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Sunday, October 12, 2014

My Victoria's Secret Sport Knockout collection review, complimentary from Victoria's Secret and Influenster

Please note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

When Influenster told me I was chosen to be one of the complimentary recipients of the #VSSportTester Vox Box, I was delighted. Victoria's Secret Sport and Influenster sent me the Knockout sports bra and the Knockout crop pant. As a former lingerie saleswoman for both boutiques and Nordstrom, I have a discerning taste for all lingerie, including sports bras! I've followed Victoria's Secret Sport ("VSX") since it launched in early 2013, my first purchase from them being "The Incredible" in solid Hello Lovely (a hot pink).

To be perfectly honest, I'm a lingerie snob. I can tell when a woman is wearing an ill-fitting or incorrectly-sized bra. Even if you're on a budget, you can now easily find affordable bras for your wardrobe. Victoria's Secret has upped their game in the past year. The brand has expanded their cup offerings and I'm finding it much easier to find my size, 32DD, in stock.

The VSX sports bras offer a wide range of styles serving low intensity workouts to high impact sports. From wireless to wired, front closure (with a backup zip) to classic back closure, Victoria's Secret sports bras are currently sold in two size runs: S – XL and 32A – 40DD. (32 – 38DDD in select styles as well).

I now have two VSX bras in my fitness bra rotation (which also includes Freya, UnderArmour, and DKNY). What makes the VSX bras different from the others? Coverage, for one, offers me two layers of fabric to cover me where I need it. Secondly, the VSX bras offer fun patterns, not just solids. Thirdly, the straps are comfortable and don't budge during long, high-intensity workouts!

The pattern Victoria's Secret and Influenster sent me is a sweet neon floral with a black base. The Knockout VSX bra also has convertible straps – easily snapping from classic to crossback. The breathable fabric, Body Wick technology, and concealed wire prevent discomfort. I highly recommend it.


The Victoria's Secret Sport Vox Box included the Knockout by Victoria's Secret crop pant. The crop pant is unlike anything in my fitness wardrobe. It fits like a second skin with the same Body Wick fabric. It sits from just under the belly button to just below the knee. It includes a hidden drawstring and pocket in the waistband. The size run is XS – L and I was sent a perfectly-fitting medium in heather gray.

The crop pant is snug, but it's comfortable and not sheer. I don't find it to be the kind of pant I'd pull on as loungewear, but for a basic fitness pant, especially in these cooler months, it has the perfect coverage and style for me. I think it would be ideal for cycling, running, and strength training equipment due to the length and fitted style.



Have you purchased any of the Victoria's Secret Sport collection?

14 comments:

  1. After reading your review, I will check out these VS styles before purchasing badly-needed updates for my workout wardrobe.

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    1. Sounds awesome, Mom! We should browse the options together. At least I know you are properly sized :)

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  2. I love that floral! I saw their athletic line for the first time in person last week. I am also on the larger bust size and appreciate their sizing choices. Normal workout bras are so unflattering. I will try this out. Thank you!

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    1. Let me know if you need any sizing tips, Farrah! I hope you have great luck with their selection.

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  3. I'm putting the crop pant on my list!

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    1. You'll have to let me know your thoughts on it and the fit. It really is snug but after you wear it once you realize it actually fits well. There's a gusset so there isn't anything getting in it's way, haha. ;)

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  4. Oh wow, those bras are cute and look pretty supportive. Any tips on other brands of bras for general (non-active) wear? So far, my faves are Calvin Klein's bras, but am curious what your experience would recommend and tips to ensure proper fit?

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    1. Joanna - there are SO many great bra brands out there. I currently own bras from Cleo (Panache), MarieJo, Fantasie, Freya, DKNY, Calvin Klein, and Wacoal. All of them are for all different kinds of tops/dresses and all fit me wonderfully. You can find them sold online at SimplyBeach, HerRoom, BareNecessities, and lots of finer US department stores/boutiques.

      When you are shopping for a bra the first thing to do is to measure for your band size. When I take a tape measure, I run it around my torso just where my breast tissue meets my rib cage. My measurement there is 31", so I get a 32 band because then the bra is going to be snug and supportive at my base, and all the bras I get at 32 will be able to stretch out as I wear them, so they start out on only the first line of clasps in the back. To get my cup size, I measure from the buttom of my breast tissue to the nipple, which is 4.5 - 5". That equals a DD or E cup (depending on the brand and style of the bra). A = 1", B = 2", C = 3", D = 4", DD = 5". I hope that helps?

      Since I have no idea on your size that's about all I can tell you in this comment but feel free to email me directly for more advice.

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  5. Ah so cute! Jealous of your Vicky garb. Love those patterns too!

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    1. SO cute but don't be jealous - let's go shopping together when you get back! The patterns are so great - I think you'll love the colorblock ones, too.

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  6. Cute pieces! I love VS work out pants, especially the cropped ones, I have been using them for yoga, running and other exercises. Most of all they are pretty affordable when comparing to other name brand work out brands. thank you for sharing the behind the scenes video! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! It is great to hear that your VSX pants have been working out well for you. I agree that they are SO comfortable - definitely exceeding my expectations.

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