Taffy Plus Size Activewear Review/Giveaway

Disclaimer: This review/giveaway is sponsored by Taffy, in conjunction with Fit Approach/Sweat Pink. All opinions are my own.

Since I’ve gained some of my weight back, I’m gonna admit that I’m back in plus sizes. A 1X is my usual size, and while some of my XL clothes still fit, most of my closet isn’t being worn right now. It’s sort of depressing.

I know it’s just a tag, but eh…it’s still a tough pill to swallow. A while back, a good blogging friend sent me a link about reviewing this brand of plus size activewear: Taffy. Since some of my workout clothes are a bit snug right now, I went for it.

I was sent the Taffy Essential Jacket (in white) for review through Sweat Pink. Since it tends to still switch between cold and warm lately, this jacket is still getting some use! I mean, last week we had weather in the 30s and just Saturday when my husband and I were doing yard work, I couldn’t stop sweating…it was HOT. Anyway, for chilly afternoons/evenings, I like to wear a light jacket to say, go for a run, walk the dog or heck, just wear on the way to the gym!

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Back when I (barely) fit in regular sizes, it was easy peasy to buy activewear. I could go to most stores and pick something right off the rack. However, when it comes to plus sizes, it’s pretty darn hard to find something that looks cute, has proper fabric for workouts (especially running…boo cotton!) and has a flattering fit.

Enter Taffy Activewear. I love that they’re all about giving plus sized women cute workout clothes that are meant to be flattering and are pretty darn cute! I can’t tell you how frumpy I feel when I go to the gym in some of the plus sized workout clothing that is offered in stores. I know it sounds weird , but I sort of feel like I have a boost of confidence when I have fun/cute workout clothes in the gym. :-)

I ultimately decided to get the white jacket, because I own enough dark colored activewear, and I wanted something different. My first thought when I put this jacket on was that it was pretty slimming. I looked pretty darn good in this jacket! Also, it’s really well-made. I also appreciate that the jacket has a good length to it….as a tall gal, it’s a bummer when tops are too short. I want to feel comfortable moving around, stretching, etc., and this jacket is great for that!

It’s great that a company like Taffy is realizing that plus sized women also work-out, and are finally providing plus sized women cute options for doing just that. They also carry fun tops and bottoms in their store, and right now, they have quite a few pieces on major sale!

Thanks so much to Taffy and Sweat Pink for giving me the opportunity to try out the Taffy Essential Jacket! They’re also offering one lucky reader of The Nifty Foodie an Essential Jacket as well!!

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**Also, if you’re available on Tuesday night (the 25th), Sweat Pink and Taffy are hosting a Twitter Party at 5pm (pacific)/8pm (eastern) for fun & prizes! RSVP here.

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Note: This giveaway is sponsored by Taffy, and is open to readers in the continental US only. Entries will be accepted until March 31st at 11:59 pm (central standard time). Winner will be emailed (make sure you leave an email address in the form), and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Comments

  1. So, I”m finally getting back into working out. Today I’m actually joining a gym. I found one with childcare (my main reason for not joining sooner), and I’m excited to take that first step towards getting my health back in gear. I’m excited for some Zumba!

  2. Spinning was my go to exercise of choice before I got pregnant. Now I mostly take the LO on long walks and jogs when I can. This jacket would be perfect for Spring walks!

  3. I have a treadmill at home for those days that it is just too cold to work out outside. I’m a wimp. When I did my half marathon, I froze for the first hour. However, I love running/walking outside and I can’t wait to get back to it.

  4. christi in ma says:

    My absolute favorite way to workout is Zumba. It’s so much fun and I smile the entire time. But I’m a fan of running, golf and hiking too.

  5. I love to run, but a foot injury has left me benched for the longest time. I’m working up to it again slowly, but it’s taking forever!!! A close second is hiking. ;)

  6. ellen beck says:

    I like to walk outside of the weather allows it if not, I use DVDs.

  7. Erica Best says:

    i like walking

  8. I started my clean eating and exercise in Jan. 2014. I am down 44 lbs so far. Workout wear is next to impossible to find when you are this size :(
    LOVE to win this jacket. Thanks for offering

  9. Yoga- especially hot yoga!- is my preferred exercise! Trying to get into running more!

  10. I love that this jacket is longer. I too am tall and jackets are always too short.

  11. Kari Coffey says:

    I love to ride my stationary bike, but when the weather warms up, I’ll go out and walk. Going to try the Warrior Dash this year with a bunch of friends…we’ll see how that goes!

  12. Nichole B-P says:

    I walk a lot with my dog and I love riding my bike!

  13. Running with my toddler in the jogging stroller!

  14. I love to walk,can’t wait until it warms up!

  15. Hiking trails and exploring new areas!

  16. Elaine Isaacs says:

    GeoCaching { Hiking with a GPS to find things people hide }. Always wearing something comfortable.

  17. DG Middendorf says:

    I love a long walk.

  18. I really prefer to go to the gym. I need to find more ways to get in exercise with my little ones outside though

  19. I love to walk evening with the hubby.

  20. I hop on my bike every evening

  21. Cynthia Dubuque says:

    I like to take my kids on daily walks.

  22. I absolutely love the jacket and you look like you are doing great! Keep up the good work!!!

  23. June Ebinger says:

    LOW IMPACT AEROBICS

  24. Aqua Zumba

  25. Zuumba, walking, work out dvds

  26. I love that they make plus size activewear. It’s so hard to find it in the stores!

  27. Jennifer Finn says:

    walking!

  28. raquel perez says:

    I love walking around the block a few times with my kiddies :)

  29. Connie Tillman says:

    Just easing back in — hard to find plus size items -

  30. My favorite workout is anything involving heavy weights, but this jacket would be so perfect for a cool morning jog/run!

  31. Joyce Ackley says:

    Due to health issues, I don’t work out. However, if I did, I would enjoy walking.

  32. I like lifting weights alot and I have been addicted to the elliptical lately.

  33. At home, usually at night before bed :)

  34. Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    I love to work out with two of my friends. We get really competitive. When they are not available I love to walk.

  35. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love to work out by power walking around the block

  36. Kobi Hensley says:

    My favorite way to work out is swimming. Anything to do with water I love!!

  37. Lisa Schepka says:

    I love walking and also enjoy zumba, depending on my mood!

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