This is exactly the kind of basic layering piece that every pear-shaped woman's wardrobe needs. I bought it in the mineral - a grey with lavender undertones - and it blends well with a whole variety of colors. It is well tailored and has a kicky swing that really disguises my large hips and rear. I am 5'4" and weigh 158 lbs and the medium fits me perfectly.
Runs very big!
I generally get either a small or a medium because I have a small build but very large chest, but boy...The medium in this was WAY too big. Frankly, I just put in a second order for a small AND an x-small now, because I think even a small would be too large for my frame and chest. Would suggest ordering down on this one. Other than that, agree with the other review: It is one of those "basics" that works well with so much. Got a little swing in it, and will look great with tights once I get this sizing issue all figured out! Good price, too, now, particularly with the extra 20 percent off.