My real experiences with LuLaroe clothing

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Do you own any LuLaroe?

If not, let me briefly explain what this company is and does. Essentially, LuLaroe is best known for making incredibly soft and comfortable leggings in a variety of fun, unique and creative patterns. Additionally, they make comfortable shirts, dresses and kimonos that can be mix and matched to create comfortable yet put together looks for women.

Roughly six months ago, I was in the market for a few new pieces of clothing. A few of my tights were badly frayed and as a result I was in desperate need of new pants that were both comfortable and appropriate to venture out in. I especially love wearing tights because they feel less constricting than jeans and most of the time wearing a long shirt over top makes for a cute outfit that is perfectly acceptable to venture to the grocery store or play group in.

Usually, we buy our clothes used. But, Mer had a Visa gift certificate that he’d won at a work raffle and after being invited to a LuLaroe pop up, Mer suggested I spend the money on myself.

I ended up spending it on LuLaroe leggings (I drank the koolaid unfortunately) which I now regret.

I wish I could recommend their clothing but I just can’t.

Not only did I spend a good chunk of change on these leggings but the quality is proving to be very sub-par.

In all, I owned 6 pairs of LuLaroe leggings, 1 Irma and 1 Randi.

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Although these leggings are attractive, they do not hold up well when washed, fall down repeatedly throughout the day and most recently have started tearing despite washing them inside out and by hand as per manufacturer instructions. Additionally, there is a huge size discrepancy depending on where the leggings were produced. Apparently, I fit into leggings made in Vietnam but not China. One is far larger than the other making it impossible to know if the tights you think are your size will actually fit you correctly.

The shirts are equally disappointing. The Irma has piled horribly after only 4 hand washes. It’s gotten so bad that I cannot wear it out because it looks like something your average person would sleep in. At over 50$ (exchange & shipping included) I’m horribly disappointed by the lack of quality.

The Randi which looks something like a baseball shirt was ill fitting from the moment it arrived. One sleeve was longer than the other (I only noticed weeks later) and like the Irma it piled horribly as well. Unfortunately, I ordered this shirt in a dark color so the piles are incredibly visible which means I never wear it.

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It’s all very disappointing. I’m fully aware and realistic that clothing will experience a certain amount of wear and tear which is only normal. However, most clothing I buy which is likely mid-range quality will always last me well over 6 months if not a few years. After only 6 months of having purchased these pieces they are virtually unusable and certainly not appropriate for going out (one pair has developed a hole on the front thigh region). The pieces are now boxed up and I’m trying to decide if it’s even worth donating them since some of them are in such bad condition.

If you’re looking at purchasing LuLaroe I say save your money. It’s expensive and the quality is really terrible!

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Author: Jenny

I'm Jenny, a 30-something mama to 1 living child and 5 angels. I live in a tiny blue cottage in a small suburb outside a major Canadian city. I live here with my miracle baby Margs, my husband Mer, my pup and my 2 cats. I blog about a bunch of different things including parenting, frugal living and minimalism. Feel free to subscribe to my blog and follow me on instagram, twitter or bloglovin.

69 thoughts on “My real experiences with LuLaroe clothing”

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I love leggings, especially now that I spend so much time on the floor with my baby. I hadn’t tried LuLaroe and will make sure not to! It is SO frustrating when you get new clothes and they immediately look worn out. My favorite leggings are randomly just some I got on Amazon that weren’t even expensive. Thanks for saving me some money!

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  2. this makes me so sad! i am OBSESSED with lularoe. there was a big thing in the news headlines about a quality compromise at one of their manufacturing warehouses, but they are no longer working with that company. as for the sizing of Vietnam vs China: they cut their material from the exact same pattern in every single manufacturing warehouse, the reason some fit better than others is because they cut them in a stack. so sometimes the ones at the top are a tighter cut than the ones at the bottom. I have yet to purchase a pair with holes, tears, wear, anything. I have 1 dress that has pilled, but i think i had mixed in a few items into the wash that didn’t particularly belong with my nice, soft fabrics.
    I have about 17 pairs of leggings, 7 irmas, 1 randy, 4 carly’s, a nicole, and a sarah. some of my older pairs have a few strings hanging on the inside, but i wear them weekly- so they’ve had some good use already.
    your consultant should damage your items out if they tear or pill as you say.
    😦

    i also should just put a disclaimer that i have not actually spent $1000 on these clothes, like the retail dollar would suggest- I’ve won at least 6 pairs of leggings and 5 shirts and have gotten huge discounts on 3 of the dresses i bought. My real total of spending is probably closer to $300.

