If you’ve read this blog in the last several years, you know that women’s fashion is not my usual thing to cover. I am great at shopping for my kids, but not so much for myself. So when my friend Carrie (known her since I was 15) started selling LuLaRoe, I was intrigued. I’d heard that their leggings were awesome, but that’s not something I’d usually buy. I saw that LuLaRoe had dresses and skirts, but didn’t really see anything that I thought would be for me. I’m plus sized and didn’t think LuLaRoe would have anything that would look good on me, even though they did have a full range of sizes from XXS – 3XL.
Boy, was I wrong. Carrie took the time to talk to me and explain about LuLaRoe. She asked me to give it a chance, she’d help me find some things that may work beautifully for me. I’ll admit I was skeptical and agreed to test it out (but I did tell her that I didn’t think it was for me).
So after we talked, Carrie sent me some things. Here’s our first LuLaRoe unboxing video. Let me know what you think!
I asked for two dresses and a shirt. She also sent leggings and a shirt and leggings for my daughter and leggings for me (even though I didn’t think I was a leggings kind of girl).
But how did it look?
This is the Nicole Dress and I felt like a million bucks in it. Carrie had told me that this dress works on ALL body types and every woman she sees in the dress looks AMAZING in it. I admit I doubted her, but when I tried it on, I was totally converted. It is a total keeper and yes, it made me feel like I was 18 again. It had that “Va, va, va voom!” factor, but was totally work appropriate, too. I wore it to a work presentation and a blogger event and it was perfect. When I wore it to my blogger event, I added a wide black belt with gold accents. I plan to wear this out on date night also.
The next dress I tried was also the Nicole, but this was a size larger. While I loved the print (I am a huge polka dot fan), it was too big. If it was the size down I would have kept this. I’ll explain what a “unicorn” is later in the post,, but this will now become my unicorn – I just want it in the smaller size.
Next up was the Irma (for me) and Gracie top (for my daughter), plus leggings for both of us.
While LuLaRoe’s leggings were amazing and oh-so-soft, the mustard color was not for me. The fit was perfect, but I prefer a darker color. So — I ordered two pairs in black because they were really as awesome as people say they are and I knew that I would be living in these in the fall and winter. I may have to order two more pairs.
My daughter looked adorable in her Gracie top – although the 8 was WAY too big on her, even though it’s her usual size — so we just belted it. She loved the soft pink color — did Carrie know my kid or what?? Carrie had said they ran a little big and they are longer so kids can wear them with leggings. The leggings, which were L/XL, fit her perfectly and we loved the pattern. Carrie’s advice: For the Irma and Gracie, go down a size from your “usual” shirt size (I should have followed that advice also).
LuLaRoe really is as cute, soft and comfortable as the company claims. Carrie was so knowledgeable when helping me figure out my size and gave some great advice! Talking to Carrie I also learned a lot about the business. All consultants own their own inventory and only control what styles and sizes they carry. LuLaRoe ships random fabrics and colors/prints, so the consultants aren’t pretending to be excited to get their new inventory; what they will have up for sale is as much of a surprise to them as it is to their shoppers! Shopping is also done in unique ways – there is NO catalogue. Most consultants sell at in person pop-ups (at their homes or yours) and online in Facebook groups. LuLaRoe limits production to 5000 pieces per pattern, so if you see something you like GET IT. Don’t wait because you may never see it in that size and style again. If you find a pattern you like but not in your size, you officially have what fans of the brand call a “unicorn”. I can see how the clothes have quickly become an obsession with some shoppers. I plan on looking for my own “unicorn now”, which is the Nicole Dress in the Blue Dot in a smaller size.
Whether you are petite, regular, or plus-sized, LuLaRoe is right for you (and if you see my “unicorn” please message leave a comment on my post — I’m looking to buy the Nicole in Blue Dot).
Disclosure: Carrie gave me the Black and Gold Dot Nicole Dress, and the Gracie Top and leggings for my daughter, I returned the Blue and Red Dot Nicole Dress and Mustard Leggings. I liked the Grey Irma top so much that I insisted on buying it and I bought two pairs of black leggings.
