Lightened Up Pullover
lovely and light
I read the reviews before I purchased this and decided to try it on in my local store and decide for myself. There is a pleat in the back but it clearly states on the fit+function section that the fit is loose. There are plenty of form fitting jackets on this website that are lovely and I own plenty of those also.
This jacket, however, fills a different need. It's light, soft, and extremely breathable. It also does a fabulous job of keeping wind out. The ruffle at the bottom covers the bum perfectly. The slightly tighter band around the waist keeps the bottom of the jacket in place while you run. The fabric is thin and light for warmer days yet is extremely durable. I just can't say enough about the zip up hood that stays in place in the harshest wind.
I have worn this jacket on several runs now in temperatures ranging from 35 to 50 degrees and it has served perfectly. I also get lots of compliments on it so the 'baggy' pleat does not seem to be too detrimental to my figure. :)
Today I'm wearing it at work. It's Casual Friday.
April 18, 2014
Best light running jacket!
I have bought two of these, and have worn on 7+ mile runs while lightly raining, as well as while running a windy half marathon. I am in LOVE with this pullover. It is a good windbreaker, and is also waterproof, while also being breathable! I can't tell you how many windbreakers I've had (and have) that don't breathe, and make you feel as if you are marinating in your own sweat, however, this jacket isn't like that at all! This pullover is something that is comfortable with a long sleeve underneath, but would also be wearable with a tank or short sleeve top underneath, particularly when it is warmer outside--none of my other windbreakers could say the same.
Overall, amazing purchase. Another note, that the product description doesn't say, the zipper teeth go all the way around the top of the hood, so you could zip it up higher if need be, and the teeth also add a little weight to the hood which helps to keep it in place.
April 7, 2014
Just what I've been searching for!
Wanted a lighter pullover type top/jacket. Visited a store and advised not to size up or down. Read all the reviews, placed order and Received a day earlier in the mail to my surprise! Love the fit! Love the style! Wanted to order another but my size not available. Too bad!!
April 2, 2014
More of a jacket than a top
I bought this top because I like the ruffle along the bottom. Other than that, it is fairly plain.
I wear an 8 and bought an 8. Roomy fit everywhere except the bottom ruffle has a tape on the inside of the band. A size 6 may have made it too tight on my hips.
This pullover feels like a jacket and not a top. It is more like a windbreaker with a little stretch to it. The pleat down the back reinforces the jacket shape.
I tried wearing this top over a tank to Pilates but there is just too much fabric and the hood gets in the way. It will be useful as a top layer for walking and going to and from the studio.
Originally I bought the cadet blue but it has a purplish tint to it so I returned it for black.
Long front zip makes it easy to put on and take off.
Large front pouch pocket zips and will hold a lot.
March 27, 2014
I got this in the Clear Mint and the color is just beautiful and really pops. It looks so good with black... even my hubby commented on it! Regarding the cuffs not matching, I thought this also when I was in the store but once I got it out in the day light they seemed to match. I think certain types of lighting make it look that way.
I'm 5'4", 120lbs, 32C and I went with a size 6. I tried on the 4 which fit fine but I'm kind of curvy from the waist down and it was a bit tight on the bottom and made the pleat want to poof out. The 6 didn't do this at all.
The fabric is super soft, lightweight and comfortable. I really like how the two zipper pockets make a kangaroo pouch. Not crazy about the pony tail hole because I wouldn't want my pony tail to get wet... but I probably won't be wearing the hood up too often anyway and the hood is so thin it doesn't feel bulky when you're not using it.
Everything LLL is kind of pricey but I really love this so I would definitely purchase it again or in more fun colors!
March 26, 2014
Clear Mint - slightly different color cuffs
I tried this on in the clear mint today. As others have commented, I found the inverted pleat going down the back to be unflattering. I also thought the thumbhole cuffs of the clear mint were a slightly different color than the rest of the pullover. And for $128 it felt rather unsubstantial.
Otherwise, I thought the overall length was good and the pleats at the bottom were a pretty touch.
March 25, 2014
I ordered this online in Cadet Blue and it is a stunner. I would have missed it because it was under the category of Tops and not Jackets, I think of it more as a jacket so I am glad I stumbled on it while searching Tops.
It is absolutely beautiful and true to size. I am usually a 6-8 in lulu tops. the 6 fits perfectly. I personally love the design on the back and if you have the correct size it is ultra flattering. I am a slim person but I do not always want a super tight fit i.e. the form jacket is snug, this is slightly looser but in no way does it billow or pull it just looks great. The design makes it more dressy in my opinion a step above the usual run of the mill compression running top.
It is a little pricey for sure but it is a lulu piece I would not be without. This will be the one people will ask "is that new?" every time I wear it
I would suggest for lulu to display the brightest colour on the website as I almost missed the intricacies of the design with the black being the highlighted colour.
March 20, 2014
Had to return
I was shocked when I opened my package at how light weight the material was - almost felt like tracing paper. It is super thin. I was also surprised at how bright the light flare color is in person - it looks much more subtle online.
The fit is super cute from the front, but the back looks ridiculous. I wanted to love it, but for $128 - I would much rather change it for a different jacket.
I also loved the ruching at the back, but its completely hidden by the hood - it would have been much prettier if the ruching went all the way down the back instead of the big poofy pouch that sticks out the back.
Such a bummer.
March 19, 2014
I sent back my Lightened Up Pullover for the same reason as a few of the other reviewers. It made me look like I had a humpback, and gave me no shape in the contour of my back. Fit nice around the hips and looked nice from the front and then turn to the side and ewwww nasty looking.
Sorry I have tons of lulu but this item wasn't worth the 128$ price tag. No way to cinch the hood which is basically useless as a result, and really light weight for the price. Not impressed with this one. At all.
March 16, 2014
I am in love with my new purchase, light weight & perfect for any weather!
March 15, 2014