If you are on Twitter, you may have heard of Brick Betty. Brick Betty is a new company that ” creates high fashion high function active wear for women that embodies the two tenants of femininity; strength and sexiness.”
Now, I don’t really think about how sexy I am when I’m working out (or ever, to be honest), but I like to feel good and look good when I workout. So this seemed like a great company to check out.
Thanks to the power of social media, I was given the chance to try out a Brick Betty Pullover. Here’s a pic of it from their website.
And here is a pic of it on me. Nope, not built like the model at all. But I still felt like it looked good on me. Though black clothes are so hard to photograph!
The first thing I noticed when I received the pullover was that the quality is incredible! The material is very thick, with a soft, almost fleecy inside. But it’s definitely not bulky. Just really comfy – the sort of thing you don’t want to take off. It’s got a hood and thumbholes, two things I love.
I tried an XL because I am a very hard person to fit. To get things to fit “the girls,” I often need a bigger size. This shirt fit me really well! It wasn’t too stretched at the top, and it was fitted around the waist, meaning that it wasn’t too baggy. The shirt was longer than I’m used to, and comfortably pulled down over my butt, but once I got used to that, I really liked it. It also has ruching down the front, which hides a number of sins. Also, I think this would fit a wide variety of body shapes, which is a huge plus.
I think for me, the only downside to the fit is that it’s not the sort of top that I can wear with jeans. But it looks fabulous with stretchy pants and definitely dresses up a pair of yoga pants. And who wants to wear anything but yoga pants anyway?
I wore the top on a very cold run. It was around 40 degrees and very windy. At first, I was worried that the top wouldn’t be warm enough, but it was perfect! It was light, but the wicking material also helped block the wind, which was exactly what I needed. I like to be cool while running, and this was great. The top was stretchy enough that it didn’t ride up while I ran, and I didn’t have to worry about the hood pulling the top up in the front (which happens a lot with hooded running tops).
The longer I wore the Brick Betty top, the more I liked it. At first, I wasn’t sure about the stretchy material clinging to my curves, but after my run, I realized how comfy and flattering it really is. It’s currently in the laundry basket, but I’m looking forward to wearing it on another run once it’s clean.
Brick Betty is currently running an IndieGOGO campaign to help fund their first collection. Some great rewards (product discounts) available for supporters, so check them out. They make everything in the USA, so toss a few dollars their way! And check them out on Twitter! Thanks, Brick Betty, for giving me the chance to try out this top!