Search the earth, but a more flattering sweater does not exist! The beefy, yet soft and stable Black sweater knit, always a flattering favorite, is only half the story! The lush, plush and generous Black Fox collar is another factor, but not dominating. The 39" length is ideal, elevating the glamour quotient as well as providing coverage and warmth. It's the CUT, in our humble opinion, that creates the always-desirable inverted triangle illusion. Pear shapes gain shoulder width and broad bums disappear. You'll call it magic; we call it our the most flattering sweater EVER! Permission granted to give it Winter coat status where weather dictates, but we envision wearing it out for dinner one wintery night soon.