Rated 3 out of 5
Â by faeriesdragon Runs 1 full size large, has some weird issues
I was so excited to get this cardigan! I love little touches of whimsy and this was one giant touch of it that I was truly looking forward to. Now that I actually have the cardigan, I am on the fence. I love the colors and the watercolor-esque look of the piece. I love the giraffe, the pockets and it is incredibly soft. However, there are some issues I am not sure I can overcome. The very first thing I noticed when opening the package was that between the giraffe's foot and the pocket I have a large gap of white where there should be gray. It's not extremely noticeable but it's enough to bother me a bit. Then, not only does the sweater run large which I normally don't mind, it fits strangely. I'm very hippy, and the length goes right over my hips to mid thigh (I'm 5'6") because of the length and the fact that the sweater has an almost balloon shape at the bottom, I feel it make me look quite bottom heavy. The sleeves do the same thing, they kind of bell at the sleeves which you can see in the product shot if you look closely. As a result, the sleeves can end up looking like a sweatshirt instead of a fitted cardigan. Because of the emphasis on my hips, I don't really like this cardigan buttoned, I prefer it open. (I've shared photos both ways.) The buttons are metal with a kind of tortoiseshell appearance to them and of course the back continues the watercolor scheme. It's a pretty lightweight sweater so it will keep you warm on cool days but I don't foresee this being a cardigan that can pull multiple season duty, unfortunately. Because of the colors and subject matter, I see this being Spring & Summer only. It's an extremely well made sweater, my only reservation in terms of quality is the softness. Kind of a double edged sword, I can see the fabric pilling relatively easily. I'm on the fence with this cardigan more than anything I have ever purchased at Anthropologie. I'm not sure at this point what I will do. I plan to keep it for a few days and ask some friends/family and I'll go with the general consensus, but at this point I think I am leaning ever so slightly toward returning. I'm normally a size M in Anthro items, occasionally a S. I'm 145 lbs, 5'6", 36C/28/38, hourglass and I could most definitely do a S in this cardigan, so I would say size down from your usual unless you are larger in the bust or hips then I would go with your usual. I hope all this helps! :)
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Snger123 Gorgeous and unique
I've had my eye on this graceful sweater since last Fall when it appeared. The only thing that kept me from ordering it was the color-scheme-- the photos seemed to highlight the grey/off-white aspects, which I don't tend to lean towards, since they wash out my complexion, a bit. However, when I pulled this out of the order-bag, the blues just popped out, as well as some nice darker shades of grey and ombre. If I wear it unbuttoned, the color-design simply looks Impressionistic, the giraffe blending in with its surroundings. The Small works just fine, for ref: 5'8", 135 lb, 34-B. When clothing makes us smile, the day just gets better.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dle90742 Love this cardigan!
This just became my new favorite sweater. Since receiving it a week ago, I've already worn it twice: over a long black dress for work; and over a tank top and jeans to meet friends for lunch. It's quirky without being garish and very comfortable. The pockets are well placed so they are nice to use, but don't add bulk. I know I'll get a lot of wear out of this.
February 11, 2014