Rated 5 out of 5 by dreamwalker99 Well Made, Pretty
These wash up well, are a bit thicker than others, are well made, and have beautiful colors. I wear these with the sleeves rolled up. Not all of us bigger women cover our upper arms - we get Too Hot. These shirts are not too short, which many, many shirts are now.
Why, oh why, is there no 1X, 2X, or 3X in SHORT SLEEVES or even Sleeveless?? I have a large bust, but in hot weather I Do Not want to always cover my upper arms. Maybe I will buy more and shorten or cut off the sleeves, maybe even make them sleeveless.
April 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by SC54HI Heavier than expected for seersucker
Had hoped to this item would be a good 3-season shirt for travel on the mainland & elsewhere but the seersucker fabric seemed too heavy & stiff. Back it went, unfortunately.
April 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by sledmotor runs small
I usually wear a medium in LLBean shirts, but this one was tight in the shoulders and bust. Nice fabric and seems well made. I liked that it was not flimsy, but substantial fabric. The shirt found a home with my daughter.
April 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by CarmelShelley Why 3/4 sleeves????
fabric? - check
fit? - check
size? - Right on
design? - Why the 3/4 sleeves???? 3/4 sleeves are fine in knits, but this is "dorky"...too short, so it pulls on your arm when you bend your elbow... open the button and you need to turn up the cuff - now it bunches into your elbow.
It really needs regular length sleeves that can be rolled up for a good summer look.
April 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cam1st Should have known!
When a garment doesn't flatter the model pictured in it, one should know trouble is afoot!
Look closely at the photo here showing this seersucker shirt on a model. Despite the model, we can only assume, being slim and well-proportioned the shirt puckers and pulls across her shoulders (note the awkwardly placed top button, which is closed in the photo, too high for casual wear, but too low to leave open). The three-quarter length sleeves look short and tight (hard to roll up). And the rounded hem is unflattering.
Liking seersucker and in need of casual, hot weather wear, I went ahead, despite the photo, and ordered two of these shirts. They "fit", but, not surprisingly, are far from flattering.
Aside from the issues mentioned above, as others have said here the fabric is harsh and stiff for a summer-weight seersucker, and the buttons are thin, sharp-edged, and cheap in appearance.
How LL Bean's has changed over the years!
I've been ordering from Bean's for decades, but no longer frequently, and more often than not return the items I take a chance on. Yes, the company still does a handful of items well, but this is just a handful of the hundreds of garments it carries.
This decline is not just in the women's lines, but in men's as well.
My spouse is unhappy with a number of items he ordered this winter from Bean's. Although I suspect the women's line is more problematic, less reliable in sizing, quality of cut, fabric, and design than the men's!
My advice to Bean's, given the kind of customers it has attracted for years, and still, I think, draws, is to reduce the number of different items it sells, and to improve the fit, quality, fabric, cut, and consistency of sizing of the remaining items.
I'd be happy to pay a few more dollars for women's clothing that is better quality, flatters, fits, wears well and lasts!
April 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveMyCorgis Perfect
I received this shirt in white and immediately ordered in cobalt and mint. I know that I will also order at least two of the remaining colors. I love the seersucker material, it is high quality and is just what I remember my mother wearing when I was young. The styling is flattering and comfortable. I like that it is not see thru, so that I can wear it to work. This will be my new spring and summer shirt. One wish, I would love to see this material in loose fitting pants!
April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopperinmissouri Perfect summer shirt
I purchased 2 of these shirts last year and came back for another this year. The styling is perfect...not too long like a big shirt or tunic but provides good coverage. Like 3/4 sleeves too. Bonus feature is that the seersucker material doesn't need ironing.
March 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pancakes23 Fabric
The style and fit were perfect, however, the seersucker fabric was too thick for my taste.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BankerBren My 4th Essential Seersucker shirt
I love, love, love these shirts. The fit is right on, the material is cool, light, and durable. I bought my first one in 2011 for a road trip out West, and have added a new color each spring. They look good alone or over a coordinating sleeveless tee. With the three-quarter sleeve, they span the seasons in the South where I live. I highly recommend.
September 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by scinrb I wish it was more fitted
I'm not too happy with it, because it isn't fitted enough for me. The fabric is heavy, so haven't worn it yet in the hot weather.
September 10, 2015