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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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46 Comments

  1. shadowy_lady
    May 2, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Oh so excited that Mrs. O is now an official contributor 🙂 Love your reviews Mrs. O and this one as usual was very helpful.

    I’m glad that the new white WU are opaque! I shall be getting those. I agree that they look like Alo designs.

    The red orange colour – I think us here in Canada got Fast & Free’s in that colour a few weeks ago. I saw them in the store but didn’t pick them up and of course now I regret it. I don’t like orange generally but red orange is a whole other story. I did get a pair of Align’s in Vintage Rose when they were released. It’s my fave colour that Lulu has released this year.

    Cinch it dress – I generally gravitate towards this silhouette as it’s very flattering on hourglass shapes. But I do have quite a few similar ones from Aritzia so I skipped it. I would have been tempted if they were offered in more fun colours; but my store only had black and grey -_-

    I think you should buy the light blue Speed Up shorts and Keep in Classic pants in your size down. I mean, everything looks great on you. But if I were to pick 🙂

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      Thanks so much for the warm welcome Shadowy_Lady! I really love the red orange color. I know it’s bright for a lot of ladies but I don’t mind bright. I’m definitely getting the Blue Glow Speed Up Short, the Keep it Classic Crop in black and the WU *Mesh in black!

  2. Andrea
    May 2, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Congratulations on being an official contributor, Mrs. O! I’ve always enjoyed reading your fit reviews and a few times I made a purchase based on your recommendations. Sometimes website pictures can be misleading and your try-on reports really help a ton! Thanks so much for your contribution and I look forward to more fit reviews from you!

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Andrea! A lot of you ladies influence me into buying things as well. Sometimes I’m undecided on things I’ve tried on but because of many positive comments, I end up getting it. Or you guys recommend things that you love and I go try it on and find myself loving it too. It’s definitely mutual!

  3. j
    May 2, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Thanks for the reviews!
    I prefer your size up for the tank (white).
    Everything looks great on you 🙂

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks, J. I agree with you on the white tank. Size up is much better and drapes better. Do you wear Fast as Light Tanks?

      • j
        May 3, 2018 / 2:58 am

        No I don’t. I have tried them on (not in my size up mind you) & didn’t like the length.

  4. Anon
    May 2, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    I wonder if black tech mesh are double paneled . I hate double paneling and that was the reason why I returned my white pants last year

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      That is a very good question. If I pass by a store I will check for you. But if it’s like last year, I don’t think so.

  5. Anne
    May 2, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Love your reviews! You look great in everything, but I especially liked the light blue Speed up shorts on you. They were flattering from the front and the back. The Keep it Classic Crops were also especially nice. I am interested in a pair for myself now. 🙂

    Im not sure about that frilled Fast and Light Tank. I think it might work for a select few, but many will not find it to be flattering. And about the pure white tights… all I can think about is how fast they would get dirty. But they are cute.

    Has anyone seen the black embossed fabric? I think the Align pant and the Ease Jacket have it as an option. From the website pictures it looks kind of shiny. Just wondering what it looks like in person.

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 5:32 pm

      Thanks, Anne! Yes, I am definitely getting those two items and the WU mesh. The others I will wait on and see how I feel about it. The red orange Speed Up Tight might also be a must. Then again the Vintage Rose In Movement Tight! Ugh, the next time I go into store, I have a feeling it’s going to be a very expensive day for me.

      I saw the embossed print very briefly. I don’t think I thought it looked shiny. I haven’t found my other embossed WU tights shiny (in the past). I doubt the Align or the Ease Jacket would be shiny just because they are both Nulu items. If it were Luxtreme, there would be a potential for some shine.

  6. Anne
    May 2, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Forgot to ask you about why you like the Contour Jacket. I’m thinking about ordering one… but I wish they had it in a pretty color like the pink of the Ease Jacket.

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 2, 2018 / 5:41 pm

      I like the Contour Jacket because it’s a lightweight jacket that can be layered under another jacket and I particularly like the length. It’s very flattering. I love Nulu. I have it in Pelt and Nocturnal Teal. I was tempted to get it in Mineral Blue but told myself no. If it came out in Vintage Rose, I’d get it in a heartbeat. If you get it, get your TTS. Although it’s slim fitting, as you know, Nulu has lots of stretch and even if it’s a snug cut, it doesn’t feel tight or uncomfortable.

