Well today I had my eye on the Flow and Go tank.
I tried on the alarming/coal in a size 6, which is one size up from my normal tank size because they were out of size 4s. I really liked it, especially the back! I have to say this tank was very hard to put on though, which a million straps to figure out, and a built in bra that is supported by the two bottom horizontal straps that can be seen on the back picture above. I think I finally got it on my 3rd try?!? After I put it on though, it was worth the trouble! It's a very sexy tank, and the back is very unique looking. It's made of circle mesh and it's just so comfortable. The size 6 fit fine through the body since it's supposed to be baggy, however, the chest was just a little too loose and I had extra fabric chilling under my armpits. Also the straps that criss cross in the back were kind of falling off my shoulders too. I didn't have it pulled all the way down like the Lululemon model has it on the pic above, so the back created a pooch which resembled a diaper bag or something. So it wasn't going to work. I had the store call the other stores nearby to see if any had a size 4 in this color.
Well apparently this tank is super popular! Because the SoCal stores just got them this week, and none of the nearby stores had a size 4 anymore. We literally called every store. Also I guess not all stores here got this tank to begin with. Santa Monica only got oasis and citron, not alarming. Kind of surprising since it's the largest store in the area. We even called the GEC for phone sales and it was out of stock. They then did a country wide stock search or something, and found a store in Seattle and a store in New York that had it. Just when we were about to call up Seattle and have them ship it, the El Segundo store came back with a positive! So, I had to drive my ass all the way down there. I guess I really wanted this tank, otherwise I would've just said it's not meant to be and called it a day. Luckily there wasn't any traffic at all, so I got there in 15 minutes. I didn't have any time to try it on there because I had to drive all the way back to my side of town for my pilates session. So it wasn't until I got home that I could put it on.
Hmm... now I'm perplexed. The chest definitely fits way better in the 4 - more supportive than I thought it would be actually. But the back "V" doesn't go as low as the size 6. I really liked how well it draped with the 6 on, it kind of went all the way down and looked very effortless. The 4, while not tight, just doesn't drape. The neck strap and the two horizontal bra straps on the back are just a wee bit too tight for my liking too and I think the neck one would pull after a while. Although my neck/shoulders are sore right now from being stuck with the 15 pound kettlebell in class yesterday when I was running late. So that could be making my neck extra sensitive. But otherwise I do love how this tank looks. The front looks gorgeous too, and the color combo is great. I never liked alarming much, but the color looks more muted in this top I think. I also have groove pants from last year or year before, that has a band of alarming that would match.
So I guess I really need a size 5 for this tank to fit me how I want it to. But I think I'm going to keep the size 4 and play with it so it falls well in the back. And maybe it will motivate me to lose a few pounds too! After all that work to get my hands on this tank, I feel like it's only principle that I keep it. Haha. But the tag will stay on for me to change my mind a million times a day!