I don’t often play sports in just a sports bra, but yeah I’d like to have that option. It kind of makes it hard when there is a possibility or risk of a nip slip! I’ve been looking for a bra that does not give mono-boob, is stylish and does not have a risk of nip slip for some time.
So I really like this sports bra (above) by Lululemon and thought I’d take a chance and wear it with a mesh shirt to the volleyball court. At the end of the games, my (male) teammate came up to me to chat about something and he pointed out that I should check my, ahem, nip slip. I wasn’t mortified, and my advice for these moments is just to brush it off like it’s not a big deal, because it’s not a big deal. Nevertheless, I would prefer not to have a nip slip and so I asked around for options.
Someone who followed me on Instagram suggested Lorna Jane. I had never heard of the brand before, but I saw that they had good reviews and I loved the styles that they had. Best of all, none of their styles looked like it would give the mono-boob look.
Making the Purchase and Sizing
I went and bought roughly $500 CAD worth of athleticwear from Lorna Jane. This is not at all sponsored. I decided that I would try it all, keep what I liked and return what I did not. I bought a bunch of sports bras, two athletic tanks and a pair of leggings.
Before I bought all of these items, I needed help with sizing. Unlike Lululemon where their sizes are by even numbers, Lorna Jane has S, M, L sizes. I have to say that it wasn’t that easy to get in touch with them. Their website had a glitch and for some reason, the chat feature wasn’t working properly. I chatted with someone from Lorna Jane on Instagram and eventually they fixed the chat feature and I chatted with someone who helped me confirm that I should be buying medium.
IGTV Try On Session
I covered the try-on session in an IGTV episode. All the bras were medium, and the leggings and athletic tops were small.
This one is my favourite bra from the haul (below).
I really think that the Lorna Jane products all met expectations. All of their sports bras fits really well, and not only that but I felt that their sizing is consistent. In my past experience with Lululemon, I found that their top sizing is not always consistent. All of the clothing products were of high quality (the fabric, the stitching).
Most importantly the sports bra’s padding was not some stupid flimsy piece of crap that folds in half in the wash. The padding in these bras were a bit thicker, which prevents the padding from folding in half and getting misaligned. This is so key. I’ve spent too much of my life trying to reposition padding in sports bras!
I originally wasn’t sure about the pants, because I am totally in love with my Zella leggings, but if my Zella legging are a 10/10, these are a 9.5/10. The fit is very flattering and it holds everything together.
I’ve taken their products to the beach for volleyball and to the rock climbing gym. They are durable like my brand name athleticwear. What sets apart Lorna Jane is their style. It’s fashionable. I’ve worn the mesh pants with a crop top and flats and it looked perfect for a day of blogging at the cafe. Bonus is that the pants that I bought have a pocket big enough for my cellphone!
The Lorna Jane return policy seems extremely tight at only 15 days. Is this an Australian thing to have such tight return policies? The order does not come with details on how to do returns, nor does it come with a bag for returns. If I wanted to return any products, I’d have to go to their website, download a form, go find details about my original order and fill out this form, print out the form (who has a printer these days?) and then go pay for postage to mail this back to them!
There is a huge barrier to being able to return these products. I also wasn’t clear on whether the 15 days is from the day the sale is made or when I received the products (their website wasn’t clear), so I had to again contact them about this which took another two days to turnaround. I was going through a lot during this time, so in the end, I didn’t return anything.
I kept all $500 worth of products! I don’t think I need this many sports bras, but they all fit, and they were all of good quality. I will use them all, but I am not happy about their tight return policy.
I would absolutely recommend Lorna Jane products. Every single item that I received was of high quality and has held up under my performance tests. I do feel that communication with the company could be better and for such great quality products, they should back this up with a better return policy. Overall, I can overlook these issues for quality products.
When it comes to nip slips, my advice on this is to test out the product. Test it at home and also test it under a shirt before going to the beach for some rigorous beach volleyball. And if it slips, it slips #freethenip.