Women's Long Sleeve Print Drapeneck Velvet Tunic
Lovely ... but ...
This top fits true to size (I'm a medium) and is very pretty with the iridescent colors against the black background. It would be perfect for a fancier event. But I found the neckline to be too large and very unattractive so had to return it.
April 2, 2014
Glamorous, yet soft as your PJs
Ordered this top, as well as the matching knit velvet slacks, and instantly had a dress-up, holiday outit! The neck drapes nicely, not awkwardly, and jewelry nests well at the neckline. This tunic is so very comfortable but doesn't appear underdressed. Love it.
March 16, 2014
more than a 5 sail boat rating
I bought this on a whim. It didn't look so great in the photo but I do like the stretch velvet tops from LE. OMG to was fantastic from the get go. the colors were jewel like & matched my blue topaz necklace, cocktail ring & earrings perfectly. absolutely stunning. got compliments from total strangers. I am pleased to say it was as comfortable as it was flattering. casual enough for the office yet dressy to wear to a wedding. perfect perfect perfect
March 15, 2014
Still not sure I like direction of nap
I bought this in 1X. I love the fit, the drape, and the fabric. Nice quality top I wear for special occasions. As others have commented, this is cut so the smooth texture of the nap goes from bottom to top. This makes the pattern less noticeable, which I am not sure I like. However, my husband prefers the cut as it is - says it makes the pattern shimmer in and out of view as I move. So, be aware of the issue. Otherwise, lovely top.
March 15, 2014
Nice for the price.
I don't care which way the nap runs - the bust is tight and the drape neck is huge! Will need a cami under this but for the price I don't mind. For what it's worth I'd prefer the nap to run the opposite direction with this particular fabric. I've had cotton velvet cut against the nap and it looks rich but this isn't cotton velvet. This is polyester and it would look better with the nap running the other way. That's just my opinion. For the sale price it is perfectly wearable and very nice. You won't find anything else in this price range that looks this good.
March 1, 2014
Lands End should have rejected this garment when it came in w/ the pile on the velvet running the wrong way. What could have been an attractive top looks drab as a result. Not worth the money.
January 25, 2014
This is a beautiful top-and the nap is correct!
The nap does NOT run the wrong way! I learned to sew as a child and every teacher I ever had and every sewing book I ever read taught me that the the garment should feel rough when you stroke the fabric from top to bottom. This is to enhance the richness and the color of the velvet. If you make the nap go the wrong way (feeling smooth from top to bottom), the fabric looks shiny and less rich in color. My top is made exactly right, and when I hold it upside down it looks shiny and less deeply colored. Right side up makes it look rich and deeply colored. So please, Lands' End, don't listen to the nay-sayers and continue to make your velvet garments correctly! And in regard to the top's fit-I was a little concerned being small and petite (5'3" 105#) this would not fit me correctly but it looks stunning on and is very flattering. I got the XS regular length because I wanted to be sure that I had enough butt coverage, which has plenty of, but as a result the sleeves are too long and I plan to shorten them. I plan to get another one in the solid color while it is still available and I think I will try the petite length next. Overall this is a great piece.
January 4, 2014
This top is beautiful. I am so glad to see long sleeves back this cold winter. The fabric is not that thin spandex knit that you see everywhere. This has body. The print has many colors in it and will look good with black or navy bottoms. I plan to wear the LE velvet pants with it, and maybe a vest. It is really lovely on, and drapes well. The neckline looks wonderful on me...very different, and leaves a lot of room for a necklace. I will wear this often.
December 23, 2013
Velvet clothing used to be made of cotton, which was a real dust magnet. Then rayon or a blend of rayon and silk... delightful! Polyester? No thanks. The drape doesn't work and static cling makes it unwearable when the heat is on in your car, home, or destination.
December 16, 2013
Beautiful teamed up with the Black velvet sport knit pants!
This top is as beautiful teamed up with a pair of velvet pants as it is paired with a fitted pair of jeans. It's ultra comfortable too. The patterning on this top is quite jewel-like.
December 7, 2013