GYMSHARK X Whitney Simmons Collection Review (and lookbook)
The highly anticipated collaboration with one of Gymsharks most loved and well known athletes dropped just last week and I for one could not wait to get my hands on them! Whitney Simmons has been working alongside Gymsharks founder Ben Francis to deliver a game changing collection that include seven pieces coming in six colours (beautiful blue, Whitney grey, washed sage, hot fire pink, mountain Moab and black) and I managed to get myself four pieces which I will break down for you now. I will cover: material quality, squat proof/ sweat proof and overall sizing and comfort as well as the beautiful design aspects in the look book at the end of the post.
HOT FIRE PINK SPORTS BRA
Here is the first piece which is the Hot Fire Pink sports bra in size Small^
The detailing at the back includes a gold hoop which holds the straps together and looks absolutely stunning as the gold and pink fit so beautifully together. The hoop also adds some depth to what would otherwise be a quite basic sports bra.
Whitney also chose to include a gold metal bar with her name on it to every piece which I think is a lovely touch, however, do be careful when washing the garments and make sure to wash them inside out on a cold wash (30 degrees or lower) and let them air dry.
Here you can see Whitneys trademark saying "its a beautiful day to be alive" printed onto each piece which is stunning but also not always noticeable due to the small and delicate handwriting. Never the less it is a lovely touch!
SWEAT PROOF: Only slightly shows underarm sweat, low cut so it doesn't grip onto back fat either!
MATERIAL: Super soft and premium quality.
BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHORTS
Here on the shorts the quote is located on the inside of the back panel.
Note that there is no front seam going down to the crotch area! A god send for ladies who actively avoid getting camel toe at the gym, they are my favourite shorts Gymshark have ever made because of this detail.
The Whitney Simmons metal bar adds a touch of shine to a flat pair of shorts too as the material makes them matte in texture and appearance.
The Gymshark logo is in a pale blue so it doesn't stand out on the shorts and I love this because it is so subtle and pretty!
SWEAT PROOF: Not 100% due to the light colour but if you're not at the gym to sweat then what is the point?
SQUAT PROOF: Absolutely yes
MATERIAL: Like a second skin, so soft and hugging.
WHITNEY GREY JOGGERS
I purchased the joggers knowing I would either love or hate them... thankfully I do love them however I did have to purchase them in a size extra small as I anticipated them being too big for me in my usual size small. I was correct and they fit like a dream. They have a tie around the waist so you can cinch it in or have it loose. They are also slightly cropped at at 7/8 length which is great for shorter girls who have to roll up their leggings.
Whitneys quote can be found on the ankle of the left leg.
The logo is also on the ankle of the right leg.
SWEAT PROOF: Grey is never sweat proof sadly.
SQUAT PROOF: Yes!
MATERIAL: Very thick and cosy.
HOT FIRE PINK LEGGINGS
These leggings are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Gymsharks best I dare say, as the material is comparable to a second skin in its soft nature, as well as the 7/8 crop so no need to roll them up.
No middle seam again, so no camel toe.
The logo is pastel pink and a subtle detail again.
The back has a laser cut detail which acts as ventilation for sweat! It is also extremely pretty and adds something to the plain leggings. They are simple and staple for any gym-goers wardrobe.
SWEAT PROOF: I have not experienced and sweat showing!
SQUAT PROOF: Yes! No booty shadows here.
MATERIAL: Soft and hugging.
(( LOOK BOOK COMING THURSDAY ))
Here is the link to the gymshark website: https://uk.gymshark.com
Although the collection is no longer available in the UK or USA there has been speculation of another restock so keep your eyes peeled!