This sweater, aside from being a beautiful colour, is very soft, warm and easy to wear. It is somewhat oversized, I got a 2X (normal) and could have gotten away with a 1X. However, I love the size, great for leggings, and it has become my new go-to top to wear after aquatics, easy on, easy off, and warm. The neckline is perfect, can wear a T-shirt under or not. And it could be casual or a bit dressy with a beautiful necklace or scarf. I am not usually a sweater girl, so the fact I love this says something. I have yet to wash it, so cannot comment. But likely on cold/ gentle it would be ok, and lay flat to dry, maybe even try a delicate dry, inside out. Would recommend 100%, especially as I got it on a tremendous saleI More like this in other colours would be great!!