I tried Workout Empire for the first time last April and I fell in love! The SHMN collection is everything: the fabric is soft with a barely-there feel; the collection is seamless, which gives it a sleek fit; and the fabric can stretch for days. I wish they would make more activewear sets in this fabric and seamless design! Since then, I’ve had Workout Empire on my list of go-to activewear brands.

Last year, I received a gift card from the brand- not in exchange for a sponsored post- after I posted a picture in my SHMN outfit on my Instagram story. Apparently, Workout Empire sends out gift cards monthly to winners of their silent contest; but you’ll have to make a post/story wearing a WE outfit to be in the run.

With my $150 gift card, I got the Evolve sports bra and legging, With Confidence sweater, and Strong is Female Hoodie, which I’m wearing in the pic below.

So if you’re curious about Workout Empire’s activewear or just looking to try something new, here’s my review of the Workout Empire Evolve sports bra and legging to get you going!


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  • Size: XS-XL
  • Fabric: 73% polyester, 27% spandex
  • Care: Machine wash cold, no tumble drying, no bleaching, no ironing
  • Features: Full-length gusset
  • Price: $102

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Workout Empire Evolve Bra

The Workout Empire Evolve bra is a muscle-back style sports bra designed for low to high impact activities.


With a wide underbust band, removable paddings, and racerback style design, the Evolve bra is a solid sports bra for most workouts. I usually get shoulder/upper back pains from poorly constructed racerback sports bras, but this bra doesn’t put any pressure on my upper back. Also, I didn’t experience any chafing while I wore this bra.

Taking this bra off was a bit of a struggle, but that’s the downside of max support sports bras- they’re “ride or die”!


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The Evolve bra’s high neck design makes it perfect for keeping your girls out of sight while still being open enough in the back to keep you cool.


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Workout Empire Evolve Legging

The Workout Empire Evolve legging is a high-waist, full-length, color-block designed leggings made for low to high impact workouts.


The fabric is smooth to touch and has a medium to high compression feel– depending on your preference. The polyester-high spandex fabric blend gives these leggings a “hold you in” feel.

Side note; I love the copy on the Workout Empire website, whoever writes the product descriptions is hilarious!

Read their description of the fabric…

“It breathes deeper than your yoga instructor, while the moisture-wicking fabric takes perspiration into the clothes and away from you. Like a club bouncer for sweat.”

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The Evolve legging is definitely your go-to legging for tougher gym sessions. The  5″ wide waistband and full-length gusset– fabric insert in the crotch and inner leg area- make this Workout Empire legging supportive and flexible.


Squatproof? Check! The body and side panels are made from the same thick and opaque fabric. While these leggings will keep your booty hidden, they tend to show every bump and fold. Opt for seamless underwear, or try going commando in your leggings to avoid panty lines altogether.



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“Overall Thoughts on legging/sports bra”


 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. I bought the Evolve sports bra and leggings in size small and they both fit true to size.

The Workout Empire size chart stressed me out the first time because they group their clothing sizes according to weight and height!

I’m 145 lbs and 5’8″ tall, which puts me at a size S based on the size chart. After buying the SHMN set in size S-which fit perfectly-I felt comfortable getting the Evolve set in the same size.

Workout Empire Evolve Sizing Tip:

“Go with a size on the chart with the leading weight (88, 99, 110…) closest to your true weight.

If you’re considering sizing down, make sure you’re well at the boundary between two sizes. For example, if you’re 176-177lbs and 5’9″, you could size down to an M for a super compressive fit. But if you were 180lbs and 5’9″, a size L would be safer.”

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Also, on the website, the brand recommends sizing down if you’re in between sizes. Although it’s hard to tell if you are in between sizes!
” In between sizes? Think “Squats” and go down.”
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What I loved

Here’s what I loved about the Workout Empire Evolve set:

  1. Style

    I love the teal color and color-block design. This stylish set is perfect for athleisure wear!



What I’d Improve

A few downsides of this WE set:

  1. Fit

    The Evolve bra has a decent amount of support and fits true to size, but the panels in the back don’t do much else. The panels are actually loose and if you saw the close-up picture in the bra section, you probably noticed how awkwardly the panels hang. I think they should have made the panels elastic or done away with them completely.


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 Should You Buy Workout Empire Evolve?

  • Perfect for low to high impact activities.
  • Great for yoga, pilates, running errands, and lounging.
  • Perfect for athleisure styling.
  • Good for the active chick on a budget. See other affordable activewear brands.

How To Care For Your Workout Empire Activewear

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.

Place your Evolve leggings and sports bra in a mesh bag before throwing them in the washer. This will ensure that the smooth 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 Workout Empire activewear in pristine condition!

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