Rated 4 out of 5
Â by Thirtytwopaws Turned into Love....
I just wanted to add a good review for this sweater, because I was on the fence at first.
I had noticed it online, but I probably would not have ordered it based on the online info only. I liked it much better when I saw it in the store. I debated between the colors, and I decided the ivory would be more versatile. I liked the look when I tried it on. But I almost didn't buy it, because the open weave is very delicate. Most of the ones I looked at already had a loose stitch or pull here and there. Something about it was just calling my name, though, so I took it home....
Where it sat in my closet for a few days while I contemplated a return. But then the day came when it seemed like the right thing to wear, and I haven't looked back since. I am finding that it is the perfect extra layer for a lot of outfits, both pants and skirts or dresses, and I am so glad I have it.
It has a very feminine and romantic look, but I think it also fits well with a more hippie chic vibe. It reminds me a bit of a handmade shawl. I also wanted to note that the online photo shows the model wearing with it with a dark top, but I tend to prefer it with light colors. It did leave some lint on one of my darker tops, but not all of them. Finally, the sweater has held up well so far, and I am not particularly gentle with it. I have not washed it yet, though.
For sizing, I am straight and thin, 5'7. I took my usual XS, and I think the fit is good. It does stretch when wearing, particularly at the elbows, so keep that in mind when you first try it on.
Bottom line, give it a try if you are on the fence. You just might end up loving it!
February 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by kwrockgirl So pretty! Lots of compliments!
I received this for Christmas from my husband (who has great taste, btw).
I have worn it no fewer than 6 times, at least, in the last 2 weeks because it goes with almost everything and is just so darn pretty! And, every single time I wear it, my friends and colleagues tell me how much they like it. Some even tell me twice. The back lacy detail and swingy style is what makes it so special.
Its too long to wear with my favorite short winter coat, which is why I didn't give it an excellent (not that it is too long, mind you. It only hangs to my just above my hips so its perfect for skinny jeans and/or layering over a longer top). Enjoy!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by designmd Adorable, Soft & Cozy
I skipped right over this sweater online, but decided to try it on in the store when I felt how soft it was! Once I put it on, I knew I had to have it, but the store didn't have the size I needed. I'm generally between a small and medium and went with the small on this one as the sleeves on the medium were too loose and long, and the sleeves on the xs were too short and tight (FYI I'm 5'2" 145#, curvy hips, slim arms). The lace detail on the edges on the front, and on the back, is adorable! The material is SUPER soft, by no means itchy in any way. Slightly open knit, so it's not too hot. These were selling out very fast in the store. I hate paying full price for most things at Anthro, but this one was definitely a splurge. Get it!
December 17, 2013