Fit Review! In Alignment Straight Strap Bra & Athleta Girl All Play Short

August 30, 2020


Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I can't believe I am closing in on my 1000th post! I've got three more to go. I've been blogging almost five years now, which is kind of crazy. I wanted to let you all know that there will be a raffle coming up to celebrate this milestone. I'm giving you guys a heads up to check back in a week for more details!

I normally do not do an in depth fit review on bras, but I am sooooo excited to share this fit review with you all so you know it's going to be a good one. I decided to bite the bullet and ordered the In Alignment Straight Strap Bra in grey sage.

For reference I'm 4 feet 11 and typically a size 4 in Lululemon tops, but for Lululemon bras I normally wear a size 6. I also wear a size small in Athleta bras.


Initially when I took the bra out of the bag, honestly I wasn't sure it was going to fit because the band looked really small.  Thankfully it has a decent amount of stretch. It did feel a little tight in the beginning, but after wearing it for a day, it stretched a little bit and now I find it to be really comfortable. My last bra purchase was the Quiet Within Bra and I like this bra even more.


I have to say I think this bra is freaking amazing!!! This is a $68 bra, which is the most I've ever spent on a bra but I think it's worth the money. The fabric is so soft and buttery smooth, it's probably as close as you can get to the feeling of not actually wearing a bra. It's not quite there, but it's sooooo close. There's no underwire but it still provides support. I'm very small on top, so I don't need a whole lot of support to begin with. This bra is for A/B cups and I'm on the smaller side of A. I hope Lululemon releases this in a bigger cup size for the rest of you ladies.


The straps are wide and flat and they actually stay put. I have not found myself adjusting the straps at all. They do not fall down which I am amazed at because that has always been my number one pet peeve with bras. I think this is the perfect everyday bra and really considering replacing all of my regular bras with his one. I'm so close to just ordering the other three colors available. I love this bra so much!!!


I have not done a workout in this bra yet, but I definitely think it would be fine for low impact activities like weight training and yoga. The other benefit to the hook-and-eye closure is not having to pull it over your head after a workout. Easy and and easy off.




Let's look at the details of this bra, it has built in molded cups and they're lightly padded. I prefer this over bra inserts because I always find it annoying to have to keep removing and inserting them after each wash.


It has a hook-and-eye closure and I have it on the largest setting which is definitely the right call because as the bra stretches I will have some room to tighten the band. 


The next two photos show how soft and pliable the fabric is. It just drapes and bends, I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before, at least not in a bra! I give this bra 4.5 stars. Took off half a point because there is a wrinkle underneath the bust. I wish it were completely smooth, but I do not know what's causing that wrinkle. It's not awful but it is there. I would be curious to know if this happens to anyone else or if it's just me because I'm very small chested.




There is a tag, not sure if I should cut it off? It's not a rip tag. So far it hasn't bothered me. I may leave it. Bottom line? Do yourself a favor and order this bra. It's already starting to sell out in the gray sage and I really hope this bra becomes a staple. Hopefully Lululemon will release this bra in more colors. I am 100% sure this bra will end up on my Best of 2020 list at the end of the year!


I am also wearing Athleta Girl All Play Short. The inseam is three inches which is perfect because sometimes I think the 2.5 inch length can be a tad short.

I'm wearing size XL/14 which translates to a size 4 in Lululemon. I would say a size 2 would be L/12 and size 6 would be XXL/16. The waistband has a lot of stretch and there's also a drawcord to cinch. I love the two zippered pockets. They're small but can definitely fit some cash and ID cards and some gel packs.


These are low rise shorts. The waistband hits about an inch underneath my belly button. There is no built in liner and the fabric is similar to Swift fabric. For $36 I think these are well worth it. These feel and fit very similar to Hotty Hot Short but with a slightly longer length.

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In other news Lululemon did a sneaky upload of a few item sometime yesterday or maybe it was Friday.

(Cute detail. Similar to I Dream Of Jeannie pants! Who remembers that show? I used to watch that everyday when I was a kid. It would be awesome if they made these in hot pink. 😆)

(The description cracks me up, it says "a hidden essential oils pocket ensures you can reach for tranquility at a moment's notice." I mean is that really a thing? People carry around essential oils?) 😂

That's it for me! Hope you all have a great Monday!

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5 comments

  1. You made me wanna try the bra but it is kind of expensive! Do you find this bra chest-flattening at all? That’s my major problem with most Lululemon bras ,,,

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    1. You also have the Quiet Within Bra, right? I think this bra makes me look bigger than the Quiet Within Bra. I'm more self conscious and I do think I look flatter in the Quiet Within Bra, if that helps any (it's why I didn't post a modeling picture of me in it!).

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    2. Thank you for the advice, Leslie! I’m small chested and don’t need anymore flattening LOL!

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  2. Ooo that bra looks great! Love grey sage too. I usually pull sports bras over my hip instead of my head haha but I have small hips so maybe that's why it works.

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    1. Wow! I never thought that was something even possible. That's definitely a benefit of having small hips. =D

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