Shape Jacket* Silver
Fits looser than Define, high quality!
I bought this in my usual define size, which is a 10. Usually I'm an 8 in lulu tops. This one is a bit roomier, so I'd say it's more TTS! I kept the 10 because I actually like the way this feels with a bit of room to layer underneath since I see myself using this as casual wear often. It flatters my curves great, and the quality is really amazing. Impeccable stitching, and lovely soft material.
March 16, 2013
Amazing multi-purpose jacket!
I ordered this jacket in a size 10 in the black. It fits a little loose because I'm betweem an 8 and a 10, but I think it would be too snug in the arms if I sized down. The sleeve length is just a smidge long (and I have fairly long arms), but not a big deal, I just roll up the sleeves.
This jacket is the perfect weight for Oregon weather in late spring and summer. It's soft and cozy fabric on the inside and the shiny zipper jazzes up an otherwise boring black track jacket. The shape of the bottom of the jacket help it stand out too. I have long legs and a short torso (5'6") so this was perfect, but would probably fit funny on someone with a longer torso.
I love the zipper-pull and how it doubles as a hair tie. They should sell them separately because I just know the first time I use it, I'll lose it like the rest of my hair tie collection which is constantly being misplaced.
Over-all, this jacket is everything I expected and more, and I'm glad I splurged. If you're short, or have a short torso and are hourglass shaped, get this. You won't be disappointed.
March 8, 2013
Love this jacket!!!
I love this jacket! I bought my usual size that I get in the Define. It is about an inch shorter in over all length than my Define jackets. The cut is also slightly different - it has longer arms and is almost 2 inches shorter on the sides. I am 5'7" and I think is still very cute for a medium/tall person.
The fabric is thick, warm, and soft. It is also sewn much better than most of the items that have been coming out lately. As for the price, I will gladly pay it for this kind of craftsmanship. I have recently found myself purchasing less and less Lulu as of late, with discontinued favorite items (Define, Stride, and In-Stride), and some items not being the quality I am used to.
I purchased the white and may get a black one as well. The white is gorgeous. I almost wish it were reversible, because the reverse fabric is beautiful as well - it looks similar to dune micro-stripe. The arms are long, so if you fold the sleeve edges up it shows off the lovely fabric on the other side. It also shows in the neck area if the jacket is not fully zipped. So pretty!
March 1, 2013
I bought this jacket for $79 at the outlet store (yay!!!!) and it's just gorgeous! The fabric is thick and warm, the cut is super flattering. I'm 5'2" and the length is perfect for me. It hugs every curve. I am usually a 6 in tops and that's what size I bought. The zipper adds a nice touch of class. I can wear this anywhere and it looks great with a nice pair of jeans. I love it!!
February 26, 2013
Great jacket, BIG pricetag
Love the fit and weight of this jacket - feels like the quality that prompted me to become a committed lulu customer. Sadly, we finally get back a wonderful 'staple' product only to be charged an outrageous price. Not cool.... didn't buy!
I really hope that lulu does not forget what makes great brands (value for dollar: quality + valued features - price), and more importantly, what breaks them ('taking away' valued features: fabric quality, hair tie on zippers, popular styles in favour of 'new looks', or increasing the price to a level that erases value). You do have competitors....
February 25, 2013
Thank you for bringing this jacket back
I've been waiting for this jacket to come back. Finally a jacket that fits. I'm only 5' 2 and the other jackets are always way too long and boxy. This fits great, except for the long long sleeves, but no worry since lululemon will fix that for me. It's so great, I would like to see it in more color options too.
February 25, 2013
more colors please
Glad that the Shape jacket is back!
I am 5'7 with a short torso and found the Define jacket too long and does not fit well.
Years ago when Shape first came out, I loved it so much -I bought three, in white, black and light blue. The quality of these older jackets (and groove pants) were so great they hold up well.
Please have more bright (beautiful) colors for the Shape jacket!
February 24, 2013
I'm not sure why people have been complaining about this jacket - I absolutely love it. The material is nice and thick and warm. I don't know about other people, but I don't find my define jacket that warm, especially after the gym. The neck is the perfect size, it doesn't choke me like the define. It has thumbholes without the cuffins, which I find bulky and annoying.
The silver zipper gives it some class.
I'm tall and muscular - 5'8" 170lbs and the 10 fits me great. Maybe an inch or two longer in the torso but a CRB looks great underneath it, or the nice waistband of pants.
The stitching is really well done. In general, it is very well made. I only have one define and this jacket fits much better for those of us with wide shoulders and muscular arms.
I also tried the Forme jacket in the 8 but would have to try it in the 10 to really compare. The 8 has the right sleeve length but the rest fits way too tight. I have a feeling the sleeves will be incredibly long but the rest of the fit will be ok in the 10.
I think the shape jacket is my new favourite jacket - I would love to see it in more colours.
February 23, 2013
Fits as if it were made for me
I just bought two of these jackets in the store. I hadn't considered buying this jacket online because it looks so short on the models. But I am very short-waisted, have long arms and a curvy shape. On me, this jacket is hip length. it's very flattering, too. I do hope you make it in other colors again sometime. I would like to point out to the people who hated it that they can probably wear different jackets that look terrible on me. I don't write bad reviews about those jackets. I just don't buy them.
February 21, 2013
More colours please!
I have been waiting and waiting for this jacket to come out again, but in BRIGHT colours. I'm a Pilates instructor and wear it every day, I totally love it. I have three of them but one is thread bare at this point because it's been so long since they've come out with a new one. Please make it in bright purple & bright red, I would buy them both! I have banned myself from buying black, bright colours are so much cheerier, especially in winter.
Great jacket if you're short waisted and like form fitting, it's very flattering.
As far as the comments about the sleeves, it's meant to work for everyone, tall people can keep them long, shorter people can have them hemmed, and hemming is free at Lululemon stores.
February 19, 2013