Fabulous top/fleece; warm, comfortable, stylish without pretension, "elegant" in its own way
I'm a Kuhl fan: great quality, practical clothing, with just enough style to make me look great but also look like I'm not trying too hard to look great, but am just a practical gal who loves the outdoors but looks great doing all my outdoor things. LOVE this top. I looked long and hard for the "perfect" new fleece for a winter adventure trip to Canmore (near Banff) and happily, this is it. I don't think it runs small; I think it runs true to size. I ordered S and M, and am keeping S. I'm 5 ft. 5 ½ in. tall, 28 waist, 32D bust, 119 lbs, fit and athletic shape (but for a 60 yr. old.) This top fits me perfectly, but if I was a much taller (like 5' 7 " maybe?) , I'd want a medium for longer arms (perfect on me now), and possibly for length (again, top is perfect for me.) The bust had enough room for me, and the shoulders are perfect (mine are broad naturally plus I swim, but they aren't bulky or heavy shoulders, just broad). But, if you are much larger chested (I measure a naked 35.7 inches), maybe at 37 inches , you might want to go to Medium. The top is elegant, and the way it is slightly longer in back is very flattering. It does not cover all the bum or front crotch are; this is not a "tunic", but if you are fit and slim enough, it would definitely look great with leggings too. The neck is a perfect height (and I have a very average neck, not particularly long), and it's a comfortable neck, too. Looks good zipped or unzipped. I got the blue, and in person, the color is not as vibrant as online (I do find that to be an issue, Kuhl, with many of your photos--the color isn't always accurately reflected, more so than on comparable other vendors' sites.) It's very pretty, though, but more of a denim-ish blue than a denim-ish blue with sort of a royal blue depth to it--which is what I thought it was. I love it, though. It could definitely be worn to work in a casual workplace with skinny black pants or jeans and a black boot. I am debating at this moment whether I should order another color...it's just that good. With my small, I could layer a thin base layer quarter zip, or a tee shirt under it comfortably, but nothing else. Mostly, I will wear this for apres activities--I have thinner sport technical fleeces for actual skiing, snowshoeing etc--and I will wear nothing under this or only a silk cami or long sleeve top if it is super cold inside. But one could wear it for anything. If in doubt, try it.