LuLaRoe Review/Styling: The Nicole
Another bonus post, and another style from LuLaRoe! I first heard of LuLaRoe a couple months ago from an old coworker and now am a member of a ridiculous number of Facebook groups on the hunt for the perfect pattern in my size. In case you’ve never heard of LuLaRoe before, I gave more background info on my last post so check that out.
The Nicole is another style of dress from LuLaRoe, but this one is not as loose-fitting as the Carly. It has more of an a-line skirt but there isn’t much flare to it. The sleeves are more fitted and on me the length goes until right above the elbow- a great length if you’re self-conscious about your arms. There is a seam along the waistline which creates that fitted bodice area and then the skirt flares slightly out from there. The neckline is also a nice scoop neck so it’s definitely more conservative in that sense, but I think this is a great feminine dress. You could totally dress this up or down depending on what you pair with it. In my mind, this is the perfect dress for a first date or meeting the parents for the first time. It’s flattering and gives a flirty silhouette without showing too much skin- you won’t have to worry about bending over in front of anyone! On me, this dress hit at right about the knee and is the same length the whole way around the skirt, which is different than the Carly which is shorter in the front but longer in the back. I still went with an XXS for this dress, but as you can tell the fit is much different.
I think there are multiple ways you could style this dress. Mine has a floral pattern with green leaves and blue and purple flowers so I kept my accessories relatively neutral for both the casual and dressy look. For the more casual look, I paired this dress with black calf-length boots since it’s fall and boots are a must-have this season. You could also totally pair this with leggings or tights underneath to make this dress last through the winter as well. I put a casual black belt and a simple necklace to finish off this look. A way to dress this dress up is just to switch up the accessories- something when I look back on these photos I could have done more of. I wasn’t about to trek through the woods in heels for these photos so I grabbed some black flats instead. You could lose the belt and go with a chunkier necklace to dress this up even more than I did in this photo. Heels or wedges obviously would do the trick as well. I will say that I’m not usually too fond of these types of dresses- I think they make me look even younger than I already look and I worry they’re too “sweet.” However, this one has definitely been growing on me and I love that this will look cute with a variety of different shoe options so you can truly get away with this for multiple seasons.
That’s the Nicole dress by LuLaRoe in a nutshell! Keep in mind, I’m 5’2” and usually a 00 or 0 so I’m very very petite. This dress might not be as long on you if you’re taller but this dress does run true to the size chart they show- so no need to worry about that weird sizing down thing like in the Carly. Do you have a Nicole? I’d love to know your favorite ways to style it so let me know in the comments below!