With last Thursday’s tempo run out of the way by 7:30a, I had time to play at the mall after work. Katy happy. Wallet happy? Debatable.
Likes: I’m into the high neck sports bra trend, so I was excited to see the Free to Be Serene *High Neck on the wall. I’ve always liked the straps of the FTBS, a mashup of the Energy and the FTBW.
However, the lower-cut option has always felt like it was too loose even though the band fit snugly, like it was made to accommodate women with larger chests. This high neck version seems to have rectified that situation. I’m wearing a TTS 8 here. IMHO, the band fits like an Invigorate Bra. Not as thick as the Energy, but far more supportive than a Free to Be Wild.
The neck is high enough to just cover the collarbone, so you have to be careful of which tanks you choose to wear it with. It peeks out of the top of my Sculpt Tank ever so slightly, but the Run Off-Route covers it.
Dislikes: None. I bought it. 🙂
Run Off-Route Tank ($58)
Speaking of… the Run Off-Route Tank seemed to be a hot item locally. My usual lululemon only had a 6 in stock, which is down from my TTS 8.
The tank is meant to have a looser fit. I still had room in it upon sizing down, yet I wouldn’t necessarily recommend TO size down unless you find yourself consistently stuck between two sizes. I can wear a 6 in a Sculpt Tank if it’s on sale, but I would still reach for an 8 if given the choice. Same deal here.
In the photos, I’ve got the FTBS on underneath, and the straps & neckline thankfully match up. The length seems a little bit short on me, but I chalk it up to the fact that I was trying on a size down.
Same light, airy fabric & feel of the trusty Sculpt Tank. If they had an 8 in glossy, it’s likely I would have taken the plunge.