I got a chance to try this on quickly today and I was really impressed. Either with the top, or with myself for fitting into an 8 quite nicely, not exactly sure. I tried this grey and white striped one and found it to be very flattering on around the chest and also around the middle. I really like this side paneling that Lulu is adding in to some of there newer tops. The Modern V neck has it as well and it really brings your waist in as the seaming is not strait down the middle of your side, but closer towards your front, sort of offset from how tops are normally constructed. This combined with the cross over neck opening and the slight rushing is very flattering. For a luxtreme top you really don’t see any imperfections. I would get this for myself probably in the size 8 as I don’t layer a lot under it. I would wear a Flow Y underneath and that’s all, unless I’m really cold than I would put on a Swiftly Tank under it. So if I wanted this more for street wear I probably would consider a 10 so that I can wear a t-shirt underneath. I’m disappointed this doesn’t have cuffins as my other Luxtreme pullover that I use has cuffins which I used quite frequently. I used them to tuck my hands into but also to store my stopwatch. I’ve heard it mentioned that this top may ride up but I didn’t find that so. The weight of the luxtreme seems to keep the top down for me and is a nice length as well. I have the Run: Like The Wind pullover and never had that issue…but I think it’s because I wear nothing but a Flow Y under it. If your wearing a t-shirt under it than maybe it would slide against the fabric. I’ve found with Luxtreme that once you start to perspire even a little it grips your skin and stays put. I like to wear my luxtreme running pants (Run: With It) around a bit before I run, otherwise they slip for the first 5 minutes of running. But as long as I wear it before my run than I’m fine. oooh, one more thing to note about this top that I was quite pleased about. All that grey paneling you see at the shoulders and under the arms is ribbed luon!!! I love ribbed luon. It feels nice and it looks good.
Tried on the Apres Yoga jacket and it was not bad. Kinda boring but it was a nice flattering length on me (a not tall 5’4). I liked last years version better because of the inner lining which was mini terry cloth lulu logos in a tan color. You kinda have to see it because that’s not a great description. This new one has a soft inner liner but it’s black…so kinda dull. I would wear a size up in this (10) so that I can put on whatever shirt I want underneath it.
Looked at the Polocross pant which they only have up to size 8. As in they didn’t get any other sizes. There very cute and come in three styles, one is all black, one is grey and black and one has a combination of denim luon (that’s the one I liked). I Think the fireside pant is a similar silhouette to these so I think I’d probably like those ones better anyways. The picture bellow is of the denim luon version. I’m pretty sure she’s rolled up the cuffs on these.
|Very nice fit!!