Then of course I decided that I should check out the store since I was already there and was in no hurry. Didn't really see anything new or exciting, but I saw a bunch of Ta Ta Tamer bras on sale for like $19 in bold blue - one of my favorite colors from the winter, so I decided to try one on. Then I thought, hey why not grab something else if you are already going into the fitting room? I spotted the Run:Like The Wind Singlet and decided to give it a try and also grabbed the Run:Empower Crop.
Hmm so the Ta Ta Tamer didn't work for me because it was too much like a regular bra vs. sports bra. The rather heavy padding on the cups made me feel like it would be too hot to wear for the gym. I pretty much only buy Lululemon for work out purposes, not street wear (even though I do wear my jackets around sometimes but they are still made of technical material), so that was a no. I had tried on the Empower Crop a long time ago and thought they were awfully long on me (I'm 5'5"). This time they looked cuter than I remembered, but still just a bit too long. I don't think it would be a good idea to hem these either because of the design near the hem, so that was a no again as well even though they were very comfortable and I could see how amazing they would be to run in. What really surprised me though, was the Run:Like The Wind Singlet which I went home with.
I remember seeing this tank a couple months ago when it first came out in a lavender/lime color combo (I think?) and thinking it looked strange on the hanger with the weird flap. It definitely didn't entice me to try it on. But I'm so glad I tried it on today! It's super cute! First of, I love this color passion. I didn't think I would like a red-ish orange-ish color this much - I'm more of a "cool" color palette type of person, but I really like how this color looks on me. I have the Push Ur Limits tank in passion. I don't normally buy different tanks in the same color, except for this one I guess!
I also do like the flap part. It's different, and I think it enhances my figure and gives an illusion of a smaller waist line. The flap lays pretty well on me, I think flatter than on the model. This tank is on the longer side and is form fitting, but a very flattering fit. I got it in my regular size 4 and I think it fits pretty well. I really love the circle mesh material as well - this is my first tank entirely in this material - I have a few others tanks/running tops with circle mesh here and there but not the whole thing. It's very light weight and comfortable, and seems to stay in place well. I can only imagine how awesome it will be to run in! Or any other exercise for that matter. I think it will keep me very cool, especially in the summer heat! I also like the contrasting coal colors around the arm pits (great for preventing pit stains!) and going up the racerback. I love how the back looks. It's very unique. Oh yeah, this tank also has a pretty good sized pocket on the side which is always a great feature to have.
This tank doesn't come with a built in bra, so when I got home I tried it on with a few different bras. I have 3 types of bras from Lululemon - Flow Y, Scoop Neck, and Not So Deep V. Unfortunately none of the 3 is completely hidden under this tank. The Flow Y doesn't show in the front, but the straps show a little bit on the back. The Scoop Neck is almost identical as the tank on the back, but the straps on the front are just a little thicker than the tank so it shows as well. The Not So Deep V shows a little bit on the front and the back. I think I prefer the look of the Flow Y the best. That is always my "go to" bra anyways and I have a bunch of them. The other two weren't bad though. It's always good to have choices.
The store also had white and black in this tank - both solid colors. I think the white one would be very cute too, but I have too many white tanks already and prefer the look of contrasting colors. If I fall in love with this tank even more after I try it out during my work out this weekend, then I might consider getting it in white as well. I think this tank was priced higher before, but it's been price adjusted to $42. That is really a pretty good deal in my opinion.
My only problem is, I have this rather weird/nerdy quirk (and I realize this may sound rather psycho) - I like to store my Lululemon tops in different drawers based on material and whether they have built in bra or not. For example, I have all my luon tops with built in bras in the same drawer(s) - such as Power Y, Scoop Neck, Athletic Deep V. Throwing in some luxtreme tops (Push Ur Limits, Swift Tank), and luon light tanks with built in bra such as Inner Strength. Then, I have all my Swiftly and other silverescent tops together, all my Cool Racerbacks together, all my lullure Dance Strap tanks together, and all my organic cotton tanks together. I stow away each item in the right place meticulous after each use/wash. So my problem with circle mesh is I don't know where to put it! I think it probably belongs best with either the silverescent tops for similar material or the Cool Racerbacks for similar style. Hmmmmm... something to ponder on!