Rated 5 out of 5 by CarmenSandiego perfect long cardigan for my body
My specs: 5'1", 112 lbs, 34DD chest, narrow hips and slightly long arms.
Despite being petite, the XS Regular fits me well. I like the longer, low hip length and the sleeves are just passed my wrist. The shoulder seam is perfect. The chest and hip areas are fitted and the stomach area is comfortably roomy. It has a bit of the boyfriend fit, if that makes sense. One negative on me: the first button comes down to my low chest; I'd prefer it to be 2 inches higher.
It's 100%, typical Bean quality cotton. To minimize shrinkage I plan to wash it by hand in ice water before letting it go through the machine cycle.
The color Deep Mallard pairs well with greys and browns. It's a "quiet" color that is office appropriate.
Made in Cambodia.
The sale price is a good bargain.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mommycozy Good value on discount; some design flaw
I like the length, fit and pockets of this cardigan. It is a good, casual, mid weight layer. I had to return the stripe coral one because of the placket.
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WoheloWaterWitch Solid Bean's cardigan
Thank you SO MUCH for bringing out more solid colors for this wonderful cardigan. Love it!!
January 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by coldincalif Not impressed and hope it shrinks
Will keep this cardigan as it might be ok if it shrinks. Purchased in a size XL and have not washed it yet. Lots of buttons to do/undo but the color is a darker heather teal green and the fabric seems good. However, this is not anything like the last LLBEAN cardigan I bought that lasted close to 10 years. I doubt this will last one year but I can hope. On the plus side, at least it does have pockets.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EB123 LOVE IT
Recently bought this in an XL - could have bought a L, but I love it. So comfortable and soft! Didn't have an issue with tight arms or buttons, good fit and looks great!
December 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NHGlove Something just wasn't right
I had hoped that this cardigan would be like the cardigans of old but it isn't. It fit me in an XL but it was not quite long enough. Of course, I have a long torso and along with that, I've gained weight, so nothing is quite long enough on me.
Nonetheless, I could have worn it but there was something wrong with the buttons - perhaps too small? - that made the cardigan look cheap. Perhaps they are too close together?
Whatever it is, the basic style is very unstylish, in my opinion, and I was so disappointed. I hope LLB will come back in the Spring with a similar cotton cardigan that's been restyled!
December 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by amomoftwo Rather disappointed
This cardigan cannot be buttoned across the front, and the sleeves are way too long and tight. Unbuttoned, it looks too big and flappy. If you are a tall slim person with very thin arms this should work fine. I am 5'6" and 155 lbs, ordered the medium. A very odd design. The fabric is soft and comfy, however. Not worth the postage to send it back.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtns4me nice look
I have warn this cardigan a few times now and I love how I can use it to dress up jeans or wear with slacks for work. It is well made and as per some of the reviews I ordered a medium instead of a small to allow for some shrinkage - which it did slightly with the first wash. I still have enough room to wear it over a thin sweater or turtle neck but it is not too big with a regular shirt.
October 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeedsNVA Good solid cardigan
Got this in Aqua Sea, nice color. Ordered Medium, full cut, hoping it shrinks some in wash. I'm 5'7" 136 lbs and Small may have been better, but will throw it in a hot dryer if necessary. I really like the material, it's a medium weight and very soft. Would have preferred it be a bit more tapered but I like the feel of it, will work with it to style it up a bit!
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wings23 Nice basic cardigan
I bought the mallard blue color this summer and really liked it so I ordered two more this fall. The royal blue color is very nice and goes with a lot. The plum color is more like a purplish fushia and goes with absolutely nothing I own, and I own a lot in shades of purple and plum. I also have some fushia and it doesn't match that either. It is just a funny looking color. These are a nice medium weight, good for spring, summer and fall (I live in TX so that equates to good in 60-80 degree weather although I also wear them inside in 100 degree weather with air conditioning). They fit nicely over a T-shirt type shirt but would not fit over another long sleeve shirt well. Good length on me, low hip (I am 5'4" and wear petite sizes). I like having pockets. The shape of them does not hold up as well as I would like after a couple of washes (the collar gets a little rumply). It fluffs out ok when I wear it, but this is not up to LLBean standards.
September 2, 2014