I think the web photos actually represent how these look in real life pretty well. The embossed print is subtle, but noticeable enough. It actually adds some shine to the fabric. I think it's very well done.
I love the details of these crops too. The waistband is wide and comfy, and the rise is actually pretty high. The back of the waistband has this cute gather detail:
There are side pockets too, but they don't go as deep as the Mod Moves crops. My iphone can fit vertically but sticks out a little bit on top.
I got these in my normal size, 4. The reviews online say that they are quite sheer. I don't think they are really THAT sheer. I mean... definitely not as thick as they can be. But it doesn't bother me, and to be honest, even my luxtreme crops from 2008-2009 (way before their sheerness issue started) stretch out and becomes a lighter color because of the skin color underneath (I always wear thongs), if you are in a deep bend. So I don't find these to be all that different. I also think the paisley pattern help camouflage anything underneath. Maybe these crops are worse in solid black. I didn't try them on though.
However, just to be fair, I should state that I am now kind of in between size 2 and 4 in Lululemon bottoms, whereas I was a solid size 4 before. Maybe that also contributes to why I don't think they are that sheer on me.
Anyways! Here are some pictures of them on me and some more detailed shots of the pants! I love them! Ripped the tag off right away. :)
|The lower portion of the back leg is all mesh|
|Gathered detail around the knee, and cute cuffs!|
I'm glad I got these instead of the cool racerback that I would maybe wear seldomly. I already wore these crops on Monday! They were great! So I'll definitely get more use out of these.