Mrs. O has provided some really great fit reviews for us on some of the Athleta pieces I was window shopping in a post last week. I’m so grateful because I’m not easily able to order Athleta items in Canada as it’s expensive to ship, so if I order something I have to be absolutely certain. I’m really hoping to get to the Athleta store in Seattle this summer but I don’t think it will be in the next week or two. Thank you Mrs. O for the fit reviews!! She has several more from Athleta so this is part 1, and I’ll have the part 2 post up a little later.
First, my pictures don’t do any justice for the color of these tights. It’s a beautiful sky blue with bright contrasting flowers. This tight is made from recycled polyester. It is similar to full-on luxtreme but it felt hotter to me. This pattern is printed on a white background. When you bend your knee or do the bend text, the pattern whites out a bit but I don’t think it was sheer. It seemed fairly opaque to me. I liked the pattern placement on the front of the tight but not so much on the back. I think the left leg had too much pattern on it. The pattern on the tights is not as even as the pattern placement on the model online. I really loved the colors in this tight. It was so refreshing against the dark colors we’ve been seeing everywhere. I can tell many of you will like this tight. I am not really a floral person although I love it on other people. It was also a very comfortable fit. I can’t remember if there are any waistband pockets in this tight. The waist band was not too high so there was no rolling down factor (at least from my brief try on). There are two reasons why I did not purchase these tights. First, it felt too hot to me. Today is a very hot and humid day so I know that was influencing my opinion. Second, as much as I love the colors, I’m not sure I would wear these tights often enough to justify the purchase. I think I’d wear them a few times and then they will go to the bottom of my list. Sort of like my LLL kindred spirit multi black WUs. If I really want to give Athleta a chance, I need to find a tight I will go to often. This is not one of them. But, I’m still undecided. So, it’s a maybe and worth a second try on. I’m definitely going to have to go through the stack to find a pattern placement I like.