I went to the store today hoping to get the Unicorn Tears CRB and try on a bunch of the newest arrivals. I ended up leaving with the Pure Balance Jacket. Reports are right - the luon does feel thicker than normal. The jacket is very fitted, similar to a Define, but I don't think you need to size up. Hanging open, the jacket just covers my rear (I'm 5' 5"). When the jacket is zipped up, it hits me at the same spot as the web model. I think this jacket looks best zipped up, again similar to the Define. I bought the black because I liked the contrast between the black sheer luon and the black luon and thought it a slimming look. The front pockets are large but there are no interior pockets. There are no cuffins but there are thumbholes. You can't tell in the above photos but there are decorative tone-on-tone seams running down the arms - see the photo below:
|Detail of the seaming running down the arm and in the front along the lulu symbol on the Pure Balance Jacket|
I also tried the Arise bra. This bra is strictly for those who need minimal support or extra coverage. If you are busty, it will not do anything for you other than smash you down and maybe give you a little extra coverage. It does seem like it was meant to go under the Pure Balance tank because the straps line up perfectly.