Rated 5 out of 5 by SEMinnesotaMama A tank even I can wear
For those of us with plenty on top, tanks are often uncomfortably clingy or too much beach wear to be useful in a mature wardrobe. This one is a lovely fabric that looks great on it's own, or under a big shirt or a vest. It's nice to be able to layer it, and know that it can stand on its own if I need to cool down a layer. Lovely shirt!
November 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeansRegular Updated Review
I originally reviewed this top on August 3, 2014, stating that in my usual XS size, the top of this tank top was too tight and the bottom hip area too wide. I was planning to return the XS for an S, which I did. The S arrived and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the top half was now comfortably fitted, without any binding, and the armholes were not too large or too loose (as I had feared). The hip area did not seem to be any wider/larger than in the XS, so the top overall fit much more symmetrically. It is a definite keeper in the Small for me.
With that in mind, I feel that this top would probably fit most women who are fairly hourglass in shape, or more hippy, if purchased in one size larger than their usual size. I am keeping this top in the size S in the Mallard Green, and will likely be ordering the Rose and Indigo in size S, as they are deliciously soft and not thin or see-thru, and make lovely stand alone or layering tanks.
At the sale price that they are at now, this is an irresistible buy.
November 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarinaMama Loved it except too tight on top
I'm another purchaser who returned this gorgeous top because it was too tight in the bust (34DDD). Otherwise I loved it, inspite of the previously noted hourglass cut, which was actually kind of cute and drapey on me. Fabric, color (beach rose), and even the length (long) were nice. But if something is too tight in the bust, it also shows "bra bulge" in the back, which I don't want to draw attention too. If it ever goes for an even lower price, I might try it again for layering.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Excellent and flattering
I loved the material of this tank so much that I ordered three more in different colors, which happen to coordinate nicely with many other LLBean pieces, namely my stripe Pima cotton open cardigan. The fabric is great - moisture-wicking as described but surprisingly dressy-casual so the tank can be worn nicely on its own and more fade-resistant than just cotton. The fit is flattering as this tank is a little snug around the bust and a bit flowing through the waist, almost empire-waist but not quite. I love the colors offered because they are pretty and muted but I wish this tank came in a few vibrant colors to accent other wardrobe pieces. I highly recommend this great tank!
September 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeaninPA Perfect Tank
This tank is perfect. It has a nice drape and a little stretch. The fabric is substantial and you'd never know it's not cotton without reading the tag. The sleeves aren't too wide or gaping, so the bra doesn't show. The neck is a medium scoop--not too low cut. It's also roomier around the mid-section so it covers a tummy well. I have the long sleeve version of this in a size Large, but this was a nearly identical fit in Medium.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annushka My favorite tank
I bought this in beach rose and I am in the process of purchasing more because I would wear it every day if I could. The fabric is substantial, yet silky and stretchy. The fit is flattering on my mature figure--fitted at the bust, but skimming over my belly and hips. I wear it playing golf on hot, humid days and to casual dinners in hipster Portland. It layers beautifully, without bunching up or twisting. What more can I say?
August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntieMJ Flattering Cooldown Tank
Hands down my favorite tank for gardening or doing anything else in hot weather! Paired with a tropicwear blouse I'm set to go. This top suits my body type (straight 38.5" X 31" X 38.5") & gives me a flattering flair at my hips. Lovely soft material that drapes nicely & washes/dries beautifully. I ordered size large based upon other reviews. Fit is perfect! At this price, it's a real bargain. Thanks LL Bean
August 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JDfromMN Tight fit
As other reviewers have said, this tank is tight across the bust. I had hoped that, since I am not very busty, it still might work for me, but I was mistaken. Other than the bust, it has a loose fit. (I ordered my usual L.L. Bean size.) The fabric feels great, it seems well-made, and I LOVE the rose color (which looks more like coral to me). I purchased two in different colors for use in exercising. I primarily bought them for the quick-drying attribute and the fact that it is supposed to keep my body cool and odor free. Even though I am disappointed in the fit, I plan to try one of them before deciding whether to send the second one back. I am more concerned about comfort than how it looks since it will just end up getting sweaty anyway. I'm worried that the fact that it is tight and clingy will make it less effective at regulating temperature and controlling odor.
July 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LadyX Odd Fit
Like the others, i found the fit not all all like other knit shirts I buy from LLBean. Too tight in the bust and too long, but nice fabric. I wanted the color beach rose to go with the beach rose sweater I bought, and this is the only tank or t shirt in the color, but I do not like this fit so i don't know what to do. I bought the sweater in a M which fits fine, and this tank in a L, but it is way too tight.
October 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Caron Pretty tank
I purchased this tank to go under a sweater. I am short and petite and the tank was just too long and tight across the bust line. It was very well made and I would still recommend it if the fit is for you.
October 1, 2014