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confirmed - you have to be about 17 to wear the new swim line! lulu - I love you for leggings, jackets & tanks but sticking to athleta when it comes to swimwear.
Lol - And Roxy has so many more cute suits for that age, why would any 17 year old buy lulu? I really like the Athleta suit I bought last summer. I would definitely recommend them. I don't know why Lululemon's swim line effort is so half-assed. There is so much competition for swimwear dollars, they really need to step it up.
The swim line looks good on these women, but it does not work for those who have natural, gravitated girls. I tried them on at the store today and it did nothing to support/shape my natural D's. I guess if you have perky girls that can defy gravity, you will look good in anything...
What is up with that one piece? Boring! The only pieces I like are the triangle top and bikini bottom, but other companies offer better styles at lower prices...
That one piece makes a Speedo look sexy! Not good. I'm holding my breath that my Lulu bikini looks cute on when it arrives.
Whew, glad I didn't buy one of those suits!! Love my athleta swim suit!
Horrible. Just horrible.
What is up with all the tatted women lately? You would think Lulu would have a classier following....
I bought an athleta bikini last summer and its awesome. It's nice because they pieces that are not super skimpy. I got a halter style top and 'string' bottoms but they are totally full coverage. I've never worn a bikini top that I didn't have to adjust like this one despite being a DD cup. So happy with the purchases. Yeah, no interest in the swim line.
@ LLA -- haha "half-assed" - like the coverage!
Totally OT, but I need express my excitement about wearing my frond ocean stripe CRB for a half marathon on St. Pat's Day this weekend. So excited! I have the matching headband, too. I kind of want to stop in my store and pick up the matching frond warm up pullover, but I can't justify it for 1 race when I have plenty of long-sleeved Rulu at this point. And it's warm enough that I'll probably run in the tank and crops. The warmup top would literally be for pre-race only. And I don't normally wear matchy-matchy workout clothes. At least I was able to scoop up some green before the race. Yay, Lulu, for finally giving us non-mint, non-neon greens! Happy Patty's day, everyone!
Did anyone else notice the amazing markdown on the Free to be bra? A grand total of $0. Well done Lulu, with bargains like that how can anyone resist your gear?
Can anyone tell me when LLL usually puts out new Swiftly 1/2 zips? They haven't had a new one since early last fall. I layer with them in the spring and really need some new colors. Thanks in advance!
OT: In the WMTM section, the Free to Be Bra in laceoflage beaming blue is priced at $42 which is the regular price of Free to Be bras.
The ladies look older than 17. I really like the way the bathing suits look on them, I do agree that you have to be thin to be able to wear these.I think that lulu is getting better with the bathing suit line, but I do agree that they are targeting women who are thin and in excellent shape, I am glad these pictures show busty ladies.M
I can't wait to get my fresh teal/very green swiftly LS, love the color combo so much!Also, I got my very green in the flow crops. I took a gamble on them fully expecting them to be sheer, but they aren't sheer on me at all, I ordered my TTS size 4. I must have gotten a good batch.
so because these women have tattoos makes them classless? watch what you say, these women are beautiful and their tattoos rock. you probably just couldnt pull a tattoo off or are ashamed of your body. dont judge other people because of their choices.
@ anon 6:34 am - wow, you're honestly trying to insinuate that tattooed women are less classy than non-tattooed women? That's insane. INSANE. To be frank, your comment is the only thing i see that's unclassy. sincerely, tattooed AND classy lady.
Agree with all in regards to Athleta's swimwear. Love the fit and quality. I love my two pieces but for this year's one piece, I'm rocking this, in sour apple!http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=90829&vid=1&pid=413972052:)
i just tried on all the swim stuff. meh. bought some of the tops, but the bottoms are teeeeeeny. FYI, no stores in my area for the board balance top in green. :( or the in the flow crops in green either. grrrrr....
Great we have women judging women on this blog! i do not have tattoos but i do not judge those who do. sad! let us support eachnother in our choices!
@anon 6:34 I have a few tattoos and that doesn't mean I am not classy....
@ anon 6:34 am - What can I say, it's really in to have a tattoo these days. It's a trend I missed out on but it's pretty mainstream.
@ anon 9:58 pm - I agree- very boring. The thing is these women have nice bodies and most of the suits do nothing to enhance them.
I agree, it's hard to find anyone 18-40 with out any tattoos. It's the cool thing to do... I like the look but I wouldn't do it. The tramp stamp on her back is a little bit dated tho.
How old you must be to think that any woman who has a tattoo is not classy..lol..I think the ladies look great im their swimwear!! Of course lulu is designing pieces targeted at women who are fit and toned..last time I checked it was an athletica company.
