
After all, non-see-through leggings should be for everyone.