Lularoe Disappointment: The Ugly Truth About LuLaRoe

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Do you own any LuLaroe?

If so, are you experiencing Lularoe disappointment?

If you have no idea what Lularoe is, 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 claim to make comfortable shirts, dresses and kimonos that can be mix and matched to create comfortable yet put together looks for women.

A dream for moms looking for cute and comfortable casual wear am I right?

Roughly six months ago, I was in the market for a few new pieces of clothing. A few of my leggings were badly worn and as a result I was in desperate need of new leggings that were both comfortable and appropriate to venture out in (mom life am I right?).

I especially love wearing leggings 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.

I ended up drinking the Koolaid and buying a few LuLaroe leggings. And now, I’m experience intense Luraroe disappointment guys.

I wish I could recommend their leggings but I just can’t ladies.

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

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4 Reasons I’m Experiencing Lularoe Disappointment

Lularoe leggings don’t wash well

Although I’ve always followed manufacturer directions to hand wash my pieces inside out, the pieces haven’t held up very well. Best case scenario the leggings are horribly piled. Worst case scenario they have small holes in them that have slowly stretched out and gotten bigger. The material although soft is extremely fragile and in some cases it even rips when you put them on. Not ideal.

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Lulalroe leggings fall down repeatedly

Although Lularoe claims that their leggings are the ultimate solution to leggings that roll, I’ve found them to be uncomfortable and prone to falling down. The material is so soft that it doesn’t hold it’s shape and as the day passes and your leggings stretch as you move they are prone to rolling or falling down which is super disappointing and inconvenient. Constantly pulling up your leggings isn’t ideal am I right?

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Lularoe leggings don’t come in consistent sizes

When buying these leggings I had no idea that sizes varied greatly depending on which country produced them. As a result, it’s nearly impossible to know if the size they claim you are getting will actually be true to size. I received 2 pairs from Vietnam that were quite a bit larger than the cuts made in China. So big in fact that I was unable to wear them because they bunched up horribly at the waist and ankles.

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Lularoe leggings don’t maintain their shape well

After wearing them a few times, these leggings lose their shape and become saggy. Regardless of hand washing and air drying these leggings lose their shape and look lose and ill fitting within a couple of washes. Sadly, I now only wear my Lularoe to bed because I don’t have the heart to throw them out.

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After accepting that I could no longer wear my Lularoe I started doing some research into finding the perfect pair of comfortable and durable leggings. The Satina High Waisted Leggings available through Amazon are INCREDIBLE.

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These leggings are soft, wash well, 100% opaque, maintain their shape and most importantly do not roll down regardless of how active you are.  Not to mention, you can get them in SOLID colors without much effort.

If you’re in the market for a good quality pair of affordable leggings that will hold up these are a great option. At a fraction of the cost of Lularoe these leggings are far superior in quality and fit!


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81 thoughts on “Lularoe Disappointment: The Ugly Truth About LuLaRoe”

  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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      • Here’s an idea, buy the right size. Also, don’t know what you washed those in, maybe bleach? but when washed properly and hung up to dry, these legging last years! Stop bad mouthing a great company.

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        • They suck and get holes whatever size you buy. I’m pretty boney and the tights weren’t tight an me, just lousy quality. Nothing else they were washed with went to pieces, so much like the woman who wrote the article, I would say, steer clear. They aren’t even a good company little long a great one.

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        • Yeah, I’ve never seen holes like these before lmao. I wash mine inside out on the gentle cycle, air dry and I have pairs that are 5 years old and still fit perfectly.

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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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • If you get something too big, you can always do the cute knots that have tons of diagrams on Pinterest. It’s hard to do anything about getting something too small. I like to size up when in purchasing a new item, then I can gauge where I need to be. I’ve honestly never, ever have a problem with any of the issues you’ve had, so I’m not sure I can relate. But I play off all sizes pretty much. Like I’m typically an XS in almost all their sizes. I literally bought a XL Perfect because I loved the color, I have fun with the fact that it’s huge, and can get super creative with it. Who ever you bought from should be able to work out with you what you can do, since you received faulty clothing. And if she doesn’t, I wouldn’t work with her.

  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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    • 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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    • 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. 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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    • 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    • 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    • 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    • I made the mistake of buying all my items at the same time because I wanted to pay shipping once. Had I known, I would have used that gift card on something entirely different.

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        • 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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          • 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.

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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    • 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    – secondgenhomeschooler.wordpress.com –

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. I have two pair of the leggings and I only wear them in the winter due to their warmth. I haven’t bought anything else since. Recently, friends and I were browsing a market that had a stand. The consultant said to my friend (about a ladies’ size 10 or so), “Oh those are one size. The tall and curvy are over here.” The assumption was beyond insulting. While it was only one consultant, the comment reflected poorly on any training that might be available and customer service. We walked away. Thanks for the information. I will avoid!

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  23. I’ve heard many good things initially, followed by claims very similar to yours! Their MLM-style way of selling automatically makes it too sleazy to me to want to try them, I just automatically avoid companies with that business model because it’s shady and there are much better ways to sell products.

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  24. I was given a free pair for joining the sales lady’s online group. I picked a dark, subtle pattern.

    They are now my period jammies simply because they’re soft. Period. (Har har)
    Honestly I can’t fathom wearing them out of the house. They don’t stay up, feel supportive or secure enough, and I truly can’t get down with the patterns. Even the subtle design I chose isn’t something I would wear in public.
    But they make great jammies if you aren’t paying the asking price!

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  25. Someone gave me a pair. I hated the pattern so I wear them in the barn. It’s just not my style to wear something that looks like the couch in my grandmother’s house and motel drapes slept together after a drunken one night stand and had a baby.

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  26. I bought a bunch of leggings from some goob sites and I love them. My granddaughter is 6 and her leggings and dresses take a real beating at school and at recess and I have not had one problem. Her clothes all were bought from a consultant and mine have all been from goob since I refuse to pay that price for my clothes. I really like the perfects and my mom loves the Irma. Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

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  27. I recently got a couple of Amelia dresses (secondhand) and was sort of shocked at the cheap quality of the fabric and the overall bad construction. No lining, a scratchy zipper with the rough edges exposed to rub against your skin and drive you crazy….no way I’d pay full price for these. They look like a Home Ec project!

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  28. Yeah, I’ve never seen holes like these before. I wash mine inside out on the gentle cycle, air dry and I have pairs that are 5 years old that still fit perfectly.
    I’ve purchased many from retailers who were going out of business, or from online platforms, and have paid about $10-15 on average, $25 MAX for brand new ones.
    I’m curious where you got them? Maybe the ones that started sagging were actually pre-owned and the original owner was blasting them on high heat in the dryer?
    Also, with holes being such a huge problem, I’m betting you are using a wash cycle that is much too heavy with excessive agitation. I put mine in a lingerie bag on the gentle cycles so they don’t get twisted up and pulled on or snagged on buttons and zippers, which is likely how you ended up with so many holes.
    I’ve had some of my leggings for about 5 years and there is no sagging, holes and the worst is a bit of pilling along the inner thighs with some of my older pairs.

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