These cardigans caused a petite buying frenzy after this item review in the Alterations Needed Forum. These cardis are on sale at J.Crew, and when coupled with the promo code MUSTHAVE, come to a mere $21! This promo code ends tonight, so if you want to pick these up, do it now! The wool skirt I’m wearing is also on sale.
These cardigans are nice and slim in the arms, which I’ve found to be important for petite fit. Baggy arms make us look frumpy! They have a fun silk chiffon trim that makes its way all along the button placket and neckline, and come in the usual beautiful colors that J.Crew does so well. Seriously…I think J.Crew has some of the best colors ever.
Buttoned in my favorite “X” shape, the sweater looks casually drapey, but I wish the torso were slimmer. This is a size xxs, and you can see the extra fabric folds in the photos above, and take a look at how baggy the torso looks from behind…
Oh J.Crew…why won’t you make your lovely cardigans in petite? Or at least stop vanity sizing so I can shop like mad in your stores?
Even though this detail is in the name of the cardigan, I was surprised to see this…the button placket is actually silk chiffon! I like this detail, as it gives the sweater great dimension.
I also like this sweater open, but belted. This still creates my favorite “X” shape on my torso, but also helps to rein in the extra fabric.
See how the belt helps control the extra fabric from behind?
These would be amazing if the torso were a bit slimmer, but are still really cute, and for $21 a piece, I’m keeping them. I think they’ll also look great layered under jackets, and those colors are just too amazing not to add to my wardrobe.
If you’re as petite as I am, or even smaller, expect some bagginess in this cardigan, but ladies a size or more up could find a nice fit. One complaint I was reading on Twitter was the slim arms were actually a bit tight on some ladies, while the torso was still baggy, so beware.
Be sure to check out the review of this cardigan by Extra Petite, and keep an eye out for more reviews from other bloggers soon.
Anyone else pick up this J.Crew cardigan? What are your thoughts? Are you keeping it?