New agogo wide legged wonder pants. They come in black and bordeaux. Interestingly, they’re made of the ascent fabric, which is from the men’s line (not sure if women’s pants have been made with this fabric up to this point).
But seriously, what did I JUST say last night? Lulu is all about crop tops and excessively baggy pants. How many ultra-baggy pants can they make in one 6-month period, really? These don’t have a dropcrotch, but…small consolation. Maybe these will look good on the right person with the right proportions but they look downright catastrophic here. If these were a tailored fit (not skin-tight but not loose) they might actually be a really nice crossover pant.
Oh hey speaking of cropped length tops! Also in the agogo capsule: good to go tee, in plush petal and bordeaux. It’s made of “swim” fabric–alright then. The baggy half-sleeve thing seems to be a popular motif also. This is another one that doesn’t look good here but might work in the right context.
The effortless dress rounds out the oversized agogo capsule. Like the top, it’s made of swim fabric. At the risk of stating the obvious, looks like you might need to size down 1-2x to get this to look nice. Base d on Britt’s picks last week it might be in stores today, so maybe we’ll see some flattering takes on this.
Here’s an interesting piece: flip your dog onesie. It includes the tank and the tights, and I think it only untucks in the front and is attached in the back. Also, the tank portion has loops that attach to your bra (no idea where these are–they’re not pictured), which is an interesting idea. Between this and the vestigan from last night, it seems like lulu is trying to venture into the “2-for-1” territory.
Rugged blue tonka stripe swiftly long sleeve.
En route crops look like they might be back. These were out last fall. Looks like a new run because these are diamond dot, which I don’t think were released before and is a colorway that lulu is doing a lot of right now.
The no limits tank isn’t dead yet! It was made in bumble berry/blossom stripe–maybe its last hurrah?
Ok, those pants are TRAGIC. Like beyond tragic. Loose pants are one thing but these are puffy too!! WTH Lulu. Also, can Lulu make a piece with NORMAL fitting sleeves. Either they’re super tight or like that agogo top, super loose with a non flattering boxy body. The one gorgeous thing is that NLT. I wonder if it will go straight to markdown since all of them are on sale now?
In general, they seem to be favoring a lot of extremes lately in terms of ultra-tight or ultra-loose. Not impressed…
I wondered the same thing re: NLT going straight to MD. Interestingly, none of the NLTs are on MD in Australia. I suppose we can’t rule out the possibility that this one won’t make it to North America since they’ve already announced the demise of NLTs. Hm.
I’m all about that NL tank. And GOSH those pants are hideous. I thought they were men’s pants for a second. I wish they would just get over this menswear aesthetic. Literally 3/4 of everything that’s been coming out lately has not been workout clothes. Which is funny because that’s what they’re supposed to be selling.
I would imagine they are trying to be trendy and innovative, but it’s a shame their execution is so often lacking. I agree they should be focusing more on great activewear right now, because I think that’s been suffering lately. Aside from some winning pieces here and there, they’ve been doing both things poorly instead of doing one of those things very well.
Love this: “It’s made of “swim” fabric–alright then.” You have a way with words…
My eyes glaze over the second the word “capsule” appears in association with lulu. I think the weirdest part is how their workout gear, from my perspective, tends to have a classic aesthetic, whereas these capsules are very… not classic. If they were going to make capsule collections, why wouldn’t they use a similar aesthetic to their workout stuff? I don’t remember seeing really weird workout stuff ever (quite possibly due to my sieve-like memory). That seems to be reserved for the capsules.
I guess it depends on your definition of what qualifies as “weird” for workout stuff. For example, the various shine leggings, the pleat to street skirt, wrapper’s delight tank, alight tank and bra, on the run singlet, and the RUNSIE, oh the runsie… I would qualify those as pushing the envelope, at least to *some* degree. Granted, they are somewhat limited in their creativity with workout clothes, since at the end of the day, it still has to be functional, ya know. No such limitations with the streetwear/crossover stuff.
I don’t think they chose the best model for those pants. or maybe it’s just that she needs to go up a size. or maybe they’re terrible no matter what. but they seem like they may look a little better if they’re not so tight in the waist/butt like they seem to be on her. then they’d seem more relaxed, instead of…. uptight… like they do here.
ah, I thought I had seen a better photo… over on lulumum there is one… http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PgT9k21UKRU/U_tpA1AWNoI/AAAAAAAAvJ8/Ny3dq3lHlqg/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2014-08-25%2Bat%2B9.47.22%2BAM.png
Ah yes I saw that pic. Often those pics are so stylized that I’m not sure they’re totally “honest” portrayals of the product, if that makes sense, so I tend to shy away from using them. I agree the proportions are weird in the stock pics, though. Still waiting to see these make it to stores…