It’s right as long as you mix it up with more luxurious separates and accessories, and don’t make it your whole outfit. Head-to-toe LLR, no. Just no.
Do you mind if I ask what size you normally wear and what sizes you are wearing in the photos? I’m a size 22/24 and I’m trying find photos of other plus size women in Lularoe to decide which style I want to try next. BTW…I love those mustard leggings on you with that grey top! makes me want to get a similar outfit!
Rhonda Myrick says
I hate that there is no size reference or catalog which is what deters me from purchasing.
The Mama Maven says
This is what worked for me — really talking to a consultant. She asked me a lot of questions and I ended up liking the smaller size. If you can find on nearby, they will help you figure it out.
laurie murley says
no I have not tried their clothing before but would love to try them
holly lawson says
I haven’t tried anything but I love the leggings! They look comfy!
Virginia Rowell says
I haven’t tried their clothing yet. I would love to!
John H. says
MY wife has never tried this brand before.
liz lew says
No, but like some of the prints
I have not but I hear that the material is so soft. That dress would be perfect for work!
Jennifer H. says
I have never tried these clothes before.
no i have not tried them i have heard great things!!!
Tamra H says
No, but these are really cute, I’d like to!
Danielle Magee says
I have never tried LuLaRoe clothing, but I have heard so much about the clothing!
Rochel S says
Yes! I have a really cool skirt from them!
I haven’t tried Lularoe yet!
Wow, the pieces look fantastic on you. I especially like the grey top and leggings combo. Would love to try this brand.
I haven’t tried them yet but they look so comfy.
Amie D says
I haven’t tried LuLaRoe yet, but I would really love to. I keep hearing wonderful things and the pieces look so pretty and comfy on everyone!
Mollie Bowers says
I’ve never tried LLR, and probably would only do so if I won them. The price is awfully high for a gamble, but who knows, if I win and fall in love, I may jump on the bandwagon too! I’ve heard nothing but good things.
Yes! I love their leggings, the Madison and their Classic Ts! Actually, I love them all! LOL
Love their leggings!!!
Allyson becker says
I have never tried it, but I have heard so many great things. I want to leap in and find my first piece and experience the luxury myself.
tiffany dayton says
No I haven’t. But I would love to.They look so comfortable.
Sara S says
I haven’t tried it, but their clothes pop up on Facebook all the time. Love the leggings!
I hadn’t heard of LuLaRoe’s clothing, but you look great in their items.
misty woods says
no i havent
Sarah Cool says
I have! I love the leggings and the classic tee and the randy shirt. Im getting a little obsessed 🙂
Michelle C says
I haven’t tried LulaRoe, but I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things about them!
Sara T says
I haven’t tried yet. I know someone who sells it and need to figure out the sizing.
Ashley turicik says
I haven’t tried anything from lularoe but I’m very interested
I have never tried any of LuLaRoe’s clothing.
Luna S says
No, I’ve never tried the brand.
ILona B. says
I have never tried it, but I see more and more bloggers are promoting them and now selling their line. I am curious about it for sure!
Caitlyn B. says
I have a few LLR items but don’t have a dress yet and would love to try one!!
Tabathia B says
No I havent nor have I heard of them before today
No I haven’t tried them but I would love too.
heather w says
I have tried only the leggings!
Tammy Shelton says
Not yet, but I want to.
Tiffany S says
No I have never tried it but I have heard good things and would love to try it.
Eva Mack says
Have not yet tried LuLaRoe’s clothing…
Yes, my daughter has tried them. I would like to try them for myself.
I’ve never tried – but AM DYING to!
Niki @ Toot's Mom is Tired says
I just got invited to a LulaRoe pop up thingy at my friend’s house and I had heard of them but never really looked at their products. Now I’m super interested!
Beth Flynn says
I have one pair of LulaRoe leggings and they are my favorite of all my leggings!
Jill McHale says
I have never tried LuLuRoe clothing.
