What The Sport Short
Tried them on - did not buy
The good - these shorts have a great range of patterns, I love both the black and white waistband at the top.
The bad - wow did they make my thighs look like sausages at the bottom. I normally wear size 6 in Lululemon. The 6 fit great at the waist, but looked scary at the edge of the legs. The 8 only made the view a smidge better.
If you have firmer legs than mine you might be okay, but this design does not work for everyone. Which is okay, but a bummer for me.
May 19, 2015
Not for muscular legs
I'm so glad I went to try these on before buying them (which I did not end up doing). I'm ususally a size 4 for everything lulu, and these fit very nicely in the waist and butt, but my thighs were being suffocated! It felt like there were two giant elastic bands around them being stretched to their limits. It has hard to move in them. So then I tried on a size 6; still tight on the thighs but bearable but then so loose on the waist and butt.
Bottom line, if you have muscular legs, save them the discomfort.
May 16, 2015
My favorite pair of shorts to date!
I use these shorts for running and lifting weights and they are seriously the best pair of shorts I own. They do not ride up, very comfortable, don't show any sweat (even the light colored ones), and don't restrict movement. I own two pairs and I want more!
The only problem is that I am an athletic build, so I have muscular legs and butt but a small waist. I am usually a size 4-6, but I had to get a size 8 in these shorts so they wouldn't squeeze my legs. The size 8 is perfect in the legs but is way too loose in the waist, so I have to either tighten them or roll the waist down to my hips. But that is a common problem that many women with big thighs and small waists have, so it's understandable.
May 15, 2015
Compression shorts that don't ride up!
I bought these shorts a couple of days ago and they're already my new favorite pair.
The pockets are AWESOME for strength training - the location on the sides of the thigh keeps my phone out of the way but still leaves it accessible for listening to music while lifting.
They very rarely ride up, which is pretty incredible to me, having always had larger thighs and a butt.
I sized up from my usual 8 to a 10 to avoid the issue with the small-ish leg opening and they fit perfectly.
Oh, and the waistband is great - no muffin top!
The only issue I have is that they're pricey - I really wish I could buy another pair, but I simply can't afford it.
May 11, 2015
Finally! A short for everything!
I am so excited about these shorts. I don't like looser fitting shorts, but the problem I always have with spandex-style shorts is how much they ride up! These shorts are great because they stay put! I don't have to worry about thigh chaffing when I run, or the legs riding up to underpants style if I do any squatting! Hallelujah! I also love that they have pockets, another thing that tight fit shorts often lack!
My only complaint about the shorts is that they aren't as flattering as some other lulu bottoms, and the fabric really allows for visible panty line, so if that is a concern for you, you need to be aware of what you have on under the shorts. But as for functionality, they are spot on, plus I am in love with the blue ones that I bought!
May 10, 2015
A Few Issues
I like these shorts, but I think there are a few issues that need to be addressed. I ordered these in both a size 8 and a size 10 (I'm a size 8 in all other Lulu bottoms). The size 8 fit, but it was too tight on the thighs, making visible indentations. I have a thick booty and legs and a smaller waist, so I was expecting this, but it was much worse than I was expecting. The size 10 had the same problem! It still squeezed my thighs, but was way too loose in the waist. I tried to use the drawstring, but I had to pull it in about 4 inches, which I thought was a bit much. The 10 was especially bad fitting because it had extra material that gave me a half camel toe (yikes!). The size 10 is definitely going back; I have yet to decide if I will keep the 8.
My recommendation would be to make the leg openings a little larger on this short. It seems like others are having the same problem I have. I wish these would work, because I don't like the boogie or speed shorts for working out. I was hoping these would work for a longer compression short, but I don't know...
Overall, I'm giving these 3 stars because of the awkward fit.
May 9, 2015
Way Better than Boogie Shorts!
I use these shorts for hot yoga. The first pair I bought last year was a tad on the tight side. These out now (heathered blue tropics & cyber stripe black/white) are perfect compressive shorts. I had purchased a couple pairs of boogie shorts, but I was uncomfortable with how short they are. These are a much better alternative!
Heads up on the heathered blue tropics: the picture makes the fabric look shimmery when it is not. It is truly a heathered blue (white/blue). Also, any underwear will show under this color. Finally, if you don't have the perfect posterior, you may not like what the lighter colors look like on you.
Almost forgot to mention...these do run true to size, but as I mentioned, they are a big compressive.
May 6, 2015
Great shorts. I do crossfit so some of these style shorts can really ride up when squatting. I am athletic build, with a small waist (27) and have somewhat of a butt (39). I tried these on in the store in my usual lulu size size 6 and they fit in the waist but definitely squeezed on my thighs and were very unflattering. I was convinced to size up to the 8, and I'm so glad I did. They aren't see through and are so comfortable. The waist is a tad big, but totally manageable and won't fall down. PLUS they have pockets (!!!!!)
May 6, 2015
Finally some great running shorts
Worn these in two half marathons and a few shorter races, really comfortable. Great pockets for gels and keys etc. Minimal riding up and figure flattering, not too short. Planning on wearing them for my up coming marathon. Great colours too.
May 4, 2015
Best on the market!
I live a very active lifestyle. I run often and also play volleyball. These shorts are the perfects shorts for both! I don't have to worry about the shorts falling down, and they stay in place! I would defiantly reccomend to a friend!
April 24, 2015