Lululemon Explore Short
Oh I've been making way too many purchases on Lululemon's website because of the awesome deals! I think I had like 4 different packages coming. With free shipping, it is too easy to just keep making different orders!
Well I got the Explore Short in the mail today in "frisby chunk plaid". I never saw these in the store, but they look a lot like these Abercrombie plaid shorts I used to have that were too big for me so I had to sell them on ebay. So I decided that at $22, these were definitely worth buying. They turned out to be pretty cute. I got my usual size 4, and they fit perfectly. I really love how all Lululemon stuff fit so perfectly. They are brighter than they look in the picture, which I have found to be the case all the time. So I came to expect the color differences now and it wasn't a big shock to me. They are a bit shorter than I thought they would be - I figured they would fall right around the knee but they are actually about 2-3 inches above the knee. Oh well, not a big deal. Anyway, so these are cute little shorts to chill in in the summer. It says that they having wicking ability, but I don't think that I'd ever wear these to work out in. I would definitely wear them to go golfing though! Hmmm the original price is $76. Who would ever buy these for that much?
Lululemon Flow Y Bra
I got the Flow Y Bra IV in Chirp/ Dark Chirp Hippie as well. They went down from $42 to $15. So I couldn't resist, even though I have 3 other ones in this exact same style, just in different colors. I love this bra because the style is simple and fits well under tank or shirts. The back straps don't normally show through and sometimes the front peaks out a little from under the tank collars to show some color. I love the back mesh for more breathability as well. They are not a very high support bra, but I don't really need high support for my chest. I'm not that well endowed. I wear this bra to run in all the time, and it has worked very well.
My other ones are all size 4, but I had to get this one in size 6 because they were out of size 4. It fits pretty much the same in the back, but the front is a little loose. So as a result, the fabric in the front is not as smooth as it could be. But it's ok! I can deal with it. I think the print is pretty cute. It will definitely be cute under all my Cool Racerback tanks.
Lululemon Not So Deep V Bra
India Ink/ Mood Blue
Caribe/ Gulf Undulation
The back mesh part is very pretty
Detail in the front is very pretty as well
Of course the Not So Deep V Bras were on sale as well from $42 to $9, and I decided to snatch two of them up too! One in India Ink/ Mood Blue, and another in Caribe/ Gulf Undulation. I had never tried this style on before, because I don't normally like bras that are not smooth in the front. Sometimes when they are worn under thinner shirts or tanks, it just doesn't look so good. But for $9 I will get over that. Plus I do have 4 Athletic Deep V III tanks that are the same style as this bra in the front. They are very flattering and definitely make the cleavage look good!
I originally wanted to get only one of these bras since I really don't need any more sports bras, especially in a style I haven't tried on before. But after ordering the India Ink/Mood Blue color, the Caribe/Gulf Undulation showed up as well. I really love the pattern in the back mesh part and the different colors in the front, so I decided what the heck, and got it in a different order.
I have heard that this bra is more supportive than the Flow Y IV bra, and it's supposed to be awesome to run in. Most people tend to size up like they do with Athletic Deep V tanks. But I wear my regular size 4 in those tanks, so I wasn't sure if I should buy size 4 or 6 in the bra. So, I got size 4 in Caribe and size 6 in india ink. Ha! Best of both worlds. Hehe.
Well they both fit ok. Obviously 4 is tighter, but 6 is not bad either. But I do find that the cups of size 6 are longer, so the bottom band hits lower. It's a little weird. I'm used to my bras ending right at the rib cage. But it's not a deal breaker, I would still wear it. I don't think that I will be flapping around in it.
However, I find this bra a little hard to match with tops to go over it. It looks weird with a round neck top, which just happens to be the style of all my work out tanks. So I guess I could really only wear it under my long sleeve running tops or t-shirts. I will have to keep an eye out for things that could work well with these bras. But no matter what, I got both of them for half of the regular retail price of one so I can't complain!