Rated 2 out of 5 by Seattlejanie Dowdy, this sweater is wearing me
I would have ordered small, but that was sold out in red so I ordered medium. I can wear anything from XS to Medium in bean shirts or sweaters now, with the many reviews saying the sweater ran small I thought it would be fine. It is not too long, but quite wide & boxy. The quality seems ok, but it has the look of a cheap acrylic sweater. Maybe just a quirk of mine but I don't think a cable knit looks good in a very light weight knit. Too bad because the price is right and I needed a red cardigan.
Maybe a small would have looked better. In any case I will be returning it as it adds a good decade and 10 pounds to my appearance. However hot I'd have to be to pull this look off, I don't have it.
September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bettina Just right!
After reading some recent reviews about how small this runs, I ordered my usual size (S). I opened the package with fear and trepidation, but it was just right. It fits just the same as my last year's purchase in Brightwater Blue. Falls at mid hip which is much more flattering than a long sweater with chinos and jeans.
Most of the colors were gone, but the cream is almost a pale yellow and quite nice. For reference, I am 5'6" and 116 lbs.
July 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Laurabel Runs smaller then it used to
I've purchased this sweater before in Large (for work) and in XL (for weekends). My first XL (3years old), which I still have and wear, is nice and roomy and comes to the right place on my hips when I feel like being more comfortable. The XL that I just ordered and received fits exactly like the Large - a whole size smaller than it's labeled. It's fine, but disappointing. At my size, I shouldn't have to order plus-sizes to get just a little extra room.
May 6, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by ZoeT Way Too Small
My boyfriend bought me this sweater in a size XS for Christmas and when I opened it, I had to ask if he shopped in the toddler's section for it because it was way too small - my Cabbage Patch Doll would have looked good in it!
Too bad, because the material is wonderful and looks very well made. My only wish is that LL Bean takes the length from the sleeves on this sweater and adds it onto the waist. Pity.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by aveshopr Why We Love It
Your description of this sweater :
Why We Love It - Few garments are more versatile than our women?s zip-front cardigan.
I agree...but have been visiting your site for weeks now looking for colors and sizes of this for spring and finding neither.
Is this a clearance item now? Why wouldn't you have a full stock of sizes and colors in this classic cotton sweater for springtime makes me wonder what is happening with LLBean? VERY disappointing.
April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pshome Bring this cardigan back
I love this cardigan and have it in three colors. I always have at least one in the office, which is often too cold for the outfit I wear to work. These cardigan go nicely with just about everything and are the perfect fit, hanging just below the waste but above the hips.
I would love to order more --> LLBean, please bring this cardigan back.
March 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Outdoorlover2 perfect fit for me
I've got short arms and don't like long sweaters, so it works great for me. I just got my second one in the zipper style and my first in the regular crewneck. These sweaters arrive slightly stiff but soften beautifully with wear and washing (I hand wash and lay flat to dry). I'm 5'4" and around 130lbs. For a tight fit I got the Petite XS and for a looser fit I got Petite Small. Perfect fit on me, these sweaters are really nice and last well.
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EveningMargarita exceeded expectations
My marled black surprised me with its flattering fit. Also I had never bought this type of neckline before because I don't want a hoodie. I had bought it to wear with a sparkling necklace that cascades down an open front which has to be anchored closed at the bottom. So it was to serve a dressy purpose. It looks so good and feels so good that it has more frequent use as casual wear. AND I plan to buy another in the fall when a refilled color range is offered again, HOPEFULLY <- PLEASE LLBEAN
February 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by dks222 Very Short!
Well, the petite is like a crop top - while the sleeves are the right length the length to the bottom is about 4-6 inches too short for me. You can kinda see that on the model and I don't expect the regular size would fit right either, certainly without leaving me with sleeves that are way too long.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TeacherChris LOVE this sweater!
Nice weight, warm without feeling bulky, keeps the wind out!
Pretty, I get compliments Every time I wear it!
So happy with this purchase.
January 14, 2016