Free People Malibu Thermal Sweater - Women's

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When you can't afford a plane ticket to jet-set out to California, reach for the Free People Women's Malibu Thermal Sweater instead. This drippy thermal radiates coastal-inspired style with its laid-back design and generous scoop-neck, while the low-profile thumbholes and dropped hem offer a comfortable, layered look.

  • A drippy, laid-back thermal for daily wear
  • Generous scoop-neck assures a flirty look
  • Soft, drippy fabric offers a comfortable feel
  • On-seam thumbholes make for easy layering
  • Reviews
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Cute Thermal

    Definitely runs large, but a super cute flowy top that pairs well with jeans or leggings! It's great for the winter but I also rock it on cooler summer nights. A versatile basic that I am always dying to pull out of my closet.

    Awkward fit, but still nice

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XS

    From my wife:
    I am almost always an XS in Free People, so naturally I ordered an XS in this top. Surprisingly the arms are more snug than I expected and it's not as long as I thought it would be (some XS's are still huge on me). It flairs a little more than I would like it to, but it's still a good black basic to have in the closet. I especially like the thumbholes.

    Too Wide

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This thermal looked really cute and I was excited when I got it, but it runs wide. I'm 6' and it wasn't long enough and fits awkward. Unfortunately I will have to return it.

    Cozy but BIG

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XS

    Color is beautiful, it's warm--but like all Free People clothing it is EXTREMELY oversized. If you want something close fitting this isn't it--if you like swing/trapeze styling, go for it. It will be cute over leggings or skinny jeans and boots come cooler weather. Nice scoop neckline and front seam detailing with thumbholes in the quite long sleeves.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    Runs large, for sure. But this shirt is flowy, so very soft and has thumbholes, which is really the trifecta. I have both the Brown (more of a Brick Red) and Taupe and find myself wanting to wear them every day. I do wish it were a little longer in the back so I could wear with leggings, but that's the only complaint.

    Wanted to love it

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    I bought this for my mom for Christmas, as many reviews state, this shirt runs pretty large. We returned the original size for a size smaller, but even then it was an extremely flowy shirt and for my mom, just didn't work out. We really wanted this to be as cute on her as it looks above, but I think the style just wasn't right for her.

    Very cute but be warned it runs large

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I sent his to my mom for Christmas, we ordered her normal size for trendier shirts however this one was too large for her. We will be returning it to get her a smaller size and are pretty confident it will be the proper fit. She said it is very cute and she loves the green color!

    Cute alternative to a plain t-shirt

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This was purchased for my wife who said they are a cozy and comfortable alternative to a plain t-shirt. The thumb holes at the wrist are a bonus. The only complaint is that there seems to be variety in the length of the shirt when you order the same size, but in different colors. The black medium I received is shorter than the purple medium. It's not enough of a difference that it was a "problem," but it did alter the fit of the shirt a bit.

    Trendy Thermal

    • Size Bought: med

    Got this in taupe and i like how universal the color is. I dress it up w/ jeans and boots and I dress it down with workout leggings and sneakers. The shirt is long enough in the back to cover the backside..the sleeves are a bit long though. The fit is pretty loose and free flowing--like most Free People shirts. There is a lot of material to this shirt, I would like to have given it 5 stars, but it just makes it look a bit maternity-eque. The collar is a bit wide but with wide shoulders, it fits pretty well.It's still a cute-versatile-and unique thermal to add to your wardrobe.

    Great thermal top for fall and winter

      I love this top! There is a good chance I"ll be purchasing it in another color. The quality of the thermal is really nice and the perfect thickness so you're not super hot wearing it on a chilly days. The fit is awesome. Free Peoples loose shirts tend to run pretty big so I went with the XS. I am 5' 6 and 120 lbs. It also is super flattering and hangs well. My only negative is that the neck line is pretty big, so it tends to hang down pretty low, another reason why I recommend sizing down so you're not constantly worrying about pulling up your shirt.