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    1. Wow! You’ve got quite a collection!

      And, although I get the argument that they cut them in stack I don’t think it’s a good enough justification ya know? At the price they are charging per pair there should be more consistency or at least a disclaimer!

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      1. i agree 100%. i have one pair in particular that falls off of me if i wear them, so i only wear them as PJs. It seems to me that if they realize that cutting them in stacks makes them different sizes, they should make their stacks a little smaller then!
        I do know that there’s been a lot of hub bub in the media about the holes that many have experienced- maybe their quality will improve now that they have ended their relationship with the factory that was producing those, too?

        I wish you loved them. I play a lot of the event games and win stuff, plus got a few pieces for Christmas this year (which was pretty cool!). so it helps and makes it real fun just to win things, even if i dont wear them all haha!

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      2. Yes exactly!! It’s just so disappointing when you order a size you think will fit and then they come and they are too big or too small.

        Hopefully they’ll improve the quality moving forward!

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  3. Walmart leggings are soft, come in cute patterns, and wash up beautifully. They were under $6. Highly recommend. And you are not the first person I’ve heard from who has had a bad experience with LuLaRu. 😉

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  4. Walmart leggings are soft, come in cute patterns, and wash up beautifully. They were under $6. Highly recommend. And you are not the first person I’ve heard from who has had a bad experience with LuLaRu.

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    1. Yes they do. I bought a perfect pair a few years ago (these are the ones that I had to sadly get rid of after years of wearing) and haven’t been able to find the same ones since!

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  5. I have a Perfect T that I like well enough, but I wear it with Danskin leggings and a Lands End sweater… I haven’t been wowed by LuLaRoe well enough to spend that kind of money on additional pieces. Your post confirms this is the right decision.

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  6. I’ve never been a huge fan of the LLR style (my closet is mostly black/gray t-shirts lol!), but I see the appeal of the prints for some people. However, I’m seeing more and more reviews like yours 😦 Rips, extremely poor quality materials, bad craftsmanship… And for such high prices! I’ve heard the reps are really great about “fixing” mishaps like this, but such rampant suckiness has cemented the fact that I’ll never put money into their company. I’m sorry you got a raw deal! I hope it can be worked out with an experienced rep.

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    1. All my pieces are dark. Mostly black with very subtle patterns. Although visually some of the colored tights are cute I would just never wear them. I’m not that adventurous with my wardrobe 🙂

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  7. Thank you!!! I recently went to a pop up shop after waiting nearly a month. The only reason I didn’t leave with a huge haul was the poor customer service. I had been literally stalking the website looking at all the items I was interested in, but now you’ve saved me a ton of money.

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  8. Thanks for sharing! A few pop ups have started in my area and I was curious about them. If I do decide to purchase I will try them on before I buy for sure!

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  9. I’ve had a similar experience, but with a maxi dress. I was really thrown off by the size, I got a medium and it fit me like a large. I washed it ONCE and you would have thought I dug it out of a bargain bin at a thrift store. It faded BADLY and pilled up, which never happens to my clothes. I know I’m not going to buy anything else from them.

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    1. The website isn’t even a good reflection of what they have. Every consultant has different prints. Mine are all dark with subtle prints because I’m not a fan of loud colors.

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  10. I have a couple friends who swear by LuLaroe, I’ve never tried it, but I’ve recently read a lot of articles describing the same types of flaws that you have described here. I am not a fan of leggings right now because my butt looks funny in them (heeheehee) but once I lose some weight I feel like I would like them a lot more. Think I’ll be staying away from LuLaroe though, because I don’t like spending a lot of money on garbage! If I can get them cheaper AND they hold up better, I’m going with that option 🙂

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  11. Personally, I just don’t get the whole spending that much money on a shirt, or on leggings to begin with. $50! Wow, that would have fed my family for an entire month… seriously. I bought my leggings at walmart for all of $10.84, and they’ve lasted through repeated washing for over 4 years now and still look like new. I paid all of $3.22 on my shirt and I’ve had it for 17yrs and still looks new.

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    1. I usually never spend this type of money. Actually, we buy most everything we can used but because we had a gift card I decided to invest in these pieces thinking they’d last me long-term so I’m so disappointed that I basically wasted money on this.

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  12. Thank you for the review! I have considered buying them because I love wearing leggings as well. I’m so glad people can be honest when it comes to things like this. It helps me out a ton! Ahahaha

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  13. Glad to hear someone else say it. I went to a party & bought one pair of leggings & the quality is not good. I’ve declined all other invites because of this. I’m at a phase of life where I need my clothes to last.

