Monday, November 12, 2012

J Crew - giant bow sweater

J Crew's giant bow sweater (32831, $98) runs XXS - Xl. It comes in mist black (pictured) and burgundy black.  45% viscose, 25% wool, 23% nylon, 8% rabbit hair

Size L - There was only one L and one XXS to try. I guess this is a popular one. I would probably take a M in this. Who remembers those angora sweaters in the 80s? This isn't like that. However, the rabbit or angora content leaves hair sitting on top of the sweater, similar to the ones in the 80s.

 Sleeve length.

The Feeling
I like the concept. I'm not in love with the design of the bow. The rounded collar makes it look a little more crewcut than woman. I like the creme color & black. The sweater felt comfortable and would probably look cuter when styled. That's about all I got for ya. I keep falling asleep at the computer.



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12 comments

  1. Does anyone else think that rabbit hair is a bit of a weird sweater ingredient?

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    1. Tabitha - I had a moment of sadness for rabbits when I tried it on. However, I am used to angora containing rabbit hair.

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  2. Not really Angora is spun into yarn, I think this sweater will be very itchy though

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    1. Kate - Thanks for chiming in. I forgot to mention...I didn't find the sweater itchy and I can be sensitive at times.

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  3. Gigi, you hit the nail on the head with the comment this is more crewcut than woman. At least for me. I'd feel silly and juvenile wearing a great big bow like that.

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    1. Desert Flower - I love big bow and I cannot lie. ;) However, some of them just don't work. I think it may be the way they shaped the collar graphic. I like Peter Pan collars, but not always on me. It can look juvenile, like a school uniform. I think that's the deal. I ordered it w/the recent 25%, but I'm not sure I'm keeping it. The Peter Pan trompe l'oiel looks better in this Frenchi polka dot sweater from B.P. Nordstrom.

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    2. I second what Desert Flower said. It's too juvenile. A nice, delicate bow like they had on the Farrow bow top would be better.

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  4. I ordered this and was really excited, but I think I may return it. I found a super cute gray and black sweater with bows on it in the J Crew store today. I loved it, and I don't need two new bow sweaters.

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    1. Jessica - I think someone recently shared a pic of that sweater. I haven't seen it and will be on the lookout for it. Thanks for chiming in.

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  5. I saw it today and it didn't speak to me. I think it is darker IRL than online/ in pics.

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  6. I thought this was cute and figured it would go fast. I'm gonna pass on this one though:) Thanks for the review though Gigi!

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  7. I want to love this sweater. Saw it in the store, and in a moment of crewlade weakness I bought it. But now, I have NO CLUE how to wear it, besides with skinny black pants and skyhigh heels. Any styling suggestions?

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