Rated 3 out of 5 by TaylorKitCat The Red Motif is so vibrant in person
The online photos do not do the colors on the Red Motif version of this justice: the colors are so much more vibrant in person: maroon, hot pink, pumpkin orange, and rust. There are a lot of different patterns and mixing of stitch types throughout the garment.
I normally wear a M and the M/L combo fit me as pictured online. I love the fact this has a poncho feel to it; makes it a great travel garment where you might be going to a place that's warmer during the day, but cooler at night.
My concern is with the section of the sweater that begins right where the model's pendant falls: that entire area is made of a long, horizontal "drop" stitch and will be VERY prone to snagging - and easily at that (many in the store were already snagged and had pulls).
This is hand-washable - always a plus. There are no pockets, it is unlined, and there is no closure (hook and eye, or belt).
If you are in between sizes I would say size down; the back of this is considerably longer than the front.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by anthrosissi Endless styling options!
This vest is absolutely amazing! It is cut as a long piece of soft knitted cotton (mixed with wool) and there are two slits that let your arms slip in so you can wear it as a vest. I fell in love with the red version since the colours were so vibrant. Not only can you wear it as a vest, you can also arrange it so that you can wear it short-sleeved, or even with the sleeves coming down to your elbows, just like a cape. You can also drape it as a shawl or wear it as a thick scarf. And since he possibilities are endless, why not even wear it as a poncho! This statement piece is truly an investment that will last till the end of fall and it's a perfect transition piece from summer to autumn. It has that cool boho style and completely transforms an outfit (I would wear mine with a simple t-shirt and fitted jeans). It fits true to size. I am usually between 0 and 2 and the XS/S fit me perfectly. It wasn't too long and I didn't find any issue with the hi-low length of the vest. Very highly recommended!
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WannaGoToAnthro Love this "voncho"!
It's a vest...it's a poncho...it's a VONCHO. This is a great piece that, despite it's drape-y layers, does not add the bulk that I expected it to. It is not heavy and has a lot of movement. I do not fear snagging (like other reviews mentioned) -- for me, the aesthetic outweighs the risk. Beautiful colors and details.
September 17, 2014