Wantable Fitness Subscription Box Review – November 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.)
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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 Qoua. I think I’ve gotten a different stylist with each box, unlike other programs like Trunk Club where you work with just one person. The benefit of having one stylist is that they use your feedback to get better and better at picking the right items for you. But the good part about a different person styling you every time is that you’re never stuck with someone who’s just not getting it.
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 $48.00-$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. They’ll send you a couple emails reminding you to send your unwanted pieces back before the deadline, but I like to set a reminder on my own calendar as soon as I get my package, just in case.
The note in the info booklet mentions that these pieces are intended to be mixed and matched, so I did the “styling” of these outfits myself (rather than going by recommended matches). 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. I’m also just 5′ 3″, so I’m on the shorter side. Most of my looks will be used in the yoga studio, but I also do a bit of jogging, and I’ve been going to an outdoor boot camp on weekend mornings.
Mono B Lattice Print Legging in Camo Clone, Size Large – Cost to Keep $59.00
The designs on these leggings aren’t my favorite (the muddy color isn’t my thing, but the dappled pattern is pretty neat), but they’re pretty comfortable. Now that it’s chillier outside, little cutout details like the ones on the ankles of these leggings seem a little less functional. That said, they’ll work pretty well in the yoga studio! I liked the fact that these were higher waisted, too—my body appreciates that extra coverage when I’m twisting and bending around!
Free People Movement Infinity Leggings in Charcoal Black, Size Large – Cost to Keep $88.00
More cutouts! I’ve been really happy with the Free People brand fitness clothes I’ve tried. These leggings had a nice high rise, comfortable, soft fabric (they’re a spandex/poly blend), and best of all, they’re dark gray! If you know my reviews, you know I love neutrals that can do with anything. It makes mixing and matching a lot easier.
Primsport Candy Stripe 7/8 Swirl Leggings, Size Large – Cost to Keep $86.00
I’m loving the color palette of these leggings, and the diagonal stripe designs are pretty cool. (They’re not sheer, FYI!) I liked these sleek, soft leggings, but I felt like they were just a tad tight around my hips compared to other designs. I liked the medium rise and the wide waistband, though! The spandex/poly blend is wicking, too, which is nice.
Colosseum Uptown Bra Downtown Print, Size Medium – Costs to Keep $48.00
This was my favorite item in the box. First of all, that pattern is just really cool, don’t you think? I’ve been really enjoying fuller-coverage bras lately, too. They feel really secure no matter what activities I get into. (Inversions? No worries. Burpees? All set for those, too.) The black shoulder section is sheer, but still pretty sturdy. The back has a keyhole detail and a criss-cross. It’s comfortable and secure but doesn’t make me feel like I’m suffocating in it.
Maaji Ripple Bra, Size Medium – Cost to Keep $58.00
This bra does two different things (just like my bangs are doing, apparently, haha)! I think it’s cool that it’s reversible, though I’ll have to cut the tag off before I show off the blue, feather-print side. The bra is made from a nylon/poly/spandex blend, which gives both sides a bit of a sheen (especially the pewter side).
The back is really cool and strappy. It’s tough to get all of these thin spaghetti-like straps to lay flat! But if you can do it, they look super cool. I did feel like this was a smaller size medium than the other bras in this box. It’s not uncomfortable, but it feels like it’s a bit tight for me.
Colosseum Westside Bra in Cabernet, Size Medium – Cost to Keep $48.00
This bra might be the most comfortable sports bra I’ve tried on! The berry color isn’t what I’d typically reach for, but the fabric is super forgiving (but still supportive), smooth, soft, and fits beautifully. I thought the back was really cool, too! I like that the peek-a-boo areas are smaller so that there’s less potential for my pudge poking out, haha. Love the mesh, too. This bra was definitely a win.
Wear It to Heart Performance Pullover, Size Medium – Cost to Keep $88.00
This top is soooo comfortable! It’s not sweatshirt material like you’d expect. Rather, it’s made from a thin, smooth, slightly shiny fabric with a heather-like print. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen or tried on before, so I liked getting a chance to play around with it. The pattern is very me, too. It’s really comfy, but I don’t know—do I love it enough to spend almost $90.00 on it?
The Verdict: This month’s shipment was dead on in terms of the kinds of colors and patterns I like, but the fit wasn’t quite where I wanted on most of the items. And while I really liked the loungewear, I don’t think I could bite the bullet and spend so much on pieces I’d mostly be wearing in the comfort of my home. I wish the cozy looks had just a smidge more structure to them so that I’d be more willing to wear them out and about, too! I’d need to nab at least 5 pieces to earn the 20% off Wantable discount, but the $20.00 styling fee I paid for the box would go towards what I want to buy. While there were a few looks (like the leggings) that I did definitely like, I’m not sure there are three I could justify this month. Ah well! There’s always next month’s shipment!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Wantable curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. What you get might not be the same as what I got, but you also might get something that fits your style and body even better than the looks above! Sign up and see what they choose for you!
Value Breakdown: This box cost $20.00 with free shipping. The total retail value of the items inside was $475.00. The cost of each item is listed alongside it above, but if I choose to keep at least 5 items, I get a 20% discount. The $20.00 cost of the box would also be applied to the purchase, meaning I’d end up spending $360.00 for the whole box.
What do you think of the Wantable Fitness styling subscription service?