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    1. Yup. I’m done with LLR. I’d rather spend my money on something that will hold up because part of my rationale was investing in pieces that would last me long-term which they clearly didn’t.

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  14. I have a good collection of leggings (I’ve won at least two pairs), 2 irmas, a few t-shirts, & a maxi. Some items I wear mostly for work & others for leisure. Some leggings vary in how they fit & some shirts are piled a small bit, but nothing is falling apart. Sorry to hear your experience hasn’t been that great.

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  15. I have not been wowed by LLR. I have wanted to love it but i have had a similar experience. I just caved and bought a new pair of their leggings but I’m afraid to wash them now. I don’t know why I bothered 😅

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      1. I bought them a little over 6 months ago.

        As far as I’ve been told I would have had to “damage them out” months ago. At this point even if I were offered an exchange I’d have to pay for shipping out of pocket which would just increase the investment.

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      2. So frustrating. I recently tried LipSense (one of my friends started selling it). I was so excited to try it because I tend to “eat” my lipstick (it doesn’t last very long) because it’s supposed to last a long time. I hated it. It felt weird and had a funny taste to it (you can’t help but “taste” whatever’s on your lips!) Anyway, I’m so glad they have a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy because the starter kit was $60! I got a full refund.

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  16. Boo! Sorry to hear! It’s funny; I just bought 2 Julia dresses and received them yesterday. I really like my LLR consultant and enjoy all the clothing I have so far. Like you, I love and love in leggings! Mom life. But the first pair I received was sub par. It pulled almost immediately, is semi-see through and falls down. I didn’t get them from “my” consultant, who has so far provided me with a few lovely little items. I get it though! I was shocked when my hubs gave me the go ahead to order my dresses 2 nights ago. Hope I love them!

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    1. I find the dresses are better quality than the leggings. Also the leggings I got before they started switching and adding manufactures has superior quality to the ones I’ve bought since then. I only buy the leggings now if I am super in love with a pattern.

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  17. No, I do not own any. Too many of my friends buy these clothes and I do not care for them. The cost alone makes me stay away, however, several of my friends have negative feedback about the quality of the material. Thank you for sharing about this product.

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  18. Hang on to those items! Now that Lularoe has been hit with a class action lawsuit regarding quality issues, the “mentors” of groups of sellers (it’s a shady MLM structure but that’s a whole different story) have announced to consultants lower on the food chain that there is to be a lifetime guarantee and defective clothing can be exchanged even after it’s been worn. Find local consultants and you won’t have to pay shipping fees. Yes, it’s more than possible that you’ll be exchanging one defective product for another unless you get lucky and find stuff that isn’t going to fall apart.

    In any case, you can add yourself to the class action lawsuit as soon as it is certified by the courts and hopefully get at least a portion of your money back if/when a settlement is reached.

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    1. Hey! Thanks so much for the heads up. I don’t know much about the company and I find it really interesting that this is happening. Is an MLM essentially a pyramid scam?

      The clothes are honestly so incredibly cheaply made. Just awful and crazy expensive for basically zero quality.

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      1. Some types of MLMs are pyramid scams, but some aren’t- it depends on how they are set up- whether or not you have to buy a huge amount of inventory up front makes a difference, and what the minimum amount that you have to sell monthly makes a difference as well. It depends how much time and work you can put into them- if it’s just a “side thing,” you probably wouldn’t make much money. I had wondered about LuLaRoe’s quality since I see it everywhere, so thanks for sharing your experience with it!

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  19. It sucks that you had such a bad experience–I’ve had good luck with their clothes so far. Only one small hole in the first pair of leggings I bought over a year ago.

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  20. I’ve been seeing Lularoe everywhere lately, and, honestly, I just don’t understand the desire. Some of the patterns are neat, but many of them just look garish to me! I mean, kudos to somebody for coming up with “mom clothes” that many moms gobble up, but I think they’re eyesores, bth.

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  21. Wait, wait, wait. They… FALL DOWN REPEATEDLY?? Holy crap. I don’t know if they make pants for men, but if my pants were to fall down repeatedly, a LOT of people would be needing therapy after seeing my hairy tree trunks.

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  22. Wow, that sucks. I first heard about Lularoe from Still Being Molly (http://www.stillbeingmolly.com/). She loves this line of clothing, it looks great on her, she’s always raving about it (how they fit and feel, how versatile they are, how ethical) and I’ve always been bummed that they are so expensive and that you can’t just buy them in a store or online. Guess I’m not missing out.

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