This is part 6 of a series of blogs I am writing on LulaRoe and the products they make. This blog is going to focus on LulaRoe Cover Ups - different ways to style a Lindsay. No I am not a LulaRoe consultant or a LulaRoe expert and I did not partner with any LulaRoe consultant for these blogs. I just have several of their items and am going to share my opinion about the items I have in hopes of helping you decide whether or not to try that item and if so, what size you may need. Before we get started I want to say that these picture were taken 3.5 months postpartum with my third baby in three years and I am hoping to lose some of my baby weight but in hopes of helping you figure out what size you need, I am 5'7, roughly 150 pounds and currently wear a size 9 in jeans (Juniors section), 8/10 in most dresses. On average I wear a Large from the Juniors section and a Small or Medium in the Women's section depending on how it's made.
LulaRoe has a variety of different cover ups to fit every occasion and season. Each cover up varies in length, material, style, size and price.
- Bianka (Kid's but can fit some adults) - $28
- Joy - $60
- Lindsay - $48
- Mimi Wrap Scarf (limited edition Winter 2016) - $75
- Monroe - $48
- Sarah - $70
- New Kimono is being release in 2017
I've never been huge on wearing cover ups wether it was a shaw or cardigan sweater but I have tried a LulaRoe Lindsay. I have yet to try any of the other LulaRoe cover ups so I will not be touching on them in this blog but you can find out more information about them on LulaRoe's website, lularoe.com, or an internet search.
The Lindsay is considered to be a kimono cover up because it has loose quarter length sleeves and a high-low hemline making it a great item for layering. The Lindsay comes in several different fabrics from polyester to lace. The Lindsay comes in three sizes: Small(0-8), Medium(10-18) and Large(18-22). The Lindsay retails for $48 plus state taxes and shipping. Visit LulaRoe's website, lularoe.com/lindsay-kimono, to see what they say about the Lindsay!
The Lindsay Kimono runs big so go down a size unless you like the extra room when layering. I currently have both a small and medium Lindsay and they both are big on me. I kept the Medium because I liked the color and that it was sheer so figured it would make a cute bathing suit cover! I'm not sure if the fabric plays a roll in the fit because I haven't tried on a bunch of Lindsay's but I can say that my mother ordered a beautiful large lace Lindsay thinking they were true to size and it is big on her so they defiantly run big. Pictured below is a comparison with a small and medium Lindsay Kimono. The small doesn't appear to swallow me but it is a little to loose in the arms for my comfort.
Everybody that I've seen wearing a Lindsay has worn it as is over a top but guess what... there are a few more ways you can style your Lindsay. Pictured below are seven different ways to style/hack your Lindsay. You can wear it as is, tie the front, wrap it and belt it, reverse it and turn it into a top (*see below), a top paired with a Cassie (*see below) or hack it to look like two different types of scarfs by tying the arms together and adjusting it to your liking.
|Pictured: Small Lindsay|
To turn Lindsay into a top, reverse it and knot the sides together at the bottom. Wear a shirt or bandeau bra under it or go with out to show off your back. Add a necklace and you are set
|Pictured: Small Lindsay|
I know the colors don't match perfectly but you can also turn Lindsay into a top by wrapping the material in the front across your body and tucking it into a Cassie Pencil Skirt.
|Pictured: Medium Cassie, Small Lindsay|
So there you have it, seven different ways to style/hack your Lindsay Kimono. Surprisingly Lindsay is more versatile than I had thought and the best part is that you can make it even more versatile by layering it with whatever you want. Since Lindsay is a cover up, you can literally cover up any article of clothing from tops to dresses to swimwear. Sorry I'm not going to pose in my bikini for you but a sheer Lindsay such as the olive one below would make a great swim cover up. If you aren't huge on the style of the Lindsay, check out LulaRoe's Monroe Kimono for a different style kimono that would also make a great swim cover.
Hopefully this blog helped you get a better understanding of what cover ups LulaRoe has, how they fit and different ways to style and hack your cover ups. As you can tell LulaRoe cover ups all run different. They come in different materials, styles, sizes, and colors - patterns and solids. Keep in mind that LulaRoe clothing is considered unique because they only produce about 2,500 items in a specific print so if you happen to come across a pattern you like I recommend buying it because once it is gone, it may be gone forever. LulaRoe is designed to fit several different body types and all items fit people differently depending on their build and the size of the item. LulaRoe is also designed so that you can fit in several different sizes to give off different looks so if you happen to come across a pattern you love but it isn't your size you may be able to still make it work. Before you buy make sure to check out each item's size chart and how that specific item runs because each LulaRoe item has it's own size chart and some items run big, some run small and others run true to size.
Personally I'm not a fan of LulaRoe's cover ups and I think they are way overpriced, I mean $70 for a long sleeve Sarah Cardigan when I saw a similar item for $15 at Walmart but like I said I'm not huge on cover ups to begin with and I consider myself to be more of a bargain shopper. Overall I would recommend giving LulaRoe a try if you can afford it because some of LulaRoe items aren't that bad. Every item has it's pros and cons and everybody has a different sense of fashion so it may take a while to find an item you really love. If you are still unsure, then visit a "pop up" boutique in your area and try on some different styles to figure out what size and style you prefer for your body type, then go online and join a bunch of consultant's groups and enter contest in hopes of winning LulaRoe or Lulacash that way if you end up not liking the products, you aren't out as much money, if any. I also recommend looking for Muli-consultant sales or consultants that have Bargain Bins, offer free shipping or are in a no tax states to help save a few bucks (It is rumored that LulaRoe is changing taxes to match the shoppers state tax no matter what state you purchase from). If I end up getting any different sizes or styles I will update my blog to help show you the difference in sizes and possibly a few more ways to wear that style in that size. If you are looking for more information on LulaRoe, what other items they carry and how to style them you can check out my LulaRoe related blogs below or you can visit LulaRoe's website, lularoe.com, to find out more information about the company!
Everybody I know that has tried LulaRoe has an opinion on it so feel free to share your's below, all I ask is that you keep it clean!
Stay Tuned for my LulaRoe Blogs to come:
- LulaRoe Part 1: What is LulaRoe? Is it worth it?
- LulaRoe Part 2: Leggings - sizes, styling tips, Legging hacks, Q&A and more!
- LulaRoe Part 3: Tops - different ways to style Irma, Perfect T, Classic T & Randy
- LulaRoe Part 4: Skirts - different ways to style Azure, Cassie, Jill & Maxi
- LulaRoe Part 5: Dresses - different ways to style Carly, Julia, Amelia & Nicole