IVY PARK - PINTUCK LEGGING

The Athleisurely Review

New York, New York

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! I know, this is a few days late but, it was intended to be a V-Day post! My actual Valentine's Day went by SO quick I completely forgot to publish this. I hope you all still love it just as much as you would if it were actually posted on the 14th! And I hope everyone had a special love-filled day. xoxo

Without further ado, I'm so excited because I finallyyyy got to try out Ivy Park leggings! The hope was turning into Beyonce when putting these on.

FABRIC: I was expecting this fabric to be a lot thicker than it really was. It feels very silky and thin. Perfect for sweaty Soul Cycle classes, but the issue I found with this thin fabric is, there is a zipper pocket on the back of this pair, and the whole pocket lining looked bulky through the fabric. 

BOOTY FACTOR: Not see through, but you definitely could not get away with wearing granny panties because the fabric is so thin. As for a sculpting factor, the actual legging fabric didn't do much, but the waist band was nice and thick, and placed in just the right spot to help a little.

FIT / SIZING: Great fit. I usually wear a size small, and their small fit perfect! 

WHERE TO WEAR: SOUL CYCLE FOR SURE. These are super thin and breathable, perfect for heated sweaty cardio sessions! 

xo - M

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Vimmia - Bold Capri

The Athleisurely Review

El Porto, California

Guys I found the white hot leggings of the summer! Even though the start of summer in California means June Gloom, I will be wearing these leggings starting now until forever. If I could design a pair of summer leggings, these would be them. If you couldn't tell by now, white is my favorite color, so I instantly am partial to anything in this color (or um, non-color? hmmm).

FABRIC: You can honestly feel the difference of high quality in Vimmia's fabrics. It is nice and thick and holds up really well. Also, the mesh on these is super comfortable. I love that this pair is more than half mesh, perfect for hot summer workouts!

BOOTY FACTOR: Not black granny panty approved, but if you are wearing nude, your'e good to go!

FIT / SIZING: I am wearing a small in these, and they fit perfect! I also loveeee the slanted cut where the mesh begins, it's perfect for a slimming effect!

WHERE TO WEAR: I am wearing these to a hot HIIT class at Sweat Theory tomorrow, and think they are going to be perfect for the sweaty occasion! 

Be Bold Activewear - Future Reflective Legging

Los Angeles, California 

Hello everyone! It's been awhile since my last post! I've been traveling, got super sick and it has been non-stop raining in LA so we haven't been able to go out and shoot. Buttttt the sun is finally out again so we immediately took advantage of the good weather and shot these new leggings in the hills yesterday! It feels so great to be back at it. I put a lot of work into putting this post together, so I hope you enjoy! 

The leggings I am wearing are from Be Bold activewear. I have been seeing metallics everywhere and was excited to try these out. These are the first leggings Be Bold has put out, so I was a little skeptical at how the quality would be. I am happy to say that I was SO pleasantly surprised! 

FABRIC: Loved the on trend metallic fabric. It was a tiny bit itchy along the waist band, but that was to be expected from this awesome looking fabric, and after the first few minutes of wearing I didn't notice at all. 

BOOTY FACTOR: Not see through! Woo hoo!

FIT / SIZING: They were a perfect fit! The mesh was long enough to wear over the ankle, but I wore it cuffed up a bit because I have super short legs! The only thing I would change about these to make them an all time fav, would be the height of the seam between the mesh and the metallic fabric. Right now it hits right at the knee, which I felt didn't help elongate my legs, and instead has the opposite effect. (And I need all the help I can get the long legs department.) I'm excited to see what's next for Be Bold! 

WHERE TO WEAR: I wore these to a Flywheel Spin class and they were amazing! The mesh was super breathable, and the waistband stayed perfectly in place through the entire class! 

xo - M 

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VIMMIA X - Impact Legging

Pebble Beach, California

Legging: VIMMIA X Impact, Sweater: Vimmia Calm Pullover (Zippered version linked)

I was first introduced to Vimmia about a year ago and immediately fell in love with the difference in quality. Vimmia raises the bar with their technologically advanced fabrics and attention to detail. While perusing their website, I was intrigued when I discovered a category titled "VIMMIA X." This limited selection of garments includes two capris, one legging, and a tank. These four items are made from a fabric they developed that boasts a heap of bragging qualities:

"VIMMIA X garments are made with state of the art technological yarn that has been proven to show higher thermal efficiency and better thermal homogenization than garments made with polyester or nylon..." www.vimmia.com - Discover VIMMIA X

If you didn't understand any of that thank goodness they break it down for you:

  • "Promotes thermoregulation to maintain your skin's core internal temperature by balancing both heat gain and heat loss
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improved blood flow and oxygenation to muscles and tissue
  • Increased recovery speed with greater workout efficiency
  • Reduced muscle vibration
  • Reduces appearance in cellulite
  • Increase skin smoothness" www.vimmia.com - Discover VIMMIA X

After reading all these benefits, who could not pass up getting their hands on a pair?! Now lets get down to #ThePantReview. 

FABRIC: With all these technological properties listed above, I was expecting to step into a space suit. My honest first reaction? They had a kind of chemically smell (this faded quickly), and they hug your legs differently than other leggings. After getting moving in them, I felt like the fabric was starting to "work" (this might have been in my mind though!) and I didn't want to take them off at the end of the day!

BOOTY FACTOR: They have more lift and sculpting action than leggings with no support, but I feel like this would have been more apparent if I went a size down. See through? No way Jose! 

FIT / SIZING: The waist band is versatile in that it can be either worn high waisted or folded down and worn low on the waist line, truly muffin top proof. When I really got moving in them, I felt like they would start to sag a tiny bit, and I like my leggings to fit nice and snug so I would go down a size next time. The ankle on these pants is meant to be able to be cuffed so you are able to switch between a capri, and a full length legging. When they were cuffed I felt like they were a little higher than ankle length, but not quite capris, and when they were laying flat, the fabric around my ankles was loose. Therefor I wore them cuffed at got to liking the higher-ankle length. I am wearing a size small for reference. 

WHERE TO WEAR: They say to get the heaps of benefits from VIMMIA X, the leggings need to be worn for 6 consecutive hours, for 30 consecutive days. With that disclosure, where should we wear Vimmia's leggings? Everywhere! Especially to high intensity workouts. These performance developed leggings are meant to get their use! 

xo - M

Here are more of my favs from Vimmia: 

 

p.s. During my time off I taught myself how to use new photo-editing software. I would love to hear what you guys think about the photo style! Also, what do you think about spending the extra cash on leggings that are more "technologically advanced" than a lower cost pair? Worth the investment so you can focus on your work-out, or are you fine with leggings that might ride-up, ride-down, or do other funny things?? ;P