Free People

Nightingale Cardigan

$108 retail

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Stylist Notes

Meet your new go-to layer. This slouchy, oversize cardigan from Free People is the answer to effortless style.

Size & Fit

This cardigan runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions).

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Straight, comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS:
LENGTH:

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric is very stretchy
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Athletic, Pear, Petite, Straight & Narrow, Full Bust body types
(Model's height is 5'10").

Product Details

Red knit (58% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 1% Spandex, 1% Nylon). Cardigan. Long sleeves. 34" from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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29 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(2)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2017
Like wearing a blanket!

If you need a sweater for a cold day -- look no further. Large, chunky, but still super soft. I tried to create a silhouette, but belting it just made it look more shapeless, so I left it as is. I was actually hot wearing it under my jacket. A great weekend winter sweater.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
November 15, 2017
Huge

Nice color, very warm and thick sweater. However it is enormous even in XS, and sleeves are too long and puffy to fit under my coats. I recommend sizing down as much as possible. Could maybe work as an oversize top layer in transitional weather.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32G
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 18, 2017
Slouchy Comfort

first off, i will say that like most free people items, it runs quite large. that did not stop me from wearing this everywhere! it was so comfortable and finding out it had pockets was a pleasant surprise.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
November 22, 2017
Love this sweater!

So cute and comfy! Love it and the color is perfect.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
November 25, 2017
Cute and comfy

Has pockets which makes it a little bulkier than I thought it would be, but was nice and warm.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
December 10, 2017
Loved this

Loved this!! So cozy and perfectly oversized. I ended up buying it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 19, 2017
I love this sweater.

So warm and comfortable. I wore it to work a few times and it was perfect. It it a bit more casual than I usually like to wear to work but Wisconsin in the winter is cold inside and out and this sweater did it's job keeping me warm. Highly recommend but order a size down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 167lbs
December 26, 2017
"Stylist Review" - The comfiest sweater ever!

This is a piece i'd never take off! Its the warmest, softest cardigan ever. I love the oversized fit, felt like a blanket. You could of course size down if you don't want as big of a fit, but I loved the big feel of it. The color is also so nice!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
January 9, 2018
Too big to wear.

This cardigan runs very large. I ordered the S and assume an XS would also have been way too big. I couldn't wear it out of the house as it looked too sloppy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 13, 2018
Big, warm bulky sweater

I liked the look shown on the model so gave this sweater a try for everyday wear and even bought a pair of Lucky Jeans with the fringed edges like in the picture. Unfortunately, the sweater reminded my husband of an "old lady" and it's super bulky sleeves were too large to fit into any of my winter coats. I ended up wearing the sweater only in the house, however since I work from home and it's quite cold where I live I welcomed being able to snuggle up with this big warm sweater around me while I worked on my computer. So, not as fashionable as I hoped though super comfy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Full Bust
January 31, 2018
Cute oversized sweater!

I rented this for a weekend away with friends. It was perfect for the occasion. I wore it with leggings. It is extremely oversized so not the most flattering but thats the look i was going for (like most free people clothes). I ordered a size smaller. Maybe could have gone down 2 size. Very comfortable.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 168lbs
January 31, 2018
My go to sweater!

Loved this!! Really comfortable, very versatile, will definitely rent again!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 22, 2018
Chunky, oversized cardigan; doesnt fit under coats.

Loved how cozy this is. Huuuuge oversized sweater (super long sleeves that bunch, but I imagine that's part of the point of this cardigan). Got a few compliments on this one. Nice, rich magenta/maroon color. Pockets were a nice surprise (though the sweater is so slouchy I was nervous about keeping anything but my hands in the pockets). Knocked off a star because it didnt fit under any coats (although I shoved it under a poofy coat, though it wasnt comfortable). Great for a transitional weather day, though. Weather in NY warmed up enough one day where I treated this like a spring jacket. Would probably rent again closer to spring or early fall.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
February 28, 2018
Comfy Sweater

Sweater is incredibly comfortable and the color beautiful but it is surprisingly heavy. Sweater felt a little too bug, like just too much material. Didnt lookthat greag on but at least i was cozy

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
March 3, 2018
So Cozy!!

Definitely meant to be oversized and cozy, loved it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 18
Age: 58
March 7, 2018
didny wear it

it was not what i thought it would be

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
March 13, 2018
Way too big... size down!

Wanted to try something different with this oversized sweater, but it was way too big! I would recommend sizing down. I had a hard time styling this piece. Yarn was soft and has cute pockets. Great color in person

Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 175lbs
April 19, 2018
Not quite as cozy as I hoped

This was ok. Definitely slouchy and a good color, but it wasn't as soft or cozy as I hoped. Also, the pockets were basically useless because of the placement and length of the cardigan.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 124lbs
May 6, 2018
Meh. Heavy and dumpy.

Just not an impressive sweater. Super heavy, the yarn wasn't soft at all, it's shapeless, and not in a cute slouchy way.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34F
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 24, 2018
Cute but huge

I am usually a med to large so I went down to a M. Not enough. This is huge. Even with the intended bulky look it's too much. Get it! Just size way down!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 11, 2018
This sweater was comfy, but looks a little worn

oversized I'm a 10 and the medium fit

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Age: 33
November 28, 2018
It fit great while 7 months pregnant!

Loose, but nice for a relaxed day look.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 20, 2018
Cozy but Bulky

I ended up just wearing this around the house. It was warm and cozy but too bulky to wear a coat over and it was freezing out. Pretty color!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Weight: 135lbs
January 7, 2019
This is an amazing winter weekend getaway sweater!

This sweater is so warm! The color is a nice dusty burgundy/cranberry, and the knit details level this up from a simple cardigan to something just special enough to be fun. It does run huge, and while I liked that in the body, the sleeves balloon in a way that makes them bunch up under my arms when I put them down. Still a good pick for a ski weekend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
January 12, 2019
Wore this on date night. Perfect.

It's the perfect oversized cardigan. I would go down a size from what you normally where because of this. I'm not a huge free people fan, but this cardigan is life.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
February 21, 2019
Too big

Too big

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
February 28, 2019
Huge but cozy

It runs super big but very comfy and good pockets.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
February 28, 2019
Too oversized

Way way way too oversized, even for an oversized sweater

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
March 11, 2019
Regular oversized cardigan

Cute color and comfortable knit, but otherwise a pretty standard oversized cardigan.

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