Friday, May 15, 2009

Try On Review - Astro Crop, In Motion Crop, Twisted Tank + More

I visited my nearest Lululemon stores to pick up a Conditioning Tank and to try on the new arrivals. I tried on the Astro Crops (pictured above). They aren't on Lululemon's website yet but they have been in a few of my product alerts. I found them very comfortable. I think they are a snug fitting crop but not as snug as a Groove Crop. It's hard to tell from the photo above but they run a little shorter than most of lululemon's crops, hitting me a little below the knee and have a straight leg, meaning they don't bell out at your calf. The waistband is comfortably wide and has an overlapping v in the front. If you want to see a photo of actual people wearing these crops go to Lululemon Promenade's facebook site. They have a great album of photos entitled "This Just In."

I also tried on the In Motion Crops. They are very wide leg crops with a roll down waist. These were super comfortable. I didn't care for how the wide pant leg made me look - it hit at the widest part of my calf and I felt it made me look stubby, but that's just me. There is no ipod pocket in these pants which is a big flaw in my eyes. However, I could see myself buying a full length version of this style. I bet they would rival the Still pants in comfort.

I also tried on the Twisted Tank and ended up going home with that instead of the Conditioning Tank. Both tops are very feminine and flattering. The Twisted Tank has a very relaxed fit so you can easily size down to get a closer fit (like in the picture I posted previously). The support is definitely low but there are pockets for the bra cookies. The straps can be crossed which makes a cute keyhole cutout in the back. The primary reason I choose the Twisted Tank is that it looks more like street wear than athletic wear - it's solid colored and the logo was black on the black top.

Other observations - The organic Scoop Back Tank looks like a great summer wardrobe staple. There are some cute new color combos (solid charcoal and a cool sky blue with purple) in the Move Tank, which has become my favorite hot weather running-around-town top.

Astro Crop Features:
  • Cross-front for the fun of a lower rise but safe for bending
  • Back waistband pocket for storing money and keys
  • Coolmax gusset designed for sport
  • Made with luon, our signature fabric
  • Chafe resistant flat seams

  • In Motion Crop Features:
    • Feel free to move your body in this crop
    • Made with luon, our signature fabric
    • Roll down waistband is comfortable and customizable. PS it is great for before, during and after pregnancy!
    • Wide leg fit is perfect for moving in your yoga or dance class
    • Chafe resistant - flat seams

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