Some workout pieces look super-cute online, and even in the store. But after a vigorous workout we find they just can’t keep up. So how’s a girl decide if a brand is worth the purchase without turning a fitting room into your personal gym? By reading this post.

Lovely in LA Calia 1T-Shirt: Calia | Pants: Calia | Shoes: Nike

I recently partnered up with Calia by Carrie to feature new pieces each month on my Instagram. However, I thought I’d do a breakdown of looks thus far here on the blog. Overall, I love her line. The fabric is solid, some pieces are compression, and all pieces avoid the dreaded VPL (visible panty line).  The pants seem to stay in place while moving (all types of activity – running, yoga, walking etc.) ensuring none of those awkward moments of having to stop mid run to pull up your pants or readjust your top from creeping up.  The only complaint I have really, is that I wish some of the plus size pieces were a little more fashion forward and trendy.

calia by carrie plus size activewear reviewTop: Calia | Pants: Calia

Most notably, they’re fairly size inclusive as well! They offer most of the same styles in sizes xs-2x. Along those lines, the sizing is pretty true to size as well. I wore a 1x in most pieces, although I could have probably sizes up to a 2x for a looser fit in some items like tops.

calia by carrie plus sizeTop: Calia | Shorts: Calia

Furthermore, Calia has everything from shorts to tank tops to mesh and cut out leggings.

Calia Plus Size ActivewearTop: Calia | Pants: Calia

Calia plus size activewear review lovely in laTop: Calia | Pants: Calia

Calia by Carrie cold shoulder sweater workout top Outfit Details| Top: Calia | Pants: Calia

calia by carrie plus size activewear review lovely in laTop: Calia | Pants: Calia | Shoes: Nike

Finally, as I am doing more activities that require cute activewear I will be reviewing more brands! Let me know if there are any you would like to see! You can find some older reviews here.  xx – Rachel


  1. Yeah, I was curious about her stuff and the quality. I don’t have a Dicks sporting goods near me but I suppose I can order online.

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