Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Try On Report: Willpower Short, Cool Down Jacket, Cool Down Pants, Let It Loose Tank, Sunbeam Pullover, Sunblocker LS

I tried on the new Willpower shorts today. They are supposed to be cut for more muscular thighs and glutes and liked them even better than the Run: Faster Longer short. They are really cut for ladies whose legs are more muscular and / or have some saddlebag issues. The Run: Faster Longer are about an inch longer in the inseam but they tend to bunch up on me in the crotch area. The Willpower laid nice and flat in that area. All in all, a very nice lightweight short.

I tried on both the Sunbeam Pullover and Sunblocker LS tops expecting them to have a rubber glove feel like the SPF did last year but I really liked these tops. The material didn't feel like a medical glove at all. It felt very similar to luxtreme. The tops were super lightweight and fit TTS. The only negative is that they are thin so you can see through the lighter white, pink mist, and toothpaste very easily. My store did not have the blurred gray version for me to try. I liked the Sunblocker a little better than the Sunbeam since it had only one layer of fabric at the neckline. I think the double layer of the crossover neck in the Sunbeam might add warmth in the summer. I was very tempted to get the white Sunblocker LS but I could see my mushy mommy-belly too clearly so I passed. I really like the style of both - figure skimming and flattering.

I tried on the Cool Down jacket and liked the slouchy casualness of it. I didn't care for the reverse look of the Sheer Luon side that much but it makes a very soft liner. I thought the jacket fit true to size.

I tried on the Cool Down pant. They are very lightweight and flow-y feeling but I didn't love them on me. I'm just not a huge fan of tencel. At $108 I'd rather get a pair of Still pants for the same money.

I tried on the Let It Loose today. I didn't like it as much as I do the No Limit Tank. I think because the body of the tank starts rather low and I am a bit short waisted, the tank made me look stubby. Also, the sheer luon is super light and doesn't drape the same as circle mesh so that probably added to stubbiness. I thought the tank ran on the larger side and if you are a twelve in the No Limit, then a ten in the Let It Loose tank will probably work for you. The luxtreme bra in the Let It Loose is more forgiving than the Flow Y in the No Limit. Also, the sheer luon is more forgiving than circle mesh and the body of the tank is cut very generously so you don't have to worry it will cling too much to your tummy if you size down. The educator in the store told me she sized down in this tank. I typically layer another bra under the No Limit for workouts so I couldn't see getting another tank that I need to wear another bra under. I love the airy feeling of sheer luon but since I am busty, the Power Dance works much better for me and gives me the same airy feeling around my tummy but without making me look stubby. Don't get me wrong, this is a very cute and lightweight tank but I have two No Limit Tanks and two Power Dance tanks so I can easily live without this one. If you are a fan of the No Limit and need a lightweight tank for hot yoga or summer workouts be sure to check out the Let It Loose. You might want to try the next size down since it is generously cut through the body.

7 comments:

fitrachick said...

I tried on all of the longer length Lulu shorts today - Groovy Run, Turbo Run, Will Power, Fastest Shorts. I ended up getting a pair of Will Power shorts - I really like the longer length.

I long the Fastest Shorts too but they need a back zip pocket!

Anonymous said...

Are the will power shorts tencel ?

LuluAddict said...

They are made of Swift like the other running shorts.

Anonymous said...

What colors did you see in the Willpower shorts? Just the toothpaste/coal, like the ones pictured? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Do you know if the girl with the wren sing travel floss jacket is wearing a size 6 or 4? I always wear a 6 and in this jacket it fits fine, but every picture of this jacket i see makes it looks shorter than it is. And I am 5'6 so im not too short. let me know. thanks!

alissa said...

I tried on the wren sing travel floss in my local store last week. I wear a 6 in the scubas and the 6 was still the right size for the sing travel floss jacket. It was really, really long which is why I didn't get it--I'm 5'2" and it just looked a bit ridiculous on me. I love the color and style, would just love it to be shorter!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:03 pm - I tried on the Willpowers with the black with the heathered black waistband. It also comes in Black with a Pink Mist waistband and Coal with HCWE.