      • Anne
        May 3, 2018 / 9:30 am

        If you were going to choose only one color, would it be the nocturnal teal or the pelt? I haven’t seen either color in person.
        The pelt looks purplish brown on the website photo. Is one of them more of a neutral color than the other?
        Thanks! I appreciate your input. 🙂

        • Mrs. O
          Author
          May 3, 2018 / 12:14 pm

          I really like the Mineralize Blue because it’s a brighter blue for the spring/summer months. But if I had to choose between Pelt or Nocternal Teal, I’d choose Pelt. It’s more brown/brick red. Not purplish at all. Nocternal Teal for me is hard to match because it’s so close to navy but it’s not. It doesn’t match other blue items because it either has too much green, brown or gray in it to make it look odd with blue or navy. I find the Pelt more of a neutral tone for me. It can go with browns, pinks, greens, blues, etc. Much more versatility.

          • Anne
            May 3, 2018 / 12:35 pm

            Thanks! Unfortunately the blue doesn’t come in my size. I will go for the more versatile color (Pelt). Thanks again!

            • Mrs. O
              Author
              May 5, 2018 / 11:29 am

              You won’t regret the choice. Let me know what you think of the jacket.

  7. Mrs. O
    Author
    May 2, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    I feel so honored to be the first member of Team “The Sweat Edit”. I’m particularly grateful to Cristina for allowing me to participate on this forum and be part of such a wonderful community. When I first came across Cristina’s blog, I was drawn to the comments from all of you guys. Compared to other blogs, I truly believe this community is comprised of a diverse, accepting, kind, caring and well educated group of people! It’s because of all of you that I do my fit reviews. And because of Cristina’s graciousness in allowing me to contribute to her wonderful blog.

    I’m new to fashion and beauty blogs. My professional life didn’t afford me the time to find communities that share the same passions. I have always loved fashion, beauty and working out. But I never had time to do anything like this. While my job gave me the financial freedom to enjoy the nicer things in life, I didn’t have time to really enjoy it by developing friendships with like minded people.

    A few years ago, life threw a wrench in what I thought was my “normal”. Everything I knew and everything I thought I was was taken away so drastically. But by the grace of God, I’ve overcome it. As soon as I was able to recover, I eased into figuring out what I wanted to do in life. No longer did I want to be a slave to the billable hour. I gave my twenties and thirties to my career. Now that I’m starting into my forties, I decided it was time to do what I enjoy and take care of myself.

    During my life test, I met Mr. O, who is the best and most loving person I know. He stood by my side as I fought to get my life back. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the luxuries in life we, as The Sweat Edit community, discuss.

    I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for giving me this opportunity to “meet” other people with similar passions and in a place of love, kindness and support.

    And, most importantly, THANK YOU Cristina!!!! Three cheers for all of us!

    • Wei
      May 3, 2018 / 4:24 am

      Dear Mrs. O, your story touched me deeply. I am grateful to have “met” you over Christina’s blog. Thank you for your kindness and all the helpful reviews!

      Now back to business :), I LOVE the red orange speed up crop and the mesh tight on you. I am intrigued by the few wide-legged crops that Lulu just released. Have you tried them on or felt the fabric? I need to go to a store soon.

      • Mrs. O
        Author
        May 3, 2018 / 6:25 am

        Thanks, Wei! Nice to meet you too. No, I have not tried on any of the wide legged crops. I also want to try them on but haven’t seen them in store. I plan on going again soon. If you go before me, please let us know what you think.

        You guys are making me want to get everything — although I think the consensus is no on the Fast as Light tank, which I agree.

  8. Sharviss
    May 3, 2018 / 6:36 am

    Everything looks great and I definitely think the shorts in your tts look better!

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 3, 2018 / 7:55 am

      Thanks! I think so too. I’m just worried about getting too many pairs in my TTS for fear they might not fit later. But too baggy/sloppy isn’t a good thing either. You ladies will definitely keep me on my toes to stay consistent with my diet and workout routine!

