LuLaRoe. Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, you have probably heard about it. Or seen it on Facebook. Or been invited to a “popup party” or something like that. But maybe you don’t know WHAT exactly it is.
You aren’t alone. I didn’t quite understand the craze until a friend of a friend messaged me about it.
Basically, LuLaRoe is a multi-level marketing company that sells comfortable clothing for women. Their trademark is one-size leggings. Yes, there is such a thing. They sell their products through consultants who work hard on social media to get you hooked on the most comfortable clothes on the planet.
I avidly AVOID anything MLM. This is just me being honest.
But, I never avoid free clothes, especially when I have nothing to wear. So, when this friend of a friend offered to send me free clothes to review for my blog, I said, “Sign. Me. Up.”
A few criticisms of LuLaRoe:
My first criticism of LuLaRoe is that they don’t sell items – they sell styles. Each clothing item falls into a style category, with a girl’s name. There’s Carly and Amelia and Nicole and Julia and Lucy and…well, you get the picture. Each style category looks the same, but comes in constantly-changing fabrics and patterns. Each consultant gets their own stash of clothes. The choices your consultant have will be different from the choices your friend’s consultant has.
I find this slightly maddening. So when I was working with my consultant, I had to describe the fabric/pattern choice I wanted to her. That didn’t have a name. Only the style did. Am I making sense? (I was confused for a while too…)
My second criticism of LuLaRoe is the patterns. Oh my goodness…the patterns.
I don’t wear patterns. Why? Well, because my husband hates them. Stripes, polka dots, flowers, plaids – it matters not. He has this aversion to anything “busy” on my body. Nine years of marriage later I have finally rid my closet of the horror of horrors that is patterns. I jest, because I don’t personally mind them myself. And while some women might say, “Darn, I’m going to wear what I want to wear, and I don’t care what my husband thinks…” – I’m not really a fan of coming out of the bedroom and having my husband make puke noises and faces at me. So I’ll pass.
I had to laugh when talking with a friend of mine who says, “I don’t understand…why would you want to wear the back of a deck of cards on your butt?”
Exactly. LuLaRoe LOVES their CRAZY patterns, and that’s just not me. I really wish they had more solid options.
So, when I told my LuLaRoe consultant I only do solids, it took a while to find a few products in her stash that were solid and colors that I liked.
I went with the Classic T (the only top style that isn’t named after a girl), and a pair of one-size leggings that I thought would match. They really didn’t match that well, but I was glad to receive them!
What I loved about LuLaRoe:
The Classic T is incredible. I went with an extra-large and I definitely COULD have gotten away with a large. (I’m 5’3″ and weigh between 165-170 pounds if anyone is reading this trying to figure out what to buy.) However, when it comes to lounge wear, I TOTALLY don’t mind something being over-sized.
The T is comfortable, BUT a little on the thin side. I feel like it accentuates the worst of my flabby bits. I do not know if all of the Classic Ts are this thin, or if it was just the material of THIS color choice.
But, what I love about it is the quality. I wear it constantly, both around the house and to sleep in. It is probably my most worn pajama/lounge top in my drawer right now, and it still looks like the day it arrived. So, hashtag winning.
Now, let’s talk about leggings.
First of all, this whole experience made me realize that I actually don’t love leggings.
*dodges rotten tomatoes*
I did not know this about myself. I avoid jeans because they make everything hurt. I wear them out, but as soon as I get home I change into pajama pants or yoga pants. I have so many pants that I love, and several pairs that I don’t and now I know why. What I realized is that the “pants” that I don’t love are yoga leggings. I need my legs to be able to breathe, which is why I prefer wide-leg pajama pants and boot-cut yoga pants.
But, as far as leggings go, the LuLaRoe leggings truly ARE one-size. When I put them on, my first thought was that they were a bit tight. But about two minutes later, they felt fantastic (for leggings)! I couldn’t believe it. It was like “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” in real life. They fit great. I have ended up wearing these quite frequently on the weekends – Saturdays and sometimes even Sundays. Really the only problem is that I don’t have too many long tops that cover my rear end enough that I feel comfortable wearing them.
Once again, I have to speak to the quality of these clothing items. The leggings still look just as good as when I received them, even after wearing them 10+ times!
My LuLaRoe Pairings:
Going out on Saturday with the family to the mall…
Is it just me or do leggings make my boots look huge?
Here is my Facebook Live review (from the depths of my basement on a grumpy, rainy Friday morning)!
Special thanks to my consultant, Terry Cassagne, who gave me this incredible chance! Even thought I’m not in LOVE with leggings, I would still rather wear leggings than jeans – as far as comfort goes. I think LuLaRoe makes really great quality product. Right now I am struggling to lose weight and a lot of my clothes don’t fit, so I am very glad to have these additions to my wardrobe!
If you have a chance to try LuLaRoe for yourself (especially if you love crazy patterns!) I think you won’t be disappointed!
To learn more about LuLaRoe, check out their website. I also found this post from Scary Mommy to be helpful: 10 Things You Gotta Know If You Are Going To (Lula)Roe