Rated 2 out of 5 by MrsRX oh yeah, I just LOVE to iron iron iron.
'washable' is a bit of a misnomer. I can't take these from the dryer - nor the clothesline - without a LOT of ironing, something I just don't have time for, especially in the summer. Lovely shirts, if you don't mind the work involved.
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BCJenn I don't normally wear collar'd shirts
I'm 52 & 5'2", 165lbs LOVE these shirts.
They're just the right weight for scorchy summers
AND white isn't see-thru.!
Back darts give a flattering cut/finish
Ordered 4. Wish I could afford one in each color!
Re ironing linen/NOT!
I wash and toss in a dryer for 20 mins. and hang right away or wear
damp. LLBean you've made summer a breeze
July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DianeE Perfect Shirt-my all-time favorite linen shirt!!!
I have 22 of these shirts. They are beautifully finished with color matched buttons, stitching usually found on more expensive shirts and can be dressed up/down or worn open with a tank/cami. The 3/4 sleeve is so comfortable.Please make some jewel tones like royal blue or raspberry and some vivid, strong colors.The pastels are nice, but more vivid colors would be great. These shirts work well for any figure type. They are semi-fitted, so they are flattering, but they don't cling at all. They wash really well and iron easily and quickly. I live in a warm climate and wear them constantly. For colder climates, they work well for spring, summer and early fall.
June 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by BeebeMaryland Disappointed, poor design details
I ordered the blue floral version of this shirt (as well as two solid colored ones) because I love the design of the floral fabric. As others have noted, the fabric is semitransparent, but I can live with that design detail. The first poor design detail is that the sleeves have buttoned cuffs. I didn't notice this when I ordered the shirt but that would have stopped me from ordering it; I don't need buttoned cuffs on a three-quarter length sleeve. And as it turns out, I find that the sleeve cuffs are disproportionately small for the size (and I don't have particularly big forearms). If the cuffs didn't have a button, I'd be unable to wear the shirt at all. The unbuttoned cuff doesn't look very dressy. The second poor design detail is that the bottom button on the front is about one inch too close to the button of the shirt; this spacing looks odd to me for a shirt intended to be worn untucked. I will keep the floral shirt for casual wear, possibly over a cami, but will return the other two shirts. I will have to purchase my linen shirts elsewhere.
June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NN4CR Light and Lovely
LLB has impressed me with the colors and design of this shirt. Often I applaud the quality and construction of LLB clothing, but almost never do I consider anything fashionable or cute. This definitely is a feminine, stylish blouse to wear anywhere in the summer.
Floral print is soft and a bit artistic-looking. Actually it's a two-tone pattern on white - coral and muted pink/red, darker than pastel but still light. A floral that is not fussy! Very pretty is all I can say, I love this look.
The fit and cut are easy, as suits linen, but not overly loose. Full, good-looking collar and cuffs - no skimping on them nor on buttons. 3/4 sleeves are truly 3/4 (not barely below elbow) which looks more streamlined with longish length.
I am borderline XL - 1X, and I got the 1X. I have room in it but not excessive. Being a larger lady, I fear wearing anything but plain dark tones. However, this pattern is not so bold to add "visual" pounds and the length is not so short as some LLB shirts.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeatrixKate Nice shirt.
Very pretty, and the flag blue is a gorgeous color. As I often find with LLBean clothes, it's a little big through the shoulders, but too closely-fitted in the bust to go down a size. I have broad shoulders, too, so this always surprises me. However, with this shirt, it's fine -- the extra room in the shoulders gives them a nice, slightly dropped look.
The flag blue coordinates nicely with the blue print washable linen skirt, by the way, so will make an outfit with the shirt unbuttoned like a jacket over a white tee. Before I ordered, I had a very funny conversation about this with a nice guy in customer service who tried his best to be helpful, but had no idea if the blues in the two garments would coordinate. Is it sexist of me to think that a woman would probably have known? In any event, they do go together, so all is well!
April 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by mport001 Beautiful but narrow across hips
I ordered this blouse in medium, in the coral print. It is very pretty and of good quality, but I can't comfortably button the last couple of buttons. I wear size 8 pants and am relatively wide through the hips. A different style washable linen shirt ordered at the same time from LL Bean is plenty wide through the hips- I think this one is unusually narrow for a medium. I am keeping the shirt and will wear it unbuttoned over a sleeveless tee.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Busyoldlady Perfect!!
I have a pear shape and wear a small to medium. I purchased this in a small and the fit is perfect. I got strawberry stains on the white sleeves and with a little bleach they were gone with no harm done to the fabric. Comes out of dryer crisp looking.
March 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daylilies Nice fabric
The linen in this shirt is a good weight (not too thin or too heavy). It fits well, and as advertised, though I would have preferred it to be slightly more fitted. The fabric drapes well, though, so it doesn't look too big or blousy.
August 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by meanjean skimpy and cheap looking!!
this was a disappointment. I returned it pronto!!!!
August 6, 2014