But anyway, I tried on a bunch of stuff at the store today, but only came home with the new Flow and Go tank in faded zap. I bought the original version of this tank in alarming a couple years ago, and I bought the deep indigo one last year. I sold the original one on ebay, for something ridiculous like $128?!? Did not expect that, but good for my wallet lol. And I still haven't taken off the tag of my deep indigo one. I'm thinking I'll sell it on ebay soon too, be interesting to see how much it goes now. The reason I still haven't worn it is because I always felt a little insecure in it. The straps are not tight enough, especially the ones connected to the bra. So I would be a little afraid of falling out of it. Maybe this is also because I got it in a size 6 since I liked how the back draped better. But it's just a little big for me.
So anyway, I was pleasantly surprised when I tried on the new version in faded zap. The straps are now flat instead of round, which makes them stay better. And also the neck strap and the bottom of the bra straps are wider so they are more supportive. There's no way to fall out of this tank now! Yay! I bought it in size 4. I think this is the correct size for me. I actually wasn't a fan of faded zap when it first came out a few years ago, but I like it in the petit dot cool racerback and in this tank. Here's what it looks like on me:
Closer up of the back...
And the front view:
In addition to the straps, the mesh body is also different now. The deep indigo one had circle mesh, and this one has micro diamond mesh. I think circle mesh feels smoother and a bit silkier, and micro diamond mesh feels more matte-like. And as the names suggest, circle mesh has little circles in it, and micro diamond mesh has little diamond shapes. The micro diamonds are smaller than the circles, making the material look denser and probably why feels more matte. But really the difference isn't that big between the two.
Here are the two side by side:
So you can see that the new tank's halter neck strap has been reinforced with a wider strap, which gives more support. And the bra straps are tighter than before, with the bottom one being wider as well. The flat straps makes them stay better, and I think they look better too. Not as flimsy/cheap looking as the old rounded ones.
Here are closer ups of each:
So I think I'm actually going to take the tag off of this tank and wear it this time lol. This time around it also comes in pop orange, black and white. I briefly considered pop orange for a second, but I'm really not a fan of orangey/samony/coral type of colors. Plus I have the No Limit tank in flash, which is similar but so much better looking color. So faded zap it is!