Fit Review: lululemon Electric Lemon Align Pant & Groove Super-High-Rise Flared Pant


Ooooh it’s time for a blog post with embarrassing squat test photos! The type of squat test photos that don’t go on the gram because way too many coworkers follow me over there.

Sizing Notes: I’m 5’9″ – in lululemon, I am a TTS 8 on top and a 10 on the bottom.

lululemon Align™ High-Rise Pant 25″ ($98) in Electric Lemon

I only chose to try these on to see how sheer they were. Several lighter colors are double lined, and these are no exception, I was hoping that would make a difference.

TIP: How to tell if a particular pair of Align Pants are double-lined? There will be a seam along the outside of the leg.

Lighter colors don’t always do me the most favors, so I didn’t set my bar that high. However, I loved how brilliant Electric Lemon is, and had half a mind to bring them home anyway. Had to bend over though, Blogger’s Code.

The Squat Test: Despite double layering, you can still tell that the rip tag is there.

It doesn’t come across in the photos, but I was also wearing black underneath, which you could tell in person. This is a friendly reminder to all who wear brightly colored bottoms of any style, that you can’t wear pink, black & turquoise cheetah print and think double lining will quite literally CYA. Be mindful of this, and always choose neutrals in this scenario!


Likes: They look snaaaaazzy
Dislikes: Must pick undergarments carefully
Sizing: True to Size
Did I buy it? No
Why Not? I’m a dirt magnet

Groove Super-High-Rise Flared Pant Nulu ($98) in Charged Indigo

I grabbed these with intention of trying them as a joke. I WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO LIKE THEM.

My hand’s covering my mouth in these photos is because I was not supposed to like them. I went in for a laugh at how I’d look trying to keep up with trends at 36, even if it meant going back in a time machine (but this time with the disposable income to afford whatever the cool girls are wearing).


Likes: Fabric, Super high waist – tall women rarely find HR options to cover our belly buttons
Dislikes: None, but dirt magnet anxiety
Sizing: True to Size
Did I buy it? Not at first…
Why Not? Told myself I didn’t need them. They’re fun, but where would I wear them?

Grooves for Grandma

TW: this is going to take a little bit dark but absolutely meaningful turn. A day or two after I’d tried these on, I was visiting my Grandmother, and showed her the photos and how fun I thought these pants were. We were in friendly disagreement on the pants.

Me: Aren’t these so cool?

Grandma: No.

That ended up being the last time we hung out together before she passed away a few days later.

She may not have liked them, but they will always remind me of her. I ended up going back and buying the pants after all. 💜


#stitch with @athletikatyootd Despite her opinion, these will always remind me of her. 👵🏼 💕 #lululemon #thesweatlife #lululemongroovepants #chargedindigo

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  1. Awwwww sorry to hear about your grandma. I agree with her on the grooves though! Lol. But they look good on you!
    I had a pair of double lined Aligns and HATED them—so hot (might be good for cold weather wear though) and they would not stay up!

  2. I’m sorry about your grandma. That is a cute story though! I love that you can put them on and smile thinking about her.

    I have a similar story. I visited my grandma in the hospital and I was wearing a tank with flowers embroidered on it. She asked me if I embroidered them. I remember laughing and telling her “no.” The embroidery was kind of intricate, so it felt like a ridiculous question. She died a few weeks after that. I still have the tank 20 years later because it gives me a chuckle whenever I see it in the drawer.

    I hope the purple pants continue to be a joyful memory for you! 🙂

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