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I’m an on-again, off-again fitness junkie and I’ve had my eye on Fabletics for a while. I’ve read a Fabletics review here and there, stalked the site and admired the designs. But I never took the VIP plunge until now.
And just so you know, Fabletics reached out to me and comped my first outfit — which normally is $25 for new VIPs. I’m now in the second month of the subscription, and I’m covering the $49.95 monthly charge.
Note: read to the end to help me pick my next Fabletics outfit!
First, My PerspectiveBefore I get into the details of my Fabletics review, I need to share my starting perspective — because I’m opinionated about fitness attire. Specifically, I’m not a fan of excessively coordinated, “matchy-matchy” fitness outfits. It’s a tad judgy of me, yes, but I was a teen in the ‘80s — the decade of fitness-wear gone wrong.
So I prefer plain ole running shorts and tech tees. In the colder months, I add leggings, gloves and zip-up hoodies. My go-to sources for all of these pieces are TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. And this is why I haven’t tried Fabletics until now — I’ve gotten along just fine with my ultra-plain, but modestly priced gear from discount retailers.
The Fabletics Review: 4 Things to Know
Now that I’ve dabbled in Fabletics, my outlook has changed. Turns out, I enjoy being excited to put on cute workout clothes. Without getting too gushy, let’s get on to what you need to know about Fabletics.
1. The $49.95 a month is well spent if you exercise often.
Here’s how Fabletics works. By joining as a VIP, you are agreeing to a $49.95 monthly fee. You can spend that $49.95 on pieces each month, but you don’t have to. If you don’t select any clothes in a given month, you are still charged the monthly fee — and it turns into a credit that you can redeem at VIP pricing, whenever you want. Shipping is always free.
Shop it: Joel Tank, $19.95, Fabletics
There are several outfits available for $49.95, but some are priced higher than that. You may want to skip a month and save up your credits for a more expensive set. Another thought — you could use Fabletics as a holiday gifting strategy. You pay in every month and then use your member credits to buy your fit friends (and you!) holiday gifts.
Now for the real talk. The $50 per outfit price point is a tad more expensive than bargain shopping. But just a tad. And (from someone who knows), Fabletics’ pieces are way cuter than anything you’ll find at a bargain price. This leads me to Point No. 2 next.