Rated 5 out of 5 by KitkatTX Love This Cardi!
I spied this cardi in store and fell in love! A few notes:
Fit: I am usually a small and had to purchase a medium in order to accommodate my shoulders and bust. For reference, I am a 36B. The measurements of the medium cardi are as follows:
Bust (armpit to armpit): 17"
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 14-1/4"
Sleeve length: 24-1/2"
The sleeves were a bit long on me, so I just cuffed up the ribbed portion at the hem. I chose not to push them up my arm because then the "varsity" stripe wouldn't show as well.
Styling: I found the colors to be as rich and vivid as the photos. The pom-pom trim on the front "bib" and along the bottom edge is a nice dressmaker detail.
Fabric: I found the fiber mix to be very comfortable. I am somewhat fiber sensitive and usually cannot wear merino wool, but there was no itch factor for me in this cardi. I wore it buttoned up with a black cami underneath and was comfortable all day.
The cardi is somewhat sheer, and I felt the need for the cami instead of just a black bra. I had a few pills under the arms after my initial wearing, but nothing that a sweater depiller couldn't handle.
I paired this cardi with the corduroy Painterly Pencil Skirt after seeing it styled this way at my local Anthro. A pair of gray tights, black suede wedges and Anthro's Blurred Blue statement necklace completed my look. I received many compliments. For a more casual vibe, I will pair this cardi with the Split-Plaid Tunic, jeans and boots. Very pleased with my purchase!
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by Kingjessie55 BEAUTIFUL & Unique...classic Anthro
I picked this up on a whim...I would normally never spend this much on a sweater but I wanted to try it on for the heck of it. I Immediately fell in love. I love everything about this. It is so beautiful and unique. You won't find a sweater like this anywhere but Anthro. It fits true to size but is definately form fitting. This can be dressed up or down easily.
January 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SquirrelsOnFilm Kinda blah IRL
Colors are not as rich & vivid as the photo's show. The black is black yes, but the red, ivory & blue accent colors are all matte, flat & a bit dull.
I loved the tiny little pom-pom detailing around the bottom hem (not very noticeable in the photo's so that was a fun surprise to see).
The fit felt TTS but if you are busty then it will & does gap at the bustline. If you size up to get around the gapping then the overall shape of the cardigan will be looser & not form-fitting like the model shot.
The material is a wee bit thin & ever so slightly sheer but you could get away with a black bra instead of a cami as the model is wearing.
Material might pill or rub thin at areas that receive abrasion (like armpits).
I found the material to be a bit scratchy (which to me translates as itchy) when I first pulled it on especially in the smaller of the 2 sizes I tried (medium & large). The smaller size (medium) fit closer to my skin & thus I was quite aware of the scratchy texture than I was with the larger, less form-fitting size (large). The scratchy feel let up a bit as I became accustomed to it, but it didn't take long before I became aware of it again.
I'm not willing to tolerate any texture annoyances anymore just out of personal preference - so if it scratches, itches or bugs me in any way touch sensory-wise then I move on to something else.
Totally bummed as I really really loved this in the catalog/photo shots but was underwhelmed IRL.
December 6, 2012