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Fit Review Friday! Werkshop Athleisure Leggings Gothica Mash Up & Jackalope

Happy Friday! As most of you know I'm a huge fan of Werkshop. I've only tried their triathlon leggings and haven't purchased their athleisure leggings until their Black Friday sale. I'm a size small in their triathlon leggings and wasn't sure if I would prefer the size xs or small since Tina Z says there is no need to size up in these. I bought both to try.

For reference I'm 4 feet 11 and a size 4 in Lululemon bottoms. In Werkshop triathlon leggings I fit a size small. 

Jackalope Size Small
(my tummy is all scratched up from Neko. Totally accidental.)

First thing I need to mention- the artwork on the Jackalope is so DOPE! Seriously amazing artwork. I fell in love with these at first sight. This pair is a size small and I think this is the right size for me in the athleisure leggings. Honestly, there isn't much difference between the xs and the small. The small feels like my Lululemon Align bottoms. The XS felt more hugged like the Wunder Unders. I would say it's personal preference because they both fit. 

These are high waisted and hit slightly above my belly button.

As of now the athleisure leggings only come in full length, which is a bummer if you're petite like me. They are looooong. I'm okay with that and I have worn them out with them folded under and it's fine. The Jackalope really makes my bum look great. 👀

One thing I'd like to point out that may be a deal breaker for some of you- these do not have a gusset. Which means you do have to wear underthings to prevent some camel toe. Honestly it's not a big deal for me, but it may be for others. 

I couldn't decide if I liked the Gothica Mash Up.  In theory I love the raven print and I love the moth print. But together it didn't look as amazing as I thought it would. Actually let me rephrase that. The back of the leggings look great. The front, not so much.

Is it just me that I think the backside looks better than the front view? I think the moon kind of throws off the symmetry. Also there aren't many similarities between a raven and a moth besides that they both have wings and fly. I wasn't quite sold.

If Werkshop ever releases the raven and moth separately in their athleisure leggings I will totally buy them. They are super comfortable and basically feel like I'm not wearing anything! I will admit the xs did feel a little tighter in the calves leading down the ankles but not enough visually to make a difference. 

I ended up returning the Gothica Mash Up and exchanging them for a solid black pair. I definitely hope to see new releases in their athleisure leggings because I think I'm obsessed. I prefer them over the triathlon leggings for sure. If you're thinking about getting a pair, do it! I don't think you'll regret it. 

Do you already own a pair? What do you think? Triathlon or Athleisure? Which do you like more?


  1. Ahhh glad you love the jackalopes too... I’m obsessed with mine as well! The material kinda reminds me of the thicker nulux. Isn’t the artwork insane?? And I love supporting a small business like werkshop!

    1. Yessss I forgot to mention the fabric. They feel totally soft and buttery like nulux but thicker. Loooooove them so much.

  2. They both look beautiful on you!! Whoaaa I didn't know they were high rise! Are they the same high rise levelness as Aligns?

    1. Yes these are high rise!!! I think you need to get a pair. Yep they're similar to Aligns. I think you would love it!

  3. Great review - I'm a big fan of werkshop and never even considered the Jackalope but now.... I wear the same 4 in Lulu and S in triathlon. Did you ever try on the XS in triathlon? I'm curious how different the sizing is between XS and S. I think on the gothic mashup the issue from the front is that the waistband looks solid grey (i see a bit of differentiation but not a lot) If the waist band hand design I think they'd be a keeper. Aw what the heck I think I might just need those Jackalope.

    1. I never tried the XS in triathlon. The waistband on the small was tight as it was, so going even smaller probably would give me major muffin top. =T

      True about the waistband on the mash up. Maybe that's what it was? But yessss you totally need the Jackalope!!!

  4. They look amazing on you! Thank you for sharing your review xo


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