Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chevron Dot Scuba and More



Chevron Dot Scuba.


Black Coastal Tank and Brisk Bloom Wunder Under Pant. I tried the Coastal tank on yesterday and really liked the fit and shape. However, I wasn't sure if swim material was meant to be used for gym workouts and how it would breathe so I left it at the store.





Brisk Bloom and Paris Perfection Push UR Limits tanks. Shown with the Practice Daily Pant.





Brisk Bloom Aria Tank shown with 


The latest Open Your Heart LS tops.


Brisk Bloom Forme


Iconic Wrap

Paris Perfection No Limit tank and Brisk Bloom Wunder Under Pants.




Base Runner Half Zip. Shown with Keep It Up Pant in the top photo and Speed Tights in the last photo.

Base Runner LS



Clear Mint Flow Y and Angel Blue Speed Shorts; Paris Perfection Free to Be and Brisk Bloom Speed Shorts.

Coco Pique Wunder Under Pant (one of my favorite recent purchases) and Soot Runaway Fleece.



Brisk Bloom Calm and Cozy on top and Brisk Bloom Scuba on the bottom.



Fleet Street Pullover




56 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did the coastal tank fit in comparison to the 105 singlet? Is the sizing the same?

And OT, but does anyone have the Enlighten and Expand Tote? I can't tell how much it would fit. I bring shoes, water, protein shake, and a few small toiletry/first aid items. Is it too small for that?

Also, the woman in the speed shorts/bra combos looks amazing. Wow.

Anonymous said...

the Coco Pique Wunder Under Pant look very cozy cute!! Tempting! do you just use them for casual wear?

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:34 pm - yes, all my pique and herringbone pants are for casual use only. They're very warm.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:18 pm - it's oversized like the 105F so take your 105f tank size in it.

Anonymous said...

Are the women wearing too small for their size speed shorts? I always go by the band size for my tts (and wear my tts in these as with all other LLL bottoms) , so I don't get muffin top but the butt/leg part is a little baggier on me than on these ladies (I always just assumed it was because I have smaller legs). Anyone have insight? Do y'all usually go down a size in speeds compared to other bottoms?

Anonymous said...

LLA can you please tell us if the Coco Piqué WUP is ever going to be on line? Thank you for the best blog EVER!

Anonymous said...

The light grey WUPs in the picture - are they new or old?

Anonymous said...

A store on Long Island had the Fleet Street pullover in the parallel stripe print. I bought it in my TTS, and it's so soft and cozy!

Lauren said...

So I went to my closest store today (one hour away normally....one and a half in the snow storm we had overnight!) and here is my try on report:

Soot BB WUP - I didn't like the way these felt at all. Way too polyester-y. The pattern also looked god-awful on me!

Calm & Cozy - I think someone may have said this before, but while the jacket is SUPER soft, it is way too stiff. Every time I bent over, the stomach portion would balloon out; it was weird. It was also sad because I really wanted it for comfort, but I just couldn't justify the price for something so stiff.

PC Pullover - I thought this was so comfy, too, but it looked really fugly on me. The bottom was way too baggy. I think it would be better with the bottom that the new Runaway Fleece has... A little more form fitting in other words.

Practice Daily Pants - I tried these on in DZ, and I loved everything about them except the darn lines everywhere. They would be so much better with just the cute ruffle on the sides of the leg. As they stand now, there is way too much going on.

Soot Nice Asana Brushed - I loved everything about this. Nice and long. Very comfy. Great color. I decided I just didn't need it, so it stayed in the store.

DZ Aria Tank - I hated this top. The bra cups were all funky... Bundled and misplaced. Also, the straps felt weird being so far over on the shoulders. Color is beautiful though!

I also tried the NLT for the first time, and I wasn't a huge fan. I mean I like it, and it is flattering for those days where you feel bloated or whatever, but it just couldn't justify the price for a mediocre top. I much prefer the CRB or Restless tanks.

I wanted to try the moto jacket, but it was fugly looking on the hanger, so I didn't even try it on. I ended up walking out of the fitting room with the new Paris perfection/stripe inspires and DZ skinny will full on luon pants. I loved the skinny wills, but I really hated all the fabric bunch near my ankles. So after all of my try ons, I walked out of the store with my first pair of inspires. They are great so far! I'm excited to get to the gym and try them out.

Anonymous said...

The Chevron Dot Scuba is adorable!!

Issy said...

Is the Coco Pique WUP still available in stores? I'm out of the country at the moment but will be back in a week :/ Hoping I can still get a pair...

