*Disclaimer: I received Under Armour activewear in exchange for this review. All opinions are authentic and our own. When kids do the reviewing, you know they’ll be honest!
Sometimes you never know what your child has in them until you ask. This summer when I was planning fall activities for my girls, I asked my middle daughter if she wanted to try soccer. All of her friends were playing, but since my eldest wasn’t interested, I wasn’t sure if she would be either. Well, she totally surprised me by squealing with excitement about the idea of playing a sport. “Yes!! I want to try everything!” she exclaimed. “I love trying new things.” It was like the sky opened in that moment with the prospect of all these things that she wanted to try. When you enroll your kids in activities that you did as a child, you hope that they like it. I learned with my oldest that team sports were just not her thing. She’s more of a solo-activity kind of kid and is enrolled in classes and activities (swimming & art on top of dance) that she really really loves, which makes me happy for her too. But my middle daughter was all for trying anything. She played soccer in the fall and loved it, and so when her friends signed up for basketball for the winter, she squealed again at the prospect of playing too. Up until this fall she has been a dresses-only kind of kid. But she has since gained a new appreciation for active wear since playing sports. Now that we are heading into the colder months, she needs clothes that are lightweight for running around and jumping and that will keep her warm between the gym and the car. The Under Armour delivery from Kids Headquarters couldn’t have come at a better time!
I received a generous box of clothing for all 3 of my girls, with sizes ranging from 2T to size 7 (UA has infant sizing too). The toddler-sized outfit of a hoodie, logo tee and UA Icon Woven pant (not available for toddler) for my almost 2-year old was so adorable! I couldn’t WAIT to dress her up for a visit to the playground. I also got a matching hoodie for my middle daughter too (shop similar styles here). You can see below for the fun they had with that.
I’ve known that Under Armour was basically the ONLY brand to buy for sports. During high school and college, if I saw an athlete with a 2nd skin shirt under their uniform, the little white logo was usually right there in plain sight. Talk about subtle marketing at its best! As I mentioned above, this was my first season that I needed to buy activewear, especially something that would keep the girls warm but let their body breathe and move with ease. You don’t want to skimp on the imitation just to save a buck. You want the good stuff that will ensure that their playing isn’t disrupted by an ill-fitting shirt or pants.
I also mentioned that my middle daughter has been a dresses-only kind of kid up until she started playing sports. And then she discovered her love of activewear. On the morning of her first basketball practice, she dressed in the head-to-toe purple UA outfit and was 100% in the zone (Shop similar purple products here). During and even after her practice, she gave a 2 thumbs up to how her clothes felt while playing. Even though she was wearing long sleeves inside a gym, she never felt the need to switch to just her short-sleeved shirt. Later that afternoon, we finished the “photo shoot” and she got right to work jumping, running and dancing. As a teaser for this post, I shared a photo on Facebook Middle Sis doing karate kicks in one of her Under Armour outfits. She dances every week like her older sister and tends to use our photo shoots as an opportunity to show off her moves. She remarked how easy it was to kick and move in her clothes and proceeded to do a lot of it. When I shared some of my favorite pictures, a few of my friends commented that Under Armour is the ONLY brand they buy for their kids or themselves.
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Shop this Double-Knit Waffle Top
Of all the Under Armour clothing we received, I think my favorites are the pink logo T and the logo fleece pants. She looked comfortable enough to sleep in them, and I might need to add a pair in my size to my own wishlist. But since this is a Real Fancy Girl review, I thought you’d want to hear from Middle Sis herself on why she likes the clothes. Comment below why you love Under Armour too!
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