Such great news! Lululemon Leggings Available in Plus Size now! Here are all of the Lululemon items currently available in size 14. Lululemon has been flirting with size 14 over the past few months with the occasional size 14 black Lululemon legging. The size has frustratingly been constantly out of stock. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been seeing more and more core items being stocked on upload in size 14. A jacket even comes in size 14 now! I was so excited to see the recent upload of the new Rain Rules Jacket and Incognito Camo Scuba Hoodie.
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Back in the day…
Lululemon used to offer size 14 back pre-2011 when I started blogging but the size was quickly eliminated, and size 12’s were reduced to just a few units and hidden away. This is a long overdue step forward for Lulemon in inclusivity. Lululemon has always been seen as a more elitist aspirational brand with a specific body type showcased on their website, and in their ambassador community. The truth is the majority of women fall on the outskirts of Lululemon’s size chart, either petite or plus size, or curvy petite proportions.
Limiting their size ranges in favor of such a
I have floated between size 8-12 in Lululemon but I have always felt like I’m not their ‘ideal’ customer despite the fact that I consider myself an athlete. I have run multiple half marathons including Seawheeze 3 times, I have
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Lululemon is unfortunately not trailblazing in this market space for activewear. Nike has a plus size offering with a full plus size range which debut in March of last year. Nike has 81 items available in women’s plus size, with its own dedicated section on their website. Underarmour sizing goes to XXL for women, Adidas goes from 2x Small to 2XL. Smaller niche brands like Carbon38 go to XL, and K-Deer goes to 4XL
I hope starting with the core items in size 14 is just the beginning for Lululemon, and that they will have a more inclusive size run with the success of these items. As a result of the high demand for size 14, the size is selling out each upload. 14 is just the beginning of the plus size activewear size range. I hope they will also have a petite range too! Lululemon currently has an ‘Asia Fit‘ range for their Asian market.
Lululemon should embrace plus sized athletes in their marketing efforts and look to Serena Williams as an example. We need to see muscular, athletic, petite, curvy petite, plus size, tall and short women included on their website and especially within their ambassador community. I want to see size 14 models showing those size 14 items. It just feels better as a consumer when the size you are buying is being represented somewhere on the site, even if it’s not specifically the item you are purchasing.
I was so pleased to see that the Sweaty Betty merino joggers I’ve been coveting come in short and tall versions. I reviewed the regular length here but I want the short ones which is why I didn’t buy them during the NSALE. I’m so used to making due with pants that are too long, or cropped pants that fit like pants that I don’t even look for short length. It feels so exciting when something you try on fits you just right.
What do you guys think?