Incidentally, I use my piques for lower impact workouts (yoga and strength exercises). Maybe I'm in the minority, not sure.

Anonymous said...

OT, but what color is the color code BRAS?

Anonymous said...

i love the combo of the 2 brisk bloom colors (top and pants). very good look. the brisk bloom black and white print is so cool in person - kind of like a photographic quality. the forme jacket looked pretty flimsy/cheap though. i'd like the print on something small. like the toiletry bag!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this Holiday's product line and compared to other year's as well. :) Thank you for your blog. I love it!!

Lauren said...

Oh I also saw the a ton of GW's in my store. I can't believe people paid full price for that thing. I didn't try it on because right from the hanger I could see that it had threads hanging on the front where the buttons are sewed in. It was terrible!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for the parallel stripe runday crops in a 4, does anyone have a pair or know a store that has a pair? eBay sellers are marking them up ridiculously.

Anonymous said...

Do items such as headbands usually go on sale at lulu after Christmas?

Anonymous said...

its been a very long time since I've LOved lulu! its waning ever since ms day took the helm and style just took a sh**! Its come back in trickles but quality issues still prevail: my beloved scuba jacket never came back its been two years and it looks as though the too short juvenile coat is here to stay!!! for over 40's its just a no no!!! also the obvious pants gate is still having issues but primarily I miss the great cuts and details that appear once in awile but not enough, but I do still purchase enough when something comes out I deem nice. Loved the zinfindal purple got the vest in it and was hoping for a pair of bottoms but nothing in pants in that I liked would have got those loose sweat pants but the X on the bung hole was poor taste for sure guarantee every guy would be thinking about "that"- no thanks!!! skinny wills almost but just can't do that high waste band its too 70's too me! anyways been spending my money else where which is nice can have too much lulu really you can ;) ps. the gal about the speeds yeah I agree w/ you I like to wear them a lot looser especially in the leg opening I like them where the under pants sit on you not dig into you and then the swift material floats away from your body why I like the 2-way better cause in the 4 way they hang diaper like bad bad bad look that's why I know women who like the 4 way like em tight!!!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the coco pique WUP TTS? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but while she has a great body, I think the woman in the speed shorts and bra looks so wrong with the shorts that tight and small and low on her hips. she's wearing them as if they were biker shorts like all the boogie shorts. there is no reason for a woman with that body to have a muffin top, to me it's inappropriately revealing how low she's wearing those shorts.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, ms. 6:12. These ladies are wearing their speed shorts way too tight. Actually there are so many examples of too tight clothes in the photos that lla has to choose from for this blog.

Anonymous said...

I have a dozen or so pairs and never size down. I can wear a 2 however I do not like them on the the short and tight side as these ladies are wearing them. The size 4 leaves some room but still flattering. I do not look how speeds look sized down, just my opinion:)

Mandy said...

I thought the speed shorts were a bit small on that lady too. She's in great shape too, so she shouldn't have much muffin top to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Chevron Dot Scuba is juvenile looking.

The Speed Shorts are too tight, even on this women in awesome shape.

I'd love to have another green (after Green Bean), but the Clear Mint looks too fluorescent.

Anonymous said...

The herringbone white/black WUP are featured again with the iconic wrap, so they must be returning. Although they feel great they just look too much like long johns to me. I gave mine away last year.

Anonimouse said...

Love the Chevron dot Scuba, but it's white! I have four kids so I don't do white, if it comes in black then I'm in trouble.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:39 pm - I rarely see popular style headbands, such as gangbusters or swiftly, on sale but sometimes the skinny pirouette ones will go on sale. The winter ones might go on sale in warmer regions, too, since there isn't as big a demand for them. I think lululemon usually sells out in headbands, though.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:12 here- thanks for the responses ladies! Definitely wasn't trying to put the woman in the speeds down by any means.. To each their own on the way they like their clothing to fit, just made me second guess the way the speed shorts fitted me! Sounds like y'all agree they should be tts, and float away from the bum like I've been buying them. Thanks for the responses, love the lulu community on here :)

Anonymous said...

totally agree about the speeds being too tight. my first thought was what an amazing body that woman has but she is ruining it w/ clothes that dont fit! speeds can be tricky b/c if they are too tight they look awful, & too loose they look awful. i am a size 6 in speeds (4-6 in most items) but must try on each pair as they vary so much. sometimes a 6 is way too baggy...but i would always rather err on the side of too big vs too small. some of the women at my cf box looks like sausages stuffed into their lulu & it is not cute!! nobody can see the size tag of your clothes so buy the correct size! also agree that the chevron dot pattern looks like it's for kids. not a fan. i'm really lusting over the brisk bloom WUP but would prefer it in a crop & have been hearing mixed reports. if they are uploaded i will (try) to order a pair, but im not braving the mall 2 weekends before xmas when my store rarely has any new stuff anyway.

