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Sorry but no, I still don't think it works on ANY BODY! These girls are fit and beautiful so I am referring to the garment itself. It looks like stripper wear.
It works for those ladies but I still don't like it at all. If someone showed up to Bikram wearing that I would have a good chuckle to myself. Also the back kind of reminds me of a diaper.
I haven't been to hot yoga but people wear this sort of thing in there, don't they? Bathing suit type stuff?
The item is appropriate hot yoga wear yes. Personally, I would love it if it weren't for the cut-outs. The top part and neckline is gorgeous but The cut outs kind of make it look trashy even though it is by no means as skin-revealing as lots of hot yoga gear. I'm all for wearing as little as you want to in the studio, but this outfit looks like cat woman decided to cut up her suit so she could go to the beach lol.
I mentioned on the upload post that I practice hot yoga 3 times per week and have never seen anything like this before! Most ladies wear crops or pants and a tank or sports bra (without crazy large blocks of black fabric across the front). You maybe see 1 or 2 ladies in shorts, but these are of boogie pr groove short length.... I prefer to wear crops because this provides better balance in standing and balancing poses. I can't hold a tree pose with sweat dripping down my thighs! This seems to be the consensus among fellow hot yogis at my studio. I live in Atlanta, but have practiced in other US cities and in Australia, so perhaps in Vancouver they are little more exhibitionist?
Agree with Anon 6:29I'd have more respect for the Hot Spell One Piece if it didn't have the side cut-outs. Those women are gorgeous, it's just not a flattering design.
@ anon 6L47 pm - cat woman cut up her suit - lol@ anon 6:49 pm - good point about having troubles holding tree pose when sweat is dripping down your legs.Like a lot of things, I think lululemon came up with a very different design and threw it out there to see how it would be received. From all the feedback here - not such a great idea
I like the idea of the one piece but the cutouts just ruin it for me. but those ladies look great!
I am a bikram yoga teacher and yes this one piece is totally appropriate for bikram!
Ditto anon 6:49. I hit hot yoga (not Bikram, but it's at least 95 degrees) at least twice per week, sometimes three times. I've tried crow in my back on track skirt. It doesn't work. I was slip sliding all over the place. I prefer to practice in crops instead.
This is just awful. It isn't flattering on anyone and is really just trashy looking. And look closely at the 4th picture down where the woman is in a backbend--it looks like the lower back fabric is gapping, so your teacher might get an unfortunate a** shot if they were walking by during this pose.
THIS is also swimwear! These slim ladies look great, they would also look great in this at the beach. Pigment blue and Flash anyone?
When I've gone to bikram here (in boise), the average outfit resembles a bikini, so the skin exposure from this one piece wouldn't be unusual. That being said, the way this piece is styled is just off. It seems more suggestive or stripper like than a bra/boy shorts. These ladies look great, but the outfit is more distracting than flattering, imo.
@7:26 that gapping is bad bad bad! Maybe there is a reason why this onesie really should be made for swimwear not yoga...
Wow. Just wow. Maybe that's why I'm not into Bikram?
LEE LOO DALLASMULTI PASS!
Ugh, you almost have me convinced that the bra and panty shorts are ok for yoga (if you have a hot bod like the models), but I still think the onesie looks God-awful and trashy/slutty on these women...I hope to never see it in person!
I do hot yoga and a lot of people wear bras or bikini tops with shorts or crops. Some of the shorts are super short! I prefer wearing crops, mostly Wunder Unders, because they wick sweat and provide for good gripping for balancing poses, like others have said. I can't even wear Groove crops since they ride up during crow and my legs and arms are so sweaty. I only wear Scoop Necks and Power Y's with a few others thrown in but will wear a sports bra occasionally (working up the confidence haha). I could see some of the younger girls wearing this one piece though. I actually like the 105 bra in black (sexy!) and like the idea of a longer bra for yoga with crops. Would never wear those "shorts" though- I can't even wear bikini underwear as they ALWAYS ride up on me.
I think those cutouts make every girl look like she has love handles, and they are all super skinny, cute girls. I can only imagine how this would look on someone who has a little extra there!It's horrible, and I would not be happy if someone was wearing this in my eye-line for the front mirrors. I'm all for being comfortable during hot yoga, but I really don't want to have to see a crotch shot! The least amount I've seen in my (No. California) classes is the boogie shorts and a sports bra. I've never seen underwear or bikini bottoms, but maybe they are trendy somewhere else.
Very limited market for this one. You have to have a perfect body and tons of confidence. See it soon in the we made too much section!
