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The Emily came out a few weeks ago, but I wasn’t able to snag them. I finally was able to get my hands on a few, so it’s time that I review them, right?! So, let’s get down to it. Here is my honest LuLaRoe Emily review!
What is the LuLaRoe Emily?
The Emily is the dress of my dreams. Why? It’s a long-sleeve tunic dress. I need all of the long sleeves as we head into the winter months here in Wisconsin. Click HERE to read my announcement post of the Emily.
LuLaRoe Emily Review: Fabric
The Emily is currently available in MVS. Well, what does that mean? MVS is a type of fabric that’s similar to that of a soft t-shirt. This fabric has a ton of stretch, breathes well, but maintains it’s shape.
LuLaRoe Emily Review: Fit
The Emily is available in sizes XXS-3XL. However, based on my body shape and size, I’m not able to get into all sizes. So, I will be trying on the sizes that fit me.
I’m 5’4″, a size 12/14, a 34D, and am an hourglass/borderline pear shape. Because of my shape, I tend to carry my weight in my stomach, hips, thighs, and booty. Now, why am I telling you this info? It’s so you can use this info to make an informed decision on what size you will like to wear.
Yup, not even going to try. Based on how the small fit, I know that these sizes will be too small through the chest and arms.
This is my traditional Carly size. With the Jessie, I like the small or medium, so this was the first size I tried on. The small fit good in the bust, but the arms were a little snug. The cuffs were tighter, so I wasn’t able to push up the sleeves. Would this be my absolute preferred size? No, but I can make it work for the right print without looking like 10 pounds of sausage in a 5 pound sack.
This will be the size I’m more likely to wear. The sleeves aren’t too tight. The body isn’t getting too loose. It’s comfortable. It hits right at the knee, and the v-neck isn’t too low.
Ok, the large is getting big. It’s getting longer both at the knees and in the sleeves. I feel like it’s starting to get tenty on me. While some willowy girls can rock the way oversized look, it’s not always a good look for me. I’m short and curvy, so this tends to look like I’m wearing a pillowcase. The large is borderline pillowcase.
The XL is the absolute largest size I can wear. As you see in the photo, I belted it to give it more of a shape, otherwise it’s too long and tentish. The length when it’s not bloused is getting much longer. The sleeves also are longer. The pockets have reached a point where they’re no longer easily accessible. By belting this size, I can make it work, but I know that the larger sizes won’t work.
LuLaRoe Emily Review: Overall Thoughts
When I saw this dress, I thought it looked super cute. I was excited for long sleeves since Wisconsin is freezing (click HERE to read some of my favorite tips for layering in style). Throw in pockets and I’m really on board for this dress. I love the slight v-neck because it makes the neckline feel less constricting, in my opinion. I really like this dress for it’s versatility. Don’t feel like you’re stuck in one size! Play around with sizing by using a belt.
My only complaint about this dress? I wish that the pockets were more functional. To quote my friend Holly’s husband, Joe, “I’m personally offended that women’s pockets aren’t more functional.” While I can fit my keys and a credit card in these pockets, the way that they’re cut makes me feel like my phone isn’t secure. It hangs out at a funky angle, so I’d be worried about it popping out of a pocket. The solution to this problem is easy, though. I will either carry a purse or rock a Caroline or Sarah for the pockets!
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