Friday, September 23, 2016

New Print Previews

Previews of new prints coming for fall. The blue one might be ok but so far I'm not feeling any lust.

OT: adidas by Stella McCartney Essentials Adizero Hooded Longsleeve

(Photos: adidas)
adidas Black/Deepest Purple Essentials Adizero Hoodie, $125

After spotting this pretty adidas by Stella McCartney pullover on Bandier I decided to give it a try. I ended up ordering it from Zappos since they have free shipping and Bandier and Carbon 38 require you to order $175 and $200 worth of merchandise to get free shipping.

Though the adidas size chart said the Large mapped into a lulu 12 I suspected the top would fit small since that's a common issue with higher end active wear.

It's hard to see in the photos but the sleeves have thumbholes.

The top turned out to fit more like a small size lulu 10 and the material wasn't as stretchy as luxtreme. Here is it on top of a size ten Race With Grace Pullover.

The fabric content is a polyester/spandex blend. 

The top is flat-seamed in some areas but not all.

Each arm has a reflective adidas and Stella McCartney logos.

The upper back is all mesh, which is nice but I could feel the transition seam.

The zipper pull is logo'd with Stella McCartney, which is a nice touch.

The side mesh panels are bonded in.

Overall, I found the black not as deep as I expected so the top was more of a very dark gray rather than a rich black. However, the floral print is very, very pretty and I loved the deep green color in it. I found the feel of the fabric on the harsh side, but I think a lot of us get used to the soft feel of lululemon's fabrics and it's tough to break away from that. It definitely is not as stretchy as luxtreme. Even though the seams are flat I noticed them against my skin. It's a super pretty top but I'm not sure I would have ended up keeping it even if it fit me correctly. It doesn't have any pockets and the only think it has going for it is a super pretty print.