Rated 3 out of 5┬áby cbrand Design Flaw
Although listed as a "sweater", this is really a knit coat. It wears like a coat and it is lined like a coat.
The knit pattern is cute and visually flattering. The colors are perfect for Fall. I loved the way the collar framed my face. The coat was soft and oh so comfortable to wear. Once I had it on, I didn't want to take it off.
I would have bought this piece at full price, but, there was a major design flaw: there are NO pockets. I suppose that by calling it a "sweater", you can get away with forgetting to include pockets. However, when I put on something that for all intents and purposes is a coat, I want it to have pockets that I can slip my hands into. It really isn't even a want. It is a need.
September 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Snger123 Heirloom quality
Very charming style! I agree with all the other reviewers, with regard to the obvious strengths of this piece (yes, it is more "lined coat" than "sweater")-- I applaud the unusual diagonal lines of top button-loop and the knit-pattern. Overall, very luxurious without looking stuffy, especially the back-view. My skin doesn't like scratchy wool, but the double-cream collar is very soft, making a scarf optional for me (overall fiber content: 37% cotton, 37% wool, 2% alpaca, 1% mohair, plus acrylic/poly).
I found the medium to be fitted enough without being bluky, but roomy enough for long sleeves underneath (for reference, I am 5'8", 135 lbs, #34-B). I could see this piece becoming a standard favorite, every Autumn and Winter.
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby tgd843 Beautiful, high quality sweater!
This is a great sweater coat for fall. After trying the regular XS in the store, I decided to order the XS petite from the catalogue, and it arrived very quickly (and the catalogue folks were great!). I was worried the XS petite would still be too big, but it is just perfect! So happy that Anthro is now carrying petite sizes (I am just under 5'3", 108 pounds, usually wear an XS or 0, sometimes S or 2). I would say this sweater runs a bit big, and the petite brought it in just enough for a snugger fit around the waist, shoulders, and arms. I love that it's lined as well - makes the coat feel more sturdy. The colors are gorgeous in person!
September 20, 2012