I love tattoos.. maybe you're from a more "conservative" area but here in San Diego tattoos are pretty mainstream. That woman looks gorgeous and I love her ink.
Today I learned that because I have a half-sleeve, that I have no class. Pretty class-less stereotyping, imo.
I have the Sandy Savasana top and bottom in inkwell/black and I'm happy with them. I'm neither 17 nor have a "perfect" body but I think the suit is flattering and comfortable.I sized up from a 6 to an 8 in the bottom and it helps in terms of coverage.The top is TTS. It is quite sexy, lots of cleavage, but adequate coverage. The inkwell/black combo is a nice departure from your basic black bikini. I'm just not into the easter egg colors of the other suits.
Michael Strahan said it best, "I treat my body like a Ferrari. Are you really going to put a bumper sticker on that?" To each her own on tattoos...
I also bought an Athleta tankini in Sour Apple, how funny. Coverage on the rear, but plenty of suits that you can buy if you want to show more up top, according to your taste. With Lulu, it's all or nothing. Butt cheeks out and all.
please don't make rude comments about these ladies, they are doing us a favor by modeling this bathing suit line that your average woman would be too ashamed to wear in public and they look great.M
@anon 6:34 am - Seriously? Grow up. It's 2013 and tattoos are pretty common. I'm a teacher and I have five. My principal has a few as well. Would you call my principal, who has been an educator and motivational public speaker for 30+ years classless? I think not. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but the purpose of this blog is to talk about Lulu products, not cut other women down. That happens often enough in the "real" world. Classless indeed. :/
@ 6:34 AM, wow aren't you a piece of work! Same with 10:26. Cannot stand judgmental people! Some women can be such b*tches!! Agree with another's comment that your remarks alone make you the ones without class! I know quite a few top notch, class acts that have a tattoo or tattoos. They did not do it to be cool. They gave it a lot of thought, did it either out of creative self expression or to honor someone (living or dead) in their lives.Good luck to you living in the toxic non-tattooed skin of a b*tch with a nasty, judgmental attitude: happy to NOT have you in my life.
While I don't think that comment was necessary (and I have no problem with someone getting a tattoo), I don't think classy is necessarily what you're going for with a tattoo. Edgy or trendy? Sure. Classy? Probably not. They are definitely popular, though.
@anon 7:47 - are you doing the nyc half this weekend? i am - if so good luck to you and rock on with your CRB!! woo-hoo!!!
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There are beautiful women and I am sure there are intelligent women with tattoos. Classy is not the first thing that comes to mind though. Trendy, perhaps. Classy or ladylike...I would say no. Nor is using foul language. Most people I know with tattoos regret it later on, but to each his own. This just does not seem like the type of clothing women with lots of tattoos would be modeling, that's all. For the comment of someone being ashamed of their body because they DON'T have tattoos is ridiculous. Maybe if I was ashamed of it I would try to hide it with ink. Back to the clothing, I think the swim line is cute. I am ready for new colors though. Getting tired of all the pinks and greens!
@ yogibabe~That's a super cute suit! Thanks for the link share:). Also, longtime no post - miss you!I'm in my 20's, live in a liberal area of Southern California and (proudly) have no tattoos. No judgement here, to each their own.Have to say though, one of the new lulu models has a small tat of "Hope" on her outside wrist and I dig it. Super cute IMO and understated.You can view it here: http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-tanks/Practice-Freely-Tankin the fresh teal color. And sorry in advance LLA if my HTML coding is off or doesn't show correctly:x.
To sum it up in a nutshell.... Can any woman who is "all tatted up" honestly say they were going for a "classy" look? Really?
Honestly.... I care neither way about tattoos, but to suggest that this blog comment posts is not judgemental is laughable. Many times I have heard people refer to those with teeny, tiny muffin-tops as fat or "unheathly". A little fat (dare I say even a fair share) does not mean you do not work out or re unhealthy. It is a very prevalent and rude assumption made often in these discussions. Often these comments are made with very little reference to the clothes or how they fit and are simply catty in nature. I say all commenters should think first and not make judgements about the women in the photos and focus on the clothes.
come on ladies who cares? people express their opinions and alot think they look unclassy- grow a thicker skin- seriously!!! i'm w/ lla all the ladies have them these days- i had one and had it remove cost 3,000 took several tx over the course of almost two years and it was only 3X2, I grew to hate the thing it was 20 yrs old and let me tell ya i loved it at the time I got it, then it was a big black mistake for years i'm so glad its gone- phwew
I made the 17 yr old comment and just to clarify meant absolutely no disrespect to these ladies- they are brave young souls to put themselves out there in skimpy bathing suits and they look great. I'd just like to see suits for athletic women that have some support and a bit more coverage. Being an athletic company, you would think that is what you'd get- especially considering how much attention to detail and functionality goes into most of lulus other products. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. Obviously this line appeals to someone because its pretty much sold out!
