I bought the Raspberry coatigan in an XL Petite, based on other reviews. Though the material stretches somewhat, I wouldn't call it 'stretchy' -- so I'm glad I went with the XL because a Large would have been too tight on my upper arms. I wear a Large for dresses, but XL for blazers, jackets, and coats because of my upper arms -- so if you're the same, I'd go with the larger size. I rated the sizing as "just right" based on my own personal need to buy an XL for outerwear. I'm 5'3" and the XL Petite hit me a few inches under my rear, and the sleeves were a good length. The Raspberry colour is lovely, but more muted than expected. Still, it's lovely, textured, cozy, and will do well in Spring and Fall weather. I love the pocket placements and wish more coats, cardigans, etc. had them ( rather than the in-seam pockets).