Aside from my visit to lulu for try-ons, I also dipped into Lorna Jane for a minute. I was on a mission: specifically, I wanted to try on the spot me 7/8 tights and matching bra. A simple, clean black and white geometric pattern is a wardrobe workhorse. There’s something about the way they did the dot pattern that was really playful and appealing to me.
Unfortunately, the moment I grabbed the crops, I had a feeling it wasn’t going to go well. The fabric immediately felt quite stiff and not soft at all. The feel of the fabric was definitely the biggest turn-off. I really, really didn’t like the feeling of the fabric. It was neither comfortable nor luxurious.
I soldiered on and put them on anyway. The pair I grabbed was a size XS, which is normally a good fit for me in Lorna Jane bottoms. These didn’t fit well at all. The legs were a bit tight while the hips and waist felt slightly loose, which creates the vague feeling that they’re being pulled downward. They do have the continuous drawcord at the waist, but they definitely didn’t form to my body in a way that felt comfortable and secure. Although nothing necessarily looks off in the photos, how I felt wearing them was a different story.
On the plus side, the spot me bra fit me better than LJ’s bras normally do. Out of the many I’ve tried, most of them cut into my breast tissue and create a quad-boob effect while simultaneously being too loose in the band. This bra actually fit pretty well. It came up high enough not to cut in, and the band did not gape. Another nice touch is the adjustable straps in the back. The fabric was not an issue because the bra is lined with a different type of material, so the stiff material of the print is basically just decoration on the outside. Like with most thin-strapped styles, the support was low on me.
Also, it’s cute as hell. Unfortunately, I only wanted the bra insofar as I had the pants to match. The low support means it’s not all that practical for me, so I simply couldn’t justify it.
Overall, it’s a shame the set didn’t work out, because if the fabric and fit had been more up to par, I would’ve bought the set in a heartbeat. Definitely disappointed that these did not work out. :(