Fabletics VIP Membership Subscription Review – August 2017
Fabletics is a monthly fitness apparel subscription co-founded by Kate Hudson. You can shop Fabletics in two ways—you can shop the regular store, or you can sign up for their VIP membership. VIP memberships work like this:
- Take the Fabletics quiz, which will let the company know your size, style, and fitness needs.
- Each month, Fabletics will curate looks that match your preferences. According to the website, outfits start at $19.00 for new members. (I’m not sure if “new members” refers to just your first order, though.)
- Shop those looks at 40-50% off what you’d get just paying retail, or skip the month. You have to make your decision by the 5th of the month. If do neither, the $49.95 monthly membership fee will be saved to your account as a credit, which you can put towards other outfits later.
- As you shop, you’ll also earn points that can be applied to accessories and other cool fitness essentials.
The key takeaway here is that this subscription won’t automatically send you monthly packages like other services do. You have to hop into your account and either decide to add items to your card or skip it. Subscriptions can be canceled at any time, though you do have to call into Fabletics customer service to do it.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Fabletics VIP Membership
The Cost: $49.95 a month. This price goes towards the cost of the outfits curated for you. The cost of outfits varies, but you’ll only be charged for what you choose to actually buy. If you want, you can choose to skip the month, and you won’t be charged. If you don’t spend your $49.95 nor choose to skip, Fabletics will charge you the $49.95 and just save it as store credit for you to use later.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: new VIP members can use this link to get your two pairs of leggings for $24!
The Products: High-quality, on-trend athletic clothing curated to fit your size, style, and needs. Think leggings, tops, shorts, and outerwear for yoga, running, and all kinds of other workouts. Fabletics is targeted towards women, primarily, but they do offer workout clothes for men, too!
Ships to: Free shipping to the contiguous United States when you spend $49.95 or more. $4.95 flat rate shipping if you spend less than that threshold. $9.00 to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and APO addresses. $5.95 VIP rate to Australia, or $9.95 otherwise.
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Penelope 2-Piece Outfit – VIP Price $49.95 (Retail Price $129.90)
Here’s what I picked for this month! The outfit was called “Penelope”, and was one of the $49.95 choices on this month’s list. This wasn’t one of the “My Pick” items that Fabletics recommends you at the top of the selection page—those outfits were pretty cute, but this outfit just seemed more “me”. If there’s one thing I like about Fabletics, it’s how many choices they give you to pick from each month. There’s always a lot of variety, and I’ve never felt “stuck” with a look I didn’t like.
I really liked the bra this month! The material on both it and the leggings is shiny and sleek, which feels crisp, modern, and cool. I love full-coverage bra tops like this—it’s what I prefer to wear to my yoga classes, as the coverage helps ensure nothing slips out of place during deep twists or inversions. (I also think they just look cool, hehe!) The bra is lightly padded and has mesh details to help with airflow.
The leggings feature the same shiny fabric of the bra and offer some really cool mesh details, too. I love leggings that play with opacity in this way—they have a real superhero vibe to them, don’t you think?
The one thing that I have to mention here is that these leggings felt totally different than other Fabletics leggings I’ve received. On the whole, all of the Fabletics leggings I’ve gotten thus far are made with thick fabric that not only hugs your body beautifully but creates a smooth silhouette and stays perfectly in place. These leggings are surprisingly thin, given what I’ve seen thus far from the brand. They’re that kind of bathing-suit-ish material that if you hold them up to the light, they actually become a little translucent. When they’re on, they feel perfectly opaque, but I did feel like they lacked the oomph and comfort factor of other styles. They didn’t stay put as well as others I’ve tried, and there’s definitely a risk of VPL if you’re not careful. Will I still wear them and feel like a total rockstar while I do? Oh heck yes. But these aren’t my favorite from a functional perspective.
Verdict: I just really love Fabletics! I’m pleasantly surprised by the variety of styles and products they offer via the subscription, and I feel like what I get is well worth the cost. All of the products I’ve gotten previously are holding up great, workout after workout. And while I had some qualms with this month’s leggings, on the whole, I’m happy. I can forgive a little imperfection in an outfit that makes me want to get out there and show it off. (And anything that encourages me to be more active is OK by me!) If next month, I end up with similarly so-so leggings, then I’ll be a little bit concerned. As for now, I’m still very happy about being a Fabletics member!
Have you tried Fabletics? What do you think?