First off, I will give you my sizing details. I would have loved to have read an LLR sizing blog when I first started buying, and I want to help you out. And no, I am not a consultant, nor am I considering selling. I just love the pieces and want to take some of the guess work out of it for you, friends!
I am 5'11" and a size 6. On rare occasions, I can wear a four. I typically buy smalls but sometimes mediums in tops. The last jeans I bought were 27". I nearly ALWAYS have to buy long length in pants or jeans.
Here are the sizes I wear in LuLaRoe. If you want to see more pictures of my LLR, I post them on Instagram almost daily. Let me just say that these are the sizes I comfortably wear. I am typically not a huge fan of tons of extra fabric for the sole purpose of being "comfy," so I would also like to add that your best fit may not be my best fit, depending on your preferences:
IRMA TUNIC: I own one XXS and five XS's. Consultants suggest you go down one to two sizes from your "normal" size in tops. It really depends on the material, so I suggest asking the consultant about the material. The t-shirt material Irmas fit smaller, in my opinion. However, the one I just purchased from my friend Michala is an XXS because I have felt like the last few XS's I have purchased have been a little big/unflattering in the armpit area. (Side note: I'm wearing one of my XS striped Irmas in the picture with Corissa below.) I know loose-fitting is the point but not so loose that the silhouette is unflattering...Don't mean to talk smack about the Irma, though, because this top is my favorite LLR top. I wear mine with dress pants to work and with leggings on weekends.
RANDY TEE: I wear a small since I do like these ones fitted. I have tried on an XS (too tight) and a medium (too baggy in the wrong places for my liking).
PERFECT TEE: I own one in an XS, since I was told to size down one size. The next one I buy will be an XXS, though, so I will be going down two sizes. A lot of extra fabric on the sides, so I like to wear a structured jacket with this top since I love the print so much.
NICOLE DRESS: I own one, and it is in camo print. I had never seen a Nicole in camo print until I saw one in a sale in an XS. It is tight in the arms, but it fits. I would probably be more comfortable in a S, but if the print was amazing, I would buy another XS.
AMELIA DRESS: I own a S and an XS. I have not worn my XS out yet, though I did try it on when I received it. I am saving it for my sister's graduation from nursing school. I have only seen one Amelia in a neon color, so again, I went for an XS since I knew the color/print combination could be rare. I think I actually prefer the XS over the S Amelia on me. Below is the small.
CASSIE SKIRT: I wear a S. I have room in it to walk comfortably, and the waist is big enough that I can comfortably tuck tops in the skirt. I tried on an XS at the show and will probably stick with smalls, though I could wear an XS. Read below to see what I thought about the XS.
THE MULTI-CONSULTANT SHOW: NEW DISCOVERIES
My friend Corissa and I love LuLaRoe and decided to go to the local show hosted by eight different area consultants.
|My Irma is an XS. I am also wearing a tank underneath.|
You could try on the pieces there, buy them there, and then take them home. I decided this show would be the perfect time to try on some pieces/sizes I've been wondering about.
AZURE SKIRT: I am going to be honest with you right now...I strongly disliked this skirt until the day I bought it. I thought it was way out of my comfort zone, a combination of too "sweet" and too matronly, if that makes any sense. But I thought that I would give it a try since I am kind of over wearing black pants to work at this point.
Granted, these pictures were taken in the bathroom where the show was held, and I just paired it with what I was wearing. So basically, the Irma I am wearing below is a NO with the skirt, and the pinks don't even remotely match...real, authentic blogging right here.
Open mouth, insert foot on this skirt. It is modest enough to wear to work and comfortable enough to wear out and about with my kids. The yoga pant-style waistband allows you to control the length of the skirt. I know it is hard to tell in this lighting, but the neon pink really drew me to try this one. Unless you are above 5'10", you really don't know the struggle we tall ladies have in trying to find modest-length skirts. I was happy to find this one in an A-line silhouette, a universally flattering one. I am in the small.
CASSIE SKIRT: As I said above, I have often wondered if I could get away with an XS in the Cassie. I learned today that I could, as long as the material is stretchy. If you are in between sizes in the Cassie, you should ask the consultant if the material is stretchy. My go-to size is a small, but like I said, I do have room in it, especially in the waist. I tried on an XS today (did not get a photo) in a buffalo check print and found it to be pretty form-fitting and not as stretchy in the material as my other Cassies.
Bottom line? I will probably stick with small Cassies. I like having a little more room in a silhouette out of my comfort zone. But if there is a print in an XS (that is also stretchy in material) that I have to have, I would probably go with the XS in that case only. Keep in mind that I think the pencil skirts should fit you snugly, and the XS does fit me snugly. I don't have a problem with that, but the S is just more comfortable to me.
MAXI SKIRT: So many consultants have been advising their clients to go a size down in maxis, so I tried on an XS maxi skirt and NO. Just no. It was way too small, and it was like three inches too short on me. I have a 33" inseam.
**Update: I have thought long and hard about the maxi, and I would like to give her another try. I am thinking of trying a small or even a medium in the near future! Of course, I will come back and report my findings.
JULIA DRESS: Oh, the Julia dress...I tried one on at the party I hosted in my home. It was a medium, and I wasn't crazy about the colors/print of that one. Also, there was extra fabric in the waist that made it seem unflattering.
About a month later, I decided to try a small Julia, and I bought one in a heather gray. I could not get over how unforgiving it was, so I exchanged it for another Irma (shocker). But nearly all of the people who saw the medium Julia on me told me to not give up on finding a Julia.
I found this black and gray striped Julia (in a small) pretty early into our shopping excursion, and I knew I had to try it on. I am more comfortable in this one as opposed to the gray one. I found it to be stretchier and more forgiving. I actually really liked it, and so I bought it. I usually like looser-fitting tops, so this one is definitely out of my comfort zone as well.
Real talk: I had two 10-pound-plus babies, and anything tight around my stomach strikes fear in my heart, but it was so encouraging to see women of all shapes and sizes in the Julia at the show. The consultant I bought this one from actually had this same one on! I was truly inspired by the confidence I saw all around me.
Speaking of the Julia, my friend Corissa, who teaches in my school and is the woman behind the lens in my day-to-day blog/Instagram photos (bless her...), also loves LLR, and I told her right away when she started shopping LLR that she needed to try the Julia. I just envisioned that silhouette really working for her thin frame.
Corissa is 5'8", a size 26" in jeans, and usually a 4 but sometimes a six. She had the same issue I had with the Julia...she felt like the small was too big on her but felt that some of the XS Julias were not as forgiving. But she found one, too!
Corissa is wearing an XS Julia. And she looks FAB!
GRACIE TOP/TUNIC: Corissa recently bought a Gracie tunic (think Irma in kids' sizes) because she had seen a lot of smaller-framed ladies who think the Irma is overwhelming them switch to the Gracie. She bought a Gracie in a 12 and said from now on, she will buy the 14 since she has a longer torso. She does own an XXS Irma, but even the ones I saw her try on today were overwhelming her thin frame. It all depends on the fabric of the Irma, so if you are unsure, ask your consultant if that particular Irma you want is like a t-shirt material and how it compares to other Irmas in that same size.
LEGGINGS: Corissa and I, though we both have longer legs, are fine wearing one size (OS) leggings. Those fit anywhere from a 2 to a 10.
There are still several styles that I have not tried, but I hope you found this post to be helpful. Bottom line? You are probably OK in two different sizes in LLR. It just depends on what type of fit you want. Thanks for reading!
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