Anonymous said...

NZ upload!! brisk bloom WUC:) Yay!!

Anonymous said...

I tried on the parallel stripe runday... I'm between a 6 and 8 in inspires but the 6 in the Runday fit and I even had a little extra material in the crotch and behind the knees. I didn't like the fit on me... I,'m 5'3 and they made me look shorter. They also highlight your butt so if you don't have a perfect perky round but it will highlight your not so perfect butt, just an FYI...

Anonymous said...

I think that the lady in the speed shorts has a gorgeous body and looks amazing.
I do not find that the shorts sit "inappropriately" low.
If you look at her from the back, the shorts don't seem overly tight.
Some people prefer a more fitted look, while others prefer a looser fit.
I personally stay TTS (4) (only size up for luxtreme WUC) for bottoms, but will often size down for tops/jackets and even bras. I sometimes prefer a more fitted look, & other time my TTS is simply too big (thanks in part to inconsistent sizing) so I need to size down in order for to achieve a "regular fit".
I personally think that it's a little catty to criticise this woman for going for a more fitted look. I sometimes find that when a woman has a "nice" body, people are even more critical and quick to judge. I don't think that if this woman was a larger size people would be as comfortable complaining about how "tight" her shorts are .
In any case, the woman in the photos can definitely pull off the look!
This is not something that I could say for some of the woman I see in real life squeezing into their "size down" studio pants or other lulu.
And even then, who am I too judge :)

Anonymous said...

I agree the speed shorts are too tight in this gorgeous model: They're clearly pulling across the front in the Brisk Bloom photos and creating MT on someone who is super fit and trim.

That being said, I completely understand sizing of the speeds is a matter of personal preference. I size up two sizes from my WU size especially in styles that are two-way stretch for comfort and a more relaxed fit. Just my preference though:).

I really don't care for the Chevron dot Scuba. It looks like the Seawheeze speeds from a couple year's back: childish and boxer brief like. No thanks.

Anonymous said...

OT- Where is the floral print that was on the bra from the Nov. Sneak peak video? It's the same print in the sports bras banner.

I like the brisk bloom print, but it's a little too bold for me. The print on that sports bra looks gorgeous. (from the tiny bit you can see)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick review for anyone looking to get something for their husband/boyfriend. I bought the men's core 1/2 zip for my husband's b-day and he loved it. He like the feel of the fabric and the fit. I think I know what I'm going to get him for Christmas...in a different color.

Jax+Puzzle said...

I dislike when people comment on sizing. It's one thing when it is related to an item that was clearly made with a poor fit and puckers or gaps or something, but otherwise only the person in the clothes knows how comfortable/functional the item is for them.

Those speeds are snug but they don't seem to be keeping her from her workout, so they are fine. They are not being "worn" too low - speeds have a low rise, this is how they sit. If you have a long torso this is exaggerated further. This girl looks really, really fit, I think the shorts look cute on her.

Speeds fit me oddly, and I am sure people here would say I wear them too small. I'm rectangular and slender with a long torso. Both the 4 and the 6 are snug on me in the waist (sits on my low waist/hip, basically at the height of my iliac crest) so that doesn't really matter. The 4 fits much better in the bum and thigh. The 6 is huge in the leg/bum and chafes me at the inner thigh, so this is a functional problem. Obviously I wear the 4. I made sure I could run/jump/squat/etc beforehand.

Before discovering the chafing issue, I purchased size 6 because I thought the 4 was too snug in the waist. I consulted my (conservative) parents prior to deciding what size to wear, and they said the size 6 was baggy in numerous pairs.

I'm too young for the groovy runs or other "mom" shorts, and I suspect a longer hem would look really terrible on my figure. Heck, my mom is in her early 50s and rocks her speeds. They fit her very similarly to me, so perhaps this is just related to our non-curvy shape.

Anyway. My point is mainly that you cannot tell the functionality of a garment just from looking at it in a photo.

Anonymous said...

