Sweater: Gap Solid Cable Crewneck Sweater sz XSP, folded under (5 colors) Skirt: YesStyle (old)
When I arrived at my parents house, one of the first few sentences out of my mom's mouth were: "Did you order me a J.Crew lady day coat?" and "I want one of those Gap cable sweaters." After recovering from the initial shock (my mom is a fabulous cook, but our tastes in clothes are like day and night. For example, just yesterday she was trying to convince me this looks good), I happily got her a coat and chatted about the sweater fit.
Gap Striped Cable Sweater - sz XSP, 2 colors, much cheaper in-stores the last I checked.
I apologize for the belated review on these. In short, the quality of the sweaters is good for the price, however I returned both because of the length and the color options. Continue reading for more photos...
Fit: This sweater fit similar to the J.Crew kids size 14 I reviewed, except the sleeves were slimmer than the kids fit. The torso is boxy just like the kids and goes almost straight up and down. The length (please note I have it tucked under in most of these photos) hits almost past my hips, but because of the thicker material, it doesn't drape as casually as the J.Crew kids 14, and instead looks bulky. This is especially evident in the back view, where the sweater keeps trying to ride up because of the length:
Side view with the sweater tucked into my skirt. A cute look, but I know this won't stay in place neatly:
Measurements: My Petite XS measured 16.5" across the chest, 15" across the bottom, 21" length, and 22.5" sleeve length. Again, nearly identical to the J.Crew kids 14 but with slimmer sleeves.
Material: The material of this Gap one felt nice and itch-free against my skin, unlike the J.Crew mohair blend. The weave is medium-heavy in weight, and is smooth. 45% nylon, 28% acrylic, 27% wool blend.
Colors: This is where I really wish Gap, BR, and even Ann Taylor would step up to be more like J.Crew. There are 5 solid color options and I don't love any of them. Where is basic navy? Or classic camel? Although the teal blue is nice, it's not versatile for me. I personally liked the rugby-esque striped version better than the solids, but the area where the black and white lines meet is uneven (see below pic) and bugged me.
Value: I got both sweaters for $30 during this sale and have seen them go down to $16 online. Regular sizing will probably go even lower in-stores. If you don't mind the colors and longer length, then this is a nice warm sweater at a great value.
Here's how it looks with jeans (Seven Gwenevere legging jeans in 24), folded under w/ an untucked blouse:
If you're looking for a more fitted cable sweater, I'm curious how Ann Taylor's version runs. Sizing comes in petite and regular, from XXSP - XLP, and it has 60% wool content. Right now this is 50% off with WINTER50 and comes in five colors:
Readers - Did anyone else get this Gap sweater? What are your thoughts?