I"M 5 31/2" and always torn between buying a medium in petite or reg. length. This reg length sits just below my hips. fits well. I was expecting a delicate open weave, like some of my other open weave sweaters. The weave on this sweater is thicker. It looks like it is made with a 6-8 strand cotton crochet weave. STILL BEAUTIFUL and probably won't snag as easily as a finer weave. It can go with any casual outfit from shorts for walks on the beach to a dress for dinner out.