Fit Review Dark Forest Define Jacket, Train Time Crops

I do not need a new Define Jacket and was all set to pass on this dark forest one since I purchased quicksand last week, and thought I favoured that color. When I tried it on though, the color was too gorgeous to pass up on. I love both colors but I think dark forest is slightly more contrasted on me and makes my features stand out more, where as quicksand was a bit more subdued. What do you guys think?

Dark Forest Define Jacket

Dark Forest Define Jacket

Dark Forest Define Jacket

 

Train Time Crops Dark Forest

I tried on these Train Time Crops in my TTS 10 and they where slightly snug coming on. I think the material is just more compressive but there may also be a double layer of fabric in the rear – sorry, I should have looked more closely at that. I have featherlight tights which I got on markdown and those have the double layer of fabric in the rear. I don’t mind it on those since I got them on markdown but I find it a bit too hot and I don’t want to have that double layer in my crops.  I passed on these for now but I do really like crops in dark forest so I may consider getting a different pair of crops in this color.

Train Time Crop Dark ForestTrain Time Crops Dark Forest

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24 Comments

  1. janine57
    May 2, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I like the dark forest much better. Quicksand looked good on you,matched your lips 😌But I’m prejudiced I don’t care much for fleshy colors. This is a beautiful color! I have wren or a close version but I’m alittle tempted.

  2. CT
    May 2, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    What I think is you have a hard decision to make! Both colours look good on you so whatever decision you make you can’t lose.

  3. Mrs. O
    May 2, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    I ditto CT and I’m going to have the same hard decision! I have bought way too many Defines this past month.

    • Del
      May 2, 2017 / 11:56 pm

      I also have the same decision to make. It’s been a long dry spell but thoroughly enjoying the new color palette that is finally showing up on drop day.

  4. WS
    May 2, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Curious if anyone has any piling problems with newer Defines. The reviews are just horrible about this and I am afraid to buy any as I don’t want to invest $ and time into an item of clothing only to have to bring it back and be disappointed I can’t even wear it more than a few times. Any feedback?

    • Del
      May 2, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      I own an embarrassing number of defines of all different colors and textures. I have recent ones and others from many years ago all are still in pristine condition. The defines are one item I can say without censure that I’ve never had any quality issues with. Maybe I’m just lucky, but I think as long as you take care of them properly you won’t have any issues. Bear in mind mine have never been dried in a dryer and are always washed with like fabrics in cold. Hope this helps.

    • lulumum
      May 3, 2017 / 12:04 am

      I have not had any issues at all with Defines. Of the recent ones I have Mauve and lakeside and both of those have held up very nicely. I don’t wear them daily, but often enough that I’d notice any early signs of wear.

    • Mrs. O
      May 3, 2017 / 12:14 am

      I have many Defines, old and new, and they are pristine. I wash inside out and hang dry. Never had any issues. It’s the reason why I like defines because of the quality.

    • L
      May 3, 2017 / 2:06 am

      I have many Defines and Formes, always wash them them with my other lulu stuff and always put in dryer on low cycle. I don’t have time and patience to baby my workout gear. They all look great. However I’m not wearing them every day .

      • Gayle
        May 3, 2017 / 4:42 pm

        My recent define jacket in marvel purchased came to me pilling already 😕😕😕 there was white powdery stuff all over and its my first time to buy one

  5. WS
    May 3, 2017 / 1:08 am

    I have always wondered if the piling has to do with the arms rubbing along the side pocket zippers or front when the jacket is open. I have a non lulu jacket made of similar fabric and it did get ruined from wearing it open and rubbed against the plastic zipper teeth along the side of the arm. I will maybe go for it and follow everyone’s advice and see how it wears. Thanks for all the feedback!

    • Mrs. O
      May 3, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      I wear my Defines open and have never noticed problems with pilling on the arms from rubbing the zippers. But I also don’t wear it everyday. Definitely go for it!

  6. Sarah Gordon
    May 3, 2017 / 1:27 am

    My 2 cents. I really like the quicksand on you – forest is nice too but something about how the quicksand brought a glow to your skin.

  7. O
    May 3, 2017 / 2:07 am

    Quicksand hands down !

  8. Kat
    May 3, 2017 / 4:47 am

    So on the UK and Hong Kong upload I noticed a new version fast and free tight and crop II. I wonder what the difference is other than the reflective dot design. And Hong Kong has a new print… transition multi midnight navy.

  9. Anonymous
    May 3, 2017 / 6:20 am

    The forest define makes your eyes pop! Forest green all the way!

  10. May 3, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Hmmm tough call. I think dark forest is a color that’s a little more common than quicksand. I think quicksand is the more rare color and actually the combination of quicksand and forest green look great together. pink and green is always a good combo in my book. Keep the quicksand define and pick up a pair of dark forest crops and wear it together.

  11. May 3, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Went back and looked at your review of quicksand define. I think you need them both!!!

    This green color is LOVELY and I want all of it! <3

  12. Birdie
    May 3, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Hi Lulumum:

    The dark forest define compliments your eye & hair color.
    The quicksand define compliments your skin tone & hair color.
    Hard decision but both look good on you! 🙂

    I have a lot of define jackets so whatever new color LLL uploads, must pop in color otherwise it is a no go for me. If I were you, I would get both defines since they are not even close in color. The only thing is if in the future, LLL comes out with a floral or multi color and uses both colors in it then you may have to consider.

    • Birdie
      May 3, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      meant to write reconsider, not consider in my previous post.

  13. Danielle
    May 3, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I like quicksand better on you! They are both pretty but quicksand gives your skin a beautiful glow!! Good luck deciding!

  14. Ella
    May 4, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Lulumum, there’s a color out this week in the scuba called heathered speckled earth. I received my order yesterday and I immediately thought it was a color you might like (I know a lot of people don’t like the new scubas but if they put out a define in this color it might be worth a look). It’s not grey – it has a muted greenish cast to it that IMO makes it pretty unique. However I think it’s best suited for someone who is cool-toned with fairer skin. I’m very warm toned and I don’t think it’s “my color” so I’m on the fence about it for myself. But it might be in your wheelhouse!

    • Ella
      May 4, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Just to add…heathered speckled earth appears to me to be a muted gray-green with flecks of blueish-gray throughout. It’s interesting – not a universally flattering shade, but interesting!

  15. Pdxmama503
    May 5, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Totally off topic, but the Going Places Hooded Jacket everyone was waiting for to go on sale has finally dropped on WMTM!!! $99

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