I couple of months ago, I noticed a fitness apparel company called Ellie, circulating in a couple of health and fitness blogs that I read. Each blog was featuring a workout outfit made by Ellie and every single outfit I saw was just so darn cute that I had to find out more about this company. I reached out to them, expressing my interest in their products and they were kind enough to send me an outfit to try out for myself! I even got to choose my outfit.
Ellie, is an online women’s fitness apparel company who believes workout gear can be not only functional, but also fashionable. They strategically plan out every detail from the stitching to the seam placement to the fabrics, to help ensure a flattering fit for all and that the clothing moves with you which enables you to get your best workout possible.
Ellie features a new fitness apparel collection each month. You can become a member of Ellie’s club and choose any two pieces each month for $49.95 (free shipping, priority access, and other perks associated with the club membership) or you can purchase items individually without having a membership.
I was so excited when I got the package from them in the mail and anxious to try the clothes on. Right away I noticed how comfortable the fabric was. It is soft and durable, and thicker than some other workout gear I own. It keeps everything tucked in and makes me feel very “firm and stable.” However, after wearing the pants for a short amount of time, I noticed that they were a little bit too snug and started to feel uncomfortable around my waistline. I was pretty sure I needed the next size up. I contacted the representative from Ellie who was very quick to respond with a kind email telling me she would send the next size up right away. Shortly after, I received the mediums in the mail, put them on, and they fit perfectly!
I actually ended up doing two photo shoots of the outfit I chose; one from a while back, and one from more recently.
The outfit I chose was:
The Dark Matter Legging which has stitched panel detail that enhances the tone and shape of your legs.
- Soft like cotton
- Moisture wicking fabric
- Water, wind and tear resistant
- Flat seams for a chafe-free fit
- Designed for: gym, yoga
Forget Me Not Pink Tank
- Gives the feel of soft cotton with the advantages of modern fiber technology
- High water and wind resistant, will last against wear and tear
- Fabric stays true to size and holds shape with regular wear
- designed for: gym
- properties: chafe-resistant, breathable, four-way stretch
- shelf bra: yes
- support level: low
(Photo shoot #1)
I wore this outfit during a low-impact yoga workout and did not wear a sports bra because it has a built-in shelf bra. This worked out fine because it was such a low-impact workout, however, if there were to be any type of jumping involved in my workout, I absolutely would have added in a sports bra and would have been happy with the support.
The pants stayed put the whole workout and were very comfy.
The pants are incredibly comfortable and flattering and the waistband sits very comfortably slightly above my hip bones. I am super picky about my waistbands (they can’t be too tight!) but this one gets my approval. It doesn’t dig into my sides meaning no muffin top and no claustrophobia for me.
(Photo shoot #2)
Unfortunately, since I began the Insanity workouts and have been working out inside in my warm home, I haven’t had the chance to wear these pants a whole lot. I prefer wearing shorts when I do those workouts because I sweat SO much. Also, since the weather is finally nice in Minnesota, I’m not needing to wear pants on outdoor runs. These pants will get plenty of use next winter, though! I know that for sure.
Now let’s talk about the sexy tank. If you want to make an impression, this is your tank. It is beautiful. The fabric hugs you just right yet is loose enough that it doesn’t show every nook and cranny. As I mentioned, I will more than likely be wearing a sports bra with this tank although it does have a built-in shelf bra (this may be enough for some people) because I need a little extra support.
The pink tank rests on my hips, and stayed in place as I went for a long walk. It really brightened my mood just by wearing it. I feel good in this top and love how feminine it is!
I’m not one to really care about what I wear when I workout. My outfit doesn’t even need to match, but it absolutely must be comfortable. However, I do enjoy cute workout clothes. I mean really, who doesn’t? I’m super excited that this outfit is not only adorable, but it is so comfortable too.
Not only do I get my mood boosted from the endorphins after a workout, but I get the added kick of a cute outfit too! Win-win. 😉
Ellie has so many other items that I’m itching to try. Their prices are reasonable—less than Lululemon, but more than Target. Ha, that’s quite the price range right? They really do use quality fabric like they say, and I have a feeling this outfit is going to last a very long time.
So here’s the deal, because of my interest and excitement about this company, I am now am ambassador for them! If you go to Ellie’s website by clicking on my referral link here: 20% Off Ellie Apparel! you can get 20% off your Ellie clothing order. Or, if you just want to browse the site and learn more about the products and the company, that’s great too!
I also get points towards more Ellie gear myself if you click on over via my referral link! 🙂 Thank you ahead of time!!
If you do order Ellie gear, let me know once you get it so I can hear about how much you love it.
Question of the day: What are the biggest factors that go into choosing your workout clothes (ie: comfort, price, style, etc.)?
Disclaimer: Ellie provided me with free clothing to review; however, the opinions on the products are my own.