Rated 5 out of 5 by Dagny High Quality Top
The fabric in this top feels wonderful and speaks of quality. The workmanship is also very good; the top is neatly and carefully sewn. The only surprise was a good one - the buttons appeared to be white on screen, but they are actually a dark mother-of-pearl, which looks better with the black top I ordered. I'm very happy with this item, especially being able to get it in a petite.
August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFanCalif Shocked!
Can't believe I'm reading that you are discontinuing this top!!! It's my favorite, favorite top. Seriously, it's really hard to find a top that's comfortable, attractive, and forgiving. This is it. I already have two of them, and was about to order more, when I find the color and size I want is not available, and other customers saying it's discontinued. You'll be disappointing a lot of customers if you let this one go. Not a smart business move.
I hope you're listening, please bring it back.
August 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ComfortableinBean Wish they still had this in plus sizes!
I have loved these shirts! I have 3 in different colors and love them all year round. Alas, they no longer carry them in plus sizes. So Sad!
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sewing123 Awesome
beautiful blouse. Fits great. The red is gorgeous & with the roll up sleeve I can wear it all year. I have a dark teal, a very pretty light blue! I also have a stripped one. I love them all.
July 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandiebee My favorite shirt
I have 2 of these shirts - I love the color, fabric, and style. I went to order more and they have only the sale shirts in small sizes. I am so disappointed. Please consider bringing these back in a variety of colors - also the woman's sizes. Thanks!
June 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by hillbillyattorney Holes in fabric after one cold wash
Great fit, which is more snug and unlike the older ones by Bean. I ordered a size up in Feb 2015. I wore it yesterday for the first time, got a lot of compliments and the fabric really felt good. Washed it for the first time in cold water and it came out with two small holes below the pleated bodice. Good ole Bean let me do a quick exchange four months after purchase! Thanks Bean and I will hope that the replacement has a more substantial fabric.
June 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nammamachee quality not what it used to be
I love these shirts, but the quality of the fabric they use now isn't what it used to be. It used to be a heavier weight and lasts for years. The new ones I bought at the beginning of the year have had holes in them for months. My other complaint is that L.L.Bean keeps advertising this shirt when all sizes but s and xs are sold out. I would love to order more, but they haven't had my size for months now. This is not the first time they've not produced enough stock!!
June 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CarmenSandiego Great for pear shapes or small busted women!
I tried this top a year ago and it did NOT flatter. I'm 5'1", 112 lbs, 32DD with narrow hips. Basically I'm top heavy, but otherwise straight bodied. This kind of exaggerated my large bust and added weight to my petite frame.
I just gifted this to my mother and it looks stunning on her! She's also petite, slender but with an A cup. Whatever weight she carries is in her stomach and hips. This top balanced her out: made her look a bit curvier up top and slimmer down below.
I'm getting a few more for future presents (Mother's Day, Christmas etc.)
Botton line: depends on your body type!
The pima cotton is very fine, good enough to wear to work or a nice dinner out. I'd say the style is "dressy casual", if that's not an oxymoron!
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bschenen PLEASE BRING BACK THIS ALL TIME FAVORITE!!
With so many five star reviews and so many loyal wearers, this shirt deserves a permanent place in the Bean line. It's the perfect shirt: great lightweight fabric, great styling (3/4 sleeve and forgiving pleats) and superb comfort. It is basically what I live in. And despite the number I have, after so many wearings, they are starting to look really tired. I need more. Lots more. PLEASE BEAN, BRING THESE BACK. (Especially in women's sizes!)
May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomOfSix Favorite 3/4 sleeve shirt
Great shirt for casual and for dressing up with scarf/jewelry. This shirt is soooo comfortable, that I have bought additional ones for work around the house. I love that they are offered in petite and have multiple colors. I wish LLBean would not discontinue them, but also bring them back in patterns (and still in petite). I wear these year-around in Montana.
April 22, 2015