Rated 3 out of 5 by Pumelo Too big
The pros: nice material, high quality workmanship, nice color
The cons: huge and boxy. This is supposedly slightly fitted, and petite XS usually fits me beautifully. But the shoulder for this one even in that size were wider than my shoulders and the whole thing was big.
Conclusion: order a size down (though for me that is no help).
I can't wear LL Bean pants anymore because it is too huge, and now I can't wear LL Bean tops too? In the past when I mentioned this to LL Bean, the suggestion was to order from the Signature line. But for someone my age, I would just look ridiculous in those cuts.
November 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1Smithieshopper Short -
Short blouse with printed fabric lined collar/cuffs.
Weary of flashy contrasting linings.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KF37 Wonderful
Have the mini checked, white check and fiery red. I love them, wash, dry well and look awesome alone or with a sweater.... Small is true to size..... hope they make more colors.....
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TamelaJan Perfect weight for Fall
This shirt has been perfect for the early Fall cooler days weather. The material is slightly thicker than my summer shirts but wears cool.
October 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by loverockies More than "slightly" fitted
I purchased the striped version of this easy-care stretch poplin shirt. My comments are addressed to the fit, not the quality, which is excellent. Bean's description of the three types of fit implies that the difference is in how closely the shirt fits to the body. Not so -- it's more like a difference in general size. The medium petite in a relaxed fit shirts fits me well, no problem. But I was 1-2 inches away from even being able to button the medium petite in this "slightly fitted" shirt. I wish Bean would clarify this, but until then, Order Up a Size. I wish I could, but no Ls left!
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoodBuyGirl Wonderful easy-care shirt!
I have ordered from LLBean for myself and my husband for years. As usualy, the quality of this shirt was very good and it requires little care. It is a lovely print and the slight fit makes it more feminine. I would definitely order this shirt as a gift, too!
October 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by shirttail mini check--- lovely---but oh those awful buttons!
I really love the mini check spruce and the wild aster shirts, but both have those awful white buttons. I changed the buttons on both and now the shirts look like quality shirts. The white buttons made them look real cheap.
I am surprised that a company like LL Bean would approve something like those awful buttons. Perhaps costs less for them to make all buttons white??
Still the only company I will buy from. Most things are quality and the service is the best one can imagine.!
September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Racram WRINKLE RESISTANT MINI-TARTAN/EASY CARE MINI-CHECK
I wore the Wrinkle-Resistent Mini-Tartan shirt in the Ayrshire today and it reminded me how much I like this shirt. It drapes beautifully, stays wrinkle-free all day and feels wonderful on. Some of the shirts are too fitted for me. I prefer my shirts and tops a little bit loose. I bought a large so it wouldn't cling anywhere. I'm 5'2" about 145. The sleeves may have been a little long, but I wore it with the cuff unbuttoned and turned up and they were perfect. I wore it out over dark blue jeans & got a very slimming effect. I was comfortable and looked well dressed -- albeit casually so. I'd recommend this shirt to anyone. The "Wrinkle Resistant Mini-Tartan" shirts aren't available anymore, but the "Easy-Care Mini-Check" ones are. I'm hoping they're the same fabric because I just bought two of them!
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtbjane A perfect shirt
I am loving the fit on this shirt! I ordered the xs in regular although I am 5'2". I prefer the longer length of regular sizing. The sleeves are a bit long, but there is contrast fabric inside the cuff so I want to wear my sleeves rolled up to show the contrast.
The shirt fits me perfectly. There is a lot of stretch so it doesn't pull. I machine wash in cold and dry on low setting. I still iron the shirt since I am very picky about little wrinkles.
The floral print is very dainty and I like to wear a denim jacket with white jeans for a casual look or a navy blazer with jeans for a more formal look. I roll up the sleeves of the shirt and jacket/blazer for more styling.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TorontoGirl Perfect Shirt
I have collected 4 Easy-Care Stretch Poplin shirts in different prints over the past couple of years, and I like them so much that I am slowly replacing all of my button-down work shirts with them. They come out of the dryer ready to wear; the colours have stayed bright after many washings; the cut is flattering; and they are comfortable. I have just ordered 3 more. Keep up the good work, L.L. Bean!
July 31, 2014