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7/8 length is perfect for us petite women! It fits us like a perfect pant whereas the regular length pants and crops fit at an awkward length. Yes there is hemming, but then the bottom gets wide. Hope that helps you to see why they are so awesome!
Personally, I love the 7/8 length. I don't like the feeling of fabric bunching around my ankles when I run, yet I still want the calf support. However I live in the Bay Area, so its not so cold that I absolutely need to cover my ankles.
I don't get 7/8 tights, and I don't get crops either, for the same reason. If it's warm enough to expose any leg skin, I run in shorts, and if it isn't, I run in full-length tights. I can't imagine a temperature in which I'd wear either 7/8 tights or crops. But I see women running in crops ALL THE TIME, so there must be something to it. I'd love to hear the reasons why crops are so popular - what am I missing? (Actually I'm not sure I want to know - right now my wallet is safe from that entire category of luluwear, so I might be better off not knowing! :-)
Completely agree about the 7/8 tights. Plus, a very small percentage of women are the height that make them look normal. They look like someone bought pants that are just a little too short on most people.
Loving the Tracker Shorts in that print. LLA - is the blushy/beige color in there still neutral enough to wear that print with just about any bright top?
Re 7/8 run bottoms, I prefer that length because I'm short (5'3") and generally that length in Lulu bottoms fit like regular length pants on me. It's a bonus for me to be able to wear them right away and not have to leave them for hemming (or not be able to wear them at all because they won't hem if you'll lose the design details like zippers, like on the Rebel Runners, which I love). It's the same reason that I love the High Times length.
That's what I was thinking - the 7/8s were geared towards petite women.@Kathryn - I'm not sure what color is with the Star Crush print. It almost looks golden to me in the photos but I think you are right and it's a blush-type color.
I like 7/8 pants for the same reason all vertically challenged people do, I'm 5'4". I got my swim order last night. I LOVE everything, size 8 top fits well on my 32D or 34C. Now I have to make my mind on either I want to keep Tie top or Triangle, they both look very good, just different. Very good quality fabric IMO. My only suggestion is for them to make bikini bottoms just a tad higher, I do a lot of squats and my butt is barely fitting in those. I don't like crack showing .I also got SRB in Vintage pink, omg what a beautiful color in person !!!
Being a shortie I agree with all the 7/8 comments. I will probably get that yeah yoga tank, I have been doing a lot of yoga lately.M
I'm average 5'8 and I loooove my 7/8run thights, they look so much better than crops.
@M - It's a great top for hot weather - it's super cool but very light support.
I am 5'10" and I love the 7/8th length. Crops hit me at the widest part of my calf which isn't very flattering. The 7/8th pants are a great crop that hits me between the widest part of my calf and my ankle. I used to buy pants and have to get them hemmed to a good crop length, but now with the 7/8 length, no extra step necessary!
@4:36 - I like crops for knee protection! Maybe I am the only clumsy one that occasionally trips while running, but believe me - after tripping once while running in shorts and dealing with a gaping hole in my knee for 2 months, it was easy to decide to never run in shorts again. Even if I trip badly only once every couple years, it is not worth it (but like I said, I think I am particularly clumsy!) :)
Long time runner of many years here. I live in Ontario where it gets very hot in summer so I am likely to wear shorts (speed or other) in summer. However, I also run mainly on a shaded trail that offers a lot of protection so if I wear knee length crops I don’t even feel hot. The main reason for crops (for me) in warm weather is that the right crop offers compression and support and this is helpful especially on a long run, going 15K or more; I still might choose them on shorter run. Again with crops, they may have more pockets for items you need on a long run (energy bar, gels etc.) I also like crops when I’m hiking, even if it’s warmer. If you’re hiking in the mountains out West it may not feel as warm. Finally, even if it’s not a long run, sometimes it’s just a mood thing, a variable weather thing, or a preference for that particular run. I don't care for any crop longer than knee length, not even Inspires. Choices for me go: short, knee length crop, full pant/tight.
7/8 pants are tights for my short self! I hope they keep making them. There are more of us puny people than you tall folks realize.
even in hot weather I often wear crops because of compression and pockets. I love speed shorts but don't want to wear a waist belt for my phone and absolutely do not wear one of the arm bands, so I wear crops with side pockets for my phone and a small thin wicking towel and maybe some a gel bottle. I'm not rock hard so compression feels kinda nice to minimize jiggle :)I find that I don't feel any cooler in shorts vs crops when it's blazing-fucking hot anyway. and I find sprinklers to run through and the crops get nice and cool.
also, unless you have an awesome hard body and amazing legs, crop-length compression vs shorts-length compression looks much better--->tight short-shorts look terrible on all but the best bodies and tight long-shorts look good on no one, so crops it is :)
7/8 length is also AWESOME for really talk folks because it fits like a crop does on a normal person. Lulu (and all brand) crops fit me like a knee-knocker (i.e. right below the length, no calf coverage, not very flattering). The 7/8 actually looks like a cute cropped length. I'm 5'11" and it is nearly impossible to find crops that are cute. So, yay for the 7/8 length!
Agreed! The 7/8 pant is the only "full length" Lulu bottoms I buy. I live in a rural area, no store nearby for hemming. When I have hemmed a 31" pant down to 28"/29" they look all wrong at the ankles! I love the longer crops with high socks for roller skating too... I just hide the 2" gap at the bottom with socks or leg warmers.
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