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Well, finally, last Saturday I became a Zumba Instructor. It was an amazing experience, I learned a bunch of VERY useful stuff and danced like crazy for hours.
One of the perks of being a ZIN member, is that you get a pretty great discount on the Zumbawear® so you can sport it when you teach your classes and look more professional. Since I begin teaching at the YMCA on Wednesday (woot woot!) I went ahead and ordered a few things so I can look good my first days at work.
Deciding which size to buy was not an easy task though. It seems like their sizing is a bit different than other stores, so according to the reviews I read, it’s sort of a hit or miss until you figure out what works for you.
I had previously bought a pair of their cargo pants and a shirt, and I knew this much: The shirt fit true to size, and the pants were too short.
I’m writing this blog to try and help other people figure out their size and save them from having to exchange things. I was pretty lucky and everything fits great, but I know that is not always the case.
Anyhow, here are my measurements to make this easier.
YELLOW CARGO PANTS (size S)
These pants are great. Neon-purple grommets accent the pockets, they have fun snap details wherever you look, and ribbons (located inside the pant legs) with neon-colored Zumba logo snaps that turn these cargos into capris. They also have a purple foldover waistband.
They fit me very well, except for the length. They are about two inches too short, but then again, my legs are longer than most people’s. The good thing is that I didn’t have to return them; I just wear them as capris all the time.
ILLUSION CARGO PANTS IN GREEN (size M)
These cargos are very cool. They have a stretch waistband for added support, an adjustable drawcord at the leg opening and the print is so unique! They also have the inner ribbon and snap to allow optional leg roll-up.
They are supposed to be loose, a relaxed fit. I think I would have fit in the S, but it would have been a little tight, which is not ideal for dancing! The length on these is great. They pretty much touch the floor, which might be a problem for shorter people, but it’s the perfect length for me.
The only con is the fact that the stretch waistband is a bit loose. Some reviews on the website complained that if they did a squat their butt would pretty much hang out, but I tried doing a few squats with these pants on, and I was fine. Sometimes it’s good to have a butt!
SHOUT OUT CARGO PANTS IN LOLLIPOP (size M)
As soon as I saw these I knew I had to have them. My Basic 1 instructor was wearing them at the training, and they looked sooo good! I mean she has an incredible body (she’s the one on the pic above) so I risked looking like a tool, but I’m glad they look the way they do on me!
They have an all-over Shout-Out print also a stretch nylon waistband that makes them very comfortable, and it’s not as loose as it is on the green Illusion cargos. They have adjustable drawstring leg openings. They come with two removable tassels with snap closure and zipper cargo and back pockets.
The length is also great. They might be a bit shorter than the Illusion, but they still touch my shoes, which makes me happy. They are comfortable and breathable, and I think they make anybody’s butt look good. I have seen them on a few people and they looked good on EVERYONE!
UP DOWN CARGO CAPRIS IN BLUE LAGOON (size M)
I really like these capris. I knew I wondered if I should get them in a size S since my problem was the length, but I decided to go with an M once again just to have more room to move around. It was the right decision, because they don’t look too baggy or too snug; they fit perfect!
The stretch waist is just as comfortable as on the other cargo pants, but the stretch leg cuffs are way too loose. My calves are pathetically small, so probably most people won’t have a problem with it, but I did see a couple other reviews that mentioned that.
I love the breathable material and the colors are great, especially the yellow contrasting zippered pocket .
Overall, all the Zumbawear® that I bought is pretty great. If you’re about to buy some stuff make sure you read a few reviews and measure yourself and you should be fine. These clothes are good quality and they are amazing for working out and obviously for doing Zumba! I’m very excited to start teaching in these!