Rated 3 out of 5Â by lann Beautiful fabric, Ok fit
I love the way this top looks and the idea of it but the fit wasn't great for me so I ended up returning it. First, I love the fabric. It's a silky fabric and the print is very bold. Think bright fire engine red (brighter than it's appearing to me in the photo) and black. I didn't notice this when I ordered it but it has an asymmetrical hem - about 2 to 3 inches longer in back than in front. Personally I would have preferred the front to be the same length. You can't really tell from the photo because the ties are covering them but there are 3 buttons in the front like a henley. The neckline ended about an inch or two above the center of my bra so it is low but nothing showed. Another thing I didn't realize is that there are actually 3 neck ties - one at the bottom of the v-neck and then two on top of each other at the collar. I personally found it to be one too many ties but it wasn't a huge deal. The sleeves button at the cuff which I found made them a little tight especially since they hit right below the elbow so when I bent my arm if felt tight (and I don't have big arms). The fit is the main reason I returned it. I am usually a size 6 in tops and order a 6 in this top. I found it to be tight across the shoulders such that I couldn't completely cross my arms in front of me despite the front chest area fitting loosely. Then the cinched waist was actually a little loose as well. I was expecting it to fit more like an elastic waistband but it was looser than that. If I went up a size it probably would have solved the shoulder problem but then it really would have been loose on me everywhere else. Overall, I love the color and the idea but the fit didn't wow me.
August 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lisamvm Lovely, but small fitting
I agree with the first reviewer. Too tight in the shoulders and elbows. I'm not a linebacker, but this top fits small. In fact, I'm sure I could've gone up two sizes instead of one. (I ordered a 10.) Love everything else about it...even the three bows. I would've tied it like the picture, all three together. I also wasn't crazy about the elastic waistband. If you don't like tops that accent your muffin top, like me, then this top isn't for you. It hit me right at my navel and my widest part. Back to the store it goes! Too bad....
December 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by AZlady Too many bows
Loved this blouse on line, and thought it would be perfect for a particular outfit, but when it came I did not like it at all. I could not see in the picture, but there are THREE different ties on this blouse. Two of them come from fabric that is at the top of the neckline, the other more close and somewhat attached to the top of the blouse itself. Hard to explain-probably because it is so unusual. I would have liked it if there would have only been the one tie that was attached to the blouse at the v-neck-but it would have been too costly to pay for the blouse and to also have to pay to have the other two ties removed. Definitely not worth that.
August 28, 2012