Carrie Underwood has sparked a wave of complaints over on her Instagram. The “Cry Pretty” singer appeared on her social media today to promote her popular Calia by Carrie athleisurewear line – for an idea of how well the merch sells, the brand ranked third after Nike and Under Armor at Dick’s Sporting Goods back in 2016.
While Carrie was looking sensational as she trained in her gear (and showed off that killer post-baby body), early responses to the 36-year-old’s post have proven mixed.
Carrie’s photo showed her in full workout mode – the blonde definitely wasn’t pulling any posed smiles. Carrie was resting her gloved fingers against a wooden block, appearing to be either stretching out her legs or, more likely, doing some running movements to train her world-famous legs.
Carrie looked impeccable despite being mid-sweat, rocking a blue pair of yoga pants paired with a tight and muscle-flaunting tank top in black.
A caption from Carrie used her brand’s hashtag.
“Get in on the @CALIAbyCarrie action! ? #StayThePath.”
While Carrie did receive compliments over her enthusiasm and enviable workout body, her post did generate a marked number of complaints.
“Expensive brand and does not have options for plus size…yeah they want to lose weight and look nice in workout wear,” a fan wrote.
“Love these but not all women r that small plz make larger sizes carrie,” another said.
“Too expensive to sweat in??♀️” was another comment.
“Your stuff is very comfortable.. just can’t but a lot due to price .. when on sale the XS is gone !! ?,” another fan wrote.
Carrie’s clothing line doesn’t come with a designer price tag, but it equally isn’t competing with Target prices. The brand’s “Keyhole” long-sleeved tops retail for $50. Leggings can be $65, although pricier ones will bump you up to $98.
Calia by Carrie also sells lightweight trench coats for $120, with zip-up jackets setting you back $65.
Meanwhile, a simple “Stay The Path” Graphic Tank Top costs $35.
Clearly, for some fans, the attractive merchandise just isn’t worth the price. For others, given the comments, the wish to buy is there, but the available size is not.
Carrie does seem to have put her all into the brand. The star might be a music icon, but her post-baby body has now rendered her somewhat of a fitness one. In particular, Carrie is adored for keeping it real and not portraying the pushy vibe that celebrities often find themselves slammed for.
“I try my best to live a healthy lifestyle and was always looking for clothes to help me along the way. When Dick’s Sporting Goods approached [my management team] I was like, “Yes!” I didn’t even know it was my dream until they were like, “Here it is,” the star told WWD about her brand.