I was initially excited about this tank because I really like the color and the subtle "pearly-ness" in the fabric, and the material felt nice and silky to the touch. It's a great neutral to have other than black, white and coal. I also like the reverse side stitching contrast with the pigeon color. It's the perfect color for summer and goes with pretty much everything.
But after my workout I really was not impressed and am now kind of wishing I hadn't used it already so I could return it. The material felt a little too thick and stiff when I was doing cardio and weights yesterday. It reminded me of the old Lullure fabric Lululemon used to make which I have in my older Dance Strap tanks. While I like the sheen that the material gives in those tanks, I never wear them for hard workouts because the material is heavy and the tanks are rather low support and low cut. So I normally just wear them to pilates or yoga, and they are fine for that. I think pearl luxtreme is slightly thinner than lullure, and not as stiff. But this material and fit were just not to my liking. Not to mention it kept creeping its way up as I was moving around. I wasn't even wearing luxtreme bottoms! When I wear my normal cool racerbacks to workout in, you can usually see a good inch or two of the front of my bra underneath and the tank never moves up. But yesterday the tank creeped up so much that the bra was completely hidden at one point. When I looked at myself in the mirror, I noticed that the whole body of the tank had moved up by a few inches, there were so many wrinkles on me I felt like a bull dog. And it stopped at a really unflattering point where the light was hitting the shine in the fabric, it created a shadow along the stomach giving it a pooch look. Seriously I thought I was either really bloated or preggers for a second. It may have been a unfortunate lighting coincidence, but it didn't make me feel too cute.
I will give this tank another shot later to see how it works as I do still love the color. If it performs under expectations again I will likely be selling it. I have 2 dressers with total 6 drawers dedicated entirely to my cool racerbacks and other Lululemon tanks and bras, but I still have a hard time closing the drawers sometimes. So I really need to reserve the space for only the ones I love (yes my drawer space is premium real estate!).