Rated 5 out of 5 by flbeangal Great look for work!
I love this pima cotton flyaway cardigan. It's so flattering and just right to wear over a sleeveless top for work. Comfy, attractive, and a perfect weight for air-conditioned spaces, dressy enough to wear out, too. Fit is perfect - I wear a medium in Bean's shirts generally and this one is true to size and the arms are not too tight. I tried one a couple of years ago, then bought more. I have several colors - cobalt, green, dark turquoise, cream, china blue, red, maybe more I can't remember. It washes perfectly and I pull it from the dryer and hang it up - no ironing! I'm concerned that this item isn't being stocked currently - no colors in any size but small and XS. I hope Bean is not discontinuing it!
March 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PaxTeCum If unsure, order down a size.
I initially ordered the size I thought I should wear based on the sizing chart. I didn't like the Medium I got at all. (5'9", 155lb.) Way too much fabric. I exchanged it for a Small, and I love it! It's fitted without being clingy, and drapey without being baggy. I can still wrap the fabric twice over my tum in case I need to throw a jacket over it. I bought this to fill out a 'new teacher' wardrobe. I'm nearly 30 and want to look professional and neat while keeping it simple. This find exceeded my hopes in functionality, versatility, and value. I read reviews that this was comfortable enough to sleep in, and I wanted that. I look good and I feel good. Thanks Bean for saving my skin. I have yet to see how it washes. If it washes well, five stars.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaisieSue Comfortable, perfect for...
I've purchased several of the Pima Cotton Flyaway Cardigans in solid colors. They're absolutely perfect for spring, summer, fall and winter. I wear them over LL Bean's pima cotton t-shirts in similar or contrasting colors. They can be worn for dress (with a skirt or slacks and jewelry) or for casual (great with jeans). They're just what I need in the summer for over-cooled offices and the refrig section of the grocery; in the winter, they're perfect for over-heated offices when it's just too warm for suit jackets and sweaters.
I noticed that sizes and colors are limited? LL BEAN, I HOPE HOPE HOPE you aren't discontinuing these. PLEASE KEEP THEM IN YOUR INVENTORY. Thanks!!!
March 3, 2015
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