Nancy Rose Performance Gear: Review and Giveaway! (contest closed)

by ~jenniferlynn on May 12, 2014

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Stealing a line from my favorite Crossfit-man-blogger, Chris, “Look good, feel good, do good.”

When it comes to Crossfit, I may be a sweaty makeupless mess, but I always like stylish Crossfit workout gear. I know, that’s not the point, but I won’t deny remarks on the flattery of yoga pants on a Crossfit girl’s body really don’t seem to get old to me. They don’t call me “Hudy Booty” for nothing.. 😉

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I was approached by Nancy Rose Performance to review two of their popular products: a Relevé tank  ($74) and their Plank crop ($72); and of course I said yes! Cute, stylish, new workout gear designed by an elite gymnast who combined her love of athletics and fashion- sold. When I first received my items, I noticed how much care was taken in the package delivery. The items came in a cute little reusable tote bag, and wrapped with care.

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What I Love

  • Colors: While lately I have been wearing some bolder colors, you can never have too many black pants, and the neutral styles and prints of the Nancy Rose collection make these pieces perfect staples to any workout wardrobe.

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  • Material: I have historically bought inexpensive brand workout pants which often fail the “squat test” or show sweat through them, but the thick compression material on these pass all the tests. They do not ride up nor fall down and withstood multiple Crossfit workouts.
  • Style: I love the straps on the back of the tank, and love the built-in bra cups. The tank has a very flattering shape at the top to clearly show off shoulder and back muscles, which is a huge plus. The pants are probably one of my most favorite workout capris now. They are extremely figure flattering, and even though I may already have a bit of a booty, they advertise these capris will give a little “lift” where it is needed.
  • Washing: Both pieces can be tossed in the drier, but like most of my other workout clothes, I washed them and laid them flat to dry. The pants were like-new after being washed and dried, and the shirt was a bit wrinkly, but that tends to happen to a lot of things that I air-dry (does anyone else have this problem?) I have a love/hate relationship with the removable cups such as these, as it is easy to reshape after washing, but also a pain to have to put them back into place.
  • Customer Service: Thankfully, the pieces fit perfectly and I did not have to do any returns or exchanges, but when I asked about the policy if my outfit did not fit (especially for someone who may pay a hefty price for the set), they were happy to answer any questions that I had, plus offer free shipping and returns.

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What I Less than Love

Based on personal preference alone and nothing against the quality of the clothing, here is where the outfit fell short for me:

  • Style: The top isn’t very practical because of the tie on the side for Crossfit or weightlifting. I tried multiple ways to tie it, but couldn’t find one that the knot or bow wasn’t getting in the way of me doing my thing. This probably would be fine for wearing to yoga or a low-intensity workout, but if I was picking the outfit myself, I would have opted for a more streamline design, such as their Warrior Tank (which looks perfect for Crossfit!).

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Update: Since I first tried this shirt on, I realized I just had no idea how to tie it! When I expressed my concern about the styling, the staff at Nancy Rose informed me that it should wrap around an additional time, thus eliminating the knot in the front, and making it a bit more functional for my use. I still would prefer a tank without it, but it made a lot more sense when worn properly!

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  • Price: I am a bargainista, and would have a very hard time paying more than $25 for a shirt, let alone upwards of $75. I could possibly justify paying so much for the pants since they are more of a basic workout wardrobe staple, but still the price tag is a bit of a deterrent to me.

Overall, I am pleased with the quality and fit of the outfit, with the only major issue being the price, but know that you are getting quality tested and gear, with free shipping and returns for guaranteed satisfaction. Nancy Rose carries sizes 2-12, with an easy to follow sizing chart to ensure that you are getting the right size.

To keep up with Nancy Rose Performance and be the first to know about new styles and products,  you can follow them on Google+, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest, or Facebook!

If you would like to have an opportunity to win your own outfit, enter below!

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Chris May 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Hey thanks for the shout out!! Yes, it’s absolutely proven true that when you look better you perform better! The apparel looks awesome, unfortunately I don’t think she carries my size… Bummer.

~jenniferlynn May 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Enter for the wifey?

Jill May 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I like the Vitality Tank .

Jordan K May 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Cute outfit!

Wendi May 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Love the geometric & warrior tanks…super cute!

Shannon May 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Love the coil tank!

