Giveaway: Taffy Activewear

If you’ve read this blog for any period of time, you probably already know that I have a major issue with the lack of plus size workout clothes available today (save for the ENELL Sport Bra, which you all know I pimp like I invented it). Why is it so difficult to have well made performance activewear for plus sizes? Where is the style, comfort, and function?!

Katie, owner of Taffy Activewear, contacted me to see if I wanted to try a workout outfit from their line. I honestly hadn’t heard of it before, and jumped at the chance to hopefully find another option for cute plus size workout clothes. I reviewed the Double Layer Tank and Yoga Pant (I’m wearing both in Large, 22/24)

Double Layer Tank and Yoga Pant

Double Layer Tank and Yoga Pant

The pictures above are post-workout, so apologies for rocking the sweaty look.

Pros:

  • Loved the fabric. It was light, but not see-thru, and it maintained its shape.
  • Length of the top was good. I have a long torso and a belly, so I appreciated that the top had some length on it in the torso.
  • Liked the wide shoulder straps to hide the sports bra.
  • Felt cute in the outfit – that’s major, right?

Cons:

  • The pants were pretty long. I’m 5’10, but with stubby legs. I didn’t have a problem with shoes on, but they’re still pretty long. They look like they’d be easy to hem.
  • I should have washed it before wearing it (what can I say, I’m lazy). I had some black fuzzies stick to my sweaty skin post workout, but one trip in the washing machine and it’s been completely fine since then.

I give major props to someone like Katie who recognized a gap in the market and is working to address it. Seriously – that’s awesome. They’re about to launch some new products, and I’ll be first in line to get some. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

GIVEAWAY!

Taffy is going to give away 1 entire outfit to one of you! There are a few different ways to enter, just follow the handy-dandy guide below.

Disclosure: The tank and pants were provided to me for review. The opinions and snazzy photos are all 100% me.


  • Myla

    Glad to see cute plus size workout wear!

  • Adrienne

    the first thing i would do in my new taffy activewear would be to run outside because i’d finally have pants to wear in this COOL fall weather!

  • Jillian

    Love to win this one!

  • http://twitter.com/MoveEatLearn Clare

    Ah! Yoga pants with a 36 inch inseam! My problems might be solved! 

    My first activity would be yoga class. 

  • Kayla

    I agree with Adrinne, gotta take a run in this beautiful weather!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurbees Lauren Harper

    I would definitely play Just Dance 3- comes out tomorrow, can’t wait!!!!!!

  • Carrie Byrd

    I love that you mention that they are longer for the torso, because that is an issue I definitely have. I don’t want to be working out and worrying about if my belly is showing. Those look pretty cute, too.

  • http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/ Debbi Does Dinner

    You DO look cute in it!  I think it’s awesome that you are on the prowl to help us all find exercise apparel!  I’ll for sure check this out, thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Definitely kickboxing. New addiction!

  • http://onehealthychange.blogspot.com/ mary lynne

    I would do yoga or spin class in the Taffy workout clothes!

  • http://treslala.wordpress.com Lara @TresLaLa

    I’m always looking for well-fitting workout clothes! Thanks!

  • http://treslala.wordpress.com Lara @TresLaLa

    Ps: my first activity would be weight lifting!

  • Clstin31

    My first activity would be cycling or the treadmill. It’s the only thing I can do out of the water.

  • Bella Capri

    I would definitely hit a bikram yoga or a kickboxing class. 

  • Afslade

    I would wear my new outfit to Zumba!

  • http://twitter.com/saratheftgrl Sara the FtGrl

    I would definitely go for a walk around my neighbourhood!

  • T Kieninger

    This is a much-needed market and as such, I need to win this outfit!

  • Kristen Elliott

    You look great!

  • Kristen Elliott

    You look great!

  • Maryann

    You look fantastic! I love the double-layer tank.

  • http://twitter.com/MsPeachPlus Mandi

    My first activity would definitely be jogging!

  • http://meexactly.blogspot.com Erin

    I would do a dancing workout video! Rock it!

  • MarcieT

    Love the look! You’re a 22/24?!?! AWESOME!

  • http://www.losingitandlovingit.com/blog Angie Newton

    I would probably do Pilates or weights.

    You look really awesome by the way!

  • Chetney

    I would do a jog by Lake Michigan :)

  • Jules

    I would rock my elliptical for a longer than normal workout and I would attend a yoga class

  • http://westmetromommy.blogspot.com/ Melinda

    I love this giveaway!  I am in need of some good running clothes!

  • Anonymous

    My first workout would be improving my 5k time. 

  • Lottalatte

    I am determined to overcome my fear of looking stupid while learning to Zumba and I’m sure that a cute, new outfit will help!

  • Anonymous

    The outfit looks awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/eleanorwrites Eleanor Brown

    I am constantly looking for a tank to wear to my BodyFlow class that does not share my cleavage every time we go into Downward Dog – this looks great.

    In other news, you look fabulous and we totally have the same body.

  • Robin M.

    Always love a good fitting tank

  • Phatmom

    I’d be working out at the Y! Hooray for more plus-size activewear!!! 

  • http://krisgetshealthy.com/ Kris

    Firstly, My goodness girly you are looking SO GOOD!!!! (Just have to tell you that!)
    I would hop on the elliptical and ruuuun until my legs fell off :)

  • cindy H.

    I would wear it to the gym and do my liftin’

  • Costie

    I would wear it while walking the trails through the woods with my faithful fido.

  • http://www.tudor-rosy.blogspot.com Tudor Rose

    Oooooh. I actually LIKE having longer workout pants! And I am definitely in need of new workout clothes.

