I love this top! I ordered a size medium and it fits very true to size- it fits me perfectly! If you are looking for a more oversized baggy look though, I would probably order a size up. The front goes up where the tie is, but that's to be expected. It's not so high that it looks bad or awkward. The fabric of this is very soft and comfortable! I wouldn't necessarily call this a sweatshirt, more of a thick shirt made of what seems to be maybe a cotton like fabric(don't really know my fabrics). It's also quite warm, perfect for fall and winter! The color is slightly lighter than the picture, as you can see in my pictures- but it is still an army/olive green. It took about 13 days to arrive.