Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday Reviews : LuluLemon Favorites

Hello!! I'm really happy that it's Wednesday (which means one step closer to the weekend!)

For today's review, I wanted to talk about some of my favorite pieces from Lululemon.  I'm still fairly new to the company, but most of the things that I've tried are considered staples by many.  Some have been home runs and some have been big regrets.  I wanted to talk about them all and share what I would recommend!  Be sure to leave a mini review of your favorites (whether or not they're from Lulu!)


Energy Bra

Colors: white and crosscourt petal black clarity

Size: 4

Source: Lululemon
I absolutely LOVE this sports bra.  The back is really interesting and has crossing straps, sometimes in different colors.  It's also lightly padded, and I can wear it for any activity- from running to yoga.  There are so many beautiful designs and colors, and it seems that there are constantly new ones being released.  It looks great under tank tops, where you can sometimes see the straps peek out.  I've never had any problems with the straps moving around or the bra being uncomfortable.


Speed Short

Color: star crushed black cherry

Size: 4


These shorts are extremely comfortable and have great patterns as well.  They are on the shorter side, but don't ride up when I run.  There's also a zippered pocked in the back as well as deep pockets in the waistband that are perfect for holding keys or gel packets. The sides of the shorts are stitched in a few spots rather than completely sewed shut, which keeps your legs cool without exposing anything.


Run Time Short

Color: floral sport black multi

Size: 4

My latest purchase, which was an accident.  I wanted a new pair of speed shorts, but didn't like any of their current stock in my size and loved the pattern on these.  They're are slightly longer than the speed shorts, which I actually liked as soon as I tried them on!  They are a perfect length for running, and I could even wear these for my Group Power class.  I love the fabric of these, and they are really soft and comfortable.  The band is nice and wide, so I don't have to worry about it cutting in to my sides or falling down.  Love these!


Wunder Under Crop

Color: naval blue

Size: 6


These crops are the absolute best, and I know that I'll be adding to my collection sometime in the future.  The material is thick and soft, and makes your lower half look AMAZING.  The waist is not too high or low, and never falls down during any workout I've used these for.  I love how these look so much that I throw them on to run errands!  I've worn these for everything from spinning to yoga to running and highly recommend getting at least one pair.


You'll notice that I don't mention any tops in this review.  I have two Lululemon tops: the swiftly tee and cool racerback.  I like how both of them look and wear them a decent amount, but I won't be purchasing any more.  I have a very short torso and basically no waist (I have a very straight body type).  Their tops seem to be made for taller women with small waists, so they don't work on me!

The cool racerback is extremely long on me and I find the material too thick and heavy.  I absolutely love the sugar crush multi print, which looks beautiful!  The swiftly is not flattering at all on my body type, but I do love the neutral shade of heathered black and love how lightweight it is.  I find both of these to ride up constantly when I run, which is annoying.  As much as I love how their tops look on other people (see Jennifer and Suzanne for great reviews!) I will sadly not be purchasing any more.  My wallet is glad but I'm a bit disappointed!

What are some of your favorite Lululemon products?
Have you ever been disappointed in a hyped-up product?
Where do you shop for your workout gear?

21 comments:

  1. I have one of the Energy sport bras, but it pales in comparison to the All Sport Bra! They are very similar designs, but I like the nice wide straps of the All Sport Bra more than the thinner energy straps. I have a couple pairs of the speed shorts but they aren't quite the right fit for my body type.

    Other workout gear that I love: Athleta Chi tops. I own two of the racerback tanks and one of the long sleeves. The material is so soft and so comfortable. I want to wear these shirts all the time! I also am a huge fan of Athleta's return policy (you can return any item at any time). So if you try a pair of shorts and they end up riding up while you run (or whatever) you can just return them.

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    1. I went into an Athleta for the first time last week! Unfortunately the chi top was just a bit too loose on me so I wasn't a fan :( Their bottoms were much better for me and I fell in love with the chatarunga tights. Definitely going to be purchasing a pair in the near future :)

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  2. Love Lulu! My faves are - the fluffover mittens, the run inspire crops, run swiftly long and short sleeve shirts, the visor and one of the wide headbands (forget what its called!)

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    1. I have to try the run inspire crops! I'm also in love with their hats and visors. So many things on my wishlist!

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  3. I don't shop of Lululemon but I think good sports bras and running gear are a must. I look back on what I used to run in and I shudder. How did I not chafe all the time?