Thank you my Lulu-sister; I completely agree!
I don't have any tattoos, and I honestly don't really like them (just a matter of personal tastes-although some of the ones I've seen really are beautiful), but to judge a person's personality and the way they act based on any aspect of their appearance is very unsophisticated and,well, without class. Class is a personality trait and an attribute, not about appearance (in my opinion). The woman wearing leather pants and a ripped up Harley Davidson tshirt with her arm band tattoo can be a classier person that the woman standing beside her wearing a Chanel 3-piece suit and a string of pearls. From what I've seen, a lot of tattoos are a beautiful, poetic expression, not something to "shock and be edgy" .
Nope, not NYC. Just a small race in TN. But good luck to you, too!
@ 6:31 PM, agreed.@ 4:00 AM completely agree with everything you said, especially "Class is a personality trait and an attribute, not about appearance (in my opinion)."Comments by many on this blog have absolutely demonstrated a total absence of class. I actually realized those here now make it an unwelcoming and judgmental "community" and this type of stuff makes it toxic. It always seems to rear its ugly head in one way or another. As of now, I will not be reading comments, or making any (always friendly and kind). I'll still look at images. Thank you to the ladies who model the clothes and provide the images. Thank you LLA for your hard work.
What the French toast......these girls look great tattoos or no tattoos. Honestly i am older yet work with many younger people...The fact that I do notHave a tatoo does not make me classy it just dates me. It is a generation thing and completely in the norm!
Sometimes when I read these comments...I really laugh out loud.When I first saw the comment re: tattoos and it being "unclassy" I knew there was going to be backlash.Either way, this thread (as have a few other threads) been quite entertaining. I must thank you for taking me out my insane life (dealing with a developmentally delayed child...) and communicating with each other about our own opinions...from clothes, to muffin top, to camel toe, to tattoos, to our own family (hope you guys are in smoother times LLA)! Even though some of the comments are a little harsh to one another, I thoroughly enjoy all of it! Thanks LLA and all you other LLAs out there =)Now, onto the clothes...I am still debating about the black in the flow crops. I purchased them yesterday...the reason why I hesitate:1. hubs doesn't know I bought them2. they are kind of $$$3. I don't really need another pair of crops...BUT they are different from the ones I have.4. I really like them.Now, can any of you guys offer me an arguement for weather I should keep them or return them? Thanks a lot
Wearing a Chanel suit doesn't give you class. But neither do tattoes. Sorry but that's the truth. No matter the age, the generation, the location, the money or the position. Ink on the skin sigmatizes, just like piercings. That is the reality.That being said, the girl is stunning and is rocking every piece she is modeling. Her tattoes are her very personal choice and as such, worth of repect.
Sooooo entertaining! A million ladies trying to defend the classiness of a woman with a giant tattoo climbing out the back of her swim bottoms! Thank you!!!
I'm 34 and have no tattoos and definitely don't want any! I've seen pretty and artistic ones but its not my style to ink myself. I dislike them on men and while I wouldn't rule a guy out who has them they are a turn off for me. My favorite thing to laugh other than these fugly swimsuits is the judgements cast by those who are lambasting others for being judgmental lol. Really?
Anon.@1:35PM.... I tried the black flow crops and I found them extremely sheer and really poor quality, and this without even bending over ! I returned mine. I have a lot of Lulu, including the 1st edition of Ebb&Flow (which were the best of the bunch).
Didn't you get the memo judgmental ones who can only see as far as outdated stereotypes and think "ink stigmatizes": times have changed. Btw, Iman (yes, the stunning woman and human being) has two tattoos. If you're unaware, she is the epitome of classy. Don't even try argue otherwise.You're a little late, but get with modern times. Hilarious that some people who who wear LLL have no clue and are so judgmental. Appalling.
i am not suprised or appalled! a bunch of zero class, elitest, one percenters want to OWN this brand. but many regular folk can afford it. if you are offended, maybe you should try something with a higher price point. sorry, but this brand and its price point appeals to the masses. tattoos, no tattoos, single moms, doctors, servers, teachers, sahm's, and students!!!!
Yes, it is very SAD how times have changed and what is considered mainstream these days. Sad indeed.
The girl may be beautiful and fit, but as another pointed out, there is NOTHING classy about an enormous tatto climbing out of swim bottoms!!
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