Rated 2 out of 5 by flanflanerie Too short!
Love the weight, look, and feel of this sweater so much. I have been looking for a fisherman's sweater for a while and was hoping this one would be a keeper.
Alas, the body is just a few inches too short for my liking, even as a petite 5'2" person. I wish you would make it 2-3 inches longer, or just a tiny bit shorter than the sleeve!
Would be fine for layering but I want something that can also be worn alone.
September 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by rkmsalescom Runs snug
I bought the solid color and love the sweater BUT had to return and get a large as the sweater was way to snug for me in a medium. If you do not like a snug fit and can go medium or large I would go large.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by browniebaker Gorgeous, heirloom-quality sweater
Whoever thought up putting a wash on a fisherman sweater is a genius, The wash makes the knitted patterns really pop. The heavy, tightly knit cotton feels cozy. I am 5'4" with a 33-inch bust, and the XXS size is perfect, with a fitted silhouette just as shown on the L L Bean model. Ladies, definitely do size down if you want that fitted look. I bought the soft pink, the ebony, and the indigo, and all three are gorgeous colors. I am considering buying other colors in this sweater, which is going be a favorite of mine, I just know. I hope L L Bean never stops offering this sweater. It is both classic and modern. Can't wait until the first sweater day this autumn!
September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RNN1545 Idyllic Countryside Sweater
I purchased the beige in an x-small and it fits great. the xx-small was too tight around my neck not to mention way too short at my hips and i couldnt layer underneath. But, the x-small is perfect for me. I am 5'2'' and 110lbs and im from New England and this sweater takes me home every time i put it on. It honestly makes me feel like im in the english countryside twirling around a bunch of sheep on a hill and i love it. It's super warm and thick, take it from a true New Englander who has survived many a Nor-easters. its definitely a smart buy for someone who lives in a cold area, snow or not, it doesnt matter... cold is cold and this sweater is perfect.
August 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CharaBuck Wedding Sweater
I bought this sweater to wear over my wedding dress. We're having an autumn wedding in the Northeast, and I wanted something outdoorsy yet elegant to keep me warm if it ends up being a chilly day. I think this will be perfect! It hits right at the hip, and is fitted enough that it won't look dumpy over my dress (I hope!).
I bought the XXS expecting it to be a little bit tight and short on me (I'm 5'4" and weigh ~105 lbs). It's perfect though--the sleeves are the perfect length, and the beige is the perfect off-white. It's also thick enough that it'll provide much-needed warmth if I'm freezing my butt off during the reception. The only thing I don't completely love is that the texture is definitely rougher than I was expecting. I can't wait to finally be able to wear it, and to have it as a sweet reminder of our special day afterwards!
August 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by KtTheMainer203 Lovely sweater
I have been eyeing this sweater for over a year, and was excited to finally have the right combo of a sale and some coupons for it to be affordable. It is a well-made sweater, very thick and sturdy-I'll be glad to have it come winter. And the indigo color is absolutely stunning! The only reason I have given this sweater 4 stars is that I wish it came in bigger sizes. As a 5'9", size 14 woman, a large is definitely on the snug and short side for me. I actually had some trouble getting my (not larger than average) arms into the sleeves. I would definitely still recommend this sweater, but maybe size up if you're not petite and/or on the curvier side.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rhubarb737 Love this Sweater
I am very happy with this sweater! I purchased the Mountain Red solid colour in size XS regular. That is my usual Bean size, and I am 5'7" and weigh 130lbs, early 30s, hourglass-type shape. The fit is definitely more snug than the non-signature line, but this was a plus for me as I often find the sizes to run big in the usual line. For my size and shape, the look is fitted, and is true to how it looks in the pictures. It sits shorter in body length such that it looks great with a button up shirt under it and will show the layering nicely. The pattern is very attractive and I am very happy with the red colour. It is a deep, cherry sort of shade. You have to be a little careful as the stitching can hook into things around you, and is softer being a cotton, but that's ok. I like it enough that I would purchase more colours.I haven't washed the sweater yet, so I am hoping it will withstand that ok.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dhuoda Casual, yet refined
Purchased the Mountain Red shade (Nice warm wine hue) in XXS (for ref. I'm 5'3"/95, 34/24/34). The fit around the shoulders, breasts, and the waist-length are PERFECT for my short stature. The sleeves are slightly long on me, but they look nice turned back. The thick cotton-knit is attractive, good-quality and well-finished. Looks great with the tight LLB jeans or cargo pants. Can be worn alone/over a tee for casual look or over a shirt to add a touch of elegance..... Please LLbean, keep up offering the XXS size. for us , PETITE women!!!!!...
March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by leiaca4768 great fit, nice design
I'm petite, so most standard-sized sweaters I've bought are too long for me, falling at mid-thigh. This garment fit perfectly, and I love the design of the weave. I bought two sweaters in this style - in plain beige and in striped navy blue and beige.
February 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Murphys6 Liked but too short
Ordered this in red for a Xmas gift for my HS daughter who is 5'6" and 105 lb. Loved the color and styling but it is just too short in the waist. The next size up is only 1" longer so we are returning it. Would probably work ok for someone who is short waisted but not for my daughter who I would say has an average waist.
Said no to recommendation solely on short waist. If it were longer we would have kept it and recommend to others.
February 16, 2016