I really should have written this post in March when I bought my first pair of Gymshark leggings! I was late on the band wagon back then and even later writing about my purchase! But I can safely say that this brand has absolutely blown all of my expectations out of the water.
Having worked at Victoria’s Secret, who do an absolutely fantastic range of sportswear within their Victoria Sport and PINK ranges, the bar was set high for Gymshark! We all know that the see-through leggings are every girls nightmare, especially when it comes to leggings you know you will be squatting, lunging and sweating in!
I spent a LONG time looking on the Gymshark website at the different styles and read more reviews and Youtube videos than I care to admit, but buying sportswear online is something I am really cautious about. I like to be able to see it in person, stretch the fabric out and see what its like and how it fits, so buying a brand that is exclusively online scared me… its not as if I couldn’t return the items if I didn’t like them, but I just couldn’t be bothered with the faff and wanted to receive my item and be able to put them on and go to the gym straight away.
The Gymshark website is so easy to navigate, with enough photos to give you a good idea of all the details, and the descriptions tell you the height of the model and what size they are wearing which I always find really helpful, especially if you’re looking at cropped styles. They have some really fun colour and styles in their leggings, typically I always go for black, but if you want to push the boat out and get a bit adventurous you will definitely find something for every mood. I was literally overwhelmed with all the styles and ended up going for the most basic style seeing as I had no idea about the quality or fit… but now I trust Gymshark I’m excited to try another of their styles.
Some leggings have tiny cut out detailing, some sculpt and contour your curves making your bum look lifted and pert, some have mesh inserts, pockets, high waist, cropped… there’s something for everybody. At the time of writing this post it has just been Black Friday weekend and most styles are still out of stock but generally they re-stock quite frequently so if something is out of stock now make sure you keep checking the website.
After much deliberating I decided to go for the black Aspire leggings (now out of stock), but they are very similar to the Dreamy leggings 2.0 style (which I can only find in pink…). My leggings are slightly high waisted, have a pocket on both legs (which is the perfect size for my phone), and they are made of a really soft stretch fabric and are 1000% SEE-THROUGH PROOF! No knickers (or worse) are visible through the fabric which is an absolute god send!
I couldn’t have been happier with the fabric and style of my Gymshark leggings, so many sportswear brands fall short when it comes to making a good pair of leggings… it shouldn’t be so hard to get a pair of nice, functional leggings that look good, feel great and don’t show the world your organs when you do a squat! I know a lot of people are put off by spending £30-£45 on a pair of gym leggings but they also do a style which is only £20, and considering the quality of my first pair, I didn’t think twice about ordering from Gymshark again. I have worn my first pair leggings probably 3 times a week from March-Nov and the quality is still amazing, they have washed really well and when I have to wear my PINK leggings while these are in the wash I definitely don’t feel as confident that the world cant see my ass! Abs and arms are the only parts of my body I’m willing to work out when I have to wear leggings which aren’t Gymshark now!
I placed my order on 8th March 2018 (Thursday) and they arrived on 12th March 2018 (Monday) via Royal Mail tracked delivery, so I was updated every step of the way. My leggings were £38.00 and standard delivery is free to UK addresses on orders above £35.00. The next pair I bought was this week, the Vital Seamless Leggings in black marl, I ordered these on Friday 7th and received them Saturday 8th! And thats just their standard delivery… A+ for service!
Have you tried Gymshark before? What do you think of them? Are you as dubious as I am about ordering sportswear online?
Love, Chelsea xxxxx
*All images are of the the Vital Seamless Leggings