Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fond Swiftly Compared to Others

I got my Frond Swiftly yesterday. This is it laid on top of Paris Pink on top of Caspian. It's about an inch shorter than the Paris.

27 comments:

RunItMyWay said...

I'll never understand why lulu keeps making shirts and tops. There has been so much backlash from the shortened Scubas and from what I could tell, those "racing length" CRBs did not sell well, so whose genius idea was it to cut these short? I definitely won't be buying another Swiftly until they are made longer.

Kristin said...

When I was in the store a week ago I mentioned my disappointment with the shorter length (I really wanted a white swiftly tank - I can't remember when/if they've ever had a white!). The girl in the store told me that the swiftlies were shorter so they could go with the tennis skirts, but they would return to normal length in the summer. I held off on my purchase and will wait until then. I also noticed they do specify the shorter length online.

Anonymous said...

Did the Paris swiftly fabric bleed? I wasn't into swiftlys at the time, and now I'm totally crushing on your PP tank. Do we think this color will ever make a curtain call? It was so controversial with the issues it caused, but so pretty! I only have 1 item in Paris: a cross your heart bra, and I love it. I still wear it nearly once a week. Actually, I wouldn't mind if that bra style came back, too, in some different colors.

Anonymous said...

When I was in the store a week ago I asked about the shorter length. The girl said that it was so they could go with tennis skirts, but that the regular lengths would return in the summer. I also noticed that now they have a separate "swiftly *shortcut*" on the website. I just wish the shortcut colors came in the regular length too!

Anonymous said...

the shorter length of the SL was a dealbreaker for as I have a very long torso and 1 inch does mke a difference between me showing my belly or not! It's ok though, i just ordered the SS swiftly in frond instead :)

Anonymous said...

Does your paris pink still bleed?
That is so strange a bout the length I think it is inconsistent production, because I compared frond with burning yellow as well as aquamarine and they were all the same length. Kind of odd.

M

LuluAddict said...

@ M - A woman sent me a photo of her Paris Swiftly SL compared to her Frond and the length was the same so I agree, there is a huge production discrepancy. I am on the fence about keeping this tank. I *could* live with the length. Not sure if I love it enough to.

My Paris Swiftly never bled. I wore it a lot over the summer, on very hot runs - 75+ degree temps - and haven't had any problems with it.

RunLikeTheWind said...

I can see these shorter lengths being useful for more petite ladies or for shorter torsos. I imagine that for them, every tank top fits like the Extra Long Cool Racerback. And not everyone wants a tank that goes all the way over your rear end.
What a gorgeous layer of colors with your Swiftly pile :)

Jax+Puzzle said...

Very hot is 75 degrees?! That's a delightful and cool day in the south ;-)

I wore my Paris speeds doing stadiums in 90-95 degree weather, super humid. They bled all over my white Stuff Your Bra tank, as well as a white pair of Lulu undies. Luckily it washed out of the tank, but the undies are permanently pink and white tie dye.

I also wore my Paris Practice Freely to yoga and in the light (!) rain on the way in it bled on my skin. I am very, very fair and it dyed me blue. For days I couldn't remove it. So while Paris is a great color, I'm not sure I would purchase more pieces in it...

sophia said...

i have a LS paris swiftly (the 1/2 zip) and never had a problem with it bleeding.

Ali said...

Ditto!

Anonymous said...

random - does anyone know if we will ever see an inkwell scuba or is it too lake b/c February colors are done now? Is this a standard color or a monthly one?

Anonymous said...

Hi LLA,
Did you notice a difference in the texture and thickness of your frond swiftly SL, compared with other swiftlies that you have? I've heard others mention they thought the frond felt thinner, just wondering your take is on this. TIA!

LuluAddict said...

@ Jax Puzzle - 75+. I'm not trying to get heat stroke by running in 95 and sunny hot weather. ;-) 85 is about the hottest I'll run in. I think I sweat the same weather it's 80 and hot or 90 and hot and my Paris Swiftly didn't bleed. Speeds are another story. They are a different material. All the luxtreme, swift, and luon Paris stuff bled. I don't think I've read of Paris Swiftly material bleeding. I know I asked around before I bought the tank.

LuluAddict said...

That should have been *whether* not weather. Grrr.

Anonymous said...

I love "navy" i suggested to lulu some time ago they keep it as a core color: a bit after that some months in fact they started w/ bl. swarn then deep indigo now inkwell: am loving it i buy a core piece out of each colection and wear them alot i think its nice to have that instead of black all the time. got the inkwell power up crops and it is a true Navy it pairs w/ all my non lulu clothing that is navy a perfect match. Yeh i also just gave lulu some pearls of wisdom today about stopping their new designs in the tanks/tops and reviving some much loved items like run dash tanks w/ their nice long length and A-line cuts and non curve hemlines every figure can wear- those super curve hemlines just accentuate my rectangular hips making them look square yuk unless your perfect hourglass they look bad!!!!! anyways won't buy a scuba till the length is back- IMO they could actually use a couple more inches- and i'm 5'4" the taller ladie must be livid!!!

Jax+Puzzle said...

Re: hot weather, I understand! Totally possible that I could end up with heat stroke, it's that hot for at least 6-7 months out of the year here. Unfortunately, you've got to work with what you have, so 95 degree weather it is! I try to make sure I'm hydrated and out of the sun.

You are right - color bleed is clearly related to material, which I should have mentioned. I have some bold colored Swiftlys and none have ever bled :-)

Anonymous said...

10:45 AM you're not alone. Am hardcore, have run in those temps quite regularly in summer where I live. 75 is of course an ideal.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to try the new shorter swiftly. I'm 5'0" and I just purchased my first CRB (yup, newbie here) and it is very long on me-it could cover most of my bum. It's fine for yoga and wearing casually, but it's definitely too long to run in. I'm hoping the shorter swiftly will be a better running piece. Anyone know how much shorter it is than the CRB?

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 12:12 - I think the Frond Swiftly feels super soft compared to the SS and LS. I didn't notice it being any thinner than my other Swiftly tanks. It seems a little stretchier, maybe.

Anonymous said...

sure 12:27 PM it was all because of you that navy/indigo/BS are regular colors

Deb said...

5'8" gal here and I love this just barely shorter length for my shorts and skirts. The CRBs are too long for them. I've always thought about hemming my tanks but never got around to it. This works for me! Thanks for posting all of your photos, they really help make purchasing decisions, and are fun to look at.

Anonymous said...

anon 5:08 you are just mean

LuluAddict said...

Lulu comes out with Navys every couple of years. I used to have quite a bit of Deep Navy and before that they had Nightmarket blue.

Michelle. said...

I like it this length, and I am 5'8, so I don't see why anyone shorter than me should be screaming bloody murder.

My bleached coral racerback was practically a dress, and I had to get it shortened. I blame this on the people who should just SIZE UP. It's a four way stretch, clearly it's being stretched sideways too much.

anneverzel said...

I wore my new frond swiftly yesterday and it wasn't bad, i was prepared for the worst but it was just short enough i didn't have to go fishing around the waistband of my pants for my ipod also I think in the summer it will allow us to show off those cute waist bands on our Lulu running crops without exposing our entire midsection:)

Anonymous said...

I actually think that the problem here is not that the tops are shorter, it is just that it's inconsistent, if they stuck to one length then at least the consumer (us) would know exactly what they were getting. I am short 5'-3" and I like the longer length. Any of my high end technical gear is always consistent in fit and material.

M