Rated 3 out of 5 by TaylorKitCat Purposely oversized, but still too oversized
This is a lightweight top that COULD have been adorable and flattering. The fabric weight is perfect for these excruciatingly hot Summer months. I love the fact it isn't sheer, so no cami is required underneath - always a plus when it is hot outside!
I normally take a M in tops. I know, I know, this is SUPPOSED to be exaggeratedly over-sized and boxy; I totally get that. Even still I would need an XS (as reference I am 5'8", with an athletic build, especially in the upper body, broad shouldered and a 34B chest).
While the XS fit me the same in the arms as pictured on the model, it made the top slightly more cropped (think Midi) but the body was still much more boxy on me than it appears online on the model. For someone like me to have an XS be too boxy on her means at least half of Anthros clientele would be sized out of this. My petite Asian friends would be swallowed by this shirt!
I "get" juxtaposition: take an exaggerated, over-sized item such as this and wear it with something fitted to "balance it" out, say, super skinny jeans (at 41 sequined track pants with THIS print would have to be a pass for me - things that are cute and funky at 20 morph into crazy bag-lady looking territory when you're middle aged, IMO!). But it is moot anyway,because regardless, this blouse is just NOT an attractive "look." Different and funky? Yes. Flattering? Nope.
The neck has a one button keyhole closure. There is visible white stitching at the bottom of the neck opening, which made the shirt look a little cheap, IMO. The all-round neckline pleating is a nice touch. And the sleeves have two pieces of fabric, which adds a nice touch of detail.
I DO think this would make a really cute maternity top, so pregnant gals might want to pick this up to carry them thru the end of the Summer....for the rest of us, I would say size down at least 2 sizes, and be prepared to look like a marshmallow.
August 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennRo Oversized fit
It's obviously an oversized fit item. Not like an usual fit and it's almost like an poncho.
It is breezy and great with linen. It is thick for summer but a great item for spring transition.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by clothescnseur Size Down!!
Just received this in my normal size, large. Wish I would have read the reviews first. It is TENT style huge! I am sending this back and ordering a small.
October 24, 2014