how to wear your cool racerback

Cool Racerback tank top Melorin
dew berry CRB tank & heathered coal wee stripe CRB tank

You’d be unlikely to find athletic gear, like lululemon, in a fashion magazine but some of the women here insist that the Cool Racerback deserves to be. The tank is a fundamental part of their daily outfits.


why I love cool racerbacks
“They’re so versatile. I wear them everywhere: circuit classes; running; to and from yoga and on the weekends under jackets and blouses with some heels added and you have the perfect casual outfit. Also they're so easy to pack when travelling.”

the colours
“I love the bright coloured ones; they're great to add some pop to my wardrobe when I need it. My favorite colour is the rubber ducky. I get so excited when new colours arrive!

dressing them up
“My current favorite summer look is wearing a cool racer back with a cardigan over top, paired with some shorts or skinny jeans and some flats. I’ll layer it with a couple of unique necklaces draped over and a fun, coloured purse.

Melorin is a purchasing manager raised in North Vancouver. One of her favorite place she's travelled is Gili Islands in Indonesia.
Cool Racerback yoga top Carolyn
heathered grapeseed CRB tank


why I love cool racerbacks
“I love the Cool Racerbacks because they’re extremely simple. I love simple because I wear yoga clothes all day long and I want to be able to style them up when I’m going to and from the studio. They’re just so versatile for me. They look really good layered but often I only wear one while I’m doing yoga to reduce on laundry.”

the colours
“I love all the colours they come in. I’m really into the pastels, especially heathered grapeseed, which isn’t a colour I’d normally wear. I love the heathered tango red too because you don’t see a lot of them. The heathered ones hide the sweat well; it blends in a little bit.”

dressing them up
“I love the length of them. You can wear it with any kind of pants; you can have it hanging over your pants or shorts or have it tucked in, like with a high-waisted skirt. Usually I dress them up with a scarf and I wear a lot of cardigans. They all look great under my cardigans and jean jackets. In Vancouver the weather is so changeable; it’s nice to have an extra layer in your bag to put on if it gets cold; and they fit into every single purse I own.”

Carolyn is a yoga instructor for Semperviva and YYoga as well as Ambassador for the lululemon on West 4th, Vancouver. She does a lot of yoga and a lot of smiling.

Cool Racerback running tank top Elim
surge CRB tank


why I love cool racerbacks
“The Cool Racerback is my favorite because I can wear any type of support under it. I can wear it with a Flow Y bra (or my new favorite the Arise Bra) or any one of my standard bras; for minimal to full support. I wear them for running, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga.”

the colours
“I have five white Cool Racerbacks. I love them. I wear them on their own or layered underneath other coloured tank and shirts.”

dressing them up
“I'll wear my Cool Racerbacks with anything. I love to wear them under my power mesh tops from the lab. I’ll dress them up by putting a blazer over the top or just with jewelry and leave my hair down.”

Elim is our Photo Studio Coordinator and Stylist. She loves to people watch the streets of Vancouver and has goals to work in a certain magazine in New York City.

Cool Racerback yoga tank top Bailie

pink mist CRB tank & wren CRB tank


why I love cool racerbacks
“The length is awesome which makes it a perfect layering piece - I throw it under a favorite shirt and ta da! ready for the office and yoga without messing around with a change of clothes. I love how light and breathable this tank is too. I usually pair it with the Arise Bra and my trusty Wunder Unders for working up a serious sweat in one of those impromptu Spin or Power Vinyasa Flow classes.”

the colours
“My favourite colour is Wren. Not only is it named after a lovely little bird but olive green is an amazing transitional color - beautiful in the summer but dark enough for those colder months.”

dressing them up
“For me it's all about the layers.  It's perfect under my loose flowing tops paired with some worn in cutoffs, great sunglasses and a beloved necklace.  Hello Sunday beach day! Or I’ll do a long jersey, high-waisted skirt and maybe a pair of amazing wooden wedges.”

Bailie is a proud member of the Men’s Team working as the Allocation Analyst (aka – gifting the stores with new product … whoop!).  Born and raised in Calgary and, yes, still loves the Calgary Flames.

They all said it in different ways ('versatile', 'simple', 'favourite', 'ta-da!') but the way that the Cool Racerback's can switch from sports gear to street-wear and back is what makes it one of our essentials.

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I love all of my CRBs!! Great blog post! Can you tell me which pair of crops Bailie is wearing in the photo on the right?

Comment by Melissa — June 30, 2011 @ 10:16 am

Great post peeps – the Cool Racerback is a staple in my wardrobe. As I prepare to do a little traveling this summer I find myself in my local Lulu stocking up on all the fun colours.

Best part about the CR? Easy washability (think treking across Europe)and great style in a pinch. Love the versatility as well!

Cheers to the CR!

Comment by Aleksandra S — June 30, 2011 @ 11:08 am

Great blog posting…LOVE the racer back tees!

Comment by Dorothy — June 30, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

love the CRB, have several, but my best love is the bliss…and you just brought it back! i bought it in 5 colors…guilty me…

Comment by tamara — June 30, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

Love this post. So fun to see the different styles of the ladies featured.

Comment by ellie — July 1, 2011 @ 5:25 am

Really enjoyed this post. It is nice to read what some of the people behind the Lulu team wears and how. Enjoyed it and I wear my tanks to work and fun as well.

Comment by Suzanne Williams — July 1, 2011 @ 9:33 am

Hey Melissa,

It looks like Bailie is wearing the Groove Crop (

~ Jordan

Comment by GEC Online Community — July 1, 2011 @ 11:40 am

Love your stuff! What kind of shoes is Bailie wearing on the main page?

Comment by Melissa — July 7, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

i love bailie’s shoes – any idea what brand or where i can find?
oh yes, and of course love love the cool racerback – i have three and always adding more.

Comment by beth — July 8, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

i’m just wearing my all time favorite Birkenstocks!

Comment by bailie — July 11, 2011 @ 9:29 am

Thanks for posting. Very nice!

Comment by Beth — July 11, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

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