Rated 3 out of 5 by BeanieFromOhio I wanted to love it, but.......
I ordered two of these shirts.....one in a medium and one in a large, because I couldn't decide on a size based on the previous reviews. I thought the material and the colors were lovely, however the fit just did not work for me. I normally wear a medium, but depending on the cut of the shirt and the style I sometimes can wear a large. I am 5'4 1/2 and about 145 lbs. The medium fit wonderfully and I liked it very much except through the shoulder area. It seemed very snug and when I moved my arms forward (like if you had your hands on the wheel while driving) the material in the shoulder area and across the upper back was very tight. I felt very restricted and would be concerned about the stress on the seams. I tried on the large and it looked a tad baggy on me, and yet the shoulders still seemed very tight! If it had been bigger in the shoulder area I would have kept it since others had mentioned that there was a bit of shrinkage after washing. I returned both sadly. I do not have "linebacker" shoulders at all and usually don't have an issue with things being too tight in the shoulders and okay everywhere else. I think people with narrow shoulders would love this shirt.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by happymema Comfortable, cute, love the color.
Nice shirt, pretty pinkish color, very soft and comfortable at a great daily markdown price! I wear between a small and a medium, but the medium fits perfectly.
October 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HowdidIgetthisold Great for Tall People
I had great hopes for this shirt, and I knew I'd love the fabric. I ordered a size up as recommended in other comments, and while the shirt fit well, I felt like it was too long to look nice on someone who is 5'3" tall. I actually wore it to a casual event and when I saw the photos, I realized that it was dumpy looking on me. Otherwise, it didn't disappoint!
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana21 Big Winner
I own 2 of these shirts in the steel blue and ledge in my regular size Large. I'm an apple shape (42-37-39, 138 lbs# and thought the back gathering would make the shirt too form-fitting in the front but it didn't. It camouflages my mid-section perfectly and even gives me the illusion of a waist.
Not only do I love the fit but the length is perfect #5' 1") and so is the breathability, comfort and softness of the fabric. Washes well on cold, gentle and dried for just a few minutes on low in the dryer to get the wrinkles out then hung to dry.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeansRegular Don't miss out on this cool and comfortable shirt
I love the feel of tencel (linen not so much) so I bought 2 of these lovely casual tops, in blue steel and ledge. When I tried them on I was amazed at the softness and beautiful drape of the fabric--no linen itchiness here at all. The soft waist level gathering in the back did not create any clinginess or peplum effect. The shirts ran true to size for my usual regular XS. The top has a classy appearance and functions in more dressy professional settings.
I wore one belted over a straight skirt to work and the other loose over slim capris for a casual dinner, and both looked appropriate. The fabric is also extremely light and breathable for even the hottest summer days, which I really appreciate since I do not tolerate heat very well. A quick machine wash and brief dryer spin to de-wrinkle had them ready to wear again (without the dreaded ironing!)
I am waiting to see if there will be new colors out this fall, as I would love to order this shirt in deeper fall colors too.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdkSkiGirl LONG & LEAN - LOVE IT
LOVE this shirt - I have two - cream and steel blue and wear them frequently - I'm 5'3" - 125 pounds and got a Med. (36 C) - I don't iron but have touched it up with a steamer - I hope this tunic comes back in more colors!
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MTOD So soft!
I love this shirt so much, I bought 2 of each color. It feels like wearing the softest t-shirt you own, but it looks really classy and flattering, and the material is really cool. I'm allergic to ironing, but as long as I pull it out of the dryer as soon as it's done and hang it up that's no problem.
July 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PetiteCritique Not for me
I wanted a tunic length top to cover my pear shape lower half--so I ordered a M and also a S. Well, the Med was far too long (I'm a Pet S) and frumpy. And the Sm was too snug in the hips. The colors (mauve berry and blue steel) were too muted for me....but would be fine on others.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Londonfan Great look, quality and comfort
I ordered this shirt in blue steel, thinking to save it for fall, as I live in a hot climate, however it was so pretty I couldn't wait! I was surprised by how comfortable it was on a warm day--I put it on and forgot I was wearing it--to me, that means comfort. The fabric is a nice weight, neither flimsy nor too heavy, and the workmanship is top-notch. I washed it by hand in cold water and hung to dry--I measured it before and after and it shrank about a quarter of an inch in width and three-quarters of an inch in length--it still fits fine and looks great. Ironing it was a breeze. This afternoon, I ordered 2 more in different colors, so I think it's safe to say I love this shirt!
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by neurosurgerytech This is a Winner
I never would have picked this unassuming shirt, so I have my Mom to thank for that. She bought one for herself and told me to try it on -- wow! Extremely flattering. Fabric is a medium, sturdy weight but still breezy enough for summer. Shirt drapes beautifully, and the slight ruching in the back adds interest and creates a better fit. It is casual but not sloppy -- the overall look is classy, neat, and polished.
I ordered the blue steel and the ledge -- both pleasing colors and easy to coordinate with jeans or khakis.
June 21, 2014