Well I've been meaning to get another pair for a while, but I always put it off since I knew they would always be there. But last week when I was at the Lululemon store, I tried on the new ones and thought they were different. So I asked the girl who works there, and she told me that the new ones have less of a flare than before. Nooooo!! I loved the Groove pants exactly the way they were before! I know Lululemon makes quite a few other pant styles that are straight leg fit, so why change the Grooves?? I love how the Grooves fit over my sneakers perfectly without bunching. I like straight leg pants with boots or heels, but can't stand the look of them with sneakers! I feel like they fall on top of the sneakers awkwardly, and makes the legs look shorter and it throws off your whole proportion! I feel quite strongly about this. So I got scared and bought 3 pairs of the older Groove pants! So sad that they will probably be the last 3 pairs that I will be able to buy. I hope they last, umm, forever!
So the colors I bought from top to bottom are black with lolo / power purple as pictured on the model above, black and senorita pink, and coal and alarming quilt.
I didn't realize before, but the coal ones have the reflective logo on the left calve. I'm not really digging that, because I don't want them to have a logo where everyone can see it's work out wear. But it reverses to solid coal with the logo on the back waistband. So I'll likely be wearing them like that most of the time. I just really wanted a pair of coal groove pants. I love how both the purple and pink ones have the logo on the back waist on the color side as well as the all black side. The groove pants I have now are reversible, but both sides have different waistband patterns. They are nice too but I'm glad I will have solid black. Sometimes colors can be a hindrance. It will be nice to not have to stop and think about the color of the top I'm putting on to see if it will look too ridic with the waistband of my pants.
Well, I hope I will be set with these for the rest of my life! I guess to be fair, I didn't try on the new Grooves with sneakers, so I'm not sure if a couple inches narrower will look as bad as pure straight leg pants with sneakers. But hey, I thought they were pretty much perfect before, so they can only go downhill from there.