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#26 grumpybum1

Posted 16 February 2015 - 04:17 PM

Agree that LJ is expensive but quality is pretty good.  I have a couple of pairs of leggings and 2 tanks and they still look pretty new & no stretching or pilling - have had them a couple of years and worn on average once a week.

Hate the motivational tanktops but my 12YO loves them. Clearly I am out of their target age with that range.

#27 Paddlepop

Posted 16 February 2015 - 04:21 PM

View PostMonket, on 16 February 2015 - 02:11 PM, said:

I am too fat for their clothes bit a friends sister was let go from her position at Lorna Jane as she was taking too much time off while being treated for a rare form of lung cancer.  Poor form I think.
Sadly I'm not surprised by this based on what I know about them. How is your friend's sister now?

#28 orangepeanut

Posted 16 February 2015 - 04:22 PM

I find it really over priced.
I go to Cotton On for my work out gear, their legging are THE BEST! I find they fit me really well and the do knee length and 7/8 so just above the ankle and they are great. Stops my 'wobble' when I run as they are quite a firm fit. And I get them online so its a lot cheaper , so about $20 a pair. I have heaps, I mean, probably way more than I need, but I hate washing lol

#29 Pompol

Posted 16 February 2015 - 04:27 PM

View Post71Cath, on 16 February 2015 - 02:16 PM, said:

I am a larger person, my sister is fit and fabulous, and a keen runner, so I went into their store to buy her a running outfit for Christmas.

I was told by the rude young sales assistant that nothing would fit me.

Um...thanks, I'm not blind!

So they lost my sale....

This happened to me too!! Except I WAS shopping for myself and I was a size 14. I had been wearing their singlets for running for a while so I knew their large fit me beautifully. I was so angry - both at her and myself because I cried when I walked out.

Will never go back. Heaps of better options anyway.

#30 Ice Queen

Posted 16 February 2015 - 04:42 PM

Actually I did read something that will make all of you hate the brand even more.......

She has these w**ky motivation books with ridiculous recipes for her amazing healthy lifestyle where she eats chia & kale smoothies for morning tea and stuff like that.  A friend had one and I borrowed it and I had a quick read.

Her crop tops are purposefully in small sizes......



Apparently it is motivational and she gets letters from hundreds of women saying how happy they were as their whole weightloss goal had been to buy a Lorna Jame crop top.

I stopped reading about there and as much as love my leggings and tank from there, I haven't been able to bring myself to purchase again.

Edited by Ice Queen, 16 February 2015 - 04:43 PM.


#31 KnightsofNi

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:01 PM

I am too fat and top poor for Lorna Jane. But their stuff is all the rage amongst the mums dropping kids off at my kids school.

#32 eilca

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:05 PM

LJ is popular with young teens atm and I have taken my daughters in with their birthday/ christmas money to look.  Thankfully both girls are all "I'm not paying that much.  Let's go to other shops".  But they like to look.

#33 Sun kissed

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:17 PM

I used to buy a lot of their stuff not anymore just can't justify the price.

my fav leggings at the moment are from kmart

#34 Thursday

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:28 PM

LJ seems very expensive for fairly cheap-looking shirts etc and the bra-showing look just isn't for me so it's not a brand I'd buy. It doesn't sound like they would have anything that fits me anyway.

My favourite work-out item is this running skirt//legging thing from Aldi: http://www.discounts...st-2014-10.html
But only in the black-on-black, because I really don't want to draw attention to myself with hot pink when I'm exercising!

#35 livesarah

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:40 PM

View PostIce Queen, on 16 February 2015 - 04:42 PM, said:

Actually I did read something that will make all of you hate the brand even more.......

She has these w**ky motivation books with ridiculous recipes for her amazing healthy lifestyle where she eats chia & kale smoothies for morning tea and stuff like that.  A friend had one and I borrowed it and I had a quick read.

Her crop tops are purposefully in small sizes......



Apparently it is motivational and she gets letters from hundreds of women saying how happy they were as their whole weightloss goal had been to buy a Lorna Jame crop top.

I stopped reading about there and as much as love my leggings and tank from there, I haven't been able to bring myself to purchase again.

Wow that's kind of grotesque, if not downright harmful.My 2c is that I have a friend who is 6 foot tall and a perfectly healthy size 16. She too was too 'fat' for all their clothes, despite being much fitter than me (size 10). My personal favourite workout gear is Zella brand from Nordstrom. Reasonable price (before the Aussie dollar sank, at least!), and excellent quality. Comes in plus sizes too.

