Friday, April 14, 2017

Comparison: Free to Be Serene vs. Free to Be Tranquil and Energy Bras

Ruby Red Free to Be Serene Bra compared to the Free to Be Tranquil Bra. The biggest difference between these two bras is that the Serene has a wider waistband and it has more coverage in front. As a DD I find both bras low support but they're both comfortable. I tend to fall out the bottom of the Tranquil so the thicker waistband on the Serene is a nice improvement.

Ruby Red Free to Be Serene compared to the Energy Bra. The Energy Bra provides a lot more support than the Serene.

In-Store Detail Photos: Mind Over Miles Crops, Loopback Hoodie, and More

I really liked the Loop Back Hoodie in the Magnum color, the black was dull and just looked faded in comparison. The fabric is lightweight and soft and I liked a lot of the detail stitching on the jacket. The fit is very roomy. However, the jacket is short (I didn't mind that so much) and the sleeves were barely long enough for me (and I'm average height). The lack of a zipper garage also bugged me. The ed said that you have to be careful the first few times wearing it since the dye might rub off on lighter colors. I would consider this on a good markdown, the $118 is too high for me.

I had heard the Mind Over Miles crop had a bonded waistband in the non-white colors and I was curious to see what people meant by this. From best I can tell there is a large piece of elastic glued into the top of the double layered waistband. There are small slot pockets in the front of the waistband and there is no interior waist tie. I have a passionate hatred for all things bonded so I didn't even bother trying this on.

The Mind Over Miles LS had a very odd fit - super roomy in the shoulders and upper chest. When you hold out your arms you can see how baggy in the armpits the top is. The fit was snugger at my hips. It didn't look so bad in the front since I'm busty but it looked awful from the back - my upper back was all baggy and it just looked bizarre. The material is the regular weight thick luxtreme so, to me, this is more a fall/early spring piece since it will be fairly warm, especially as you warm up with movement.

Men's Crop Back LS. More and more polyester is creeping into the men's line, I've noticed.

Spotted in Stores: Swiftly Tech T-Back, Sun Setter Tank, Arise Bra, and More

Thanks to Ms. K. for her photos - New version of the Swiftly tank, called the Swiftly Tech T-Back. It has a higher front neckline.

Black Grape Fast and Free Tights

Low Key Tank in a new color.

Nulu Align Bras are hitting the stores.

Arise Tank

New Nulu Sun Setter tank.

New I Put A Shell On Your Jacket

Vancouver-only SE Love Tees.