If you are following my recent mail debacles and lost dresses you know I love the LuLaRoe Maurine Dress. I wrote this review back when the Maurine was released, before I had my blog, and figured now would be a great time to post it up here. 🙂
When the LuLaRoe Maurine Dress was announced I was ecstatic. As an observant Jew I follow our laws of modesty called “Tzniut”. Some of the requirements are necklines have to cover the collar bone, knees and elbows need to be covered. It’s always hard to find clothing that fits these standards and fashionable at the same time.
One of the reasons that I fell in love with LuLaRoe was the fact that quite a few of the clothing designs fit into my lifestyle. However one of the areas that was lacking was in dresses. Each of our dresses had one part that was OK for me, but the rest of the design didn’t fit within my standards.
Enter Maurine, a loose, casual fit, that comes below the knees and with a bell sleeve that covers the elbows too! The whole style is a fun, flirty and fashionable look. Maurine is the first LLR Dress that checked all the modesty requirement boxes. From the pictures it looked to be incredible. All that was left to see was how it felt on me.
My box of Maurine arrived and I pull them out.
I have never been more pleasantly surprised then I was when I tried the dress. I was really hoping this dress would be a beauty and it did not disappoint.
I threw on what I thought was my size and it was instant love. The silhouette is perfect. It fits so nicely and is so incredibly comfortable.
Later in the evening I went live to show my group and tried on a range of sizes and I was wowed. Here is my take away.
I’m a typical XL. When I first tried on the dress I tried 2x and loved it I felt like it had some room and wasn’t tight at all. It fit perfect in the places that it needed and flowed where it needed. (that’s what I’m wearing in my picture)I threw on the 3x and there was no way I could wear it over-sized. There was too much fabric in the arms and under the arms and around the body. Maurine is definitely not the dress to wear over-sized.
Next I tried the XL. This also fit me very well, hugged me a little more and at 5’6 it still covered my knees.
I then pulled out an L. I thought “there is no way this’ll fit me” but it did!! More of a fitted version but for sure doable. The only drawback for me in the Large size was the knee coverage. It came just mid knee and wasn’t quite comfortable for me.
Here is my takeaway. Don’t be afraid to try sizing! I was sure a Large would never fit. Give it a go and see how it feels! You won’t be disappointed.