Crops: Lululemon, £72
Yeah, that's totally me on my way out to the gym.
After a seriously failed attempt with some cheap gym crops and the worst VPL and thigh wobble imaginable (I'm looking at you, H&M), I decided to bite the bullet and buy the Lululemon version. Yes, they cost a small fortune, but they (a) come in colours other than black (and now I'm looking at you, Sweaty Betty), and (b) quite a lot of them are reversible with a neutral colour, so you won't be The Woman In The Crazy Orange Crops at the gym. Of course, the gods have to be really smiling on you for both colours to be right for your palette, but you can't have everything, right?
My goodness, they are amazing. A bit like Spanx, but so comfortable you can wear them all the time. I honestly look about a dress size smaller, my bottom looks like it's in the right place, my saddlebags are pushed into line. I keep catching sight of myself in the gym mirror and kind of wanting to give myself a wink (I haven't. Yet).
I've only had them a couple of weeks but thus far they are washing and wearing well, so hopefully they'll prove a worthwhile investment on that front as well as the butt lifting one.
And for the sake of realism, here's me in the crops.
Yeah, they should totally give me the modelling gig.
Incidentally, I'm due a phone upgrade next month, so hopefully these appalling grainy photos will soon be a thing of the past...