Rated 2 out of 5 by Kate Bummed.
The moment I saw this sweater online, I was smitten, but I decided to try it on in-store before ordering it. I'm so glad that I did. I tried both the navy and chai-ish shades - the colors are as deliciously autumnal as the online photo would have you believe. But the sizing, fit, and materials...yikes. Wide and extremely short with no form or fit whatsoever. I'm 5'9'' and 120, and vacillate between XS and S, so I tried both - the XS width was formless but bearable, and the length was extremely short. The small hung like a potato sack width-wise, and was still far shorter that the photo would have you believe. Also, the white cotton shirttail is made of extremely thin, poor material, and when paired against the bulk of the sweater look absurd. If the sweater knit had been less ruggedly yarn-y and a bit more thin and fitted, and the shirttail made of a rayon or silk blend, this would have had the makings of a perfect fall piece.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allie perfect fall piece
i was so glad i went into my local j crew store to look at this in person. after reading the previous review my expectations were tainted, but i was happily surprised! this is in amazing piece! it fit beautifully in the small size, the xsmall would've been a little snug in the arms. i absolutely love the layered look and do not feel that the shirt tail on any of the color combinations look nor feel like cheap material. ladies, please go in to a j crew store if you can and check it out for yourselves, i don't think you'll be disappointed! it certainly looks better on than on the hanger.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sassy What a great idea
Finally someone has thought to make dressing easier by constructing this already layered piece. It is a great and easy way to be casually dressed with minimal effort. And the fit is wonderful. Looks terrific with jeans. Thanks JCrew!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AOTERO Perfect Fall Piece
I love this piece. I'm 5'6, 150lbs and the size small fit perfectly. It wasn't too bulky and the length was perfect-not too short, not too long. It's perfectly warm to wear alone for those low 60 degree weather days.
October 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by pittchick4676 Disappointing
I was so excited to try this on in my local store, but disappointed with the fit. Not only is the white shirt tail SO LONG, totally covering my butt, but it's thin and flimsy, and it easily wrinkled. I also found the fit of the sweater to be off. My usual size was way too boxy, and because the lambswool was thick, it didn't hang very well on my frame. I went down one size and all that seemed to change was the arms got tighter, but the torso still was boxy beyond belief. Very disappointed, since it looks so nice on the model.
August 28, 2014