Rated 5 out of 5 by LoneWriter Wish I had bought more than one
I love this shirt, and I wish I had not waited so long to buy it. So many wrap tops cut across the bust in an unflattering way, leaving excess (gaping) fabric, but this style is neat and trim. The empire waist adds a touch of structure and shaping, and the flowy A-line bodice is A+. I also like the ruching on the shoulders. I found this top ran true to size (fitted). The V opening is somewhat deep, but I can wear a thin camisole underneath. I hope Bean brings this top back next spring in more colors--I would love it in Bright Navy.
October 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by LaBibliotecaria Lovely
This is a lovely top. The fabric is made of good quality and paperwhite/ink black is a beautiful color. Following the advice of other reviewers, I ordered one size up from XS to S. What a mistake!!! It fits so loose that it looks like a nightshirt on me. There is no way I can wear it in public. Sadly, I will have to return it. I am sure XS would have been perfect on me. For reference, I am 5'3" 125 lbs.
December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bimmer Favorite Top
I had been hesitant to order this top as some of the reviews mentioned it ran small. I ordered it in my regular size, XL, and was thrilled that it fit perfectly! I can see how the top might seem small to someone who is used to a looser fit, but I like my tops very fitted and this was perfect. Love the look and the soft fabric. This is my new favorite top from LL Bean.
December 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Travlee Nice material & design
I ordered this item in a pretty black and white print and in the Deep Raspberry. After reading others reviews I ordered a large instead of a medium and I'm glad I did because it does seem to run a tad bit small. The fabric is soft and silky with a nice amount of stretch. The neckline is a bit gaping so I did have to pin it shut. One note about the raspberry color, I was hoping it was the deep color shown on the model; however, if you want to get a better idea of the color you need to click on the color swatch with the picture of just the shirt, that is much closer to the color of the shirt I received. Still a nice shirt that looks good enough to wear to work but casual enough to wear with jeans. I do wish they made this item in more colors.
November 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by zenlife Beautiful top
It fits great but was too low neck for me, so had to return.
November 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JesGL Just bought a second shirt
I bought one in black (XL) about a month ago and loved it so much that I am buying a second one. The fit is great; it is flattering and comfortable (it is a little lower than your typical LLBean shirt, which for me is a huge benefit since I hate high necklines). It can be dressy or casual depending on what else you wear. The fabric somehow feels heavy (rather than thin) but is still cool. That with the three-quarter sleeves makes it the perfect shirt for early fall or overheated offices.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holacat Cute for dress up or down
I bought two of these. One in black and one in the bright pink. They are very flattering and can be worn with nice pants for dressy or with jeans for a nice casual look. The V neck is modest but flattering. I would buy more if there were more colours offered.
October 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vivi2 So Cute and Wonderful Fabric
Too bad the first one I ordered accidentally got into the dryer on high heat with towels. I liked it so well I wore it even though it had shrunk. Then I decided to order another one. I would love to see this with a little more room so if that happens again it wouldn't be too tight. Also, would love to see this in a lot more colors.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by me15 Nice fitting shirt for work and play
This fabric and cut is really nice because it is stretchy but not clingy, and wash-and-wear. It is also quite breathable and I stay cool in it. The fit is flattering along the sides for a little bit of muffin-top, might not work for more than a little. The cross-over v-neck is just right: not too low to wear to work and not too high to feel like its choking. The sleeves are fitted and therefore don't take up much space under sweater sleeves, which is also nice. After reading other reviews, I did size up from S to M and it did shrink every so slightly after a wash and dry. For reference, I am 5'4", 155 lbs., athletic build, and have size 8 pants and 36B chest. I'm wearing the Medium regular right now after washing and drying and it is perfect on me.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TraceyCanada Very Comfortable; Great Fit
Dress it up for work - Dress it down for the weekend. I have a couple of accessories made out of turquoise gemstones that are a perfect complement to this colour.
I read the reviews that say this shirt 'runs small'. It is clingy and stretchy but I ordered based on my measurements (chest 44" = XL) and it fits perfectly. Washed and dried very well...no shrinkage to speak of and the colour is still vivid.
The Blue Pine is lovely but I wish it came in more colours! I'm tempted to buy the black version too but I have way too much black in my closet already. *sigh*
April 20, 2014