Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bruised Berry and Pop Orange Swiftly Tanks

L to R: Ray, Bruised Berry, Pop Orange Swiftly Tank
On the right - Pop Orange and Bruised Berry Swiftly

I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday since we were at Disneyland all day checking out the new Cars Land and Radiator Springs Racers (side note, if you are visiting this summer it's awesome!). It looks like most of the photos from the stores are mostly of the cycling capsule which doesn't apply to my workouts.  However, I am really liking the Pop Orange and Bruised Berry Swiftly tanks. I am thinking of exchanging the Pow Racing Length CRB I got last week for the new Pop Orange Swiftly. I wore my Paris Swiftly tank on my run this morning and was thinking I should get another one. The Bruised Berry looks a lot like my older Bold Blue Swiftly. I'm still catching up on photos and will post later tonight when I get a big block of time.

18 comments:

Unknown said...

I saw the pop orange in store today, it's really pretty. Almost a little bit pink/peach in color.

MonkeyGirl said...

I wore my black polocrosse crops once, I liked them. Wore them today, and there, in the middle my Bar class- camel toe!!!! I was adjusting the rest of the time. Yep- triangle gusset. I hadn't thought to check. I know not everyone has issues with this design, but I have never had camel toe with any lulu pants before- it stinks.

Anonymous said...

Weird, my black polocrosse crop (bought just last month) has the diamond/oval gusset. Different gussets even in the same style & color? This makes it harder to buy online coz you'll never know what gusset you'll get. :(

Minda said...

Forrest Gump voice in my head saying .. Lulu crops are like a box of chocolates!! Ya never know what kinda gusset yer gunna git!!!

MonkeyGirl said...

LOL Minda! But darn it! I want the older gusset in my polocrosses too!!!!! (yes, I am whining. Loudly)

Anonymous said...

This is a massive issue. I do not want to be distracted by the feel of camel toe, and I do not want to see it -- or have others see it -- either. And I'm bummed, because I love the new purples and wanted WU in them.

It sounds from their FB feedback that their intention is to keep producing the camel toe gusset design going forward. Let's keep each other informed as new pants are released. And share other brands that have great gussets.

Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks LLA - that's actually what I was wondering - how close the BB swiftly is to the older Bold Blue swiftly. If anyone had a photo comparison I would love it, as I'm trying to decide whether to get that swiftly or not.

Anonymous said...

Oh, thanks LLA - that's actually what I was wondering - how close the BB swiftly is to the older Bold Blue swiftly. If anyone had a photo comparison I would love it, as I'm trying to decide whether to get that swiftly or not.

Anonymous said...

In the first photo - see the girl in the middle, wearing the bruised berry swiftly over the flash? To me, that's what happens when Lulu makes straps too long / armholes too big - it comes down too low and makes your boobs look really weird. One of my swiftlies is like this but the other is OK. Why would I want my workout gear THAT low cut anyway?!

LuluAddict said...

@ Anon 5:53 pm - The older style swiftlies were like that - thin, long straps and big armholes. The newer ones fixed that. That girl looks kind of petite so maybe the swiftly style just doesn't work for her.

I have some older (~4 years old) Releaxed Fit Shorts with a triangular gusset so using a triangle isn't new for lulu. I haven't tried on any of the new pants with the triangle so can't comment if it gives me CT or not. All I can say is keep giving them feedback. They will eventually respond. Since I understand there is an ~8 month lead time on the clothes it might be a year or more before you see a change.
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LuluAddict said...

I looked up how lulu responded to the gusset change question on their FB page. Here was their response:

"Lululemon Athletica Hey ladies,
I chatted with our product guru and designers about the recent change we have seen in the gusset. For the coming seasons we are going back to our original style of gusset, which is the triangle cut. We had changed from this gusset some years back now, though based on the feedback our designers have been receiving, they wanted to change the cut. What they heard from our guests is that they were wanting a gusset that was more discrete than the larger diamond cut, while still being comfortable and helping to prevent camel toe. "

I can see why people complained about the size of the gusset. I know the gusset is really obvious in my indigo denim WUs. Further commentary asked that the gusset be moved more forward rather than the current rear location it's at.

Like I said before - keep giving them feedback about the gusset size, position, etc. If there is enough feedback they will change the design.

AZ Lulu Fan said...

Here's a visual of what a well designed gusset can do for you.

Crotch Gusset

Not that I ever sit like that.

Minda said...

AZ Lulu Fan! LOL pop 1! And he has his big gold belt buckle on for the gusset jeans!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Canadian Readers...do you have an Aritzia store nearby? In TNAction, check out the Kinetic Tank, Reflex Top, and Flex Top. They are like LLL Swiftly tops. TNA versions are awesome. I love the Kinetic Tank better than LLL's Swiftly as it's more tailored. Very comfortable and soft. Normally the tank is $40 but today I got the Heather Black on sale for $25.

If you're not in Canada but happen to visit, check out Aritzia when you're here, they have some beautiful stuff (TNAction is just one facet). Check out the site. I notice the bright WU's are popular on this board, some of you would love the Stride Leggings in 'piscine' (which is French for 'pool')
http://aritzia.com/fashion/pants/stride-legging-0

As for LLL, I LOVE the CRB's but there are no good colours lately. The cycle stuff is not for me except maybe the Presta Packable Shrket, which I will only buy if/when it goes on sale. Love the white one. I'm set for other yoga and run gear...have too much. So you see what happens LLL, when you bore me I go give Aritizia my money and realise I need to check in there more often.

http://aritzia.com/fashion/tops/kinetic-tank

http://aritzia.com/fashion/tops/reflex-top

http://aritzia.com/fashion/tops/flex-top

Cheers.

Katie said...

My son would looooove the Cars thingy! He is obsessed! Thanks! We are gonna have to get out there. Ps- I wear cycling arm warmers for running all the time. Lighter than carrying a whole ls shirt if you get hot.

MonkeyGirl said...

@AZ Lulu Fan- Funny!!!! Thanks for the laugh :D

Anonymous said...

its so nice to see other colors besides flash! is anyone else SO sick of that color?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone works for aritzia. No thanks - their workout gear is TRASH. All cotton based primarily and wears out so quickly. Think luon is crap quality last few years (yup!) - tna stuff is much worse - goes totally seethrough. Its walmart quality at a $10 less than lulu price (and you have to deal with their horrible pushy salespeople who LITERALLY FIGHT over commission of your purchase)