Cool Racerback *Gingham
Lovely top, excellent customer service
I received this tank top in the Inkwell color today. I loved the color and thickness of the material but, unfortunately, due to a mix up in labeling I received the wrong size and can't keep it. I am really disappointed because the tank top was so cute! I can really only rate the top based on material/color since it was the wrong size I can't accurately rate how it fit.
As soon as I noticed the mistake in labels I called the GEC. I was really impressed with how cheerful, personable and helpful the employee was. She apologized profusely for the mistake and immediately emailed me a return label so I could send it back. Really awesome customer service! Thanks Lulu! Please make more colors/sizes in this tank so I can finally get one!
May 8, 2013
I love the gingham CRB. I bought the frond colour a while ago. The fabric and fit is fantastic. I have at least two dozen of the old CRB tanks in luon. I really dislike the new CRBs in the luon light fabric so this was a great option for me. Its much thicker and hugs my body nicely. I bought my regular size 4. I hope lulu continues to make this one. Its fantastic. I hope to see this in more colours in the future. And BTW, I don't like to admit this but this tank gives me nice cleavage since its a little more on the snug side.
April 17, 2013
My first CRB
I have this in inkwell in my normal size. It was pretty tight when I first tried it on and I wasn't extremely happy with. After wearing it for awhile though it has more give and fits perfectly -not too tight now at all! Sizing up would have been a mistake for me (particularly since the straps would be too big and gape) since it fits great now. The material is great. I am not a fan of sheer tops and this is definitely not sheer at all. Happy with this purchase.
April 16, 2013
I'm 5'6" 128lbs 34A and got a size 4. This crb fits awesome and the material is way more substantial then the luon light crbs. The fit is tighter then the luon crbs. This gingham luon does not stretch as much, hence the great compression. I love it thus far. We'll see how it breaths. I wuold suggest sizing up if you're between top sizes.
April 12, 2013
Gingham is really great
The cut of the crb is good, but the gingham fabric makes this tank worth it for me. Is really thick and holds up well to vigorous activities, though I do imagine it breathes a little less than the thin ones. I love the dune white gingham, and really hope lulu makes more subtle gingham colors for the crb.
April 8, 2013
I loved this tank. It's one of the first I bought from lulu because of the durability feel of the material- seems like it will last. I run in mine and it seems a little warmer than I'd like but it is manageable. I went up a size because I like it a little looser around my trunk but it still fit me well in my bust. Overall I would recommend it!
March 27, 2013
I really like my gingham version CRBs. The material is thicker and feels more high quality, especially when compared to the new polyester, sheer versions that have been coming out. The only thing I would mention about this tank is that it does run small. I find that I am a sz 4 or a sz 6 in CRBs (depending on color) and I am a solid sz 6 in this version.
March 20, 2013
I've been wanting a crb for a while now and decided to go for it! I chose the gingham style (inkwell......gorgeous!) based on the reviews that it's a slightly thicker material than the regular crb. With all the negative reviews about lululemon's thinner/sheer material lately, I'm super hesitant to purchase the regular one.
I'm so glad I chose the gingham!! It's very soft and not at all bumpy or itchy. It feels durable and the quality is great! I'm quite small up top (36A) and the shirt fits very nicely. It's skintight around the chest and slightly further down and then there's more space around my stomach. For this reason, I could have sized down to a 6 (I'm 5'8 & 142lbs) but having had 2 babies, I prefer a looser fit in that area. :)
I can't wait to wear this tank to bikram yoga and out on a run. I can already see that it won't ride up and the longer length is great for coverage.
I hope there will be lots more colour options for the gingham crb as I already can't wait to buy more!
March 19, 2013
Love the thicker fabric
I normally wear size 4 in CRBs, but I went with a 6 in the inkwell gingham because the 4 was way too tight across the chest. For reference, I am 30DD. I think the thicker fabric is more flattering too. The top is too long for my taste though, so I might get it hemmed a few inches...
March 15, 2013
Nice tank - inkwell hurts my eyes!
Overall this is a great tank top - it's exactly what you would expect. I would say I did not size up rather went with the bigger of the two sizes I would usually wear (I'm 5"10 and wear between a size 8-10 in most things - the 10 was good, a little space but fitted at the same time). This material differs than typical racerback lulu tanks, but is a nice, comfortable change.
The only complaint I have is the inkwell gingham colouring (black and white) hurts my eyes to look at! I had shown it to a few people because I had thought it might have just been me or the particular lighting, but it turns out they all kind of saw the blurriness and had a hard time looking at it. It did not seem this way in the photo - just a precaution!
March 15, 2013