“ Brand: Forever 21 / Cardigan „
With all of the colder weather at the minute, there is nothing better than having a nice bit of knitwear to wrap up in and keep warm. I like a lot of the cardigans out at the moment but my most recent purchase was this striped longer cardigan by Forever 21. I love this shop as they do a lot of fashionable items of clothing and for a very good price also and I do love striped items of clothing. When I saw, this I loved it right away as knew it would be easy to just throw it on with anything and it would look good. When I tried it on it looked even better than I had expected it to look so it was a definite on my to buy list and I haven't looked back. APPEARANCE This cardigan can come in two colours, either navy blue with white stripes or navy blue with mint stripes, I went for white stripes as I thought it looked better. The cardigan comes in sizes S-L I went for a small which would cover a UK 8-10 and it fits perfectly on me, it has a length of 27.5" from highest point to the hem so it is a nice long cardigan and from the shoulder to shoulder has a 16" width. It is said to be dry clean only but a delicate wash will do for this definitely and also it is 93% acrylic and 7% olefin, that is about everything for the appearance of it and it has two deep pockets on each side which are a good size too. FOREVER 21 STRIPED RIBBED KNIT CARDIGAN So, the cardigan can be worn either buttoned up or open, I usually like it worn open as it seems nicer this way but it does have navy blue plastic buttons to close it if you need to. As I have said it has pockets on each side at the bottom which are nice and a good size for keeping items in and this is long sleeved but you can easily roll the sleeves up if you need to. It doesn't really have much of a neckline as it just kind of goes down into the buttons but I like it still. The knit being ribbed is great and it has a bit of stretch to it too and fits comfortably giving a nice snug fit and still shows off the figure as it isn't too baggy and certainly not shapeless. I love the length as it makes me feel comfortable when wearing it whether it be with a top and jeans, with leggings or with a dress, it is so versatile and a classic navy blue with white stripe can literally be worn with anything. I wear this to work but wouldn't wear it at night as it is too casual but it is warm and is a decent thickness without being too heavy on. I find it keeps me the right warmth and I like the weight of it, I have washed this on a delicate wash a couple of times now and have found that it comes out exactly the same size, no shrinking which is always a relief when it states dry clean only. It is fine though as being wool it isn't too much to worry about and no colour faded, it came out great. With this cardigan go for your usual sizing, being an American company sometimes you have to watch but with Forever 21 I always go for my usual size with their items and find them to be really good. You want this to fit well so you can wear a top with it or whatever but it still has some movement at the same time, I haven't found this to go bobbly or lose its quality and I wear it quite often. It is a well made garment and no colours ran in the washing process, it just washes well each time and I definitely don't tumble dry it, just hang it to dry. I haven't really any issues with this as for what I have paid it has kept me warm at work and looking fashionable. I'd recommend this cardigan for all ages really, I know Forever 21 is a younger shop but it does clothing that would suit everyone and a long cardigan like this is a staple to most. I have had quite a number of compliments since wearing this cardigan and it just makes me feel good, throw it on with a casual outfit and it will add a bit more class to it. It is described as lightweight on the website and as having a finished hemline and is a good price compared to other cardigans I have seen that haven't been as nice. I have found it hard this winter to see knitwear that I really like but Forever 21 seem to be doing well and this is another great buy from them. COST I purchased this in a Forever 21 store but it was for sale on the website also and I paid £19.75 for it which to me wasn't too bad at all and they do good promotions on their clothes as well. The official Forever 21 website is http://www.forever21.com/UK/.