Editor’s review of Old Navy UltraLite Bolero Cardigan Sweater I


If you’ve come across my reviews before, you know very well that I’m a big sports fan. Few things make me happier than a pair of stylish, functional leggings or a simple jumpsuit, and I’m *always* looking for new, comfortable additions to my wardrobe. So when I saw the UltraLite Bolero Long Sleeve Cardigan ($25) pop up in the brand’s new products section, I was intrigued to say the least. If I’m being completely honest, this bolero jacket was a risk for me. The cropped style brought back memories of the cropped styles I wore in middle school (which makes me cringe), but I loved how it looked on the model: sleek and modern. I added it to my cart in my usual size, medium, in the pale shade of blue called “Silver Sage”. My honest thoughts, ahead.

What I love about this bolero jacket

It’s made from 62 percent polyester, 33 percent rayon, and 5 percent spandex, three materials that are equal parts soft and stretchy. Slip on when you need a little something extra to keep your arms warm – or bring it with you when you’re not sure if you’re going to get cold. I took it for a test flight and found it to be great for travel. It took up virtually no space in my carry-on and was in the clutch when my hands took a beating on my intense air-conditioned flight.

What is worth noting

I am obsessed with how comfortable this bolero jacket is. If you’re completely new to the silhouette, this is a great cut jacket. But having experienced this one, I’d say it’s more accurately described as a shrug, as it’s more relaxed than structured, reminiscent of a light cardigan.

At the time of writing, this jacket has no rating below four stars, which doesn’t surprise me since it’s so cozy. One thing to note though is that the sleeves are a bit longer than I expected, but I found that the thumb holes are there to ensure a comfortable fit.

Who is this bolero jacket suitable for?

This bolero jacket is a stylish and practical option for slipping on when you want to keep your arms warm without the need for an extra layer.

  • This bolero jacket is available in a total of three colors.
  • Available in sizes XS-4X.
  • To maintain its shape, machine wash on cold and dry.


Image credit: POPSUGAR Photography / Marisa Petrarca

UltraLite Long Sleeve Bolero Cardigan

UltraLite Long Sleeve Bolero Cardigan

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