My first Julia was a gift from my friend Gayle, who sells LuLaRoe in this group right here. The one I’m featuring today I bought with my own money. See, I got into LLR late in the game. The leggings were supposed to be super soft, but let’s be honest. Some of them are pretty ugly.
When I finally got to try a pair of LuLaRoe leggings, a black pair that I won in a contest, I was hooked. Still, it took me a while to branch out from leggings. It’s interesting, because I wear dresses all the time. I got into a dress-wearing kick while I was pregnant, and when I was postpartum, I just continued wearing things that weren’t pants. I love a good tee shirt dress, so it’s surprising that I took so long to try the LuLaRoe Julia.
So, first off. The Julia dress is longer than most of the tee shirt dresses on the market, as LuLaRoe makes modest dresses. This works great for me, not because of the modesty factor, but because I’m tall. Even modest dresses can become immodest pretty fast when your legs are as long as mine. This was the bane of my existence when I was bound by a high school dress code.
Even if you’re not tall or particularly interested in dressing modestly, the length makes the Julia a little dressier than most tee shirt dresses and appropriate for work or mingling situations where you might want to look a little bit fancy. The LuLaRoe Julia dress can also be dressed down by pairing it with flip flops or sneakers. I don’t actually own any sneakers, so that look isn’t in the charts for me any time soon.
I’m wearing a medium here. I also have a large Julia dress but I bought it specifically to wear with the “hair tie trick,” where you gather fabric on the inside of the Julia dress and wrap a rubber band around it. This creates a ruched look and changes up the plain tee shirt dress style.
My favorite way to wear this dress is with a belt. I love that there are so many different ways to wear a single dress.
I also love how soft the fabric is, which is a trademark of the LuLaRoe brand. It’s not the buttery soft of the leggings, but it’s like wearing a favorite tee shirt all day long. I can get down with that.
At $45, the Julia dress isn’t cheap. The price can seem prohibitive. I get that. The fact that LuLaRoe clothing is (supposed to be, though I haven’t, you know, gone to a factory and verified this) ethically made makes the price easier to bear in my mind, as well as the fact that you’re supporting your friends or family members who sell it. My Julia dresses appear to be really well crafted, which is great, because I have plenty of dresses that haven’t held up over time. There’s nothing more depressing than when your favorite dress suddenly falls apart, and the Julia dress from LuLaRoe seems sturdy enough that I don’t worry about that.
I’ll be adding more Julia dresses to my closet over time, especially to keep on hand for special occasions.
Do you wear LuLaRoe?