Quality, Cute, Affordable … We’re Digging Cory Vines Apparel
With the whole Lululemon controversy (ya’ll know how we feel about the whole “thigh-gap” thing), we know that a lot of you are actively looking for new places to get your workout apparel. So we thought, hey, what better time is there to take Cory Vines‘ offer of trying a new workout outfit? Yep, no better time.
And Cory Vines kinda has things figured out. Available only online to keep prices low, the brand focuses on quality basics for him and her. We tried the Cory Vines Racerback Tank and the Crop Legging and were pretty darn impressed. The tank goes for $25, which is totally reasonable, and the leggings are $45, which isn’t ridiculous.
Both basic but still hella cute (we love the amethyst color of the tank and how the leggings are in not black but “stone” — a dark, slightly heathered gray), they just feel good on. The leggings have just enough lycra to move with you and flatter the body, but don’t make you feel like a stuffed sausage. The tank is waaay softer than it looks and — just like the leggings — has a casual and forgiving fit in the stomach area but hugs nicely up around the shoulders and back with a flattering scoop neck.
While we’d wear the Racerback Tank to do any workout — jogging, group ex, dancing, — the Crop Leggings are best suited to lower-impact forms of exercise, like barre, yoga and Pilates. (I took the leggings out for a jog, and they did that fall-down-in-the-rear-thing.) And, just like this line that Kristen recently reviewed, this stuff is cute enough to wear as an outfit, whether or not you hit the gym. I have to admit I’ve done that a time or two — or 12 — already.
This is a new brand, and we’re pumped to see what they do next. In the meantime, tell us: what are your thoughts on the whole Lululemon thing? And are you looking for new brands like Cory Vines to buy from? —Jenn
Oh my god, the lululemon thing just broke my heart. My thighs? They’re the kind of thighs the company CEO was talking about when he said some women’s bodies “just don’t actually work” for their clothes. I have several items from them, which I bought at full price and love, and I’ll continue to wear them, but I will NEVER set foot (or thigh) in one of their stores again. At least, not until that vile man is gone and someone who appreciates a strong woman is in his place.
Chip Wilson whining about how it costs more to produce a wider variety of sizes. Sniff, sniff, yeah right, he’s crying all the way to the bank. Lululemon’s policy undercuts all those feel-good self-empowering words they print on their little bags. The store employees have always been sweet, but I won’t be sh opping there anymore.
If you can review, or better yet find, any plus sized fitness clothing, I would greatly appreciate it. I’m talking 2xl or 3xl, xl is not plus sized.
There are probably some really good creative people at Lululemon who are lamenting their CEO’s horrible PR bedside manner. He’s got a great company and must hire some amazing people because seriously I have not found better workout clothes. So I’m trying to put his stupidity out of my mind and thinking of the people behind the scenes who are the real geniuses while continue to buy their brand. The way those clothes make your butt look just can’t be beat. Even that picture above is fine and all but it’s not magical like those Lululemon crops. 😉 Dammit!
Oh Chip, just shut up already.
Are the pants sheer????
We didn’t find them to be!
Hi! I really want to try their clothes but am concerned about sizing – how did you find their sizing fit! What size do you normally wear and what size did you order – in both top and bottom? I`m using their size guide – is it pretty accurate? Thanks.
I found their sizes to be pretty right on for me and what I normally wear. If you do want things a little roomier though, I’d size up for sure!
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