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This sweater runs very small. I listened to the reviews and sized up as suggested however the sweater was still too small. My suggestion would be to size up at a minimum 2 sizes. This will at the very least allow you to wear layers underneath. I only sized up one size and I can't even wear a long sleeved shirt or any shirt that may be loose fitting. Also, if you have any concerns about length or fitting in the arms please consider the following: the length on this sweater hit about at the hips so if you like longer length garments to cover your belly this sweater will not be it. As for arms, this sweater is way too tight around the arms, which is why I can't even wear a long sleeve shirt with it. I'm a bigger gal but I don't really struggle with sleeves however this sweater is the exception. While it fits around my upper arms and lower arms it's just too form fitting for what I like in a sweater. Having said all of this the sweater is a great material and looks really great on. Because it is very form fitting I just use it underneath other sweaters. I hate wearing coats. While not ideal I also didn't want to go through the hassle of returning it.
I found this to be too thin, too clingy and depending upon the type of shirt/blouse you are wearing creates static cling. I also found this to run small - I have other fleece jackets...Columbia & EB...same size (3X) and they are much roomier, I can wear 2 layers under it. I guess it depends on the manufacturer. This is just my experience.
I ordered a 4x based on other Amazon essentials purchases. While this fits, you would not want to wear a sweater under it. Also, it is a little short for the size. I think most big gals like me like a jacket to come past our waste a bit more. I do love the zippered pockets though!
On most zippered garments (and I checked all I owned) the left side of the placket is the flat track one with the zipper assembly and pull on the right. On this jacket the flat side is on the right, and the pull is on the left. Not really a problem for me, but strongly right-dominant people will find this awkward.
This doesn't have a drawstring on the bottom of the jacket like a lot of fleece does, so it hangs awkwardly loose on the bottom. It would be way better if it had a drawstring. It is also way shorter that anticipated.
the inconsistent sizing with plus size products is always an issue. This jacket is styled nicely but the sleeves are to short and too narrow so hard to put something underneath and the body fits but does not allow much to go under it.
I am considering returning it since it is smaller than I wanted. I like my fleece on the larger size so ordered a size larger but is just fits a little snug fir my liking. Other than running small I really like it.