Rated 4 out of 5┬áby Fawn74 Where's the Size 0?
I almost always wear a size 0 or a 00 in clothes, but I ordered this blouse in the 2, hoping that it would run small. Unfortunately, it seemed to run on the somewhat large side, so it was far too large on my 5'2 100lbs. frame. Nonetheless, this was an absolutely beautiful and well constructed blouse, and although the buttoning was a little baffling, I think it would be flattering on many body types, and was definately a nice twist on a classic piece, exactly what I always look for in clothes from anthro. I am really hoping that anthro will introduce this blouse and it's sister blouses in the size 0 so we small people can take advantage of this designer.
February 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby PlumBlush Better in person
I'm not sure what I was expecting when I tried this on, but once I realized the buttons don't actually close (the slits are sewn shut), I started to see it in a different light. The zippered back gives it a great fit and, once you situate the fabric how you like it in front, you don't have to worry about it at all. I find the shirt to look a bit sloppy and smock-like on the model, but on it is actually very chic and classic. I've worn it to work with a lace cami underneath and black pants. The wrap portion defines my waist perfectly so I find it very flattering even though the shirttails are hanging out. I tried it on with very low rise jeans and my stomach showed, but with other pants I haven't had this problem at all. For me, this top is perfectly true to size, great quality, and an interesting design. Who couldn't use another crisp white shirt in her wardrobe?
February 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5┬áby reneew Interesting Design, but VERY Hard Fit
FYI: I am a 34D or 36C, have broad shoulders and a high waist. I would normally take a 10 in a fitted top, but that size was so off for me (super small) due to the design of the blouse. Because you have to put the top on by unzipping it down the back, you really cannot have a bustline nor be broad in the back (as I am) to fit this top. It is almost like, as one would imagine, putting on a straight jacket or some other type of very restricting item. Though the buttons in the front are functioning, you cannot open the "wrap" part of the blouse so cannot use them to open the shirt for dressing purposes. The top doesn't really wrap, by the way, but the fabric is permanently sewn into the sides. As you can see from the photos, the back has a wide elastic to create a sinched in look. I am sure that on a person with a flat chest and a slim body frame, this would be a really interesting addition to your wardrobe. The quality of the fabric and the construction of the blouse are excellent. In fact, this same desginer has several white blouses on Anthro's site. I purchased a different one, but I tried on four different styles and found that this one is the most difficult to fit.
February 18, 2013