Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More of the Latest

Inkwell Gingham Forme Jacket, Bleached Coral Cool Racerback, Wunder Unders
New Reverse Groove Shorts, Bleached Coral Cool Racerback
People who have seen the new Wunder Under and Grooves have said the greenish ring in the waistband is not Mint Moment and more yellowy, like Faded Zap. Ms. M. points out to me there is a new light green previewed in the Australian black Run: Pace Tank photo.

New light green shorts coming - no color name yet
One of the banners on the Australian site also shows us a new pair of colored blocked shorts in the new pinks/oranges palette.


I am liking the look of the Inkwell Gingham Forme jacket on these ladies. I still refuse to buy one on principal but these women look good in it.



Gingham Inkwell looks rather nice with Frond and Bleached Coral. The Mellow Lemon Gros Gingham Speed shorts are shown with a solid Inkwell Cool Racerback.

 Frond Free to Be bra, Wunder Under pant, Bleached Coral Speed Shorts.

Inside of the Vino to Vinyasa bag



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I need help!
I am a standard size 4 in CRBs and the neckline already keeps pulling down when I am halfway in yoga class... May i know the fit of the frond gingham crb?

I heard it is TIGHT??? shorter length is fine w me as I am not tall... but how about the overall fit on chest, tummy and arms?

Pls do comment as i do not have a store near me and rely on online purchases!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you LLA. I really like the dune/white Forme jacket on some of the ladies... BUT I don't find it fits as good as the define, so like you, on principle, I'm holding out for the return of the define :)

JWR said...

Greens shorts look like Turbo Runs

Anonymous said...

Brisk lime. There is a ss swiftly on the aus site

Anonymous said...

I tried on the form jacket today to give it a chance despite my reservations and the color blocking, which makes the solids more attractive and less clown/military looking. I'm between sizes, 6 & 8 (135lb, 5'4", 34 DD). The 8 was first and the shoulders stood up and away from my actual shoulders, and I consider myself to more muscular than most women. The 6 fit my upper shoulders and arms like a dream, but too tight around the chest and mid section, but that's mostly because of how I'm built.

I appreciate how a couple of the women in these photos do not have that problem, so I would highly suggest people try it on, if they can, first....or order a solid, where pointy shoulders aren't accentuated by color blocking.

I left with a Frond gingham. As I mentioned I'm between sizes, so the 8 was perfect (it is smaller), and a white LS swiftly. Nothing else new had come into the store yet, but I'm pretty sure those coral DSC will be one of my next purchases.

I'm really happy and surprised that this new color way (and more variations coming soon) are not coming off as Easter egg looking and at how well they pair with many of my existing collection. I thought the Frond gingham looked lovely with some of my purples and blues.

As far as the dune. I loved Dune from last year and I'm glad to have the DSC, DSP, and DSJ, the only thing I long for is a LS Swiftly in the same color! It's extremely versatile imo.

I will always buy quality, colors that suit me, and clothes that I can train in (sweat!).

Anonymous said...

I think the new pace line is the CrossFit line. If your notice in the Australian picture with the new unnamed shorts, the girl is holding a bar. Also if anyone has ever done CrossFit is it all about the right "pace"

Anonymous said...

Everyone is saying frond gingham CRB is tight and the material is VERY scratchy! One or two ladies said they went up a size and they said it was still skin tight and uncomfortable. Sounds like many people are PASSING!!

Anonymous said...

I guess the fact that I'm sitting around in my Ebb & Flow IIs with tags on, not wanting to take them off, means I should probably keep them...

I was so prepared to want to return them due to the sheerness stories! I tried them on with print undies and everything, shining a bright light on them and the boyfriend confirmed he couldn't see anything.

Whoever recommended the "sweeping" technique on here (where you make sure the fabric is easily distributed)--I think that's the key. It's almost like getting into compression tights or something--you need to spend a little extra effort to get them to sit right, but once you do--magic!

Anonymous said...

I just commented about the E&Fs and sweeping...but wanted to add--it is TOTALLY possible that there are "good batches" and "bad batches"--not saying the sweeping technique works for all of them or that it is the fault of people sizing down or anything. But if they feel just slightly sheer, then I think this sweeping technique might work.

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Hi! I am new to lululemon and love your blog. I just bought two tops in the blue white lace pattern. They are luon and luon light. Will this material show underarm sweat stains on the white parts? I never buy white for this reason and totally wasn't thinking when I got these (too cute!). So I am now worried about swearing in them being so $$! Maybe I should save them for my less sweaty workouts! Thanks ;)

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 5:47 pm - the way the forme fit you was how it fit me, too. Very roomy in the upper chest, shoulders (too roomy in the shoulders), arms and snugger in the mid-section and hips. It's not a well designed jacket compared to the Define. I think that is why we are seeing the most recent batch of photos with people wearing it on the snugger side. Otherwise people have squared-off shoulders like Sponge Bob Squarepants.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the Still pants are going to come in the TALL length?
Was in the Calgary Chinook store today and they only had regualar. Sales girl said they "should" be coming in tall. Is this true?
(oh please oh please let the answer be yes!)

