Rated 5 out of 5 by maplescones Silky fabric, elegant style
I purchased two cardigans--both mediums, but one a petite in navy and one a regular in the fiery red. I am 5'4"/128 lbs. and an average build/36B/usually size 8 or 10. The size medium fits great over a long sleeved cotton tee (without being too big or too tight for layering). The shoulder area fits perfectly, and the small tucks in the front and back look attractive and add a nice shape. The size regular is long enough to cover my rear (nearly to mid-thigh) so it is quite wearable with slim pants and not make me feel over exposed. The petite medium also fits well and is about 3 inches shorter. It will work well with dresses and skirts.
The fabric is a silky knit (due to the modal) and more "flow-y" than the pima flyaway cardigans, so they feel a bit dressier. It is not a thick fabric, but it does not feel flimsy. While I need my 100% cotton on most days, I like this fabric very much and will get some good use out of them. Nice job, LL Bean! Please keep classic colors in your styles: colonial red, spruce, navy, chocolate brown, black, charcoal grey heather.
April 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2kids2cats petites beware!
This is way too much cardigan for a petite. I hoped it might fit like the thin-ribbed open cardigan, which I love. So hopeful that when it went on daily markdown I ordered THREE. It's all wrong for someone my size (Petite small). WAY too long, too big overall. I looked like a frumpy dumpy bag lady--not the look I'm after. Sigh........
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cin1295 JUST LOVE THESE CARDIGANS!!!!
I absolutely love these cardigans as they are just right in comfort! They are not overly warm as a knit sweater but perfect to wear over Pima tees or wrinkle-free shirts. I now own just about every color and I will continue to collect them as long as Bean continues to make them (which I hope they will).
February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanJ6629 Love this Cardigan!
I just received this cardigan yesterday. I bought this with a tank top and I knew I was going to love it as soon as I put it on! I'm going to order another one to go with my flowered spring skirt!!!
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pajaro Beautiful color, nicely made, but much too large
I ordered this item and the tank that goes with it in the dark fuschia and in my normal size extra small. Unfortunately I must return it because is much too large. However the color is beautiful and it is nicely made, so I would recommend it with the caution to order down the size.
October 30, 2014
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