#36 Tyfle Hour

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:46 PM

I'm not a fan myself.  I'm another who prefers proper sports bras and doesn't like them showing.  I generally exercise in some daggy Bonds shorts and a cheap slub tee from Coles. I like to spend my clothes budget on my non exercise gear.

I do have friends who swear by the quality though. One is a personal trainer so i suppose they'd be tax deductible for her!

#37 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:47 PM

The smug running out the woman when she was on one of the morning shows was enough to put me off

Plus her ideas on whats edible :sick:

Also helps i have to google this gym thing, i hear they have creches, something about excersising came up, got me more confused, i hit the X
:shrug:

#38 miriams

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:54 PM

I buy my exercise clothes from Aldi when they go on sale there. The quality is good. Lorna Jane is too exxy for me.

#39 HamsterPower

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:58 PM

Overpriced and I find their gear impractical for running etc. for running I really prefer the proper sporting brands as I can wear and wear that stuff and it lasts so well.

LJ exercise gear seems to be solely about the look with no thought for practicality for well you know. ... Actual Exercise... Stuff worrying about actual pocket to hold my ventolin or keys, all I need is a motivational slogan apparently:-)
They lost me the time I ventured in and stated I was in search of a new running tank and the assistant tried to convince me I needed the cotton one with a running slogan on it.  Yeah summer marathon training in a cotton top..awesome advice...fool
I find Under Armour gear my fave at the moment and quite well priced. Also places like Costco have Nike etc gear regularly and it lasts SO much better.  Actually bought some Champion knee length running tights from there and they are holding up SO well and are really comfy - they were damn cheap too.


#40 EsmeLennox

Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:59 PM

Overpriced. And seriously, apparently no one who shops there has a bum or hips. Their pants are stupidly 'slim' in the but/hips area.

#41 nup

Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:06 PM

View Postlurfest, on 16 February 2015 - 03:49 PM, said:

Lorna Jane is what you wear when you're dropping your teenaged son off at his private school in your Toyota or Audi 4WD.

Mid range fees, below average academically private school darling. It's sportswear for CUBs. The type that still aren't sure what they're doing, live in average suburbia and likely have something to do with trades.

No doubt accessorised with Pandora

Edited by nup, 16 February 2015 - 06:07 PM.


#42 cinnabubble

Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:09 PM

I always think of it as the drop-off wear of choice for the real housewives of Castle Hill.

#43 Ice Queen

Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:17 PM

Wow, nice.  Aren't they supposed to be the judgemental snobs?!

#44 cinnabubble

Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:26 PM

It's only judgemental if you think that wearing Lorna Jane to school drop off in Sydney's leafy North-West is worthy of judgement.

Edited by cinnabubble, 16 February 2015 - 06:26 PM.


#45 Jenno

Posted 16 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

I love their tights, very comfortable and they keep their shape.



#46 Hands Up

Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:23 PM

I have a pair of their 3/4 leggings. Bought them six or seven years ago. Wear them once a week minimum. Still going strong. I like lu lu lemon more though and tend to buy most of my stuff from there.

#47 #YKG

Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:23 PM

View Postblueone, on 16 February 2015 - 01:53 PM, said:

Nope! They are meant to be a slightly cheaper version of lululemon.
Both brands are pretty average quality and incredibly overpriced for gym gear....

Lululemon came after Lorna Jane.

I don't buy it cause I'm not skinny enough. I buy all my workout gear from best & less, cheap and great quality. But I do like the bright colours from Lorna Jane.

#48 Percival

Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:01 PM

I was given a gift voucher, it expired on the 28th of Feb. I tried to use it on the 1st of March. They wouldn't honour it. The staff member who was on said it was up to her manager and that she would call me when she was in. The manager made the staff member call me. I told the staff member that she had handled it fine but I would be putting in a complaint to head office. Head office told me they would honour it, so I was able to use it, however, I refuse to shop there due to their store management.

#49 Charlies Angel

Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:13 PM

I had a gift voucher too - a generous $100. Still, had to pay another $60 to actually end up with a top and crop pants in a gym-ready style - you know, actually working out not just hanging out.

Hugely overpriced for what it is.

Always been a fan of Nike. Crop pants for $50 and tops for $40 at the DFO - and they last forever!

#50 weta

Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:27 PM

Had it been around in my 20s I probably would have bought some pieces. These days my gym gear is less than $20 for both tights and singlets from big w.

If I wanted to splurge and get quality gym and sports gear I'd buy from a sporting brand not "gym fashion".




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