The Sweater Life
I fell in love with this sweater when I saw it in the store for the first time. However, my favourite colour, heathered bordeaux drama in a size 4 was sold out, so I ordered online.
The sweater arrived yesterday, and I tried it on. I don't know how it works, but the cut of this sweater create amazing slimming effects. The material is very comfortable, light, yet warm.
No problem with the sleeves. I think the sleeve design of this sweater creates one of slimming effects.
For your reference, My wrist circumference is 6 inches and upper arm circumference is 11 inches (normal). I usually wear size 6 or 8 build-in bra tank, and 4 or 6 WUs.
I tried a serenity sweater in a bordeaux drama at the store two years ago, and still remember how itchy, odd fit, and dull colour it was. Compared to that, this "The Sweater Life" is a great improvement, lulu! Please make more colours.
September 11, 2014
I love this sweater. It is so cozy and fits great! I'm really not sure how ppl can say the sleeves are tight. They are fitted but not at all snug or compressive. I have bigger arms so I don't know what these other reviewers are talking about. It is also true to size.
September 10, 2014
great color, poor fit
Absolutely loved this sweater. Loved how long it was; perfect to wear with wunder unders....absolutely perfect for wearing to and from yoga. Only down fall is that the arms are SOOOO tight! I am a 4 and could barely fit. I have toned long, yoga arms! When I tried the 6, the arms were still tight and I was swimming in the sweater, so sad.
September 6, 2014
Not sure why there are negative reviews on this piece.The sleeves are perfect. May get the bordeaux in addition to the black one I received today. I wish I had not waited so long to order one because of those negative reviews. It seems like a well made product so far compared to sweaters I have owned from the Gap.
September 5, 2014
Flattering Pumpkin; Sleeves Perfect
The fit on this sweater is amazing- so flattering, and the spicy pumpkin color is gorgeous. I only took off a star because the material seems a little fragile, and I'm worried about the seam around the bicep where the material changes. But this seam actually adds to the flattering cut of the sweater, so it wasn't a dealbreaker for me.
I don't even think this sweater is over-priced, at all! It's pretty moderately priced compared to other similar sweaters by other active companies.
I did not find the sleeves too tight, and I bet they will actually loosen up a bit so I wouldn't recommend sizing up. I mean, they're tight, but not uncomfortably so (and I OFTEN have this issue with tops, as I am an aerialist and martial artist and my lats and shoulders are cray cray). I got my normal size- 6. For reference I'm 5'7 and 150 (36-27-35)
September 2, 2014
Love it..can't stop wearing it!
I am a true 8 in Lululemon and the 8 is perfect..
no problem with the sleeves being to tight? Maybe I need to workout more!?
Will be buying more colors..
so comfy to wear as jammys..after a long day.
August 29, 2014
Too tight arms/shoulders
The fabric of this sweater is great and I was really excited to try this on. But when I did, I could barely get in to it. While the sweater looks loose and comfy (and I was really looking forward to that) it's super tight through the shoulders and arms. I have muscular arms, but have never had a problem fitting into Lulu products before. Usually an 8, even tried a 10 and still couldn't get into it.
August 29, 2014
I loved the sweater on the model and couldn't wait to order it. Unfortunately I couldn't even get my biceps comfortably in the sleeves. I'm too broad for the fit of the sweater as well so it was a very unflattering fit. I'm usually a six top and four bottom in Lululemon. I'm 5'2 and have an athletic frame. I hope there's another sweater released that will fit me better than this one.
August 28, 2014
Sized Up - Love It
Really love this sweater - have gotten multiple compliments and have worn out to different festivals, evening music shows, and to / from the yoga studio as a additional layer.
To start out, I love the Boolux fabric. I have at least 4 lulu sweaters in this material. I know many think it snags easily, but I think it snags just as easy as any sweater with a soft or delicate material. It's what it is, so people may just have to get used to this.
When I tried this on in the store, I tried my regular top size - a 6 - and the sleeves were ridiculously tight. I sized up to an 8 and was 100% pleased. I am still in love (see above for how much I wear it!). I know some said that when they sized up, they had an issue with how long it was or how 'shapeless' it became. I don't see that as the case. It covers my bum / some thighs and, with cute leggings, don't see an issue. The wider neck also makes having a cute / patterned tank on underneath, somewhat of a pop of color.
Love this sweater - thinking about going back for the bordeaux color! (I got grey in the store)
August 24, 2014
I ordered this sweater in two sizes as I wasn't sure how it would fit. I am usually a size 4, and found the arms to be extremely tight, and the body to be extremely baggy and unflattering. I am 5'5, moderate height, and this sweater is still VERY long. I thought it would be cute with wunder unders, but I was sadly mistaken. The size 4 in the body was very large, whereas the size 6 arms fit perfect. I do have very skinny arms and the fit was still very tight and uncomfortable, I felt very restricted in arm movements. Disappointed in these sweaters, as they look super cute on the models and I LOVE the pumpkin color... would love to see more of this color in other products!!!
August 23, 2014