Rated 2 out of 5áby neurosurgerytech I Really Should Have Believed the Other Reviewers!
I should have taken the other reviewers at their word -- this sweater really IS too long . . . freakishly long, to the point of being unflattering. I don't mind a longer sweater (say in a cardigan) but with this pull-over style, it just comes off as being frumpy. It goes about two inches past the caboose, so if you've got a generous one like me, it is just going to maximize it all the more. Not a good look.
The colors are lovely, the weight of the sweater is perfect, and I like the texture created by the variations in the knitting. If this sweater could have stopped at mid hip instead of going on to look like a mini-dress, it would have been a winner. Sadly, it is going back.
March 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby PunSpec Nice heavy sweater, but fit did not suit my frame
I liked the thickness and color of the sweater but it was a very unflattering fit; it hung like a tent. It fit well through the shoulders and sleeve length. It was nice to see the longer length but it was way too wide at the hips.
February 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby nancys waaay to long
I love LL bean sweaters, have quite a number of them-last for years! Tried the new marled cotton, first in the coral in a medium. Sleeves too long and body way too long, so ordered it in petite medium, but in Aqua Sea. LOVE the aqua sea color, sleeves were proper length, but sweater was too long-and being a little more fitted, added "junk to my trunk", so not flattering. If it was either slightly less fitted, or about 2" shorter, would have been perfect. I hope they either change the fit, or make differently fitting sweaters in Aqua Sea color. Material feels wonderful, wish it would have fit better on me!
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NHGlove Great Fit but most colors are too bright!
I have always loved tunic tops because I have a very long torso. In the old days, before some meds and a medical condition caused me to gain weight, I wore a M or a L because I've always had large breasts. Now, I'm between Misses XL and a 1X. I took a chance on these and ordered the XL and it was perfect. I absolutely love the styling!
It's my kind of sweater - cotton, soft, not too hot, accommodates a necklace, a scarf or can be worn just plain. The V is not too deep. As far as the styling goes, I couldn't be any happier. It doesn't look like a maternity top and is long enough to cover all that I want to cover. Even if I were my normal size, I would have loved it. It would be great if Bean would offer more sweaters and jerseys in a similar style and length.
Now to the colors. In that I love blue, I ordered the Indigo Blue which is just beautiful. Additionally, I ordered the Island Coral and the Aqua Sea. The latter is a bright mint green. I don't think it comes close to being aqua. And the Island Coral is simply light orange. I don't like green or orange.
The Wisteria Blue is a lovely blue and I actually ordered a second Indigo because I don't know if Bean will keep this style in stock. I also have a Stone on order. I wish the colors were truer to their names, as the blues were.
As for the fit, they look great with my black or navy essential knit pants and as I slowly lose weight, hopefully I can wear my jeans again and they'll match them.
Way to go, LL Bean!
January 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby bostonjj Way way too long
I ordered the non-striped version - when I try to leave a review for that one, it bounces me to the striped version, but in any event, this sweater was a big disappointment. I only order "Petite" sweaters from LL Bean, and I am always pleased when I see a nice one. But this one is way, way too long. I don't want a heavy sweater that cups my posterior. It was the least flattering item I've tried on in a long time. I got the pale blue marl. The color was nice, the texture was fine (matches my cardigans in the same line), but the sizing was impossible for me. I'm 5'5" and petite was too long.
January 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby onthego123 Wish there were more
This is a soft, warm sweater. I wish that LLBean would carry more than one or two pull over plus size sweaters. It's frustrating because you can't find many nice, quality plus size sweaters. Please consider this in the future, many of us would thank you.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBEANSHOPPERINCGCA Very Nice Sweater
I just got these in the dark blue and the tangerine orange color. Both are beautiful. I went up 1 size than I normally wear because I prefer a little room but I would say they run true to size. The material is substantial without being too heavy. I may order more, as I think the price is well worth it. I highly recommend this sweater.
January 8, 2014