  9. Anonymous
    May 3, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Mrs. O – thank you for giving us a glimpse into your background. You looked great in everything! Btw, how did you lose your weight?

    • Anonymous
      May 3, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Honestly, part of my recovery was physical therapy and as I got stronger, I started reincorporating the things I loved. I’ve always wished I’d have an opportunity to workout whenever I want as much as I want. After my health crisis, it became a reality. So, I’m thankful everyday that I am recovering and grateful that I can control and move my body. I’ve always been active but the three years prior to my illness, I was working ridiculous hours and didn’t spend the time to stay active. So, now that I have my health, I stay active, eat well without depriving myself of things I enjoy and remind myself to be kind to my body (and soul). I’m a real foodie so my genetic condition requires me to restrict certain foods because my body cannot process it. (Contrary to the norm, everything that’s “good” for you is out of the question for me. So I get to eat all the white stuff I want! A real plus). It’s been hard adjusting because I so love many of the things I had to give up. I really think I finally found the balance of eating and working out consistently. I can “cheat” a day or two so long as I go back to my normal before it becomes “weight gain”.

      I work out 6 days a week; sometimes twice a day. If I don’t stay active, my symptoms start to come back. So, on days I don’t want to work out, I tell myself be grateful I can move and “go move!” On those days, I take it easy with a brisk walk or therapeutic Pilates.

      You just have to find what works for you. That’s the secret to weight loss. It’s different for everyone.

      • Anonymous
        May 3, 2018 / 5:36 pm

        Wow! Thank you so much for responding and being so open about your health. I’m glad you have found a balance and that you understand your body so well. I also do Pilates ( 6-8xs/wk) and found it to be the best for my body! Definitely easier to get out of bed and also up off the floor. Nice low impact exercise. Congrats again! I just received my serene crops. I purchased an 8 and 10 because reviewers mentioned the waistband was tight. They were huge. I think a 6 would have been better for me. The waist band was not tight on either of them. I’m returning both, the slit on the sides were weird. Maybe because I’m petite(5’1”). Just seemed to go up too high. Too bad though, because the length was perfect for my height 🙂

        • Mrs. O
          Author
          May 3, 2018 / 6:20 pm

          I love Pilates! What other workout can you lay on your back and still get a tough workout?! You can make it as difficult or easy as you want. I do challenge myself and often times I’m dripping sweat from my advanced Pilates class. I try to do Pilates at least 3 times a week (1-2 private sessions at my PT clinic). I also spin, lift weights and try to walk as much as I can. I lost my barre class because the studio closed so I’m looking for another studio I can go to. I really do love barre.

          Although it hasn’t been very long, I feel comfortable enough with my recovery to start opening up about what I went through. Just 18 months ago I was in a wheelchair. Twenty-four months ago, I was bedridden. It has been a long hard journey but it was worth it. I learned that I am strong enough and disciplined (stubborn!) enough to get through anything life has for me. It helped me appreciate what I have in my life; especially how wonderful family, friends and complete strangers can be.

        • Mrs. O
          Author
          May 3, 2018 / 6:23 pm

          Whoops! I clicked post before I finished. I was interested in the Serene Crops too but the stores I visited didn’t have them. I’ll definitely stick to TTS if I order them online to test them out. I find the reviews on the Lululemon website is inconsistent and all over the place. This is why I come here to get advice from serious Lululemon connoisseurs who know what they’re talking about because they’ve tried everything! LOL.

  10. Estella Morrison
    May 3, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    We certainly keep on gaining a lot with your (now) official blog contributions. Your photos and descriptions have been invaluable, and I feel I can order with confidence the items you tried on (everything looks very nice on you!) I have been buying Lululemon for almost 30 years, occasionally commenting on Cristina’s blog from the time I discovered it, so I’m glad she and you are a team now. Your life story and resiliency touched me; I hope it will be more blue sky for you from now on. I’m looking forward to reading more from you, Mrs. O!

