Posh: Keepin’ It Fit and Functioning (a Giveaway!)

Ever have problems finding clothes that fit, flatter and function (and are aesthetically pleasing)? Yea, us, too. That’s why today we’re sharing four companies with you that making getting dressed for workouts and life a little easier—and more fashionable.

Cirqulate

We love workout clothes that look good and work great. And the Cirqulate does just that. Great for running, walking or hitting the gym, these work for anything from yoga to group cycling class.

We’re most smitten with the pants and tops, whichare soft, breathable and wick moisture like a bad mo’ fo’. Plus, the line comes in earth tones like green, burnt orange, lavender and brown, so you’re never burning up outside and looking like an 80s aerobics instructor (although, that can be awesome). Not to mention that the pants all feature a cinchette built into the waistband for serious tummy control. We’re not overly concerned with what we look like when we hit the gym usually, but a trick to forgo the muffin-top look is awesome.

Rese TankRese Pilates

Rese Pilates (pronounced Ree See), is an active-wear line that combines fashion with function. And fashionable they are. We’re in love with a lot of their spring line, but especially the Marissa tank (shown right). The pleated front tank with a drawstring bottom is super flattering and the length keeps what needs to be covered, well, covered.

It doesn’t look like all the other tanks on the market because the line was designed to accentuate different parts of your body and posture that are important when Pilates-ing, including your core, ribcage, alignment and breathing point. In fact, Rese means to re-see yourself, and create a stronger healthier body and see a better you. Kinda hippity-dippity, but we like it.

And great news for FBG readers, Rese is giving ya’ll a discount! Enter promotional code FBG20 and receive 20 percent off all online purchases from March 31-April 7 at resepilates.com. Happy shopping!

ShāToBu

ShaToBuWe’ve all heard a lot about Spanx, but what if you could combine the slimming effect of Spanx with upping your calorie burn? It would be worth trying, right? That’s what we thought. And so we did.

ShāToBu was developed by a chiropractor, tested at the University of Virginia and was shown to burn up to 12 percent more calories than going sans ShāToBu. I squeezed into the waist to knee shaper and did feel, ahem, supported. The sucker sucks you in! It was like instantly losing five pounds. The shaper is tight enough that it really does make you have to work a little harder to do normal stuff, so I believe the added calorie burn. And although it was uncomfortable at first, I got used to it. My only complaint was that wherever the shaper ended, I felt chubby, as the skin bunched up at that spot. Ewww. I didn’t even let my husband in the room when that was all I was wearing. Which seems counter-productive. Aren’t these type of things supposed to make you feel more confident? I imagine that other shapers do the same thing though, so if you like to “shaper up” then why not really shape up while you’re at it?

Perfect Fit Button Perfect Fit Button

The Perfect Fit Button is one of those great infomercials that we just couldn’t let pass by without commenting on. After all, unlike other gadgets and gizmos, this one actually makes sense. Losing weight but can’t afford to buy new clothes? Gained a few pounds and refuse to buy bigger pants? Pregnant but not ready for maternity wear? The Perfect Fit Button really does solve all that. And the idea is so darn simple. All it consists of is a removable button that can be put on any skirt or pant.

Just like any good As Seen on TV offer, you can get four buttons (one for jeans and three for color pants in khaki, brown and black) for only $10 plus $5.99 shipping and handling Then, as a bonus (there’s always a bonus), you get another set of Perfect Fit Buttons and a bonus Shoes Under to store a dozen shoes under a bed or in a closet. It’s times like these that I miss Billy Mays.

Would you try any of the above products? Leave a comment in the next week, and we’ll pick one lucky U.S. reader to win a free ShāToBu shaper!  —Jenn

Disclosure: All products were provided by their respective manufacturer, but in no way is this post or our review of products sponsored, influenced or paid for by any company. We tell it like it is!



Comments

  1. Marta says

    I would definitely try the Rese tank – looks comfortable and flattering. Even if it’s just the gym, sometimes I grow tired of wearing hanes t-shirts or feeling self-conscious in super-tight spandex tanks. I would love to add a little style to my gym going.

