Rated 5 out of 5 by CyclinMama Really chic vintage style
I bought this shirt on a whim and I'm so glad I did! The silk is perfect for work - dressy but not stuffy. The style is comfortable, the pattern is chic and vintage and looks great with a strand of pearls to dress it up a little.
Well done, Bean, this is a great shirt.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by virgquest Beautiful and dressy
Got this shirt for work and it is just as classy as I'd hoped it would be, with lovely long sleeves and a slightly billowy cut. The fabric is slightly sheer, even in the black, but I just wear it over a dark cami and all is well. Got it on sale and found it an excellent value at that price. I really like Bean's half-pullover / half-button style dress shirts (which I have in at least four different fabrics and cuts) and hope they offer the parc silk blouse in more colors next season.
November 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fialka Great!
Great blouse, fit exactly to the size chart. So comfortable and stylish. Easy maintenance: I washed it inside out, cold water on delicate cycle, 2 minutes in dryer and then hang - in 2 hours its ready to go! Love Signature line, wish it be more affordable :)
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pokeyclown Dreams of Ancient Kingdoms: Tiles Without Borders
This shirt, in Field Rose Foulard, is quietly stunning. The pattern reminds me of the most beautiful, decorative, antique tiles, unearthed from an ancient archaeological site. There are tiny pink flowers bordered in a deeper pink, even tinier, rosier flowers in a "Snapdragon Red" color, vines and leaves of the palest olive color which are edged in brown, and creamy blossoms centered on small steel-grey octagons. The many colors are rendered in a subdued manner.
The fabric is of the finest, most delicate "grain", resulting in a texture of tactile silkiness. And it is indeed real silk, 100%.
I'll take care to "dry clean only", because I love this shirt so much if it shrank I think I would cry.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ilovebooks Beautiful but Billowy
I ordered this shirt in the rose color and loved everything about it - except the fit. I'm very slender and this shirt was just too billowy for me. The sleeves, in particular, are very wide and the overall look was ill-fitting and sack-like. The foulard print, however, is gorgeous and the shirt is very well made. For reference, I'm 5'5"/105# and ordered the 0 regular. This Signature size usually works for me so I'd say that this shirt - or rather the style - runs large. So disappointed that it didn't work out. Hope you have better luck!
May 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chicstyleplus "A Beauty Of A Blouse"
I purchased two of these blouses on sale...in spite of duty and taxes...I chose a size 6 but I might have been better with a size 8 as I do have a bustline and these blouses are close fitting... I shall keep them as I did not wish a blousy look........Lovely fabric,very smart buttons,very nicely made and just a beautiful blouse... also very nice prints in the rose and black pattern...these blouses are different and L.L.Bean proves they are once again superior in taste and clothing..By the way wear this blouse tucked in or loose over your beltline..
April 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SmallFeetGrownup Nice silk shirt
It is well made shirt with quality silk, very airy and comfortable. Unfortunately neither the style nor the color fits me. It is best suited for tall and slim person with wide shoulders and full breast. I will have to send it back.
March 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeangiftgiver2 easy pattern matching
Silk shirt that catches the eye with tiny black mallards and out of the ordinary styling. True to size -sm fits with appropriate drape; I'm usually a size 4 top. Black mallards can come off as navy at times -I think it will make the shirt even more wearable.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GovernmentLady Worth It
Silk is one of the things that L.L. Bean does really well, but unfortunately not too often (or fortunately, for the sake of my bank account). These will sell out quickly. I bought four silk tanks this summer (they're no longer available) and I absolutely love them, so when I saw these I jumped and got four again. Yes, the price is high compared to some of their other products, but you have to consider what you are getting. These shirts combine old-fashioned quality and modern styling. I love the modern collar which really sets them apart. By the way, I ignore the drycleaning proviso and wash L.L. Bean silk shirts myself - it's better for the garment and easier than you would think - just look it up online. And I'm a busy working mother who wouldn't be bothered, if it wasn't. The only thing I'd say against these shirts is that the size 12 is ever so slightly snug on the hips compared to how a 12 usually fits me. It could be the pullover style or the length of the garment, or it could be a reminder to stay on my diet. It doesn't trouble me too much but if it would trouble you, you might want to go up a size.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ekma Lovely silk blouse
Really like this blouse. Collar and shoulder styling make it somewhat more unique than a typical silk blouse. Fit is true to size -- not overly large like some other items.
November 8, 2012