Women's Long Sleeve Linen Smocked Shirt
Better than the reviews
I liked the way these shirts fit and look. I normally wear a 1X and ordered the XL first because of the reviews, but it was just a little bit too tight for my larger chest and didn't lie flat between the buttons. Reordered and got the 1X in several different colors while they were on sale. The lovely green looked like the picture of the model, but the blue was way lighter than what was shown. It did match the color of the swatch though.
Just washed my first one in the washing machine with warm water and let it hang to dry. Very little shrinkage. With the sleeves rolled up it was very comfortable in the 107 degree heat here in Tucson yesterday. I am not ironing these shirts unless wearing them when I am out and around. For home the wrinkles are fine.
June 4, 2013
Landsend, why don't you try getting your clothes made in the USA! You would be offering your customers better quality. Absolute garbage made in India! Believe me, once this is washed that will be the end of the size and shape. Very disappointing.
April 26, 2013
Perfect for hot weather.
This blouse fits me perfectly--I wear a petite xs. It is a thin linen, which has been wonderful in this very hot summer into fall weather. I bought only one to make sure I liked it and that the ironing was worth it. Well it was worth the time to iron, because when it went on sale again, I bought two more. Also, I think it looks great for a super casual look.
September 26, 2012
for short super thin/flat or large/boxy
I have an average frame, curvy and taller. This shirt had short arms out of the box and while it fit across my chest it draped out making me look HUGE. It is not cut for people with breasts. It is extremely boxy and stiff. My husband wears the men's linen and they always shrink up in the arms and body an inch, so there was no chance this would get better - only worse. Could work well, for the typical chubby short woman or a 2d frame, but anything in between - no, it will not flatter. You will look heavy unless you pay for tailoring.
September 12, 2012
comfy and flattering
If I were smaller chested I'd agree that this shirt needs to be sized down. Huge boobs and button-down shirts don't always work well together, but my standard extra large works great. The shirring is flattering and dresses it up a little. I do wish it were a little more fitted through the waist, I'm debating trying to take in the side seams or add darts to give it mores shape. Love the watermelon color, love the weave. I don't bother to iron it and it looks fine (to me, my mom would disagree).
August 31, 2012
Good quality; poor fit
This is a nice shirt at a great price. It's woven with a rough texture that keeps it from descending into the eternal wrinkle of many high linen content shirts. However. This shirt is enormous. As a 5'4", 135 lb woman, I was entirely swamped by the size small. I think the extra small would have been very loose. SIZE DOWN.
August 18, 2012