Happy Saturday Everyone!
I don’t know about you, but over the past year or so I’ve become head over heels obsessed with Gymshark, a fitness apparel brand from the UK. I never thought I would be the girl who gets into going to the gym, but it happened, and after discovering Gymshark reps on Insta like Whitney Simmons and Natalie Bally it’s safe to say I’m probably not going back to my old, naive ways.
So despite already having a few pairs of leggings from Gymshark in my collection, you can imagine I was beyond excited to learn of the Summer Sale (especially after having a total fail during the Black Friday sale in November). I sent my mom my top picks (I was at work so I didn’t want to get in trouble for online shopping–new employee alert) and made sure she had all the details to snag my most coveted items. Fast forward to present day and I FINALLY have everything. Something weird went down and Gymshark lost our order, then had to send another one so even though I feel like I’m beyond late to this bandwagon I still wanted to share my thoughts/give a haul on everything I’m loving. So without further ado, let’s get right on into it!
1. Black Camo Seamless
I tried to resist these for months. At first, I hated them.. not only did I never think I would become a girl who goes to the gym, I even more so thought I would never be a girl who wears camo.. like, ever. But as you will learn, you can basically sell me on anything so as I continued to see this set worn all over the interwebs, I slowly came around and eventually was obsessed. I knew I had to get them on sale since these are Gymshark’s more expensive sets, and am so happy to finally add them to my collection.
I will say the black are my favorite but they also come in a purple/grey as a well as a muted green color. The material is definitely more tight than some of the leggings I’ve owned previously from Gymshark (and even some of the other ones I’ll talk about in this post/haul) but that’s not a con for me. I order all of my Gymshark leggings in a size small so there’s always some extra wiggle room anyways.
I love both the leggings and sports bra together so so much. I think they look really sleek together and are also perfect to mix and match as well!
True to Size: 6.5/10 (Order up if you don’t like them to be majorly form fitting)
Style: 9/10 (I hate that I’m openly admitting camo to be cool)
Squat Proof: 10/10
Overall Rating: 8/10
2. Green Vital Seamless
Okay so from the moment these alien green leggings came out, I knew I had to have them. I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity, like this sale, to swipe them. Although I know this color is probably not everyone’s cup of tea, they have lots of other options in shades that are more wearable such as blue, pink, and black. They are another legging from Gymshark that airs on the tighter side, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking about adding these to your wishlist.
The only con I would give these is that they are 100% NOT an opaque fabric. In other words, they are definitely not squat proof. While this is a disadvantage, it’s not the end of the world. As long as you’re aware, you won’t go marching to the Smith Machine and busting out some crazy leg day squats (or do it anyways because who should even be judging you, right?).
I think these are so flattering and are definitely a style that I plan on ordering more of. Yes, I’ll definitely be that girl with every color.. I sometimes just can’t help myself.
True to Size: 6.5/10 (Order up!)
Squat Proof: 5/10
Overall Rating: 8/10 (I’m giving these an 8/10 ONLY because of the sheerness you experience. Otherwise, they would be a 10/10 I love them so much!)
3. Energy+ Seamless
Okay so I swiped a few things from this collection and I could not be happier. Not going to lie, I was a little hesitant just because these specifically have holes cut into the design and I’m not always the most gentle when pulling on leggings so I basically just imagined a finger ripping through and me being bummed out for the rest of the day. But I’m happy to report that that has not been a problem and maybe that’s because I’ve been more conscious about putting them on or maybe it’s because they are just good quality. Maybe even both, who knows.
I love these leggings for a few reasons. First of all, the colors are my favorite. I’m normally not crazy about bright, out there, colors but the tropical blue basically had me heart eyes before I even know what was happening. Not only are the colors so beautiful, but they are also tied with the original flex leggings for comfort. They are so stretchy and soft and BEYOND flattering when on. I’m also happy to report they are squat proof (:
This collection is special just in the details. The cut outs are perfectly placed on the leggings, I’m very into the strappiness of the sports bra, and the crop top makes your shoulders look pretty bomb. The only thing I’ll say about the crop top is that, to me, it wears more like a sports bra. It doesn’t really go that much lower so just something to keep in the back of your head if you’ve been eyeing them up.
True to Size: 10/10
Squat Proof: 10/10
Overall Rating: 10/10 (If you couldn’t tell, I LOVE these!)
4. Black/Charcoal High Waisted Flex
I wanted to spring on these because I have some things from the original flex collection and I love them dearly. They are some of my most comfortable leggings, and I feel like they have really interesting/flattering contour. That being said, the original pairs that I own were not high waisted, and if you know me I’m a total sucker for any pant that goes above my belly button (I don’t know why, just let me live). So because I went a little crazy on the previous options in the color department, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out a pretty standard black pair in a style I previously loved.
If you’re like me and thought these would be basically identical to the original flex leggings, you’re going to be wrong. The material is a little more stiff/tighter, which for me kind of mattered because the whole reason I wanted them in the first place was for the comfortability I had gotten from my previous pairs. At the end of the day though, it’s not a big deal at all. They are still super comfortable and you really can’t go wrong with a black legging.
One thing to note is that the material is more knit so they are almost 100% squat proof (but not entirely). While you might raise your brows at that, it’s nothing that would stop me from wearing these on a leg day. Also, a major pro is that they are perfect to mix and match with basically anything, so they’re super versatile as well!
True to Size: 9/10
Squat Proof: 9/10
Overall Rating: 9/10 (Would recommend, but probably don’t need to have every color)
5. Steel Blue Colour Block
Originally I wanted to get this complete set in the black and red colors but they weren’t in stock at the time of the sale so my mom made the executive decision get it in the steel blue color instead and see how I liked it. While it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be, the set combined was a little much and I had her send back the leggings (they were bunchy in weird places and a little unflattering based off of the color block placement).
Either way, I still really like the sports bra! Similar to the black high waisted flex leggings, this is perfect to mix and match! I think the color block is unique and really flattering and although the black and red combo probably would have been a little more sleek, there is a softness to the steel blue that I really appreciate. It’s like nothing I have so I’m super happy to add it to my collection!
True to Size: 9/10
Overall Rating: 9/10
And that concludes my long overdue Gymshark Summer Haul! If you’ve been waiting to take the plunge on Gymshark, I would 10/10 recommend! While I’m loyal to Lululemon, I can’t be dropping $100+ on a pair of leggings at a time. Gymshark swooped in and stole my heart and I can’t wait to see what else they release next!
Did you enjoy this little haul? Are there other fitness brands you swear by? Let me know allllll of your thoughts in the comments below! And..
Until next time,