Anonymous said...

My store report. My store had the new gingham CRBs, but not the coral one. The CRBs were definitely a size up for me, which I have never had to do for CRBs. My normal size 6 was just so so tight everywhere and you could see every outline of my bra underneath. I felt like I was spilling out everywhere. The 8 was maybe a tiny bit big at one point on my lower back, but fine everywhere else.

I tried on all the Stills. I ended up with black, two sizes down to a 2 from my normal 6. On occasion I need to size down to a 4 in the flowy pants, but this is my first time in a 2. The 4 was just too saggy in the front. The 2 was fitted but no pulling. The dune was pretty from the front, but the back showed too much underwear, even in the 4. I don't want to be that self conscious about my clothes.

I got both of the new Groovy Runs in Frond and Bleached Coral. The BC has nice reflective stripes in the pattern, you can see them in some of the pictures on here with flash. It's going to be ages before it's shorts weather here in the PacNW, but I couldn't resist the pretty colors that made me think of spring.

Tried on the white swiftly, which I have ordered, but it will be going back. It looked like a dingy off white already and it was thin. I was wanting it for a winter white, but it's not thick like some of my favorite swiftlys (Power Purple, Alberta Lake).

I actually went home with a surprise, the dune gingham Forme. The gingham is thin and it makes the jacket fit so much better. I tried on the Pop Orange and it had the problem most of those jackets have- strange ill fitting stiff tube arms. The gingham is soft and clingy, very flattering I thought. The shoulders are white and don't seem like weird color blocking. I'm debating it. It's a nice neutral.

Tried on the Frond FTB bra, but it just seemed to fit weird. The cups were too visible or something. They didn't have the tank. I did like the solid luxtreme color of the Frond tho.

That's my report- hope it helps. I'm hoping for a nice vinyasa with no weird stripes in one of the cute spring colors.

Ching-a-ling said...

I agree with you, the Gingham Inkwell looks really nice with the Bleached Coral shorts, but the items look too tight on the blonde girl.

Anonymous said...

I have the Frond CRB. I'm a 4, it's fitted but I didn't find it unwearable. I wore it to ashtanga yoga and it was fine. Some of the thinner CRBs are a bit loose on me but aside from that size 4 has always been fine for me.

Yes! I knew I saw all green speeds not so long ago! I thought they were mint moment but obviously not. Excited to see more greens :)

Anonymous said...

I'm somewhat new to Lulu... so can someone explain to me what the difference is between the Still pants and the relaxed fit pants that are on Lulu's website right now? They look almost the same to me... ?

Anonymous said...

the still pant won't come in tall length only regular for this release - says my store educator. side note and i don't intend to sound mean - but if someone is sitting around in clothing for an extended period of time i think it's sort of not great to then still be considering returning it to the store for another person to buy. again, i'm not trying to be mean - it's just i think not very considerate.

Anonymous said...

The gingham CRB is like 47% scratchy polyester. the speed shorts with the gingham pattern are 2 way swift.
That light green you guys are talking about is a light version of the frond. when you look inside the free to be bra which is such a great color it has the light green color.
The WUC also have the polyester feel to them but it is not too bad.
The still pants don't have the poly and the material felt nice, I did not try those on. The bleached coral speeds are cute and they are also 4 way swift which I prefer.
the white swiftly LS seemed really thin to me in comparison to the black.
I checked several items and where they were made and LULU is obviously having stuff made in a number of places with possibly little QC
Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, China.

M

Anonymous said...

@4:19- that's silly. What are you afraid of? Germs? You don't get VD from clothing. I wash things before I wear them. Don't you?

Seattlite said...

Why I hate where I now live (we just moved) :
No LLL *le sigh* I miss Seattle..

I want the Forme Jacket sooo badly, but I have no idea how it fits.
Can someone give a length description review of it? Is it similar to the Define but just a little longer?
*end tantrum*

Anonymous said...

sort of OT - anyone who likes the new Ebb & Flow crops: are you sizing down or TTS? i got them in my TTS 8 and i love them (not sheer in deep coal) but i am worried that the waist is too loose. also, behind the knees. (i have lost a few pounds recently but will probably gain them back!) they are all gone in 6 on line, and i don't really feel like rushing to the store, but am thinking i might need a 6. any opinions?

Anonymous said...

I just purchased the inkwell gingham today and love it! I am a 4 in the define and the form. The fit is great and the length to me is similar to the define. It is not as snug fitting which I like. The shoulders do not pop out as others mention, at least not on me. I am 5'6 120 32dd, hope this helps:)
Heather

Anonymous said...

