Women's Supima Fine Gauge Floral Print Cardigan
Love the prints, hate the fit
Sorry, the quality of the cotton is a nice medium weight, but the tightness of the band at the bottom keeps it from fitting well, and the waist is not shaped at all, so it looks frumpy. I am 5'5" tall and wear a size 10. I got the petite size so it wouldn't overwhelm me, but that tight bottom band and loose waist just made me look fat. NOT the look I'm going for! Who designed these? Not flattering to the curves of the feminine figure. Looks good in the photos when worn by those skinny 6' tall models who weigh 115, but not on average women like myself. Too bad, I ordered three of them, would have liked to have gotten more had they been at all flattering to my figure.
December 1, 2013
More of a summer weight
This is a really beautiful sweater, no question about it. I got the eggplant floral. I only have two caveats: if you're cold-natured, you'll need another layer or two to stay warm, because this is not the thicker fine-gauge knit Lands End used to make. I wore it to work with one of the eggplant colored thermaskins and was still cold. My second caveat: even if you aren't going to layer, you might want to order one size up for comfort's sake, though it's not strictly necessary. Depends how tight you like your sweaters!
November 23, 2013
Nice but wish sleeves were longer
I bought the midnight indigo floral. It was even more beautiful in person than imaged online. Definitely should buy on sale though because not extremely thick. My only complaint is the sleeves are a bit too short.
October 25, 2013
Beautiful transitional print! Grab it while you can!!!
I saw this sweater in PERSIAN ROSE at my local Sears store....and kept going back to look at it! Finally decided I had to have it, even though summer wasn't over yet. Glad I bought it then, as the website shows it is not available in regular sizes at the moment. Fall is here, and I'm thrilled with this addition to my LE wardrobe! The colors are vibrant and the print contemporary. Looks great for work or not-too-formal occasions, very classy with a black skirt or slacks/black or white shell or blouse underneath. Here in the Midwest we still have lots of warm weather days left, and this sweater is comfortable and professional looking as we transition into Fall. I am 5'8" and 148 lbs, usually a 10/12 and the Large is perfect as I like a little room in my tops (looks more expensive and elegant than the tight stuff many people wear). I have washed my sweater - no problems!! Thank you LE for offering such great quality.
September 27, 2013
I love LE fine gauge cotton sweaters- this one is my new favourite. I am 5'7" , 140 lbs. and the medium is a perfect fit. All my other f.g. sweaters are size small. As our Sears no longer has L.E., it has been a
great help to call the phone center personnel. I ask them for the 'actual fabric measurement' around the
bust or hips to get the size right almost every time. Super friendly - even late at night, their time!
September 16, 2013
Beautiful and 100% cotton!
I bought this sweater in the indigo floral. It's a great look for fall and fits beautifully. I'm especially happy Lands End made this pima cardigan in 100% cotton. Please make more!
September 15, 2013
perfect print sweater!
Very happy with the print and the colors in this sweater--nothing dominates too much and it is a nice change from solid cardis! I am really glad that LE is moving towards a finer knit--you could move a bit more towards that end!
September 12, 2013
I really wanted to love this sweater - a great option with a skirt vs a suit at work. The pattern (Persian Rose Print) wasn't nearly as pretty in person, and it was much, much shorter on me than on the model. (I'm 5'4")
September 1, 2013
I bought this in the Persian Rose. This print took my breath away. The beauty of it is, you can wear a cami underneath that either picks up the red, the plum or the black. Many colors look nice underneath it. I love the fit of this sweater better than some of L.E. other cardigans. I purchased a cami with lace trim at the top of the bodice and it shows nicely. Some of the other cardigans I've purchased really aren't wonderful with camis/tanks because of their cut. I recommend this sweater. It is the most wonderful print for fall.
August 30, 2013
Gorgeous sweater for fall!
I bought this sweater in the Persian Rose Floral print, and it is gorgeous. The colors are very vibrant and rich - red, deep fuchsia, brown and black. It is beautiful with a black shell and black slacks or skirt. I am 5"6" and a size 12-14 on top, and the large fits well - slightly roomy but not sloppy. I would say it is true to size. It washes well in the machine on a gentle cycle - dry flat or on a laundry rack. It has lovely black shell buttons and is very nicely constructed. I love that this sweater is 100% cotton and not a cotton/nylon/spandex blend. Highly recommended.
August 25, 2013