...but not quite what I expected. Based on the neutral colored photos, I expected the wool to be a bit stiffer. The open front drapes a little awkwardly on me - the grey photos are a better representation of how the cardigan actually falls on the body (mine at least). Based on the previous reviews, I wasn't sure about sizing; I am 5'8. 140lbs, 36D and I purchased a size medium. I am happy with the fit for the most part, but I do feel like the arms are a little short (afterward, I noticed both models push their sleeves up); still, I have rather long arms, so this might not be a problem for others.
The positives: it is such a beautiful knitted sweater, and the fringe detailing is stunning. i also really like the neutral color - it allows the pattern in the back to really get noticed. Also, it's very comfortable, and I don't find it itchy at all. If you can get it on sale, I would recommend.
/ Nov 08 2014
The petite lavender was sold out online so I tried on the regular size small in the store because I like roomy sleeves and shoulders in cardigans. Especially, this is the wrap type so I would be wearing layering underneath. The material is soft (no itch) and the details are amazing. I am 5' tall and 118 pounds. The size small worked. I do agree with the previous reviewer that the fit is strange because I tried the smaller size and the front of the sweater did not fall into place right. For the frills on the front to fall correctly, the fit had to be roomy enough for draping. Lovely work of art!
/ Nov 06 2014
I bought this in the creamy beige and it's so adorable. I would agree that it runs a tad bit small. I'm usually a 2 or 4 up top and I went with the medium. This will be great to wear with jeans and boots or classy enough to pair with something for work.
Sweater is well made and the fit is TTS. I ordered my usual Anthro cardigan size Medium. I am 5'3" and the back length covers my backside. I was pleasantly surprised that the color IRL looks so much prettier than it did on my computer. In the event it is helpful to others, I wear warm or true autumn colors best, and this gold color falls into the category of an autumnal color palette.
Because it is linen, the sweater folds up nearly flat. Perfect for throwing in my tote bag or for travel. Pretty much one of those sweaters you can throw on before heading out the door. But if you don't need to wear it, you aren't stuck carrying around a bulky sweater.
/ Oct 25 2014
I bought the gold, which appears very yellow in the photo but is actually more goldenrod. I agree with another reviewer that it will be a great fall color, matched with brown boots. I have worn it with both shorts and jeans and I love the pop of color. Great weight and unique details, the back pleat makes the back panel very flowy.
/ May 17 2014
love this mint green cardigan
I bought this sweater in a size XL in the mint color. It is perfect! I love this beautiful shade of green. The sweater is soft, drapes well, is knit well, and the length is slightly shorter on me than on the model which I like. Everything looks so much better in person! I love the stitching and the back. I'm definitely keeping my eye out for the other colors if they have any left in my size come sale cuts. In the meantime, I'm planning on wearing this one when I take my daughter to air-conditioned places for her summer break. I might be so corny to wear this mint sweater when we visit the Denver Mint.
I'm petite at just under 5'0" and ordered my usual XXSP in rose. As pictured, the dusty, marled rose has flecks of ivory. I think works as a lovely Fall neutral.
I found the petite to run true to size. The sleeves hit me at the wrist, the cropped front hits right above my belly button, and the lower back comfortably rests atop low-rise jeans. (I think it looks especially charming over a dress, though!) The substantial knit lends soft structure to this piece without adding bulk. I'm a 32C with athletic arms and, on me, this sweater is less slouchy than it appears on the model. Petites--especially those who are more endowed in the chest--who are seeking a looser or less-cropped look might benefit from ordering a regular size.
This sweater is charming, cozy, and versatile. I hope you'll give it a try!
/ Sep 27 2014
One size up
Great price for this sweater as it will be my go to topper this Fall and Winter. Totally agree with other review, you must layer under this, because I was wearing mid rise jeans and my belly was exposed. Im a true Medium with Antro
(34DD, 5'8 141 lbs) and I sized up one to a Large just because you will for sure be layering with this sweater. I thought it was flattering.
Loved it with my Jeans and a long tank!
/ Sep 27 2014
I bought this in petite rose. The color was very pretty and the material super soft. I know that this is a crop sweater but I felt like it was too short. Returning it and getting out in a regular
I was hesitant to get the sweater (I shop mostly online) after reading that one VERY negative review, but the second review was posted and that person was quite positive about the sweater. But, I still wasn't sure and then it went on sale, so I bought. I just got it and the sweater is beautiful. A deep burgundy color with zigzags of white and blue. The burgundy weave has bits of blue, green, and yellow threads, so you can wear this with so much! The draping is lovely too. I bought a small petite and it fits a bit loose so I can wear a heavy thermal underneath if necessary. I travel to Santa Fe a lot and this will be going with me. The sweater is perfect for fall, winter and those chilly spring/ summer mountain nights.
/ Nov 09 2014
This sweater is unique and very versatile. The southwestern flavored pattern is a stand out and is a great example of why I shop at Anthropologie to begin with. it is wonderful to find unique clothes that reflect one's personality. I love this sweater's softness and comfort and the fact that it is on sale is a plus (ofcourse). For me I am a med/large, in this sweater a medium fit fine especially since it is meant to be worn open. I will wear it tonight with wide leg navy satin pants and a cream blouse.
