Date: August 07, 2017 12:19PM
The MLM LuLaRoe was founded by a Mormon woman, Deanne Stidham. LLR style is not even remotely my thing, but whatever. It makes sense to me that Deanne would design clothing that would be considered modest by the Mormon church. Again, whatever.
But now I'm reading that the company promotes what one family member of the founder refers to as the "LLR Culture of Modesty". Representatives who are going to the LLR convention are told in no uncertain terms, "DO NOT WEAR a piece in a way that does not align with LuLaRoe culture." Meaning, no tops worn as dresses, etc. They are told to dress for the convention in a manner that is "classy, confident, modest, and comfortable."
Convention goers are further admonished, "Will you 'get in trouble?' Honestly? You just might. I have seen retailers who were wearing the pieces in a manner that was not LLR Culture of Modesty be chastened publicly...and being called out from the stage for something like that is never fun.There is a big difference between creativity and crossing into inappropriateness....always remember the culture of confident, classy, and modest fashion this company is built on."
I have to wonder how many customers and representatives are aware that they are essentially supporting standards of modesty espoused by one particular religious denomination.
The quotes come from a family member of the founder as cited by a rather angry mommy blogger who is unhappy with the company for a number of reasons. This particular blog post is quite the rant, but the others that I've read are much milder by comparison.http://www.mommygyver.com/single-post/2017/07/18/LuLaRoe-Its-Time-To-Sit-Down
(Scroll down to the 2nd Facebook post on the right.)