Rated 5 out of 5 by MsHT A life-saver while recovering from a mastectomy!
I got the beautiful blue and black stripe cardigan. Did you know that scientists have proven that contrary to what we expect, due to an optical illusion, vertical stripes make us look thinner? Wonderful to have something so pretty and comfortable! This is going to be a favorite for a long time.
February 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JesstheBest I like it but...
I like the look of this cardigan. It is made with soft fabric and the weight is perfect for cool summer nights. I don't like the length of the sleeves, they are simply too short. Sometimes I wear this and roll up the sleeves a bit so the length isn't so noticeable.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1968shopper EXCELLENT, HIGH QUALITY, BEAUTIFUL COLOR!
Very well made and the fabric is a nice weight, not too thick; but not paper thin either. I got sz. M in China Blue, which is a stunning color, and it fits perfectly on my 5' 8" slim/average figure. I know I'm going to be reaching for this cardigan often in spring and summer as a handy wrap for chilly occasions. It's very comfortable and washes well, but I hung it to dry so it would not shrink #in case it did#. No wrinkling, kept the shape and very smooth fabric. Extremely pleased with this purchase! FYI: I bought a similar cardigan out there at a retail store that I ultimately returned because the fabric was tissue paper thin, which seems to be the norm now in so many stores for ladies tops. I'm glad LLBean has stayed with high quality fabrics.
February 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by hones runs large... except very short sleeves!
Beautiful silky cotton fabric. I am sometimes a medium and sometimes a small at LL Bean (size 10 most place).... in this, the medium was definitely too big. I exchanged for a small, which has a much more flattering fit in the body - but the sleeves are too short. I often have this problem at LL Bean (not anywhere else), and it's discouraging. Since petite sizes are offered and tall sizes aren't... I would think that standard sizes would err on the side of longer sleeves. Alas, they don't. I would have ordered more colors if the sleeves were longer. I will keep the one I have.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrJill4health Not a sweater - not a jacket -- So wonderful
It dresses up an outfit like a jacket [more than a sweater], but does not have the weight of a jacket. It is very soft and flows well [not clingy]. I love it for my business attire as well as going out for early evening. I have seen it over skirts or jeans and it is fabulous.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gardener61 very soft. light
just what I need for light warmth over summer shirts in the evenings
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WeeAnnie Quality Flyaway Cardigan
I bought this pin stripe style as well as four or five solid colors. I'm 5'1" and 140 lbs. (after just dropping 15 lbs) and I bought a Petite M. I wanted to treat myself to something special, but still be able to wear it after losing another 20 lbs. This "cardigan" is perfect! My husband insists on having a "fashion show" and he loved the look and fit of each sweater as much as I did. His comment was that "they looked very expensive" and "you can wear those casual or for getting dressed up and going out". Each fit perfectly. The fabric was smooth and had no wrinkles coming out of the package. I immediately washed and dried all of the sweaters. They came out of the dryer wrinkle free and there was no shrinkage. Because there are no buttons, it will fit during drastic weight fluctuation. I am wearing these daily. The weight is perfect for year-round in the south (SC). I highly recommend this item. It will be another "keeper" from L L Bean!
January 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanuckKim Pleased again
Received this and loved the China Blue Colour. Wore with matching tank underneath. Comfortable and a great price!
January 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MomInTheWoods NOT A SWEATER
We made a mistake with this one: saw the word cardigan and thought it was a yarn sweater. Daughter didn't like it for that reason. Fit was true to size (she wears an 8, this was a medium). The teal color was pretty, though a little dull. We'll keep looking!
January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Britsmom7 I just don't understand...
... why there are ANY negative comments about this cardigan. I purchased one late last summer and was so pleased with every aspect of it that over the course of a year-and-a-half I've bought one in every color except emerald - and that's only because I don't wear that color at all, and it doesn't go with any of those that I do wear. Now I have about ten of these cardis and I couldn't be any happier; in fact, today I'm ordering a second one in black just for every day. The fabric is dreamy: soft, smooth, comfortable and just the right weight. I find that it comes out of the dryer literally wrinkle-free, but if it does happen to wrinkle in the closet, placing it in the dryer with a slightly-dampened towel for about 15 minutes gets it done - and I do it only rarely. The colors are deep, vibrant and fade-proof. The fit of the Medium is perfect for me (5 ft tall and 98 lbs, with linebacker shoulders and gorilla arms), and (an aside) it also minimizes the very obvious curvature of my spine resulting from scoliosis diagnosed too late to do anything about. I'm not a clotheshorse, but I do try to find clothing that emphasizes my good points while coming close to disguising my bad ones. Another point is that the cardigan is so versatile that I can wear it with anything from jeans to a party dress; it goes equally well with denim and silk. Its weight is perfect too, over a tank, a long-sleeve blouse or a tee, and under a coat in cold weather it provides just enough extra insulation. I've never written a second review for an item, but I'm speaking out now because I don't want people scared away by what I think are non-issues: closet-wrinkling, bad proportions, etc. Every female body is different from every other, to be sure; but if I look good in this cardigan despite my Quasimodo back, I bet there aren't too many women who won't. If you're looking for a comfortable, versatile, all-year-around cardi in gorgeous colors, this is the one. And now that the price is reduced? Go for it!
December 28, 2014