I love to feature small businesses and lesser-known brands around here, and today I’m happy to introduce you to another label. Meet Devon Maryn. Despite the huge amount of activewear out there, there aren’t really fitness fashion options for women with preppy, coastal-inspired taste. Devon Mish, the founder of Devon Maryn, was disappointed by the lack of options that spoke to her style, so she decided to create her own collection! The result is the essence of east coast, nautical-inspired prep. I mean, nothing says prep like crops with little pastel lobsters, am I right?!
Here’s my review of Devon Maryn’s prep-tastic workout gear.
Disclosure: the top, crops, and pants in this post were complimentary from Devon Maryn. As always, all opinions are my own.
All photos: Kylie Pond Photo
Let’s start with the top knot bow top. Between the hot pink and the girly bow detail in the back, this top definitely fits the fun and feminine bill. The fabric on the bow top is polyester/spandex and has a wonderfully smooth, silky feel to the touch. The silkiness makes the fabric feel luxurious, not cheap or scratchy.
As it says on the Devon Maryn website, this top does run a tad small. Usually size XS bra tops are a bit too big for me, but this one fits well through the bust. The cut through the body is looser. Basically, if you want a fit that looks like the pics on the website and my pics, go with your size up. If you want a tighter fit, you might prefer your true size.
The length is longer on me, hitting at the hip. The neckline has a flattering scoop but still offers good coverage, even for somewhat fuller busts. The top has a built-in bra that offers medium support. I feel much more comfortable with just the built-in bra on this top than on many of my other bra tops. Although it’s not high support, I was comfortable jumping rope and doing box jumps in this without feeling like my situation was flying all over the place. :)
There are two reasons I found that the built-in bra has superior support compared to most. First, the band under the bust is decently wide and quite thick. Second, the shelf bra has not one, but two layers. So, all told, you’re getting 3 layers of fabric over the bust. Also adding to the support, there are slots for removable cups, and cups are included.
I got both pairs in a size XS. They run on the bigger side of XS in my opinion. My pair of cross the line leggings seem to run a little bit bigger than the stripe downs. If in doubt, I recommend going with the smaller of the two sizes you’re considering for either of these bottoms.
The fabric on the bottoms are micropoly, a luxe, silky version of polyester that feels cool and lightweight on. It’s a lot nicer than the polyester you’re probably used to. The fabric is soft enough to wear to be comfortable for yoga and other studio workouts, but light enough for high-sweat workouts, too. The design of the bottoms themselves make these look at home at just about any workout.
The crops are a longer, mid-calf length. The full-length pants, on the other hand, are a bit on the shorter side. Although they’re full length on me, I’m only 5’3″ and I don’t have a lot of scrunch at the bottom. So, if you’re significantly taller than me, they will probably be 7/8 length on you.
The rise is medium-high, hitting an inch or so below my belly button. The waistband is wide, and the top of it has an extra layer of elastic sewn inside to help them stay put.
The fabric has good coverage, but I found some bright colors could show through the navy pair just a little bit in a deep squat or bend. The black pair is definitely better. So, be sure you check yourself if you’re going to be doing something bendy.
One of the reasons I was excited to feature Devon Maryn: side pockets!! I know how much you all love the functionality of side pockets, and both of these bottoms have them. The pockets are the same size on both pants. In the photo above, you can see that the pocket fits almost all of my iPhone 6.
In addition to the side pockets, you’ll also get flatlocked seams all over the bottoms and a triangle gusset. Note there are no waistband pockets and no waistband drawstring. The seams are very well done–they’re very cleanly sewn with no loose threads.
The logo is nice and subtle: their geometric logo is embroidered near the hem of the pants. It’s also at the bottom right of the front of the bow top.
Overall, Devon Maryn definitely offers something unique in the increasingly crowded activewear space. Speaking as someone who spent most of my life on the east coast, I can vouch for the fact that they’ve totally nailed the nautical, preppy vibes! And even if you’re like me and wouldn’t consider your person style to be particularly preppy, you’ve still got options for
To top this post off, the folks at Devon Maryn have offered to give a top knot bow top + bottom to one lucky AA reader! To enter, just sign up for Devon Maryn’s email list below. Once you’ve done this, you can also earn extra entries to increase your chances of winning.
Please note this giveaway is limited to US entrants this time–sorry, international friends.
Entries close in 1 week (5 PM Pacific time, April 4th), and a winner will be contacted via email ASAP after that. Good luck!
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