Guess who’s back, back again, with a brand new activewear haul! Whilst scrolling through my Instagram, my heart skipped a beat when I saw booty queen, Sommer Ray, collaborating yet again another exciting collaboration with Pretty Little Thing activewear. It then dawn to me that PLT have their own activewear. PLT is famously known for their stylish designs and cheap price tag so why did I not to think to check out their activewear?! Activewear hauls are a great way to find gymwear inspiration. That’s why I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give you an insight to what pieces caught my eye from PLT x Sommer Ray collection. Brace yourself lovelies, here’s my very honest Pretty Little Thing Activewear review.
BLACK BAND SHORT SLEEVE CROP TOP AND SHORTS
It’s clear to see that Sommer Ray is back making a statement with her second drop of PLT activewear essentials. I’ll admit, some outfits woohed me more than others, like this cute short sleeved crop top. I’m a sucker for minimalistic detail, so this piece (teamed with matching cycling shorts) had potential to look effortlessly stylish thanks to it’s all black theme and flirty white italic logo. However, the dream started to fade away once I tried the two together. I felt more ready to dive into the great barrier reef rather than walk into a gym. My idea of rocking the KimmyK athleisure look was certainly not a reality.
The material is stretchy, a plus whilst exercising, but was tight around my neck which felt uncomfortable and itchy. Being comfortable in what you are wearing at the gym is important for me whilst working out. Even though the shorts felt more snug than the crop top, my gymwear has to support me from top to bottom in order to push myself at the gym.
Overall, brushing the scuba driving vibes away, the two piece cycling shorts trend grows on me but this look from PLT is certainly more fashion than function. If you are looking to blend the rules between gym wear and day wear then perhaps team the shorts with an oversized jumper or crop top with your favourite leggings. That way you can go from sports to street with ease.
Crop top – £12.00 Shorts – £15.00
PLT STONE KEYHOLE SPORTS BRA AND CROPPED LEGGINGS
Like I mentioned before, I rarely wear statement designs with block lettering and patterns because lil ol minimalistic does it for me. Although, for some reason this set stood out for me. Thinking back now I don’t know what planet I was on, I’ll be honest with you lovelies, this was a failure on me! The material felt very cheap, but in it’s defence what do you expect when the whole set comes to £30.00
It felt like I was wearing a very thin swimming costume. Even though I was covered with fabric, I felt naked and very slinky with it on. I had access material bulging at my front which triggered my swimming costume reference. Remember being a kid and finding entertainment by blowing up your swimming costume with water? Simple life back then. Well that’s what this material reminds me of doing.
What I’ve learnt is that there are some items that only the Sommer Rays of the world can confidently pull off and this set is quite frankly a no from me. Again, I don’t know why the style reels me in but I’m smacked in the face but it’s functionality. This set wouldn’t last 5 minutes in a gym session, I have a feeling I would be spending more time adjusting the sports bra and leggings than I would working out.
On a positive note, I was pleasantly surprised by the bra’s keyhole design as this something I’ve noticed before in brands and always wanted to try. If you are in the small boob club like moi then you’ll be pleased to know that this style of bra helps create a flattering illusion of a voluminous chest, however if only the material was less slinky and more dense you would’ve had yourself a winner.
Before I conclude my Pretty Little Thing activewear haul, the reason why I love to do activewear hauls is to hopefully inspire you to wear stylish and supportive gymwear that is not only going to make you look great but feel exceptional too. The way activewear makes me feel can completely transform my motivation to workout. There’s nothing like a new cute sports bra to get my butt in the gym. That’s why my hauls are (hand on heart) honest to the core, I want nothing more then for you to find something that you feel amazing wearing whilst exercising. Even though the items from PLT didn’t suit me, doesn’t mean it’ll be the same for somebody else.
Sommer Ray is certainly here to serve you with her ‘out there’ activewear essentials. If you are looking for snazzy activewear on a budget then PLT is here for you, all the same expect less quality in terms of functionality and gymwear that is ready to support you along your fitness journey. Thank you for reading my Pretty Little Thing Activewear review, if you would like to see more activewear hauls please comment below your favourite brand. Meanwhile, check out PLT full range of activewear here.