This Lululemon Fit Review is brought to you by The Sweat Edits newest official contributor, Mrs. O! I’m so pleased to share that Mrs. O and I made it official, and she’s now a contributor, not a Guest Poster. You will notice that her posts show her as the author, and if you click on her name in that author section it should pull up all of her contributor posts. I will still categorize her posts under ‘guest posts’ for now so that you can easily find them on the menu bar, but I will come up with a better solution. I’m so happy Mrs. O agreed to be an official contributor because she’s been so valuable to this community with her trusted fit reviews and shopping advice. Mrs. O hauled ass to get this fit review out as soon as she saw all these items were uploaded last night so huge thank you to her for that! She’s been so active in this community whether its providing advice in the comments or spending a few hours creating fit reviews to share with us so it was just such a natural fit to have her join in as my first team member. Thank you Mrs. O!!!! My goal for this site is to always make it the best, most fun place to be to discuss Lululemon, fashion, beauty and whatever this community is wanting to explore in the personal style realm. We are snitching to each other the best advice and I hope you enjoy the process as much as I am enjoying it.
I had time to kill this morning so I stopped by the Century City Westfield Lululemon store. When I walked in, I noticed all the new bright colors and the store received several items from Tuesday’s drop. At the time, I didn’t realize some of the things I tried on were new releases. I’m glad I stopped in today. And I’m even more thankful I only had time to do try ons; otherwise, I would have spent a lot of money. Some of the things I was eyeing turned out to be better than what I expected. So, while online they didn’t look like something that would appeal to me, once I tried it on or saw it in person, I wanted to take them home with me. Writing this post is a good “cool down” period for me. I’m going to have to be very judicious with my choices.
WUNDER UNDER HR 7/8 TIGHT *MESH in White
I noticed these tights right away and I’m glad my store got them on the day of the product drop. These remind me of the edgier Wunder Under Sheen (which I love). I like the design of the mesh inserts in these tights better than the Wunder Under Tech Mesh. These Wunder Under *Mesh are TTS and are Full-On Luxtreme. The mesh inserts were not delicate and I didn’t fear pulling the tights up near (or on) the mesh. Although they are 7/8 tights, they are longer than the Wunder Under 7/8 Luon Tight. You can see from the pictures that it gathers around my ankles. So, ladies that are shorter than me (5’6″) will probably not like the 28″ length. It would definitely cut into the mesh detail if the tights were hemmed. I did several bend tests (in and out of the dressing room), deep knee bends and asked the Eds if these tights were sheer. They were not. Yay! White tights that are not sheer. The only thing I could see was the slight line of my underwear (even though I was wearing Lululemon’s Namastay Put Hipster). I was told that these tights were double paneled where they needed to be. They definitely were much better than last year’s white tights in terms of sheerness.
The Wunder Under *Mesh reminds me of Alo Yoga’s Epic Leggings. As much as I like Alo Yoga’s designs, I don’t wear it as much as Lululemon because the fabric isn’t technical enough for me and it feels hot. I really like these tights a lot. I liked them in white but white is not practical for me. I will probably get them in black.
THE EASE JACKET in Vintage Rose
This jacket was the first thing I noticed when I walked into the store because the color was so pretty. It’s much more vibrant than So Merlot and a truer rose/pink color. This jacket is form fitting, slightly cropped and made from Nulu. It has a feminine hourglass cut. I stayed TTS in this jacket; although I think a size up would have worked as well. Nulu is very forgiving. For those of you in between sizes, I don’t think it matters if you size up or down. I definitely want to get some things in Vintage Rose. Probably the In Movement Crop and perhaps a tank, if it comes in a tank. This is a jacket I will consider but like the other Nulu form fitting jackets, I don’t have much use for them. The only exception is the Contour Jacket.
AHEAD BY MILES SS in White
I was drawn to this top because of the lightweight mesh fabric. The mesh didn’t seem fragile to me. Until I was writing this post, I didn’t realize this top was reversible — v-neck with tie in the back or crew neck with tie in the front. I only tried on this top tied in the back. On the hanger, the shape looks awkward but I think it draped nicely once on. It had nice structure to it as well as being relaxed (if that makes sense). It is a loose TTS and some of you may want to size down for fit. I prefer it in my TTS. I’m almost tempted to get it in all three colors — petal, white and black. I think I’d wear it often as a layering piece. But I have to show some restraint so I’ll start with one; probably petal or white. Well, maybe I’ll start with two and hope it gets marked down so I can get the black as well!
REJUVENATE CROP in Blue Tied
I’m always looking for crop pants that are similar to the older version of the Dance Studio Crop that I can wear on the weekends while I’m out and about and don’t feel like wearing tights. I loved the fact that the Rejuvenate Crops were made of Nulu because it’s so soft and comfortable. These crop pants can be pulled down for a slimmer, tighter fit around the legs or bunched up under the knees for a looser fit. The Rejuvenate Crop is TTS. The band is flat and fitted (but not tight) without a drawstring (yay!). The pockets stay closed and have a nice depth to them. I really like Blue Tied but I think I’ll start with the black pair first.
