cornflake dreams.: VS Sport bra + legging review.

9.09.2014

VS Sport bra + legging review.

Full Disclosure: I received a complimentary sports bra + capri's from Influenster for the purposes of review. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Cornflake Dreams.
This past Saturday I received a package from Influenster -- it was a sports bra and capris from Victoria's Secret workout line: VS Sport. Overall I was very impressed with the quality and fabric of the two pieces. The Player Racerback Sports Bra had a bright turquoise, mint, gray, and black design and was super supportive. Usually I do not wear sports bras with that much support, so it was a little shock to the ladies. The Knockout Capri Pants were pretty snug on me (they were a size small). So I decided to exchange them for a larger size. I loved the black marl fabric, they were thick and you could not see-through them but the fabric seemed like it would breathe during workouts.
I visited my local Victoria's Secret store yesterday to shop around and check out the rest of the VS Sports line. Unfortunately my in-store shopping experience was less than stellar. I went during the week in the morning and I was the only customer in the store -- with three employees working. That should mean awesome customer service right? noooope. One employee asked me if I needed help finding anything and directed me to the workout gear but didn't offer any assistance while I spent 15 minutes digging through TONS of bras trying to find my size. I would have loved to try Knockout, Angel, and Seamless Support Sports Bras but some of the styles were not in the store and if they were I couldn't find my size. Thankfully I found two other options to try.

I tried on The Standout Sports Bra first, it was really difficult for me to get on with security tags right by the bra clasps -- argh why do stores do that?! Afterwards I tried on the PINK Seamless Bralette and it was perfect. It was easy to put on and very comfortable. It doesn't have a ton of support but it's just what I need for yoga and pilates. 
I had trouble finding VS Sport bottoms in the store but Victoria's Secret PINK had a few legging options. The Marled Ultimate Yoga Leggings are a toned down version of most of the rest of the PINK line -- they did not have a huge logo or graphic running down the leg. The leggings ended up being a great alternative to the VS Sport Knockout Capri Pants (which I could not find in the store). I went with a size medium and they fit great and they are really cute. I also found a pair of super soft sweatpants but they didn't have my size and I can't find them online -bummer! So despite the poor customer service, I am very happy with my new sports bra and leggings and I can't wait to workout.

Have you tried the VS Sport line? What did you think?
-xo-
Jillian

28 comments:

  1. Ohhh I love those leggings! And the colors and pattern of that sports bra is too cute! I agree, I don't know why they always put the security tag RIGHT next to where the clasp is. Not helpful.

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. i have never tried their stuff--this is a great encouragement to do so! hopefully i'll have better service.

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  3. The bra and leggins are so cute! What a great Infuencer box!

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  4. I have 3 of the bras and absolutely love them! The colors are cute and I wear a 36DD so its nice that they come in bra sizes. If you watch the semi-annual sale they have had them the last time and was able to get 2 for the price of 1 regular (they run about $55). I would highly recommend these sports bras to anyone doing a high impact workout or even just running/doing a class where you bounce around alot. They are the best I have found.

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  5. I’m a big fan of VS sport’s bras, but haven’t tried their leggings yet. I love the color of them!

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  6. I've always wondered about the VS sports line so glad to hear you like them even if the store experience wasn't that great, that's the worst!! I dont think I'll have enough support with the sports bras, but I'd love to try their pants!! Wish List item!!

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  7. Sorry that you had a bad experience in the store. I work in retail and I would never do that to someone. When its slow like that, its even more important to ask someone if they need help finding something. We also always try to place sensors in a place where someone can try something on and get an idea of how it looks. Other than that those pants are really cute, and I may have to check out this line. :-)

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  8. Love sporting bras and I'm really big fan of VS. Highly recommend!
    Tenancy cleaners Ashford

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  9. Love those capri's! I always have hit or miss service at VS... either no one will acknowledge me or they will be one step behind me the entire time I'm in the store, ha!

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  10. I really like VS's workout clothes, I think they are great! Their sports bras are really good and their pants are so comfy!

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  11. Those yoga pants look comfy! I need to invest in a few pairs asap for post baby! That's surprising about the customer service in VS. I am usually bombarded with VS employees when I walk in!

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  12. Hey Jillian! Just stopped over from the Charleston blogger FB group. I just moved to the area and love your blog :) I got the email that I am getting this VoxBox too and am sooooo excited :)

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  13. These look so comfy, I need to invest in some!

    www.internetlyaddicted.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Hey Jillian! I am so super excited to see that you got this Voxbox! I got the email advising I was getting one and I keep checking the mail but nada so far! I just re-joined the gym so I cant wait to put these to good use. Thanks for sharing! xo

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  15. I have trouble with sports bras too. After problems with my knees I've had to slow on running and I wear softer bras now for yoga and HIIT. What a shock to put on my running bras again, I felt like I couldn't breath!

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  16. I love the look of those leggings:) They look so comfy. I think I need a pair too. xoxo

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  17. Cute leggings pattern and the sports bra looks comfy and minimal. Nice review!

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  18. Thanks for sharing! I LOVE new cute workout clothes, they make exercise a little more fun! I'm all about a good, supportive sports bra, and those leggings look super comfy!

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  19. I am a HUGE VS fan, love their workout gear for sure! So comfortable and always the perfect fit.

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  20. I love VS! thanks for all the info!

    Our Life is Beautiful

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  21. I always appreciate your honor reviews, and I can't believe how awful the customer service was. Ridiculous!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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  22. I love VS, but I have never tried anything from their Sports line. I will have to check it out!! xoxo

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  23. Love their line and I think their quality is really great. I do try to buy their items when there's a sale, but I think their prices are pretty good overall (as compared to Lulu items) and their stuff has lasted me for a long time.
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  24. Maybe if I buy a new sports bra or two I'll actually work out? Fingers crossed!

    xo, B
    www.BKCsquared.com

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  25. The bottoms are hard to find in my store too, but my store is small and in the middle of nowhere so it has to service a huge area and the pickings are always slim. I love their sports bras though! Worth every penny!

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  26. I'm so jealous of this Influenster project! I'm in need of new workout gear. Ratty sweats and a tee aren't cutting it anymore. :-)

    http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/

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  27. ugh, what a frustrating experience! you always want to be like GUYS I AM TRYING TO BUY THINGS WHICH MEANS MONEY FOR YOUR STORE. but I'm glad you found some cute replacements that fit better :)

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