Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5 out of 5 by VondelPark Runs small (semifitted -- not relaxed fit)
The description for this sweater says it is both relaxed and semifitted, which makes no sense in my J.Crew universe. Semifitted is the Jackie Cardigan (and that's exactly how this sweater runs); relaxed fit means closer to anything in boyfriend fit. Here's my J.Crew size chart: I take an XS in oversized sweaters, S in relaxed, S or M in regular-fit sweaters, and I ordered an L in this cardigan because I had a feeling "semifitted" was true rather than "relaxed" and I was right. (I called Customer Service and they had no measurements or explanation for the mixed messages in the description.) For reference, I wear a 6 to 8 in J.Crew. An M would have probably worked ok if I hadn't wanted to layer long sleeves under this cardigan and be able to button all the buttons without pulling; the L is necessary for layering. The "bold red" is a gorgeous orange-red.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MimiJ Great Spring/Summer Sweater
In reading the reviews of this sweater, I have to laugh because in talking about the sizing, they are all over the place. So here's my take to further confuse the issue: the sweater runs large. Not a little bit large either. Based on the reviews I ordered an L. I usually wear a M in J. Crew - sometimes an L. I am a size 10 bust and a size 8 bottom. The sweater came and I loved it but, truly, it was sloppy big. I returned to the store and tried on a size M - which was a perfect relaxed fit. Given that, it's an awesome sweater with a flattering fit. It's very sporty so probably not the best over a dress. I'm bummed that they sold out of the white but I bought the royal blue and love it.
April 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by avery bring back last years
I had hoped this was like last years but alas this is a longer slimmer version with the same wonderful material. It is not a casual enough cut for the material. Please bring back the cut from last year - that was shorter and boxier. Last year I bought smalls and they button up this year I bought medium and they don't button closed without gaps. I bought a white and the blue but am returning the blue and not buying anymore. I am keeping the white because it can be used dressed up over summer dresses.
April 17, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Debb fumpy and boxy
Really wanted to like these especially with the pretty colors offered. The material is really nice and well made, but the styling is fumpy and boxy. The pockets draw attention to your mid section and because it is not a flattering cut it just doesn't look good.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arbre Versatile--dress up or down
The reviews on sizing are all over the place, so I ordered my usual JCrew sweater size (XS, in the light grey color), and I'm glad I did. I wanted a summerweight cardigan that I could wear with dresses or with skinny jeans or shorts, and this is it. I've found the Jackie to be too short and fitted for multi-purpose wear, and the jersey (mixed tape?) cardigan was way too casual and way too long. This one is perfect. It has ease in the cut, so it's comfortable without looking oversized or frumpy. I typically don't button my cardigans, especially when there is a notched hem like this one has, but it is sized so that I could button it if I wanted to.
June 10, 2016