CaliAtHeartwrote a review of Icebreaker Iris Sweater - Women's on December 5, 2014
I've been wearing Icebreaker regularly since 2007. Recently purchased the Iris long sleeve because of its tunic length. It's not a slam dunk for me .. lots of pros and cons to this item.
First, to clear up any confusions:
- The fabric is IB's 200 shirt fabric. It's not lofty. It's not RealFleece. It's not terry looped. It's the shirt fabric -- the same thing as the 150 fabric except 200.
- The color "Burgundy" is heathered dark purple. Equinox is heathered blue.
- Dolman sleeves are loose sleeves. These sleeves are regular sleeves. Regular IB sleeves.
Pros: I absolutely love the Burgundy color. It's rich, beautifully heathered and pairs gorgeously with an IB scoopneck or tank in the color Vivid. I also like that the item is tunic length. Covers my rear end with no issue. And when layered over (1) a linen tank under (2) an IB 150 tech scoopneck, I actually started burning up a little with this on. That's almost never happened before.
Cons: I have no idea what to do with the cowl neck. As another reviewer commented the neckline is cut very low. You absolutely must layer something underneath if you want to guarantee decency throughout the day. Unfortunately because the IB fabric drapes as it does the cowl neck looks very limp. It's cut too low to allow a different drape. Looks fine from the front. I think it looks silly from the side. But that's just me.
I like the purple color so much I will keep it despite the cons. Not sure I will keep the blue.
For sizing reference I'm 5'4" 125lbs 34 bust 29 waist. I've always been a small in IB, no difference for this item.