I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t wear make-up running and I don’t get gussied up to go to the gym (foundation + sweat = clogged pores; thanks, but I’ll pass). However, I am the first to admit that I love work-out clothes and gear! I’m Malcom Gladwell’s maven and want to share my great finds with the world! So today I give you the Lululemon Wunder Under Crop Pant review.
Before you judge me for buying ridiculously expensive work-out pants, let me give you a little background. By every sense in the phrase, I’m a bargain hunter. I get a high when I see the red “additional 40% off” signs, I guiltily admit that I like clipping coupons (only the good ones, of course), and I am a frequent visitor to RetailMeNot.com. I consider Target, TJ Maxx and Homegoods my Mecca and I tithe almost every weekend. But anyways, certain happenings in my life warranted celebration and to celebrate I thought I would indulge in (no, not chocolate) luxury work-out clothes.
Every time I pass a Lululemon my heart starts to pitter-patter. I’m a sucker for their excellent marketing and it doesn’t hurt that all of their cashiers have biceps worthy of envy. I’ve always been that gal who throws down a couple bucks just for the headbands, but no, not this time. This time, I celebrate with my first Lululemon pant purchase and I plop down more bones than I would like to share with the world for a pair of Wunder Under Crop Pants. Now for my two cents…
Two Cent Takeaway: You know when you put on other spandex-like pants and they’re supposed to be holding you in, but instead you just feel naked and your booty has that same jiggle it always had? Well the Wunder Under crop banished jiggle fear! Made from 4-way stretch luon, these pants might your toosh feel “Tight like a tiger!” Rawr! These pants suck you in and hold you tight, without feeling like a stuffed sausage. I wouldn’t necessarily run in these as there isn’t any ventilation and they are made of really thick material, but I would definitely get down with a little yoga and weight lifting in these bad boys…just be prepared to go without a week’s worth of groceries.
A few bonuses: only one seam down the inner of the legs, a hidden pocket in the waist-band that fits keys and a couple credit cards perfectly,thick fabric that just feels well made, not too tight around the calves (and I have monster calves), low-rise waist, and they don’t cut into your sides like jeans fresh out of the dryer. I actually recommend buying a size smaller than you normally wear too ensure maximum “holdage.” Lululemon sizes start at 2 and go up by 2s.
The downside: Cost, cost, cost. Really the only flaw I found.
Two Cent Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (I’m knocking a star off for the ridiculous price)