A lot of dance sweaters are made of acrylic and my girls and I are very sensitive to it. I was happy to find this cotton-rich shrug. Bought size M for my girls (8 years old, 50 inches tall, 50 pounds) and the fit is good with some growing room. They stay put during dance class and are a nice weight for chilly studios. Sleeves are on the long side, which I prefer for growth. We have both the pink and the black and both are lovely, color as pictured. My only wish is that the sweater cuff was a bit longer to accommodate thumb holes, and maybe offer a "ballet pink" version that is that peachy pink color, like the Bloch ballet slippers, and perhaps white! They wash up nicely - the tag says to dry flat but I put them in a small mesh bag to prevent stretching for both the washer and the dryer, and tumble dry on low until they're nearly dry...then I lay them flat to finish. Hope I can continue to find non-acrylic dance sweaters and shrugs. I would love to see a cotton-blend knit tie-front version with thumb holes too!