Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mail Day: Mesh With Me LS, Turn Around Tights, and Tough It Out Tank

lululemon mesh-with-me-ls

lululemon mesh-with-me-ls

lululemon mesh-with-me-ls

lululemon mesh-with-me-ls

lululemon mesh-with-me-ls

lululemon mesh-with-me-ls

lululemon mesh-with-me-ls
My eagerly-awaited Mesh With Me LSs arrived Friday and I could not be happier with them. They remind me of products lululemon used to make in the heyday era of 2009-2010 - a gorgeous-colored, functional yet feminine piece with a flattering fit. Part of me wonders if the reason I am so enthusiastic about these tops is because they are the first technical tops to come out in years in solid saturated colors. We've had too many years of stripes, heathereds, dull grays or bland pastels. It seems as though Ivivva has stolen all the colorful fun from lululemon. That has been a mistake since a large part of the loyal fanbase latched onto lululemon in the first place because of the bright palette of the technical pieces. Anywhoo, back to the Mesh With Me LS - They have a nice level of detail - the inch hem on the bottom, the lightly curved hem, the second type of mesh used in the front of the neck and for the ruffle detail in the back - just the right amount of detail to liven it up.  I've been asked as to whether these fit TTS. I'd say it's a figure skimming TTS but I'm reading some people are sizing up for more room in the shoulders. All the colors are nicely opaque for items made of mesh. I would caution people to treat these as gingerly as swiftlys since they are made of mesh. That means they're technical wear only and wash in a lingerie bag. I cannot wait to give these a try on a run.

lululemon tough-it-out-tank

lululemon tough-it-out-tank


lululemon tough-it-out-tank
I also ordered a Tough It Out Tank in the Bordeaux. Though I poo-poo them when they first came out when I tried it on at the store I found them very comfortable. I ended up getting a black one and ordered the Bordeaux on Tuesday. The woman who checked out in front of me bought three. It's a very comfortable tank with decent support. I'd say the bra gives similar support and coverage to the Energy bra.

lululemon turn-around-tight

lululemon turn-around-tight
I also ordered the Turn Around Tights. They're nicely soft and have a comfortable waistband. I am leaning towards keeping them.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oof... I want the mesh tops and the Turn Around Tights. I have a $600 cart on the lulu site right now and that's after whittling it down. I miss the days when we were all like "what a snoozefest! geez lulu!" Please do update us with your thoughts on the Turn Around Tight if you end up keeping them =)

Anonymous said...

Wow... I clicked through all the links you posted to your reviews from years gone by. The lulu models had breasts! How refreshing.

Sarah Boulter said...

I got the turn around tights last year and love them 😊 so so soft and comfy to even just lounge around in, but also a cold weather running staple. Have the heathered blue and black. Thinking of adding the Bordeaux to the team!

janine57 said...

I agree with you about the fan base loving the colorful palette on technical items!! So much is white,black and grey. I think they delegate their popular colors to unpopular items too trying to bump up sales. I got my mesh ls in teal and love it too! It looked sheer on the website but it's not. Love the ruffles and want the blue now!
Got the pink space twist Wuc and it seemed smaller than the teal.
I'm wanting a fk jacket but my wallet is screaming!! Lol

Karin said...

I really love both the colors and the weight of the Mesh with Me LS, but I don't love the price. I just can't pay $80 for a top that I have to worry about getting pulls in and such. SIGH!!!! If it goes onto WMTM for a more reasonable price, I may consider.

Kas said...

I always appreciate your level of detail in these types of reviews. Very helpful especially since my store doesn't have these in yet. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I received my Mesh With Me and mostly liked it. I wish I'd sized up (it's a bit too tight on my belly). However, I didn't love the extra material on the back. It seemed like it would bother me, so it will go back.

I'd love to see a looser-fitting long-sleeved running shirt. I've put on some weight and it all goes straight to my middle. I'm a little self-conscious on the fitted tops.

Anonymous said...

Be careful running in the mesh with me long sleeve. I wore mine to run on Saturday and noticed some abrasions on the lower back of the shirt afterwards. It was from the bungie cord of the zip pull of the back pocket on my inspire crops rubbing against the shirt! The shirt fits loose on me but the cord still damaged the shirt. It's going back to the store to be damaged out. The shirt is beautiful and felt great for running. I don't know if removing the bungie cord from the zipper would solve the problem. It's such a shame since I love the top.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:30 am - Good to know. That is a bummer. I wonder if I could tuck the little pull thing into the pocket to prevent that from happening. Years ago they had some long sleeve tops made of silverescent that I always passed up. I kick myself now since most run shirts seem to be made of seriously light luon.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:48 pm - I should have noted that this shirt isn't good if you more of an apple than a pear shirt, it is fitted through the middle.

Anonymous said...

Same here. I would buy every color of a less fitted LS run top.

Yoga mom said...

Mesh with me is my new fave! I was a bit torn between keeping tts or sizing up because I was looking for something a bit looser than the swiftly. I'm glad I kept my tts - I've had it on all day and I can tell it has stretched some - the arms don't feel a tight now as they did this am. It's still not my absolute favorite - which is the run beam LS- but I did love it enough to order all three colors. Next time the runbeam comes out again I won't sit on it like I did this time and not order multiples. And hopefully they will put out some better colors this next time instead of black white and gray!!

Anonymous said...

The heathered bordeaux turn around tights are not really bordeaux, they are more pastel and on the pink side. Not worth it imo.

I'll pass on the l/s. I've been fortunate with my swiftly shirts and take great care of them, no snags. I don't need another shirt that will p*ss me off if I accidentally or unintentionally snag it. It's work out wear for goodness sake, it's supposed to stand up under performance.

Oh right, but LLL is moving away from performance wear to stuff that just looks cute, lounging around drinking a latte or glued to one's phone.

LuluAddict said...

@yogamom- the Runbeam LS is my favorite lightweight ls top, too. I only have it in Power Purple bought would have bought more if it came out in cuter colors.

@ anon 6:48 pm - this article seems to indicate they are going to get into performance in a big way: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/25/fashion/lululemons-kumbaya-capitalism.html?_r=1