SweatStyle is a new personalized shopping service that helps you discover and purchase high-end active wear.
Here’s how it works: When you sign up, you fill out a very detailed survey about your sizing, style, preferences, routines, lifestyle, and favorite workouts, etc. Then a stylist picks fitness clothes and accessories for you. Once you get your box, you have 5 days to try everything on and return whatever you don’t keep. There’s a $20 “Sweat Fee” that gets put towards any items you keep (like Stitch Fix’s styling fee), and if you keep 3 or more items you get 20% off your total purchase.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: SweatStyle
The Cost: $20 “sweat fee”(styling fee) per box, plus the price of the items you keep. If you keep 3 or more items you get 20% off your total purchase. Free shipping both ways! (FYI – “Tops range from $35 to $125, bottoms from $55 to $140, sports bras from $35 to $100 and outerwear from $50 to $250.”)
The Products: Approximately 5 items of mix-and-match style, high-end fitness clothing, and accessories, including fitness and lifestyle tops, bottoms, sports bras, outerwear and accessories like socks and headbands.
Ships to: US
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Each box includes a slip explaining all the steps of how this subscription works.
Each box also contains a packing slip and a pre-paid shipping bag to send back the items you don’t keep.
Beyond Yoga Lay Low Tank – Cost to Keep: $60
(95% Modal / 5% Spandex)
I generally don’t wear tanks with drop arm holes or so little coverage up top, but this tank is so crazy comfortable! The fabric is a modal/spandex blend and is one of the softest things I’ve felt. It also is light and feels a little cool when you put it on, which I like. Also, the drape is really flattering! I guess I could use one tank with an open top, especially to show off a colorful, strappy, and/or stylish sports bra! The price is steep for an athletic tank, though, but it’s the price Beyon Yoga retails it for, so that’s not on SweatStyle.
Brazil Wear Leila Leggings in Watermark – Cost to Keep: $79
(90% supplex/10% spandex)
These leggings are made out of a very stretchy, moisture-wicking, UV 50+, and biodegradable fabric! They’re really comfortable and fit well. I’m just not a fan of the pale and busy print (I prefer darker/bolder colored bottoms). They feel good and would be great for a home workout but I just don’t think I can justify the price for a workout bottom in a print I don’t feel is versatile or flattering.
Jiva Scoop Tank in Plum – Cost to Keep: $48
(100% organic bamboo)
This tank top is made of bamboo, so it’s another really soft fabric (my husband and I love bamboo fabric for everything – clothes, sheets, robes, loungewear, etc.). This tank is great – it fits well, I love the plum color, and it drapes very flatteringly as well. Again, it has less coverage at the arms/back than I usually go for but it has a high neck which I really like, and I get enough coverage elsewhere with my sports bra. Plus, once it (finally) warms up here in Michigan and I start going on more walks/jogs outside I’m sure I’ll appreciate the openness. Considering the greater coverage and lower price, I may have to choose to keep this tank over the black one.
Nux Along the Lines Leggings in Charcoal – Cost to Keep: $85
These leggings have a mid-rise with a circular, seamless, and wide waistband, which is basically speaking my legging love language. Plus, these are warm but breathable and are supposed to be moderate compression but I think they’re probably more light compression, even though there is a little support. I have to say that once I put these on for the photos, I never wanted to take them off! I wore them the rest of the day. They are crazy comfortable and feel like nothing on (but not in an awkward way) and move with me and don’t ride down. I’m not thrilled about the horizontal striping but I don’t even care because of the way these feel. I’m really tempted to order a solid black pair to wear, like, every day with the rest of everything I own, because I don’t want to wear anything else.
Alala Tranquility Tunic – Cost to Keep: $70
(Body: 89% Polyester 11% Spandex)
The info sheet says this top is $100 to keep, but I saw it was $70 on the retailer’s website and reached out to SweatStyle. They price match! So I get that same discount on this top.
This top is supposed to be a tunic, with the hem past your butt. It’s a cozy, looser fit but even so the fabric was tight around my hips. I know I have curvier hips/thighs, and I wish the fabric fit differently for me because I love tunics (especially with leggings). The fabric is stretchy so I can pull it down over my hips but it’s just snug and not a look I love on my body type. The model photo on Alala’s website looks like it fits tightly over the (quite straight-hipped) model, but it looks so different on her because she is probably half my size. All that to say, this top just doesn’t match my personal fit preferences for tops.
However, I do like the idea of this shirt. The top fits well and is comfortable, and there’s a wide mesh panel in the back which is great for breathability and is a stylish detail.
I love the way the mesh looks. I could definitely see myself loving this as a lounge/light exercise top if I loved the fit more (or if it were cheaper - $is just too steep for me to spend on a top if I don’t love it).
Verdict: I really liked my March SweatStyle but it still doesn’t top how much I loved my first box from them. Even though the tanks are just a little outside of my comfort zone, they’re so comfortable and flattering that I’m glad my stylist sent them to me to try! And I found a new favorite pair of leggings ever. SweatStyle definitely sources higher-end athletic wear and it shows in the quality (and prices) so it’s not a budget box, which is something to keep in mind when considering this subscription.
All in all, I’ve really enjoyed my SweatStyle boxes and many of the items they’ve sent me are ones I wear very regularly. I’ve been happy with the quality of the items as well, which is absolutely super important when shopping at a higher price point. For me, SweatStyle has been fun and worth it!
What do you think about SweatStyle?