    I am definitely a fan of shapewear for trimming me down in clothes that fit, but for whatever reason the cut is just a bit unflattering for my sides. I swear by powerpanties for some of my closer-cut dresses in clingier fabrics. However, I would definitely try the ShaBoTu. Burn calories and look slim? Obviously the ultimate goal in my life.

  2. Denise Gilbert says

    I would love to win any of the prizes – the ShaToBu – is one I have not heard of but love to try it out. I love shapewear that can really make you feel better about what you are wearing. What could be better than burning calories and looking slimmer at the same time!

  3. says

    I love the button idea! I have a waist that’s small compared to the junk in my trunk, so I always walk around with pants that are too big around the tummy! That’s such a great idea!!

  4. Megan says

    These look awesome! Functional in many different ways and I <3 that they are available in colors, not just black.

  5. mackenzie says

    i really like the rese tanks! i prefer longer tops- they’re more flattering. so expensive though!

  6. Jackie says

    I would absolutely love to try the Perfect Fit Button. I’ve been wanting something I’d seen a few years ago called the Waist Extender or some such but had not been able to find it. Although my pants normally fit me, I do get bloated from time to time and have difficulty with how my pants fit at these times. Most of the time I wear a longer cami or some other fitted shirt as a bottom layer so that it hides the top of my unbuttoned pants. But this gets to be a hassle at times when my bottom layer rides up or I reach up to get something and expose the top of my pants. I feel very self conscious about this. So the Perfect Fit Button would be perfect for days I’m uncomfortably bloated and need the extra half or whole inch to wear my pants comfortably. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. LoriM says

    I’ve been saying (mostly to myself, I guess) that whoever can make workout clothes in flattering shapes is gonna make a million $. So I’ll have to check these out.

  8. nellieshaul says

    The Rese tank looks adorable! I like the longer tanks too with my shape. And I would love to try the Shatobu shaper. I haven’t had much luck with Spanx (surprisingly), so maybe this would work for me?…

  9. Kristy says

    I love that longer tank – so cute!

    That Shabotu shaper is intriguing. My goal is to find clothes (well, dresses mostly) that fit well enough that I don’t need a shaper, but I definitely have a few that I fall back on if a particular dress requires it. I do feel more confident that way, but also less comfortable, so its a bit of give-and-take.

  10. Jennifer says

    I would love to try the sha to bu just to see if they would help me burn a little more when I do my lower body workout. If that new swim suit Phelps wore to win all those medals works, I’m sure the sha to bu might function in a similar way.

    Plus, working at a desk, burning a few more calories with what little I move around is a bonus.

  11. Carrie says

    Right now, my gym clothes (tshirts in particular) are the same clothes I sleep in! No joke! Pajamas = gym clothes. It’s sad. I could totally use some self-esteem boosting workout gear! These look great!

  12. says

    I fast-forwarded through the Perfect Fit Button commercial last week and kept hoping it would come on again so I could see what it was all about. If it works, it definitely seems like a good idea!

  13. Cristen Allen says

    I would love to try any and all. I have lost 95 pounds and am withing 15 pounds of my goal. I don’t want to buy new stuff until I am there. All my pants are too lose and belts make it look worse. I also have a problem with stuff being too big in my waist area. I actually look forward to workouts now!!!

  14. Joy says

    I’d love to try the Cirqulate. Who doesn’t want pretty and fabulous workout wear?!

  15. Rose says

    I’d love to try the workout pants during my BodyPump class, I def need that tummy coutrol. It really sucks to have your stomach hanging out in front of 20 or so ppl :)

  16. Bridget says

    Love to try it all. Thanks for offering such awesome give-a-ways! You guys ROCK!

  17. Kelly says

    I Would kill to have the tank or the pants! My new years resolution was to get to the gym more and look more stylish and not like a frumpy old slob! These would really really help!!