Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pics of New Pants - Run Dash Tight, Belt It Out Pant, New Grooves

The Run Dash Tights look a lot like last years Spirit Tights, at least the bottom does. The side pocket is similar to the one on the Polocrosse pant. I like the bar of reflective material on the calf and I much prefer the solid version. The other version makes your leg look wider and shorter than it is.

Run: Dash Tight

Belt It Out Pant - not really loving this color combo

Dog Whisperer Pant

Boogie Shorts aren't all that interesting but the band of color is. What is the whitish color? It's not Ivory because it goes nicely with Coal but it's not bright white either. Hmmm. I also like the pale purply blue.

The current crop of Groove Pants

Centered Pose Tank

Loving the Power Dance Tank - Thank You, Lululemon, for Making a Hot Yoga Tank for Bustier (and/or Shy) Ladies

I've really liked the looks of every hot yoga tank that Lululemon has put out over the past couple of years - the Hot Class tank, the Hot Yogi Tank, the Hot Set Tank, and the Sheer Delight - but none of them worked for me. The first three were a bit too skimpy in the chest area for me - they were either too tight in the chest or too revealing. They also had straps that were too stretchy and didn't offer any support. The Sheer Delight almost worked since you could layer it over your own bra but the straps were super long and you couldn't adjust them. I have been waiting forever for a hot yoga style top that worked for me. I am so thrilled about the Power Dance Tank. It has a supportive top area that offers lots of coverage so you don't have to worry about flashing the gym when you bend over or a boob popping out when doing a twist (I read a comment on Facebook about a woman popping out of her Eagle Tank in yoga class. How embarrassing.) It also has the ridiculously light sheer luon that feels like you aren't wearing anything. The only criticism of this top is that the belly poofs out a bit but I am willing to pay the price of my ego for comfort. (From the photos I've seen the belly poofs out more when the bottom portion catches on your hips. If you want it to lie flatter, like shown on the mannequin, you're going to have to size up.)

Hot Class Tank
 The Hot Class only went to a size 10 and the straps were too stretchy and weren't adjustable so offered no support to bustier ladies.

Hot Yogi Tank
The Hot Yogi tank was a super cute Hot Yoga tank that ran really, really small in the bust.

Hot Set Tank
I loved the look of the Hot Set Tank when it first came out. I tried it on a few times but it ran really tight in the chest.

Sheer Delight

I bought a couple of Sheer Delights but ended up returning both of them. It was a good idea but it ran really large and the straps were super long and not adjustable. I would love if they came out with a corrected version.

Photos of New Items - Static Plum Define and Lilac Inspire

New Define in Static Plum - a very pretty color in real life

New Inspire Pullovers in Lilac and what looks like static charcoal

Photos of New Items - Power Pose Pant, Dog Whisperer Jacket and Pants, Power Dance Tank, Centered Pose Tank, Heart Tank, Belt It Out Pant

Centered Pose Tank with Belt It Out Pant

The Belt It Out Pants look a lot like the old Instructor Pant. Update - I am informed that the Belt It Out pants were also out a few years ago. The Centered Pose Tank doesn't look like anything special in this photo but I thought it was a pretty cute tank when I tried it on. 

The back of the tank is really cute. Both sets of straps are adjustable.

This tank looks better close up where you can see all the design details.

I want to know the secret to this woman's super shiny hair - it's gorgeous.

 Close Up of the Belt It Out Pant

Heart Tank in Plum/Static Plum and Power Pose Crop

These look like the Run Dash Tights

Power Pose Crops

I saw the Power Pose Crops in the store but didn't try them on. The store didn't have them in a twelve and I don't know if they will even come in that size. They kind of look like luon versions of the various running crops and pants with all the seaming.

Photo Showing the Black Power Dance Tank - This would be the other color I'd get in this tank

Close Up of the Power Dance Tank - I cannot wait to wear mine to the gym

Dog Whisperer Jacket

Dog Whisperer Jacket and Pant

Try On Report - Power Dance Tank and Centered Pose Tank (Nice!) + Heart Tank Info

I got to try on the Power Dance Tank and Centered Pose Tank this morning. I really liked both of them and ended up buying the Power Dance Tank. In fact, I seriously considered getting two Power Dance Tanks but ended up going home with just one, for now.  The Power Dance tank comes in two flavors - the solid versions, in Wish Blue and Black, have power luxtreme tops and sheer luon bottom portion. The other two colors have a luon top and sheer luon bottom. That version comes in lilac space dye with lilac sheer luon bottom and the other is gray space dye with coal sheer luon. I honestly thought the luon version felt more supportive and less stretchy than the power luxtreme version. I ended up buying the gray space dye Power Dance Tank. The tank is $58.

 The tank is definitely moderate support and is very comfortable. The straps are wide and comfortable. The back is different looking but very comfortable. The built in bra is made from circle mesh.  I think the support is enough that I could get away with just the built in bra for low impact activities but for anything else I'd probably want to layer another bra underneath. This tank works for bustier ladies in that it gives good coverage - it doesn't show too much cleavage and comes up high in the armpits. The belly portion definitely poofs out and I don't think there is much you can do to minimize it. However, because the bottom portion is so lightweight and flowing it feels like you are not wearing anything but a sports bra. There is a drawstring at the bottom to cinch it for inverted positions. It fits true to size.

I also tried on the Centered Pose tank. I really liked it. The double straps are a different look and offer extra support. They are also adjustable. This tank would work for bustier woman in that it doesn't expose too much cleavage or armpit although it is lower support. Although the tank doesn't state it, the bottom portion felt like it was made of luon light.  It only goes up to a size 10 so I won't be buying one but I would consider it if it came in my size. It was a bit on the snug side so I would say it fits true to size and I didn't spill out of the top or sides so it should work for bustier women.

I also saw the new braided headbands but they look too thin for my head shape - I am afraid they'd roll right off my head.

I also got a product alert for the Heart Tank but didn't see this in my local store.

Heart Tank Product Info:
  • Feel open and free during your practice in this lightweight, open back tank
  • Made with luon® light - lightweight, breathable, cotton-like feel, 4-way stretch
  • Body hugging fit, moderate support, long length
  • Adjustable straps allow you to customize the fit right for you
  • Mesh bra construction with built-in pockets for removable cups
  • Flat seamed for chafe resistance & comfort
  • Preshrunk