Saturday, July 20, 2024

Polocross Verdict..

by Cristina

EEEK! Well here is your unflattering Polocross picture. First of all these pants come in sizes 2-8 in these parts so that tells you right there that these pants are made for long, lean legs. I think even if you have fuller legs or large butt and thighs you can wear these but you must, must have long legs. I was able to fit in to the 8 quite comfortably and it didn’t feel like the fabric was stretched at all so if you are a 10 don’t let that stop you from trying on the 8. These pants really exaggerated my leg proportions with the slim fit tapering. It’s too bad because I actually liked them and would wear them if they didn’t skew me so bad. As you can tell, I have checked my vanity and ego at the door and am fully prepared to accept ridicule but I wanted you to see how these fit on someone that is not slender in the leg department and quite short. It makes my thighs look big but because of the tapered legs it makes my calves look small and very short. There was a lot of material bunched up at my ankles too. Love the pants, hate them on me. If they were just Denim Wunder Unders with the same pockets on the sides and none of the line details or two toned luon they would have been perfect for me, but then again they would lose that polocross look completely. I tried on the demim ones and they were really soft and stretchy so these made me want to get a pair of Wunder Grooves in denim which I have never even tried on if you can believe. Have you been to the Gap lateley? they have these new jeggings (legging/jeans) that are a material much like luon denim but very, very cheap looking. When I walked past the display before I thought for sure they were jeans material but when I went in to have a closer look I realized that they were actually stretchy legging material made to look like denim. So there you go, your Wunder Unders should get lots of use this fall because the leggings look is still in.

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lmhagood August 3, 2010 - 10:08 pm

Question: what are these meant for….yoga, running? Or are these supposed to be a casual, non-sporty Lulu option? I'm curious and intrigued, but have yet to see these in person here in Texas.

Anonymous August 3, 2010 - 10:28 pm

I've been an equestrian for years. The cut of these are very similar to full seat breeches and knee patch breeches (which honestly is an odd combo). Yes, real riding pants would have leather or a sueded material on the seat/knees. So you'll likely no be seeing folks ride in these. That said, I love mine. Have them on right now. I have the blk denim. I too had never been into the denim until now. I have plenty of curves, but I'm almost 5'8" and fairly leggy, so I think it works.

This is one of my lulu purchases that I'll wear to the office with a wrap and heels (as I have on now).

Thanks for your posting and your review!

Becky August 3, 2010 - 11:38 pm

Thanks for posting the picture of these!

You will not be receiving any ridicule from me! I appreciate your reviews, they help me with my lulu purchases, and I am mostly only able to order online, I only get to the only store in the Maritimes (Halifax) once every three months or so. Thanks Again!!

Anonymous August 3, 2010 - 11:51 pm

still no inspire eh?!

Becky C August 4, 2010 - 12:09 am

Thanks for posting the pic! Your description made me think I was going to be horrified but really it did just look like not a wonderful cut for lots of us. The design down the legs leave me with the impression that its a technical tight for running (looks like the CW-X compression tights) and I don't think I'd wear them as casual wear because of that.

Lulumum August 3, 2010 - 10:12 pm

I think these are meant for casual wear as I've heard that real polocross/riding pants require grips on the inner thigh. These could not be used for running at all in my opinion but perhaps you could use them for yoga…if your in a really fashiony type of class. I think these would look great with high flat soled riding boots and a cardigan or blazer.

Lulumum August 3, 2010 - 10:35 pm

Thanks for clarifying Anon. I've been intrigued by these pants for a while too and wondering if they were inspired by riding or made for riding. I do like them and I think they do work with curves, just the leggy variety.

I think these are very elegant for dressing up in and very fashion forward so perfect for an office environment.


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