/ Oct 08 2014
Pretty and warm
I wouldn't say this an ugly cardigan, in fact it's what I love to have for fall. Anthro made a lot of these open front cardigans, most didn't keep your chest warm, but this one drapes well in front depends on how you play with the collar. The color is true in the first picture, deep purplish burgundy, not red as in other pictures. I loved it so much i splurged at full price, but i did get price adjustment later when on sale. Easy to wear, a touch of color when I don't want basic black. FTTS, I bought my usual small. (Please ignore my sizing scale, not able to move the slider on my tablet).
I bought the green version in size XL and it fits me as shown in the photo of the model. I love how comfortable it is. The lace sleeves are very soft with a little stretch. The green is a beautiful shade of emerald. The weave of the sweater is on the thinner side so I hope it won't pill or snag. I bought it to wear for Thanksgiving, Christmas & St. Patrick's Day so I haven't seen how it holds up yet. I definitely need to wear a dark tank underneath or my bra shows. The zipper doesn't need to be used to get in the sweater. I'm happy to have such a pretty, festive sweater in my larger size, which can be hard to find at other stores.
/ Nov 07 2014
Noy your average sweater
I was hesistant to order this sweater, because I feared the sleeves might itch, but I am so glad I did. It is lovely:
- the plum color is nice and rich
- the knit is warm, airy, but not see through
- the details on the sleeves are beautiful and not as fragile as you might think
- there are side slits
- machine washable
- can be dressed up or down
The only thing I am not fond of is the exposed zipper in the back.
I am 5'3, 125lbs. and 32DDDD - the S fits nicely to a bit loose, but I think the XS would have been too tight. I definitely recommend it.
/ Oct 09 2014
I bought this sweater in Holly and Plum, both the colors are so deep and beautiful. The sweater on is just absolutely stunning. The quality seems good so far. Nice light weight material which is perfect for me in South Florida. The material is soft and not scratchy at all. I am 5'5, 100 lbs, and wear a 30C bra - the XS fit me great. Only interesting thing about this sweater is the Plum seemed a little longer than the Holly one. I definitely recommend adding this to your fall wardrobe.
I stumbled upon this sweater in the sale section and fell in love!!! The price is such a steal! It's not too appealing on the hanger but once you get it on…..so flattering!! I love that the back is shorter and does not overwhelm my petite frame (5'3). I like how it is shown with jeans and a tee tucked in. I wore it last night with a contrast dark green longer flowing tee (I picked the neutral color) with skinny jeans and booties and it looked so cute. Tons of compliments! Get this before it's gone!
/ Aug 10 2014
cozy cardi for brisk fall days
fall is swiftly approaching, and with it, the sweater selection (arguably one of anthro's greatest contributions to the fashion world) begins to trickle in. this particular sweater doesn't look too inspiring on the hanger, though the mixed fabrics and stretch will draw a discerning eye.
when i tried it on originally in the xs, it fit, but it was very snug through the shoulders. i didn't like how the back swung away from me and refused to lay flat. there was something about the forward swing of the draping panels in the front that called to me, so i tried on the small instead. and lo and behold! the sweater looked great! it will be perfect for ankle booties, a skinny jean and pop of color underneath.
one of the nicest things about it is the fact that it's got volume without bulk -- you'll be able to wear this without feeling suffocated by fabric or stifled by an unforgiving arm/sleeve situation.
my only call out is the portion with the brown... i am assuming this has the acrylic blend to it, as it looks like it is already starting to pill. it isn't -- that just happens to be the look of the heathered brown material. i would recommend gentle care for this sweater and will probably hand wash -- but it is a small thing to deal with in the long run. bottom line: figure out your size, because it's worth it!!
ps: the petite proportions in this sweater are equally great, so don't feel sized out because the draping panels in the front are a skotch too long for our more petite ladies. :)
/ Oct 15 2014
perfect fall cardigan
This sweater, just as another review mentioned, is surprisingly light but gives the illusion of having a lot of substance. I love it! It's perfect for a cool fall day without being suffocating and bulky. I wore it today and got many compliments. Oh, I've got a petite figure and am only 5'4", but it didn't make me look short at all and the small fit perfectly.
This sweater is another great buy for several reasons:
- it is cozy without being too warm
- it has details that make it interesting
- dolman sleeves and 3/4 length
- mashine washable
I am 5'3, 125lbs., 32DDDD and ordered the XS, which is true to size.
The coral color however is more dull than the pictures and it washed me out, but I am exchanging it for the grey.
/ Sep 12 2014
This is so stinking cute! I didn't realize that this had dolman sleeves when I ordered it so I first I wasn't sure but it really adds to the cozy feel of this sweater. The coral color is beautiful and the material is extremely soft. I love the little details, they really elevate what is a casual, comfy fall sweater.
/ Oct 09 2014
I just bought the grey sweater today and I love it. It's comfortable and it's actually more slimming than I realized. I love the sleeves and the detail makes it perfect for fall.