I Bought the "Sculpting" Bike Shorts That Sold Out in a Day—Here's My Review


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As you know, Alo does leggings really well. But leggings are no longer a trend (but they'll always be a wardrobe staple). What is a trend (with a capital T) is bike shorts, which Alo is wisely making now too. I'm signed up for Alo's email newsletter, and when I received one last week about their new bike shorts that were going to sell out, I ordered them immediately. 

The shorts are pretty straightforward and modest, which is fine by me when it comes to bike shorts. They're made of glossy black fabric and have a high waist and a cut that's on the longer side. They're also made of Alo's signature lifting and sculpting Airbrush fabric, which I've always found to be very flattering. I clearly wasn't the only shopper they appealed to, because they sold out completely that same day. 

The shorts are now in my possession and they are sculpting indeed. I did find that since the fabric is so compressive and thick, I probably should've sized up with these (to avoid the leg equivalent of muffin top), but if you're looking for a pair of classic bike shorts that work for workouts or the street, you can't go wrong with this $56 pair. And luckily, Alo just restocked the High-Waist Biker Shorts today, so jump on them while you can—they're basically guaranteed to sell out again. 

See how they look IRL and shop them below!


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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.