Target C9 Activewear Review

Time to get those heart rates up!


C9 Champion Sports Bra | C9 Champion Leggings

The nitty gritty: Influenster sent me the sports bra to try out and review. The leggings were purchased on my own since they looked so darn awesome.

I love Target, we all know this. I mean, what female out there doesn’t love Target. But the one thing I’ve never loved at Target? Their activewear. And believe me I’ve tried. The designs are darn cute and the price point is amazing, but the fabrics are very thin and more often than not, end up see through stretched over your bum. While my overall opinion has improved slightly with this review, it hasn’t improved by much.

The C9 bras run small. I’m a pretty solid small in almost every activewear line I’ve tried and I normally wear an XS-S in Target clothing, but I needed a medium in all of the C9 bras I tried on. Technically a small fit, but I ended up with quad-boobs and the fabric stretched to the point of being see through. I had no see through issues with the medium and felt fairly comfortable and supported upon initial wear. The cami bra I tried is described for medium support and I would almost agree except that the material stretched out during my work out and pretty much led to no support–this is seriously awkward when you are doing cardio. I’d actually advise going for the quad-boob size first since the fabric stretches out that much. I do love the fact that it comes with removable padding and the bra itself is very comfortable–no chafing, no seam or tag rubbing. I’ve repurposed it as a lounge/travel bra, but won’t be using it again for future workouts. I honestly wouldn’t even use it for yoga as the band tends rises up.

My experience with the leggings is more limited. Fit wise, the leggings seem to be more true to size, but run a bit small in the waist. As you can see in the photo above, the waistline pinches in, but sizing up to a medium led to super baggy knees. As a result, I only tried the leggings on and not during a work out. However, given how much my sports bra stretched out, I think leggings would’ve ended up working out well in a small–but really who plans for that? Or wants to waste money hoping that it’ll fit well after the fact? On the plus side, the leggings passed the bend over test quite well, so at least the fabric quality has gotten better.

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