Rated 5 out of 5 by dexters Quality & Style
I ordered this shirt in several colors and it's exceptionally well made. I love that the stripes line up along the side seams-I hate when striped shirts are off.
It is a thicker material that doesn't show my bra or make me feel sweaty. I live in Southern California and it's perfect year-round, except for our very hot Sept.
My bra straps don't show on the shoulders and I wear this shirt often.
I ordered an XS. I am 5'5", 125, B cup chest and it fits me perfectly.
May 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by doxiedeb4 French Sailors Shirt
I thought these were the same shirts that I bought some time ago. These are thick like sweaters. Too hot and they run large. I found them matronly looking. I have to send them back...so sad. I was looking forward to wearing them on vacation.
May 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by OakSavannah Old style was better
I liked this shirt better when it had long sleeves. The "3/4" sleeve is so short that it barely passes my elbow when wearing. Also, it seems to have gotten larger around the bottom, so it looks very sloppy. The neckline has gotten larger too, so my bra straps tend to show. None of these things are a problem with my first shirt from this line, but that shirt is probably 10-15 years old! At least the fabric hasn't changed -- still heavy and hangs nicely.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Phoenix05 Very nice shirt
I really like this shirt, as I do most of L. L. Bean's clothes. I would buy a lot more of your shirts if the sleeves were more accommodating. I generally take a Misses XL or a Women's 1X, but I have to go up to a 2X in shirts because my upper arms are too large for the 1X. Thus, I am ALWAYS disappointed when you advertise nice tops but only offer them in Misses sizes. I simply can't wear them. Please try to offer all (or at least more) of your tops in Women's sizes. Thank you.
May 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by sharon63 Perfect Summer Shirt
This is the first shirt of this style that I have bought but I have three of the 3/4 zip long sleeve versions (see my reviews).Such a nice shirt for this time of year.It keeps you warm on chilly mornings & cooler nights Love the 3/4 length sleeves.I bought size Large (5'5"-150#-36C) because I don't like anything too tight & it is roomy enough if I wanted to wear a tank top or cami underneath.The length is longer than the long sleeved version so it hits at the lower waist on me(which I like). Paired with jeans or shorts & flip-flops or boat shoes it is perfect for New England's spring/early summer.The only minus for me is the material is a bit scatchy but I think it will soften up after a few washes.I bought the cream/navy combo as well as the cream/rose combo.A friend bought the light blue/cream combo & it is beautiful also.
May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kaiserbaron Three-Quarter Sleeve Boatneck
I have most of the colors offered in this boatneck pullover. It's just perfect for wear with jeans, shorts, crops and cargo pants. The fabric is substantial, not see-through as are many of the fabrications I find on shirts in brick and mortar stores. It can be worn through most of three seasons in my climate. It washes well, with no shrinkage. It offers casual comfort without appearing sloppy or careless in your attire. I highly recommend this garment.
May 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Citydog Short. Shrinks.
I like the stripes and the cut of the neck. The fabric is substantial but clingy.
My main complaint is that like many LL Bean women's shirts it is far too short. I'm 5'8" and this was short to begin with when it arrived, but I convinced myself it was workable and kept it. After the first wash it shrank lengthwise into a crop top.
This would be a *really* nice shirt in what LL Bean calls tunic length.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Detailoriented Love this shirt
For reference, I am 5'7" and 128 and almost always wear a small in shirts/blouses. I ordered 1 of this shirt, in a small, and had to return it for an Xsmall. The fabric has a fair amount of stretch in it and the neckline was just a little too broad for narrow shoulders (showed a bit of bra strap). The Xsmall was perfect so I then went on to order the shirt in 3 additional colors! The cotton is very good quality, the stripes line up perfectly, the fit is great, very comfortable to wear, it washes easily and doesn't "bleed" (I opt to hand wash and hang dry most of the things I truly love, these shirts among them) and I've gotten many compliments on them. Very pleased all the way around.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blighty Jaunty top
This is a very comfortable, attractive top. It is a great length to wear with jeans/pants and is not baggy. The three quarter sleeves are perfect. I am a medium (10). The pink and navy is delightful and I am ordering the blue and white also.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Penny4yourthoughts Love, Love, Love the Stripes!
I ordered two French Sailor's Three-Quarter Sleeve Boatneck shirts and one Quarter-Zip Pullover to wear on a recent cruise. Both styles are extremely attractive, comfortable, and versatile. They look great with jeans or khakis and are perfect for traveling since they don't wrinkle. I am 5'6", 130 pounds, and long-waisted, and a Small perfectly fits me. Although the stripes are horizontal, the fabric and style create a beautiful slimming effect and the length is more than adequate to keep your waist covered without riding up. I wash the shirts inside-out in cold water and lay flat to dry. They have not shrunk at all and the stripes remain very vibrant. I'm very pleased with my purchase!
April 24, 2015