Lululemon Wunder Unders: Style Obsession

From the second I first pulled on a pair of LululemonWunder Under pants* I have been obsessed with them. But before I start writing about my love affair with these workout pants, I want to address Lululemon's infamous reputation for being a little on the pricey side...

Up until recently when I visited Lululemon’s Covent Garden showroom, this preconception meant that I hadn't tried, touched or even really browsed the apparel. For years I have worn Nike workout clothing often bought from Sports Direct or a similar discount store as the products aren't super purse-friendly. I have been a very loyal Nike girl (and still am to some extent, just check out my trainer collection...) firmly believing the brand to be the crème de la crème for stylish, performance sportswear. This changed when I finally really experienced Lululemon and realised that sportswear can be even more stylish, and perform even better! And honestly, I had been very dubious…

The Wunder Unders are super soft, completely opaque, have a four-way stretch, and are sweat-wicking. They also have a super handy waistband pocket and completely flat, flawless seams. One of the things that surprised me most about these pants is the amazing support and control that they offer. 

Wearing them makes my body feel more sculpted and toned; they definitely hold everything in place!

The pants come in a variety of colours, and when I realised that they are also reversible I felt like I had absolutely struck gold. The sizing label simply tears off (no need for scissors or an unpicker - they really have thought of everything!) and you can turn them inside out, so not only do I have pair with a cute lilac and mint waistband, I have a plain black pair too! 

At £82.00, I can't deny that they are pricey, but I think they’re worth the investment. Cost per wear, ladies! That’s my motto.

Whenever I slip into these pants I don't want to have to take them off. As well as wearing them to the gym, I chill out in them at home, wear them to university, to the shops, to meet friends… Anything and everything! 

So, prompted by the Lululemon team, I've styled them three ways...

Sporty:   Top - H&M   Pants - Lululemon   Trainers - Nike

Casual:   Sweatshirt - Topshop   Pants - Lululemon   Trainers - Adidas

Social:   Tunic - Zara   Jacket - Zara   Handbag - Topshop   Pants - Lululemon   High tops - Carvela at Kurt Geiger

The comfort, performance and styling flexibility of the Wunder Unders is amazing. I can't wait until the new Covent Garden store (19/20 Longacre) opens on 28th March so that I can start building my Lululemon collection...

Pilates Socks from Sweaty Betty - Kit Review

So, if you have been super-observant while reading some of my recent posts, you may have noticed me wearing these lovely little pilates socks. I bought these from Sweaty Betty last year and they quickly became (and remain) one of my exercise essentials.

I was inspired to buy them when I started taking Body Balance classes at my gym as I didn't fancy going barefoot on a floor where body-combatters had been stomping around minutes beforehand. Although £12 may seem pricey for a pair of socks, it's one of the best fit-kit investments that I've made!

The socks are super comfy and stay on with no issues thanks to the cute little elasticised straps. Occasionally they twist a little, but I think that's to be expected when you're rolling about! The grips on the bottom are really effective and have worn really well. Although this exact colourway is not available in the current collection, there's an essential black/grey pair, as well as a purple pair which I'm lusting after to wear with my Chandrasana Yoga Leggings, which I am currently in love with (and wear obsessively!).

While browsing the SB website, I also spotted these gorgeous gripper socks which have taken my fancy. 

Do you wear any kind of pilates or yoga socks?