Rated 5 out of 5 by DLighted Wonderful fabric and design, a bit roomy though
These easy care poplin shirts are beautifully made. The fabric is truly easy-care. Keeps that new crisp look. I have several. For me I found size small ran too roomy though all LLBean tees and sweaters fit in a size small. I switched to the xsmall, and aaah! Fit great! The same was true for the seersucker variety.
March 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wideranging Like it but not the unrelated cuff & collar lining
Nice looking and well fitting though the sleeves are a bit long for me. Don't understand why they use entirely different material to line the underside of the collar and the sleeve cuff. The white with pink dots isn't quite so bad with the pink and white floral but white with pink is really out of keeping with the navy blue and white floral. Luckily it doesn't really show except to occasionally give a glimpse of white under the overlapping part of the buttoned cuff. The only possible reason I can think of for using this unrelated material is to save a few cents by using leftover cloth from some other garment. It clearly isn't a design decision. It seems a foolish cost saving measure. I was very glad to get these two blouses on sale at a greatly reduced price but I wonder if one of the reasons they had to put it on sale was this ill thought out cost saving measure.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mlong100 Fantastic fit
I am 5'3", 140 lbs, D cup bra, and this shirt fits great in the bust. That's frequently the problem area for me in button ups, but this shirt in Petite Medium is perfect. I bought the Black Watch pattern, but might buy in whatever else is available. I haven't washed it yet, plan to be very careful to avoid any possible shrinkage. Well done, LLBean.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BakingMom Hurray for sleeves that are long enough!
This is a gorgeous shirt, both in looks and feel. I have some shirts that I can no longer wear because they are too fitted, but this shirt is perfect. I ordered the mini check in white and it is the perfect fabric weight. So often shirts now are too thin and I don't want to have to wear a tank or cami under all of my clothing.
December 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KathyDC KathyDC
This is a nice, well made shirt. I usually get a small petite, but I
found that I needed an extra-small petite for this. It runs a
bit large. I bought two of them, one in each plaid.
November 29, 2014
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