Women's 3/4-sleeve Drapey Knit Button-front Shirt
Returned as I didn't like
The item is well-made but the XS was too big, it crushed easily and didn't flow well - on me!
July 22, 2013
Love the Fabric & Drape
This is one of those purchases I almost didn't make because of the conflicting reviews. I'm glad I listened to my instincts and bought it, though, because this blouse is wonderful! I ordered the mazarine blue, which I do not find to resemble a school uniform color in any way. It is a beautiful cobalt-like shade- maybe a bit brighter/lighter than cobalt. It looked exactly the same in hand as it appeared on my monitor. The fabric is a smooth, silky, fluid knit. I love this type of material- it is so soft against my skin, and drapes so beautifully without clinging, as long as you get the right size. For me, my normal LE size in tops (XL) was spot on. I ultimately decided to purchase this blouse because I had purchased an almost identical blouse in black at another store, at a higher price, and it is one of my favorite tops. I am happy to find that this LE top gives me the same look and feel, except it actually fits me better and drapes much nicer than the other top! I am even considering wearing this one with skinny jeans, untucked, because the drape is so flattering. I mostly love these types of knits paired with pencil skirts, though. Its a comfortable, feminine look for work. I can confidently recommend this blouse, especially for larger-sized women who might be nervous about this type of knit. It's much more flattering than you might think! The sole issue that I have, and it's in no way a deal-breaker, is the white material that is sewn underneath the front button placket- only the edge of the white material is visible, but since I unbutton the top two buttons & the top part of the placket flips open, it shows on the outside. It's just a tiny detail that bugs me a bit, but on the whole I love this blouse and may buy more colors in the future.
July 21, 2013
I Love the fabric!
Love the way this knit hangs and its so soft against my skin. (I line dry this shirt and its holding up fine.) I usually take a large to x-large in shirts but after reading all the reviews I decided to get this shirt in a 2X Plus. It's perfect! This shirt should be drapey. Buy it larger.
AND lands end PLEASE use this fabric more!
July 19, 2013
Doesn't hold up well but I still like it
I am too lazy/busy to hand wash, and in the regular laundry this shrinks and pills. Yet I like it because it is soft and I hate wearing stiff blouses to work. I would wear jeans everyday if I could. I usually wear a small but had to go medium because of the bust (34dd). At first it was too loose everywhere else but now that it has shrunk it fits ok. Also I hate tucking in my shirts and this looks ok untucked.
June 7, 2013
Great layering piece
I purchased the mazarine blue (which I think is a beautiful brilliant blue-unlike another reviewer who likened it to a school uniform)...I have worn it three times so far and machine washed it on delicates...so far, so good. YES, it is a thinner fabric with drape to it! I don't know why so many ladies are expecting every shirt they purchase to be seriously substantial. I can see where this fabric would be unforgiving if you are carrying a little weight in your mid-section, but it's a perfect weight to layer with a cute blazer and not suffer from a "personal summer". All-in-all, I really adore this shirt and going to purchase another-especially since I found it on sale now!
March 21, 2013
Not impressive fabric
The fabric is too soft thus the blouse is 'slouchy' and no form. Not impressive at all. Need to return but too much trouble for me thus store it away and wonder what to do with it.
January 21, 2013
Pretty & comfortable
Colors are lovely. I bought two - mazarine and the purple. Placket hides the buttons nicely. Three / quarter length sleeves are attractive. I didn't follow washing directions - I washed my first one in warm water and dried on a light setting in the dryer. I think it shrunk a bit, though it still fits. I bought one for my sister for Christmas, and she likes hers too.
January 6, 2013
Wash and Toss
While I see that this is like everything else I buy as of late, very thin fabric. After even a gentle wash in a machine this shirt would be garbage. So I will use woolite and gently hand wash and maybe hang dry, like most things I buy and want to last.
The fabric feels very nice but it is like paper thin. Which may be a character of the Lyocell silk blend. I imagine it will also pill. I am happy I didnt pay full price for it, otherwise I would deem it not worth the cost. I am 5'4 maybe 115 small frame but not skinny and the small is Very baggy on me ( they sold out of xs) . While I thought I could wear it to the office, it will be for everyday wear. It is not tailored fitting to wear even in a casual office I think, almost sloppy fitting. In saying that the comfy fit and the Winterberry ( love this color so much its like merlot ) is a nice shirt to just wear with jeans and have in my closet. I returned the Medium navy which is REALLY BIG on me and returned the Mezerine blue, just looks more like a school uniform color. I would buy this shirt again in the sold out colors of green and rust in XS if they sold it again.
January 3, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this shirt. I am 5' 1'', 103 lbs, petite. I ordered a petite xs and it fits comfortably and drapes nicely when tucked in. The material is super soft and the color is versatile (I ordered the purple/wine color). Usually, Land's End does not fit my petite frame very well but since this shirt apparently fits small, this was perfect for me!
The only thing I am concerned is how this shirt will turn out after going through the washing machine.
December 14, 2012
Sleeves too tight but love the fabric.
I ordered this shirt in the 1X as I didn't want it to be too large on me but found the sleeves to be too tight so I ordered the 2X and will return the one I have. I would recommend bringing this fabric back again but design the sleeves to have more room in them. I especially like having the Plus Petite size and wish there were more items with this option. The drape is wonderful and silky which is the best part of this tailored shirt. We need more tailored shirts that are not the stiff woven material as that tends to be unconfortable for me. I have not washed it yet but hope there will not be shrinkage. This silky fabric is VERY confortable!
December 11, 2012