I get more and more impressed with Fabletics the longer I’m a member. It’s evident they are continuously improving their gear and their business processes. For example, their seamless bras now come with cups, and they’ve eliminated their restocking fees for returns (returning for store credit has always been free and is what I usually do). They’ve added dresses and street styles to their line, and they keep releasing fun and unique prints and styles.
The July 2016 collection was probably my favorite yet. There were so many things I loved, and I ended up ordering three outfits! Only some of the pieces worked out, but since returns are easy and free, no worries! Here’s what I got.
Neema Maxi Dress
I previously bought the Neema Tank and love it (my review). I’ve worn it a lot this summer, either to sweat in or dressed up for casual wear. I thought I’d try the dress version and ordered it in the pretty new Freesia color in size medium. While comfortable, the dress looked frumpy on me. Its straight cut just wasn’t flattering. I considered keeping it just because it was so comfy but ended up returning it. While medium had a loose fit, I think the small would have hugged my butt too much.
This three-piece outfit came with Salar Capris and Lyra Seamless Bra in Freesia and the Sophie Tunic in black. I have a few pairs of Salar Capris and like them, and I love this fuscia color. Unfortunately, I ordered the Salar Capris in small, thinking that was my usual size, and they are too small. I exchanged them for medium, which I haven’t received yet. I checked and my other pairs are medium. The medium fits well except a tiny bit loose in the waist. The Salars are a pretty good basic capri. The fabric is knit and medium-weight. They aren’t very stretchy, so if you’re in between sizes, I’d suggest sizing up. I wear my Fabletics capris for lounging, dog walks, yoga, and other casual activities instead of high-impact workouts, and I think they’re great for that purpose–especially for under $27!
I love all my seamless bras from Fabletics. They’re low support but soft and comfortable, so they’re my go-to for lounging around at home or doing light activities. As I mentioned, Fabletics recently started adding bra cups to their seamless bras, and the Lyra comes with bra cups. As with my other seamless bras, the Lyra is soft and comfortable. I ordered it in size medium, the size of all my other seamless bras. The Lyra was, surprisingly, much less support than my other seamless bras from Fabletics. Not sure why–maybe because the straps are so dainty? But the back is super cute, and since I wear these bras all the time at home and it was less than $16, I kept the Lyra.
The Sophie Tunic was the loser in this outfit. I loved the style and thought it would be really cute to wear with a fun bra or tank in summer. But the fabric felt almost like plastic–sort of like the fabric was coated with some type of plastic. Maybe that’s to protect it from snagging, but it felt really uncomfortable on. I returned it.
The website has this outfit listed as two pieces, the Sol Tank and the Carrie Short. But when I got it, the black bra shown in the website photo was included. I don’t need another black bra so went to return it, but returning it wasn’t an option and it didn’t show up in my order. So, free black bra! Cool! The bra is very similar to Lululemon’s Flow Y Bra.
As you can tell by now, I really love the Freesia color and loved the open back and loose style of the Sol Tank. I ordered it in medium, and it’s an airy, loose fit. The fabric is soft and similar to the Salar Capri fabric, only a lighter weight. There is mesh on the top of the neckline, the straps, and the back straps. The back comes lower on me than shown on the website pictures. I have a tank from last year with the same type of mesh, and the mesh has held up just fine. Because of the loose fit of this tank, I think it looks best with tights or skinnies. When paired with the Carrie Short, which is a loose style, it doesn’t look as good.
When my husband saw the Carrie Short, he wondered where I ordered them from because he said they looked like they were from the 80s. Aha! So that’s why I like them so much! They definitely have a fun 80s vibe, with lots of fun summer colors and swirl print. This was my first shorts purchase from Fabletics, so I ordered them in a size large hoping for a bit more length. The leg opening is very large, and the length is decent. The waist is so big on me, though, that I can only wear them on my hips. They do have a drawstring to help hold them in place, as well as a Velcro pocket in back. The fabric is a very lightweight swim-type of fabric. They don’t have a liner. I’ve worn them for dog walks on heat dome days, and they’re great because they’re basically like wearing nothing but still have a pocket in back. I’ve also worn them for strength training, and unfortunately they didn’t perform well. Between the bigger size and the slick fabric, they kept slipping off my hips and swimming around my waist. I wouldn’t wear these–at least, the size large–running for that reason. But I still think they’re great lounging and walking shorts.
They definitely look better with a slim-fitting top.
Did you order anything? Want to try Fabletics? You can get your first outfit for half off (usually just $25), returns are free and easy, and you can cancel at any time without penalty. So even if you just get the first outfit and cancel, it’s a great deal. If you do decide to try Fabletics, I’d appreciate if you used my referral link.
I’m linking up with Nicole at Fitful Focus for the Fit & Fashionable Friday Link Up.