Fabletics April Review: Mosaic Motivation

April Fabletics review and haul: Mosaic print and Salar foldovers
I pretty much fell in love with this mosaic print that Fabletics released in April, to the point where I bought several pieces. Since the May collection drops today, here are my impressions of the items (clockwise from left: Salar foldover capri, Sintra bra, Oula tank in Inkwell, Oula tank in turquoise, Suva II run shorts).
  • Salar foldover capri: This is my first time trying these capris, and while I love the print and the general soft feel of the fabric, I’m not in love with the rest of them. The foldover styling is cute, but the execution isn’t so great. The Salar foldover is described as maximum compression, but I didn’t feel any compression. In some spots in my regular size, they felt loose, like around the knees. I also felt like when the fabric stretched, they became too light. I’ll still wear them to resistance training, because they’re not see-through, and they are reasonably comfortable.
  • Sintra bra: I’m still loving the Sintra bra, especially in the mosaic print. It’s supportive, and the padding and higher neckline are good for modesty’s sake. Very comfortable, even with the adjustable straps and hook closure, and supportive enough for running.
  • Oula tanks: I still view the Oula tanks as good basics to keep your drawer, but nothing truly special. I got the Inkwell and turquoise tanks to go with my mosaic prints; they wick moisture and can be whipped off and wrapped around your wrist on a hot day, so they are useful.
  • Suva II run shorts: These are still great basic shorts. I’ve taken them for runs, and I do like the lining and overall comfort level of the shorts.
One item isn’t pictured, and that’s because I had to send it back: the Aruba II wrap. Based on the reviews, I sized down, and I still felt like it was too big. And the returns process can be a bit tedious; it takes over a week for an item to reach the warehouse, and then it’s hit or miss whether or not it will be processed in a timely manner. My advice is to proceed with caution if you have to return something; make sure you put reminders in your calendar to follow up.

I’m unimpressed with the pre-orders that Fabletics has been offering lately as well. I definitely want the animal print Salar capris that are on the website, but I despise pre-orders. I never did it for DVDs and CDs I desperately wanted, and I don’t want to do it now. Fingers crossed that those come out of pre-order very, very soon.

But for the price and general quality, you can’t beat Fabletics