This week’s activewear review spotlight is on a Swedish brand called Workout Empire. I found out about this brand on Instagram and I decided to see what they were about.
The thing I love the most about the Swedish activewear brand is its slogan: SASS, which stands for Strong, Ambitious, Styling, Stunning.
I love it when companies are passionate and promote female empowerment. I hope we can all relate to this slogan or start to find this strong woman within ourselves.
When I saw the Seamless SHMN Collection on the Workout Empire website, I was immediately drawn to it. After a long and hard discussion with myself trying to decide between the silver or the moonlight (or maybe both), I got the moonlight color.
I’m obsessed with this set and I hope they make more activewear from this fabric!
So if you’re curious about what the brand has to offer, here’s my review of the Workout Empire SHMN legging and sports bra to help!
- Size: XS-L
- Fabric: 71% polyamide, 25% Polyester, 4% Spandex
- Care: Machine wash cold, no tumble drying, no bleaching, no ironing
- Features: Moisture-wicking, lightweight
- Price: $100
Workout Empire SHMN Leggings & Sports Bra Review
Fabric & Fit
The SHMN legging and sports bra are made from a combination of polyamide and polyester that merges the characteristic softness and breathability of nylon with the fast-drying nature of polyester.
The fabric is thin and has a ‘barely-there feel’ to it just like the popular Lululemon Align leggings.
Although the fabric is thin, the leggings still have enough structure which makes it fit nicely.
The Workout Empire SHMN sports bra has many qualities of the ideal sports bra: ribbed, wide, and compressive underbust band; comfy stretchy fabric; and thick wide straps.
I do have one issue with the bra which you’ll see in the “What I’d improve” section below.
The Workout Empire SHMN leggings have a ribbed compressive waistband that will stay on your waist without having to yank them up every minute.
The SHMN fabric is mildly compressive and also is also great at wicking away moisture during intense sweaty workouts.
Also, the leggings are fitted with a wide crotch gusset to increase your degree of motion while you’re hitting those deep squats at the gym or sprawled out in warrior pose at yoga!
I mentioned that the fabric is quite thin, so I recommend wearing a seamless thong unless you’re comfortable with panty outlines.
Also, bra design ensures good coverage in the front and sides to prevent any boob spills.
These Workout Empire leggings are squatproof and will leave everything to the imagination.
If you’ve seen any of my previous activewear reviews, you’ll find that panty lines and crotch sweat are the banes of my existence.
“This workout Empire set is well made from the soft and flexible fabric to the well-finished seams and stitches. Plus, the material is constructed in a way that prevents any irksome pilling.”
Workout Empire Sizing Review
For reference, I’m a 26″ waist, 32″ bust (DD cup), 38″ hip, 5’8″ tall, and US clothing size 4.
The Workout empire size chart tripped me up a bit because they size according to weight and height (see the chart below)!
I’m 142lb and I got both the Workout Empire SHMN sports bra and leggings in sizes S, after checking out their size chart. Turns out I didn’t need to be anxious because they both fit true to size.
What I loved
Here’s what I loved about this Workout Empire set:
Fabric & Fit
The SHMN sports bra and leggings fit like a glove and are flatter your figure. Also, the soft, flexible fabric makes this set versatile and perfect for any activity from yoga to weight-lifting, and even just going about your day.
What I’d Improve
One downside of the Workout Empire SHMN sports bra:
removable pads in the sports bra because of the fabric thickness. Because of the thin fabric, my nipples were visible through the bra. All it took was a lot of sweat after a workout and a cold breeze!
Should You Buy Workout Empire SHMN?
“Yes! I wish they would make these in more colors as well as a plain version.”
- Perfect for low to medium impact activities.
- Great for yoga, weight-lifting, and lounging.
- Perfect for athleisure styling.
- Not for the active girl on a budget. See affordable activewear brands.
How To Care For Your Workout Empire Activewear
The Workout Empire SHMN set fabric is thin and soft, so they’ll need some TLC to maintain their pristine condition.
Avoid excess heat from washing in hot water, tumble-drying, or ironing as this can affect the strength of the fibers and degrade the fabric features. Instead, wash your leggings in cold water, and use a drying rack.
Also, avoid using fabric softener since it can seal the fabric, causing the fabric to become less breathable.
Luckily, polyamide fabrics are less prone to pilling, however, you should avoid unnecessary abrasion. Place your Workout Empire leggings and sports bra in a mesh bag before throwing them in the washer. This will ensure that the thin fabric doesn’t get snagged by parts from other clothing.
Remember to air out your workout clothes before your next laundry day to prevent the odor-causing bacteria from ruining your activewear fabric. Follow these steps to keep your activewear in pristine condition!
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