Los Angeles-based Vimmia is, without a doubt, a luxury brand. The prices are high – expect to shell out anywhere from $66 to $164 for Vimmia’s pieces – and even celebs like Khloe Kardashian are fans. The designs can definitely be described as L.A. edgy. However, it wasn’t just that. Vimmia first caught my eye after the aforementioned Kardashian sister was photographed wearing a pair of capris, and has really grown since its fall of 2013 debut. You can find it at Bloomingdales, Saks, Carbon38 and Revolve Clothing. The company sent me a few items to review, and I was beyond impressed with how each item performed, even if I wasn’t always crazy about the designs.
When I opened the package and saw this yellow color, I was a little turned off. It glows like Gatorade. But after hitting up a few gym classes and seeing others with similar or identical colors, I got to like it more. Plus, yellow is a unique activewear color. The shirred back grew on me as well, and I enjoyed the flattering scoop neck and built-in bra too. Although not suitable for high intensity workouts (my chest was a little too bouncy during spin class), this would be fine for your average Pilates/yoga/barre class. Plus, I loved how the sweat didn’t show too much on this tank—a very common flaw among light colored athletic clothing. I ended up enjoying this way more than I originally thought. Even though it looks relatively conservative, the shirred back, pink-colored straps and scoop neck give this just enough edge.
Out of the three, this was my favorite by far. Every feature added up to make this piece truly great. The tiny ruffled detailing on each leg made this a little daring without being over the top. The seams were flattering. The compression is fantastic. One quick thing to mention, however, is that if you’re in between sizes, I’d recommend sizing up as this is a tight fit. The material is thick, but never suffocating – not to mention that it breathes and dries well. On slight thing to note = these are low rise, and I did have issues with these slipping. To avoid that, either size up or wear a longer tank to cover up. But these are so beautiful that you’ll want everyone to see these. You’ll feel like a celebrity when you’re wearing them. I know I did. Plus, your legs will look perfect for the camera thanks to the flattering seams.
What I appreciated most about these was the material. It feels soft like cotton, but performs like the best activewear material out there. If you’re craving the feel of your favorite fleece bottoms—without that awful wet feeling when the sweat clings to you—I’d suggest trying these because the drying time is seriously impressive. I hung them up after running them through the washer and couldn’t believe how fast these dried. A neat feature for sure. However, I did find these to be a bit plain. Besides seams running down the sides, these didn’t really have any notable features. I found the level of compression on these to be a bit off. I ordered a size large (I usually toggle between a medium and large) and although it fit, these just didn’t provide enough compression. Maybe a size down would have solved this, but I’m not completely sure. These are high waisted and did hold me back a little, but not enough to justify shelling out for these. The best compression pants mold and shape you. These just clung tight to me without providing much else.
If you don’t mind shelling out for your activewear or can wait long enough for it to hit the sale section, consider Vimmia when you need to get your sweat on.
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