KEEP IT CLASSIC CROP in Dark Olive
I think the Keep It Classic Crop is a new style of relaxed crop that hasn’t been released yet (at least in the US because I couldn’t find it online). I was excited to try these on because they were lightweight, a good length and made from Swift fabric. This will be great for weekend wear over the hot summer months. I tried on my TTS and wasn’t sure about the fit. At first, I didn’t think they were so great. When I walked out of the dressing room, the Ed had a puzzled look on her face. She commented that she thought they were too baggy and suggested I size down. So, I tried on the size down. The moment I did, I loved the Keep It Classic Crop. These crops are a baggy, relaxed TTS. (As many of you know, I’ve lost weight and I think I’m officially on the smaller side of my TTS (4). Never would I have imagined I would or could wear a Lululemon size 2!) I believe many of you will likely size down to get the same fit. If you’re in between sizes, definitely size down. In my TTS, the crops looked a bit sloppy around the waist and hips. These crops have a drawstring but the drawstring is really flat and narrow. So, even tied in a bow, it didn’t create much of a bulge if you were to wear a tight tank/shirt. Again, I’ll probably start with a black pair first. I believe it came in a grey toned color as well as the dark olive I’m wearing.
FAST AS LIGHT TANK SE Frilled in Light Coral and SPEED UP CROP in Evergreen
I was drawn to the Light Coral color of this tank so I decided to try it on. It’s not a style that I particularly like on me. When I see it on others, I think they wear it better than I do. This is a cropped tank with an open back. The tag says it’s a lightweight fabric but doesn’t identify it. It’s very close to Swift fabric and the same fabric as the Sculpt Tank without the UPF. The frills along the edges were nice and added a feminine detail to an otherwise plain cropped tank. When I was inquiring about the tank, the Ed commented that people with longer torsos (me) may feel it is an odd length for a crop. So, I decided to try it on in my TTS and size up. In looking at my pictures, I think I prefer my size up (white) more than my TTS (light coral). I like the length of the size up and the way it hangs in the front but it was a bit loose. When I leaned over, it opened up. My TTS fit better from the back but it seemed too short in the front. It opened up a lot less when I leaned forward in my TTS. What do you think? Size up or TTS? This isn’t a very practical tank for me. While I loved the light coral color and the frilled detailing, this is a pass for me. But for those of you who rock the Fast as Light Tank, I think you’ll really like this version.
I really liked the Speed Up Crop in Evergreen. (See my detailed review on the Speed Up Crop below). Evergreen is a green that is closer to a military or camo green. It has less brown in it than dark olive. Unfortunately, my phone camera didn’t capture the true green color. The color on the Lululemon site is fairly accurate.
SPEED UP CROP in Red Orange
The Speed Up Crop is a run tight with compression (and the revised version of the Speed Tight/Crop). I was quickly drawn to this bright orangey red color (I thought Lululemon would come up with a better name). I like orange and do not shy away from the color. This orange was very vibrant and had a coral undertone. It kind of reminded me of the flesh of a Cara Cara navel orange but with more orange in it than red/pink. I think the Speed Up Crop is the only tight that comes in this color. For those of you who haven’t tried the Speed Up Crop, many people find they run small because of the high compression. I used to size up before I lost weight. Now I am a comfortable TTS. So, if you’re in between sizes or don’t like a lot of compression, I’d recommend sizing up. This vibrant fun color comes in several bathing suits, the Speed Up Short, Pace Rival Skirt, Essential Tank, Sweat Times SS and several accessories. This is definitely on my buy list when it goes on markdown. I’m fairly sure it will make it to markdown in my size.
SPEED UP SHORT in Blue Glow and Light Horizon/Linear Flux Ice Grey Multi
I did a few fit reviews on new short styles a few weeks ago. At the time, I couldn’t accurately state whether my TTS was a 6 or 4. In the past, I’ve always sized up from my tight size. Now, I think I can stay TTS in shorts without sizing up (or very close to it). In order to test out my theory, I tried on the Speed Up Short in two new colors. When the Speed Up Short first came out and I did a fit review on the culture clash print, I wore a size up. But I’ve been noticing that they started to look baggy from behind. I didn’t mind the looseness in the front. I tried the Speed Up Short in Blue Glow in my TTS. I think they fit well but I don’t think I’m quite my TTS in the Speed Up Short. I also noticed that they felt shorter. I’m wearing my size up in Light Horizon/Linear Flux Ice Grey Multi. While from the front they looked fine; from the back they looked too baggy. I really like the Blue Glow color and will probably get a pair. What size do you think looks best on me? I’d appreciate any feedback; I so value it!
CINCH IT DRESS in Heathered Medium Grey
I know this is an old item but many of you asked me to do a fit review. Everytime I went in store, they didn’t have it. That is until today. Lululemon Century City had a return so I finally got to try it on; albeit, in a size too small. (I took one for the team and squeezed myself into it). So, for those of you that wear a size 2 and want this dress, Lululemon Century City has it. (It was on markdown for $69). This dress is made of pima cotton and was very soft and lightweight. Since the fabric is very thin (and in this light color), it will not be very forgiving and will show bumps and lumps. However, the fact that it cinches along the sides will help hide the “flaws”. While a size down didn’t do much “hiding” for me, I suspect if it were my TTS or size up, the cinching would have really helped. I like dresses like this because I think it’s flattering on many different body types. In my size down, the dress was too short and I couldn’t cinch it up as much as I would have liked. The dress had a lot of give in it. If I were to buy it, I would probably size up because I like my dresses a bit looser, would give me more length and I’d be able to cinch it more. For shorter ladies, I think the length will be great for you. Even though I have short legs, I thought the dress was too short. It will definitely be a short dress on long-legged ladies. Based on this try on, I’d recommend staying TTS (if you like a more fitted look) or size up (for a slightly relaxed but not too baggy fit).