Women's Plus Size Short Sleeve Linen Blouse
Loved it so much--bought three!!!
I ordered this shirt in navy 2x in early spring. I found the fit to run large in the chest area, so when I ordered the white I ordered my normal 1x size, it was too tight in the sleeves and too see through. I ended up sending the 1x back and ordering the 2x and I wear it with a cami. I also ordered the watermelon sorbet, not liking the color, but I will keep it and wear it. These shirts wash well and if you don't iron they are great, I iron and they look fantastic. I would like the light blue but I bought that in the 3/4 sleeve and love it!
July 22, 2012
While I haven't officially worn this shirt yet, I still am happy I bought it. The blue is a really nice
shade, and the shirt is well constructed and looks much better than what the picture shows.
There are nice details down the placket and on the sleeve hems that cannot be seen in
the catalog illustration. However, like the smocked linen shirt, the original price was a bit steep, but I
was able to purchase mine on sale. Plus size shirts could stand to have an inch or two added
to the short sleeves so they don't cut off at the widest part of the upper arm. But I find this to be a
problem in a lot of plus size shirts that are also offered in regular sizes. It's not just about making
a shirt bigger, but adapting the style to best flatter a plus size figure which should include making
short sleeves a tad bit longer. However, the sleeves are cut full enough that they don't hug the
upper arm which is a big plus.
July 21, 2012
Ordered the navy and WOW - absolutely wonderful. The color is a nice rich navy and the fabric is "top shelf". Blouse may run a bit big, but wouldn't want it too tight in warm weather. The sleeves come down past the middle of my upper arm which is exactly what I wanted - I don't do cap sleeves.
Have had compliments everytime I've worn it. Easy care: wash and dry on delicate (very low heat) for only 20 min. with no problems at all. Land's End did it again with a quality product.
July 15, 2012
I love the feel of the fabric!
I just received this blouse today. The fabric is light and airy and perfect for a hot summer day. It is just a tiny bit big, but that too will help in the hot weather. I got it in white and plan to wear it over a tank dress to a casual garden wedding. I just don't do sleeveless! There are beautiful details in the stitching that you can't see in the pictures on the web site or in the catalog. It is just what I was looking for! I plan to order another one in Liberty Blue.
July 7, 2012
NOT AS SHOWN.....
I ordered this in the navy...the color looked like a rich solid navy in the pic. In actuality, it is a faded like navy, that looks really cheap. Like it's been worn forever. this is becoming a frequent experience w/Lands End shirts that I get, so I don't think I'll be buying another one. Returning this.
July 6, 2012
Too big and too long
I'm right on the line between petite and plus in some of land's end's clothing and I found this to be too big. The details and styling of the shirt are great, but it was too long and large overall, especially when ordering a petite. The navy color was nice and I liked the detailing on the shoulders. I wish this was made in regular petite and I'd be sold on several colors.
June 15, 2012
I have been looking at the tacky clothes classified as "career" or "dressy" on the market for plus size ladies: I can only say thank goodness for Lands End. Many of us beautiful professionals do not prefer to report to work in 70's-looking attire or polyester tops classified blouses with buttons half way down the middle that force us to expose cleavage to our co-workers and clients. This blouse is perfect for work because of how it fits, and because it is also very comfortable. The colors are not too bright or washed out-cool and true. I am a 3x up top and somewhat busty but I dress casual (khakis, blouses, sandals, but no polos or jeans) but conservatively. There is plenty of room for folks with larger mid-sections. I have every color.
June 12, 2012
Have been patiently waiting for the linens to come out for the summer. This is just the blouse I have been looking for. I like this kind of basic blouse to just wear all summer, because I can't stand being in hot clothes in the summer and linen does the job for me. Only regret......I would have purchased more if they had black, and other dark colors. Yes, I know that black and dark colors are not considered to be cool colors, but I like to wear them. This blouse is just perfect for me.
May 29, 2012
Great Linen Blouse
I LOVE this shirt! Soft, lightweight but not sheer, and pretty, and the cool linen fabric is just right for summer. I think it does need to be worn over a cami or tank, but it is very feminine and flattering, in a nice understated way. I ordered one in white, but hope to add a couple more colors; seriously, I would wear this shirt, in different colors, every day if I could! Fit seems right on target, the fabric is nice, and there are more pretty details in the stitching than you can really tell from the pictures.
May 26, 2012
Runs small. Haven't washed yet but am concerned that it will shrink.
May 12, 2012