I Tried Amazon Activewear for a Month




Yep, the title says it all. But I didn't wear only Amazon activewear. Just figured I'd clear that one up. 

I admit, I am an activewear snob but occasionally I get tempted by cute pattern leggings & sets from Forever 21... until I'm actually wearing them to workout and realize how much of a waste of money it was because I am constantly pulling up my leggings. My biggest pet peeve ever. I don't want to be adjusting myself (lol) while on the elliptical or having my leggings hit me at weird places on my body. I'm self conscious enough at the gym, that's the last thing I need.

That being said, while I am a self proclaimed activewear snob, I do love trying new brands out because I don't have a billion dollars in my bank account for a new pair of Alo Yoga leggings every few weeks. I've read a lot of reviews on my favorite website, Amazon duh, about their stuff over the last few months and decided I would take a gamble & try them all out.

I wanted to keep this post super casual, I wanted it to be like you're reading an actual informative review on Amazon. No fancy pictures shot on incredible DSLR's and makeup galore. This is me going to the gym, at the gym, post gym living my life wearing this activewear.

Also all links are linked in the title of the item and also you can check out my Amazon Shop Page where I linked everything here.
First thing I tried was a few months ago, I bought the cheapest but highest rated activewear leggings. These cost a whopping $14.99 and were rated so highly on the leggings. Check them out here.

First impressions: 
Normally I'm a true M in all my bottoms, a size 6. I didn't look at the sizing chart or read the reviews, silly me, so I should have ordered a small so it would've fit better. Definitely not going to show your butt if you're working out though, thick enough for that.

Post workout thoughts:
As I expected these were too big on me so I was constantly pulling them up and adjusting them, my biggest pet peeve at the gym. I truly don't know if I would recommend them or not because this is the pair I really messed up on. I wouldn't say they are exactly "tummy control" like the name suggests, the fabric just feels like a soft, stretchy, thick band across. They are definitely thick so if you're squatting you won't have your underwear or butt showing through, that's super important and hard to find with leggings from places like F21. Would I recommend? Truly not sure because like I said, I didn't get an accurate depiction of what they would be like since I got the wrong size. I'd rate this item a 4/10.


Core 10 High Waist Full Length Leggings $27.14


First impressions:
They are soft... Way softer than the 14.99 pair but not quite as soft as my Alo Yoga leggings. I definitely bought these in the correct sizing, I got a size small in these and they fit perfectly. I have two pairs, one is black and one is gray and I honestly love both colors. Both pairs are thick and not sheer when stretched. They come in a bunch of patterns and colors. Check them out here.

Post workout thoughts:
Okay we are going to get real personal here in these reviews, like real personal... guess that's what happens when I want to give you guys real reviews. Anyway, these leggings are the best leggings you can get for $30 and I've tried a lot of workout leggings, so that means something. This puts all Champion leggings from Target to shame. Forever 21 activewear? I don't know her.

My thing with workout leggings is sometimes I feel like they are rubbing your vagina in a very uncomfortable way after working out & doing cardio in them, is this just me? Maybe. But sometimes leggings chafe my bikini area and it hurts so bad. I am happy to report I did not experience that with these leggings. These leggings stayed in place while I was working out, like I'm sure I had to adjust to make sure I didn't have a camel toe but that's me in every pair of legging no matter the price. These are amazing and I can't say enough good things about them. They really suck you in too and make you look snatched. I love that in a pair of leggings. Definitely almost as good as my favorite pair of Alo Yoga leggings. I'd give these a solid 9/10, with room for improvement on the softness scale. (Yes my Alo is a 10/10.) Get them here.


Core 10 Built-in Support Yoga Body Suit Legging $39.69


First impressions:
I think this is so cute. At first I was like do I look super 80's in this? But then I was like hell yeah I look super 80's in this! I think it's super cute to wear if you have a crop top, kinda that 80's workout video vibe but also super cute in the winter time when you wanna wear a sweatshirt to the gym and tie it around your waist. It's a nice fabric, not as soft as the leggings but still nice. It really sucks you in all over your body. I didn't realize it came with a built in bra (duh Sarah) and I was really impressed with this bra. I feel like most built in bras I still have to wear bras with but I didn't have to with this one. It's just as good as a normal sports bra. I ordered a size medium! It fit perfectly, I ordered a medium because I didn't want a camel toe action happening.

Post workout thoughts:
I want to start off by saying I actually love this but it does have a few cons. It's not like the perfect leggings that I think everyone needs to order asap, this one definitely has a few things I would change. Would I still recommend it though? Yes.

So the two things I thought of that I would change also could be because I have a long torso, so bodysuits and rompers usually fit me weird to begin with, so I have to put that disclaimer out. These might not be the same for you. After about 20 minutes into my cardio session, I noticed that the straps were getting a little uncomfortable, like they weren't long enough. But that's also a tough call because you don't want the straps to be too long because then you don't get good support. It wasn't anything super dramatic though, I did just want to note that out of transparency. The second thing I would change was the crotch area. About 20 minutes into the cardio again I noticed the rubbing of the excess fabric slightly hurting my uh-oh area. I mean all I had to do was pull the legging part down and everything was good but I guess I thought I wouldn't have to adjust the pants too much since it was a bodysuit. So I guess the fabric choice would be what I would change, I'm not sure. But that's me being very judgmental. I still would recommend this, I think its really cute.  I think a bodysuit is a fun twist! I'd rate this bodysuit a 8/10. You can get it here!

