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You may have heard about that LuLaRoe announced a new style recently. If you didn’t, click HERE to read the announcement about the Marly. Well, mine have arrived, so I thought I would give you thoughts and feelings on this new dress. So, let’s dig into my LuLaRoe Marly review.
LuLaRoe Marly Review: Fit
There was a lot of controversy and rumors on what this dress would fit like. Would it be forgiving in fit like the Maria or be fitted like the Julia? I have a friend who was gracious enough to share the below image with me. She placed a medium Marly under a medium Julia for comparison’s sake. As you can see, the Marly is a looser fit than the Julia.
But, I wanted to compare the sizes for myself. So, let’s dig into what I thought.
I’m going to be very transparent. I’m a 12/14, hourglass/borderline pear shape. I carry my weight in my stomach and hips. I’m also a 34D. I wear a small Carly, medium/large Maria, large Amelia, and large Classic. Why am I telling you this? It will make it easier to understand some of my struggles when it comes to finding clothes.
I tried on sizes small-2XL to form my own opinion on what sizes I felt the most comfortable in.
Sorry friends, but there is no picture for this one. I knew it was going to be too small, and it definitely was. I could barely get it down over my boobs, so I didn’t push it when trying it on.
Ok, not going to lie. The medium was good, but still tighter than I’d like. This felt like a Julia, but with pockets. And since it was tighter, I wouldn’t be able to keep much in the pockets without it being super transparent. However, if the print was to die for, I’d suck it up and into Spanx and have a Tim Gunn moment. Make it work!
Large is my bigger Maria size. It tends to have extra room in the hips and thighs for days when I don’t want things to be super tight. This extra room in the Maria translates to room for the pockets in the Marly. I feel like this is the size that I’ll probably be rocking more often than not. The sleeves in this picture are deceiving. They’re longer than they look here, which I’m a fan of. Let’s keep my bat wings contained!
Oh hey XL! I don’t hate you! I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been and sometimes have a hard time doing the oversized look. I’m short and curvy. Oversized tends to look baggy and not chic on me. However, I feel like this sash or belt or whatever you’d like to call it helps me create a waist. If it came down to rocking an XL or a medium, I’d probably chose the XL because I can always cuff the sleeves, but still have room for whatever crap I shove in my pockets.
Remember how I kept talking about falling in love with a print? Well, here you go! I LOVE this print! However, this is 2 sizes larger than what I’d normally pull off the rack. The waist sash was really helpful for oversizing because I could tie it and then blouse the dress. I didn’t feel like it had become too large in the armpits, yet. I would definitely rock this as a cute and comfy relaxed look.
I believe that figuring out what size you need all depends on your body shape. If you have a slim or boyish figure, size down once or stay true to size. If you’re hourglass, go with true to size. If you’re pear or apple shaped, you can go with your normal size, but don’t expect to have much use of the pockets. You might feel more comfortable sizing up once.
LuLaRoe Marly Review: Styling Tips
I know a lot of people were worried about the belt. They weren’t sold on the idea of the sash or belt. I found it to be super cute tied at my waist or up in my hair. I don’t have the figure to wear it as a drop belt on my hips. I’m also not a fan of wearing it as a necktie. That just feels a little too old lady for me at 32 years old, but that’s just my personal opinion.
After trying on the Marly, I can tell you that this dress is going to be one of my favorites. It’s comfortable, the perfect length, and it has pockets. Everything is better when it has pockets! I do wish the pockets were slightly deeper because my Samsung S9+ is a beast of a phone and barely fits in the pocket. I feel like there would be a chance of my phone taking a flying leap to it’s death if I sit down wrong while it’s in my pocket. This issue won’t stop me from wearing the Marly, though!
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