If you have access to the internet and read fitness or fashion blogs that frequently highlight workout apparel, you are probably already well aware of the amazing deal currently offered by Victoria’s Secret…
Buy one sports bra, get a pair of workout bottoms for FREE with the code GIFTSPORT.
Pretty awesome, right!? I couldn’t help but take advantage of the deal when it first debuted online on Thursday and am waiting for another one of their sports bras and workout capris to arrive on my doorstep!
Just in case you have yet to do a little shopping of your own on the Victoria’s Secret website, I’m hoping the review I promised you guys last week of some of their athletic apparel will help give you a little insight into the apparel. (FYI, the current deal is valid through today online and in stores through January 14.)
In full transparency I was given a stipend which covered the Knockout Capris and one of the sports bras you see reviewed below but other items you see in this post were purchased by me simply because I fell in love with them and cannot be trusted around adorable workout apparel.
Let’s get to it!
Victoria’s Secret Sport Review
Let’s start with their leggings since I basically live in leggings all day every day. As I’m sure my fellow fitness lovers can attest, not all workout leggings are created equal but thankfully these leggings are created better. The smoothing, sweat-wicking fabric is incredibly flattering and the waistband hugs your body without digging into your sides.
I would truthfully rank these capris right up there with top-tier fitness apparel brands. I loved them so much that I ended up buying another sports bra just so I could get another pair of these for free last Thursday when this sale first launched. So far they’ve held up well in the wash (I air dry all of my leggings, so I can’t speak to the effect of the dryer on them) and continue to work well from a functional standpoint (they stay up + don’t make me feel overheated + aren’t see-through).
This review is a little trickier because there is one very important component: You must get the right size. Victoria’s Secret is known for their bras (and the vast majority of my everyday bras come from them!), so parlaying their bra expertise into the fitness realm only makes sense, right? This sports bra is one of the bras you buy according to your usual bra size (34B, 36C, 34D, etc.) giving it a more customized feel. This is obviously wonderful but apparently my bra size has changed a bit since I began breastfeeding, so at first I wasn’t sold on this bra at all. And then I exchanged it for the right size and was instantly pleased! The wrong size will either leave you overflowing the cups or feeling like your boobs are sinking in, but the right size makes all the difference in the world. (FYI, you can get fitted in the store if you need help determining your correct bra size.)
The cups in the bra add shape (without the annoying inserts!) and the lining is thick enough to keep things modest when the headlights might be on. It’s supportive enough for me (I am currently a B cup), though I could see women with a larger chest desiring more support, so I’d probably steer you in another direction if that is you! The strappy detailing and mint green coloring are ultra feminine and just plain pretty.
- The Player Sports Bra
This sports bra is a classic. With a traditional racerback and snug fit, it’s very supportive (I wore it during two boot camp workouts that involved jump rope and high knees!) and I adore the neon color and thick branded band. I’d share a picture of me in it, but without a lining on this bad boy, I think you’d catch a glimpse of a little more than you bargained for with this one! I’ve been wearing it with flowy tanks so I don’t mind the lack of lining and find myself reaching for this bra again and again. You can’t beat a classic! This one also no longer appears to be online, but I saw it for sale in the store over the holidays in a variety of colors.
I ordered this tank online when it was on clearance (this was one of the items I personally paid for) and it’s quickly becoming one of my go-to workout tops. It’s a fantastic workout staple available at an affordable price point ($27) and the sweat-wicking fabric keeps me cool and dry. I want to order it in the mint green, too, but unfortunately they are sold out. I’m keeping my eyes peeled! Also, for my fellow long-torso ladies, this one is a winner and doesn’t hit the body at an awkward point. Long tops for the win!
- Victoria’s Secret Sport Pullover
This is another item I purchased in the store over the holidays. I found it on the clearance rack (it was the last one) and felt like I totally hit the jackpot! Pullovers are my BFF during the colder months but this one avoids looking frumpy thanks to mesh detailing and a fun cut out in the back that’s perfect for showing off a funky sports bra. I’m bummed it’s not offered online, but The Player Long Sleeve Tee with a mesh back is somewhat similar. I love this top and will definitely let you guys know if I ever see it for sale online or in the store since a bunch of you seemed to love it when I first posted pics of this pullover last Wednesday.
And there you have it! A lil’ rundown of the most recent VSX apparel I had the chance to try this month! Hope you guys enjoy your Sunday!
Question of the Day
- Have you ever tried anything from the Victoria’s Secret Sport collection? Thoughts?
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Victoria’s Secret. I sincerely appreciate your support surrounding sponsored posts. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your weekend!