Core 10 Prima Cotton Tank $17


First impressions:
I have to be honest with you guys, I am not one to buy workout tops. I use to be whenever I ran cross country in high school, I always got the Champion tank tops from Target because I never felt comfortable wearing just a sports bra working out. I don't know why. Things have changed since then, I truly don't care if people see me in a sports bra. It's a sports bra. That being said it's difficult for me to judge what constitutes a good shirt.

This shirt is really soft though but it's so soft that it makes me wonder if it's going to shrink half it's size when I wash it because the fabric doesn't strike me as super high quality. Like is this too good to be true? I bought this shirt because when I am on my period I don't like being super exposed at the gym because I feel like a telletubby with bloat. This shirt is still cropped but it's fitted without being tight. Does this make sense? Who knows. I ordered a size M so it isn't tight. Fits great. Check it out here.

Post workout thoughts:
Okay this shirt is comfortable but I don't know if I would say it's for someone who's going to be at the gym for extended periods of time. A lot of the reviews said it isn't very breathable so I guess there's that. It just felt like a normal shirt to me, honestly I wear t-shirts all the time to the gym and that's what this felt like. I would just say it's a cute way to change up your usual t-shirt. I'd wear it again to the gym, I don't do anything too intense anyway, it was comfortable for what I did. Is it worth $17? It's cute. But I'm not sure I can say it's worth $17. I'd probably not reorder it because like I said, I don't know what makes a workout top a good workout top. But like I have said, it's cute and if you think it's cute, get it. I'd rate this item a 5/10. Get it here.


Core 10 Longline Sports Bra $28


First impressions:
I ordered a medium in this and it fit perfectly. I love the length of it, I personally like when bras are kind of that in-between of a sports bra and a tight workout shirt. Those are my favorite types of sports bras to buy. I love the color of it. All great things.

Post workout thoughts:
Now I don't know how this would be for someone who does intense cardio training but for me I freakin love it. I tend to just do stairmaster, row and elliptical for cardio so it's nothing I am in need of intense support over. I didn't feel like my boobs were bouncing around everywhere, it kept the puppies in place. I love the length of it for working out. I genuinely don't have any complaints with this sports bra. I could wear it all day long and be fine. I 100% recommend this. I'd rate this item a 10/10. Check it out here.


Core 10 Fleece Twist Sweatshirt $42


First impressions:
This sweatshirt is super, super soft. I was truly blown away by how soft and cozy it is. I am use to normal fleece sweatshirts that you get in high school and stuff, so this one just felt way different (in a good way.) I feel like this sweatshirt would be perfect for when it starts getting colder outside and you wear a sweatshirt to the gym and eventually take it off once you start to get warmed up. I ordered a small and it fit great. Check it out here.

Post workout thoughts:
So honestly I didn't really wear it to workout. I wore it to the gym one night and then tied it around my waist so I can't tell you how it is to work out in this. I also just don't wear sweatshirts when I work out. But from the athleisure standpoint, this sweatshirt is great. I do think the price tag is pretty steep for what it is. I don't know if $42 is considered a good value for this item but I will definitely use it and continue to wear it into the colder months. I'd rate this item a 6/10 because I don't think its necessary and the price is a little high. You can check out the sweatshirt here.


Core 10 All Day Comfort High Waist Short $19


First impressions:
I got the heather navy camo which is pretty wild of me because I never get pattern workout stuff, odd because I love pattern everything usually. I love the pattern I think it's really fun but I do wish the black was available in my size when I was purchasing because I think I'd get a lot more wear out of a black since I love a good cycling short. These fit perfectly, I ordered a small. They are what you'd expect out of a $19 cycling short. I don't feel like it sucks me in an incredible amount and makes me look snatched like the leggings do but I do think it keeps everything in place and looks great!

Post workout thoughts:
They were exactly what I expected them to be honestly. It was nice having a pair of these because sometimes I feel like my legs get hot in the summertime when the gym has their windows open. They stayed in place during my workout for the most part but I did have to pull them down a few times, as expected with a tight spandex short. Incase you were wondering about the crotch rub that I had talked about before, I didn't experience any uncomfortable rubbing with these shorts. Would I repurchase? Definitely. I'll be waiting for the day they are restocked in a small black. It shows a lot of the colors are "currently unavailable" so I genuinely hope they bring them back. Get them before they are gone. I'd rate these shorts a solid 9/10. The price you pay is such a good value for the quality you get.You can check them out here.

And that's it. That's all the activewear I purchased from Amazon. Did I find anything to replace my love for my Alo Yoga leggings? No but I did find something that is a very, very close second. Those leggings have rocked my world. I hope this helpful for y'all! HAPPY SHOPPING!

4 comments:

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