Okay—I have reviewed nearly 50 books on the blog but never have I ever reviewed a clothing company! It’s honestly a dream come true that I am friends with folks who make cool things and then show off their latest work here for the rest of my friends to see.
I’ve actually been watching Lorica Clothing ever since their Kickstarter. I mean, leggings with realistic armor print? If you look in the dictionary for the word “badass,” you’d see a picture of their leggings. The founder, Elie, is also super nice and regularly comments on my Instagram posts and supports me in my author journey which really warmed my heart.
So today, I’ll be reviewing the Henry VIII dress from Lorica. Below, you can learn more about Lorica and the dress, plus see some other products I’ve put on my wishlist.
What You Need to Know About Lorica Clothing
- “Lorica” is Latin for body armor. In Christian monastic tradition, a lorica is a prayer of protection.
- The dresses, leggings, hoodies, and more are ideal for LARPing, Ren faires, comic con, Halloween, yoga class, and everywhere else in between.
- Lorica makes everything in the USA through female-owned businesses that use recycled bottles.
- As of July of this year, they’ve used 87,600 recycled plastic bottles to make their leggings.
- This dress is based on Henry VIII’s armor that you can see in the Metropolitan Museum of art—down to the very last rivet.
The Henry VIII Skater Dress
Lorica sent me their Henry VIII dress—and I’m already looking forward to wearing it to work. Depending on your preference, you can get the dress in the Knife, Sword, or Lance length. They sent me the Lance version which is my ideal length. It also has pockets because an armored lass needs to carry things!
What I love about the brand but specifically this dress was the fit. I can fit their XL or opt for one of their plus-size options depending on how snug I want things. But it suits me well (haha, pun intended) and it really does add 10 points of confidence.
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One final thing: the print is really well done. I tend to stay away from laser-printed leggings or dresses because if their sizes are wack, they have a weird stretch where the item is snug around the butt or chest. It’s annoying because the print stretches and it looks like it’s warped or the colors bleached out. This was NOT the case with the dress.
Even over my chest, the dress fits comfortably so the armor print didn’t look warped because of me. All my plus-sized friends can
If you’d like your own dress, pair of leggings, hoodie, or something else in between, Lorica is the fun and comfy way to go. Check them out on the web and start armoring up: