Curious about the brand JoyLab at Target? I was too, so I tested out quite a few Target JoyLab pieces and today I’m sharing my favorites.
If you’ve spent any amount of time on social media lately, you’ve seen JoyLab Target going viral for their lookalike pieces. Specially the Target Joylab Jumpsuit (it’s sold out – sorry!). But JoyLab has been around for quite awhile. How do I know? Because I’ve been scouting their pieces for years after being introduced by a friend. If you’ve been curious about the brand, today’s post is for you.
Target JoyLab: An Honest Review
First let me be clear about something: When it comes to leggings, I am an Athleta and Lululemon leggings loyalist. I just think that they stand up to the price and some pairs I’ve had for almost a decade. I rarely stray from what works for me in this department, because I wear the heck out of my leggings. That said, I did try a pair on for the sake of this review and I think they run true to size. One thing I noticed is that the compression is GREAT, but they do have a tag in them that bothered me a little bit. The same goes for the seamless bike shorts. I wanted to love them, but I am committed to the Align bike shorts…they just work for me!
OK, now moving on to what I love and own!
I’m starting with the product I love the most and it’s the high-rise running shorts. They had this style last summer and again this year, and I hope they start carrying them year-round. I was hesitant, because…would they bunch? I put them to the test for running, a vacation, other HIIT workouts and running errands…and I am very excited to share they are amazing.
JoyLab For Target
The shorts do not bunch, they don’t ride up when I’m running, my thighs don’t rub together, they look great for running errands, I took them on vacation to Kenya and they were great to just throw on…I cannot say enough good things about these shorts. If I were to suggest one item to buy from JoyLab, it’s high rise shorts. They’re $24 and I’ve washed them over and over and they still fit just like they did when I bought them.
Next: Bras! Specifically the long line styles that mimic two of my favorite brands: Athleta and Free People Movement. Both the bras I like are ribbed, which I will admit does not always work for me, but these two are winners.
If you’re looking for a great casual bra, the seamless high neck is a dead ringer for the Free People Happiness Runs Crop Tank. I like that it’s longer on my torso and the fabric is really soft. For the longline v-neck, it fits exactly like the Athleta Aurora Seamless Crop Tank, but I will say I think the JoyLab version runs a lot smaller. I sized up to a medium in both tops for best fit.
Whether you are on the fence about trying JoyLab or you’re curious about what the brand is all about, I would say it’s definitely worth exploring. JoyLab is definitely creating cute workout/athleisure clothing and I think the buzz is warranted. Depending on what you like, there are some great, more affordable options to trendy workout clothes.