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    1. I know right! I ran my first race about 15 years ago, and in the pictures everyone's in cotton t shirts and regular shoes. Times sure have changed since then! High tech fabric wasn't even a thing. No wonder running was such a small sport!

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  4. Lulu is the absolute best! I'm obsessed with their Speed short, Run Inspire crops, and their run swiftly t's and tanks. However I will say while I find the shorts and crops super durable, their tanks and t's seem to stretch and wear rather quickly. I find as soon as I start sweating the tops almost stretch down and are past my hips. Not my favorite, but let's be real, I'll still wear them. I've never tried one of their bras but I really want to!

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    1. Haha I know what you mean! I'm honestly relieved that there's something that I don't LOVE, otherwise I would definitely not have any will power and would end up in debt!

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  5. i don't own any lululemon! but i am in the market for some new capris and those ones do look amazing. thanks for the detailed reviews!

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    1. Thanks Kristen! I'm glad this was helpful :)

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  6. Agree completely about the Energy Bras. They are my favorite, and I have them in a bunch of colors. The All Sport Bras (not currently out but probably will be again soon) are very similar in terms of support and comfort, so if you see a color in that that doesn't come out in the Energy Bra, it's basically the same except with different straps. I have never been comfortable in shorts until I tried Lulu's! I have the Tracker Shorts, which are the longest length since I have bigger legs. They're so flattering and so comfortable! As for the tops, I agree about the Swiftlys. They ride up like crazy! I have only one tank, and it rides up when I wear it with Lulu bottoms. But I do buy the long-sleeve ones and wear them as a base layer in winter. I tuck them into my tights so they don't ride up. I think they are crazy expensive so always get them marked down. As for the cool racerbacks, I'm sorry that was a miss for you! They are my favorite tank, but I do not wear them for summer running. I wear them for everything else, though--even at work! Both the Swifty and CRB are very fitted--maybe one of their other styles would work for you? My absolutely favorite Lulu item is the Speed Tights. I wear them all fall and winter so get a lot of use out of them. They come in different weights, so I have some good for just cool weather to the craziest below-zero wind chills we had last winter. They have a ton of pockets including the side pockets that I find so useful. And they're incredibly flattering and comfy! Usually Lulu only starts releasing them in the fall, but for some reason they have some out now. Check them out next time you're in the store!

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    1. I blame you for my new-found Lulu obsession! Now, of course, I have to add a few more items to my must-try list. You're a bad influence! But seriously those speed tights look amazing and I want about 3 different pairs on the site.

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  7. I really need to buy a pair of wunder under crops. My sister in law has a bright pink pair and they look amazing on her and she always tells me how comfy they are. I've got the opposite problem as you... I have a super long torso and shorter legs. My torso is so long that I can't wear regular one piece bathing suits. I look like a frigging T-Rex!

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    1. You would love them! Canada has really cute styles that we don't get here, so I hope you'll love them :) That image in my head is hilarious, so thanks for sharing!

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  8. I have a few of the energy bras and I really like them. Mine are mint green and light purple, so they add a little pop of color under my (mostly) black workout wardrobe. I honestly haven't seen anyone who can pull off the swiftly shirt. I tried it on and it looked awful!

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    1. That's good to know that it's not just me!! I look at least 20 pounds heavier...not a good look! Love the idea of a bright bra peeking out of all-black. Cute!

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  9. I've been looking for new shorts for while as my current ones don't have any pockets (Nike Pro Shorts). I might have to give Lululemon another try. I bought some of their clothes a few years ago when I first started running, but I was a bit turned off by how flashy they are (attracting attention to my legs is something I try to avoid!). Thanks for the thorough reviews! I love that bra top as well even though I don't technically need a new one right now... :D

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    1. They definitely have some more toned-down shorts now! I hope you like them if you try them out. They're amazing!

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  10. Believe it or not, I am OBSESSED with Old Navy shorts and running tanks! They are inexpensive, comfy, and have lasted several years. Lululemon is always great, too, I love their sports bras!

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    1. I have a few ON active tops and love them! Never tried their shorts so I might have to take a trip :) Thanks for the suggestion!

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  11. I LOVE the wunder under crops :) so comfy! And the speed shorts, too. I don't have any of their sports bras. I don't think I have enough boobs to justify getting one, since they don't need much support...haha.

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