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Average rating for Blouses & Buttondowns
(3.9 / 5)
202 Reviews
  1. / Nov 09 2014
    Delicate and Whimsical: Makes you feel pretty!
    I love this top (in the blue floral patten)! If I had only seen it online, I probably wouldn't have paid attention to it. But I first noticed it in the store. I was drawn to a folded stack of very soft looking, subdued, very light light fairy wings cloth. I picked up one of the pieces, shook it out, and realized it was a very dainty, airy top. I can't really describe how pretty this is, but even though it's polyester, it feels super soft. It's a high quality polyester and enjoys those special little touches that Anthro built its name on: sweet little pleated touches, both vertically (down the back) and horizontally (along the bottom hem), ruffled tissue hemline that is longer in the back and along the sides, a very delicate vertical striped/corded pattern/texture, and a sheer airiness that feels pretty and delicate. This is trapeze cut, but the proportions work really well for narrow frames in the petite size: closer cut around the chest, small armholes, and perfect placement on shoulders. It's roomy without feeling billowing or like there's too much fabric, and hangs really really well. This doesn't look like a maternity top, even though there's enough room to accommodate if you are expecting. For reference, I bought the XSP and I'm 31.5-22.5-33.5, 5'2, small bust. Recommended for all.
  2. / Dec 01 2014
    lovely tunic
    I was so excited for this pretty top to come in the mail. When I opened the package i was a bit surprised to see that the red color that was offered was more of a rusty red than a burgundy/purple - either way that didn't stop me from loving it! I wore it that night with some destroyed black skinnies & a bo-ho sweater + some booties. it's perfect for dressing up or down and very versatile. I can imagine the ivory being even more so, but I already have a top like that....but that might not stop me from getting that color too! 5'3, 110lbs, 34B, got an xs - top has a flowy/oversiezed fit.
  3. / Dec 23 2014
    Perfect slip
    I have worn this once but have gotten so many compliments on it! The pattern is beautiful and it is the perfect slip! can be worn in any season and the colors are beautiful
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  1. / Oct 05 2014
    LOVE this top!
    I tried this on in a regular size 2 and a regular size 4. For reference, I am 5'1'' and 118 lbs and usually a size 2 in tops. I ended up sizing up to a size 4, so I'd say it runs small. The size 2 was pulling at the chest, which was surprising to me, since I am not large-busted. It was also very tight in the arms. So, girls with larger arms or busts will definitely want to size up. The top is very feminine. Despite it having a loose shape, it is very flattering. I love all the ruffles and the mix of lace and floral. The top is slightly longer in the back than in the front and has some added ruffle-like detailing in the back, which I found flattering. The top hit me at the top of my thighs in the front, which was fine. Overall, the top does not seem as boxy as pictured. The fabric is soft- and the top is machine-washable! The shirt has sheer lace panels, so for work I will definitely be wearing a cami. However, the panels are subtle, and, for a night out or dinner with friends, you can get away with not wearing a cami underneath. Overall, this was an immediate purchase for me.
  2. / Nov 07 2014
    very flattering, runs small
    I'm petite, 32DD, usually size 4, but based on the reviews I ordered this in 6P. I'm glad I did, because even the 6P has a close fit in the bust and arms. The neck is quite a bit lower than shown on the model, but not so low that it shows cleavage or your bra. I did find that it gapped a bit between the first two buttons, but I can either pin it or wear the first button unbuttoned. Sometimes looser tops like this can made me look pregnant, but this one is very flattering. The length is perfect in the front, and the back is a bit longer, but not an extreme hi-low hem. It's really quite versatile - it can be worn on its own in warm weather, under a cardi or jacket, or even tucked into a skirt or high-waisted pants. The lace trim is a nice touch also. If you have a larger bust, shoulders or arms, or just want a more relaxed fit, I'd recommend going up a size.
  3. / Dec 02 2014
    Pictures don't do it justice...