Sheila Vives says
I just now learned about LuLaRoe’s clothing by clicking a link I saw in my Twitter feed. What I see so far looks good and I would like to see more.
Tiffany Seybold says
I love my LulaRoe Leggings!
Michelle Hart says
Love Lularoe! My friend is a consultant and I’m hosting a party next weekend. I’m so excited!
Candace Miller says
I have not.
Melissa C says
Yup! Only the leggings tho!
chris z says
i have not
Stacie H says
No, but I have heard lots about it and I would love to try it!
Cindy Peterson says
I have yet to try LulaRoe.
Jenni Rom says
I’ve seen posts, but never actually tried any LuLaRoe merch.
Tram Le says
No, I have not tried Lularoe’s clothing.
Amanda Patterson says
I have not tried them before but I have heard great things about them, especially their leggings!
Emily Benzing says
No, I have never tried LuLaRoe! I always wanted to – I see it everywhere. I love their style
I haven’t tried LulaRoe but I have more and more friends who are getting into it. Their stuff looks amazing!
I’ve never tried their clothing before, but it looks pretty cute.
I have a pair of their leggings-they are so soft and comfortable.
I’m new to Lularoe….just got my first pair of leggings in the mail yesterday…am in love! Never as a plus size gal would I have thought I could wear leggings comfortably! I’ve been looking at the Nicole dresses longingly & hope to try one someday, but am concerned to see my belly pudge in one. I’m happy to have found your post about Lularoe! Very helpful! Thanks.
Jeanne Rousseau says
I have not tried any, but have so many friends who are loving the clothes!
Renee Walters says
I have never tried LulaRoe, but I’d love to! Thanks so much for the chance!
i have an irma and LOVE it! i also have a pair of leggings. so comfortable
Austin Baroudi says
My girlfriend has never tried LulaRoe, but she’d love to! Thanks so much for the chance!
Your daughter is adorable first of all!
I’ve been wondering about the quality of lala since I’ve seen parties on fb def Need some leggings for fall!
The Mama Maven says
Thanks, Harmony. I was actually very pleased at the quality.
Carrie Morrison says
Harmony, the leggings are FANTASTIC! I have my inventory up right now for an online sale – come check them out and let me know how I can help you!
I have a pair of leggings and an Irma and I want more! 🙂
Bridgette silano says
Have been wanting to try their leggings!
I have not tried Lularoe yet, but I want to.
Destiny Paquette says
You look amazing, and those dresses wowza! #rockthedots
No, not yet.
no, I have not
MELANIE PHELPS says
i have not tried LuLaRue but have heard about it and am in several groups and would really like to try a pair of leggings. I have Fibromyalgis and a friend of mine said they feel wonderful! MAYBE I will be lucky and win…if not they will have to wait!!! Thanks for the chance!!!
Tracie Cooper says
I have a pair of leggings and a Nicole dress. I would love to try the maxi skirt!
Beth @ TheAngelForever says
Adore my LuLaRoe leggings and skirts (Maxi and Azure). So comfy and perfect for everything. Love the Nicole, you look stunning.
The Mama Maven says
Thank you, Beth!
Diane Sullivan says
I would,love this for Fall! Thanks for,the giveaway. Fingers crossed.
I love the maxi skirt.
I never tried Lularoe but I would love too! Your outfits are very nice and looks like good quality!!
Cassandra Eastman says
I have! I’m still pretty new to Lularoe, but I’ve tried the Irma’s, Lindsay’s & leggings. I’m a bigger girl so I have a really hard time finding clothes that are cute and comfortable, but so far I love everything i’ve tried. I haven’t been brave enough to try a dress yet, but that Nicole looks amazing on you!
Carrie Morrison says
Thank you so much for giving LuLaRoe a try. You both look absolutely ADORABLE! I am so GLAD you love it as much as I do, (I knew you would!)
Rebekah C says
I love LLR clothing!! I have leggings, tops, sweaters, and dresses.
I’ve never tried LulaRoe, but would love their leggings for fall!