You know I love activewear and when City Chic offered to send me a few pieces from their newly released CCX range to road test I was all in. I jumped online, punched in my choices and sat back to wait for the postie. He came, we chatted and the dog went crazy at his high viz vest, as usual. Man, my postie is so patient and lovely, hi 5 to all the posties and delivery dudes out there.
I love colour in activewear, in fact it’s pretty much mandatory in my workouts. I wish plus size active wear would get the memo and do more of it….make it ALL about the colour, and print. Yup, I love pattern and print too!
When I ripped open my parcel I was bummed there wasn’t more colour, a little panel here and there but for me it wasn’t enough. Of course if you are new to colour in activewear it may be perfect 🙂
The 3/4 pants are a great fit although I’m 5ft7 and the pants were more like full length on me. The high waistband means I felt supported and I said goodbye to the muffin top. The waistband also had a concealed front pocket and zip rear pocket with added drawstring waist for a more ‘personalised fit’.
The best news was they passed the ‘yoga test’, if pants pass the yoga test then they are winners in my book. There’s lots of bending in yoga so if my pants stay put and don’t continually roll down I’m super happy. The City Chic pants stayed put! The only downside for the pants was the weight, they are thick and a little heavy which would be perfect in the cooler months but at the height of summer they were a little too hot.
Style kudos for the mesh panel on the side of the calf and blue insert, YAY for colour! Find the pants *HERE
I can’t even. Yes I was sent an underwire sports bra and no I won’t recommend it. Sorry, I have to be honest and this bra did things to my boobs that were a crime against the girls. Massive spillage, didn’t sit flat in the centre, the shortest underwire I have EVER seen in a bra…list goes on. Yes I was in the correct size and sorry, no thumbs up from me.
ZIP FRONT TANK TOP
Back in the 80’s I was rocking an electric blue zip front, high cut, full piece pair of togs. I loved those togs hard and thought I could easily audition for a Roxette video clip, I felt so hot in them. Cue the return of the zip front, in activewear. Well played City Chic, well played. It’s fun, has colour and when a girl wants to pop a little cleavage (or not) the zip front comes into it’s own. You know what would have been cool?…a coloured zip 🙂
The length was a little long for me and I would have liked wider straps but the zip made up for that. Note this is a fitted style. Find the zip front top *HERE.
The City Chic Activewear range is available in sizes XS – XXL (14 – 24)
til next time,
* These items were sent to me for editorial consideration as per my disclosure policy. This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission from purchases sold via the links. You don’t pay any more.