DEFINITELY go up a size. I read reviews and many of them said to go up a size and I’m so glad I did. It fits just right, so if you want it a little looser then you might want to go up two sizes. I’ve washed in the washer machine and haven’t had any damages, but I have not dried it in the dryer because I didn’t want it to shrink so I leave it out to air dry. Embroidery is great, no one can tell it’s not authentic and overall very happy with my purchase! Excuse the lint, I currently have it air drying.