  • Kim

    I am training for a half marathon so they would accompany me on my training runs! :-)

  • http://kylydia.wordpress.com Lydia

    I would love a chance to win. I have one pair of go-to pants and three tops. Honestly, I’m getting tired of those!

  • http://twitter.com/iheartreading Jenn

    I would love love this outfit for doing Zumba class! 

  • Rebecca Sprauer

    That’s awesome! I also have a big issue with not being able to find good workout gear.

  • thomandalicia

    Mondays thru Saturdays I do Eliptical training for half and hour and step on my Wii for 1 hour so that would be my activity.

  • Renee

    I just found your blog and love it!  I would love a chance to win the outfit for Spin class!  I’m trying to get back to it and finding it really difficult to find work out clothing!

  • Carrie @ Gingerlemongirl.com

    I would LOVE some taffywear and I SO agree with you that there is such a lack of good fitness wear for plus size gals… so silly!

    • Carrie @ Gingerlemongirl.com

      I would go for a walk since it’s SO nice right now!

  • Abbey

    The first thing I would do would go to Zumba :)

  • Becky Stratton-Cooper

    The first thing I would do id go for a run. I desperately need more running clothes that actually fit. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1170567204 Molly McCarter

    I would use it to go jogging (something I’ve started in the last few weeks). Right now I go in my ex’s sweats.  This is horrifying for two reasons #1- I look a fool in the oversized sweats and #2 I am running down public streets wearing my EX’S SWEATS… How depressing! Thank you for making plus size workout clothes!!

  • http://renewalbykelly.wordpress.com/ Kelly

    I would love to have something like this for lifting weights.  I hate looking like one of the guys.

  • http://samanthasday.wordpress.com/ erinsgobragh

    OOO I’d so love a “real” workout outfit! Right now I just put on a normal tank top or sports bra and shorts or capris.

  • Rebecca

    I’d go running!  I can never find clothes i really feel comfortable running in!

  • Enid Brown

    I’m play tennis!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katie-Ann-Day/1700706662 Katie Ann Day

    I like that the shirt is long – that’s always the trouble I find with fitness tops. I carry a lot of my weight around my hips and I hate it when the shirts crawl up to my waist when I work out! I also always thought v-necks were pretty flattering! And yes, looking cute is definitely a good thing! :)

  • Mindersn

    I love their pants with the metallic design on the leg! Very Cute!

  • Karilynne

    ahhh an outfit for yoga that is actually meant for yoga mcuh better thna my oversized t with stretchy pants)

  • Cmmtimes3

    Just up my ally…being new to the gym scene, I find I look like a bum!   The baggy old sweat pants and old t-shirts just aren’t looking so hot !

  • Tamsin North

    Probably a little workout at home on Netflix. I’d love to get into running, though!

  • Webs86

    I don’t know if I could even fit in those things! But I agree that it is hard to find workout clothes for plus sizes….Thanks for the offer((:

  • Lettucemakesmefat

    Thanks for the heads up on a new source for workout clothes!! Maybe I’ll win too!!

  • Diana P.

    I’d do my favorite step class, and show all the skinny ladies that I can keep up with them AND look cute doing it!

  • SJ

    I’d run!!!

  • http://lifeinlizsshoes.blogspot.com Liz @ Life in Liz’s Shoes

    The elliptical! It’s my fave workout right now :)

  • http://www.welcomingweightloss.com Katrina – @craftsbykatie

    I think I’d tackle one of the Mamavation Gruntstyle workouts!

  • Heather McWhorter

    ohhhh… nice! 

  • Pipi

    The first thing I’ll do in the outfit is do either yoga or get out for a walk around the neighborhood.
    I know that it’s all psychological , but it would be a confidence boost to be able to order a small or medium outfit. I haven’t worn anything in small or medium since i was a child.

  • http://twitter.com/alycole Allyson Donald

    I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 months now, and I have already lost 17 pounds. Thank you for your inspiration. I would LOVE to win this giveaway, so I could look hot while I rocked the treadmill. :D

  • http://www.livingthebefore.com Kelly

    I think it’d be a great outfit to try out my new yoga dvds!

  • http://twitter.com/channynn Channynn

    Looks like a great set!

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  • http://twitter.com/laurabeerotten Laura Broughton

    Toooo cute. Tired of wearing men’s running pants and t-shirts to the gym.

  • alh1203

    Yoga def – looks super comfy!

  • Anonymous

    I would first try one of my yoga videos at home; I always like to give clothes a test run at home to discover any potential “wardrobe malfunctions” before going into public.

  • Sweetcheir

    i would wear them for my morning workouts running/walking and doing my wii active fit

  • Bluturtles

    I’ve just started yoga…and I love it, so my first activity in a new workout outfit would be yoga…or maybe moving the last few pieces of furniture upstairs from their current residence in the garage!

  • Tatiana Cole

    I enjoy the elliptical and weight training! That would be my first use out of it.

  • Carol

    I would love to hop on the treadmill!

  • Traciec99

    I would soo do some zumba or cross training in this outfit!

  • Laurenvbrennan

    I would go to the local YMCA and use the treadmill and elliptical machines!

  • Meaghen_ennis

    I would go walking outside with my daughter in her stroller!

  • debkhershberger

    Im working on running right now, so Id probably go for a quick run!

  • http://twitter.com/LyssaCurran Alyssa Curran

    My activity would be KICKBOXING!!! The pants look like they’d have just enough stretchy give to let me rock out on the punching bag! 

  • DD

    WWork out and if its a decent day go for a nice long walk/run

  • Jolene Wertz

    I’d run my 3 miles in the morning before work! :)