Run: Speed Short *4-way Stretch
Quality control with sizing :(
I have been supporter of lulu for a decade now, however I am getting more and more frustrated like many of your reviewers, with the sizing of control issues. Why should a size 6 fit like a 4 or a 4 that fits like a bigger size continue to happen? Or that the bum fit or length is different in the same short just a different pattern or colour? I find this happening more in these speed shorts than anything else.
I do not live in a centre where there is a lulu store so I have to shop on-line mostly, which I do at least once a week. It is beyond frustrating when I can no longer count on the company to send out properly sized items in a style they have had forever! I love this short and own over 10 pairs, but the last 4 or 5 months the sizing has been so inconsistent for someone who is consistently a 6 top and bottom in lulu (5'8 and 130 lbs) Can you explain how this happens for some shorts but not others? I have never had so many issues with having to return items that use to be a sure fire bet of good fit. Frustrating when your product is not cheap ... which I am okay paying for if the fit stays consistent and the quality stays high!
December 10, 2014
These make all legs look amazing
Up until I discovered speeds I avoided short shorts. After the first try on I realized the detailing and fun patterns pull the attention off my legs and onto the shorts. These have been fun to collect through the years as the colors and patterns keep changing. The four-way stretch ones are more forgiving if you find yourself doing more activity than just running. Great for day to day wear as well here in Tampa FL where it is generally hot outside.
December 10, 2014
Boom Juice-Horrible design flaw/defect
Sadly, changes have been made to these shorts and they aren't good. (Where is the qualify control??). I purchased these in "boom juice" which is beautiful vibrant color. I was so excited when I first put them on, because contrary to other reviews, they fit the same as all my other 4-way stretch speed shorts, the leg openings weren't wider and the bum wasn't saggy. And then I caught a glimpse of my bum in the mirror and to my horror, it appeared that an additional, unnecessary inner "seam" had been added to the design and even worse, something else was giving the rumply appearance of a shirt tucked into the shorts! Upon inspection, the problem is that there is 2 inches of extra fabric above the stitches that create the vent holes. And the fabric falls down causing what looks like a seam across the bum and because the material is so thin, the extra fabric sort of rumples up! I tried to pulling the material up but it just falls right back down and it looks awful. Unlike the other review, the stitch isn't too low, causing the rear end to sag, the stitch is just right, the problem is that piece of fabric is too big or they forgot to trim it down after stitching it in.
November 20, 2014
My favourite exercise shorts
I first bought these in black. I find the short length flattering and amenable to any sort of workout without showing too much. I run, do boot camp, TRX and even hang out in them. I love these so much I have since bought 3 more - another black to replace my first one, a blue and now this floral ghost bumbleberry/inkwell which is the most beautiful print - as good in real life as on the screen. These are my favourite all-round exercise shorts! I am 5'4", 119 lbs and I wear a 6.
November 17, 2014
I am 5'7, 130 lbs and got the size 6. Very comfy, no chaffing during my runs, and I agree the fabric is very breathable.
I have a 30 in inseam and the shorts are a little shorter than I would like, but meh, still love them anyway. I'll try a 4' inseam short next time. I got the cool Japanese star print (which they don't seem to have anymore) and I love it! I think the bumbleberry print isn't flattering, which sucks because it's so pretty to look at but when I put them on...yeah not so cute. I second the vote for more solid colors as well as more fun prints.
November 2, 2014
Love! but market wrong?check your tags!!
I absolutely love these shorts, when I tried them on it seemed like the 4 was a little big, but I figured they might shrink. When I went home I realized after I ripped off the tag that the tag on the outside said size 4, but the inside tag said size 6, which explains why they seem so big. I'm concerned that they will be too loose now when I am running, but can't return them because the tags are ripped off..
November 2, 2014
you need to recall !!!
I bought the 4 way "bumble Berry/inkwell" print and since I liked it so much I went back to the store and without trying them on (because it is the same pant) I bought the all black speeds too.
To my surprise the cut is totally different and they are both a size 4, both 4 way stretch. The back on my all black shorts is super long and very saggy looking.
After carefully inspecting the pant I can see what the problem is. The bottom back part of the shorts, on the inside, was not sewn correctly, it needs to be about an inch higher from were it is.
I feel like I should be getting a well made new pair of shorts. I am very dissapointed and upset. I do not live near a store and always buy my stuff when I am on a holiday in the US, always at full price.
I was trying to post this on HEY lulu but it didn´t work so here it goes.
I hope to be getting a response from you.
October 30, 2014
Amazing shorts! Wish they had more colors...
I have been looking for a pair of shorts for forever and when I recently purchased these earlier this year it was love at first wear! These shorts fit like a dream. Before I struggled to find anything that would fit since I, like most lifters, have a smaller waist and larger butt/legs but these fit awesome! I would highly recommend them to anyone. However, that being said, I do wish they had more color options. I am definitely ready for some new prints!!
October 30, 2014
Excellent for lifting/gym
I absolutely love these shorts. I got my first pair as a gift in 2011 and have bought many since. I've worn the original pair hundreds of times and they've held up incredibly well. I love them for lifting/crossfit...the fabric doesn't pill or get snagged on machines/bars.
However, I do wish that there was a different mechanism to tighten the waist. Like many lifters I have larger legs and glutes and a smaller waist. I tie the waist on the 8s but when washing it kind of bunches up and puckers. I wish there was a better way to adjust the waist.
October 28, 2014
I could not wait to try them out after I fell in love with them in the change room. I wore them to a hot yoga and they felt amazing. I was worried that they would show too much leg in an inversion but they held up. They sit quite low on the hips which is super comfortable, but next time I will wear a longer top when I workout. I was a little distracted worrying when I raised my arms or when doing squats.
October 28, 2014