Happy Yin Year Hoodie
Try It, You'll Like It
I tried this hoodie on, not expecting much, but I was totally taken by surprise. The detailing on the back is AWESOME - the pleats are sturdy and very cool.
I also like the thumb holes - the cuffs are slightly looser (and not stretchy, hence the looseness) than on the scubas, which makes it easier to fit bracelets (like a fitbit) underneath.
Zipper pockets are nice, too, so stuff won't fall out when you're on the go.
I definitely recommend at least checking out the detailing on the back of this one - it's a fun addition to my closet for sure.
March 4, 2014
great quality, but fell short
Tried this hoodie/jacket in store in my usual size 4, but it felt way too snug at the bottom--would have never been able to layer under neath, and there was little stretch. I liked the feel of the jacket, and the warmth, so I tried on the 6--however it still felt snug, and a bit boxy. I wanted to love this hoodie because the quality was great, but the sizing seemed off. For reference, I am 5' and 110 lbs.
March 4, 2014
Beautiful Colors, Disappointing Style
I saw this is the store a couple days ago and was drawn to the light green color. It is beautiful! When I picked up the Hoodie, it was thick and soft and seemed to be perfect for Spring! Until I tried it on...
This is definitely not designed to be flattering for every body. I am 5'6" and 128 lbs. and comfortably wear a size 6 in everything, sometimes sizing up to an 8 in jackets so I can layer. I tried on an 8 and the fit was very boxy. I would have thought to size down to a 6, but the arms were slightly short and using the thumbholes was painful (never have had sleeve problems). When I looked at myself from behind, there was a weird poof above my waist. I thought the hem was cute, but the bulging backside is not flattering at all.
Too bad. I recommend trying this on or being close to a store for returns as it's not your usual hoodie cut.
March 2, 2014
Love the hoodie not the quality
I would just like to say I love this hoodie I've been eying it up for months and I snatched it up today on sale at my local store. I'm usually a 4-6 in lulu I bought this in an 8! And it was perfect, however like other reviews have stated about the seems coming undone well mine is too! Around the thumb whole. I am not impressed this hoodie was still $88 an I expect better. It was final sale but I'm taking it back tomorrow to exchange it for a new one I hope they let me since this is a quality control issue. I live in lulu and would be upset if they don't help me out.
March 1, 2014
I was excited to get my new hoodie. I love the feel of the material, its cozy and warm. The style is unique and I love the zipper pockets.
I am really disappointed in the quality. The stitching is coming out at the cuffs and there is major pilling on the arms. I have only worn the sweater a few times and I have not washed it yet (I am scared to).
I am so disappointed in Lulu quality... it definitely is not what it used to be and it makes me question the value for the dollar.
February 28, 2014
Q about sleeves..
I think this sweatshirt sits beautifully- I love the heavy feel to this and I am always a fan of thumbholes. I just picked this up in and can't decide if it's a keeper. After wearing for about 20 min, the thumbholes are starting to hurt my fingers 'cause they are just a tad short. Is that normal for you gals out there who kept this? I am 5'9" and 107 trying the size 4.... thoughts anyone? PS - does the poof at the bag diminish with washes+ time? Hope not!
February 27, 2014
The Happy Yin Year Hoodie is so warm and soft. The hood is nice and big so you know that the hood will cover your whole head. I would recommend this item to anyone, but if you were to get this hoodie you might have to go up a size. I am normally a size 6 but I had to go to a size 8, because the sleeves at the elbows were just a bit tight. But other than that it is an awesome hoodie, and I would recommend this hoodie to anyone. Especially for people who are still experiencing -20 degree Celsius/4 degree Fahrenheit weather.
February 27, 2014
This is my first lululemon sweatshirt. I too suggest trying this on before purchasing. I purchased according to the size chart and also tried it on before. (Size 8, 5'1" 125 lb) When pulled down it seemed to fit well- as it does in the photo on the website. However after purchase, I found that because the fit was snug, with movement, the sweatshirt rode up around the waist and poofed out in the back, which was not as flattering as the fit in the photo. Also it seems to have shrunk a little in the wash. In retrospect I probably would have contemplated purchasing a size or 2 up (to account for the slight shrinkage in the wash and the change of fit with movement) so that it would fit a bit less snugly as this is my preference. (Unfortunately purchased on sale and unable to exchange)
Overall I think the styling is quite nice and I hope the general style is continued. It does leave the neck uncovered, so it would be warmer if it had a collar. The hood is generous, which I like because it makes it functional. I like the thumbholes too.
To address the difficulties with washing, I have actually washed the sweatshirt successfully (at least once anyways). I did not have any problems with pilling inside or out, and the seams are intact as well. I washed on gentle cycle, zipped up, with other sweatshirts, then tumbled dry on low so that it was mostly dry then hung to dry the rest of the way. It still looks great although it shrunk a little. The hood kept it's shape too.
February 23, 2014
not what i expected
I so badly wanted to love this hoodie. I tried it in my local Lulu store over the weekend. I normally wear a 4-6 in Lulu tops, and I tried a 6 in this since the 4 looked too small on the hanger.
It's super soft, and very comfortable. However, the pleats/seams in the back were weird. Due to the length of the hoodie, the pleated part did not sit properly on me (sat above where it should have) and the back of the sweatshirt consequently puffed out. I would say to definitely try this before you buy it if you have any kind of a butt or are petite like me.
February 9, 2014
Cute and Unique
This hoodie is definitely a different kind of hoodie if you're looking to replace a scuba. It fits a little looser than a scuba (I wear a 6 in the scuba hoodies and a 4 in the happy yin year hoodie; 5'2", 110 lbs, 34B). As some reviews stated, there is additional material in the back of the hoodie, however, in choosing the right size, the material won't seem "weird" if you're not buying it two sizes bigger. The colors are very flattering (especially the light blue). Definitely recommend this product!
February 8, 2014