Thanks Mrs. O!
I picked this color so you could see the detailing in the different knit stitches. This was a very lightweight sweater that when layered would add warmth. In this color, I thought it was a little see through — you could see the tag in the back of the sweater. This sweater is TTS and fits like other Lululemon plain merino wool sweaters. I haven’t had any problems with my washable merino wool sweaters from Lululemon. I always dry flat so it doesn’t stretch or lose shape. So, if you’re hesitant to buy a washable merino wool sweater, you shouldn’t worry too much. This sweater was too plain for me to get off the ban island. However, I’d like the black one to wear with dress pants and a jacket. But I have no need for something like that right now. I can make do with what I already have in my closet.
I was pleasantly surprised by this jacket. I was interested in it because of its feminine shape and the fact that it is made from luxtreme. The Ed told me that unlike the Define Jacket made of luon, this jacket is made to workout in, which is why it is made of luxtreme. The length is very similar to the define jacket but I think it is slightly longer in the back than the define jacket. I tried on both the 6 (my TTS define) and the 4 (because I’ve lost some weight and now fit comfortably in a define in a size 4). I honestly didn’t notice much of a size difference between the two sizes. It might have been slightly more fitted in the lower waist/hip area. I really liked the white one a lot. The store didn’t have a size 4 in white so that I could compare how it looked. Sometimes when I buy white, I size up just to make it look more slimming. Too tight white is not very flattering (for me at least). The Sleek Essentials Jacket lays flatter and tighter in the torso than the Define Jacket. I don’t know if it’s just me but I’ve noticed that the Define Jackets seem to be looser in the torso area more than they used to be. I feel like from the side, it billows out slightly. The Sleek Essential Jacket doesn’t billow out. It’s form fitted like the Contour Jacket. I thought it was well constructed and the seam detailing, ventilation detailing and pocket placement was very flattering. The back waist panel was a slight peplum shape so I thought it accentuated the natural waist and made me look curvier than I am. I really think the jacket style would be flattering on most shapes and sizes. I’m going to think about this jacket. And if I get it, I’ll probably get the white (and in my TTS define size). What do you think about the two different sizes on me?