Danskin® X Jenna Dewan Capsule Review

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About Danskin®

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Wearing the Danskin X Jenna Dewan Collection

Danskin® is an activewear line that has been around since 1882. They’re based out of New York and initially offered hosiery and dance attire for women and children internationally. The name Danskin is a portmanteau or a combination of the words “dance” and “skin.”

In the 1960s, Danskin® implemented snap-on buttons onto their leotards and streetwear options. This allowed them to serve a broader range of customers. To date, Danskin® represents strong women in all forms of fitness and life. Danskin has been around for over 125 years and they are not going anywhere soon.

Danskin® X Jenna Dewan Capsule Review

The Danskin® X Jenna Dewan Capsule collection was released on 11/15/2018 and introduced 16 pieces that are perfect for street and studio style. Jenna Dewan was married to Channing Tatum and is a talented professional dancer. I was given the option of choosing a few pieces from her capsule collection for this review. I was super excited because most of the pieces are definitely my style–a lot of black so that it goes with just about everything. The Danskin® X Jenna Dewan palette comes in a Rich Black, Lilac Ash (light purple), Rose Cloud (blush pink) and Fig (burgundy).

Here’s what I chose from the Danskin X Jenna Dewan capsule collection:

  1. Short Sleeve Cross Front Tee ($40)
  2. Ultra High Waist Moto Legging ($48)
  3. Cut Out Mesh Sports Bra ($35)
  4. Cropped Hoodie ($75) – not pictured
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Danskin X Jenna Dewan Collaboration (flatlay)

I chose all black because I live in Seattle and that’s what most people wear up here. I was tempted to get the cropped hoodie in the gorgeous fig color, but felt I could match the black pieces with my colorfully printed leggings. Let’s delve into the review!

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Danskin X Jenna Dewan Collaboration (Nov 2018) (Try On)

#1 Size: Danskin® runs true to size (TTS) . I wear a size 6 in Lululemon and size SMALL in Danskin® bottoms and medium in Danskin® tops. Danskin size ranges from girls’ size 2T up to size 4X for women. They are a size inclusive brand. However, not all pieces are offered in extended or girls/teen sizing.

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#2 Style:  Short, capri/crop, legging pant or flare

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Moto Leggings (front and back)

#3 Inseam:  The inseam of the pant measures 28″. The length is long and leg opening bunched at my ankle. I am 5’5″ and have a 26″ inseam for reference. Hemming these will not remove any of the design.

#4 Rise: The leggings have a high-rise fit measuring 12″ in front and 14″ in the back. If you have a short torso, these may end up sitting over your ribcage.

#5 Waistband: The tall 5″ waistband has a top seam and fits snug around my waist. The waistband sits 1.5″ above my navel. I really love tall waistbands because they go perfectly with cropped tops. The bound waistband fits above my waistline and stays put (no slippage!).

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Waistband (front)
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Waistband (back)

#6 Fabric

  • Fabric Content: 81% Polyester and 19% Spandex
  • Fabric Feel: The fabric feels thick and compressive. This fabric is great for warmer weather. I would compare the fabric feel to Zella or Lycra fabric (used in Chaturanga leggings) by Athleta. After hang drying my leggings, the fabric does feel a bit stuff, however, when worn, it softens again.
  • Fabric Performance:
    • Quick Drying
    • Dry Wicking
    • 4-Way Stretch so that the leggings contour to the body.
    • The thick fabric makes the leggings very compressive and supportive for medium to high impact sports.
    • I’ve worn the leggings 4 times and they have not pilled.
  • Opacity: The Leggings are 100% opaque (not see-through)!
  • Fabric Features:
    • Gold rubber Danskin® logo on the back of the pieces.
    • No pockets.
    • Thin mesh panels on the knees and outseam of the leg.
    • The lace mesh is very durable and strong. I would not worry about it ripping with normal wear.

#7 When to Wear: The Danskin® X Jenna Dewan collecting is made for streetwear and dancing. The clothing is very durable, so feel free to do some damage in them.

#8 Cost: Pieces from the Jenna Dewan collaboration range from $35-$100.

#9 Gusset: Danskin leggings come with a triangle-shaped, double-layered gusset.

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Gusset (inside)
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Gusset (outside)

#10 Stitch Seam: The leggings are made with flat-fell seams throughout. The outer leg seam is a mesh lace panel.

#11 UPF Protection: Clothing comes with UPF protection.

#12 Made in China. Designed in New York.

#13 Care Instructions: I recommend washing the strappy sports bra in a fabric bag and washing all the other pieces inside out and with gentle detergent. Washing inside out will prevent lint from collecting on top of the fabric.  I hang dry my activewear on a foldable drying rack such as this one. You can tumble dry if you prefer.

Should I Buy Danskin® X Jenna Dewan?

Yes! I was impressed with the quality of Danskin activewear. At this price point, I would definitely invest in additional pieces from the collection. The pieces were very durable and I could see each piece lasting a very long time. They’re made to withstand high to low-impact sports. Even though they’re priced affordably, the quality suggests that the collection should cost more.

This is my first time trying Danskin and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for high-quality, fashionable, and affordable activewear.

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Where to Buy Danskin® X Jenna Dewan

Danskin® – Many of the Jenna Dewan collection pieces are sold out now! Hurry while supplies last.

This is a sponsored post by Danskin®. The clothing was a gift from Danskin®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own and 100% honest.

 

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