I was on my way to the checkout with another top when this caught my eye. I had been eyeing this online but didn't order due to the comments about it not being flattering. I tried it on and I was sold. It fits beautifully and is extremely flattering. I'd even go as far as to say the most flattering shirt I own. The material is high quality, I can tell I'll get a lot of wears out of this top. I'm glad I saw this in the store and gave it a shot. I went with my usual 6 and it was perfect. I could have gotten away with a 4, but it was a tad too tight for my liking. For reference I am 5'6, 130 lbs, 34C.
September 18, 2014
When I received this item I was very disappointed- it came with a hole in the side close to armpit AND one of the buttons is sewn on with orange thread instead of black like the other 5. Not impressed at all!
For all you info, I am 5'9", 138 lbs, 34D and the size 10 fits really cute.
That being said, I will try to see if a local store has another to exchange it with as I'm not to sure how quick the online return will be.
September 18, 2014
Lovely rulu fit is unforgiving
So ladies- I love this top. I love anything made of rulu. It's the most amazing buttery soft material ever. However, the tightness of the material it's unforgiving to any slight flaw one may have. Unless you are very thin, just be aware that the cut is slim and material outlines and exaggerates any flaw. I tried a size up but it looked sloppy and obviously big in the shoulders and super long in the arms. I planned to buy two but walked out with only one.... Still love it. Just be aware. Also I felt the cream and gray stripe was more pulling near the buttons than the other colors. Such a shame bc that was the color I wanted the most. Overall I still stayed TTS and walked out with one of them.
September 15, 2014
Super Soft... Inconsistent Sizing Between Colors
I wanted this top so bad when the original three colors were uploaded... and ordered the white striped version in a 4 and a 6. I was so disappointed because the 4 was way too tight and the 6 was huge! The 6 seemed more like an 8 so I went to my store to try another 6 thinking I got a mislabeled top but all the 6's at the store fit the same??
I just received the hyper stripe black that I ordered in a 6 and it fits perfect!! This top is super soft and comfortable. The v-neck is too low for me to wear without a sports bra but I expected that.
I gave it 4 stars for inconsistent sizing and not sewing all the buttons shut under the first two... there's no reason to make it unbutton past your waist and they wouldn't pucker when you sit down if they were sewn shut.
For reference I'm 5'4", 120lbs, 32C.
September 14, 2014
Fitted in the wrong areas
Glad I tried this on in the store. It is a great concept but my typical size 6was too clingy and fitted in the waist and hip area with the neckline loose. I love Henley style tops so hopefully another one will come out soon for those who want a little room in the mid section.
September 14, 2014
Not for shorter (or fun-sized) ladies
I'm 5'4 140, 34DD very muscly weight lifter/runner. Tried my normal 6 and it was was way to tight. Neckline was too deep, and the cut was not flattering on my bum. HOWEVER if you are a tall lady, this one is for you! The colours are amazing and rulu is my favourite material from lulu!
September 12, 2014
Similar to other reviewers, I was skeptical about spending $78 for a henley. However, as soon as I tried it on, I fell in love. I am 5'4" 122 lbs 32 B, purchased my usual size 6, and found this top to be very flattering. The material is super soft and it feels great on the skin. I definitely plan on picking up more colors.
September 8, 2014
best go to from piece
I love this shirt. Low cut but i like this. Length is perfect for me. the cut is so perfect and enhance my body. I receive so many compliments when i wear it. My husband love it. This fabric is so soft.
Wear it with or without tank to go at the studio. Or only casual.
I have the black one but gone a order the 2 other color!
Fit true to size. For reference i am 5'7'', 128 lbs and 32B
September 7, 2014
A tall girl staple item
Fantastic basic piece; yes, admittedly a bit pricey, but at 5'11'', I don't mind paying a bit more to have something fit perfectly, especially when it comes to sleeve and body length (haha - rare finds!). The fabric feels amazing and I really like the cut and drape of the top. This henley may perhaps be suited for a smaller bust and longer torso, as I do not find it too low cut to wear without a camisole, nor do I find that it flares out as much as others have mentioned. For reference, I am 34b, 130lbs, and the size 4 fits nicely. Definitely an awesome staple piece that I will get a ton of wear out of! Thanks lulu!
September 5, 2014
Wish I Loved It
I ordered this in black, and I liked it alright but did not love it. The material was nice, thick, and super-soft, and it was comfy and had a good shape. I usually take a 6 in long-sleeve tops without support (5'6'', 145, 36B/C), but I went with my gut and ordered an 8. That was a good call, as it is definitely form-fitting. The neckline wasn't as gaping as I was expecting; I wouldn't be able to wear it with just a normal bra for fear of showing too much, but I could wear it with an Energy Bra, or I imagine with any other sports bra, to give the appearance of a camisole. Ultimately it worked, but I didn't love it enough to keep it because black doesn't look great on my skin, and the overall effect was just more cardigan than henley.
I decided to give the white one with gray stripes a try, so I went to a local store. I tried the same size 8, and it was completely different than the black version. The material was much thinner and clingier, causing it to lie weird on my stomach, and then it flared back out a little at the bottom. The neck on this one was much larger - the sleeves were falling off my shoulders, it didn't at all cover the straps of my Energy Bra, and it came down much lower.
I am not sure if has to do with sizing inconsistency from one top to the next or from one color to the next. I returned the black one and did not replace it with the striped one.
One parting comment is that with the low-cut neck but snug fit, at the end of the day it's just awkward. If you want to be a bit more modest in the chest, you can wear a sports bra, but it's just too snug to wear with a full camisole underneath.
I LOVE the idea of a lulu henley, and I would love to own a lulu henley. Unfortunately this one just missed the mark for me.
September 4, 2014