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 3, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks so much. I try to be as accurate as I can be because I don’t want to steer anyone the wrong way. Thank you for the great feedback. I never know if I really help anyone decide between two things or if the item will work for you. I like real life try-ons because there’s no photoshop or genetically gifted model bodies wearing the clothing. I’ve learned so much from everyone. The insight from this community is so great. I only found Cristina’s blog a couple of years ago. I wish I had found it sooner. Then again, I probably saved myself a lot of money. It’s terrible how much I want something after having a group discussion. 😉

  11. Lebee
    May 3, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    Just my opinion, but I think the red/orange crops looks so fantastic on you! I’m tempted to go try those on myself!

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 6:19 am

      You definitely should. If you can wear the color, it’s gorgeous in real life!

  12. Anon
    May 3, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I guess I’m the only one who likes frilled orange crop top. I think it’s perfect for hot summer workouts . I’m also liking red orange color , but I’m not a fan of speed up crop length , so I might wait until they make WUC in this color.

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 6:23 am

      I’m drawn to the Fast as Light Tank but the cut just doesn’t work for me. I really liked the frilled edges. You should check it out. For the things I do, it’s not very functional for me and it’s not something I would wear casually. That’s all. I love it on other women when I see them wearing it.

    • Anne
      May 4, 2018 / 1:29 pm

      I think the frill top is really cute, especially the happy orange color. Sadly it won’t work for me, but you go and rock that top! If it makes you feel happy and good about yourself, then it’s the right top for you. 🙂

  13. Hello
    May 4, 2018 / 4:02 am

    Love your reviews!

    Are the Keep it Classic crops similar to the On the Fly pants?

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 4, 2018 / 6:32 am

      Sort of but not really. First, the fabric is very different; it’s a lightweight fabric similar to Swift and the fabric used for Speed Up Shorts. It is definitely a cropped pant. I think On The Fly is 7/8 length, which I have to hem to make it hit the same part of my leg as longer legged ladies. The waistband is definitely much better (in my opinion) than the On The Fly Pant. That’s the one thing that prevents me from buying more On The Fly Pants. The waistband is too thick and the pant gathers too much for me in the hip area and lower belly. The waistband on the Keep It Classic Crop is thin (not doubled up) and wide enough to stay flat and not gather around the lower belly. It’s also a slimmer leg. It’s hard to describe other than it’s a cross between the older version of the Dance Studio Crop (in the material and waistband) but the shape of the On The Fly Pant (in a lightweight material, shorter length and more of a flat front style of pant). I don’t know if that makes sense.

      That being said, I really like the Keep It Classic Crop. I know it’s something I’d wear a lot during the hot months and it’s dressier than cropped leggings or shorts.

      • Hello
        May 5, 2018 / 5:29 am

        Thank you for your reply. I will give the new crops a try when they are available online

  14. Anon
    May 5, 2018 / 6:54 am

    Thanks for this fabulous fit review post and congrats on your official contributor status. Also, thanks for opening up and sharing your story of your struggle with health issues over the last 2 years. It couldn’t have been easy but you obviously found the strength and determination to power through and reclaim your health and well being. It’s really quite remarkable to hear you were bedridden and in a wheelchair not long ago and here you are looking very healthy and fit so good on you.

    My thoughts on the Speed Up Short is that you are a tts and definitely not a size up. I would suggest trying the 4″ inseam if the 2.5″ feels too short for you. I love both the colours you tried on and would love something in the Light Horizon colour (I can’t believe how long they make some of these colour names). I wear Run Times but now that they changed the fit I don’t buy them anymore. I believe the fabric changed to “ultra swift” as well which I don’t like. Although the changes are subtle they make a big difference in fit and feel so I am going to have to make my originals last as long as possible!

    I am curious about the Keep It Classic Crop. I LOVE my DSC’s and when they were discontinued I was so pissed at Lulu I don’t think I bought anything from them for a year. I actually lucked out a couple of years ago on an online warehouse sale when they had the newer version for sale but when I clicked on the item low and behold it was the originals so I quickly ordered 2 pairs and then the wait began as to would I really receive the originals or was it a screw up on their part. I got the originals!!! DSC’s are more for wearing at home and puttering around in the yard. I started wearing Street To Studios for out and about in the summer and I really do live in them. I was wondering if you wear Street To Studios and how you would compare them to the new Keep It Classic? From what I can tell in the photos they don’t look to have as much detail as the STS and it doesn’t look like they have the stretchy fabric on the inside of the leg. I am definitely going to check them out when they hit the stores here.

