Women's Solid Fine Gauge Supima Shell
Pleasantly surprised. This shell met my needs.
LE cardigans and shells are the backbone of my office wardrobe. I needed new shells to replace my well-worn shells purchased several years ago, but after reading the reviews I was reluctant to purchase another. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. While the material is thinner than the previous all-cotton version, the shell is still well made. My nude-colored bra does not show through the material. It drapes nicely and hits at mid to high hip length, but it is long enough so I do not have to worry about exposing my waist at work. I like the extra ribbing on the bottom, as the all-cotton shells eventually lose their shape and become boxy. I would have preferred narrower ribbing at the neckline and sleeves, as the wider ribbing makes this top more casual than I prefer for office wear. It still works with a cardigan, though. As for the armholes, they are larger than the previous version, but I do not have a problem with undergarments showing, and my arms are normal size. I would purchase this again.
May 29, 2013
Not as nice as previous editions
The new fit (ordered as petite) was longer then previous cut,
May 29, 2013
Ordered XS petite, fits well but the fabric is not soft--such a disappointment. LE, please bring back the original fabric--I have bought many in the past that were SO MUCH softer and hold their shape better.
May 28, 2013
Lovely, light weight sweater.
I appreciate the sleeveless shell. Put it under the cardigan and it's perfect for these days when it starts out cooler and ends up hot at the end of the day. I do with it was a little longer. It bares my back when I sit or bend. I constantly fiddle with it. But I will still continue to buy them and deal.
May 28, 2013
I have been a customer for over 25 years and buy at least 2-3 new Fine Gauge Supima Shells with matching cardigans every year in the new colors. These pieces can go causal and then to the office so seamlessly. I especially appreciate Landsend's commitment to style and quality. Many thanks.
May 12, 2013
nice shell but
I bought this in medium regular red and green. I sometimes wear a large. I'm 5'1" but like the longer length. It was a very nice shell, well made, good quality material and the red and green colour were beautiful. The shell fit nice in the abdomen and bottom, but the arm holes were so huge that they pockured out and my bra showed. So unfortunately I had to return them.
March 16, 2013
Please go back to the old material and style!
This new version looks cheap and clings in all the wrong places. Please bring back the old version!
March 16, 2013
The shell has armhole issues, as noted previously. My main complaint was the neck opening, which is too high and tight--it felt like it was choking me, even though the body of the shell fit as usual.
And I agree about the diminished quality of the fabric--this is so thin that it doesn't drape well. But the other major catalog clothing retailer is using the same 76% cotton blend, so I didn't return it.
But I won't buy another sweater of this fabirc.
March 6, 2013
I should have listened to the other reviewers. I thought, well, everyone's body is different maybe this will work for me, i really needed a nice bright white shell so I ordered this. The armholes are terrible, the opening for them is just too long--they are so long that you can see the bottom of my bra through them. The bust area in the front, by the armhole, also puckers terribly--it literally sticks out, it doesn't lay flat at all.
I am between a 1x and 2x, I ordered a 2x because I wanted a loose fit. The bottom of the garment fits fine. Sizing down to a 1x would not fix this problem because it would be too tight around my mid section. I will say I really liked the material, it is a nice midweight knit, just want i wanted to wear under my white Lands End cardigans. I was planning on getting more shells and cardigans in different colors, but now, knowing the shells have this weird problem I've decided to pass on the other colors.
I am returning this. Lands End needs to start checking the quality of their items before they are released for sale. I am hoping Lands End will bring us a different shells that are consistent with their "old quality".
March 5, 2013
Warning, Crazy Arm Holes
Lovely material but, wow, these arm holes are crazy big! I bought the black top and even with a black bra, way too much shows both under the arm and into the side of the arm hole. Forget this one ladies, unless you are endowed with large arms. I gave this a fair, because the material really is soft and silky. That said, it's going back!
August 22, 2012