Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pleat On LS, City One Piece, Plank Tank, and More


lululemon pleat on LS

lululemon pleat on LS

lululemon pleat on LS

lululemon pleat on LS
Photos of the new Pleat On LS. This isn't as bad as I thought.

lululemon pank tank
The new Plank Tank. Again, not as bad as on the website but I don't feel the need to own it.


lululemon bomb bomber jacket

lululemon bomb bomber


lululemon bomb bomber jacket

lululemon bomb bomber jacket
 Bomb Bomber Jacket. I was hoping to see this in my store today but no luck. I am hearing the shoulders are snug in this.


lululemon city onepiece

lululemon high times emobssed


lululemon city onepiece

lululemon city onepiece
City One Piece and new Inkwell Snake Print High Times Pant.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your thoughts were mine exactly. Plank Tank and Pleat On aren't as bad as I originally thought, but not clamoring to buy them either.
Sometimes I wonder who selects what for the lulu models. Though they are all obviously very thin and fit, there are some that have straight up and down bodies. With that ss peplum top currently on website in 3 colors and plenty of stock, I keep thinking that might actually be cute (though probably not really useful) if it was modeled on someone with wider shoulders or larger breasts or just a smaller size top. The redhead seems to fit better in her top than the other woman. It's the same online with the Plank Tank. Model is swimming in it.

Anonymous said...

I've seen the bombers here in Los Angeles at the Sherman Oaks store.

Anonymous said...

That pleated shirt is just so maternity top or really old lady. Plank tank looks like it's from the 80s.

And mesh tights, no socks and sneakers in the snow? C'mon.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is I am so glad I have been wearing LLL for 14 years so I have many many beautiful pieces back when they made them! My goodness they make so many just plain ugly items now. Sigh! Miss the good old days when I would buy an item in 4 colours because it was so amazing I just had to "have" every colour!! All good things must come to an end is how the old saying goes.

lulu said...

I am liking these photos of the Pleat On LS..looks like it will totally erase/hide my butt..I am liking that aspect, LOL Will have to try this on for sure..Not sure about wanting to work out in it but certainly great for wearing WUP out and about as I always wear long tops to hide the can!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:05 am - lol, do not get me started on the photos and staging of the website models.

#1 - the lighting often sucks. Dark colors or embossed prints are too hard to see - they look black. White colors blend into the white background so you can't see any details. Not sure why the lighting cannot be fixed but it's been that way for years.

#2 - in the little photos the items are often staged with unflattering/clashing pieces - like a gray top with a fatigue bottom - ok! - when those little squares should be used as opportunities to up sell you to a whole outfit with a nice contrasting top.

#3 - the fit is not working. Like you say models swimming in tops or a short meant for a woman with a booty and thighs modeled on someone with a flat rear and stick legs (ahem rise and shine boxer or go the distance shorts).

What is funny is that my husband constantly makes comments that lululemon should hire the Athleta models. It's not that the lululemon models are not as good looking or shapely but the clothes are staged so badly.

chingaling ling said...

Well damn, I take back my flying nun comment. That first picture rocks. The girl looks lovely and comfortable.

Anonymous said...

You are right on all points, LLA. They could definitely benefit from your advice! Such a small thing too for them to do, give their stores better advice or "criteria" on how to stage the photos best in different seasons/temperatures, colour pairings etc.

I know you put up the best photos to show the variety of items and different sizes/figures. You have a lot of patience to go through it all!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:38 pm - I think stores have trouble thinking like consumers. I know the Athleta catalog drives me wild because it will show a glimpse of a top in a photo and I want to see both the front and the back.

My biggest nit on the lulu website is probably the lighting issue. I hate not being able to tell what is going on in the embossed and dark prints. I can't see the excuse for that.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you guys. I get the Athleta catalog and I want EVERYTHING because the models look so strong and fit and badass. Then I look at the Lulu site and it doesn't look like these girls actually exercise. I mean no offense- but most of the ladies have very little muscle tone. They're just thin. That look is great for yoga or some other sports, I'm sure, but when they are modeling shorts "for athletic legs" or spin shorts or tops for crossfit, etc., it would be nice to have a model that more accurately portrays what most of us "muscular" women actually would look like in the clothes.
Again- I mean no disrespect to the models- they are beautiful- but it's something that the team choosing said models are failing on.
By all means, use some skinny models, but also choose some muscular ladies too.