like the material. I wish it was longer and had more bright colors. PLEASE bring in longer jackets-brings in Stride in brights and other shades! Too many grays at LLL
February 15, 2015
Don't hang by the hood!!
First things first--this is an AMAZING hoodie. I ordered the heathered white and fell so completely in love I decided to give the apex stripe black heathered angel white/black despite not being into stripes or black and white tops.
Oh. My. God. It is completely different than in the photo, the heathered black is more like the inkwell color, and the heathered angel white almost looks like an angel/oatmeal combination. It's not nearly as stark of a contrast as the photos make it look, and highly recommend checking it our or looking in store because despite originally wanting the inkwell/white stripes I much prefer this. Also, be aware that each of these varies slightly in the feel depending on the color--the heathered white is slightly more rough than the apex stripe which was more silky (I believe this is just the minor difference in fabric/print like you may see with tops as well).
Fit is amazing, I am typically a size 8 and this was no different. If you want a slim fit size down, very loose size up although I don't recommend it because the hoodie will poof up around the pockets/belly area and be a bit unflattering.
For reference I am: 5'4, 160 lbs., curvy, 34DD.
IMPORTANT. Do not hang this by the hood, it will warp the shape and look odd. I did by accident for a couple days--easy fix?? Put it on and use a blow dryer on high heat a few inches from the area that is misshapen. Dry for a few seconds, then reshape. Repeat until the area doesn't bulge. Fixed mine, but I definitely won't be making that mistake again.
February 13, 2015
I purchased the inkwell/white stripe in the store and loved the way it felt so much, I ordered another one online in the prism inkwell. It feels like wearing a nice soft cotton top and I love the way it fits. It is a bit form fitting so if you are wanted to wear a shirt underneath, I would size up a bit. For reference I am 5'4" 119 lbs and I have one in a size 6 that I wear as a jacket, and the other one is a size 4 and I wear that as a top. Its really to snug to have any type of shirt underneath, but it is so comfortable without feeling tight I love wearing it by itself. It hasn't been long enough to really know how it will continue to hold up with washing, but so far its been fine.
February 11, 2015
Love this jacket but disappointed in quality
I love inkwell. I love stripes. I love this jacket. However, I am SO disappointed with the quality. I got this after christmas with a gift card and after only a handful of wears and washes it's faded terribly and looks like it's a few years old. Now, don't go blaming the way I wash it. I wash ALL my lulu in lingerie bags, on the delicate cycle, in cold water, inside out and hang EVERYTHING to dry. I've owned LOTS of lulu and know how to care for it and this has been the most disappointing purchase for me. And there is pilling on the drawstring on the hood already and the lining on the hood has faded quite badly as well. I wouldn't even want a replacement because I'm too scared of how badly the material and colour fades. Le sigh. What a waste of a gift card and money for me.
For reference, I'm 5'4, 128lbs, wear a size 6 in crbs and bras and most other tanks and bought a size 6 as well. I'd say it fits true to size.
February 3, 2015
Love this jacket. The sleeves are a great length so you can tuck your hands in and the jacket itself is a good length. Fits true to size. Washes great. Would love a lot more colors to choose from. Would love to purchase some more.
January 27, 2015
My favorite hoodie of all time
I bought this hoodie about 4 years ago in purple and have been waiting ever since for Lululemon to carry it again. I bought it in the white (light grey) and in the gray floral and I am keeping them both. The fabric is cozy rather than slinky, and the shape is so feminine. And I know from my purple one that it wears like iron. Perfect!
January 27, 2015
Perfect Spring hoodie!
I ordered two hoodies, hoping I wouldn't fall in love with them both, and have already decided this is the one to keep. (If you're thinking of the Warm Core Hoodie, you can check out my review, also a nice jacket).
I ordered up as suggested, liking my Lulus on the roomier side, and the 10 is perfect! I'm 5'6", 126#. I love the heathered white which is actually a light grey. Soft and comfortable. Feels so good I don't want to take it off!
PS I love Lulu's super fast shipping! I ordered this yesterday and voila!! Returns are easy too, in the same envelope, pop in the mail box. Thank you for the ease in ordering online!
January 22, 2015
Yes, yes, yes!!!
OMG, LOVE this hoodie! It walks the line perfectly between softly feminine and outright sexy, plus it's soft and medium-weight to boot! Love the cut, the length and the fact it flares gently from the princess seams to cover hips. I'm only 5 feet, with broad ribcage and shoulders--so I took direction from reviews and ordered up a size. If you want a GORGEOUS hoodie that goes ANYWHERE, I highly recommend this baby. Tons of compliments. Form-fitting, yes--but in an attractive, enhancing way!! Love everything about it.
January 16, 2015
Wanted to love
On the hanger I thought this sweatshirt was adorable. However, it is the most awkward fitted hoodie I have ever had on. The cut is extremely unflattering, as the bottom flares out and I would have tried a 2 instead of my regular size 4 but then the sweatshirt would have been too tight everywhere else. So disappointed!
January 12, 2015
I got this hoodie in the grey floral print in a size 6 - I agree it fits a little bigger but the size 6 fits like it does the models in the pics. I ordered this online and the ruffles and hood were so washed out and faded looking, I returned it to the store and they told me it was meant to look like that - who wants a washed out look? Weird. I ordered it again online and it was perfect with no fading! Hooray. FYI I bought this hoodie in black last summer and returned it also because it was so faded and worn looking. Seems to be hit and miss. Overall it's super cute and so amazingly comfy - a must have :)
January 6, 2015