Rated 2 out of 5 by speranza just OK, not great
Like some other reviewers, I found this style unflatteringly snug from the waist down. I liked the neckline in front, but found it uncomfortably low in back (and I would be afraid of sunburn in summer, as well). I will probably keep it anyway, but not order any more of this style. I would love to see more styles in the elbow length sleeve!
December 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CentFLAShopper Really wanted to like them
I ordered this shirt in 4 great colors so I really wanted to like these shirts -- and they had lots of great qualities. They were soft, good quality fabric, a flattering neckline and sleeve length. They looked great . . . until they got to my hips. I considered keeping them and opening the side seams to create a slit like I have on many of my other t-shirts, but the task seemed too daunting for 4 shirts at the price I was paying, so I reluctantly sent them all back.
I am not a large woman -- 39/29/40 -- but I'm recently retired and the widest part of my body is now where I sit, and I find that I need a little "expansion" slit at the sides of my shirts so they don't bunch up and look like a wave machine across my middle. There are certainly lots of us baby boomers buying Bean clothing, so maybe they'll heed the need.
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cslcth color
This color Barberry is bright red, certainly nothing like the swatch on the website. I will probably keep it because I love these elbow-length sleeve shirts but you should beware the accuracy of colors shown.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pamland Flattering fit and length
I've just received my square boatneck pullover in royal blue heather. I generally find with both Bean's and Pima tees that unless they are available in petite (and not many are) they are far too long for me - I'm not quite 5' tall. I bought the XS size and found the length to be flattering and the fit comfortable, especially on the hip line. The neckline sits well and allows enough room for a necklace. Love the colour and am about to order it in barbery. I like the deeper, more vibrant colours and would like to see more of them. These garments wash and dry beautifully, and well outlast any of the more expensive ones on offer in department stores - I just don't bother going there any more.
August 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by snowbird2013 Thank you for the longer length.
I have ordered and returned the pima cotton shirts for being boxy and SHORT. I love the length of this shirt and the elbow sleeve. Thank you for listening to the many reviews that I have seen complaining of the short length of the llbean shirts. I will definitely order more, but would like more mid tone colors.
August 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CTShoreGal Beeswax Yellow?
I like the cut and style of the shirt, and the fabric is comfy. But the 'beeswax yellow' is more like 'french mustard'! . It is a deeper, muddier yellow than the online color, and most uncomplimentary to my skin tone. I also have one in 'peach', which is fine.
July 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OlderInPurple Frustration
I LOVE the style of this shirt, with the square boat neck and elbow sleeves. There isn't a color offered that I can wear (July 2014). The few that aren't strong or harsh are pale. I could imagine buying several in medium-soft greens and blues and purples. Based on other purchases in this line, I would recommend these to a friend whose coloring could support the strong tones.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NativeSoutherner Great top!
I bought this top in red size small. I am 5' 4" and around 130 lbs and it fits great. The length comes to the point just above where my leg joins my hip (I am long torso and short legged) It can be tucked in or worn out like a tunic. It is slightly fitted. The neck is very flattering and can be dressed up with jewelry/scarves or left plain. The sleeves come to just above the elbow. The fabric has a good feel and is not cheap looking. I like this top so much that I am trying to decide what color to buy next. This shirt will be a great addition to your closet!
July 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by wildflower55 Not for Southern girls
The review I had read of this item said the sleeves were tight. I concur. The sleeves are tight. The shirt is so cute in the picture and when you take it out of the package. With the temps running over ninety degrees and high humidity there is no room in the sleeves for any air so you know going outside would be miserable. It is tight to the skin. So from the mid Atlantic to the deep South this item is not good for the summer. I have not decided whether to return the shirt immediately or keep it and try it on again in cool weather. I hope LL Bean stops production and modifies the sleeves and then brings it back. Would not hurt to check the overall measurements of the shirt as compared to similar shirts Bean has on the market to be sure it is just not the sleeves. Nice color and could be a terrific product for many years.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LCCLMommy8 NICE
I am very excited to see these new LONGER LENGTH tops! That is a fantastic update that I wish LLBean would make to all of their tops. The color choices are beautiful! I only wish this was offered in plus sizes. =( I very much hope that will be an option in the near future.
July 9, 2014