Beki May 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I love the outfit! I’m with you though, that tie doesn’t look very Crossfit friendly. I worry that would annoy the heck out of me! The pricing seems steep, but if it’s great quality and a great fit, I could see myself paying it.
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Heather May 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Love the outfit!

Lauren May 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I like the corkscrew crops and the fusion tank!

penny May 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Love the capris, but also love all their clothes

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May 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm

This would be so hard to chose – all the tops are great! I really like your tank. I would not have guessed to wrap it twice. That big knot would have pissed me off LOL.

donna May 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

i am always looking for good crossfit pants and those look liek they fit the bill!

amanda May 12, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Love a great workout crop!

Jill May 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm

awesome giveaway!

Abi@AbsofSteel May 12, 2014 at 4:37 pm

all of their designs are so cute but I really like the odyssey tank in particular!
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Kristin May 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Cute outfit. Most of my workout gear is Grub City so I could use some nicer clothes that I can actually be seen out in public wearing. =D

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May 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE capris, obvi 🙂
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Nancy Man May 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm

If I were going to create an outfit, I think I’d go with the Odyssey Tank and the Mermaid Pant. Really nice-looking stuff!

My middle name is Rose, btw, so when I saw the title of this post it made me do a double-take. 🙂
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Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness May 13, 2014 at 5:22 am

You are right! That is very cute and I would have to agree that a “no tie” style would be more practical. Great review!
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Amber @ Fit Foodie Runs May 13, 2014 at 8:02 am

Loving that tank! The tie is my favorite part! SUPER stylish! I would love to sport this outfit on one of my “training fun runs.” Every Coach should be stylish, right?
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Renee @ Bendiful Blog May 13, 2014 at 8:10 am

Ohhhhh I really like the knots on this shirt and I have very little in purple! I can see where they would be in the way for Crossfit but Yoga/pilates they would be perfect! I’ve never heard of this line before, great review.
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Melissa May 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

I think the ballerina tank is super cute. I also love the crops you are wearing.
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May 13, 2014 at 9:56 am

Oh man this is so hard! I love love love the outfit you have. I would use this primarily for yoga, so I think I’d have to go with the Fusion Wrap Top Paintstorm. I’m completely torn between the Spiral Crop Pants and Plank Footless Tights though…
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Andrea May 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

Great post and such a cute outfit! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

Rust May 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I like the ballerina tank and the mermaid pant.

jessica chan May 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

i’d love the All Workout Racerback Tank and the Rocker pant

Jamie May 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I really like the essential sweatshirt and the crop pants and Kaleidoscope Printed Plank Crop

Ashley C May 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

I’d love to get the Odyssey Tank in Scarlett and the Three Tone Crop


jess b May 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm
Nikki N May 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

I like the All Workout Racerback Tank and the Python Printed Plank Crop pants!

sa collins May 14, 2014 at 4:25 am

I love the teaser pants and the lotus long sleeve tee. Thank you for the opportunity.

Leah Baird May 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

I would choose the Rocker Pant with Keyhole Long Sleeve Tee Paintstorm top. There are so many cute options, it’s so hard to pick!

Bara May 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm

I have a hard time choosing but my favourite pants are the Plank Crop – Workout Pants or the Plank Pant – Workout Leggings. For the top I like either the Meditation Racerback Tank Top and the Basic Tank. Oh and I love the aqua Infinity Jacket.

Sandra May 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm

i like the teaser pant

Mary May 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

I’d love to own the wrap tank that you tried! Seriously cute — I think it would actually help me lift more! 🙂

Mariaelena May 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I like the geometric tank

Rebecca Parsons May 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

I would choose the Flow Tank

Elle May 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

I really like the classic black capris and a razorback tank.

Carla S May 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I like the meditation tank.

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May 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

I’d love the Odyssey Tank
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Julie Lee May 18, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Love the Keyhole long sleeve in painstorm!

Em Ma May 19, 2014 at 2:59 pm

I’d choose the Vitality Tank Top or the Odyssey Tank and the Balance Pant

Laura May 20, 2014 at 7:44 am

I really like the style of the top, but I’m not sure how it’d work with a sports bra! Would like to try one, though, just to see how it looks.
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~jenniferlynn May 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

It has a built-in bra.. Which works well with a lack of chest..

Heidi A. May 20, 2014 at 8:37 am

I’m always in the search of good pants for CrossFit–they need to stay in place. Summer is coming . . . tanks need to come out!!! Super cute top

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May 20, 2014 at 11:18 am

Really I would like anything that would fit my chest.

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