Fabletics is a monthly fitness apparel subscription co-founded by Kate Hudson. In fact, it's one of our readers' top picks for Best Fitness Subscription Boxes of 2020! The VIP Membership is $49.95/month and allows you to choose from outfits and sets that have been put together just for members at a discounted price.
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 $24 for new VIP members.
- 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 you 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.
Put simply, this subscription won't automatically send you monthly packages like other services do. (But they will automatically charge you if you take no action.) 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.
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About Fabletics VIP Fitness Apparel & Accessories Membership
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.
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.
Ships to: The contiguous United States for free when you spend $49.95 or more. $4.95 flat rate shipping if you spend less than that threshold. $9 to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and APO addresses. $5.95 VIP rate to Australia, or $9.95 otherwise.
Fabletics VIP Membership Review - October 2020
Now that I have a few orders under my belt, I have learned a few tricks of the trade with this subscription. This month I remembered to set my alarm, so at 4:40 a.m. I easily logged onto the Fabletics website to check out the October items. While there were quite a few new options, I noticed there weren't a lot of $49.95 options, which I was a little bummed about. I had a few items saved in my favorites from the previous months but ended up selecting a $59.95 outfit that was in my recommendations. As you will see below, it included a crop top which was COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone, but actually turned out to be okay. The shipping timeline was incredible this month, as I placed my order on October 1st, received the tracking information 6 hours later, and received the package on October 5th - AMAZING! Let's get a closer look at that crop top....
I love leggings, but I am also open to other exercise/lounging options too. When I saw these joggers, I couldn't help but be drawn to the fact that they looked extremely comfortable, had a nice high waist to hide my belly, and were my favorite color: black. Because I am quite frugal, I felt $59.95 was a bit steep for a pair of pants, so when I see them offered as a set, I just had to order it. Upon arrival, I was happy with the fit and loved the feel of the modal and polyester fabric. The drawstrings were long enough to tie, and the bottoms hit my ankles in the perfect spot. The only problem I had with these was oddly enough, the smell. While they came in a sealed plastic bag, upon opening that packaging I was greeted with a very heavy Oxi-Clean type detergent fragrance. While I have no aversion to perfumes and other scents, for some reason Oxi-Clean makes my nose run instantly. I have never run into this before, and my other items had no odor at all, so I'm not quite sure what the deal is, but I had to instantly throw these in the wash before I could even wear them!
I'm going to be honest and say I am not a crop top type of gal. This body has given birth to a 10.5-pound boy and a 9-pound boy, plus had its gallbladder removed...I am completely and utterly thankful for it, but I am definitely self-conscious. That being said, I wanted those joggers soooo bad, and I wanted them at the discounted price when paired with the top, so I decided to go for it. This short white tank is also made from modal and polyester for a soft, loose feel. I was happy to see that the joggers were high enough and this tank was long enough to cover my torso completely, and while I still am not sold on wearing something like this out in public, I actually enjoyed wearing this for my morning workout, as the breeze felt really nice!
Comfy and cool, this outfit is perfect for at-home work-outs and lounging around on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Throw on a hoodie and you are ready to take it outside for a brisk fall jog!
Marissa Tie Up Tank - Retail Value $29.95/VIP Member Price $29.95/Sale Price $10.48
This month I received a $20 coupon to use because of a shipping problem I ran into a few months back. I thought that was a great way to express their apologies and was happy to do a little more shopping! Even though I said before that I don't love crop tops, I had to try this tie-up version. It just looks so cute on the model, and the sale price was just too good to pass up, so I went for it. Sadly, this fit so poorly I couldn't even post the modeling pictures. It was wayyyy too big and just looked horrendous on me. I think a size down would have helped a bit, but I just don't think it was made for my body type. I'm happy to have given it a chance but feel the only time I might wear this is as an undershirt while snowmobiling.
The Verdict: This month was interesting, to say the least! I discovered my love for Fabletics joggers and learned that not all crop tops are created equal. It was fun giving a new style a try, and while I wouldn't wear it out, I can say I'm happy to have the extra breeze while jogging the pounds off with Leslie Sansone. I wasn't a fan of the Marissa tank, but because I got such a good deal, I had to give it a chance, and will probably be able to wear it as an under layer this winter. I can't wait to see what November has in store, though I'm hoping for something oversized and long-sleeved!!
Can you still get this set if you sign up today? Possibly, as all items are still available but in limited sizes.
Value Breakdown: If you were to order all items separate as a VIP member, your order total would be $105.38, but because it was offered as a set for $59.95, the other top was on sale, and I received that $20 coupon, my total was only $52.57 which was over half off!!
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