Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coal Strata Stripe No Limit Tank, Pace Setter Long Sleeve, Record Breaker Vest

The Coal with Coal Strata Stripe No Limit Tank - I like this one a lot, too.

Record Breaker Vest in Sprinkler

The Pace Setter long sleeve looks like a nice top but from the photos we've seen so far, it looks like the arms run tight. I don't know what Lululemon's problem is with designing tight arms but they need to get a new fit model. It's not like this woman is at all over weight. Lululemon has had multiple complaints about the narrow arms they designed into various jacket and tops for the past couple of years. This woman doesn't even look particularly muscular in the arms, just normal, and the arms are still skin tight on her while the body of the shirt is loose. I'm not sure this area of the body is such a problem area for Lululemon to get right while everywhere else they blow their competition out of the water.

19 comments:

LisaLuvsLulu said...

Luluaddict - This is off topic, but have you felt/tried on the White Denim luon? I am tempted by the Define jacket on the website that recently got restocked, but I've never seen/touched the White Denim. Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Is that a SS Swiftly in Sprinkler?

Anonymous said...

I just tried on the Pace Setter long sleeve in a NY store. It's not that the arms are too tight, but the neck in conjunction with the fit of the arms doesn't work. You can see that on this model. I just couldn't bring myself to buy it even though it is super soft.

Anonymous said...

Love the new NLT although I'm not getting it since I already have the black and Aruba. The pacesetter has a nice neckline but the fit is definitely awkward on that model. Incidentally, does the pacesetter skirt seem tighter than the speed skirt? I have a speed skirt and just bought a pacesetter but it seems tighter from the front and the skirt material is less pliable, if that makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Sort of off topic but the logo on that hat is huge! I get that they want people to advertise but come on, I like the smaller ones like on the flight visors

KSK said...

Here's another off topic....was there ever a beachy green swiftly l/s? I really want one in size 6 or 8!!

LuluAddict said...

@ Anon 1:51 - I noticed the neck looked very loose and the arms too tight. Maybe the armpit, chest, or shoulder dimensions are off. I'm not sure if my local stores are going to get this for me to try on although the Newport store told me they are supposed to get everything.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 1:22 pm - I believe that is a SPrinkler ss Swiftly.

@ KSK - I don't think any swiftlys came out in beachy green but I could be wrong.

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LuluAddict said...

@ anon 1: 16 pm - I haven't tried on denimn luon recently, but when I tried it before it's was a bit stiffer, less soft, and less stretchy than regular luon. I think it makes great material for a jacket, especially the Define.

Luvlulu said...

I really wanted the Pace Setter LS in solid black but I don't know about the loose neckline. I just noticed the seam right down the center of the top as well. I don't really like that look. My local store got the flashback pullover today but they had already sold all the 4's and it just came in today. It makes me so mad that they let all the educators who are new and didn't buy it last time buy all the 4's before the customers could get a chance. It wasn't for me anyway but I still think customers should get the first opportunity not the educators who don't even pay full price.

Anonymous said...

I work for lulu and have not seen and swiftly's in green yet. If you would like to see it. the best thing to do is post it under feedback on the website.

Anonymous said...

I like that no limit tank. I wonder if the strata stripes in the bra are less supportive...I bought the white/gray pique from the last batch and the pique stretched with my sweat and was not supportive. Still super cute.

More off topic - has anyone tried on the pure balance crops yet? Especially anyone who is a Lulu 6? I'm about to pull the trigger...I really like the way they look, but the reviews are saying they run small. I'm nervous to buy a size bigger though.

Also - Luluaddict - have you seen the SE wunder unders with the sheer luon up the sides in stores yet? Do you think they'll be on this week's uploads? I've been trying to wait for them, but my paypal is burning a hole in my webpocket! :)

Anonymous said...

I bought a pace setter LS today - the all black version. The colour blocking on the grey version is pretty gross looking. If you take a couple of seconds to adjust the sleeves & make sure they're lying properly (ie not twisted, pulled down far enough) it loOks pretty cute. And so soft!

The pace setter crops are incredibly long. I'm 6ft tall & I find them too long for me - I imagine someone has gotta like the length though. They're lOnger than the ambition crop. I do like the look though. The pockets and ruching are both really cute; if they were a few inches shorter I would have bought them for sure!

LisaLuvsLulu said...

LuvLulu - I just ordered a Size 4 Black EUC (worn and washed 1X) Flashback Pullover off of the Exchange. I'm still waiting for it to come in the mail, but it should be here tomorrow. In the mean time, I purchased a new size 2 Black one from my local Lulu. I'm most likely going to be keeping the 2 and re-selling the 4 on the Exchange. If you are interested in it, email me lisa.ann.ranieri@gmail.com! I bought it for a nice discount, too! =)

Anonymous said...

@anon 8:07 pm Yeah...I tried adjusting the arms as much as possible to try and make it work, but good for you that you could do so! I still don't think it's a well constructed top unfortunately. That poor fit is going to come right back once you move around a bit (I tried that in the store also). It's a shame because it's wonderfully soft like you said.

LuluAddict said...

I tried on the pacesetter ls tonight and the neck fit flat for me. You have to untwist the arms when you put it on. However, I did not try moving my arms likes I was running to see if they would twist up again. If I got the Pace Setter it would be for street wear only or a to and fro top for the gym.

I agree about the seam down the center although you don't notice it that much in the black. I also don't love the bottom band. The horizontal seam is a bit constricting.

LuluAddict said...

I haven't seen the SE wunder unders with the sheer luon up the sides. I've only seen those photos in Australian stores.

Anonymous said...

@LisaLuvsLulu - I am TTS sz4 in tops and went with the sz2 in the current release of the FB pullover as well. I tried both and the sz4 had a lot of material in the body. I was told that the waistband on the last batch of FB p/overs were tighter and I definitely found this to be true as I tried a sz2 that I found a few weeks ago on sale at the store and couldn't get it over my shoulders.