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    Question Anyone have a Terry Cycling Tunic?

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    Just curious if anyone has one of these. I'm short (5'2") and have a terrible time finding casual dresses that aren't too long, so have been mulling over getting one of these tunics to wear as a short, casual dress in Belize, I could also use it on the cruiser bike with bike shorts underneath, but would probably be more likely to wear it out for a casual dinner afterwards.

    Just wondering if anyone has one of these tunics and how the fit is. I can read the size charts, but I never quite trust 'em. By my bust measurement, I should get a Small, but I almost always seem to need XS so pits don't gap and such, so I'm trying to figure out if these are really as small as they claim.

    Here's a link:

    http://www.terrybicycles.com/Apparel...s/Bike-Tunic_4

    There are no reviews on the site, which is why I'm asking here, even tho I know it's a long shot. Thanks!
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    I have the older gingobike patterned tunic.

    It's pretty short on me - i couldn't wear it without something underneath (I'm 5'7"). But I own a ton of those $6 cotton leggings they had at Target for awhile, so I'm set.

    Based on their measurements, I should be at the top end of a S (34-26-36) but I bought the XS and it's very form-fitting but fits just like I want it. If I wasn't an A cup it might be too small, but my shoulders are pretty narrow.

    I usually wear a XS-S in tops and a 2-4 in pants as long as they're curvy enough for my butt. I can't think of another brand to compare their fit to but just ask if you have one in mind?

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    Just thought of a suggestion - I also love the Nuu Muu exercise dresses. They're a little bit longer but slit on the sides and have no shelf bra. I also go with XS in those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessmarimba View Post
    I have the older gingobike patterned tunic.

    It's pretty short on me - i couldn't wear it without something underneath (I'm 5'7"). But I own a ton of those $6 cotton leggings they had at Target for awhile, so I'm set.

    Based on their measurements, I should be at the top end of a S (34-26-36) but I bought the XS and it's very form-fitting but fits just like I want it. If I wasn't an A cup it might be too small, but my shoulders are pretty narrow.

    I usually wear a XS-S in tops and a 2-4 in pants as long as they're curvy enough for my butt. I can't think of another brand to compare their fit to but just ask if you have one in mind?
    Sounds like we're similar in measurements -- I'm a little smaller in the hips and a 32C (but measure 34" in the bust). The one thing I worry about most with the tunic is that the arm holes might be cut too low for me. I'm short all over, and armholes are often a problem. I'd have to wear a t-back bra with it as I'm too saggy to go braless (and a shelf bra is NOT enough!), so if the armholes are low, the bra would show.

    Thanks for the input!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jessmarimba View Post
    Just thought of a suggestion - I also love the Nuu Muu exercise dresses. They're a little bit longer but slit on the sides and have no shelf bra. I also go with XS in those.
    Thanks for the suggestion -- I'm not familiar with this brand/style, but I'll google 'em!
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    After reading this thread, I had to order a Nuu Muu dress!

    Emily, have you considered this dress?
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodLO_EDL0910.html

    Susan O. has the same one in a different color and every time I see her in it, I want one. It's really cute in person and you could totally wear a regular bra with it. She and I are both only 5'4", so it's not too long at all.
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    Why, oh why did you post that link to Nuu-Muu, Jesse?
    I have been restraining myself from buying the Terry tunic, as it looks like a long version of the Eurohalter, which I love. I am not sure if I'd wear it riding, but I would certainly wear it around town.
    I like the idea of the dress that I can wear my own bra with (nothing, ah, showing), but I think the Nuu-Muu might be too long for me at 5' 1".
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    Hahaha sorry. My sister and I discovered them a few years ago after she ran a race with me in a cotton dress. Kind of a "hey we should invent -! Oh, someone already did" moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLC1968 View Post
    After reading this thread, I had to order a Nuu Muu dress!

    Emily, have you considered this dress?
    http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodLO_EDL0910.html

    Susan O. has the same one in a different color and every time I see her in it, I want one. It's really cute in person and you could totally wear a regular bra with it. She and I are both only 5'4", so it's not too long at all.
    That's really pretty, but two issues I think I'd have with it:

    1. That type of low-cut, square neck, while very flattering, tends to be cut too low on me. I am very short in the torso, and anything even remotely "low cut" on an average-sized woman tends to come WAY down on my breasts. I have to be really careful with how tops are cut and really can only wear petite sizes or higher-cut tops because of it.

    2. Black is too hot (and formal) for Belize. I am looking for light, summery colors.

    It's very cute, though, so thanks for pointing it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    Why, oh why did you post that link to Nuu-Muu, Jesse?
    I have been restraining myself from buying the Terry tunic, as it looks like a long version of the Eurohalter, which I love. I am not sure if I'd wear it riding, but I would certainly wear it around town.
    I like the idea of the dress that I can wear my own bra with (nothing, ah, showing), but I think the Nuu-Muu might be too long for me at 5' 1".
    Check out the video on this site (scroll down a bit) -- it may not be too long for you. It really looks pretty short, though I don't know how tall the gal in the video is.

    http://mizfitonline.com/2011/01/18/n...view-giveaway/

    This is the first site I found. If I can find it in a non-black color, I will probably buy one, and I'll be happy to let you know about length, if you haven't already succumbed! Will probably wait until mid-March, though, when I get my bonus.
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    Oh yes! Many colors. I LOVE the look of this...may have to get more than one, if the fit is good.

    http://shop.nuu-muu.com/collections/nuu-muu-classic

    Thank you, jessmarimba, for pointing these out. I adore them. And I think the pit openings look like they'd work better for me than the Terry, which seems to be cut awfully low in the pits, at least from the photos.
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    The terry tunic armpits really aren't too bad on me, but it's a size smaller than I probably should be wearing, too. I've worn it for yoga and haven't had any problems with anything being seen that shouldn't, or falling anyplace it shouldn't...the dress is just more of a racerback and that may be why they look so large in the photos?

    Just a note on the nuu-muus - the solid colored one I have isn't made anymore, but the fabric on it seems to be slightly thicker than the prints. But I don't know where they get their fabric and it may be a weird quirk of just that color (dark maroon/red - I got the last one they made). The women who work there are really nice if you have any questions!


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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    That's really pretty, but two issues I think I'd have with it:

    1. That type of low-cut, square neck, while very flattering, tends to be cut too low on me. I am very short in the torso, and anything even remotely "low cut" on an average-sized woman tends to come WAY down on my breasts. I have to be really careful with how tops are cut and really can only wear petite sizes or higher-cut tops because of it.

    2. Black is too hot (and formal) for Belize. I am looking for light, summery colors.

    It's very cute, though, so thanks for pointing it out!
    I hear you on the black. Susan's has a white background and I like it much better than the black one (it looks more casual and summery).

    Jess - you look so cute in that dress! (and I love the red!). Thanks for posting the photo...it's nice to see it on a real person!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLC1968 View Post
    After reading this thread, I had to order a Nuu Muu dress!
    I, too, succumbed.

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    I won't succumb until it gets a little warmer. I will use it as a reward for cycling through March and April when most people around here are just thinking about their bikes.
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