Friday, August 27, 2010
Got My Effortless Hoodie - It's a Keeper!!!
I layed some of my other jackets on top of the Effortless to compare measurements and help you determine fit. All the comments are comparing size 12s to size 12s. The arms in my Remix Lulu Light are about 1" narrower than the Effortless, however since they are stretchier they feel more comfortable. My size 10 Flashback jacket has arms that are about 1.5" narrower. The arms of my Define are 1" narrower.
One thing I really like about the Effortless is that the bottom hem is curved and the back is longer than the front by about 2". It is long enough so that it covers my rear.
I compared the length of my Wear With All (WWA) to the Effortless. The WWA is about 4" narrower at the bottom hem and about 2" longer. I also compared the length and width of my Remix Light. The Remix Light is about 3" narrower along the sides and the Effortless is about 2" longer than the Remix Light.
Lots of people have commented that they don't like the distressed seams. It's a matter of personal taste whether you like them or not. I happen to really like the super-casual beachy look of this hoodie. I think the frayed seams are what "makes" this hoodie. I ordered the heathered lolo purple and love L-O-V-E the color. It's almost a denim look and not too purple.
I hope some of this comparison info helps you. I think if the hoodie appeals to you, order it and try it. It is a tricky fit so it is hard to tell from photos if it will work for your body. I plan to wear this as a heavy top rather than use as an outer layer. I think it will work perfectly for fall in Southern California.
Here are some other photos I've found of people in the Effortless. I think how much you like it will depend on whether you are long in the torso (if it's too short it will look too boxy), how hippy you are, etc.
I think with the straight fit Lululemon was going for a modified boyfriend look with the Effortless. This sweatshirt reminds me a lot of the men's Revive which I bougth for my brother in law but may keep for myself.
Posted by LuluAddict at 4:24 PM