My store got the new Shibori print wunder under pants in today in the three colors, purple, blue and white/black as well as the coordinating Energy Bras. I actually didn’t think I’d like these on me at all despite really appreciating the graphic print but when I tried them on I really loved them. They are thick opaque luxtreme and very smooth, and the true test of opacity is trying on a white pair of luxtreme pants. These where completely opaque on me even on the white portions of the print, in a deep squat. The luxtreme is so tightly woven that it also provides nice lift and smoothing. The safe, less flashy colors of blue and purple are nice too but the black/white shibori is super saturated and really stunning.
The only complaint about these is that I was warned twice to wash these as I would wash denim. The print is dipped in actual dye so it’s not like pre dyed threads, or printed fabric, it’s actually treated post garment construction so the dye may not be colourfast. I was told ‘wash like denim, inside out and as infrequently as possible’. Thats really not practical for a pant made for fitness use, but if your plans are to wear these casually I suppose you could wash these infrequently. My first wash I will probably put some vinegar in the wash to make it more colorfast, but the concern with using vinegar on lycra is that it can break down the fibres over time.
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Cristina founded The Sweat Edit in 2010. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two boston terrier fur daughters in Vancouver, BC. Cristina dabbles in many creative hobbies such as drawing, painting, and jewelry design which sometimes makes it's way here on the blog. Cristina enjoys various sweaty pursuits such as Peloton spin, olympic weightlifting and running.