Rated 5 out of 5
Â by GeoInCalifornia 5 Star Competition on the Home Front.
This is my first Margaret O'Leary. I adore the chic pattern mix, so effortlessly spun into a classic collegiate cardi.
SIZE: I usually wear a Medium for non-Anthro Brands such as this one. After reading the reviews I ordered down to a SMALL. This fits like most Anthro Brands. I'm 5'5" tall, 135 lbs, 34D, 35-29-36, narrow across the shoulders, short arms for my height, with long torso.
FIT: Size SMALL fits a bit loose, but not enough to size down to an XS. Very small gals may be sized out. The sleeves are 3/4 on me, while closer to elbow length on the model. I wear a camisole underneath since the V neck is too deep for me. The easy to work buttons aren't evenly spaced, so it's a good thing they are black and blend in with the placket. The knit feels very nice, looks high quality, and is heavy enough to provide structure. The patch pockets are functional for small items, which makes this perfect for work. The slits in the cuffs are nice details. The hemline ends about 3 inches below my waist. There is nothing about the fit that looks boxy.
There really isn't anything spectacular or even unique about this sweater. What makes this piece special are the excellent design, high quality materials, and superior construction. The fact that it's 100% cotton and machine wash is icing on the cake. It makes a great work piece for skirts and pants, but can still be worn as a casual topper over denim.
I wish now I had picked up the original Navy/Red version. Tabitha (my favorite Anthro Brand Sweater designer) has some competition on the home front.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tibbey very nice!
I just received this today and could not wait to put this pretty,beautifully made,downy soft sweater on.I always wear a size 12 in sweaters with most anthro things.The 12 was perfect! This is sooo perfect.The color is a soft red and white trimmed in navy. Cute little front square pockerts.Have I mentioned how cute this is?I am going to mix it up with the Pilcro dotted pencil skirt for more fun!!This hangs beautifully without buttoning.but when buttoned there is no gapping.The buttons are also unique.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by halliegirl True to size and super soft
I read reviews on this cardi before ordering and was bummed the Med was sold out. I went ahead and ordered the Small and it was perfect, even with a blouse on underneath. I normally wear a 4 or 6 (b/c I have a 32DD bust). I can button the cardi w/o the buttons pulling. The small was the right size!
March 21, 2013