Rated 4 out of 5 by Alnilam Adorable, runs small and pricey for the quality
I am not usually an orange person, but I couldn't resist the cute little penguins all over this sweater, so I had to try it on. First the good: I love that the penguins are a little abstract and so don't smack you over the head with cutsiness. I also found the material to be very soft and cozy: it is mainly cotton and nylon with a bit of lambswool; I am very sensitive to wool and didn't find this itchy at all.
The bad: it definitely runs very small; I am usually an M, occasionally an S, in everything, but I could not button the M over my front (not usually a problem I have as I'm not large-busted). I also hated the buttons on this sweater: they are large and square and a real pain-in -the-you-know-what to button. It actually hurt my fingers undoing and redoing the buttons, which is why I decided not to try a size L--just didn't want to deal with it!
My biggest concern, however, is that the penguins appear to be appliqued on, not stitched, and looking closely I saw that some of the appliques were already separating from the main body of the sweater a bit. So I worry that the penguins would either come off the sweater entirely with time or peel away and look really ratty. Overall a pass for me, although I might reconsider if it makes it to sale.
December 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by StephanieJ Adorable Penguins!
I absolutely LOVE anything with penguins on it so when I spotted this cardigan, I fell in love. This cardigan has a hint of stretch and fits pretty true to size. For reference, I'm 5'3", 125 lbs, 32A bust, 26" waist, typically a size 0/2 or x-small and I'm wearing an x-small in the photos. There is a very slight gaping with the buttons, but I think if I sized up to a small it would be too big. The square buttons were a bit of a pain to unbutton, but they were quite easy to button back up. I think it looks great either opened or closed. It looks like it would be a thicker sweater in the product shot, but it's actually thin and lightweight, making it great for layering. And best of all, the penguin pattern continues throughout the entire cardigan.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pjaalt adorable
Snatched this up when it went on sale. Love it! It is incredibly soft, sleeves go past my wrists, and the orange color is nice without being too bright. The velvety penguins are a bit large but really cute. The buttons are not too bad if you just put the corner through the buttonhole first, and it gets easier to get the buttons through after several times. This runs small - it is quite tapered at the bottom. The photos don't show that it has a slight blouson look at the bottom, so I found that this only looked good on me when buttoned up completely. I bought the XS which fit me perfectly (5'2", 102 pounds, 32A-26-32).
December 10, 2012