We Tried a Bunch of CALIA by Carrie Underwood Apparel — Here’s What We Thought
Y’all know Carrie Underwood, right?
And you know how she has a workout apparel line: CALIA by Carrie Underwood? Well, her company sent Kristen and me a few pieces to try. And here are our thoughts after putting them to the sweaty test.
Women’s Inner Power Crossback Sports Bra ($42)
This is a pretty good moderately supportive sports bra for the price. The fabric is smooth, so it’s comfy and there’s a foam liner that helps with coverage and support. Great for medium-impact activities and ideal for C cups or smaller, the back design is really fun — and the fabric has moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties for freshness. —Jenn
Women’s Four Strand Braided Headband ($12)
I had high hopes. It’s thick enough to look cool and funky and has a bit of grippy material on the backside to hold it in place. My first workout went well, but … during my second workout with it, however, it started to slip, and halfway through it was on the floor. It should be noted that this has been the case with every thick headband I’ve ever tried, so it was a valiant effort that I’m sure would work for people who don’t have a head shape that refuses to play nicely with cute headbands. —Kristen
Women’s Essential Crossover Fitted Capris ($60)
There are a million different kinds of workout capris out there — and the bar is set high when it comes to quality. And for the price, these are pretty much exactly what you pay for. They’re not quite as soft or luxurious feeling as say, a pair of Brooks or Athleta, BUT they, like, hold up way better than something you can pick up from Target. The length is flattering, they have a cool crossover hem that’s unique, and they have a flat seam that stays put so that you can focus on your workout — and not adjusting your pants. —Jenn
Wide Brim Floppy Hat ($30)
Love it, although the shape is quite different than what’s on the site — mine is much floppier. Obviously, it’s not a workout accessory, but I love having stylish hats available to throw on when I’m meeting friends and have little time to get ready post-workout, and this is definitely a fit for that. It’s great with a side braid or messy hair down. (Probably would also be great with non-messy hair down, but that’s not really my reality, so … ) —Kristen
Women’s Support Strap Back Double Layer Tank Top ($55) & Women’s Flow Loop Back Logo Graphic Tank Top ($35)
Both of these tops are winners. The one on the left is almost dressy with some structure to it and is great for a yoga or barre class or — let’s be honest — brunch (anything where you’re not getting too sweaty) and the top on the right is flowy, soft and more relaxed. I love wearing the graphic tank when lifting weights or walking — it’s got just the right mix of function and girliness. —Jenn
Have you tried any pieces from the CALIA by Carrie Underwood line? What did you think? —Jenn & Kristen
I have a light jacket that I picked up on super sale and I have worn it non stop this fall. Super cute and very flattering cut (hello, waist!), and is lower in the back so no chance of lower back peeping out.
I have a pair of the full length version of the capris you tried as well as the sports bra. I have really enjoyed both. I wear the pants all the time with a tunic length top. Both working out and for casual wear, they’ve been a lifesaver for my postpartum middle.
I have a pair of pants and a bra. Awesome! Love the quality, the fit, the patterns.
Although, I like the Styles in her Editions… Her bottoms do not offer the support the bottom and crotch area (at all) compared to other brands at half the price. I have purchased two different styles so far for $75.00 each hoping it would be a different. Was sadly disappointed
I have many other brands in these headbands, wear them as headbands and neck scarfs. The price is so reasonable I have them on my list to order more. Love all the patterns.
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I have a over the head hooded sweatshirt. Any water that gets on it looks like a stain. The shirt is comfortable but it makes me crazy when I feel like I have stains on me. The sweatshirt is not what I thought it would be when I purchased it.
Do you know if Calia by Carrie has an affiliate program?
I bought 2 of the diamond mesh long sleeve shirts for my girlfriend for Christmas and after the first time wearing them, they have a million pulls, like the shirt is coming apart – so cheaply made, terrible quality. Too bad bc they’re really cute.
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