Rated 5 out of 5 by celest Exactly as pictured
Lovely quality and style. Where else are you going to find a nice heavy t-shirt with such detail? I'm 5'7' and pear shaped. Usually the lower edge of tops cuts across my hips uncomfortably. I ordered a small and it fit perfectly. Not too long or too short. The neckline is elegant. The arms are skinny, but so are mine. This shirt is ideal for a certain body type. I don't buy many clothes, but when I do they come from Bean.
August 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stormydaze1953 Such a cute shirt but
sadly, I am returning it because after being washed and dried the button front placket puckers badly. I don't want to have to iron.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pokeyclown No Magical Shrinking Required
I call this my Grab 'n Go shirt, or my Easy Breezy shirt. It's so easy to wear - it goes with any and everything. The fabric has a substantial heft to it, unlike others out there. And those colors!
The dreamy China Blue is almost a blue violet. The Pink Hydrangea is a pretty pearly pink. Classic Emerald really IS Emerald green, NOT Lawn green. (That color goes particularly well with the "Navy Night" Wicked Soft Pants. In fact they all do). Plum Rose is a Never-Ending-Rose color, this season's version of last season's Raspberry Rose, but a bit more lush.
As for my title, how delightful it was to receive the XS Petite and it FITS - the sleeves, the length, everything as it should be. Even my biggest oversizing woe, the scoopneck, is perfectly proportioned to the smallest size. This particular style is slightly long, so it covers everything you want it to !
As an adult who was told that my bra size was found only in the children's department, the ever-so-slight but never-revealing gapping at the buttons brings a smile to my face every time I wear these tops. Since I have NEVER had a blouse gap on my tiny torso, I am delighted by that as well.
I would love to have one in Navy. I think dark colors looks especially pretty in Pima, particularly Navy. But you don't offer this basic,classic, and timeless color in Petite - and my plus size "cousins" have the same problem as well.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by woolspinner soft fabric
The fabric is very soft and feels good to wear. The color is rich and true. The length is perfect. The only problem that I have is that it is tighter then I like it through the bust area. The rest of the fit is fine.
May 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lilac12 Fit not good for me.
I like the quality fabric and style, but the seam doesn't lay flat at the bust on me. Unless I pull it straight when I bend down the front puckers to expose my bra. More of an overlay where the buttons join the front, additional buttons or simply sewing the seam shut to make it a pull-over shirt with the exact same detailing of buttons and pin-tucks would work.
May 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Somersetcntyshopper Comfortable, detailed and a good fit.
Good quality material that holds its shape. It has many details and is well made. Can be worn both casually or for a dressier occasion. A good choice for all body types. I have a long torso and the length is adequate for me. I like the conversion to a three quarter sleeve, because I have short arms, and the long sleeves are of more than ample length.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Impmd True, true red
Not only is this soft and comfortable, but it is well-made and a true red. Hard to find a red that is not orangey or coral. Too bad it has sold out in my size (XL). I was going to buy two more! Highly recommend if they restock.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ProudNanaof2 Nice detailing but....
I liked the added detailing on this top and based on sizing information (relaxed) purchased a medium which I found to be a tad too snug so I exchanged for a large- Sadly the large was too big so back it went.....
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lollingagging Perfect in every way
This top is wonderful. Fits exactly as stated, easy to launder, and best of all very comfortable! I love it and have it in two colors now!
May 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PetiteCritique Great fabric but sizing is off
Ordered my usual size, a Petite Small--fabric was rich and so comfy--but I did not like the stitching down of the tucks right across the bust line. Also it was too tight in the bust--sleeve length was good--but upper part of sleeves too tight.
I then ordered a Petite Medium---it was enormous in the chest--big enough to have been a Large--looked baggy all over.
It's the same old problem of inconsistent sizing and incorrect labeling of size--now Beans has a new problem of making sleeves too tight--I have experienced this several times and notice other reviewers have also.
May 8, 2014