4/14/2015

Werkin' Out

Plus Size Activewear
I've gotten so many requests about activewear and I wanted to oblige the requests.  I've got here three brands. I was sent items by Soybu, Lola Getts and purchased the pieces from Lane Bryant.  My normal physical activities include my spin bike (I purchased one for my home) or walking (normally with Shug).
 I have actually worn all of these biking and walking, because I wanted to see how they faired in movement.  Some of you guys have seen me on my bike on Instagram and you know I'm doing a lot of movement...some voluntarily and some involuntarily. HA. Find the video here. Now, let's get into this review.

  • The styles remind me of Lulumon
  • They just extended into plus sizes
  • Style-wise this was my favorite although, I don't think it photographed well
  • Pants have a mid-rise (not low, but not high)
  • I would have loved to see a drawstring added
  • Stayed in place with walking, but had to pull up a couple times when biking.  
  • Priced around $40 - $50 per piece
  • True to size
  • I LOVE the thumb holes!!!! 
  • Just launched new activewear line, LiviActive
  • The pants had the best fit out of the 3. 
  • Pants stayed in place while walking and biking. 
  • Basic styles
  • I liked the thickness and compression of the pants
  • Pricing - $30 - $70, but remember LB always has some sort of coupon deal
  • True to size
Lola Getts (far right)
  • Really liked the babydoll & sweatshirt (not picture) top, great for keeping the butt covered  - Babydoll is a must.
  • Low rise pants on me - probably work for apple, rectangles, and inverted triangles
  • I had to keep pulling up the pants while walking and biking.  
  • Price range $40 - $60 per piece, but they do have items on sale starting at $20
  • The compression and thickness of the pants was great
  • True to size
As mentioned above, I spin and walk for exercise, but if you are looking for another way to get active check out PSPFit.  I'm particularily looking forward to the "Get Fit with Bad Knees" video, which is complimentary if you sign up here.   My knees suck after my ACL surgery.  Anywho, I hope this helps in your activewear search.  I hope to do a review on plus size sports bras next.  


Plus Size Activewear

Plus Size Activewear

Plus Size Activewear

(why these Instagram embeds won't center, I don't know. Ugh!)