(Closed) Lululemon worth it?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

100% worth it to me since I have a long torso and Lululemon seems to be the only brand that makes tops that are long enough. No more constantly adjusting my top and pulling it down mid-workout! I was in heaven when I discovered the brand four years ago and have built up quite a collection of Cool Racerbacks, Power Ys, Scoop Neck Tanks, and other fun, strappy tanks. Of course, most of those are discontinued now so I do recognize that the brand has changed and lately it’s not for the better. Prices have gone up and quality has gone down. I still shop there, but not as regularly as I used to. I really only buy something if a fun new print or color comes out, and even then I inspect the items closely and don’t hesitate to return them if they aren’t up to snuff. 

That said, I’ve had no problem with sheer pants/crops as others have. Which is weird because I have huge hips and a bit of a booty so I’m not sure if that’s a sizing issue or what. Or maybe I’ve just gotten lucky and only picked the non-sheer styles/fabrics. I also love love love their fitted jackets like the Define and Forme (which is sadly discontinued). Oh so flattering on me and, again, they don’t look like crop tops on my torso like many jackets do. The Define is a huge splurge at $118 but I wear mine all the time once the weather gets cool enough.

I prefer to spend a little more money on something that is quality and will last. Items I’ve bought from Target and Old Navy just don’t hold up as long, stretch out, colors fade, and the fabrics aren’t as comfortable from the get go. I’d much rather save my money and buy one quality piece than fill my closet with clothes I’ll never reach for unless it’s laundry day. And I know it’s just a goofy mental thing, but I am much more motivated to work out when I can put on cute clothes that make me feel good while doing it. 

Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

For style and performance the best tops (flattering cuts, nice materials) and sports bras (no folds of back fat, easy to get in and out of, solid support) I found are from Nike.

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think Lululemon clothes are really cute…but I’ve somehow managed to never buy anything from there. I have a pretty wide mix of athletic clothes though–ranging from TJ Max cheap finds to high end running wear. Honestly, I think you can get what you need from both. Most of my nicer running clothes are from Brooks, and I love their stuff…but it is expensive. I actually only use it for winter because I run outside, and I think you need the best quality clothing you can get to stay warm during a winter run in Michigan. For summer stuff, or stuff I wear to the gym I really don’t notice any need for expensive stuff. My $20 capris from Kohl’s work as well as anything else, stand up to multiple washings per week and have lasted me for 2 years or more so far.

Post # 49
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m biased. I’ve used Old Navy / Gap workout gear mostly like 80%-90% of my gear. They have held up amazingly thru the years and I wash them frequently 3-4x a month (but I also make sure to wash in cold water and never dry them in a dyer, line only). They are comfortable and get the job done and have lasted. The only high priced leggings I brought were for look only. I spent $88. That’s insane but I love it. But I will not justify spending that amount on a consistant basis for something I’m gonna sweat in. 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

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haileyblue :  

Iviva is the kids to teen version of lulu….

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

For me it’s not worth it. We only go to the gym 3 days a week and I don’t wear leggings anywhere else.  Walmart is where I go for leggings

Post # 52
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Busy bee

I think lululemon is totally overrated and you are mostly paying for the label. I’ve had several C9 For Target pieces that have been amazing: a couple of pairs of leggings that have lasted me literally years (with tons of use – 4-5x per week, three seasons of the year) — they didn’t start to look pilly or faded until the 2 year mark, and only just a little bit. plus, no matter how old they are, they don’t get baggy in the knee (I’ve had this problem with super cheap leggings, like from wal mart). they don’t scoot down either (a problem I’m having with some old navy leggings).

C9 sports bras are also great: they fit me WAY better than lululemon and are long lasting.  

finally, I tried a pair of running gloves from lululemon that I wound up returing. they were barely warmer than thin cotton gloves, and they got all loose and baggy with only one wear. 

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

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WestCoastV :  I have a pair of black/navy reversible wunder unders and they are completely transparent when I bend over. I do have another pair the next size up, also see-through and they tend to slide down as they are a little big on me. I now wear Pearl Izumi or Sugoi leggings. These are also kind of expensive, but much better quality

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’ve been wearing Lulu for 15 years now (I live in Vancouver where the store originated). It is 100% worth it in my opinion. I buy a new pair of Lulu black leggings every year and wear them almost everyday. And they make my butt look great 😉 Love their sports bras and workout tops too. 100% recommend everything haha, I am a lulu addict!

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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molokoa :  yikes. That’s ridiculous. I have 2 pairs of the reversible wunder unders (hot pink/navy & bright blue/black) they are both really thick…to the point where I don’t like wearing them to hot yoga, because it’s essentially like wearing 2 pairs of pants at the same time. It sounds like the pairs you have are both defective! I wouldn’t be a fan either if I paid $$$ for defective merchandise! If you bought them semi recently you might try returning them…I had to return a pair of leggings because of QC issues (stitching came out) and they took the, back several months later without any issues. 

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