Banana Republic Ruffle Cardigan: Not Quite What I Was Expecting

Some stuff I ordered from Banana Republic finally arrived, of which I was most excited about the Ruffle Cardigan. I had tried on a size Petite XS in store, and thought, “one more size smaller should work really well!” So I skipped home, used a coupon code, and ordered it online (on sale!).

Hmm…I was a little off about the sizing. Here it is in size Petite XXS:

Top: H&M, size XS
The torso of this sweater is definitely running wide. Tsk tsk, this is no good. I like my sweaters nice and fitted, so back to the store it goes. Too bad, it had potential to be really cute. Petite Asian Girl had a similar experience with this same sweater in her post here.

I also picked up this sweater in grey, which I scored in maroon a few months ago. I’m keeping this cutie, which you’ll see pop up in an outfit post a little later. Excited? I know I am!

6 Comments

  • Reply January 11, 2010

    Anonymous

    So glad you mentioned this – I had my eye on the same sweater. Incidently, I'm surprised to see you in skinny jeans as you have mentioned how you don't care for them. IMO, your boot cut jeans look longer, leaner and a bit more mature.

  • Reply January 11, 2010

    Yin

    Me too–I almost bought this sweater despite a few reviews regarding its boxy fit. Thanks for the post!

  • Reply January 11, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Glad I could help you guys out!

    I finally found a pair of skinny jeans I like, but I've been neglecting them a bit. I decided to bust them out, so you'll see me in skinnies for a few more photo sessions. Thanks for confirming my love for my bootcuts!

  • Reply January 11, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    This shows how far 5 to 10 lbs go on a petite frame! I thought the PXXS was boxy, but on me it was nowhere near how baggy it is on you.

  • Reply January 11, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Hi PetiteAsianGirl – The sweater looks so much better on you! I'm jealous!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    PetiteAsianGirl

    This shows how far 5 to 10 lbs go on a petite frame! I thought the PXXS was boxy, but on me it was nowhere near how baggy it is on you.

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