Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Try On Reports: Luxtreme Wunder Unders & Full-on Luon WU Pants

No photos for this post since I'm having some computer issues and working from my iPad but I got to try on the new luxtreme Wunder Under crops and Full-on luon Wunder Pants today and want to write about it. I LOVED both of them.  I ended up buying the WU Lux crops. I thought they were fantastic - compressive and thick. Regarding opacity, I could see a shadow of my underwear when I bent over but I was wearing bright orange undies and (full confession) my bedonkadonk rear does exceed the lulu size chart hip measurement a little. I think once I have on black undies and am fully in line with the size chart they'll be totally no show. I plan to use these for spin and cardio at the gym. I'm also going to wear them for local runs when I don't have to carry my phone.  I definitely want another pair. I thought the fit was a compressive TTS.  I have just one question for lululemon regarding the luxtreme Wunder Unders - WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?!?

I also tried on the new Full-on luon Wunder Under pants. I liked them a lot, too. The material is compressive, cottony soft, and thick. I think these gave a bit better coverage than the luxtreme WUs. I would have got them but the store only had the pants and I want them in the crops. These also fit TTS and are nicely compressive.

All in all, these are two great new offerings in Wunder Unders.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

EEEP so excited to see this post! Can't wait to try on the new luxtreme WUs!!

OT: CEO Rumors:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/sapna/lululemons-next-ceo-may-be-coach-executive-who-just-stepped

Sara said...

Thanks for the try on report.

Lindsey B said...

SO happy to hear this!! Cannot wait to try the Luxtreme WU's!!! Thanks for the store report!

Anonymous said...

LLA, thanks for the reviews. I love reading you take on things. I can't wait to get my hands on some full on luon WU crops.

Which do you find more flattering to the rear -- the Luxtreme WU crops or the inspires?

Anonimouse said...

Thanks for the try on review LLA.

Did anyone else see the Hong Kong site? On the main page it looks like there's a preview of a heathered Love Red CRB.

Anonymous said...

I recently tried on the full-on luon pants and am usually between a size 4 and 6. I DEF had to go up to the 6. I would make sure to try these on before you buy them. they are a double knit so won't feel as giving as the old wus. but compressive and hold you in, which i guess is good.

Heather said...

Snagged the full-on pants. Tried on the luxtreme WUC & agreed with a prior reader about fit issues - normal size was too tight & bigger size was loose in waist. Waiting on a full-on crop... are these coming?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the CEO news!

Anonymous said...

What do you guys do when you see people in yoga classes wearing sheer pants? I've seen women and also once and instructor in pants that are super, super sheer from behind. Especially when they bend. And I never know whether to say anything to them. I can't imagine they know.

dixie said...

Thank you for the try on report about the lux WUC!!! I will definitely go hunt my stores for them this week!

Anonymous said...

I also tried on both, and was super disappointed in the full-on luon. in my regular WU size, 4, they were still super sheer, no difference from the rest of this year's luon at all. then in a 6, they were definitely less sheer, but just didn't fit as nicely at all.

just wasn't impressed. I did get the luxtreme WUCs though, I kept to my regular size 4 but agree that they are tighter than regular 4s but then the 6s are big in the waist.

in other sheerness reports, I tried on the mod moves crops, and those are officially the sheerest pants lulu has ever made. ok sure the little skirt covers your butt, but not entirely and it easily moves out of place.

p.s. if you want the full-on in crops, just buy the regular length and have them hemmed. it's free after all.

Anonymous said...

@416
I say nothing. I saw sheer lululemon crops yesterday in class (tag was very apparent) but don't want to offend. I'm interested in what others think as well....

yogibabe said...

Thanks for the report, LLA! Hope the Luxtreme WUC will come in plum! Yum!!!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:52 pm - the pants cost more than the crops so I'll wait for the real crops to come out.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the assessment! And since it's super hot here in the summer, I wouldn't even be able to wear the full on Luon pants for awhile. I went with the crops!

Anonymous said...

what is the price on the luxtreme WU?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the very useful review LLA. But still hearing sheerness feedback from others here. Sigh! There must be many batches of differing quality.. very disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Anon 2:32- hail the return of the heathered fabrics!!!!!! Love, love love and want to snatch them up in any and all colors :)

Anonymous said...

I ordered a pair of Mod Moves crops and finally put them on today and noticed they were sheer ( could see my underwear clearly when bending) I called GEC as I don't have a store close by and was advised to email photos before they would process a return. That was it for me. Ill never buy Lulu again , I hope they enjoy all the pics of my ass. Unreal

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for crops as well. I can wear crops year round but pants get too hot during the summer. Plus more comfortable!

lululover803 said...

totally agree!!! I have a big booty and could not see the tag or my bright pink undies with the lux wuc! Left the store with those and am so happy. Seriously lulu what took you so long???

Anonymous said...

