Sunday, July 25, 2010

Try On Report - Commit Tank, Fouette Tank, Free to Be Bra, New Swiftly Racerback

SCWA/SCLW Commit Tank - A US Only Color?

I tried on the Commit tank today and I must recant my poo-pooing of it in my previous post. It's actually a very flattering tank once you have it on. Based on my try-on and photos I've seen, I think it looks better on women who have larger busts. I seriously thought about getting the above version since I love static coal stripe so much but didn't love the feel of the built in bra layered over my Champion Power back bra which is the only way I'd wear it. It just doesn't give enough support by itself. Be warned, tank fits pretty snug even in the belly.  For some reason I thought it had an adjustable bra inside but it doesn't.  I took some detailed photos of the Alarming:

This is a close up of the seaming on the top of the bust - it's a little different (flatter & more subtle) from the All Out Tank.

This tank looks nice on bustier ladies.

Free To Be Bra

I ended up buying this bra today. I could not resist the sexy back and I plan to use it under my strappy tanks for added support/confidence. It's made of power luxtreme and is pretty low cut. I think the front is low because it's made to go under strappy tanks. It only goes up to a 10 so I am overflowing the front a bit but since I am using it under other tanks it doesn't matter to me. The front strap is wide and sits at the top of your shoulder so you don't feel straps digging into you at all. It's very comfortable. I'm thinking this bra fits true to size since I feel a bit squeezed around the ribcage since my normal size is 12. Here are the product details from the hang tag:

Free to Be Bra:
1 - Find the freedom within this comfortable, moderate support bra
2 - Power luxtreme feels silky smooth, is light weight with high Lycra content and inherent wicking performance to keep you dry and comfortable
3 - Open back allows for max breathability
4 - Barely there spaghetti straps won't dig into you or restrict your movement.
5 - Mesh bra construction with built-in pockets for removable cups
6 - Preshrunk
7 - Comes in black, citron, alarming (I don't think either store I went to had it in Oasis but you would think it would come in that color, too)

I also ended up buying myself a Fouette tank today. I tried it on with the Free to Be bra under it and it looks very cute. I'm pretty sure the Fouette tank is a spaghetti strap tank designed for larger busted women. It only goes up to a 10 and I'm a busty 12 and it fit me fine. It comes up high under the arms and I am not spilling out or squeezing out of it in the front. You show a bit of cleavage but nothing like the All Out tank. You can adjust the straps to pull it up a bit. It's very loose fitting through the abdomen just like it shows in the photos. I plan to use it for mostly street wear although I would wear it to the gym paired with the Free to Be underneath it. I recommend sizing down one size from your normal tank size.

 Track and Field Jacket in Alarming Ombre Stripe

I saw the Alarming Ombre stripe in the running shorts and it looks much better in person than in photos. I would seriously consider getting the Track and Field Jacket in this color. My store didn't have the jackets or vests to try on.

I tried on the new Run: Swiftly Racerbacks with the supposed new design that fixes the armhole issue. I had to try on the 10 - they didn't have a 12 - and it seemed to fit a bit better in the arm pits and the bottom was a bit looser. I'd have to try on the 12 to really tell. I have to say I'm not much of a fan of the Alarming in the swiftly fabric.

I saw the Dance Crops but didn't try them on since they only had up to a size 10. They looked a lot like Wunder Unders with a luxtreme ribbed cuff at the bottom. They are very cute.

I forgot to mention, there is a new headband style called the Untwisted headband. It's the same as the twisted headband - luon on one side, mesh on the other - but not twisted. It has the Lululemon logo on both sides. I almost bought it but didn't really love how it felt on - the outer edges were tight but the middle portion seemed loose. It seemed like it would slip off my head so I've decided to pass for now unless it comes in a color I can't live without.


houndlvr67 said...

YESSS! I ordered a Fouette tank in alarming as it looked like it might be meant for "we with boobage" (FINALLY!!!!). After reading your review, I can't wait to get it-was also lucky to find the SE Wunder Unders *knotted-I think I will like them better than the Dance Crop. I think the laces flapping around, would drive me batty!

pilatesmom said...

Free to be bra and dance crops are now on my list! Love the ties on the crops.

Zanna said...

If you are wearing the Free To Be Bra underneath a Cool Racerback, will the straps show at the back? I would imagine they would a bit. It's really a cute bra from the back.

LuluAddict said...

@ Zanna - I didn't try the Free to Be with a CRB but I'd imagine it will show. I'll try it tomorrow.

M said...

Those dance crops are cute!

Does the fouette tank come in a size 2?

momof5 said...

Oh -- just saw the commit tank in the grey wee stripe pattern on someone and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am going to have to grab that one!! I really like the grey scoopneck too but am going to go with the commit since I already have a bunch of scoopnecks -- I think I like the citron combo for that one anyhow -- Darn -- just when I thought I was giving my credit card a break!!

Anonymous said...

Is the official name for those tie crops the "dance crops"? So cute! I'd love to call and see if I can get them from the GEC.

andrea2251 said...

I LOVE the Fouette tank. I'm a currently busty (breastfeeding) mom and need something to wear in the summer that a) is cool/comfy and b) doesn't make me look like a hoochie mama and it looks perfect. I ordered a size 4 based on this post. . . I'm a little afraid that it might be too small, I normally wear a 6. . . we'll see. Anyone else try it on yet?? Did you size down?

Anonymous said...

The Fouette tank is cute on, but $58 is a bit much. I didn't size down when I tried it. One size down just looked way too small when I held it up lol. But maybe I should have just to compare. Although I thought my regular size was a good fit. It was very comfortable, didn't feel the bra band at all. Maybe I would get it if it came in a different color - I'm not a fan of the current oasis and alarming.

andrea2251 said...

@anonymous - I called GEC back and switched my order to a size 6 (my normal size) because I'd rather it be a little too big than have my boobs hanging out! I ordered it in Citron to wear with all my Coal bottoms. I didn't know how much it cost when I ordered it, but if it fits like in the photo, I'll be happy.

LuluAddict said...

@ Andrea - Sizing down in the Fouette seems to be 50-50 - one of the other commenters on here said they sized down, too, in the Fouette. You can always post a message on lululemon's facebook site to get more sizing feedback.