Braided short sleeve top
I too love this top, bought both colors too. Just got them and have not washed them and read the first review about hand wash. Has anyone tried washing with a front loading machine? Since there is no agitation and one could put it in a bra bag or blouse bag and then wash it..wondering if that will be ok, then hang to dry? Otherwise, first time out..I will hand wash as well..love it too much to see it wrecked!! Very flattering. A bit cool today but nice out, so I paired with my boot cut jeans and sandals...nice big tote, sunglasses, round hoop earings and off I went...
June 5, 2012
Soft, Cute, Swingy
Fitted tops combined with the muffin top I deal with in jeans and crops that actually fit perfectly everywhere else has demanded I end up wearing a girdle with nearly everything I wear. Not so with this shirt! Styled for comfort & to hide poofs, paunches, and pooches, this shirt is a great summertime buy. It's made with soft, breathable rayon and I just love it. As other reviewers have noted, it is HAND WASH ONLY. I did some inspection into this to ascertain whether or not this is truly necessary, and I'm sorry to say it, but it does indeed need to be washed by hand. Why? Because apparently the crew that sewed this shirt in China had to hand tack the braided part of the shirt. Combine that with the ultimate fragility of rayon and you have a shirt that can not withstand the rigors of being washed by a machine. I would proceed with caution before washing it any other way than as instructed. The positive aspect of it having been made of mostly natural fibers is the fact that it will breathe in summer time and can and will readily take fabric dye - something to take into consideration with purchasing the black one (as black dye fades very quickly and is one of the least color fast of all dyes). All in all, you get what you pay for and it's a cute shirt that I just love!
May 1, 2012
I bought this shirt in both the blue and the black. I wasn't a big fan of the shade of blue, but the shirt looks so good I got it anyway.
I personally don't think that the V is too deep, but I can agree that it might be too revealing for the office.
April 22, 2012
I wanted to love this shirt BUT.....
I wore it out to dinner one night for 3 hours with the new ruffled knit cardi and it is piling already and the braiding is coming unstitched! I can fix the braiding by just whip stitching it underneath but I hate PILING! It is piling around the arms and breast area... I am so disappointed I LOVE this shirt. I love the fit on my apple shaped body it rocks and the material is thin and comfy for the summer... but I hate PILING! It looks like it 2 years old and I only wore it for 3 hours.......
April 12, 2012