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.
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!!
/ Dec 11 2014
Great wardrobe staple
Originally purchased this sweater in black and was so pleased with the style and fit I purchased a second in the turquoise. The turquoise is really more of a dark teal (true to photo). I found the sweater to fit true to size and have a flattering shape. It fits a bit loose, but is not sloppy or bulky. I've paired it with trousers for work and with jeans for a more casual look. The knit detail in the back adds a special twist and the material is very soft and comfortable. This sweater will be a wardrobe staple for me all winter!
/ Nov 21 2014
Beautiful Back Detail
This sweater is so soft with a great back detail. Love how it hangs on the shoulders and has a pleat at the top of the back. I tried on a gray, size small--my usual size. This is a roomy sweater but it is meant to be slouchy. I tried on an XS, but the back didn't drape the same way. I think the length of the XS was shorter, so it changed the look. Am going back for the Small. I am 5' 9" tall and wear a 34C. I loved how the Small looked but I also have more height to carry it off, so my usual size worked for me.
I loved this sweater since I first saw it in the store and finally broke down and bought it. It is a beautiful color and the fabric is soft and kind of spongey, like boucle. My only complaints with this sweater is that due to the pointelle type of detail on the front, it looks best with a dark colored cami underneath- otherwise the contrast of light skin or a light colored cami shows up through the holes in the sweater and it looks bizarre, like it's linty or something. If you have darker skin or wear a dark colored bra you may be able to get away with nothing underneath, but it didn't work for me. I also needed to size up to a M from my usual XS in order to get the flare at the bottom to hit in the right spot (not too high) so that it was flattering and enabled me to wear it with leggings. The shoulders a re a little loose now, but its not noticeable and the length is much better this way.
/ Dec 26 2014
This sweater is a gorgeous teal color with a soft mesh overlay that swims behind you like a mermaid tail. I'm petite (5' 1"), but tried the regular size on in-store and bought it. The regular size makes for a great tunic length sweater. I already received several compliments on the sweater!
/ Oct 26 2014
This sweater is just gorgeous, I'm head over heels in love with it. It's so soft and fluffy. The cutout in the back is so pretty and even kind of subtly sexy for a sweater, lol. If you're not one for the exposed back look, this would also be gorgeous layered over a top or dress. The colors are so pretty and true to how they look in the pictures. I actually bought both colors and I love both of them. If there are any negatives I would say that it is somewhat delicate and the material is a little thin but not cheap looking. Personally, I don't tend to wear bulky sweaters well, so this is a good fabric thickness for me. I would say sizing is for the most part true to size; however, you need to choose the size according to your upper body. I'm generally an xsp but relative to my size, I'm bigger up top: shoulders are broader, arms are muscular and I'm a 32c so a small petite was definitely the best size. I would say buy your true size if you are narrow-average in the shoulders, have thin arms and your chest measurement is small-average relative to your clothing size. If you're not all 3 of those things I just listed, or you plan to layer, go with your larger top size. I think with layering it will only work with smoother type tops and dresses because to much detail or bunchiness of any kind will show through the sweater. Overall I say this sweater is beautiful and recommended.
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.
The photo online does this cardigan no justice at all! I saw it in the store and thought it was unique and pretty, then I tried it on and was blown away! It was just stunning on! It hung perfect in all the right places and the design on the back is just beautiful! I happened to be wearing a long sleeve black tee, jeans and black motorcycle boots...and the outfit looked spectacular, although I can envision many different ways to wear this! For me this was a must have even though it was a bit pricey!
/ Dec 23 2014
I just received this cardigan and I was seriously blown away, it is absolutely stunning! The design and quality are top-notch, really, really beautiful. Since this is a O/S fit, the cardigan fits nicely, not too big or small -- I usually wear an XS and thought it might be too big, this was not an issue at all.
I can definitely say this is one of the top items that I have purchased from Anthropologie and I buy a lot! Thanks Anthro, I hope to see more items like this in the future.
/ Dec 28 2014
I never would have looked twice at this on the website, but the sales girl was wearing it when I went in today and I told her how amazing it looked on her. She was very petite BTW. She went and got me one to try and although I had no intention of spending $200 on a sweater this day I really had no choice in the matter. It is my best year end purchase (and there were a few). Don't pass on this!
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!
Very comfy sweater, the eyelash feathery features won't snag and the knitting is well done. As always with knitted sweaters, Just be careful to not overstretch the knitting in the shoulders because they will leave gaps in between. If you look closely at the blue stripes, you'll see flecks of green, purples, pinks hidden in the blue knitting yarn. It's a cute surprise when I saw it and it made it stand out among the other striped sweaters I have seen this season. I am a petite 5 ft 0" and I fit an XS perfectly and the fit didn't overwhelm me and the stripes didn't create an illusion that I look wider than I am (which usually happens). Overall, good buy and I will definitely be wearing it several times throughout the season.
/ Jan 11 2015
Love love this sweater. So soft! You can't see them on the model, but the black has flecks of magenta and blue in it.
/ Dec 06 2014
Very soft sweater
I saw this in the store and decided to try it on, even though I'm not really a fan of "fuzzy" sweaters. The fabric is a nice weight and is very soft. I would say it is true to size. I think it could be worn with jeans or dressier pants.