Wantable Fitness Subscription Box Review – August 2017
The fee for this service is $20 a month, and that fee goes toward whichever items you choose to keep. If you keep 3 or 4 items you also get a 20% discount, and if you keep all 5 items you get a 30% discount.
The Subscription Box: Wantable Fitness
The Cost: You’ll pay a $20.oo non-refundable styling fee to start. You only pay for what pieces you decide to keep, and the $20 styling fee goes towards the cost of what you purchase!
The Products: 5 pieces of workout or athleisure clothing curated to match the preferences you set when you sign up. Keep 3 or more pieces to save 20%. Keep all 5, and save 30%!
Ships to: Ships free to the U.S. (Currently ships to the U.S. only.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box comes with a booklet that contains a list of the pieces inside as well as a note from my stylist. This month, my stylist is Kara. I noticed that the stylist changes month after month, which is interesting—it’s not like other subscriptions where you work with one stylist who really gets to know you.
In the style quiz I took when signing up, I noted the types of things I like, love, and dislike wearing, as well as the price range I’d be most comfortable spending on different pieces (like tops, bottoms, and tertiary styles like jackets, etc.). To get a feeling for the prices and quality I should expect with this subscription, I picked the mid-range price bracket. It looks like the items I got in this box run from $49.00-$88.00.
They also include a pre-paid shipping envelope to use with whatever you decide to return. Note that the return window is limited, so you’ll want to try on your pieces and make your picks as soon as you can after getting your package.
Okay, a few things to note:
1) I tried everything on shoeless since that’s usually how I work out (on my mat)!
2) Just for reference, I usually wear a 10 in jeans, a medium (like a 6 or an 8) in tops and t-shirts, and I’m a 36B. Oh, and I’m only 5′ 3″, so I like things short ‘n’ sweet.
Glyder Ornate Sports Bra in Hibiscus, Size M – Cost to Keep $54.00
Peek-A-Boo Leggings in Hibiscus, Size L – Cost to Keep $74.00
The first two pieces in the box are a matching bra and leggings set. As a person who usually wears more neutral (black, gray, navy) pieces to yoga class, this was a brave leap into color. But I kind of loved it! I typically dislike red on me, but there’s something about this look that feels very powerful. My inner superhero is really coming out!
It was a little confusing to navigate the many straps of the bra, but once I wriggled it on, I felt very secure and comfortable. I like how striking the red-orange color and dynamic straps are. The bra fabric is thick and secure, and the netted nature of the front of the bra makes me feel confident that nothing’s going to jump out in the middle of a vinyasa.
The leggings are less my thing—the little holes along the back of the calves seem a little too alien-ish to me. But again, the fabric feels solid, if slightly thinner than what I typically like. I will say that they fit just slightly tight around my hips, which made me worried that they might slide around a bit much during a practice.
There’s a tiny pocket in the front of the pants, though I don’t know if I’d trust stowing anything in here. I’d be upside down during a class, which doesn’t bode well for keys and such things, and I’m not totally confident that these pants would stay up enough for me to wear them on a jog.
Lukka Lux Fault Crew Pullover Optic in White, Size M – Cost to Keep $88.00
I love this sweatshirt so much, but $88.00 seems like a lot. (Especially after I just found it for about $39.00 online!) The fabric has soft, almost chenille-like ridges all over it, which makes this sweatshirt visually fascinating and so snuggly to wear. Better yet, there are thumb holes on these longer sleeves! Everything about it screams “Wear me during savasana!” It’s more like a hug than it is a shirt…
TLF Apparel Luna Bra Graphite Heather, Size M – Cost to Keep $58.00
TLF Apparel Brigette Capri Graphite Heather, Size L – Cost to Keep $80.00
The next look features two pieces from TLF Apparel. I love looks that feature a mixture of opaque and sheer panels, so this is right up my alley. Plus, we’re back to gray and black, which is my safe place, haha!
These leggings have all kinds of bells and whistles going on. There are mesh panels, panels of mesh on top of opaque panels, and plain opaque panels. The hems of each leg have an interesting layered detail about them. And there’s a big wide pocket on the back of the waistband. These feel more secure on my hips, so maybe I’ll give this pocket a try (maybe I’ll stow a few dollars to grab a smoothie on the way back from a jog—a literal test run, if you will). I think the coolest part of these pants is the fact that the bands of mesh travel at a diagonal across the two legs, which makes for an eye-catching asymmetrical detail.
For kicks, I tried the bra top with the red leggings, too. I think it looks pretty cute! I like how the mesh looks on the back of this bra, and that it provides a bit more coverage on the front, too. This bra is a little stiffer to wriggle into, and thus is slightly tighter to wear. But at least it’s not going anywhere, no matter what shapes I twist and bend into!
Colosseum Commitment Sleeveless Hoodie Zenith in Blue, Size M – Cost to Keep $49.00
Lukka Lux Gallium Romper Black Onyx Dot, Size L – Cost to Keep $88.00
This blue hoodie is so soft and comfy. It’s great for humid walks home after a warm summer yoga practice. The sides are wide open, which makes it breezy. I found I could rest my hands inside the arm holes, almost like you would a kangaroo pocket.
I like the way it wraps around itself on the sides, too. There’s something graceful about that detail. The hood is pretty thin and on the small size, but again, it’s perfect for feeling comfortable, yet cool in the summer.
I like the soft, cotton fabric of this romper, though the fit isn’t my favorite. It seems like the kind of piece I should be able to wear as a regular bit of weekend clothing, but I think it fits a little too loosely to make it work without some kind of fitness outfit beneath it (at least on top). The waist is a little low for my silhouette, too. I think on a straighter-shaped body, it could be really flattering, but for me, eh, not so much.
Verdict: This month’s selections were pretty cute and pushed me a little outside of my comfort zone, which I appreciated. I also liked that there were full matching outfits in this box, rather than pieces that just go together or are from the same brand. I’m going to have to sit with the red outfit a bit, but it might be something I’d spring for (I’d need to nab at least 3 pieces to earn the 20% off Wantable discount, though). The fit wasn’t my favorite on every item, but there were some solid finds here. And as usual, I really enjoy how this subscription helps me discover new brands. Especially if you know you’re probably going to buy, I’d say the $20.00 styling fee is worth it (since the styling fee comes out of your purchase).
What do you think of the Wantable Fitness stylist subscription service?