Rated 5 out of 5Â by lovetoshop24hoursday Fabulous colors, style so, so
Based on just the styling of this sweater/jacket, I would not even consider it, but the print is stupendous! You feel like you are in a flower garden and the only thing missing is the fragrance of flowers - it would be perfect if they had made this with a different style. I actually like a jacket style made with sweater material (this one is a medium weight fabric) but the sleeves on this are a bit skinny and straight and the jacket is short. I am 5'2", 135 lbs. and wear a small or medium - will have to order the petite medium in this one (tried on small and medium at the store) - the medium fit better in the shoulders and bust (36C) but regular sleeves were way too long. I also could not get one side of the jacket to lay flat at the bottom (in either size) - it kind of stuck out a bit - not horrible - but I think the length of the sweater is just a little wrong so it lays wrong on the stomach area (if you don't have a flat stomach). Those are the disappointing aspects, but the print is just spectacular so I plan to order the petite medium anyway.
February 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by GlamKitty Like an English Garden!
I was despairing of finding anything that *really* struck me as perfect on a recent trip to Anthro, and then I saw this... this vibrant, beautiful, happy piece... and it was love at first sight! So, is it, in truth, "perfect"? Well, no... not quite. The regular XS fits my 5'4" hourglass shape very well, with flattering, slim-fitting sleeves just a tad long--as usual, for my height (hough nothing major, since it's so easy to push these up a bit), and a very good fit through the shoulders (mine are quite narrow).The knit is soft and weighty--substantial and season-appropriate. My only real gripe concerns the button placket; on the placket side, there's a small lump at the top (where the fabric is sewn in place), and it's hard to get that area to lie flat. The jacket also wants to gap slightly between the two buttons (it isn't pulling on my small torso with a 32C bust, it's just that the weight of the fabric makes it want to stick out a bit there)--so I plan to sew a large-ish snap in that area (and maybe another below the bottom button, to help keep the bottom of the sweater jacket aligned better). At this price point, I wish the placket treatment had been better-designed, but it's nothing I can't remedy, so I'm not complaining. Final (good) thing to note? The print is brighter and so much more lovely in person than the images online appear. It's going to be a BEAUTIFUL Spring! :)
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BBUSR Colorful and Unique
Unlike other reviewers, I'm not sure if I would say that this item runs small (vanity sizing fools us all, at times). Rather, I'd say it is a snug fit. For reference, I'm 5'7", 34b-26-34, 127lbs, and I purchased the medium for a close but not tight fit. I don't have any problems buttoning the front though I will admit the sleeves are quite long.
It's pretty unique, and I happen to really like the whole cardigan/blazer fusion this item has going on. The colors are very vibrant and could be paired with just about anything; dress it up or dress it down.
I recommend this item, though I can understand how it would not be for everyone. It's a traditional piece with a quirky pattern.
June 26, 2013