Yesterday I made the decision to return the Corsetry Tights I got last week and figured I wouldn’t be buying any of The Royal Ballet Collection, but I tried this hoodie on and just love it! The Lululemon Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Hoodie is so incredibly soft and cozy. First I have to say that I really did love the Corsetry tights and they were just beautiful on. I particularly loved the color Soot paired with all the feminine seam details. The reason I decided to return them is they were almost too beautiful to wear to Olympic Weightlifting or Crossfit. Not that they aren’t technically suitable but I am most comfortable in crops, and I basically just wear my basic black In Movement Crops every time. I very rarely wear my tights casually and I just don’t have the body type that I would feel confident wearing ‘look at me’ overly pretty tights, especially these days. It’s basic black tights for me because most of the time I want to blend in unless I’m dressed fancy. So, I returned them because I do not want to own museum pieces that just get archived.
When I saw that the store had both colors of the Principal Dancer Hoodie in my size I was really excited to try it on. I got super excited when I saw that the entire inside of the jacket is fully sherpa fleece lined and that the gold zipper detail really popped.
The Style Details
I know that this sweater is proportionally odd and a bit overwhelming on my short, petite and curvy frame but I don’t know…I just really like it. The bell sleeves are long but they look really cute and they don’t bother me at all. You can hide an entire Starbucks coffee in this sleeve! I love the volume of the hood ties and how it plays against the volume of the sleeve. I especially love that with the twinkle of the gold zipper pull and tie ends. Online the hem of this jacket flares out into an a-line more than it does on me but the online models are never pear-shaped. The length of the jacket is butt-covering which is so great for throwing on over said basic black tights. This is the perfect hoodie to throw on at 6 am school drop off for volleyball practice with my hair up in a top bun or uncombed like I have it here today
The Fit Details
I’m not a huge fan of thicker scubas because they are usually way too warm for me but this is perfect because it’s lightweight, soft, cozy and stretchy.
The jacket I purchased is my TTS 10, and I think you could easily size down in it if you are less pear-shaped. I didn’t bother trying a size down or a size up in this.
When I saw this sweater online I initially gravitated to the dark grey one but trying it on in store both my daughter and