As I was Christmas shopping for others at Lululemon a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but drool over a black cherry piece of something once I’d tried it on: Lululemon’s Sit in Lotus Sweater. So I bought it. Just this week, it’s moved over to WMTM with a significant price cut. So, how does it look?
Fit Review: Lululemon Sit in Lotus Sweater (was $98, now $69)
Note: I am 5’9″ and wearing a TTS 8 in black cherry
The sweater itself is a fairly simple design, which essentially brings together two of my favorites from past years, the Sunshine Coast LS and the Simply Wool Sweater (which I got last year and never posted about, whoops). It’s got the length of the Sunshine Coast, but the thicker knit like the Simply Wool. Both are crew necks.
As you can see, the Sit in Lotus has thumbholes, and women with longer arms actually have a prayer at using them comfortably, which is an improvement on the Sunshine Coast. I’ve got long arms, and the sleeves don’t pull.
The Sit in Lotus has a relaxed fit in the midsection, but I wouldn’t go as far as calling it floppy or baggy. The arms are a bit more fitted, but not restricting.
Overall length is generous, and may borderline into that odd “dress or no dress” territory on shorter women. I’m definitely built with short legs and a long torso, and as you can see in the photos, length is NOT a concern.
As for the fabric’s feel, it’s a nice merino knit that doesn’t itch, but it’s no Shelbe Raschel. If you want to feel like you’re wearing a cloudy plush snuggie, buy a damn snuggie. It doesn’t feel like an amazing blanket, but as far as sweaters go, there’s no distracting itch.
Ultimately, what did I think of this sweater?
I absolutely love the black cherry color, which is what spurred me to purchase this sweater in the first place. It made me happy. Then, I got home and snapped these photos and, you know what? I didn’t feel like a million bucks. I left the tags on, set it down and flew across the country for a week.
When I got home, I tried it on one more time to see if I’d stopped questioning it: did I love it again, or was I feeling lukewarm at best? It looked alright in the morning light, but having *just* watched Marie Kondo on Netflix the night before, I ultimately decided that it didn’t stand out enough from sweaters I already own. Figured I’d probably like seeing a $100 credit on my Amex statement more than I’d like seeing this one riding my fairly deep bench of crew neck sweaters, because everyday style can be summed up in one word: predictable. Crew necks, skinny jeans, Sorel boots.
But now the Sit in Lotus Sweater is marked down to $69. Is it worth the WMTM price to add to your winter wardrobe if you’re lacking a sturdy sweater? I think so.
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