Gather & Go Jacket
Because I was pleasantly surprised with the Scuba Hoodie *Glyde, I wanted to try this on because I liked the Glyde fabric. This jacket was below my radar because of the wide, gathered cuffs. And, as I suspected, I didn’t like the fit of this jacket at all. It is a very roomy TTS. I probably could have sized down but it may have been too snug at the waist (even though there’s a good amount of give). I though my TTS fit great on the waist. Other than the fabric, the fit across the waist was the only other thing I liked about this jacket. It’s too short and the cuffs are too wide. Had it been a couple of inches longer (more traditional bomber jacket length) with narrower cuffs, it might have worked. It also bagged out awkwardly in the torso area. The pocket placement was odd. For busty ladies, I think the pockets would have looked even weirder. Who wants pockets right under their boobs? Even the model on the website looks awkward with her hand in the pocket. This is a definite pass for me.
Gate Keeper Short Sleeve
I finally got a chance to try on the Gait Keeper SS in Heathered Bonfire. I really love the burnt orange color. Actually, I’ve always been partial to orange even though blue is my favorite color. I think orange works with my skin tone. This SS is really lightweight and breezy. The fabric has a nice texture and although it feels delicate to the touch, it’s durable. The shirt is a baggie TTS. The store didn’t have a size down for me to try. (Don’t mind the crinkled seam on the right side. I think this shirt was crinkled in the box when shipped. None of the other shirts had that issue). I actually think it would look really cute with jeans, slightly tucked in the front with a loose fitting, mid-thigh sweater or jacket. Because the shirt was so airy, I think I would try wearing it spinning. The shirt is definitely cropped length. So, for you taller ladies (I’m 5’6″), you might think it’s too short. Since I’m still on the ban island, this shirt is on my wishlist and I’m waiting to see if the color comes out in any other offerings.
Gate Keeper Jacket
I love peplum detailing especially when it’s in the back. For me, the heathered black was my favorite color. This is a slim fitting jacket with a similar fit as the define but slightly longer. The shoulders fit better in this jacket than the define does in my TTS. I tried on my TTS and a size up (6). Although I liked the fit across the chest in a size up, the waist and hip area became too baggy and billowed out a lot more. I thought it added weight on me and it ruffled too much in the back. The Ed thought between the two sizes, my TTS fit the way it is supposed to. It’s meant to be slim fitting. I liked the hidden thumb hole feature and the inside cuff, which was soft like nulu. Also, no matter the size, near the pockets it wrinkled a bit because it’s a hidden zipper pocket. All of my items with that type of hidden zipper pockets does the same thing. (Does anyone else have that same problem? I think the website photos are heavily airbrushed). For those of you ladies that are curvier than me, a size up might work well for you around the hip area. If you’re a true hourglass, I’m not sure how it would fit across the chest for you. That’s just going to depend on your personal preference. This definitely is on my wish list. I’m really liking the fact that Lululemon is adding more feminine details.