Rated 4 out of 5 by mmr1 Beautiful sweater but need petite!
This is a classic sweater which can be dressy or casual. However, please make this in petites! I am 5'1", 120 lbs and it would look so much better if it fell at my hip, rather than the top of my thighs!
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sunnygirl456 Beautiful!
I purchased this to wear during my pregnancy after finding that most maternity clothes out there are cheaply made and a bit drab. This sweater is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it when the weather gets colder! It felt like such a treat to find a "regular" sweater that should work not only during my pregnancy, but also after! The material is thick but soft and silky, and the emerald green color is vibrant but not obnoxious (I hope to wear it for Christmas!). I usually wear an LLBean XS, but sized up to a S so that it will hopefully fit through the majority of my pregnancy. This sweater is of excellent quality, as expected from LLBean.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by melijoh Excellent all around sweater!
I love love LOVE this sweater! It is perfect for 90% of what I need a sweater for. It is warm without being hot in the summer, fitted to show that I have curves - I am 5' 2" and a size 10, and it goes with everything. I have it in Navy and White and would buy more but apparently LL Bean doesn't have them any more. Please bring it back next year! I don't like sweaters with crew necks on short people we need to be elongated and this sweater does just that, I am allergic to wool and need a sweater that doesn't cling to the "girls" and is fitted but modest. This sweater fills all of those duties!
October 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CarmenSandiego huge on any petite, too thick and bulky
This is well made and quite warm. The colors are lovely. And that's about all that I can say good.
I'm 5'1', 115lbs and the XS was huge! Seriously huge. They need petite sizing in this item. But even if my tailor would have shortened the sleeves, this style is so bulky and thick. It absolutely add pounds.
I thought it was just me, til my 2 friends came over just before I was sending this back. One is very tall and slim and the other is medium height and athletic. Both, oddly, wear XS in clothing and the three of us often swap stuff. This open cardigan added pounds to both of them (although in fairness, they both loved the feel of it).
If you are especially thin on top with a bit more weight in your lower body, this might even you out. Otherwise, I'd stay away!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kzcd Great sweater
great sweater nice weight so it hangs nicely. Keeps you warm enough even over a sleeveless top. Hits the hips in a good place and covers the tussle. Wish it came in more colors. I bought the beige and am wearing it now it is chilly today.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thatwombat Comfortable and Flattering
I bought the cardinal red on sale in XL and am very happy with it. The color is a bit flashy but it will be fun for the holidays and doesn't every girl need a bright red cardi? It is well made and drapes nicely on me.
I do understand why there is some commotion about sizing however. I am 5'8", 140 lbs with long arms and usually wear a size M or 8 in a shirt- the sweater is just the way I like it- loose and comfortable, not sloppy or baggy. I really should be able to wear a size medium- I do not think I would be happy with a medium in this particular sweater given the way the XL fits me. And I want to allow for any possibility of shrinkage.
So if you wear an XL (size 16-18) in other clothes, then I do not think you will be happy with the way this is going to fit. I am not sure what is going on with LLB sweaters- some fit true to size and others do not. I am recommending this cardigan with the proviso that you need to be careful with sizing or be prepared to return if you order online and it does not work.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by farmdiva Best cardigan
I have this in stone which is a wear with all color. The fit, style and weight make it the ideal sweater, like a jacket but more comfortable. I wanted to get another but all that's left is the stone that I have and navy which I never wear. There is a similarly styled cardigan but it is not all cotton and I only wear all natural fabrics, so Llbean just lost another sale from me.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tenormary Comfortable and the right weight
I bought this in pink for summer use in air conditioned places and on cool mornings. It is the perfect weight for what I needed. It fits well - doesn't pull out of shape with multiple "ons and offs" when needed inside but not outside. Or in the morning but not later in the day.
I can toss it in the back of the car or in a day bag and it still looks nice when I put it back on.
Haven't washed it yet, but fingers crossed that it does that well too.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by originalbeanbuyer Wonderful sweater, comfortable, great fit, warm!
Great sweater, medium weight, warm and perfect fit for me. I usually order a large especially if it's fitted as I like my clothes looser. I'm 5'6", 145lbs and I ordered an xlg as others stated it ran small. The arms are long but I'm happy with this. The length to my hips, just what I wanted. It's a nice fit, not sloppy at all. I wanted navy but it wasn't available so I chose the stone and I'm glad I did. I have not yet washed it. I would definitely recommend it and would not hesitate to order another. Completely happy with this purchase!
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Williesmomok Nice styling
I wore this sweater to work and got comments about the great blue color. I like the fit which is a very slight fitted style. It does not look boxy as some of my sweaters do. The lapel area is a nice stitch pattern that contrast well with the cable knit.
June 25, 2014