Rated 3 out of 5 by COActive Shrinks, if like loose order size larger.
I measure a size L but like loose fit so sometimes purchase tops XL. Decided to buy the L as experience with LLBean is small shrinkage (maximum 1/4") but this shrunk 1" in length and in width. Still fits, but not the way I prefer. Right out of the bag was the fit I liked. Am keeping top and will order more of elbow length sleeve in XL. Might try the boatneck top next. Like the sleeve length as it hides my upper arms. A 3/4 length sleeve is too hot for daytime wear in summer.
August 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by mardar elbow length tee shrinks
I was really excited to find a tee shirt with elbow-length sleeves. I bought a black one in June. Loved the sleeve length so much I went back and bought a white and pink one. After several washings the black one has shrunk from hip length to waist length. Unfortunately, purchased with cash and threw away the receipt so don't know if I can return it. Will see what happens with the other two when washed.
August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bdianne Great fit
I really love these, I have them in five different colors. They're great to wear to work or around the house. They are true to size, and the sleeves fall to my elbow. However, I'm 5'2" and as others have noted, the length does shrink over time. I find this to be the case with LLBean lately, they should add an extra inch to the length of their cotton tops. I like hip length, and have been ordering less from LLBean as a result.
August 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BiancaJagger Not offered in plus
Why cannot LLBean offer the exact same colours of every Pima shirt in plus sizes. Always.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sgettoit Attractive well-fitting blouse, updated proportion
This is a very pretty updated style with elbow length sleeves and new modern proportions. I am between a L and an XL, and purchased a white XL for slightly more wearing ease. Although I am 5 ft. tall, the length and neckline are fine for me.
I hoped to come back for more colors, but alas, other customers have beat me to it.
Please bring this blouse back again. Maybe I'll try the L in the colors that are left.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EllieinHuntsburg Love This Shirt All Summer Long!
This is a great shirt for summer. I have it in four colors and am about to order 2 more. I wear it with white capris almost exclusively and with the right accessories, I am ready to go. The fabric is soft and cool in warm, humid weather. I find it cooler than most tank tops I own and definitely cooler than any blends. I put it in the dryer until it is just slightly damp, smooth it out with my hands and put it on a hanger. None of my shirts have ever seen an iron. YAY!! The scoop is perfect for the larger style necklaces being worn this summer and the sleeves are just the right length for this grandma. Thanks, LL Bean, for a superior product!
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sharvo Almost perfect
I'm 5'3" and have been 2x and am now 12-14. No matter what my size was, it seemed pretty clear to me that separates that fall at high hip were more flattering than than those that fall at hip since the line there just draws attention to the widest part of a pear shaped profile. So I am a big fan of these in petite length and don't mind the shrinkage in body length but not happy about shrinkage in arm length ... small but noticeable. Nice weight for warm weather. Will re-order in clear (not muted) colours (light butter, chartreuse, orange-red, clear navy, light warm browns, etc).
Am deducting a star for general trend towards flimsier fabrics with more man-made fibre content which impairs wear life of garment.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SophiasGrammie Less scoop, please!
Bought this in white- my usual size. Very pleased with it except that an elbow sleeve top shouldn't be cut quite so low. Obviously (to me at least) that a person buying a shirt with longer sleeves is covering up. So many of the nice pima tees from Beans have sleeves that are too short for a "grammie". Couldn't we have some middle ground with sleeve length? I like a short sleeve tee to have sleeves that come just above the elbow. Some of them are so short that they seem almost like cap sleeves.
July 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by salliemae Love the material but not the fit
Bean's pima cotton is wonderful material, so soft with a nice drape, but I wish it was offered in a different style that was longer and more shaped. I'm 5'4" and usually take an XS. I ordered one size up and that helped the length a bit, but not the shape. I will keep it because I like the material and color but I won't order another.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DevotedLLBeanShopper Best Shirt Ever!
This is my "go to" shirt which I own in probably every color! The black especially can be dressed up or down. The sleeve length is perfect and the colors are great. It washes well with no shrinkage(always wash cold and low dryer). I hope LLBean never stops making this shirt. This shirt is good for all ages.
July 15, 2014