Women's Long Sleeve Pattern Supima No Iron Shirt
Lovely pattern--but too small
I bought this blouse in "Mazarine Blue Stripe," size 18 Tall, hoping it would fit well and I could order more prints. It's too short and too tight in the bust and hips (but long in the arms and big in the cuffs). The print is gorgeous and the fabric is crisp and thick, but I'm going to have to send it back because it's awfully snug and I'm not sure it's long enough to stay tucked in reliably.
I'm only 5'9", though with a relatively long torso and longish arms, so I'm guessing it would be quite short on a really tall woman. The shirt hem hits me at the upper hip, not mid-hip. I'd have preferred low hip, for what that's worth. The cuffs are wide enough that I'd have needed to move the buttons (wish there were two buttons to make it easier to fit). The bust is snug though not gaping, and I suspect I could make it work with a different bra, but it is much too clingy in the hips and there's nothing to do for that. It is fine in the shoulders and waist. I have other tops from Land's End in an 18 Tall, so it seems like this one is just snugger than usual. If there were a size 20 Tall I'd order that instead but I guess I'm out of luck, as the Plus version would be much too short.
November 26, 2013
Looks great in catalog....but
This shirt is an odd shape. See the model in the navy with pink dots and note the "batwing" type sleeve then tapered. Perhaps it is only the navy one? They call it crisp? I call it crunchy and stiff!! I agree with an earlier reviewer in that the button holes are so tight, had to pull it over my head to see the fit. Cant imagine having to dress in a hurry! And please LA, just because we are larger doesnt mean we have gorilla length arms. All companies seem to do this.
November 25, 2013
What did you mess these up?
I have been purchasing this shirt in various colors/prints for a few years & loved it. It's my workday "uniform" along with a pair of black or navy trousers. I just purchased 2 more after not buying any for probably 6 months, and these are not the same shirts! The material is...for a lack of a better word....weird! It is thinner and kind of sticky on my skin and my bra, if that makes any sense. I rated this as "fair" because maybe if I was not aware of the much higher quality these used to be I would have a different opinion. They are okay to wear so I won't return them, but I don't love them. For this price, I should love them. I won't be buying them any more :( bummer....
November 22, 2013
I have an hourglass figure and this traditional cut did nothing for me. It is boxy and not very feminine.
November 20, 2013
I agree: Runs at least two sizes too small
First off, let me say the shirt itself is nicely cut and seems well-made. But if you're at all busty or wide through the arms and shoulders, you might need to go up at least two sizes.
I am usually a solid 20W, but sometimes need a 22W for a tailored, button up shirt. I ordered both sizes to see which fit best. What a disappointment! I couldn't come close to closing the 20W, and was able to get the 22W to "touch" at the seams, but buttoning is out of the question. The arm length was good, but even unbuttoned it was very tight through the upper arms and shoulders. I'll be returning both in exchange for a 24W AND a 26W--just in case.
Speaking of buttons, these buttons seems very small to me and the holes were tight. The shirt was a bit difficult to unbutton out of the package. I can't say how easy it is to button up, since that wasn't an option in my normal sizes.
November 14, 2013
This is a nice shirt to wear alone or to layer. My usual size fits ok, but I feel more comfortable with a looser fit so I'm ordering another of these shirts in one size up.
November 12, 2013
Love This Shirt
I am 5'5", a size 12 and a busy executive. I don't have time to iron and don't want to have my shirts "boiled" at the laundry. This shirt feels great, looks awesome under my suits, and does NOT need to be ironed. Lands End has stepped up with some really beautiful patterns and styles, instead of the former extremely conservative patterns and styles. Thanks Lands End! I continue to be a happy customer!
November 9, 2013
RUNS TWO SIZES SMALL
I usually wear size 8. I wasn't sure about sizing, so I ordered 3, one in 8 regular, 8 tall, and 10 regular. I could not get the 2 sides of the shirt to come together with the size 8. The size 10 just closed but I couldn't move. So I'm reordering in size 12. The shirts are crisp and some of the patterns are quite attractive. Most patterns are already gone, but I'll try one more time because this is a shirt that would be nice to have several of, if the fit works. The smaller sizing marks a change in L.E. clothes. In the past I enjoyed extra room in their clothes.
November 8, 2013
Unique pattern no-iron shirts!
I am 5'2" and 120 lbs, small bust, and normally wear a size 6-8. The size 8 petite shirt fit me perfectly. I like the long shirt and the 3/4 sleeve shirt. The long shirts are long enough to roll up 2-3 cuff lengths so they can double as both a long or a 3/4 shirt depending on the weather. Love the patterns and colors.
November 5, 2013
crisp, yet comfortable
I usually live in knits, but I wanted something a little more tailored and neat for meeting days at work. This was perfect. Even after washing, it looked and fit great! (dry on delicate until almost dry, then hang up. No problems.) The one thing I wish LE would do would be to maybe list the colors in these blouses online so I could choose additional clothes and accessories with confidence. Navy and Black look very similar on my monitor. Small quibble, though, for a nice shirt.
October 22, 2013