Mrs. O has some great fit reviews up for us today! Thanks Mrs. O!! I’m hoping to have a fit review up for you guys soon of the Violet Swiftly Tech SS (must have!), and Long Sleeve, as well as the Box It Out Joggers and Press Pause Jogger.
I was very interested in the special edition WU 7/8 tights. These fit like a true 7/8 tight on me. Generally, 7/8 tights tend to be full length on me but I’ve noticed lately the pant legs are a bit shorter than they were. For those long legged ladies, this might become a problem for you. But for us short legged ladies, it’s a welcome surprise. I liked the contrasting details in the wee are from space print but I know that I will not grab them as often as the night tide color. Surprisingly, the wee are from space was more opaque than the night tide. It could be that the pattern hid any sheerness better than the solid color. (But I can’t comment if a color of undies other than nude would show through. It could possibly show through like any other light colored tight.) I would give the wee are from space a 9.5/10 in opaqueness and the night tide a 9/10 in opaqueness. As many of you know, I’m really sensitive about sheerness. The ed asked me if everything was ok because she could see that my head was down because I was doing the bend test and trying to look through my legs. LOL. She said she could see the outline of my undies a tad but she did not think it was sheer, i.e., no skin showing through. Sizing up in the night tide had the same effect so I stuck with my TTS. I took home the night tide pair.
I had to try on the Extra Mile LS because I love rulu fabric. What I loved about this LS was the details: the pleats in the shoulders, the ruffles at the cuffs, the zippered pockets and the rounded hem. Heathered Utilitarian is very close to dark olive as you can see. Side by side it was the same green color with black mixed in but different than the heathering in swiftlies. The heathering was very similar to what LLL does with Vinyasa Scarves. Because it looked to be a slim fit, I grabbed the size 4 and 6. I generally wear a 6 in Swiftlies, which is a size up. When I tried on the 6, it was too loose. A different kind of loose than the swiftlies. The shoulders didn’t fit right and it bunched too much around the torso. I definitely liked the fit of the 4. I wanted to give you an accurate description on sizing since many of you don’t live near a store. In tighter tops, especially a long sleeve (like swiftlies and defines), I wear a size 6. I was always in between sizes in those types of items. I have lost a few pounds so I’m starting to be less in between than I used to be. Swiftlies and defines are looser now for me. I’m not quite in a 4 in those items because I tend to like those items with a little room but no one would say it was too tight if I wore my TTS. So, long story short, if you are in between sizes, size up. This is definitely a slim fitting LS (because it’s a run LS). But know that a size up will be looser than a size up in swiftlies. For me, this LS was TTS. I noticed in my pictures that this LS buckled a bit at the hem. I think it’s just this particular shirt. I didn’t notice it in the size up. I bought it intending to switch it out at another store. When I pulled it down straight, the buckling went away. I couldn’t keep it down and try to take a picture at the same time. If it was priced slightly lower, I probably would have gotten the black one as well.
I tried these on because I liked the ventilation pattern. But when I felt the fabric it was the type of fabric I know is sheer on me. I was really interested in the pattern placement. This tight is TTS. But it was definitely sheer on me (7/10, which is too uncomfortable for me). I’ve tried on other tights with this similar fabric (in other brands as well) and I have the same problem. Sizing up doesn’t help either. I think the way the fabric is knit causes the problem regarding opaqueness. It’s supposed to be a naked sensation so it’s a lighter fabric. I thought the ventilation pattern was nice. It didn’t go too high up my thigh in front or on the side.
I was drawn to these tights because the mesh detailing on the lower calf reminded me of the inspire tights (one of my favorites). I don’t like the redo of the inspire tight — the invigorate 7/8 tight. I thought the tight was nicer than the crop because the crop doesn’t have mesh in the front — only along the side and back. The back seam was really nice and flattering. Unfortunately, the color of the tight was too dark to really see the effect of the back seam. An ed was wearing them and it really flattered her figure and lifted her bum. These tights are TTS and fully opaque. I was torn between pelt and black. But since I have a black pair of inspire tights, I got pelt in the fresh in mesh tight. I really liked this tight and I hope it becomes a staple. I will definitely purchase more if it comes in other colors. I didn’t try on the crops but I will the next time I go into the store. I don’t think I would mind the lack of mesh in the front. It would just be plain from the front. The back seam detailing and along the side of the legs is enough to sell me on the crop style.