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
Rated 4 out of 5 by sweatersavvy Attractive tank
I returned this tank because it wasn't flattering on me with my muffin top, but on a slimmer woman this should look good. I liked the color (rose) and fabric.
September 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MullerLight Too big on the hips
This top is a great color, nice fabric and well made - but it's cut is weird. It has a very pronounced hourglass shape and is meant for people with much bigger hips. This means I can't wear it with jeans or a skirt as it makes my hips look enormous. I will be taking it in along the sides below the waist.
August 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Caryll Weird shape
I have been ordering Extra Small from LLBean for many years. However, I returned this item (Extra Small) because of the strange shape. It was tight across the bust and flared out at the hips. Never had this happen before.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by NanaMae a bit long
this was not available in petite sizes but I ordered it anyway (small). It's awfully long so that I don't want to wear it with shorts but I'm using it for yoga with longer pants and it's working for that, but not what I had expected
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mombrown Too tight
I bought a medium and usually wear a 10-12. Wonderful fabric and good construction but too tight all over. I don't think this would fit me in an extra large. I don't like closely fitted clothes.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeansRegular Proportions a bit off
I own many solid tank tops, but this one called out to me as I love the feel of Tencel fabric.
I bought one in the Mallard Green in my usual LLBean size of XS. I have balanced proportions (bust 32C, hips 35.5 inches), and this top does not.
As mentioned by other reviewers, this is a fabulous fabric, with a soft and smooth feel (think knit silk here). It is not thin or see-thru as so many tops are now. But, the bust area is way to clingy, and the hip has a subtle flare, giving the top a slightly bell shape. It is long, but this helps with layering and giving better rear coverage when wearing slim-leg bottoms. Some of the pictures show a small gathering at the neckline, but this was not present on my top. The armholes do not gap and are not too low. I did need to wear a racerback bra with this top, but that may be only because the top was too tight in the bust. I wore this top once in steamy hot and humid weather, and it did keep me cool and relatively dry.
Although I rarely wear a S in LL Bean tops, I am exchanging my XS for the S, hoping that the bust will not then be too loose and the armholes too large. I also hope that the bottom flare is not exaggerated with the larger size.
This top is wonderful enough that it is worth trying the exchange. I would love to see the Indispensable Knits Line (Tencel travel clothes) made with this even softer and richer fabric. I would certainly welcome any other clothing items from tops to jackets to pants and dresses in this very superior fabric.
August 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by birdiegal very slim fitting
I love the way this has absolutely no gap around the neckline and armholes; however, the body of this regular L tank is much too long and slim for my 5'4" petite L self.
Many LLBean tops are offered in petite sizing, and I am very grateful for that. I really must resist trying anything else, because it never works - except for the pima cotton tees, which lose length over time and end up of petite proportions.
August 1, 2014