I struggled to justify this purchase for weeks and finally pulled the trigger while it was on special. My available closet cash made it quite affordable. This purchase was delivered quick and I instantly realized I had acquired literally a very weighty and warm option for chilly days ahead. I've ventured out twice now sporting this beauty, the "I love your sweater" compliment still echoing from perfect strangers of both sexes! I am not sure how well it will wash but it will be some time before I find out as it's oversized dimensions dictate it be layered over a lightweight base top. I am generally a size 4-6 and purchased the S. While an XS might have also worked, the sleeve length is perfect and I like the off-shoulder drape! "Boyfriend" styling nails it too minus the lovely MOD floral. I also thought I would go with the other color way but changed my mind at the last moment. I have another similar top in the same blue color family only made from lightweight fleece, so totally different! It's a good choice for me and it makes me happy! (I don't wear cropped styles either for a few reasons so I always rule those out, but can recommend this pattern in the shorter style if you like the cropped look. It has a nice neckline and would likely not be so heavy.) Thanks For Days it's a hit!