LOL at all the people putting down the woman in the speed shorts. "Inappropriately low"? Maybe she's just tall? I size up in speeds and mine sit just as low. But I'm above average height so that's just the way it is. The funny thing is...only WOMEN are this critical of women. I don't think men would be complaining about that teensy bit of so-called "muffin top". Women are so hard on each other it's ridiculous. And for what?

And Anon@10:17 I agree with you...if the woman was large we would not even be having such a discussion. It would be more like "good for her!", "so glad to see REAL models", etc. And yes, this is what I have noticed that people say about anyone on here larger than a size 8 (it's kind of patronizing actually). Personally I don't think we should be putting anyone down. The whole thing is just stupid.

Remember these are real people in these photos and they deserve some human decency from you.

Anonymous said...

I'm completely jealous over the woman in the speeds body. Who wouldn't be, she's super low body fat. That being said, I think that her speeds are too tight. She has sooooo little body fat yet they pull around her waist. They don't make her look bigger or anything, they just don't look right. Maybe the next size up was too baggy or maybe they would look better. I don't know. I don't think that I'm being catty or over critical. Everyone has an opinion on things being too big or too small, but one thing that I've learned is just because you can squeeze into an outfit doesn't mean you should wear it.

Yogabodhi said...

The loose threads on the snaps of the gratitude wrap
Are intentional-- think project alabama or alabama-chanin.
While some may not like it-- it's part of the design.
The gratitude wrap (for me) is the perfect piece to throw on over leggings to go to/from class & for running around town, when you don't want to look like you are in your exercise clothes. It takes the place of James perse, Alexander Wang or splendid wraps (that are more expensive btw)& they ALL have that distressed, slightly deconstructed look. The Gratitude Wrap definitely has a place in my wardrobe!

YogaBodhi said...

I found the coco piqué wu's to be tts

Anonymous said...

I agree on all the comments regarding the speed shorts being too tight on the woman who is in amazing shape. That is a hot sexy look for photos, which I like, but if you wear speeds that tight especially the 2 way, you will have a very uncomfortable time squatting or bending over, and if you run say hello to chaffing.


FYI to all I just got my paris perfection pace setter skirt, it is more purple than the original paris pink, I washed the skirt and had very minimal bleeding. the 4 way fabric is very nice and soft and moves. I think I will get a lot of use from this skirt.


M

Anonymous said...

I like my speed shorts tight. I find it better for running and I hate when they slide down. I measure between a 4 and 6 and I often choose the tighter 6 so I can run with keys, gels etc in the pockets. Yes it gives me muffin too but I can get my workout done.

Anonymous said...

Any idea when the parallel stripe WUCs will be loaded?! Still haven't seen them in stores. What about the iconic wrap? I am dying for these two items.

In other news- returned a pair of SE run inspires (super sheer- could see the tag!) and the GEC told me that since these were for running they were meant to be like that and you weren't meant to bend over in them. Umm excuse me? So how do I tie my shoes? Ridiculous.

Mimi said...

LLA do you know what print the lovely blonde model doing a downward dog on the Lululemon website under the 'sports bra' section is wearing ?

There are greenish/blue delicate flowers on the back of a black free to be bra.

Are my eyes deceiving me? Is it just a nice selection from the 'Spring has sprung' print? It looks so much prettier to me than what I remember....

Anonymous said...

I think the woman in the speed shorts looks fine in the first photo, but in the second one she needed to size up in both the bra and the shorts (or possibly choose a different bra with a little more coverage). In some items you can size up or down depending on the fit you want, but there reaches a point where something just doesn't look right anymore. I agree though that she has an amazing body.

Mimi said...

Anon 4:41..

"In other news- returned a pair of SE run inspires (super sheer- could see the tag!) and the GEC told me that since these were for running they were meant to be like that and you weren't meant to bend over in them"


But of course... it would be preposterous to do such a thing! Of course they appear sheer, how unorthodox of you!
lol!

Thank you for the laugh... that was too good. It amazes me that some GEC are so out of their depth, that they allow for such nonsense to leave their mouth. Pant's not meant for bending over... lol.

Anonymous said...

super super we all like speeds a particular way- me loose some tight some in between! but I have to say its irritating when people that wear them like sausage encasings complain and do a review that they chafe!!!! also there is a draw string at the waist to tighten the waste to make the bottom and legs fit appropriately- I am a rectangle (thick but lean waste) so don't have that problem but I do have a bigger hip area so like to size up! don't run lately have a injury so can't do anything remotely cardio- hope by summer I can!

