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 2021! 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 $24.00 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 as 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 Fabletics customer service to do so.
VIP Membership Updates:
Recently, I received an email stating that my VIP Membership was changing...for the better. What does this mean? According to the FAQ's on their website, they will be dropping new styles every week instead of every month, and each month, when you are charged the $49.95, you will be issued a member credit, which is redeemable for any item or outfit up to $80!
FYI, COVID-19 Update:
Ready, Set, Ship: Our shipping times are now 100% back to normal & select retail stores have reopened, but health & safety is still our top priority. Read more here.
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About Fabletics VIP Fitness Apparel & Accessories Membership
The Subscription Box: Fabletics VIP Membership
The Cost: $49.95 per month.
This price goes towards the cost of the outfits curated for you. You now will receive a member credit for every $49.95 fee you are charged, which will allow you to purchase any item or outfit up to $80.00! 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 or 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. $9.00 to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and APO addresses. $5.95 VIP rate to Australia, or $9.95 otherwise.
Fabletics VIP Membership Review - March 2021
After a few months of experience with Fabletic's VIP membership changes, I am sort of getting the hang of things. I have noticed it takes a while to be issued a credit, and have clicked the "claim my membership credit early" button two months in a row (after the 12th of the month), to be able to shop. That instantly charges your card and gives you a credit, but has to be done after the "skip" period has passed. I noticed the first two weeks the outfits were flying off the shelves in my size, so I was a bit worried, but by the time I claimed my credit, new styles had dropped. As of today, I noticed they only had one page of outfits for my size (but did include a lot of new pieces), whereas when I chose, I had 2 pages of options - so if you find something you like, nab it up right away or it may be gone! If you are about deals, I find the VIP is worth it if you are looking for 2-piece outfits, but maybe not such a great deal if you are looking for single items, or like to shop their sale section. Check out what I chose below!
Jade Muscle Tank - Retail Value $39.95 / VIP Member Price $29.95 or purchase as Function 2-Piece Outfit - VIP 1 Member Credit or $69.95
Made from 48% cotton, 47% modal, and 5% elastane, this muscle tank is extremely soft and snuggly. Made with extra large arm holes, I found this top to be very breathable, and kept me cool during my morning workout. I appreciate the loose neck and enjoyed the overall feel of this shirt, as I found it to be quite versitile. Not only did I wear it as workout gear, but I also found it so cozy that I used it as a pajama top as well. To top that off, I found it paired smashingly well with my jean jacket and skirt for a school outfit too! That being said, you wouldn't find me spending retail price on this piece, but combined with the leggings below, I feel it was a pretty good deal.
Trinity High-Waisted Pocket 7/8 - Retail Value $84.95 / VIP Member Price $64.95 or purchase as Function 2-Piece Outfit - VIP 1 Member Credit or $69.95
When I saw these pants, I instantly fell in love. Made from 75% nylon and 25% elastane, these stretchy, high-waisted, compressing leggings are everything I look for in a pair of workout pants. Besides fitting perfectly, these leggings feature adorably detailed pockets on each side, and the brightest, most fun print I've ever seen! Perfect for morning workouts, jogging, and lounging, I have found myself reaching for these pants more than I care to admit, but my kids think they look awesome, so that's all that matters, right? Like the top, I wouldn't spend retail price on these gems, but I found it a steal to get these paired with the muscle tank for the $49.95 membership cost.
Bright leggings make me happy! Aren't they fun?!
The Solidarity Mask - Retail Value $7.95 or VIP 1 Member Credit
Because I have a slight obsession with animal print clothing, I just couldn't resist adding on this mask last minute in the checkout process. Made from 88% polyester and 12% elastane, I found it fit my face well, and was quite comfortable to wear. If you noticed, they give you the option to pay for this with the Member Credit... and that is where you need to be careful with the new changes. Please oh please, don't use your $49.95 credit on a $7.95 mask by accident! Make sure you click the "Add item to cart - $7.95" button rather than the "Add item to cart - 1 Member Credit" button!
While this printed mask is cute, I can't wait until the day comes when we don't have to wear them anymore!
The Verdict: This month of Fabletics was one of my favorites! I love, love, love the printed leggings this month, and found the muscle tank to be extremely versitile and cozy to wear. While it was another bit of an adventure logging in and claiming my membership credits, I found the selections to vary throughout the month with new and exciting options available at all times. I'm still playing around with dates, but am finding the site to be functioning at 100% each time I have ordered, without being backlogged like in the past. While I wouldn't pay retail for my outfit (I'm pretty frugal when shopping for myself), I found the $49.95 membership fee to be fair, and have really enjoyed my choices this month. I can't wait to see what styles they drop next month!
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 the items without using your membership credit, you would pay $20.00 more than the monthly $49.95. Check out all of our Fabletics reviews and the best 2021 workout clothing subscriptions for women and men!
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