    This top is perfection! The details, the quality and the fit are all excellent! For reference I'm 5'3, 113 lbs and took my usual size 0. Like other reviews mention, the colors are more vivid in person, the neckline is a tad lower, but flattering, on me than the model, the cuffs have buttons, there are also buttons down the middle covered by a placket, crochet, not lace, details on the front and bottom of the top and the back hangs lower than the front. This is the type of quality and uniqueness I miss from Anthropologie! I'm very happy with my purchase.
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  1. / Dec 14 2014
    Beautiful Colors
    I fell in love with the coloring in this blouse and couldn't wait to get it home. The colors are as vivid in person as they are in the photos. The front and sleeves are a blouse material and the back is more like nice t-shirt material, making it even more unique. No quality issues with this at all though. I would typically take a medium petite in this, which is what I ordered, but the petite size emphasized my stomach in the wrong way, so I exchanged it for a regular medium, which I kept. For reference, I am 5'3", 36C, and curvy. I have worn this with the sleeves up and down and it works well either way. Very pleased with this purchase even though I wish it was lined rather than needing a camisole..
  2. / Dec 31 2014
    so lovely
    I think it should be said that Anthro may need a new photographer. Or stylist. Or something. These photos are not depicting what the items really look like, and I think this top should be photographed on a brunette, or at least someone not so fair. I would never have looked at this top online. It looks so bad on the modelcompared to real life. I usually take a small in Tiny tops, but I took the xs in this one. For reference, I'm 5'7", 117, 34C, so sometimes the xs tops are a little tight, but this is incredibly flattering. It's low so I'll wear a cami, but the easy fit is so flattering, I can't wait to wear it. And the price is fabulous.
  3. / Jan 08 2015
    Such a pretty blouse
    Every time I wear this blouse I get compliments. It's lightweight and comfortable. You can dress it up or down. The back is a jersey fabric and the front is silk. Great combination.
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  1. / Sep 03 2014
    These are a few of my favorite things...
    I certainly don't need another denim top, or something more with lace or zippers. But when you combine them all in one top, I had to try it on. Pefection!!! Soft denim (& I still love the ombré look), and just the right amount of feminine lace, set off with a little edginess from the zipper. It's an overused phrase, but this IS a go to top. Got multiple compliments just in the fitting room, while wearing it with my skinny jeans, booties & a long necklace. Absolutely multi seasonal, and worth every single penny. Haven't washed yet, so don't know how that will go but I do have 2 other Holding Horses blouses that wash nicely & have held up well. This runs a bit big, and of course is meant to be a little flowy, but I did size down from my normal size 6 in tops (34D, 127lbs, 5'5") to a 4. Still plenty of room in chest & shoulders. I like flowy, by not baggy or overwhelming, and you can kind of control that by how much of the lace on the sides you reveal/unzip
  2. / Nov 30 2014
    Bought this shirt today and have been getting so many compliments! If I want a simpler look I pull the zipper down, and when I want a more feminine look I pull the zippers up :) An amazing shirt and so worth the money!
  3. / Oct 17 2014
    LOVE this top! It's very flattering, the fabric is so soft, the quality of the cut and sticking is top notch AND you're kinda getting two tops in one because of the zippers (to open or close, that is the question!)
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  1. / Dec 27 2014
    Very pretty
    I received this top yesterday, and I while I wish it would cut in at the waist for some definition, I still like it anyway. It does have a bit of an a-line shape, which is my next favorite shape on an hour glass figure. For some reason, I received two, and the other was straighter. That worked better for my mom, who immediately snapped it up. She is smaller on bottom, so the straight sides worked fine for her.
