In the Flow crops:
So I love the seamless knit material of the In the Flow crops. I do own 2 pairs of the Ebb & Flow crops which were the first crops Lululemon made in this material. The material is super comfy and the waistband does amazing things to hold you in place and smooth you out. But one thing that really bothers me about the In the Flow crops is the logo placement. Why is it so high up, in the middle of the thigh?? It's really weird. Actually I tried on the plum In the Flow crops when they were in stores, and didn't buy them because of it. I would much prefer it if they would just move it down 3-4 inches.
But anyways, aside from that, deep zinfandel looks lighter and has more of a red undertone than I thought it would. For some reason I thought it was closer to the older black swan color, which is a very dark, almost black, purple. These are kind of purple-y and kind of plum-y. I actually put them side by side with my bordeaux drama wunder under crops and plum nice asana jacket (which by the way is on sale now for only $79 so you should totally get one because it's awesome). Deep zinfandel is actually quite different from those 2 colors, and definitely looks more purple. So I am not as disappointed as I was when I first opened the package.
|Plum across the top, bordeaux on the left, deep zinfandel Inspires in the middle and In the Flows on the right|
So I think the fact that the logo placement is freaking weird on the In the Flow crops and the fact that the color is heathered, I have made the decision of keeping the Inspire crops. I actually really like these Inspire crops. I think the macro micro stripes on the waistband looks nice. I also love that the calves don't have a contrasting color. It makes matching much easier. Here it is on me, in my usual size 4:
|Mesh behind the knees/calves|
Here are the In the Flow crops on me in the same size... it looks a little weird with the tag next to my knee lol:
The Inspire crops have slightly more coverage I think, which is very nice because luxtreme material tends to be more on the sheer side. Again, you can see some outline of underwear if you are in a deep bend in the Inspires, but really not bad at all. I'm pretty happy with them despite the color not being what I thought. I think I'll cut the tag off and wear them tomorrow!
I have a lot of tanks that will go with deep zinfandel. I think pretty much all pinks, greens, purples and yellows will look nice with them. So I'll definitely be able to wear them a lot. It's always nice to veer away from black and gray bottoms once in a while!