CHEETAH PRINT IN THE GYM | Natalie in the City - A Chicago Petite Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig
Natalie in the City - A Chicago Petite Plus Size Fashion Blog, by Natalie Craig

A CHICAGO PLUS SIZE FASHION BLOG

March 10, 2019

CHEETAH PRINT IN THE GYM

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Fabletic's plus size workout gear and yoga pants.

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Fabletic's plus size workout gear and yoga pants.

I can't even believe I am wearing cheetah print. Sure, I embraced the print when I was a kid—and definitely during the years when Jersey Shore was the show to watch. But for the past five years, I would steer clear of any kind of animal print—cheetah included. However, I knew that when cheetah print began having a moment more recently, that I may be sucked back into embracing the patten that I once relegated to the "never ever am I wearing this again" part of my brain.

I'm shocked....and happy to report that I now have three cheetah print items in my closet. WHAT CAN A GIRL DO?! It's everywhere, and I actually like the way it has returned. I'm very picky, though. Not just any interpretation of the print will do. For example, I loved this cheetah print mini dress because the print was big and it was spread out, it wasn't too busy or blunt. I loved this cheetah print pleated midi skirt because the white print against a blush canvas made the print a little more subtle.

And now, the third piece in my leopard collection is this tank top from Fabletics (Which is no longer available..sorry!). The whole look—including the sports bra—is also Fabletics, and I am pretty much in love with it. I have always avoided wearing light-colored yoga pants and light-wash denim because I felt like they didn't look good on my body. They would show every dimple and crease and would make my body look larger than it was. When in reality, there was no way that a form-fitting fabric such as denim or yoga pants could make me look bigger than I was. It just showed me EXACTLY as I was. But if it didn't slim me or flatter me, I wasn't having it. I have since stepped away from that rule in an effort to be kinder to my body and accept it for what it is: A BODY WITH SCARS, DIMPLES, CREASES, AND FAT. And none of those things made it less beautiful or worthy. So why not show my body off and embrace every aspect of it? I'm starting to now with these Rosebloom High-Waisted Solid Power Hold Yoga pants!

Who would have thought that yoga pants could be so life and perspective changing? HAH!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 1X in the Rosebloom High-Waisted Solid Power Hold Yoga pants, which is my usual size in Fabletics, and they fit perfectly! I am also wearing a 1X in the bra, which was entirely way too small. I am wearing a 1X in the cheetah print top, which fits perfectly! 

Photography by: Rorie Raimondi

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger, YouTuber, and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews Fabletic's plus size workout gear and yoga pants.

Fabletics sent me this look to review. All opinions are my own!
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