Will Lane - Jennifer Legging

The Athleisurely Review

Manhattan Beach, California

Happy Thursday! I’m a day late for today’s review so lets keep it short and sweet!

This week’s brand is Will Lane Athletics. I love their minimalistic style and the nude tone of these leggings. P.S. - these leggings are under $100!

FABRIC: Their fabric is light, airy and breathable. I love the mesh that they use. I’ve come across some mesh fabrics that can feel too tight and itchy to the skin, almost plasticky. Will Lane’s mesh is not like that at all, you can barely even tell there’s a difference between the legging fabric and the mesh portion. It adds just the right amount of breathability.

FIT / SIZING: I got a small and they fit perfect. They’re not too tight and they don’t dig in or give you a muffin top. You could wear these all day and they wouldn’t get itchy or uncomfortable.

BOOTY FACTOR: Since the fabric is on the thinner side, they don’t have a sculpting factor. On this particular pair, the backside is nude colored fabric that is see through so make sure to wear the right undies!

WHERE TO WEAR: Somewhere sweatyyyy. Hot 8 yoga or spin. These do great when the heat is turned up.

p.s. The bra I’m wearing is called the Kali Sports Bra. I love the detailing in the back and how bold the front is. I love wearing this to events as a stand out piece. I also own the Marcella Sports Bra and it is my go-to cozy lazy Sunday bra.

xo - M

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Olympia Activewear - Vix Leggings

The Athleisurely Review

Malibu, California

It’s been a minute since the last #ThePantReview! Welcome back to the new and improved, and re-named The Legging Review. That makes more sense to call it that right?? I also have it titled under The Athleisurely Review, so I guess it still doesn’t have an official name. What do you guys think? I like to use both interchangeably in different scenarios.

I was SO excited to finally review Olympia Activewear. I love their aesthetic, and have been eyeballing a few sets for awhile now. I was drawn to their unique elastic waistbands and different cuts for their sports bras. Here’s what I thought:

FABRIC: First off we have to talk about the beautiful elastic waist band. It is so pretty. But so tight. The elastic is high quality and thick, but it doesn’t give at all. If you have a super hour-glass figure this might not be an issue for you, but for me it was uncomfortable and gave me some high waisted muffin top action where there usually is none. As for the legging fabric, I wasn’t super impressed. It feels athletic but it wears more like a pair of cotton leggings. Comfortable but it doesn’t have any contour, which felt strange and off balance in comparison to the waist trainer-esque elastic band. I would love to try another pair of leggings from Olympia to see if this was just the case with this particular style.

FIT / SIZING: If you have an hour glass shape these will probably fit you perfectly. I got a size small and the legging part fit great, but since the elastic waist band was so tight I would go up a size. I’m not sure if that would make the legs too loose though, would need to try on some other styles to be sure. I also ordered two of the same exact style sports bra in different colors because I loved the style so much. They only had size P left, so I thought that would be fine since usually S or XS work in bras for me. But it didn’t, it gave me an upper boob pooch by my armpit and the cut out on the bottom half was just not working with me. It took A LOT of tries to take decent photos in these. Again, would love to see if I got a size up if the cut would still be a problem because the style looked so great on the model and I love the look of it.

WHERE TO WEAR: I wore these to Playlist Yoga and they were great. I would wear them to any non-heated yoga class or a barre class. Anything that doesn’t get too sweaty because I can’t imagine the waist band would feel great against your skin drenched in sweat!

xo - M

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