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.
/ Feb 16 2015
Super soft and comfortable, like wearing a blanket. I end up wearing this jacket a lot around the house. It's a bit bulky to wear out under a winter coat but can imagine I'll get a lot of wear out of it in the Fall.
/ 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.
This cardi is so unique and cozy. I bought this in a size SP. I'm 5'2", 120lbs, 34B. I'm very happy with the fit. I think the sleeve length is long for petite sizing, about an inch past my wrist which I like #not too short#. The front length of the cardi looks like the model. I would have preferred that the back was longer #it's about an inch shorter than the pic on the model#, but it's still looks ok. I got a little bit of a shock when I opened the package because I was expecting a light grey cardi. I think the color looks more like a brownish grey because of the mix of grey brown yarn and a lot darker than on screen. The embroidery color is also very vibrant, almost neon as others have mentioned, it adds a bit of color to a dreary winter. If you're after a cozy, folksy, unique looking cardi this is definitely worth trying, especially at sale price.
/ Jan 27 2015
I bought this sweater in a size XL and the fit matches the photos of the model. I think it's true to size compared to other XL sweaters by this brand. The embroidery on the one I received is perfect. The knit is soft too. I was worried this length might not work on my pear-shape but I think it's flattering since the fringe doesn't hit at the widest part of my hips. With the sleeves down, this sweater is a more tailored fringe style. My other sweaters with fringe tend to look more casual.
The main difference from the photos is the bright peach thread in some of the flowers. On my laptop, the coloring looks more of a coral. But, in person it's very bright--almost neon. For my coloring, it doesn't look good mixed with the main grey shade so I'll return mine. I do recommend it if you like this mix of colors since it's made to last.
/ Feb 21 2015
Love the embroidery and unique look
This is a cute and unique piece. I'm a sucker for embroidery and love the design on this one. I'm not generally a fan of fringe, but it's just in the front and gives the sweater character without looking too bohemian. It's TTS to large, so you can probably size down. Material is soft and not itchy at all. I love the length as well.
My only complaint is the front just hangs down straight. I wish it had some waist definition.
All this said, it's so pretty and unique that it was a must buy for me.
I tried this on in-store and on the hanger absolutely loved it. I tried on the black which is not a "jet black" - more like a very very dark charcoal gray (almost black). The stitch detailing is gorgeous and the neckline is very flattering, and it feels really nice (lightweight) on. However - this whole "short hem in front/long hem in back" trend is just not something I am a fan of. It is too long in the back when compared with the front length. And the front is just way too short. I tried on a Medium initially and it fit beautifully everywhere (except for being too short) and then sized up to a Large hoping that it would help with the length issue; it looked a little better but was a little too big everywhere else.
I have an hourglass figure and only 5'2" - I am guessing that this would look better on someone with narrower hips, and taller.
Very disappointed as this sweater is like 95% perfect, but that remaining 5% falls way too short (no pun intended ;)
/ Nov 02 2014
This sweater is so soft! Beautiful autumnal orange color and love the textural elements. The short-long hem gives it an edginess. It is just barely long enough in front to avoid being over-cropped in my opinion.
/ Feb 02 2015
Versatile in black
I bought this before it went on sale because I loved the hi-lo hem of this quality sweater. And I bought it in black and it was great for the winter here in Arizona. I've (hand) washed it a few times and it seems to have held up perfectly. I love throwing it on with my jeans because it makes me feel a bit dressier. Now that it's on sale, I am thinking about buying a different color.
Doesn't seem like it will pill and yarn is super soft. I have been looking for a sweater in this color all season and was glad to find one that fit nicely and without wool (sensitive skin). I wear either M or L in most Anthro sweaters and bought the large so that I can layer if desired. It is definitely not over or under sized. I like the rows of fringe. The black and white weave at the top (not really a knit stitch, more like it is woven through the knit) might snag/pull if not careful but I don't anticipate wearing any jewelry with it and as with most Anthro products will hand wash so should not be a problem as it does not seem overly delicate, just the long stitches might make it prone to catching on things though probably not often since it is only at the top of the sweater. I just received it today so have not washed or worn it yet. I could have gone with a M for a more fitted look but am going to keep the L as I like the slightly looser fit especially with the short slits on each side at the bottom. My husband even loved it and he usually just rolls his eyes when I get a package from Anthro. For ref. I am 38 B and 139 lb with average torso length (height 5'8"). The sweater fits me similar to how it looks on the model in the photo. Recommend...great value at sale and extra discount.
/ Jan 20 2015
I am wearing this sweater at work today. The first thing I noticed was the quality of the material, it is super soft and seems durable. It is also TTS - I am 5ft and the XS is roomy but not too big. Definitely recommend this sweater, unique and also comfy cozy!!!
/ Jan 07 2015
Unique and beautiful sweater
This sweater is even more beautiful in person. Super soft and kind of funky. I bought a medium for a slightly looser fit. I'm 5'6 and 140 for reference. I love that it looks like something no one else would have. Highly recommend!
I absolutely ADORE this sweater. It's one of the most expensive things I have ever bought myself... but so worth it. Everything by Angel Of The North is supersoft, wonderfully constructed, and high quality, and this is no exception. I have this in "grey" and it is my new favorite sweater. The color is more of a greige or very light taupe, hard to explain but not a true grey. I might buy the sapphire as well, I didn't see it in the store when I bought the grey one but I can imagine that a nice shade of blue would be lovely in this sweater.
The pictures really do not do this justice. It flows nicely on the body and is very feminine and flattering. I pair it with layered tanks, jeans, and cowboy boots for a cute boho look. I imagine it would also be pretty over the right dress (as in not the red one in the pic.)
My only complaint is this does pill up kind of easily due to the delicate nature of the yarn. Keep an eye on it and it won't be an issue. Otherwise it is absolutely excellent and I am very, very happy with my purchase overall!
/ Feb 21 2015
I love this sweater. The quality is great, the style is pretty and the fit is perfect. One of my favorite sweaters
The picture of this sweater really does not do it justice. I noticed this sweater in the store and what caught my eye was the lurex-like metalic part of this sweater which gives it a beautiful shimmer. The other colors I would describe as a burgundy color and taupe color. The sweater is soft against the skin and the knit is not too loose providing both warmth as well as beauty. This sweater can be dressed up or paired with jeans to add a sparkle to your outfit. My only caveat is that it runs large. I normally wear a medium/size 8 and the small fit much better than the medium both of which I tried in the store.
/ Nov 22 2014
Nice for holiday
This sweater is soft and pretty. I love the color and really love the gold through it. It looks really cute with the turtle neck she has on but I wore it with just a cami underneath. It looked really nice with Winter whites but also denim and black or navy. It's more versatile than you would expect a sweater like this to be. It is a nice soft warm addition to my wardrobe.