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Well, the description did say it was like a balaclava. I was wondering why none of the photos showed the hoodie up... I guess this is why. Looks pretty not cool.
Uh, no thanks: dropped (read: slouchy) shoulder seams + weird oversized neckline.Easy pass.
Am I missing something? This looks so plain and dumpy. I've read it's soft but $100 soft?!
I bought it and am super excited!! I also love the interesting collar/hood situation:) I just hope I don't love it so much I need it in more than one color:/. Definitely not the orange though, would NOT look good on me
I defend the Stress-Less! I find it comfortable and flattering. I'm rather tall so I like the sleeve length, and I like the neckline. And the dropped shoulder. And I love anything with a kangaroo pouch. I grabbed a few of them yesterday, and I'll probably get the gray today. I do love it, however, I may get them taken in slightly at the bottom because they are a little boxy. And it's definitely a casual peice... Regardless, I'll be living in them for awhile!
I am seriously struggling to see why so many like that stress less hoodie. It looks kinda okay with the neck scrunched up, a bit sloppy, but not utterly awful. With the hood on though, it is downright scary. I feel like that one model is about to go rob a liquor store. I mean who designed this? Some former Taliban leader whose wife keeps begging him to let her wear regular clothes? Sorry. Befuddled.
I ordered Plum Peach one yesterday , but now looking at the pictures want Inkwell as well. I got two Fluffed up vests, 2 TF hoodies, I don't need another double in my wardrobe, ugh!
I also like the hoodie. It looks really cool and comfortable. That would be great on the beach on a cool day as well as on a boat, I can see wearing it a lot as casual street wear. The only reason why I didn't get it is because I think the price is too high.M
Agree with anon at 9:59 am - this pullover is super fug and sloppy, as in you might as well be wearing a trash bag. Why don't they release a remake of a the DHBH pullover or even the slightly less flattering and not as cozy Flashback PO? I'd rather see fewer high quality items that utilize unique details like rulu, fleece, and ruffle accents than things like this that will inevitably hit the loot/WMTM section. The lulu strategy in recent years seems to be release as much product as possible, then cross our fingers hoping something sticks. Aside from the herringbone and coco pique offerings this has been the most disappointing winter/holiday period I recall and I've been following lulu since 2009.
Pass on the hoodie for me. I saw it in my local store yesterday, felt it and that was enough for me. Thin, cheap feeling. As of late, I'm only buying what I ABSOLUTELY Love. Otherwise It ends up on eBay. I do love a kangaroo pouch though.
This stress less hoodie is something I could probably get at the GAP, or a similar outfit, for half the the price. I can't fathom how this could be sold out in peach (admittedly a nice colour) on the Canadian website in a couple of hours. Lulu has a very good quality French terry, but I find the price too high for a nondescript casual top, plus that balaclava is pretty scary. I tend to order my winter tops on sale from Orb, a design company in Vancouver (no affiliation, I live in Toronto).
I agree with those that feel this shirt is not that great and it's overrated for the full price. Sure they are always making very soft and cozy items, that doesn't mean it's that special or flattering. I agree with 11:18 on LLL's production of too much crap hoping it will sell, yet much it going to wmtm; instead of focusing on what they are good at and creating just the best quality and well designed items. I realize I'll get booed, but there doesn't need to be an upload every week. Would every 2 weeks kill people or LLL? Hardly.I've followed LLL for many years and what it used to be versus what it is now is quite the difference. I'm so glad that I took my blinders off with this company, i.e. "gotta have" another $100 shirt or pant. Even though I am very active/athletic and really use my gear, I sold a bunch of it recently and hung onto what I absolutely love and use - all of which will last me a long time still. I'm happy to say that I go into 2015 NOT a LLL hoarder. I know there are people out there far worse than me (based on readers' confessions here) but I was a hoarder to a degree. I called myself on it. And I'm not anymore!
I tried the restless on today and the neckline was a deal breaker for me. It was way too constricting. The drop shoulders however were surprisingly flattering.
@ anon 4:48 pm - OMG, ITA!! I went through every post for 2014 in prep to do my review and wrote a list of hits and misses. The misses list was so long and there was a ton of GARBAGE this year. The current tank designs are so plain, and simply sewn with really bad lines and fit - Think Fast, Muscle Tee, Sculpt tank. You can tell they are CHEAP to manufacture. It seems lululemon has really given up on making great fitting built in bra tanks. I listed out all my old goodies that I am still hanging on to and got depressed - Zoom Singlet (so simple but it's pretty complex compared to the crap tanks out now), Deep V, Spark Tank, Repose Tank, 3 Set Tank, Challenge Tank, Namaste Tank (more recent but throwback to good design), Hot Class Tank, Move Tank, Dance Twisted Tank, Gather V. It's funny that most of my built in bra tanks that I've kept are really old. All the new stuff is like the Stash It - a bra with material draped around/over it. I really wish lululemon would get FOCUSED again. They are spreading themselves too thin.The great majority of my spending this year was on new colors in core items - Energy bras, Inspire crops, Forme Jackets, Swiftly tanks/tees/LS, CRBs, Skinny Wills, WUCs, WUPS. Tons of basics just in new fabrics and colors.If the current lululemon designers cannot come up with new stuff I'd wish they dig into the vault and re-release stuff. I'd love an Effortless Hoodie in stretch french terry. I want more Zoom Singlets. What about making circle mesh CRBs again? So much they could do with old designs.
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