This works for some people but I think is still unflattering and just a gimmick. I am interested in the 105F crop though - they look nice and I prefer crops. I'm in a major city and it can vary by area/neighborhood. It's interesting how it can vary as studios are not even that far apart. Hot yoga...in Bikram people can get skimpy and studios will recommend shorts, bra or bathing suit. Most people in my classes tend not to go skimpy...crops or shorts (even turbos and speeds) and tanks. I stick to crops & CRB. Again, as others have mentioned, when you're trying to balance where bare foot meets leg or arms meet legs, it's better to have cloth against sweaty skin vs. sweaty skin on sweaty skin. Plus crops help to stem the flow of sweat. A vinyasa or hatha flow (for example) done in the heat, where there may be more balancing etc. crops are just more practical. Bikram poses are the same/repetitive, 26 poses done twice. In Tree Pose and Toe Stand slippery skin is an issue, so being in shorts most of the time may not be such an issue overall for people. You want to be in the pose, not flail, so crops/cloth actually help (and again, wick the sweat). In other hot yoga where the routine is not repetitive and you don't know what you're going to get, being in crops makes even more sense. I have the Knock Out Short if I want to wear shorts but I stick to crops.
@Mindalolololol!!! LeeLoo Dallas! "Chicken!" Jean Paul Gaultier must have designed this one piece. We are "lucky" that lulu did not charge us his prices! That said, this one piece looks more like those bathing suits that one would wear with heels, while parading around the pool with a drink that has an umbrella in it. But, if it works you to practice yoga in...More power to you! :)
I really like the one piece, minus the cutouts. I won't be purchasing this as I don't do hot yoga, but I'd like to try sometime. That said, I love the neckline and would love to see this as a tank.
If I put this on, my husband wouldn't let me leave the house! (and mean this in the "he would react like he does when I don lingerie" way not in the "he controls my life way") wink wink.
In many of the photos (including the web pic) the models have their hands on their hips to disguise the love handle effect. Such an unflattering design.
I think this is their halloween hot yoga out fit. I think the design is almost there (for a bathing suit) if the cut outs were smaller like the the ones in the front of the piece, it would make a great bathing suit.I give the ladies in the pictures credit for making this thing look good.
I understand this is modern times however, it seems to me like this is going overboard on design for hot yoga. I would be curious to compare this to what people in India use. I am all for forward progress but somehow I feel the essence of yoga is lost and disregarded in the process. I am going for modesty and everything in moderation. I am not sold on the lesser the better even if it is hot yoga. I guess I am conservative in ways that I like to show respect for the art by staying true to the intent of the practice. I wish Lululemon would think before they market these new designs. Swimwear is one thing but meditative practice is another...
As we all know, LLL does not actually test the clothes they make. I do hot yoga and I surmise that that the Hot Spell One Piece is going to do some interesting things when it gets really sweaty! I would not want to be the one wearing this when the neckline, cutouts at sides and bottoms of the shorts start to do what I expect they will do in hot yoga: droopiness and gaping are going to occur, regardless of it being fitted. Even if the individual is in great shape, it's not going to look attractive and there will be some awkwardness.
I love it. If I was in my 20's again I'd totally wear it. In my 40's now, no way. I'm pretty fit, but modest. I like my WU crops and power y or crb.
I think it's just one of those things, right? Not for everyone. I bought this and I LOVE it. It's sexy and interesting. I also bought the Om full length leotard, the 105f bra, and the 105f bottoms. I'm 26, tall and thin, and have no qualms showing my very hard work off. And for me....the looser fitting tops and loose bottoms or longer inseam shorts....always a pass for me. And thats fine! I think it's cool that lulu is trying new things and keeping it interesting for a spectrum of customers and a spectrum of tastes, modesty levels, and styles. I think it's important to remember that not everything is for everyone, nor do they mean it to be! :-) xx CB
I love it & just wish it came in other colours! It's PERFECT for pole dancing :) fits my figure perfectly which is unusual for a 1 piece as I'm tall & thin. Not for the faint-hearted but sexy & practical if you're game. Love love love!
I do Bikram yoga 4 times a week. I envy the girls who can wear a sports bra and shorts who have large behinds and flat tummies. I am one of those who has a small behind and a loose tummy which makes me self-conscious when bending forward. This is an incredible solution for my body type and I love the fact that it provides coverage in all the right places for me. I hope to see more designs like this from Lululemon.
I actually just purchased this and can't wait to wear it to my next Bikram class. To each her own! :)
I bought this and regularly wear this to bikram. If you need crops to balance in bikram you need to go more often.
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