Rated 4 out of 5 by shopdrone Not what I expected
This is a nice top - it has a nice drape and shape to it - I like the styling - but it's not what I expected. I wanted a sweater - and it's more like T shirt weight material, a jersey. So although it would work well for some applications, like maybe wearing in an office, I had in mind to use it as a layer over other tops in the winter/fall and it's too light for that. It would be a nice summer light layer but I didn't really need it for that so I am returning. I would like to see this same style in a different material - more sweater like.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sweatersavvy Wonderful flattering top
I now own four of these, and find that the colors are the same or very close to what is shown online. I take a large as I weigh 165 lbs. and am 5'8". This is the most slimming open cardigan in my wardrobe as it gives me a shape rather than making me look like one big rectangle. The fabric washes and dries without shrinking and the roll up button tab sleeves are perfect for this changing weather. I wear them with sleeveless tops in the same fabric but contrasting colors or with 3/4 sleeves which just peek out from this garment's rolled up sleeves. I expect to be wearing this into early November and look forward to wearing the pink and moss green ones next spring.
September 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by susanilla Supima Modal Open Cardigan - major wrinkles
This arrived so wrinkled I wouldn't consider wearing it. Is this because of color? I got the light apricot, so is the fabric different? I have hung it for two days in humid weather - no improvement. I don't know whether to try washing and drying it, or would that make it unreturnable? Same problem with the sleeveless top.
August 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by islandgal2 Not sure about this one
It just arrived and I'm kind of in shock. That's why only 2 stars and a no on recommending to a friend. The shape is great. The color is as expected. The material is like something I imagine the super-hero's elastic suits are made out of. I have opaque tights that are thicker than this sweater. And it stinks horribly of chemicals. I have it hanging in the garage right now hoping it off-gasses. It's also horribly wrinkled. So. I don't know. I hope it will be better after washing. I would love to love it. I saw Supima and didn't really register the Modal thing. I guess Modal must be super hero spandex?
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBean1980 Beautiful
This open cardigan is very soft and flowy. Great purchase and I also got the matching shell. Beautiful outfit.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by otis7 Super Comfortable, Easy to Wear
Just received my cardigan (rust red) yesterday and am very happy with it...will be great for the cooler temps in the fall. L.L. Bean medium sizes (tops & dresses) fit me perfectly (I am 5'8'', 150 lbs, athletic build) but I ordered this one in large and am glad I did. I wanted to ensure it would fit over more substantial tops come fall/winter, yet it still fits well over a camisole or summer tank. Love the length: falls just below my bottom; and the sleeves hit my wrist (I have long arms & the button up is an attractive addition). The swing and drape of the fabric is lovely too...all in all a great garment!
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MollyosMom More Please! Perfect for work.
Beautiful fabric, a light, smooth hand with nice flow, not clingy, not heavy, not see thru, just a dressy cotton garment suitable for the office, church or a walk in the park. And the length is long enough to cover the essentials without looking sloppy. Nice shape floats over skirts and slacks. LL Bean did this one just right and the matching top is just as nice!!!! Please don't discontinue it and please keep making the great colors. Absolutely my favorite purchase this summer.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeansRegular Softest fabric ever
I purchased two of these open cardigans (sea aqua & ledge) along with the matching tanks to wear over simple skirts to a medical conference. Not only did they look fabulous, with a relaxed and non-clingy appearance, but they are made from the most incredibly soft-feeling fabric. After an entire day of getting out of my seat every hour to change rooms, there was not a single wrinkle. Never once did I have to rearrange the cardigan, and it always flowed smoothly over the skirt below.
The tank and cardigan fit true to size, and my usual XS fit perfectly. It is also long enough in regular to provide rear coverage if worn with slim pants or skinny jeans. This cardigan will work in many environments, from casual attire to dressy office (or night out) attire. Both cardigans washed easily and dried on hangers without any shrinkage or wrinkles. I am definitely planning to purchase several more of the new deeper fall colors.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valleygirl Super Supima cardigan
The Supima cotton and Modal fabric is super soft and stretches with a touch of spandex. I bought this in Petite medium in the "Ledge" color but all the colors are fresh and pretty. It fits true to size. The 3/4 sleeve makes it super relaxed yet not dowdy for the office or an evening out. I paired it with the matching supima shell for a very put-together effect. As always, I appreciate the range of petite sizes available at L.L. Bean.
June 20, 2014