A few things ... Agree on the e&f, bought size 6 but should have gotten a 4. The waist seems just a little looser then the 1st run (measured it too, they are a 1/4" wider and they are new ) so I think they are going back. I am normally a 6 sometimes 4 in wunder unders. Also, the frond crb is a little tighter but I did not want to size up, the 6 had too much fabric in the middle so stayed with 4. If you are going to layer under the crb or have a bigger chest then a c cup size up. The fabric wasnt too bad, probably wear casually though. The still pants are nice, I wear 4 in studio pants and wear a 2 in the stills. The dune is pretty but showed my faults.. Bought the black but still deciding....will they be a lint magnet?!

RunLikeTheWind said...

The gingham CRB is most likely a size-up item for most. I'm in the smaller range for the size I normally buy, so it was more snug but not unwearable. The fabric is definitely more substantial, what I imagine the Ziggy CRBS were like. I don't mind the thicker fabric--camouflages bra lines. I wasn't buttery soft, but it wasn't scratchy...

Molly said...

Where are the Frond Gingham Speed Shorts?! I thought we were going to see these and I'm sooooo sad they're not part of the line!

Anonymous said...

LLA - something weird with the website. first, today, frond CRB was moved from CRB to CRB *gingham. Now it's totally gone. There's no way it sold out, and wouldn't it still be on there with all the sizes crossed out? Also, inkwell in Heart Ease shirt is available in 6 now, when it wasn't almost immediately after upload. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Thanks anonymous at 4:13! Very helpful, and also thanks for info on the dune stills - I was wondering about how forgiving they were. Guess I won't be getting those!

dixie said...

My mom ordered a Frond Gingham CRB for me (early birthday present..woohoo!)...i wasn't planning on getting anything of the latest collection because I wasn't that impressed or in love with anything. When I saw the CRB, I was surprised at how much I loved the color...it was a lot prettier than the pics I had seen online. I tried it on (I wear a size 4 in CRB and I'm a size 0 US/5'5 for reference) and I thought it fit a lot snugger than my other CRBs...but not enough to really bother me. The length was nice too. I'm thinking it's going to look nice with my pink shell scuba hoodie! can't wait to wear them! my mom also ordered a burning yellow (is that the name?) CRB for herself...it's going back. The color isn't that cute, it reminded me of pollen yellow.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:19 AM, disagree with you. When someone buys something and wears the item for a little bit at home (not ALL day), to see how it feels, doesn't chafe, does a few yoga moves, that is fine. That goes for a tank, shirt, pant, crop, jacket etc. This is just good sense. Also, in fact, educators will encourage you to try the item a bit a home before removing the hang tags. Sometimes you do find out things you will not in store, because you can't spend an hour in the change room and you can't walk around, move, stretch, and bend as normal. If you find out something pulls, chafes, otherwise irritates, does not fit well, is sheer etc., then back it goes. No one should be stuck with an expensive mistake! And yes, 100% you should always wash your new clothes (once you've committed and removed the tags) before you wear. Manufacturing, shipping/storage chemicals etc., and yes, perhaps someone else has tried it on. For pants, bad idea if you try on something 'commando' because a 'commando' may have gone before you and GROSS!! to anyone who does try on something 'commando'! However, I've seen discussion on this board where people admit to not washing before wear, and I've witnessed it at my yoga studio: brand new garments come out of a shopping bag, hang tags get ripped off and on the stuff goes.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:16 AM Relaxed Fit Pant vs. Still Pant. Relaxed Fit came out after Still and is actually a misnomer, imo. (I have both pants.) Relaxed Fit is actually NOT that relaxed. They are more fitted to your posterior and the thigh. Just more fitted, not tight if you're in your proper size (they are tts for me in all my LL bottoms). They have drawcords in the bottom of the pant, which are, imo, unflattering. Totally useless, I had them taken out and re-hemmed at the same length. I would have never have used them to hike up the pant and the length is good for me, didn't need them shortened. and I had them I like them much better without the drawcords. No front pockets on the RF, only a zip pocket on the backside. That pocket doesn't bother me but does for some. I am over the RF pant and would not buy another pair.

I LOVE my Still pants! Have originals from 2-3 years ago, not the current release...am waiting on the heathered coal to come out at my store. Still pant is not AS fitted to your posterior remains flattering, does a lovely drape down the back and is looser in the leg all the way down. Imo, a very classy casual pant that can be worn in a number of ways and you look very polished. The Still pant is actually a more true, relaxed design!

Both RF and Still have the dual waistband, where the drawcord holes are on the outside, wear with the waist high, or pull the drawcords in, fold the band down for a lower rise. These holes can be scratchy. Not everyone experiences it, but it does happen. In my RF they scratch, in Stills they do not. Stills are a size down item, whatever your regular size is in LLL, go at least one size down for Stills.


I would recommend you definitely try both on in store if you can, to see what you like best.