I LOVE this maxi cardigan. I got it in the mint color in the XS standard size. I'm 5' 2.5" and I'm quite often in between petite and standard sizes at Anthro (sometimes I'm a tall petite and a short standard). I tried on the XSP and the SP petite. The petite sizes were significantly shorter in length and the sleeve length was perfect. I went with the XS standard bc I liked the maxi cardi being longer and the sleeve length was a little longer but it didn't bother me.
The only complaint I have is you need to be mindful of where and when you wear it. The material Isn't cheap but it is delicate so just...don't hug a cat while wearing this sweater or walk in the woods were things can snag the material.
/ Aug 06 2014
I see another reviewer thinks the fabric looks/feels cheap, but I disagree entirely. To me, it's the age old issue that EVERYTHING from Anthro costs more than it really should... But, in my opinion, this particular piece is no different in quality than the general Anthro standard.
I have a petite, fairly athletic frame and the XSP fits me well. I wear this piece as pictured --with jeans and a white tank-- and it looks great! I feel stylish yet casual. Perfect for the office.
My only hesitation with it is that from the back it looks a little bit like a robe since it's so long. But I don't have a problem with it because I'm always buzzing around, and people will see the 360 view.
/ Aug 28 2014
Casual Elegance, Sleeves Run a Bit Tight
I tried on both colors of this cardigan, in 2 different sizes, and I agree with a previous reviewer about the only basic difference between any 2 successive sizes being the tightness of the sleeves. So if you find the upper arms in your usual size to be too tight for your liking, try the size up if you can. I couldn't get the cardigan to form long "lapels" with the stripes showing outside, as in the first photo; they would revert back to that of Photo 4 where the model is walking through a meadow. But it doesn't take much movement for the stripes underneath to clearly show. I plan to wear the navy cardigan with tights, a white or colorful tee, a tapered knit skirt above the knees and taller boots this fall, but it looks great in the photos with a tee and jeans. My only concern is the delicate fabric. There were a couple very small snags in the sleeves of the one I purchased, but they weren't located in a blatantly visible area, so I'm going to be more careful when wearing, I'm not going to wear any rings with protruding prongs, or place a clutch under my arm that could snag it further. Overall, it exudes "casual elegance", which is what Anthropologie does so well, especially the way the lower portion softly waves as you walk.
I was browsing through the store when I saw this sweater on sale. I wasn't sure how it would fit, so I tried both the large and medium. The medium fit perfectly, I would say it runs true to size. I usually wear a 6 or 8 in tops, 34B. I picked up the pink, its more of a coral color. Lovely look and the sweater is not that heavy, but will still be good for a transition from fall to winter. I am considering getting the lavender color too.
/ Nov 13 2014
Cute sale find
I tried this on in both the gray and pink. The gray didn't work for me but I liked the pink. It does feel a bit boxy in my usual size medium because it's so much shorter than in the model photo. I also tried on a large and thought it was cute if you like the bigger flowy look that's popular right now. Shockingly the large was about 2 inches longer (maybe more) and hits at the same place as in the model photo. The medium was verging on too short and I would have rated this 5 stars if it fit like the model. I wouldn't have been willing to pay full price for this because the material and style feel like a glorified sweatshirt to me, but on sale it the pink came home with me. I layered this over the Tracy Reese blue plaid tunic and it looks amazing!
/ Nov 13 2014
Cute, comfy staple for fall/winter
I love this sweater! The material is soft, about medium weight and really comfortable. The fit is a bit boxy, so if you prefer a fitted look, you could definitely size down. The fabric has some stretch to it. I have it in pink and lavender. The "pink" is more of a salmon color and the "lavender" is more of a mauve, just like in the pictures.
It killed me to return this sweater. I ordered the Pearl color and it was so beautiful. Quality was great, design great, but fit is not good. It runs supremely large. The XS was sold out, so I had to order the S which I knew might be a little big in the first place- but this is such a swingy piece that it accentuated its largeness. I would still totally recommend this piece- but order a size or 2 down- I wish they could restock the Petite sizes in this one! If you actually have boobs (unlike me) or are not petite, this cardigan will probably be perfect for you. I would order it again if they restocked the Petite sizes!
/ Sep 29 2014
snagged this on sale and can't wait to transition it into fall/winter. the pearl color is a neutral cream with a very slight pink hue. i sized down based on other reviews and am glad I did - it worked out beautifully. sleeves are slightly long but that is the case for everything for me unless petite sizing is available. get it!
