Rated 4 out of 5
Â by asta17 I saw this cardi in store before it appeared online and I was drawn to it immediately. The pattern is so interesting from afar and up close, and it has lots of different colors in it (mostly blue and orange with some gray, cream, pink). The ribbon loops are a lovely corally pink color and seemed to be secured well. I love the look of them, and it was a nice surprise to turn around in the mirror and see them on the back and the sleeves! The pink ribbon on the button placket is a nice touch if you want to wear it open. As others have said, the buttons are really cute too. The material is soft cotton - it's not thick, but it doesn't feel insultingly thin either. I typically take an XS in cardis, but I tried this in both S (left photos) and XS (right photos) and I actually prefer the bigger size. The XS fit, but was a little too short for me and the buttons pulled a little (even though I'm 5'1 and only have a 32A chest). The S is only slightly looser (no pulling) but has a bit of added length. It's very pricey for what it is, so I'm hoping that they will do a sweater promo like last year, and I'd pick this up immediately in size S.
August 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RufflesandIvy A statement even from behind
Ordered this sweater online and was happy when I received it. The coral color is a little more orange toned that I perceived from the picture on-line but still beautiful. Another reviewer mentioned the background print was "muted," so I was expecting the colors to be a little softer ... I think a better word for the print would be "blurred." The edges are blurred out a little bit. The material is very thin...noticeably enough that I went into my closet and started comparing to my other cardis - which is great for these HOT Tx summers. Also the ribbon is more translucent than I could tell from the picture - doesn't add or detract from the sweater in my opinion. The sweater definitely hits a little higher on the waist than expect, but I think I can still wear it with slacks. In tops, I'm in between an XS and small and have recently been sizing up for things to fit a little looser. I ordered a small in the sweater and the sleeves are a bit tight, which is why I gave it a four.
An exciting note ladies, ...again from the picture, the buttons look kind of iridescent metallic so I didn't think they were as unique as a prior reviewer mentioned, but they actually look like they printed the background print onto the button and then wiped off the excess ink. Very pretty. THE LABEL FORMS A POUCH AND THERE IS AN EXTRA BUTTON IN THERE!! :o) So not to fret!
August 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tibbey short waisted
Such a pretty pale pink,loved how it felt on.BUT its shorter waisted than I thought from the photo.I am 5'3",36c bust,28 waist 36hips.When I sit next to my husband who is 6'2" tall I sit at the same height (he is short waisted).I can wear anything from a medium to a large..I tried this in a large,.and it was quite large/wide.But this did not help with the waist length.The odd thing was my dress was showing the lining on the neck line.Maybe this was just mine,but It should not be rolling out like that.sending it back.
August 4, 2012