Anonymous said...

i'm not going to judge the gorgeous model in the Speeds. only she knows what is comfortable for her. i personally prefer the Groovys because i like a slightly longer short (or "mom" short as another poster referred to it). i am a mom with three kids, so i guess that fits! ha!

i will say that i ran a half marathon and noticed several ladies with see-through tights. and i only recognized one of them as LLL (they were not specific running tights though). one lady (not in LLL) had tights so sheer i could see the pattern on her undies without even trying. do people not check themselves out in a mirror? i know that i have tried on other brands and found them sheer, so it isn't just a LLL problem. i'm sorry, but if i'm not even bending and you can see through them, that's a fabric problem. period.

Amanda said...

I NEVER get into these conversations on fit. Educators are people and they read LLA (and get excited when their photos are posted). Honestly, they all look pretty fit and stunning.

Sure, I get that a lot of people are saying, "She has a wonderful body, but her shorts are too tight, just size up." How would you feel if multiple people on a public website said that, about a picture that anyone could Google of you?

I'm just amazed at how some people are trying to say she is beautiful, but buy bigger clothes. No matter what size you are, how would you feel if someone said that to you?

Then don't say it about someone who works for one of your favorite companies. She's probably reading this site too - and think how crappy you just made her feel.

Sorry, this entire dialogue just floored me. I expect so much better of this community.

Anonymous said...

Haha I dont think anyone is judging the model with the speed shorts. She has a great body! But a muffin top is a muffin top. Even awesome in shape women can have them depending on where the waistband sits and if its tight (that photo actually makes me feel better about my muffin tops, LOL). I purposely size up to a 6 in speeds to avoid a muffin top because in the summer I run in a sports bra and shorts. Plus tight things can possibly chaff. But to each their own.

Anonymous said...

Not one of the comments regarding the speed short issue or the model was catty or negative, actually everyone complemented the lady for having a slamming body. It's true, some people don't mind showing cleavage or bootie or their mid section. To each their own.

M

Anonymous said...

WOW what a bunch of envious women!

This girl looks absolutely STUNNING. Period.

She wears the lululemon items that best fit her body and her workout. And no one in this thread knows that better than she herself, who is wearing it.

If I had those legs, booty, and tight stomach, I would workout in a bikini-like bottom, and give a damn about those women staring at me thinking I'm an exhibitionist. I would tell them "YES, I am and so what? You don't like it? Don't stare at me then. Look at your own rolls in the mirror, because wearing a size up, is not making them go away!"

Live and let live!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it better Anon 10:34! The women complain DEFINITELY COULD NOT look like that(whether it's physically or mentally), no matter how hard they tried--That's what's pissing them off!

Anonymous said...

The girl in the speeds looks fit and healthy and her shorts fit her fine. I myself take a 4 in speeds if I want them to fit my waist, and a 6 if I want them a touch longer. The between-sizes fit is why I usually don't buy speeds, and instead gravitate to groovy runs (aka mom shorts, LMAO) where I'm a solid 4.

As for the GW, I was meh at first then tried it on and I really like it. I got a sz 4 in heathered white (I'm 5'2, 115, 34D), and it's comfy and warm with no signs of poor quality that I can see.

We aren't all going to like the same things, but I love getting ideas from this blog, and it's made me get out of my comfort zone z bit.

Anonymous said...

M: Saying "I think the woman in the speed shorts and bra looks so wrong with the shorts that tight and small and low on her hips" and "inappropriately revealing how low she's wearing those shorts" (from anon December 15, 2013 at 4:25 AM) sounds a little critical and catty to me.
Many other posters were patting themselves on the back for wearing loose-fitting speed shorts. And then passive-aggressively insinuating that this woman needed to size up and stop squeezing into too small clothing.
Mind you, many people, including myself, came to this woman's defense and the thread became a little less "mean girls" as the day went on.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:14, you're hilarious. As a matter of fact, I DO look like that: super fit, buffed and so forth, you name it. I think the shorts are too tight. (And I wear Speeeds and Boogie shorts.) If this was a friend of mine, and if asked, I would say very nicely that yes, they're too tight. I would be giving an honest opinion and observation. Whether said friend would take the advice is another matter. I don't need to wear my gear (or any of my clothes, for that matter) too tight to reveal what great shape I'm in. Real sexiness is how you carry yourself, not putting it all out there.

This is very similar to the type of woman who wears a too tight (and/or too revealing) top, a too short skirt and thinks that's what sexy is. When we all know that someone who wears fitted/tailored and flattering clothing that is NOT too short, too tight/revealing, will come off as sexy and elegant all in one.