Fleet Street Pullover
Cozy but not perfect
It's very soft and warm, not much give in the fit, and it drives me nuts that the bottom band does not lay flat, it bends and curls.
February 2, 2014
I own a few Lululemon pullovers, but they all have hoods or cowl necks, which don't always fit well under my winter jackets, and feel like a they are a bit too bulky when I'm just lounging at home. Needless to say I was excited when I saw the Fleet Street Pullover online and ordered the black/white parallel stripe.
This pullover is definitely the softest one I own, and I was so happy when the size 4 I ordered fit me perfectly, as I'm usually a size 2 in Lulu gear. It's cozy and warm and perfect under outer layers or on it's own when I'm staying indoors. The cut is quite flattering, although I don't love the black rulu detailing around the neckline, but this is a personal preference and not a deal breaker for me.
When I first purchased this sweater the black elastic/rulu hemline at the bottom of the shirt sat nice and flat like it does in the model photos; however, after wearing the pullover for a few hours I noticed that the rulu started to crease and fold under. I experienced a similar elastic issue with a pair of calm and cozy pants that I purchased last fall, so as soon as the bottom started to roll a bit I knew that my pullover had a similar defect. I've now worn this pullover 4 times and each time the bottom hem rolls and folds a little bit more, but it has rolled under in an uneven manner which makes it even less flattering. Despite my efforts to continually pull at the hemline to flatten it, the hem on the back of the shirt is lumpy and sometimes folds under completely so the black rulu isn't visible when I have the pullover on, while the sides lie almost flat most of the time, and the front tends to coil under tightly so the black rulu forms a little bulge along the bottom. I haven't yet washed it, so I'm certain this issue isn't due to improper laundering. I've considered trying to iron the hemline to see if it will flatten out, but I don't want to risk damaging the fabric, and I honestly feel that shouldn't have to iron a sweatshirt that I've owned for 3 weeks because of poor quality control.
After the elastic issues I had with my Calm and Cozy pants and this pullover I think I am done with Lululemon products with elastic until Lulu improves their quality control and starts using better quality elastic. No matter how soft and cozy this pullover is, a defective bottom hem just isn't worth the $100 price tag.
January 26, 2014
Nice addition to my collection
I went to the local store and got the flowered one on sale. I saw the stripy one as well and, contrary to many opinions, I liked the flowery pattern much more. I would have not paid the full price though. It is not the warmest or the most figure flattering lulu sweater. I must notice that there is zero stretch to the body and I would never recommend to size down on this one. As for the length, as another reviewer noticed, would be nice to have it a bit longer, even in a shape of a wider stretchy band at the bottom.
January 21, 2014
I had what my friend and I jokingly refer to as an "accident" at Lulu...I hit the sale rack, hard. Anyway, it's been below zero here in northern VT for awhile, and I'm starting to become unable to cope. I am cold, all the time. I wear my huge parka at my desk. So this pullover was on the sale rack and it was so cozy, I couldn't resist. I have the striped version and sized up to an 8 (always a 6) and I adore it. It's thick and fleecy and cozy and has thumbholes and I got it on final sale plus my instructor discount. For less than half MSRP! I love this and will get a lot of use out of it. Is it the most chic and flattering pullover ever? No, but it's warm and it's cute. I am surprised how much I love this - never looked at it twice before I happened upon it! But once I felt how soft it was, I was sold.
January 21, 2014
Wouldn't buy without trying it on
I sized down 2 sizes like many of the reviews suggested (my store never got these) and while it fit, it was very awkward. I'm going to try again in my real size and we'll see. I'm surprised at how short it is. Other than that, love how thick it is.
January 16, 2014
Cozy, soft & warm but not much stretch
I wasn't wowed by the photo online but picked this up in store on mark-down since they had one in my usual Lulu size and I ended up liking it more than I thought I would.
First the pros: Mine did not have the petrol smell others complained about. I got the floral pattern and like how soft the fabric of the "sweater like" sleeves are. The rulu on the underside of the arms allows for a little stretch and is also soft and cozy, especially with the thumbholes. This top is a little dressier than a sweatshirt and the inside of the shirt is a soft fleece.
Now the cons: When putting this top on, there is not much stretch in the bodice so I would advise staying true to size or even sizing up if you want a looser fit. I would have preferred a little more length or a looser fit on the hemline because it doesn't quite cover my bottom but that might be because I'm 5'10". Not a deal-breaker though.
January 8, 2014
smells and store refuses to return it
I ordered this sweatshirt on-line and love it. However, I noticed right away the industrial smell that other reviewers have mentioned. I went into the store and asked the manager if I washed it and the smell did not come out, could I return it and she said, "No." She reiterated that without tags on the sweatshirt, she can not return it. It didn't make sense to me. I feel that if the smell doesn't come out of it, there is a defect in the material. She was adamant that she would not return it. I love Lulu and spend hundreds of dollars every month on Lulu products. However, I don't like the return policy at all. I also bought a wool sweater last spring and it shrunk even though I followed the instructions for washing and the store refused to return it even though I still had the receipt. I think that is really bad customer service. If I didn't love lulu so much, I'd stop buying it!
January 8, 2014
I ordered this top online after seeing a sneak peek on a blog. While I am pleased with the top, I was almost knocked out by the foul smell of the item when I opened the bag. That's some serious chemical action going on there. After THREE washes the smell finally came out. The only other complaint I have about the top is the elastic in the bottom tends to fold if you sit while wearing it. Other than those two issues (which aren't make or break), I love the top.
January 7, 2014
I really like this top, the sweater fleece is cozy and the Rulu is soft and stretchy, the only compliant I have is the cut at the bottom seems A little off to me, I am 5'3" 115lbs bought my regular size 4
and I understand the hem is suppose to be dropped but it makes the sides of the top not lay right at the bottom, this isn't A deal breaker for me because I really like the softness of the top but the dropped hem isn't working for me.
January 5, 2014
Looks like sofa upholstery and fit is not good
I got the gray floral print and it was too stiff and looked like my mother's couch. The bust/shoulders fit too small and the waist/hips were too big. I am normally an 8 in tops and ordered the 8 in this. I think a 10 would be too big on the bottom. Although even at half the price i would not order this.
January 4, 2014