Run: Reflect Pullover
Cute & functional - very snug fitting!
This jacket is one of the few things that looks cuter on "real" people than it does on the model, but I swear that it does. One point to note, the two real people I thought it looked so good on were both small breasted, so this might be one of those things that just rocks those of us who have good things in small packages. ;-)
I go back and forth between a 4 and a 6 top in Lulu, wear a 34B bra, 5'5" 128 pounds and I got this in a 4. It fit okay over my hips and my hips are larger than my chest. It has a nice length to it. It is very snug but looks really good that way. I think a 6 would have been too big in the shoulders for me.
The orange is a prettier color than it looks online and works with with my skin tone (fair-medium skin, brown eyes, blonde hair).
The pockets are placed well, esp the iPhone pocket. The little "hole" by the left shoulder to string the earbud cord is perfect. Or it would be if my cat hadn't eaten all of my earbud cords - little dickens!
It is a fairly warm top so I don't think I will get much more use of out of this season in Atlanta. But I am looking forward to wearing it next fall. I tried it with another company's running skirt that has a floral print and it looked great. I think it will look good with gray or black leggings too.
April 9, 2013
love it! very flattering
I bought the black one sort of randomly & it's become my favorite pullover. The half-zip in front makes getting in/out a breeze. The double zipper front reminds me a bit of my old anorak from decades ago. It's actually a big pocket, but it's not baggy which is nice. I think it'll be good to store tissues to carry while running on a cold autumn day in New England (even though I don't live there anymore). The reflective stripes are a great touch, especially against the black.
I typically wear a size 6, but I actually sized up to an 8 b/c I like my pullovers/jackets, etc a bit on the bigger side. That's a personal preference.
I see some people have reported some issues after washing, but honestly, I haven't experienced anything like that. I machine washed mine, then actually put it in the dryer (b/c we forgot to sort) and I've not had any issues. The reflective stripes are completely intact, etc. Lucky, I guess....
April 9, 2013
Comfy + Flattering
I purchased this mid winter, and have worn and washed it multiple times now. I purchased the black. I love the look of the yellow for early runs, but the versatility of the black just can't be beat. I would wear everyday and everywhere! It simultaneously keeps you cool and warm. It has especially been great for the transition from winter to spring! It's snug enough I can layer a fleece on top, but loose enough I can wear a tank underneath. I am 5'3, 120...ordered the size 6. It fit perfect. Snug, but not to tight anywhere.
I love all the details like pockets, mesh under the armpits, thumbholes, cuffins, reflective details, and the seams are just wonderful! I love that there is a little pocket for your phone and a hole to thread your earphones through. Except I don't like putting heavy stuff, like a phone, in pockets in the front. I kinda wish it had a pocket in the back or maybe on the arm even? I think a strategically placed pocket would be awesome, where the pocket fits tighter and stuff isn't bouncing around while you run. (the shirt fits on me loser around the waist..which I prefer but means anything in the front pocket is bouncing around.)
While there is so much to love there are a couple of notes that prevent me from adding a fifth star ;-) and here are my reasons:
I would like for the collar to be a stiffer material so it would stay shaped like the look on the model. I lay my top out to dry and carefully wash on cold, but the collar has become softly wrinkled and flops down now. Maybe it is the weight of my hair when I do wear with my hair down? (I have long, thick hair)
I do believe I have a short torso. That said, I find that the length in front causes it to roll up a little bit when I'm running. Not a deal breaker by any means for me, just something I noted and thought others might be interested in knowing.
Because of the price, I wouldn't purchase a second one....this yellow makes me want to buy a second so bad!! I trust in lulu that this is also an investment in a product that will last me for a long time and be well worth the price!
April 8, 2013
I got this pullover a few days ago and love it! It is very flattering to my shape and true to size. I am an 8 in the tight fitting tops and a 6 in the looser fit. I'm curvy at 5'5" 140lbs and the 8 fit perfect!! I was wondering what the hole in the left shoulder was for, but then figured it out it was for my iPod ear phones to come through during a run.
I would recommend this shirt to everyone! I am so glad I bought it :)))
March 27, 2013
J'aime beaucoup ce chandail qui avantage la silhouette. J'hésite souvent entre les tailles 6 et 8.
Pour ce modèle, la taille 6 est parfaite (5'3", 128 lbs, 36B).
March 14, 2013
I just got this in the burning yellow and absolutely love it.The fit is awesome too.Just trying to justify buying another one....
March 13, 2013
best pullover in a long time
this is hands down the best pullover I've purchased from Lulu in awhile. Sizing was consistent with my usual size, and it's a fitted, flattering cut. Love the reflectivity, cuffins, and off centre zipper, and the special compartment is perfect for an iphone without it floating around in the "kangaroo pouch" main pocket. Great for running and conditioning in a cold gym, and layers well.
March 11, 2013
ruined in the wash
I bought this on a whim because I fell in love with the mint colour. I'm big-chested and the top zipper was very flattering because of all the ways you can wear it. The cut is very slimming and I liked the two front pockets, like a kangaroo pocket. HOWEVER, when I washed this jacket for the first time inside out, the two front zipperheads caused pilling in four spots on the front of the jacket. There were four pilled patches, one on either side of both zipperheads, where they had rubbed in the wash and ruined this pullover. For $118, I expected better.
March 11, 2013
Half love half zip
I love the half zip and the hidden pocket, but would much rather have a flat front with the little back zip pocket. The two front pockets are not the most flattering. The cuffins are probably my favorite part of the jacket and the sleeve length is just right to wear as cuffins or without. I also found that the sizing is a little off, I had to go up one size to get the desired fit, otherwise it would be tight enough to only allow for a tank underneath. Overall I would say the jacket is okay, it is not my favorite piece.
March 6, 2013
I tries this on in the store and I loved it!
I would recommend it based on its cozy fit! The inside is very cozy and it layers nicely over the crb or over any tank
I chose black because it's most suitable for my wardrobe. I just appreciate all the little details that it has! It reminds me of the run for it technical piece. I wish it had more reflective detail. The zipper is unique too!
The curved hem is nice because it can show the color of the tank you underneath. Wish it were a little cheaper too!
March 4, 2013