Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Secret Garden Combos



If you were wondering what colors look nice with the Secret Garden print, reader Ms. C. (thank you!) sent me these photos of some of her CRBs (Heathered Navy and Plum are Gap tanks) with the print.

36 comments:

Birdie said...

Wow, those are a lot of CRB's!

Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Love this! I was just thinking of how I can pair my secret garden speeds. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Seeing these pics made me happy that I didn't jump on the SG print bandwagon. She looks great, but the print goes well with only a couple of the colors. I'd grow tired of the print plus lack of matching ability rather quickly.

Miffy316 said...

This is FANTASTIC!! Thank you for posting this!!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome!
I think it just might get me to finally pull the trigger on the speed shorts I have been eyeing...
Does anyone if that bleached coral would pair well with the SG print?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It pretty much looked great with everything! thanks Ms. C for sharing.You convinced me to grab the SG Speeds!

Anonymous said...

Okay these pics make me want these shorts! Does anyone know if these speeds run small? I go between a 4 and a 6 in speeds depending on the material. And I actually like some of the newer speeds which have been made a little longer in length. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I actually just bought these in store today! They look SO much better in person than online! The print wasn't even on my radar at all but I'm glad I tried the speeds on. Such a pleasant surprise! These honestly can blend with almost any color nicely. I had a love red FTB tank on and loved it. Pinks/blues/black/reds will all work well. I also wanted to note that there's been a lot of comments about the new speeds and sizing - these fit almost identically to all my older speeds. I personally didn't notice them being roomier or longer.

Anonymous said...

Agree with anon 9:37. Nothing against her (she looks absolutely fabulous in all the pics), but most of those colors don't pair well with the SG print.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:16: I think the print looks great with both Bleached Coral and Flash from a few years ago. I think Heathered Menthol also looks quite nice with Secret Garden.

Anonymous said...

PS. Anon 10:16: Actually, I paired my Vintage Pink Bra and Flash (maybe Flash Light) CRB with the Secret Garden. I suppose the combo was a bit loud, but I liked it.

BTW, I love how the Pink Shell looks with the Secret Garden.

Anonymous said...

I really like it with pink shell!

Anonymous said...

i like this post a lot. However, it did help me to return my SG speed shorts today. Just not for me in the end. thank you!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 9:37

On the contrary I believe this shows that ALL of the colors go really well with the SG speeds and not just a couple of them.

Anonymous said...

i agree w/ one it does not look good w/ all those colors imo; just the pinks and black would look good thats it but i do not like this print in the first place don't like roses on the black or what dark color is it? anyhow its ugly to me.

perfk said...

I feel like this print would have been much cuter without the harsh black edging

Anonymous said...

OT- Over the past few months all of my local stores have changed their product notification emails to no longer include which colors they are receiving in each product. Rather, there is a link to see the item online. Have others noticed this? It sucks. Great. You got/are getting in some speed shorts. What color/pattern are they? Also if they are not available online you can't see the item at all so the whole product notification process has become pointless for me.

Anonymous said...

I am definitely looking to get the Free Reign shorts! This post has helped me decide. I don't think all these colors are perfect with the Secret Garden print, however, there are at least 4-5 that I like. I need a minimum of 3-4 tops to go with bottoms to make it worth it for me.

Anonymous said...

Oddly enough, my favorite combos are tender violet and bali breeze. I have both those CRB colors and hadn't really thought they would pair well with SG. Really surprised by tender violet. Thank you for posting these!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:15 pm - I agree and find it super annoying. More and more of the ones I get just point you to the website.

Anonymous said...

SG speeds look so amazing with surge... Way better than it appears in this photo.! My fav combo!

Anonymous said...

Nice work! Thanks Ms C. and LLA. This is helpful. Whether you find the all the colors/print pairings appealing or not, it's a good demonstration. Whatever your personal preference, as long as you feel good, I say go for it.

I like the Secret Garden print. Up close you really see what a nice job they did with it.

Anonymous said...

I tried on (and brought home) the SG pace queens today. They are definitely a size up item. I was wearing my special race panties, black with "See You At The Finish Line" in white on the booty. I could read the text without bending or moving in my usual size 6. In the size 8, I had a little extra room in the crotch and knees than usual, but there were no sheerness problems or areas where it looked like the print had been stretched out (a common problem with screen printed bottoms).

I tried on the crops with a 105 tank in Bleached Coral, and I thought the outfit was overwhelmingly too pink. I liked the crops best with darker tops (heathered black, cadet, maybe even surge or fatigue).

I also tried on the SG skirt. Does anyone else think that the large black stripe looks like a big censor bar?

Anonymous said...

I wore mine with a white CRB and it looked really sharp.

Anonymous said...

Kinda OT but these pictures shows how the padding of her bra shows through her crb...my energy bra does this. Does it happen with all lulu bras?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this! It's very helpful

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:57 pm - I don't think she is wearing an Energy bra underneath the CRBs. It looks more like a regular bra, or at least a non-lulu one to me.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:57pm

I'm Mrs. C in the pics.

The bra i'm wearing is not a sports bra or Lulu bra but a Victoria's Secret racerback bra and there is no padding. I wasn't going to change into a sports bra just to try on my crbs that I just had picked up from being hemmed so snapped pics as I did.

FWIW: The padding on my Lulu bras doesn't show through. I wear Energy, Run Stuff Your Bra and Flow Y's.

Mandy said...

Do you think that Pink Shell will be making a comeback?

Anonymous said...

Thanks these are great!

OT - I have a Tender Violet Free to Be tank in a size 2 that I'd like to sell if anyone is interested. If so comment here with your information and I'll contact you. It's been worn but is still in great shape.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

@ 6:36 PM, I think the black band on the skirt with SG print is a miss by LLL. It looks odd.

Susan said...

I am really really not feeling the secret garden print at all...I would never buy it. I like that it's something different from black, but it's not for me.

Anonymous said...

I also think Secret Garden looks great with Swiftlys in Bleached Coral, Vintage Pink and Light Flare.

Anonymous said...

mrs C thank you for the photos. I think all the colors look great with the SG pattern. I happen to like busy and bright colors though. I like to be visible when I run.

M

Anonymous said...

@10:26pm Mrs. C.

Thanks so much...great idea. LLA thanks for posting for us.

:)

Debbie said...

You look terrific! I really like the length of your CRBs... mine don't look good with shorts and I'm an average sized woman at 5'6". How much did you have them hemmed?

I actually like it when tops don't exactly match bottoms, like a couple shades off. I like the plum and bali breeze best with this print. I don't like to wear flowers for some reason though.