Thursday, 15 May 2014

Activewear for Fatties!

This post follows on from my last one about my experience of being fat and going to a yoga class. Taking Shape sent me these bits months and months ago but I hadn't had a chance to use them yet so hadn't featured them. I didn't want to just review how they fit but more how they fared up against being worn to exercise and move about in. 

Ready to get yoga-ing!
I've never found activewear so comfortable before. It usually consists of hideous baggy tracksuit bottoms that are skin tight on the thighs and sag at the knees and oversized t-shirts. Taking Shape activewear is exactly the same as the activewear people under a size 18 get. Everything fit perfectly and because it has sports-tech fabric it kept me cool and stopped me getting too stinky. The leggings did start to fall down a bit after an hour of stretching and yoga-ing but I fully expected that because I asked for an XXL when I could have easily gotten into a XL. The jacket was perfect for the cooling down/relaxation part of the class, it's not overly heavy and warm on but retains just the right amount of heat to protect muscles. I went for an XXL in both the polo and the jacket because I much prefer things to be loose when I'm exercising so I don't feel too self conscious about things sticking to me. 

Seeexxxyyyy
Taking Shape Live-in Jacket (down to £15 from £35!)
Taking Shape Infinity Polo (down to £9 from £20)

There's quite a few more activewear items on the website so if you're a size 14-26, have a look

Love,
Mrs D x

These items were gifted to me but I wasn't paid to write this. 
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4 comments

  1. These look really nice. I guess you could try taking in the bottoms a little bit if they're too big. Although I'm not sure if the material would hold the stitches very well as it'll be a bit slippery. My work shirts are made of that material and it's great because if it gets when(which it always does because I work in an aquarium) then it dries so quickly.
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  2. Wow, they look lovely. I always work out in baggy jogging bottoms and an oversized t shirt but they're too big and I get tangled up in them! They've got some lovely stuff at good prices!

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  3. You look great in them! They look comfortable and practical!

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  4. Great to see something comfy and functional. I especially like the leggings. They look good but seem functional and supportive! :)

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