Regarding sheer pants in class, I say nothing either. I have seen many of the popular brands including LLL that are very sheer to the point of actually seeing in full colorful detail a flower tattoo on a girls bum. And that's the G rated version of what I have seen. I guess they don't bother with undies and a thong in those sheer pants are useless. Still, I don't say anything.

Anonymous said...

IMHO, telling someone they're wearing sheer pants is like telling someone they have visible panty lines, the pants they wear gives them muffin top, they show plumber's crack when they bend over, or their yoga pants is inside out. I don't work out to judge others' fashion sense. {Shrug my shoulders} And I don't think people work out to be judged.

Anonymous said...

also, the pants CAN'T be hemmed into crops for the full on luon.

Anonymous said...

Where I live NYC I see a lot of women wearing sheer tights or leggings and not just lululemon. I think people are desensitized to the sheerness factor.
I don't get it. It is a bit embarrassing to see people in yoga class exposing themselves. I keep it to myself.

M

barreworks said...

my local lulu in tx, the email came yesterday afternoon about WU LUX went this morning and it 1 left I. Ez 6,8,10. I got the size 6, I'm 5'7 134 lbs athletic build. They are amazing!! Not see threw did the test in store and in my studio with bright undies on. I teach Pilates, Barre, bootcamp, spin I can use these for everything. I haven't bought any pants in over a year cause of quality issues. Grab these up asap! If u loved lulu 3 yrs ago u will love these. I feel the other crops n pants sti miss the mark.

Anonymous said...

Now that I have my super awesome YS crops, it's doubtful that I'll by a pair of wunder unders or grooves again. Sorry lulu, but "full-on luon" that is of lesser quality than the luon made 10 years ago doesn't cut it for me. Especially after blaming the customer for supposedly wearing a size too small, and trying to deal with store "educators" who pretended not to understand when I tried to explain that my pants were sheer!

barreworks said...

I politely after class alert them, I'd want to know

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't people really want to know if their pants were sheer? Especially when it's someone who you can see a good few mats away from you in a yoga class? I've definitely seen non-Lululemon sheer pants, but the majority of sheer pants I see are definitely Lululemon. I'd also say the sheer non-LLL pants I've seen look older and worn out so then I think women really just don't know that as their favorite pants are getting older they are getting worn out. The sheer LLL ones always look shiny and new.

Anonymous said...

What do you do LLA when you see people in sheer LLL?

Anonymous said...

@10:47
Seriously no judgement here. I don't want ppl to think that so I never say anything. But what if they DON'T know the pants are sheer? Some would be mortified to find out- me included!! Esp since I'll go elsewhere after yoga sometimes, such as grocery store or farmer's market or brunch.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:47 pm - not a ton of people wear lulu at my gym and they are mostly upright when I see them - on cardio or walking around and I typically sit in the second row of my spin class and a dude tends to sit in front of me - so I can't recall seeing sheer lulu at my gym. I don't take any yoga or other mat classes. I have seen other bottoms that are kind of sheer out and about but I would never say anything to anyone.

Anonymous said...

the last time I tried mentioning to a woman that her pants were sheer, she became really nasty towards me in a mind your own business way. i mind my business and check my rear before going to class.


M

Anonymous said...

Bought the luxtreme wunder unders yesterday. I love them! I have not bought a pair of pants or crops in years. They are a little tighter than the normal luon wunder unders but feel about the same tightness as the luxtreme inspires. They are a little shorter in length but still go far below the knee. I bought my normal size 6 and had no sheerness problems. I am 5'4 and 133 lbs. The crops were $82 so about the same as other luxtreme crops

Anonymous said...

Yeah i wouldn't say ANYTHING women get bent really really easily!! its like politics/religion can't say a damn thing- too bad too i love talking/debating issues worth discussion and i would love to know if my pants were sheer- TELL ME I can take it!! HA HA HA HA ps you all know what i'm talking about right? right thants what i thought ;)

ChicagoJ said...

Long time reader, first time commenter!

I purchased the Full-On Luon Wunder Under pants today. I only have a pair of the SE Wunder Under crops with the grey bottoms to compare to, but these pants felt amazing! Much more compressive, but still very soft to the touch (and from my own bend test - not sheer).

I am now a 'firm' believer in the cute-butt-inyogapants effect.

The Chicago Rush store was already out of the Luxtreme Wunder Under crops in size 6, so I did not get to try them on. Also, an educator mentioned that the store was getting a huge shipment of new merchandise on Monday/Tuesday (nearly 50 boxes), hopefully containing some of the new color palette.

Anonymous said...

I know this is an old post.. But I've been considering the lux crop WUs and am on the verge of a purchase. They only have black online. I would love a fatigue or charcoal pair. Any idea whether new colors will be out for fall?

Also, the regular WU tend to slip down on me. I'm wondering if anyone has had this problem with the lux version. Thanks!