Rated 1 out of 5
┬áby SandPiper Not as shown!
I have always been happy with my purchases in the past from Anthropologie. However, this shirt was so far from what is shown in the pictures I felt I needed to reiterate what has been said in the other reviews. Specifically, the blue striped collar and cuffs. Now, the cuffs do show on the back view picture online and cuffs can always be rolled up to cover the stripes, so that does not bother me so very much. Although the cuffs can be hidden by rolling the stripes on the collar mean that there is literally no way that the shirt shown as per the online image. There are blue stripes on both sides of the collar which, if worn open buttoned at the collar, as shown on the site, are clearly visible. I have attached a picture to show. I will definitely be returning this shirt, I wanted a floral shirt and this one is clearly not as pictured online.
March 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Annalie Nice! But details I didn't expect
I just received this shirt and really like it but there are some details that were unexpected. I would say it runs true to size but narrow at the hips and the fabric has no give or stretch. I typically wear an 8 or 10 and went with the 10 in this shirt. It closely skims the body without actually clinging, but if it was any closer/tighter I probably would have had to size up further. As seems to be the trend, the back is longer than the front and the shirt overall is longer than I expected. The back of the shirt hangs down past my rear and the front ends at the bottom of my hips. The description doesn't say, and I guess I didn't pay close attention to the photos, but the sleeves are 3/4 in length, not full length. I also didn't realize that there is a contrasting fabric consisting of light blue and white stripes along the inside collar, sleeve cuffs and, which definitely doesn't show in the photos, each side of the shirt. The blue stripes on the sides show if you don't tuck the shirt in, and the stripes along the inside collar show unless you button the shirt all the way. If you look at the photo of the back of the shirt you'll see the striped cuffs. I don't mind the stripes, but it does give the shirt a different look than I was anticipating. The colors are true to what you see online, wonderfully vibrant, and I would argue that the orange color winds up being the most prominent. The fabric is pretty sheer but I think it can be worn without a cami, although at night (or at the right angle during the day with sunlight streaming through) a camera flash or bright lighting might reveal more than you want. The construction seems to be good and the seams appear to be well sown. Overall I'm very happy with this shirt, it just had some details that weren't apparent from the photos or description.
March 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby sewclaire Beautiful blouse but some details to be aware of
I ordered this blouse online whiteout having seen it in the store. It is a beautiful blouse and I will probably keep it but like the other reviewer, it is a little different that the blouse I had expected. The inside of the collar and cuffs is lined in a blue and white stripe fabric giving it a different look than what I expected. Looking closer, you can see this in some of the online views. This fabric also appears in an inset at the side hem, between the front and the back. The sleeves are 3/4, which I would have preferred anyway. There is a slit of a pocket on the left front of the shirt, visible in one view but not another, and my shirt has no collar buttons which are shown in the online shirt. (Buttons and buttonholes that make is a button-down collar.) The back is longer than the front. The fabric is lightweight, and I will wear a camisole under it because of where I will wear it. The colors in the fabric are very pretty and vibrant as you can see online. Very pretty blouse.
March 9, 2012