Tuck & Flow Long Sleeve
Magic in heathered bruised berry
Wow. I would not have bought this if I hadn't come across it in person.
It would never have occurred to me to click on this item. I don't think my brain even registered seeing this item in the new site uploads!
The bell shape would have scared me away immediately - with my build (34C 24 35), if something's not fitted, it is capable of adding 3 sizes to me.
The heathered bruised berry just about leaped off the store rack at me. It was so...vibrant, fresh, and yet soft at the same time (thanks to the heathering).
Rulu Light is fluffy, like a dreamy, marshmallowy material. The stretch is perfect, in that you can pull it on without ever hearing a stitch snap at the seam.
I tried the 4, my usual size. it's quite fitted on top, and while it immediately tents out below the chest, it's still really sexy, though since it's not fitted _all over_ you don't look like you're trying that hard.
If you don't want attention on the girls, this isn't the top to get! ;)
I'm not too sure the material suits being tucked in, with respect to the name. But I'm definitely keeping this as a sweatshirt to throw on when the temperature dips, without sacrificing sexiness one bit.
I also tried the grey...it just doesn't do anything for me, though I'm usually a grey fiend. It's flat compared to the berry.
And now for the minor negatives:
I don't really want extra length in back (coverage is not something I need as I mostly wear structured pants out and about, as opposed to yoga pants). So it's just superfluous material for me.
I'm also not a fan of the curved hem, which visually makes the mind think there's a paunch of some kind - maybe it's just me? From a practical viewpoint, this kind of design tends to get stretched out from being sat on, and starts looking bulge-y and dumpy.
Lastly - the slits I don't really understand, in conjunction with thumbholes. They are a bit distracting visually; fortunately not too bothersome on the hands after a while.
All in all, I'm actually looking forward to a cool night to break this out!
September 3, 2014
I like it!
Love the bruised berry. It's a beautiful color. I really really wish the US would have gotten the opal color, but what are you gonna do. I sized down to a 4 after reading some reviews, and I'm glad I did. It fits great on me. However, it is very tight on my biceps. I do crossfit and although I'm not crazy muscular, I do have larger arms. I will still keep the 4 but I think I may order the 6 in the grey. The price on this top is actually pretty cheap for LLL I think.
August 12, 2014
So soft, so lovely, so small through the shoulders
I waited weeks for this top to appear in my local store before finally giving up and ordering on line. It arrived today and I was so excited to take it with me on a weekend trip to the lake as it gets colder on the boat at night. I put it on right away only to discover my normal size 4 was much too tight in the shoulders and bust pulling at the back pleat awkwardly, and just a bit tighter around my hips than on the models. I am 5'2", 34C-26-35 for reference. The sleeves on the 4 are so long I'm not certain if I will try a size up or just return. The fabric however is absolutely amazing, buttery soft and the gray color is perfect. I'm very sad it did not fit true to size :(
August 8, 2014
Love the Material
I love the material and feel however it looked like a maternity top on my small frame. Also one sleeve has a thumb hole and one has just a slit with no thumb hole.
August 3, 2014
too tight across shoulders, looked like a frumpy tent dress on :-(
August 2, 2014
Not for broad shoulders
Loved the material and the fit up front looks amazing! Unfortunately, if you have broad shoulders I do not recommend this top! I have a swimmers body, slim with broad shoulders. What I noticed was that the material pulls at the back middle stitching, making me look like SheHulk! On the positive side, feels like cool butter on your skin! Needless to say, I will be returning this top.
August 1, 2014
This is the best shirt ever!
I just purchased the black T & F on MD in my store a couple of weeks ago, and it must be from last release because when my new grey one arrived in the mail yesterday it was different. There is no loop on the back of my grey one even though it says so in the description, and my black one has it. It's not a huge deal, but it looks like something is missing!
The actual shirt is amazing. I love the Rulu fabric. It is so soft and stretchy. I love the flowy drape of the fabric. I am TTS 6, and I ordered a 6 because I like extra room to layer over tanks. I do not find it looks like a maternity shirt, but I am tall, lean and have a flat midsection so on my body it drapes very nicely. The black one is a size larger and I like that fit, too. I find the shoulder/arm area tighter than the rest of the shirt so if you have broader shoulder/muscular arms you might need to try a couple of sizes to fit the proper fit.
I cannot wait until cooler weather so I can wear this running, hiking, and probably all season. Please make it in other colors (or at least let the US have it cadet blue and more plum again!).
July 31, 2014
No Loop Hole - but AWESOME
I have 3 of these shirts from the last time they were released. They are my favorite! So flattering and comfortable! I wear them to work, to dinner, to workout...you name it!
However, in the description, and the shirts I already have has it - there is a loop on the back to hang the shirt up on a hook from. The bruised berry one I just recieved did not have this loop. Is this a misprint?
I know it's odd, but I liked the loop ;)!
July 30, 2014
Maybe size down? Hangs like a bag, unfortunately.
I am 5'3'', ~ 130 lbs, 34B, and typically wear size 6 in everything (I size down to size 4 in a few tops, like the 105F singlet). I ordered this shirt in a size 6. First, I absolutely LOVE the color (I ordered the bruised berry), and I wish there were more tops in this color! Unfortunately, I will be sending this shirt back, and this is why: I think for some people this shape may work, and for others it wont. I have a fairly nice waist with big hips/thighs, so I tend to buy clothes that have a nicely defined waist, so I can highlight that part of my body that I like. This shirt in size 6 fits me well in the arms (they are snug, but comfortable), and I would say that I have average sized arms (maybe tend to the "large" side; I certainly don't have skinny arms). However, although the arms fit great, the rest of it billows out from my boobs down. The front isn't too bad (I think the front is cute), but from the side and back it looks HUGE. I wish it didn't have the pleat in the back, so that it wouldn't puff out so much (kind of like a backwards maternity shirt). There is no waist at all with this shirt, and I think it just looks really big on me. My advice is to size down if you're able to (if you have skinny arms). I think for some girls it may work, depending on your body type.
I really really love the color though! And I love the material!
Lulu -- please make a shirt that is somewhere in the middle between super tight and huge/billowy! I like loose shirts that drape, but would still give me some shape.
July 30, 2014
Love love love!
I received this top (gray) in the mail today and it's amazing! Super soft and fits perfectly. I foresee wearing this all fall and winter. As far as fit goes I am 5'8 122 lbs and ordered a size 4. I'm lean/thin/athletic and its super cute and flattering. Good job lulu!
July 30, 2014