/ Aug 04 2014
The pictures here don't do this sweater justice. It is one of those gem of a finds at anthro. It is amazingly soft and has a lovely drape. I agree with the previous reviewer that it runs large. I'm generally a medium size 6 or 8 up top, but the small fit best.
I tried this on in the white and the orange recently in the store. I went with the orange. The top is a thin sweater material, and will be great for fall. Something that can be dressed up or down. I LOVE THE POCKETS!!
Both the orange and the white were a bit sheer, the white more so. So, you'll need to wear a nude bra or a cami underneath. This is a great top that allows you to pair it with a statement necklace. I adore it!
Runs true to size. If you're boxy up top, I imagine this could emphasize that. I'm curvy on top (36C/D), but go in at the waist and have narrow hips, so this worked well for me. I purchased in a medium.
/ Nov 21 2014
great basic top
I am a stocky petite with broad shoulders and a 38b chest. I tried on the regular size Large, which fit true to size (I normally wear a size medium in Anthropologie regular sizes). The "peplum skirt" hit right at the hip, so I didn't think I would need to order this in Petite Large #especially after reading one review about how short it is#. As the sleeves are 3/4 length, I won't have to deal with too-long sleeves. I can see pairing this top with jeans or a skirt; black is so versatile and the clean simple lines of this top will go with a lot of items in my closet.
/ Sep 30 2014
Great, lightweight sweater
I bought the sweater in the black and the red in size small. Like other reviews mentioned, the white and orange colors are a little on the see through side. Not so with the black and red. The red is more of a wine color- it's gorgeous in person! It's pretty true to the color in the photograph. I can't wait to wear these, and I love the pockets.
Chances are, this winter, you'll pass by everyone wearing a sweater and not even do a double take, unless you're the one wearing this sweater- esp. the silver one, esp. during the holidays! The material is beautiful, with enough metallic sheen to catch people's eyes. The material is sturdy without being bulky. The sweater also hangs beautifully, creating a unique shape when worn, with the sides hanging lower than the middle in the front, thus giving you the opportunity to layer and having, say a sheer flowy tank top underneath it to create a more unique look- or better yet- lace. I couldn't find anything wrong with this sweater...I'm also 5'2 and it hangs beautifully, hitting right at my hips. This is definitely the sweater to buy for christmas season, with all the parties. Pair it with printed pants, or anything red- for Christmas- maybe that red tulle ballerina skirt.
/ Nov 11 2014
cute cute cute
Love this sweater! The shimmer is just enough to add some pizazz without being overly shine-tastic. Its more of a peach color in real life than a real gold. I am 5' tall and the short front part of the hem hits me perfectly, not too short and not too long. The hem is fun and different and makes the sweater swingy and loose but not baggy. Its a nice mid weight sweater, not see through, but a slightly looser stitch. I am so happy with this purchase and would buy the other color if it goes on sale!
/ Sep 29 2014
Classic but beyond basic
I'm very happy with this sweater! It's a perfect, medium weight material that hangs nicely. The neckline and solid, pastel color gives this a classic feel, but thanks to the shimmer in the fabric and the cut at the bottom, it has a beyond-basic flair. I normally wear a medium or sometimes a large in anthro tops, and the medium suited me well. It is the perfect length, I think - shorter would have been awful, so I do not think the petite sizes will suit many people (I'm 5' 5", so not tall). I think this will look great with black slacks or blue jeans. My only brief concern was that the shoulders seemed a little pointy at first, but that went away once I wore it a few minutes.
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
Like the other reviewers, I bought this sweater in Navy. The color combination is just so beautiful. I saw the grey in store and didn't realize it was the same sweater at first because the detail is so subdued. It fits a little on the smaller size, so if you're in between sizes like I am, order your larger size if you want something not too form fitting. It is light but has a little cashmere in it so it's not too light and it's very comfortable. This will be a great date night / party sweater, looks great paired with black jeans or a skirt and statement earrings.
/ Dec 09 2014
Light, Eye popping detail
I bought this sweater in the navy instead of the grey because of the pattern. On the grey the pattern gets washed out into the background. Alternatively the navy and the bronze foil just pops! My eye was really drawn to the colour combination. The material is light but comfortable. I love the little detail of the button on the back with its clear and bronze detail. I'm a little worried about the washing of it though, don't know if the bronze foil will get damaged.
/ Dec 10 2014
I purchased this in the navy/rose gold combo and I LOVE how the rose gold pops. I am usually between a small and medium and purchased the medium since I like sweaters with a more loose fit so I say that it's pretty much TTS. It is a surprisingly soft and warm sweater. Typically the woven knit type sweaters aren't that soft to the touch, but this one is. I highly recommend this sweater, especially since its an extra 30%off!