i almost always take a Large in Anthro jackets and sweaters due to broad shoulders and long arms but the Medium fits me perfectly. It is great as long as I do not plan to layer over a bulky top due to the arm width. I can wear over long sleeves as long as they are lightweight. If you have an athletic build the sleeves might be a bit narrow but probably fine. The fabric is great quality and the knit arm fabric stretches very little but are not overly tight. Every fabric including the fringe used in this cardigan is soft and comfortable. When the wood stove insert is on in the living room I wear it in the family room as it is just like throwing a super soft blanket on. By the time I purchased it, frigid winter weather had set in and I have not worn it outside but it should be versatile going with a variety of outfits. I bought the green which is true to the color on my monitor and I had been looking for a cardigan in this color for months. It is almost a cross between a cardigan and fleece jacket. I highly recommend, especially if you have sensitive skin like me...I cannot have any wool content fabric touching my skin and this is softer than a regular cardigan. I am 5'8" and the length of the medium is perfect.
/ Mar 05 2015
Perfect perfect perfect!
I absolutely love everything about this sweater. It's actually pretty lightweight, I'm not sure where people are getting the "bulk" from. It's super soft & reaches right below my hip, so I can wear it with leggings. The gray is gorgeous. I went on a limb & ordered online without seeing in store & paid shipping. But I'm so glad I did! If your size is remaining, I highly recommend it!
/ Jan 19 2015
A MUST HAVE!!!
This sweater caught my eye in store and I couldn't stop thinking about it so I ordered it online. I would have definitely paid full price but was thrilled to see it went on sale! I loved it so much I ended up purchasing in two colors. It is so comfy and is a staple item that goes with anything. I have the green and cream and they are both gorgeous. I wasn't a huge fan of the gray stripes, otherwise I would have bought that one too! THis was true to size, and perhaps just a touch roomy. I ordered my usual size small. I am 5'4" 140 lbs with broad shoulders. The regular size fit me but if you are any shorter that 5'4" I would probably get the petite size.
Love this sweater! Bought it on sale, and when it arrived the color and shape were just what I had hoped for.
The only downside...the sweater was FILTHY. Clearly someone had purchased, worn it (it was saturated with rancid perfume and the neck was covered in makeup. no tags) and then returned it without conscience. I'm just really sorry that the Anthro team felt it was appropriate to send it out to a new home without cleaning it.
That said, I followed the washing instructions and it's now clean and free of perfume. I gave it 4 starts because of the condition it arrived in. PS - I kind of hope the person who returned it in poor condition reads this review...and maybe feels a little remorse!
/ Mar 03 2015
Great, soft sweater!
I got this sweater in peach and its SO soft! Very comfortable and worth the cost. Would definitely recommend.
/ Dec 16 2014
I love this sweater!! I got the blue - a gorgeous, deep color! (I also tried on the white in stores and also really liked it, although the vertical stitch in the neck is more noticeable in white - not necessarily bad, depending on what you're looking for). The cinch detail on the back as well as the high neckline are flattering. I got the medium, and it fit perfectly - it is slightly baggy/floppy, but that is the style. This sweater is cozy, beautiful, and can be dressed up or down for both holiday parties and chill nights at home. I recommend this product!!
I bought the turquoise version in size XL and it fits pretty close to what is pictured. I found it a little smaller & shorter but still comfortable. I had to stretch out the inside portion of the arms to make it looser. The mix of colors is just as pretty in person as in the photos. The lighter shade of robin's egg blue is flattering & I love the mix with the teal. The textures are fantastic. My daughter said she wanted to hug me more when I wore this. It is so soft. I've worn it twice and it hasn't pilled. It is a good medium weight so I'll use this for winter & colder spring days. If you want a looser fit, I recommend sizing up.
/ Feb 15 2015
Beautiful and luxurious
This sweater is gorgeous and soft. Very high quality materials and design. It is so warm and cozy- I got it in the beige/white- there is definitely more of a contrast in colors in real life than the picture, which I liked. It does flare out a bit at the hips as one user noted, but it doesn't really bother me. I can't wait to wear it!
/ Feb 17 2015
UNIQUE & CHIC
This is such a unique cardigan - and what a pleasing color palette too.
I bought the teal in XSP - and it fits so snug !
The contrast between the sweater-like material with a textural design and soft matte felt is just lovey...and definitely keeps me warm.
I LOVE THIS SWEATER! It's so cosy and soft. I bought this in ivory and have worn it many times since. It holds up well. However, know that the first four product photos of the ivory sweater do not show the actual placement of the details on the sweater (at least in my case), the catalog photo and those of the navy option are more accurate.
/ Nov 01 2014
Ordered in the blue color way. Cute sweater, easily dressed up or down with jeans or pants. Tank definitely needed underneath. Length was good. Material is delicate, will have to be careful with jewelry. TTS
/ Oct 16 2014
Cute! See Through Torso, Sheds on first wear
Very cute sweater. Fits TTS. Torso partially slightly see through -- probably will want to wear a tank underneath.
I got the ivory and the color has a tinge more of a natural/wheat hue to it. Though I am pink/fair skinned, I think it still looks good.
I haven't washed it yet, but it did get lint all over the skirt I paired it with when I tried it on. Hopefully this will go away after the first wash.
I bought the blue version of this sweater, despite a review that suggested the fit was poor. While I understand and somewhat agree with that review, as the sleeves are slightly long, I don't think it's a reason not to give this sweater a shot. I suspect the sizing of the sleeves will depend on your own body shape and arm length. While the sleeves are just slightly long on me, they are not too long and I only noticed the length (because of the other review) when trying it on. I don't even notice the length anymore.
I actually love the sweater and find it super warm. It's become one of my go-to sweaters. It is thinner than I expected, especially for the price, but it's still warm. Given its thinness, I don't think it's worth the original cost or even the sale cost, but - with 40% off - it's worth it.
Though it is an "online exclusive", I was lucky enough to find this sweater in a store. The sweater is very well made, fully fashioed with seams that provide shape so that the sweater is semi-fitted. It does run ever so slightly large, though, but I bought my usual M (36C, size 10 on top and 4/6 on bottom, broad shoulders/back). The sweater length is just as pictured on the model, but the arm length is long. Just like the model in the photo, I have to cuff the sleeves so that they aren't too long. I am on the short side, 5'3", but because of the shape of the sweater I am not overwhelmed by it.
The fabric is very cozy and not itchy at all, even though it has 10% wool. The majority, 90%, is polyester. I suppose that will help it keep its shape and provides for the vibrannt colors, but I was surprised that a sweater of this price is mostly polyester.
However, it is a very versitile piece. It can easily be worn as a tunic-length sweater over a pair of leggings or skinny jeans, but it could be worn as a jacket, too. Since the ground colors are black and dark gray, the colorful and mixed pattern is remarkably easy to wear.