En Route Jacket
I ripped open the package as the driver was leaving. I was so excited; I could not wait until Christmas! I thought I might have to send it back because it would be too small, but I was wrong!!!! I bought the 8 ? it is so very soft and stretchy. I like things fitted, but not tight. The opening at the back is beautiful and when it is closed it is a little snugger around the hips/it does not ride up it is nice. For reference I am 5?8? and a 34 DD, I am by no means skinny but muscular with broad shoulders 165 lbs. My usual size is an 8.
December 3, 2013
Love this hoodie! Epitomizes great LuLu fit.
I'm wear this to death lately. It's why i pay money to shop at Lulu when so many other brands go for short and boxy cuts.
The fit of this is what's amazing. Nice long arms that you can scrunch up or let dangle over your wrists, keeping them warm. Just form fitting enough, bit plenty of room. In fact, I wish I'd sized down and if you're between sizes you might do the same.
The back is the best part--super cute pleat. I'm surprised at some of the reviews that said it's tight when zipped all the way. These ladies must have bigger bums/hips as mine is perfect.
November 30, 2013
Didn't know I needed this until seeing it in person. I am 5' 1" and 110 lbs. and typically wear a 4 in bottoms and 4 or 6 in tops. I went with the 4 in this and it fits great. I can see how this may be a good fit based on body type. I have a pretty 'straight' body type and can zip it all the way down fine. The heathered black was less fitted than the heathered gray. When trying on the heathered gray I wasn't able to zip it all the way down.
It's cozy like a a hoodie but a bit dressier - love it!
November 21, 2013
Cozy, Versitile & Flattering on Wide-Shouldrs
I ADORE this jacket. Try a size down first,then size up if you need to. I'm usually a 12 in LL jackets, but the 12 was almost boxy. Thank goodness I tried the 10 because this is a perfect jacket.
The cotton fleece is the most cozy fabric ever. Really nice for a crisp fall day or a chilly office. The zipper up the back is very very useful for after teaching a Group Ex class when you are chilled, but still sweaty. The length in the back covers my kidneys so it keeps me nice and warm. The nice high neck is also very cozy AND visually flattering.
If I was going to change anything, I would shorten the sleeves by 1 inch as the sleeves are just a tad too long.
Also? When you unzip the back a little, it gives the bottom of the jacket a flare, which looks super flattering.
November 19, 2013
perfect for me!
im 5'4 foot , 128 lbs, lean muscular, and this jacket is... perfect! the back zipper, when just a little bit open, look fabulous and gives me a sexy hot butt and shape! zipper all up is very nice too! the collar is higher on the neck, and protect from the wind. its thick, cozy. no thumbholes for me is not a problem. will wear it to death. dark grey was my choice. i think that the jacket on the model give not a good idea of the fitting. if you have an hourglass shape, go for it. true to size. im always a size 4 in lulu jacket.
November 18, 2013
This jacket is both beautiful and comfy. It runs tts. I'm 5'6 ,125lbs and the 6 is perfect. Had plenty of room with a tank and long sleeve top underneath.Body skimming, but not tight. I'm small busted , slim on the bottom. The jacket fits well both fully zipped and 1/2 zipped in back. If you are bottom heavy this jacket may accentuate that. I have it in the dark grey and just ordered the inkwell.
The sleeves run a little long. Had mine shortened.
November 17, 2013
Don't want to take this off!
Love this zip up. The fleece like lining inside is soft and cozy. The fit works for anyone. I have the back fully zipped when I want it tight fitting and slightly unzipped when I want a loose feel. I usually wear a 4 or a 6 in tops. I bought a size 6 and I love it but probably could have gone with a 4. I do love layering under this though so a 6 works great. Would highly recommend this
November 14, 2013
This was one of those pieces you know 100% you do not want in your wardrobe--for me, at least. This felt as thin as the new Scuba in my opinion. The front of the jacket is super plain, and the back is weird. Like other ladies have mentioned, the hem is tight if the back is zipped up. I hated how it looked unzipped. It was just wrinkly and messy, no nice pleats like they show online. It is simply too thin, plain, awkward fitting and expensive. The chest/stomach area is a roomy TTS (36B, bought size 8), but the bottom fits like a size 6 or 4 when the back is completely zipped. I think this might look good on someone busty with slender hips.
November 13, 2013
Cozy and cute
Yes... agreed $149 is steep for essentially a sweatshirt. But - I also agree - it can easily be dressed up - or worn causally. and it is really thick and cozy. I love the zipper detailing in the back and partially unzipped it looks great.
My only complaint - please use other colors. Black and grey are getting terribly boring.
November 10, 2013
Warmer and More Versatile Than it Appears
I think the En Route jacket is spot-on. I'm 5'1", 129# and the 4 (my usual size) is a great fit, though the jacket may run slightly small.
It's made of thick cotton fleece that is warmer than I had anticipated--it's a great cool-weather alternative. The zippers and features--the high collar, for example--allow the jacket to function in a few different ways, which I think is great. The high collar popped up gives it a sporty feel; zipped up but folded down, the collar has a casual appearance. And if you play with the zipper in the back, you can create a mock riding-blazer silhouette that is very flattering, or open up for a bit of a looser hang by unzipping all the way. The versatility is fantastic and I've been able to feel appropriately dressed for the gym or for my office. That's always a plus, especially with the price tag.
The versatility in the detail makes the warm and cozy jacket totally worthwhile. Score, Lulu!
November 6, 2013