    Thanks again for a wonderful post.

    • Anon
      May 5, 2018 / 6:59 am

      Just adding a p.s. to my post here. I don’t buy the Street To Studios anymore since they changed the fit which is another staple for me I can’t buy anymore, so sad.

      • Mrs. O
        Author
        May 5, 2018 / 11:41 am

        Yes, it’s been a long 2 year road to recovery; and 3 years being sick. Thankfully, my condition is treatable but not everyone is as blessed as me to have such a good outcome. I think what helped was the fact that I had always been active. It was only a couple of years prior to my illness that I didn’t stay as active because of work responsibilities. I’m just glad that at my age, the weight I gained came off! I was worried that it wouldn’t.

        I haven’t tried the longer inseam yet. When I want a longer inseam, I usually wear the Tracker Short or longer Hottie Hot Short.

        I remember you buying the DSC during the warehouse sale. Had I known they were the originals, I would have bought one in every color available. Mine are a bit too big for me now but I still wear them around the house. I have not tried the Street to Studio Pant. I think I tried it on once a long time ago and for whatever reason, I didn’t like it.

        The new crops definitely do not have the stretchy material on the side, also no ruching and no seam down the front. It’s a straight leg crop that tapers slightly. Very simple in design but flattering. I thought the waistband and drawstring were thinner (not width/height but thickness) than the DSC and STS.

        Now that you told me they changed the STS style, I may not try it. It would be great if they made a full length version of the Keep it Classic Crop. I’d probably get a couple of those too if they did.

  15. Looloo
    May 5, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    I just got my first pair of 4″ speed shorts…I ran in them and had no issues with the fabric bunching at my crotch. The inseam is closer to 3″ so i was delighted to discover they work for me…and i have a slight booty. The 2″ speed ups can look like a diaper as the liner cuts across my butt cheeks.

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 6, 2018 / 4:12 pm

      That’s good to know. I’ll check them out the next time I’m in store.

  16. allie
    May 6, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Hi Mrs. O! Would you consider writing reviews for other brands? I still buy Lulu, but I buy a combo of other brands more. It would be awesome to see coverage of Athleta especially, and maybe Nike. It would also be super helpful if you’d do smaller brands, like Ultracor, Sweaty Betty, Tracksmith, etc. Out of all the fitness bloggers I follow, your body type is most similar to mine, so it would be super helpful! (I’m sure I’m not the only reader who would love this!)

    • Mrs. O
      Author
      May 6, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Hi, Allie! Yes, absolutely! In fact, Cristina and I were just talking about reviewing other brands. I was planning on stopping by some of the smaller brands in the next few weeks to check things out. There are some brands that you didn’t list that I wanted to try as well. It all depends on if there are stores near me that carry the brands you listed. But for sure Athleta, Nike, Adidas, Alo Yoga, 2XU and some other brands that I know that have actual brick and mortar stores. I’m also going to check Nordstrom, Barneys, Saks and Neiman Marcus because they have a wide variety of other brands. I just have to plan out the trips so I can go store to store; and time permitted. So, this will be a weeks long (more like months long) project.

      • Allie
        May 7, 2018 / 9:51 pm

        Yayyyy!! So awesome— thank you!!

  17. Mrs. O
    Author
    May 7, 2018 / 8:32 am

    I thought everyone would want to know but the Keep It Classic Crop is only found in stores right now. When my Lululemon store searched the website on their end, they couldn’t find it either. The Ed was surprised because it’s a new style and she assumed it was uploaded. You’ll have to call the main GEC number to find a store that carries it. When I wrote the post, I thought the Speed Up Crops in Red Orange was uploaded but for some reason, I can’t find it on the website. So either it sold out (which I’d be surprised if it did) or it never got uploaded like the Keep It Classic Crop.

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