Rated 4 out of 5 by morningstar Like a poetess
I liked this blouse enough on the hanger I planned to buy it if I liked the way it fit. It was reminiscent of the poet blouses I wore in the 90s, but in an updated way. Sadly I left it, but may reconsider it on sale.
I am 5'6 and 133 lbs and usually wear a size 6 in everything. Here I liked the 4 best, so I would recommend that you size down by one size. The ruffles are cute and the lace back is beautiful. Best of all, you cannot see your bra---the straps hit outside the lace on the back and the material is more opaque than you would expect of a white shirt in the front.
What held me back from purchasing is the proportion. I felt it was slightly too wide and too short. I am even short waisted, but I felt this top looked too blousy untucked and wouldn't stay tucked if I moved a lot. I may have had better luck if I had been wearing high waisted pants or a skirt, so I recommend you try this one on with what you intend to pair it with to make sure it works.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coco18 An Impulse Buy Well Worth the Cash
I had seen this blouse when it first came out and never tried it on. then I saw an Anthro employee wearing it and I was sold. I bought it without even trying it on first. I normally wear a 0 but ended up purchasing a 2, only because they didn't have any 0's. I'm actually quite happy with the sizing. It's a little looser but I like that way, and I am especially glad, given the other reviewers comments about what happened after she washed it. It's a lovely fabric and the lace at the back gives it that extra something special. It's very pretty both tucked in and tucked out
March 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by faraway jackpot for small people!
This has been one of my most satisfying online purchases! I've been frantically searching for not-too-dull, flattering tops I can wear on formal occasions and this fits the bill perfectly. Love the 3/4 sleeves, love that it's not too long, love the raglan shoulders and narrow collars! (Which some of the other reviewers found problemsome# The body part is yes, a little spacious, but despite it being raglan shoulders, the size 0 offered a great fit for me #I mostly wear 0-2, between xs-s# without stretching the lace, so I wouldn't say the blouse runs large. And it's versatile; It'll look formal tucked in and paired with suits, and it'll look romantic and vintage with jeans. Now, I just have small concerns about it shrinking after washing#which some of the other reviewers mentioned experiencing#, and the material seems to be prone to wrinkle. But I am still satisfied and I would buy more of it if it came in other colors! #got white and that orange-ish color does not become me.)
March 29, 2013