  2. / Dec 23 2014
    Pretty Look
    Thanks to the previous reviews I purchased 1 size down from my usual Anthro size. (Wear size 8, bought size 6) The size 6 fits perfectly. It is a boxy style blouse, but it is long enough that I can tuck it in (as shown on the model). The blouse has a pretty and festive look. Even after the holidays, I would be able to wear this when going out for dinner, etc. The quality is not as I expected for a "velvet burnout, silk fabric" top. I had to check the label as I could have sworn this top was polyester when I felt it. However, the label states 70% silk, 30% metallic. The metallic is nylon. The top is lined in 100% polyester. The lace sleeves feel like cheap lace, but it looks pretty. When I tried on the blouse, I also noticed a few black threads hanging near the center lace inset. I thought perhaps there was a snag, but thankfully no; just loose threads. The colors in the blouse are beautiful (peach, gold and bronze/tan) which adds to the versatility when coordinating with an outfit. After looking at the receipt with sales tax and shipping charges added, I still feel the blouse is a little overpriced even at the sale price. But again, the blouse has a pretty and festive look. A higher quality fabric would have made this an even more beautiful blouse.
  3. / Dec 05 2014
    Perfect for holiday, overpriced
    Top is lovely, lined, but thought workmanship and quality was average. Great top to wear during holiday season as gold lace sleeves add pizazz and look great against my brown skin. Fit is a little boxy, but not overly. I think a shaping dart or two in the back would improve the overall look and make it a 5 star top Can be worn casually with denim, pumps or boots with a cardi for warmth. Can be worn tucked in pencil skirt or with black or tan pants. Quality was average and as a result, top is overpriced. Sale would make it more appealing buy since season to wear is limited. Not sure if keeping as I bought the Emberglow Blouse and while slightly more boxy as well, quality is excellent for the same price. I'm pear shaped 143# 5'7" 34c narrow shoulders.
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  1. / Dec 08 2014
    Beautiful unique top!
    I read the reviews here and was hesitant about ordering in my normal size. Some people commented that this was snug on the arms or ran small....I found this to be far from the truth for me personally. I am 5'2 approx 127 and I ordered a size 4P and it fit perfectly with PLENTY of room to spare all over.
  2. / Dec 10 2014
    Sort of innocent.
    When this tunic came I was nearly in shock. When ordering. I thought well looks sort of nice. But it was absolutely outstanding, gorgeous and out of this world!! Fit was great, it's now one of my favorite pieces.,
  3. / Dec 31 2014
    Great top
    Beautiful tunic -a statement piece. The only reason I didn't give it a five star rating is because some of the charms are sewn on poorly. In fact, several had fallen off in shipping. The thin packaging used to ship the top didn't help; I was surprised it wasn't shipped in a box. I will sew on those that fell off. The small fits great.
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  1. / Dec 15 2014
    Love this top!
    I bought this top for a work party and I have found excuses to wear it all the time now. I have the blue which is a really bright and vibrant hue. I wear a cami underneath just incase the middle part is a little see through... I don't think it is because there is a backing to it, but I did catch a few glimpses of my bra so I put the cami on. I am 5'2" , 32B and I usually wear a 0P or 2P... in this case I had to order a 00P because the top was so huge and boxy. The 00P also fits better lengthwise. Happy I bought this and would recommend to a friend, I would just size down.
  2. / Nov 18 2014
    Very elegant
    I love the rich colors of this blouse-- I tried on the royal blue. Although it is 100% poly, it's high-quality, I thought it was silk. Although I have sometimes had to size down with Maeve designs, my regular size 6 worked better than the 4; which gaped between buttons at the upper chest level; for ref. 5'8", 135 lbs, 34-B. The lace is solid and adds a beautiful vertical dance to the whole piece.
  3. / Dec 29 2014
    Crescent Street Button-down
    Ordered this blouse in blue after trying on and seeing the red in store. The red is quite dull, but the blue is beautiful. I went a size up with this shirt due to the tightness of the sleeves. I usually wear a 0 in Maeve shirts, but bought the 2 and it is much more comfortable. Overall, I am happy with this purchase.
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