Fit Review Part Deux: Run For Your Life Tank

Yesterday I posted a Fit Review of the Run For Your Life Tank in the size 10 and mentioned that although I liked the roominess around the tummy I felt the bra portion and the straps were a bit too big. I ended up dashing to the store last night to try on the size 8 (and also fell in love with the Magnum Turbo Tank while I was there) and decided that the 8 felt the most comfortable in the bust and shoulders despite the fact that I lost some of that roominess around the torso that I liked. While I’d love to be able to disguise my muffin top while I’m working out to eliminate it I think it’s more important that the bra portion and the straps fit comfortably and correctly so I’m going to keep this one and hope that with a few months of CrossFit I will whittle down my midsection. With the fit of the size 8 I can easily use this tank for both running and CrossFit which I like. This will be my first tank with built in bra that I’ve liked as a running tank. 

Size 10
Size 8
Size 8 Profile

This one that I got yesterday has a very visible seam in the straps on the left side that is not so bulgy on the right. I think I want to find one that has more equal straps. I wouldn’t normally be nit picky but for a $74 tank I’d like the seams to be a bit more finished. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 30, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    The 8 looks way better on you! And now you'll use it more 🙂 lovin' the color!

  2. August 30, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    Thank you! Its a touch snugger around the hips but it just feels way more supportive.

  3. Anonymous
    August 30, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    The 8 looks great on you! It's a much better fit IMO. The colour looks wonderful on you.

  4. Janet in TO
    August 31, 2011 / 12:37 am

    I agree, the 8 is a great fit. It doesn't look snug at all in the mid section. The colour is scrumptious!

  5. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 / 2:48 am

    Size 8, of course! Not too noticeable in the "snug" department. Also, you will be using it to work out in, hence losing more "mid-section" snugness, as the end result; and that equates a better fit! A win-win situation! 🙂

  6. August 31, 2011 / 1:22 pm

    I knew getting the right bra size would make the difference. I think it looks good, you can't tell it's not as loose in the torso as the other one. I seriously loved mine for the race we did last weekend, so much that I very seriously considered getting another, though I definitely don't need it. I'm going to wear mine for my 20 miler this weekend, you want me to report back on how it performs for a longer distance?

  7. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    I ordered the same top! I think though, since lulu is not cheap, that if you don't 100% love it before asking people, then you should return it. You do look great in it, but you don't seem like you love it! I am returning mine because I have been desparate for something in raspberry, but I know that there will be something next week or next month that I loveeee instead of keeping this that I just like.

  8. Anonymous
    August 31, 2011 / 10:28 pm

    I think the 8 looks great and I don't even see any muffin top at all.

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