When I saw the new Edge Ankle Tights (affiliate link) from Alala, I knew I had to try them. I loved the grey and petal pink colors and the design. I’ve only bought tops from Alala, so this was my first time trying bottoms. I checked Suzanne’s reviews at Agent Athletica and found that she thought the Captain Crops ran a bit big, so I ordered a size small from Revolve. I love ordering from Revolve because there’s free shipping and returns, and packages come really fast.
When I took the tights out of the package, I loved the fabric. It’s a smooth and sleek feeling fabric and very lightweight. I thought that would make these tights ideal for summer and fall running. I also really loved the colors in person. The two shades of grey and the soft pink go really well together. I also liked that there’s a back zippered pocket and an internal one in the waistband. So I was really bummed to find that they didn’t work for me at all.
When I put them on, I found them very tight just to get over my feet and had to shimmy them around my heels. That’s never a good sign. These were the first pair of tights I’ve ever tried that I wasn’t even sure I could pull all the way up. The waistband has virtually no stretch, and they seemed like they wouldn’t fit over my thighs and hips. I was worried about ripping them so very carefully and slowly shimmied them up. Once I got them on, I found them even more surprising–the fabric wasn’t compressive at all! The legs actually seemed roomy, which is really odd because the waistband is so tight. Maybe they would fit someone with large legs and small hips really well?
With no compression, these tights were very unflattering on me. They didn’t hold in my belly or thighs. While I really liked the pink swoop accent, it just wasn’t flattering on me. You can see in my pictures that these just look really bad on me.
As far as opacity, they were slightly sheer. They’re so lightweight that I could see panty lines, and in some of my pictures I thought I could see panties and bum cheeks.
Unfortunately, these tights will be going back.
Ever since Lululemon released their Free to Be Wild bra, which doesn’t work for my c-cups at all, I’ve been looking for a similar strappy bra. Since I was ordering from Revolve, I decided to try Alo Yoga’s Sunny Strappy Bra (affiliate link). I ordered white because I have so many colorful bras and could really use a new white one.
There are no removable bra cups and the fabric is pretty slim, so the chances of showing nip are pretty much guaranteed–which is why I can’t post front-view photos.
This bra is very cute in person. I love the shirred detail in the front and the slight v-neck. Most of my tanks are scoop neck but I do have some v-necks that will work with the bra.
I ordered a size medium, and it’s a good fit. It’s very comfortable and easy to get on and off.
There is, as promised, very low support. I mainly ordered this for casual activities and to have a strappy bra option for some of my fancier tanks that I want to wear out casually. So, I’m okay with the low support.
The straps were the big surprise for me. The strap around the neck is the only structural strap that lends any support–like a halter. The small straps in the back are just looped onto the main strap around the neck and don’t help with support. That means that the strap around the neck could get really uncomfortable after a while. It was comfortable when I had it on, but that was for only a few minutes. I have halter dresses and tops, and they tend to hurt my neck when I have them on for a long time.
Because of the straps and potential for it hurting my neck plus the lack of cups and thin fabric, I think I’m going to return it. It does fill a need of being a cute, strappy design for casual wear, but I’m not sure how comfortable it will be. Does anyone have any suggestions for strappy bra options for a c-cup?
So, two duds in this order, but that’s okay. I had another Lulu purchase that I’ll be reviewing next week! Also, check back tomorrow for my monthly activewear highlights!