Sunday, January 30, 2011

Speaking of Deep Vs: Rockin' It Old School Today - Deep V Quilt and Yoga Pant



Today I dug out some oldies but goodies to wear to the gym. The top is the Deep V quilt. I haven't worn this in ages but it is really one of the original Deep V styles (the original didn't have a mesh back or a quilted band of color under the breast). The front shows even more cleavage than an Athletic Deep V and the armpits are cut a bit higher. (That is one of my peeves with the Athletic Deep V). The back is a regular racerback. I know the Athletic Deep V replaced but regular Deep V but I kind of prefer the regular Deep V, especially when it comes to bras.  The pants are the Yoga pant and one of the more flattering cuts (generous cut leg and flare at the bottom), I think, Lululemon ever came out with. Both pieces are probably about four years old. I would love to see the Yoga pants come back.

16 comments:

Kate said...

I recently dug out my old Deep V's also; sadly I don’t fit them anymore. They are too big! (I guess all that Crossfit is paying off.) I really wish Lulu would start making these and the Not So Deep V bras again. I would get a few in a heartbeat. My only pet peeve is that the Athletic Deep V's were slightly too short in the body for my liking. An extra inch at the bottom would be ideal for me. I love the longer length of the CRB's.

Marci said...

So funny you posted this, I dug out my fruitie tootie Althetic Deep V for yoga tomorrow! (paired with passion crops)Love the tank you posted!

Anonymous said...

I got excited for a second when I saw the pictures of the tank and pants thinking Lulu was going to release some different styles again! Sadness!

Anonymous said...

Kate - of course all the Crossfit is paying off! It's the most incredible thing I have ever done for my body.

I never tried the deep V bras or tanks mainly because I am pretty busty (even though I wear a size 4 typically) and I try not to show too much cleavage when I work out. I feel like it's too fussy for me, since I Crossfit and I'm always bending over or jumping when I workout.
I'll be curious to try it out if it comes back.

Anonymous said...

anon 3:57 :I did Crossfit for 5 years and it worked great but once I turned 40, the heavy lifting wasn't working anymore.
In fact, I got myself injured( followed by a surgery )mainly because of that.
I miss the feeling of being strong and the muscles....but don't think it's a good idea anymore.
how long have you been doing it ?

Anonymous said...

@anon 4:54:
I'm 47 and have been crossfitting for about 6-7 months. I've had a couple of injuries from it but I really do love it. I DON'T think it is for everyone and I DO think that if you're 40 or above you may be injury prone (I'm really fit but have some back issues to begin with).

Pattybea said...

I liked the deep v's but do wish they were longer...

I am 50 and have been lifting weights regularly for years but in no real organized way. 2 years ago started a 5 day a week routine with free weights and machines working only one body part per session, in addition to cardio. Nothing fancy, just plain old weight lifting...I am stronger and more cut than ever in my life and swear the strength I have gained is what is keeping me injury free.

Anonymous said...

I've been Crossfitting for a little more than a year.
I hope your gym was conducive to your needs, and allowed you to scale the workouts appropriately. My gym is very careful with new clients or clients that have/had injuries, and they encourage scaling down if need be. I have seen so many times our trainers pulling weights off the bars of clients midworkout because they were doing the movements improperly risking injury.
In Crossfit, it's really tempting to push your body hard, but it's not always the best. Sometimes I forget that.
I think the other poster is right is saying that it's NOT for everyone. Many women do wonderfully with yoga and pilates, and that's great for them. My mom has knee issues so I encourage her to do strictly body weight movements until she feels more stable. I would never throw her into a Crossfit workout with heavy weights.

Makavelina said...

Oh I would love to see Not So Deep V bra! Since I don't have any of these, I would definitelly buy one or two :)

Annie said...

All I want is a Dance Pulse Wrap and some I Just Wanna Run Tanks!

Anonymous said...

I love the Deep V! Unfortunately mine doesn't fit anymore either so I'm selling it on ebay. If anyone is a size 4 check out my listings: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250764937911&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1156

Megan said...

I never got to try the deep v but I really want to! It looks like the perfect tank for me. I'm glad I've held off on buying more scoop neck (which I also like - well, the colors I have I really like); I really hope they re-release these! I love the vneck and the mesh back.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Sadly, I'm too large to wear lulu, but I'm working on that! A lulu shopping spree is one of my planned rewards for when I reach my goal!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:02 am - Are you sure your are too large for lulu? The Still pants are very roomy and Cool Racerbacks run big. Lululemon used to make size 14s in some tops and bottoms - check eBay. Every now and then Lululemon makes an item that runs really large. The Run: For Fun Tech tank ran at least two sizes too large - you might be able to find it on eBay or the Lululemon Exchange Facebook site.

LuluGuy said...

I'm also a huge fan of the Deep V and have the purple quilt one in your pic. The Canadian site currently lists an athletic Deep V so maybe this is a sign this style will be available for sale? One can only hope!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, but I am too big at this point. That's okay though, I would hate to spend so much money on such nice clothes only to not wear them for very long. Once I get down to a size I'm happy with, I'll splurge. Until then, I'll enjoy looking! :)