Fabletics VIP Membership Plus Size Review + BOGO Offer – October 2017
Fabletics is a monthly fitness apparel subscription co-founded by Kate Hudson. Recently, Fabletics introduced a plus size line of their fashionable workout gear! You can shop their line in two different ways—either you can shop through their regular store or sign up as a VIP member. The VIP Membership works 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.
Unlike a lot of other subscription boxes, you are not automatically sent a package each month. You have to go 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.
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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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Their invoice is a standard invoice with details on what was purchased along with 24-hour customer service info.
The back has return info that is handy if you need to do a return or exchange as well.
So, last month I played it safe with a black ensemble. This month, the temptation was too strong for a flashier outfit. I could not deny the charms of this eggplant, burgundy, and pale pink workout wear. I really like the contrast of the shinier spandex next to the more matte fabric.
Luana Midi Sports Bra, size 3x – Regular price $44.95, VIP $34.95, first time VIP price $17.47.
I like this midi cut. On me, it fits more like a crop top than the model featured on the Fabletics site. I love the support that this sports bra provides sans underwire, but I always have the worst time getting it on. Mainly because it always seems like I have the cup reversed because it isn’t directly sewn into the min part of the sports bra. I had to have my photographer (aka my cousin) help me with getting the bra on right; that was pretty comical.
Brogan Mesh Legging, size 3x – Retail $79.95, VIP member cost $49.95, and first time VIP cost $24.97.
I was initially unsure about selecting these leggings because they are so eccentric. Then I remembered that I am as well and added these to my cart. The leggings have a high waist rise and the fabric has excellent stretch. These workout pants hug my body and its curves incredibly well. I feel confident I won’t flop out of these while working out at the gym. And on a vanity level, I love this color combo; this deep berry set is gorgeous! I give these leggings TWO THUMBS UP!
Verdict: I am still really enjoying Fabletics! At the cost of $69.95, that is less than the retail price of the leggings alone at $79.95— that is a heck of a deal! I always look forward to each month’s brand new selections to choose from. More retailers are realizing that plus size women want work out gear and we want items that are on trend and well made. I appreciate that Fabletics offers pieces that are high quality and comparable to competitors like Lane Bryant’s workout lines. My only gripe continues to be that the plus line is not as broad as the straight sizes, but I will cut Fabletics some slack since they are fairly new to having a plus size line.
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