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.