Rated 5 out of 5Â by mrsmomesq LOVE this sweater...once I figured it out.
I saw this sweater at my local Anthro and literally got out of line so I could try it on. The pattern is gorgeous, the color combo is unexpected and the sweater is super soft. When I got it on, I was...confused. It's not what I expected and frankly, even the sales associates weren't entirely sure how to wear it to make it look normal. A little fiddling around though, and I was smitten. The trick for me was to unbutton two of the buttons on each side to make the back longer. That way it's more of a Dolman/bat wing cardigan and less of a shrug (which looked funny on my petite frame). I decided I couldn't live without it. I paired it with a fitted Madewell shirt in a neutral "greige" color, with a navy cami peeking out underneath to tie it all in, and skinny jeans with boots. I'm wearing it today and already got a bunch of compliments before 9am :) My only suggestion for making this sweater more "wearable" is to change the way it buttons. If the buttons were on opposite edges, it could be worn as a poncho or even a vest.
November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Snger123 This actually works
When I held this sweater up to inspect it, I thought "No way-- buttoned on the sleeves??" determined to try it on and enjoy the comedy. But it turns out that this slouchy shrug, with buttoned bell-shaped sleeves, is quite loveable. The broad checkered print adds stability, while bold pink/red triangles add pops of color. It runs loose and large, so you may wish to size it down-- I found that the small stayed put more easily than the medium-- for reference, I am 5'8", 135 lbs, 34-B.
The feel of the yarn is quite soft, probably because it's made of 56% nylon, 41% acrylic. The one weakness is that it looks like there are cat-hairs hanging about, due to the 3% angora content. The tag says dry-clean only, but I imagine that gentle-wash/ drying flat would be sufficiant. If you like bold (and you already have a cat), this could be a fun, unique sweater to add to your wardrobe.
December 20, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by bohofunk nice pattern and quality but too strange for me
This sweater was too preppy to be so strange if that makes sense. Couldn't make it work with my wardrobe. Too bad because I loved the print!
March 17, 2013